iOS

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

Philips Hue

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.

Save 96% on The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

6:20 PM, Dec. 18th, 2014 · · iOS

Save 96% on The World's Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

80 hours of video training and 24 in-depth courses. This is a massive bundle of iOS 8 developer training courses for Apple's new Swift language.  Bought separately, the retail price is US$2,956, but through our deal you can get the whole shebang for $99. Boom! Over the course of the training, you'll build 70 different apps, watch more than 1,000 videos, learn how to upload to the App Store, and learn fundamentals on app design itself. This would make a great gift for someone in your life who wants to learn how to program, too.

iOS 8 Mail: Customizing Swipe Gestures

11:29 AM, Dec. 18th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple's Mail app on the iPhone and iPad includes a couple handy gestures that let you flag messages, set them as read, or toss them in the trash. But what if those gestures don't do exactly what you want? iOS 8 lets you change them, and it's easy to do.

STM Harbour iPhone 6 Case is Colorful, Lightweight and Inexpensive

5:20 PM, Dec. 17th, 2014 · · iOS

STM Harbour Case For iPhone 6

The Harbour iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) case from STM is sturdy, has dual layer construction, and works perfectly with a dock. It's lightweight, comes in four color combos, and has all the expected features of a protective case. And it's not very expensive, as iPhone cases go. However, it does not meet military standards for drops. 

Apple Pay Supporters Grow with More Retailers and Banks On Board

10:55 AM, Dec. 16th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple Pay, the mobile payment system Apple introduced with iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, is quickly growing and is now compatible with cards that make up about 90 percent of credit card purchases in the United States. The list of companies and banks supporting Apple pay has continued to rise and includes Barclaycard, TD Bank North America, Albertsons, Staples, and more.

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Looks like Apple isn't having any trouble at all getting banks and retailers excited about Apple Pay.