iOS

iOS 9 Gets a Taste of the Finder with iCloud Drive App

2:39 PM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · iOS

You can view your iCloud Drive in iOS 9

Apple has always kept file storage hidden away on the iPhone and iPad, but that's changing with iOS 9. Thanks to a hidden app you'll be able to see the folders on your iCloud Drive— much like you can in the Mac's Finder—on your iPhone and iPad.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-12: Apple’s Relentless March Forward, iOS 9’s Sex Tracking

1:31 PM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · iOS

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Apple has a long history of leaving technology behind as it moves forward into the next new thing. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's relentless march forward and why that's a good thing for the company even if it upsets some customers. They also offer up their thoughts on the new sex-related tracking features in iOS 9's Health app.

Apple’s Lack of Nostalgia Is Its Super Power

7:46 PM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · iOS

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There is no company less inclined towards nostalgia than Apple. We got another example of that this week when the company pulled "iPod" from its main menu bar. In its place is "Music," a link to the company's newly announced Apple Music service. This may be Apple's most important super power.

Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.

Former RIM CEO Admits iPhone and (Im)Perfect Storm Killed BlackBerry

4:54 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · iOS

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A combination of Apple's disruptive iPhone and Research In Motion's (RIM) inability to release its own touchscreen device is what did in the once-iconic BlackBerry. Jim Balsillie, the former co-chief executive of RIM (now called BlackBerry Inc.), acknowledged that RIM was simply unable to compete with Apple's smartphone.

Your iPhone is about to Become Your Sex Tracker

2:44 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple's Reproductive Health tracking in iOS 9 on the iPhone

Want to keep track of your ovulation cycle, or maybe how often you have sex? You'll be able to do that and more thanks to changes we'll see in iOS 9's Health app. Apple said Health would track "reproductive data" during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote earlier this week, and now some of the details about exactly what that includes are coming out.

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Women menstruate. People have sex. It's good to see Apple finally embracing these facts.

iOS 9 Includes Android Migration Assistant

11:53 AM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 makes it easier to move from Android smartphones to iPhone

Apple wants to make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch to iPhone, so when iOS 9 ships this fall it's going to include a new app designed to help move your data over for you. The app transers everthing from contacts and email accounts, to music and photos, and then lets you know you can take your old Android phone to an Apple Store for free recycling.

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Android Migration is a really smart move for Apple. This will remove one of the big barriers keeping some users from moving to an iPhone.

Apple gets Women Have Health Tracking Needs in iOS 9

7:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 HealthKit adds reproductive health tracking

When Apple ships iOS 9 this fall, HealthKit is finally going to address a glaring omission that's been there since the feature was introduced in iOS 8: menstruation. HealthKit currently tracks your daily step count, weight, sleep patterns, and more, but didn't address what Apple described as reproductive health during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation—until now.

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Apple essentially left women out in the cold last year with its limited health and fitness tracking support. It would've been great to see menstruation tracking supported last year with iOS 8, but it's still good to see it showing up this year in iOS 9.

Apple Introduces News App with ‘Apple News Format’ for Publishers

4:28 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple Introduces News App with 'Apple News Format' for Publishers

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has cast out Newsstand in favor a new app called simply "News" for iOS 9, which is scheduled for a fall release. News offers a Flipboard-like interface for browsing news, but Apple also announced the "Apple News Format" for publishers to deliver their content to the app with "rich typography," images, and "beautiful layouts."

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This could be a dynamite combination for everyone concerned.

iOS 9 Brings Multitasking to iPad

2:39 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 brings multitasking to iPad

The iPad is going to get more useful when iOS 9 ships this fall because it introduces multitasking, or the ability to work with two apps at the same time. Apple also redesigned the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to t