iOS

NYT Now Offering Unlimited Access For National News Engagement Day

4:01 PM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

NYT Now

NYT Now, the free app from the New York Times, will offer free unlimited access to NYT articles for a week in celebration of National News Engagement Day. Regular price for this access is US $8/monthly.

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I hope this helps get folks interested in "the news" again, but I also hope it goes both ways.

iOS 8: Using and Disabling QuickType

8:45 AM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

In this Quick Tip on QuickType, we'll discuss how Apple's new system of predictive text behaves, how to dismiss it from your screen, and how to turn it completely off if you so desire. So if those suggested words marching across your on-screen keyboards upset you, we've got the fix.

Adobe goes Mobile with New Creative Cloud Updates

7:57 PM, Oct. 6th, 2014 · · iOS

Adobe rolled out a collection of new and updated apps for the iPhone and iPad on Monday that make mobile devices a bigger part of your design process. Adobe's iPad app parade let you create graphics on your iPad and easily transfer them to Photoshop and Illustrator on your Mac through your Creative Cloud account.

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Adobe already owns graphic design on the desktop, and now the company wants to make sure it owns the market on our iPads and iPhones, too. Adobe gets that these are more than content consumption devices.

iOS 8: Setting Up Your Medical ID

8:45 AM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the coolest new features of iOS 8—Medical ID. If you configure yours in advance, emergency personnel can access information on your health history, including any allergies or conditions you have or medications you take, all without needing to know your iPhone's passcode. Come on in and learn how it works!

Report Claims Apple Pay Coming with iOS 8.1 on Oct 20

10:57 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iOS

Apple will reportedly release iOS 8.1 on October 20, and the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch operating system update will include Apple Pay support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company launched iOS 8 in mid September without Apple Pay mobile payment support, but Apple promised it would be enabled as part of an October update.

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Apple promised Apple Pay would be available as a free update some time in October, so we know it's on the way. The real question is whether or not this latest report accurately pegged October 20 as the launch date.

Apple Releases iPhone Activation Lock Status Checker

8:58 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iOS

Buying a used iPhone or iPad isn't a big deal, unless Find My iPhone's Activation Lock feature is enabled. Now Apple has a Web-based tool to let you check Activation Lock status on a used iOS device before you buy it.

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Apple's Activation Lock Status tool will come in handy if you're looking at buying a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Now you don't need to worry about getting burned when buying a device only to find out Find My iPhone is still active and you can't set it up as yours.

‘Someone’ Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware

3:40 PM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · iOS

iSpy

A "Chinese-speaking entity" has targeted Hong Kong protestors using jailbroken iPhones with a trojan horse malware attack. According to security research firm Lacoon, that unknown entity has launched an attack through social media channels called Xsser mRAT that gets victims to install the malware by claiming to be software to help protestors organize.

iOS 8: Requesting the Desktop Version of Websites

8:40 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · iOS

There's a great new way to browse the Web on your iOS device, especially if you don't like the mobile versions of certain sites. With just a tap or two, Safari can ask websites to show you the desktop version instead, which can be incredibly handy! Melissa Holt's got the lowdown in this Quick Tip

iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible Apps: TMO’s Growing List

6:04 PM, Sep. 30th, 2014 · · iOS

The list of iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible apps is growing, so The Mac Observer keeps adding more to our list. Apps for tracking your fitness activities, diet, overall health and more are ready and waiting for you to try out. All you need is an iPhone with iOS 8.0.2 installed and an interest in tracking your health and fitness. Read on to see if there's an app for you.