How to Create Signatures in in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · iOS Signatures Screenshot

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Turning Off Reachability

8:56 AM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · iOS

Disabling Reachability for the iPhone 6

"Reachability" is Apple's term for how the screen slides down when you double-tap the Home button on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While that feature can be useful if you're using your device one-handed, it can also be a pain in the tuckus if you're constantly invoking it without meaning to! In today's Quick Tip, we'll tell you how to disable it completely.

iOS: Deleting Siri’s Training Data

8:55 AM, Jul. 29th, 2015 · · iOS

Reset Siri in iOS 8

If you're getting frustrated with Siri's inability to understand your commands, then you might want to try resetting the service on your iOS device. Siri learns how to better interpret your voice the more you use it, but if that training has gotten messed up (by, say, your kids playing around with your phone), then that could cause problems. We'll tell you how to wipe Siri clean in today's Quick Tip.

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course: $59

2:38 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · iOS

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Training Course

We have a deal for you today on an exclusive iOS 9 Swift training course. It has 35 hours of training that will walk you through building 10 different apps. If you're looking to be ready for iOS 9's release this fall, definitely check out our deal. It's $59, which is 80 percent off retail.

Apple Gets Smart, Blocks iOS 9 Beta App Store Reviews

10:00 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 beta testers blocked from App Store reviews

If you're running the beta version of iOS 9 good luck leaving App Store reviews. Apple finally disabled the ability to leave app reviews from devices running beta versions of iOS, which means third party developers getting hit with one star reviews because they can't release iOS 9 compatibility updates can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Thanks for finally listening, Apple. Developers shouldn't have ever had to suffer through inappropriate negative app reviews from public beta testers. It's good to see they won't have to any more.

Apple and Samsung Cooperating with Carrier Trade Group on Electronic SIM

7:52 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple and Samsung Sitting at Negotiation Table

Both Apple and Samsung are in "advanced talks" with Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) to participate in a standardized embeddable electronic SIM card, according to The Financial Times. If the initiative comes to market, it would make switching one's smartphone between carriers as easy as toggling onscreen controls. 

The Big Problem with Public Betas: App Store Reviews

5:16 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 public beta's big headache: bad App Store reviews

If you install iOS 9 public beta and think one star reviews for apps that break is the way to give good feedback, you're part of the problem. Jeff Gamet explains how you can be a good citizen in Apple's public beta community.

Free iOS Game Developer Course

3:55 PM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · iOS

Game on iPad

We have a great deal for would-be developers, an 8 week game development course. And it's free. With this course you will learn Objective-C, Xcode, and SpriteBuilder by cloning Flappy Bird, Game of Life, and Angry Birds. You will also create and finish your own iPhone game using 17,000 free art assets. And the whole thing is free through us. Check out the details on the deal page.

How to Download iOS 9 and El Capitan Public Betas

6:14 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 Beta Software on iPad and iPhone

Apple launched a public beta program for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Thursday. Announced during June's World Wide Developer Conference, the public beta allows we, the people, to test drive iOS 9 and El Capitan so that Apple can see how they are working in real world circumstances.