iOS

iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Google Updates Gmail with More User Snooping

7:20 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

Yeah...this.

Like a lot of Google moves, this sounds fine at first, but after a little consideration it turns out to only be in Google's best interests. Please fetch me my fainting couch.

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Really? "Don't be evil" strikes again?

How to Have iOS Speak Text Back to You

10:30 AM, Mar. 29th, 2014 · · iOS

A young lady holding up an iPad with Italian text on the screen.

You can set your iPad or iPhone to read selected text out loud for you. There are several great uses for this capability, and it supports multiple languages. Sandro Cuccia is here to tell you all about Speak Selection and how to enable it.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iOS

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · iOS

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.

Apple Pulls Fake Tor Browser After Media and Security Attention

7:31 PM, Mar. 20th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple pulled a fake Tor browser called "Tor Browser" from the App Store on Thursday, a move that took almost three months of notifications from the Tor project, plus a little more than a day of media and security attention. The app written and submitted by someone not affiliated with the Tor project at all, and was reported to the Tor Project itself to be laden with adware/spyware.

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Seriously? This made it through the review process and after being reported to Apple, only got yanked after it was reported by the tech press?

Apple Might Be Replacing iPad 2 with $399 iPad 4

7:10 PM, Mar. 17th, 2014 · · iOS

iPad 4 with Lightning Connector

Apple is about to replace the US$399 iPad 2 with a $399 iPad 4, a move that would dramatically increase the value of Apple's entry-level iPad price point. Online reports say that iPad 4 units have been delivered to Apple Store locations with instructions not to open them until Tuesday, March 18th.