iOS

SmartPlane, an RC Plane You Control with Your iPhone: $59.99

5:37 PM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · · iOS

SmartPlane, an RC Plane You Control with Your iPhone: $59.99

Finally, an RC plane you control with your iPhone. Actually, you can use an iPod touch, iPad, and some Android devices, too, but you get my point. It's called the SmartPlane, and it will fly for 30 minutes on a single charge. There's more information on SmartPlane and a video giving you a look at how it works. Through our deal, it's $59.99. Have fun!

iOS 8: Changing the Contacts in the App Switcher

8:45 AM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · · iOS

Today, Melissa Holt is going to tell us how to change up which contacts appear when we double-click the Home button on an iPhone running iOS 8. Wanna see folks you've recently contacted? Would you prefer your favorite people to show up there? Come read this Quick Tip, and you'll be getting in touch with your friends and family even more efficiently.

iOS 8: View Siri’s Identified Songs History

2:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

Today we're going to cover how to ask Siri what music is playing, and then we'll show you where to find the history of what you've previously identified. No more will you have to try to remember that funky-cool song from three days ago, because your iPhone can tell you what it was! Melissa Holt is going to go over it all in this Quick Tip.

Apple Hit with Lawsuit over iOS 8 Storage Claims

9:50 AM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · · iOS

Apple was slapped with a potential class action lawsuit this week alleging the company intentionally misled customers as to how much storage their iPhone has after installing iOS 8, and then tries to sell more through iCloud subscriptions. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. Federal Court in San Francisco by the law firm Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca.

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Complaints about stated versus actual storage space aren't anything new. The twist in this case is that the plaintiffs are claiming Apple used that as a bait-and-switch tool to pressure customers into paying for iCloud subscriptions. Still, the case feels an awful lot like a money grab.

Jeff Gamet’s Top iPhone and iPad Apps for 2014

4:30 PM, Dec. 30th, 2014 · · iOS

2014 was a good year for iPhone and iPad apps, and a few stood out as must-have choices for TMO's Jeff Gamet. Curious which apps earned a special place on his iPhone and iPad? Read on to see which apps he just can't live without.

SyFy Expands Light Track Support to Philips Hue in 12 Monkeys Series

8:05 PM, Dec. 29th, 2014 · · iOS

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SyFy has updated their Sync app to expand the feature that controls Philips Hue lighting and coordinates it with what's on TV, now including all episodes of a new series that starts airing in January.

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This could be cool if it's subtle. However this is from the makers of Pirahnaconda so I'm reserving judgment until we actually get a good look at both the show and this effect.

MGG 533: Schrödinger’s Boson

7:28 PM, Dec. 29th, 2014 · & · iOS

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For this last show of the year Dave and John talk about Dave's iMac repair (it was the graphics card, but took a lot to get there, and Dave benefitted nicely!), then a tip for scanning WiFi networks on your standard (non-jailbroken) iPhone, how to create iTunes Extras, Aperture to Lightroom migration techniques and lots more. Download and enjoy today!

Rockstar Patent Sale Indicates Further De-escalation of Mobile Patent War

8:45 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2014 · · iOS

Rockstar Patent Sale Indicates Further De-escalation of Mobile Patent War

Rockstar Consortium, Inc. announced a major patent sale to licensing firm RPX on Tuesday. The company, which is co-owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony, will part with more than 4,000 patents, the bulk of its remaining patent portfolio. The move signals a further de-escalation of the patent wars in the mobile space, because RPX will license the patents to some 30 different groups of companies across the industry.