iOS

Apple Turns to Pinterest for Easier App Discovery

11:22 AM, Feb. 12th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple's iPhone and iPad App Store is little more than a bag of hurt for app discovery, which led to sites like Applr as an alternative way to find the apps you want. Now Apple is trying a new approach at easier app discovery by teaming up with Pinterest.

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Apple needs to find ways to make app discovery more useful because right now searching the App Store is an exercise in frustration. Hopefully the Pinterest partnership will help ease that pain.

MGG 539: Cool Stuff Found

12:22 PM, Feb. 8th, 2015 · & · iOS

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It's Cool Stuff Found! Yes, it's true, Dave and John bring you another action-packed Cool Stuff Found podcast full of, well, all the cool tips, tricks, gadgets and apps that you and they have come across or suggested recently. There's too much to list here, so just join the show, download and enjoy!

XAgent iPhone Malware Attack Steals Data without Jailbreaking

11:23 AM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple's ad hoc provisioning feature for iOS apps is being used for a new malware phishing attack on the iPhone and iPad. The threat, dubbed XAgent, collects contacts, location information, installed app lists, photos, and text messages, and more.

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Don't install software on your iPhone or iPad if you see a dialog telling you the developer isn't trusted. Bad guys want to steal your data, and this is a surprisingly easy way for them to do that.

iOS: Hiding iCloud Books

9:05 AM, Feb. 4th, 2015 · · iOS

For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna talk about how to remove old purchased items from iBooks under iOS, so if you don't want to see every single book you've ever bought at once, you don't have to. You can always re-download past purchases, of course, but at least they won't just be hanging out in iBooks forever!

Apple Seeds 5th Beta for iOS 8.2 to Developers

2:09 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 8.2

Apple released iOS 8.2 Beta 5 to developers on Monday. The update includes only minor bug fixes to previous developer seeds—iOS 8.2 as a whole focuses on the addition of WatchKit for Apple Watch, improvements and changes to HealthKit, changes with Notification Center, and more.

Peri Duo Case for iPhone Marries Speaker, Battery, and Wi-Fi Audio

5:18 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · iOS

Peri Duo Case

Bryan Chaffin met with the folks at Peri this week to check out their Duo Case. This device is an iPhone case with a built-in 2,500mAh battery for charging your iPhone. It also has two speakers built into the back of the case, making it the most portable of speakers. But what really got him excited is its support for Wi-Fi Audio, which sets this product apart.

Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

5:11 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.