If Reachability was never your favorite thing about your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, there is an easier way for you to access all those icons with just one hand.
The Internet has been in a tizzy this week over the iOS 8 bug that lets someone crash your iPhone with a text message. Apple has acknowledged the problem and even has a fix for the issue. Sort of.
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At least Apple confirmed it knows about the bug and is working on a real fix. Until then, we'll have to deal with workarounds if our friends decide they want to crash our iPhones with text messages.
Thanks to a bug in the iOS Messages app it's possible to crash your iPhone with a text message. The bug requires a specific string of Unicode characters, and there are some workarounds while we wait for Apple to release a fix.
Dr. Mac thought he'd try something completely different this week -- a column about Texas BBQ... What does Texas BBQ have to do with technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #124 to find out.
Running up a large tab making your home smart? Juan Collao shows you how to decide between smartswitches for your lights and timer switches.
Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.
Home automation sounds really intimidating when you hear Kelly talk about hubs and horrible user experiences and compatibility concerns. Luckily there are three easy ways you can try a little bit of automation yourself without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech. Kelly has three examples of easy ways to set up cool automation in your house with a minimum of muss and fuss.
Apple is planning to reintroduce mass transit directions to its Maps app in iOS 9. Apple hopes to introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps, a feature that has been absent since Apple stopped working with Google to power its mapping services.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that Samsung did indeed copy Apple. In a 34-page ruling, the court upheld most Apple's landmark victory over Samsung in 2012, but threw out damages relating to trade dress. In other words, Apple's innovations in the area of user interface remain protected in this ruling, but the overall look of Apple's hardware was not.
In addition to using the 645 Pro Mk III camera app he told you about last week for most of his photos, Dr. Mac also uses a handful of third-party accessories to help him take better pictures and videos with his iPhone. Check out his inexpensive yet effective toolkit in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves (Episode 122).
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