iOS

Apple Maps Adds TripAdvisor, Booking.com Hotel Reviews

9:19 AM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · · iOS

Hotel reviews in Apple's Maps app aren't limited to Yelp any more, at least for some locations. TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews are available for some hotels, although the majority of locations are still showing content from Yelp.

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Yelp may be a great option for business reviews, but it's nice to see other options popping up, too.

iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Lead Apple to Record Share in China

11:29 PM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Lead Apple to Record Share in China

Apple enjoyed record market share in China during the three months ending in February according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. iPhone 6 was the number one selling smartphone in China during the period, and iOS grew its market share to 27.6 percent, up from 17.9 percent in the year ago period—Android lost 9.4 percent share, but still ruled the market with 70.9 total share.

OmniFocus 2 for iPad goes Universal, Now Runs on iPhone

9:45 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

The Omni Group is taking its iPhone and iPad apps and smashing them together into universal apps that run on both devices. The the latest to reap the benefits of those efforts is OmniFocus 2.1 for the iPad, which now runs on the iPhone, too.

iOS: Setting Recurring Alarms on Your iPhone and iPad

8:50 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

Today's Quick Tip is about configuring recurring alarms within iOS. Using this, you won't have to go in and manually toggle an alarm to be sure you'll be awakened when you need to be. Hey, we all hate being woken up in the mornings, but maybe this'll make us hate it a tiny bit less! …OK, probably not.

Game of War: How to Play and Win a Casino Event

7:54 PM, Mar. 31st, 2015 · · iOS

Game of War: How to Play and Win a Casino Event

Game of War—the mobile-only MMO (massively multiplayer online game) for iOS and Android—features a number of "Events" that are key to leveling your empire and growing your army. One of the most important is the Casino Event, both the Solo version and the Inferno Solo version. Completed properly, these events are the single most profitable events in the game, but you have to do them right. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

Brute Force Device can Find Your iPhone Password

2:17 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · iOS

Bypassing your iPhone's passcode before it auto-deletes all of your data seems to be a possibility now thanks to a new device that uses a brute force attack system. The device can run through every four-digit unlock code combination in about 111 hours, and once completed, gives whoever has your iPhone access to all of your information.

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Devices like this can essentially negate all the work Apple has done so far to make our iPhones more secure and less enticing to criminals. Hopefully this is something Apple can find a fix for, and if we're lucky it'll be something that they can do with software instead of hardware. If not, we'll have to wait for a future iPhone release to see a fix.