iOS

iOS 7: The “Summarize Photos” Feature

8:50 AM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · iOS

The Years, Collections, and Moments views in iOS 7’s Photos app can be a bit overwhelming to scroll through. Luckily, there’s a “Summarize Photos” setting you can use to cut down on the number of images you’ll see within Years and Collections, so you can more quickly find exactly the time period you want. In this article, we’ll figure out how to use it (and how to turn it off if you don’t like it)!

Apple Sees Mobile Tech As Opportunity for Users to Learn More About Themselves

7:46 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple and the FDA

Apple sees mobile technology platforms, "as an opportunity for people to learn more about themselves," according to discussions held with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials. Highlights from the meeting show that Apple used the meeting to talk about medtech sensors, including a glucometer, regulations for such sensors, and the FDA's stance on apps dedicated to medical monitoring.

Apple’s iOS 8 Protects Mobile Privacy from Wi-Fi Data Collection

2:49 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · iOS

One of the improved privacy features of iOS 8 could also foil marketers tracking smartphone data. A Swiss scientist has revealed that MAC address tracking—a common method marketers (and also malware) can use to monitor mobile phones (and therefore customers) as they move through a store—is foiled by Apple's latest iOS 8 beta releases.

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It's nice to see this baked into iOS, rather than it being a separate utility. It would be nice if this became the norm.

iOS 7: Organizing Books into Collections

8:40 AM, Jun. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

Do you read a lot on your iOS devices? Then this tip’ll help you stay more organized. Whether you want to put your books into Collections sorted by author, by genre, or by whether or not you’ve read them, we’ll give you the lowdown.

Swiftkey - Officially Coming to an iPhone Near You

12:58 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

Swiftkey on iOS 8

LONDON - Swiftkey announced on Tuesday that it would bring its namesake keyboard replacement to iOS 8 when it's released later this year. A key feature in iOS 8 is the ability to support third party keyboard replacements like Swiftkey through Extensions, and not surprisingly, Swiftkey said it was rather pleased by the announcement.

iOS 8 gets Wi-Fi Calling Support, T-Mobile Already On Board

10:03 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

When iOS 8 launches this fall, it'll include a great feature that wasn't mentioned in Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event on Monday: Wi-Fi calling support. The feature lets Wi-Fi networks handle voice calls -- saving user's talk minutes -- and T-Mobile has already committed to let its iPhone customers join in.

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Wi-Fi calling support has already been available to Android and Windows smartphone users, so it's nice to see Apple finally getting on board. Now we just need Verizon and AT&T to let their customers use the feature, too.