iOS

A Tale of Two Universal Remotes: Harmony vs. Blumoo

4:30 PM, Feb. 17th, 2016 · · iOS

It’s been a couple of years since Dr. Mac talked about universal remote control devices and apps. He says an awesome universal remote control is the holy grail of home automation; having a single device that can mimic every function of all five individual remote controls for his home theatre system is priceless. And the ability to control his Phillips Hue and Lutron Caseta lights, Nest thermostat, and other smart devices from a single remote (or iOS app) is the icing on the cake.

Apple Confirms iPhone 1970 Bug, Says Fix is Coming

10:23 AM, Feb. 15th, 2016 · · iOS

Don't try the iPhone 1970 date thing, just trust that Apple is fixing it.

According to the Internet, we should all set the date on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to 1970, and then restart it to watch it brick. Apple says it's a real problem, and a fix is on the way.

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The Internet is full of weird ideas and suggestions, like setting the date on your iPhone to 1970 and then restarting it. Seriously. There's no reason to do that, but considering we live in a world where people will try stunts like this to see if their iPhone really will brick, it's a good thing Apple has a fix on the way.

iOS: That Stupid [Bleep] Siri and Its [Bleep] Nicknames

8:55 AM, Feb. 5th, 2016 · · iOS

Siri can bleep your name for you

If you're one of those people who has Siri calling you "your highness" or "Captain Magnificent" rather than your first name, then boy, are you going to love this tip. A Reddit user found a way to bleep out Siri, so you can have Apple's voice assistant call you "you massive stinking pile of BEEP" if you want. We accept no responsibility for the repercussions of having your boss hear your new nickname, though. 

How to Delete iPhone Apps Stuck on Installing Updates

9:50 PM, Feb. 1st, 2016 · · iOS

How to delete iPhone apps stuck installing

Updating apps on our iPhones and iPads should be an easy and simple process, and it usually is. When an app gets stuck part way through installing, however, it's frustrating because you're trapped in an endless loop and trying to reinstall typically doesn't help, plus doing the tap-and-hold trick to delete the app doesn't work, either. There is a fix, although it certainly isn't obvious.

The Full Stack iOS 9 School: $39

5:04 PM, Jan. 29th, 2016 · · iOS

The Full Stack iOS 9 School

Check out the Full Stack iOS School, a bundle of training courses with 16 classes, 100 videos, and 30 hours of content. During the training, you'll learn how to build ten different iOS apps, including designing in Sketch 3, prototyping in Xcode, and coding with Swift 2. This tradining course is $39 through our deal. Check out the listing for more information.

iOS: Solving Network Connectivity Problems

9:10 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2016 · · iOS

Troubleshoot iPhone and iPad network connections

Today's tip is about what to do if your iPhone or iPad just won't join a Wi-Fi network that you know is working perfectly. Sometimes those pesky devices just need a virtual slap on the wrist, and Melissa Holt's going to give us the scoop on how to do just that.