iOS

Apple Plans to Offer First iOS 8 Public Beta in March

11:34 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple opened beta versions of OS X Yosemite to the public, and a new report claims the company is about to do the same for iOS on the iPhone and iPad. A public beta version of iOS 8.3 will reportedly be released in March, which will mark the first time Apple has given public access to upcoming versions of its mobile operating system.

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Trying out the iOS 8.3 beta sounds great, but may not be such an awesome plan if you're putting it on a mission-critical iOS device. Maybe try it on a spare iPhone or iPad instead.

NBC Adds Live Streaming to iPhone, iPad App

10:04 AM, Feb. 18th, 2015 · · iOS

NBC is making its iPhone and iPad app more enticing for at least some TV fans by adding live streaming support, but only in certain markets. Viewers must also have a cable or satellite subscription to watch shows when they air.

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It's great seeing networks add live streaming to their apps, but requiring a cable or satellite TV package to take advantage of the feature doesn't really enhance its value for TV watchers who prefer traditional over the air viewing to expensive subscriptions.

How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · iOS

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites. 

iOS and Xcode Developer Training: Lifetime Subscription for $99

6:09 PM, Feb. 16th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS & Xcode Developer Training: Lifetime Subscription for $99

Today's deal is for a lifetime subscription to more than 720 video lectures—and counting—for iOS developer and Xcode training. You'll learn Apple's Swift programming language, Objective-C, and much more. Check out the details on the deal page. The retail value for this bundle almost US$8,000, but through our deal you can get it for $99. Happy coding!

MGG 540: A Blizzard Between Two Geeks

11:49 AM, Feb. 15th, 2015 · & · iOS

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Yet another New England snowstorm, and yet another Mac Geek Gab. John and Dave brave the snow (though most of it fell between them) to bring you answers to all your geeky questions. Wanna know why the Finder is showing up in every space? Want to know why drives don't appear in the Finder's sidebar? Fusion Drive – should you or shouldn't you? And what about Mavericks on those new Mac Pros? All of these answers and more in today's episode. You don't want to get caught missing this one!

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!