iOS

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

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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.

4 Cool iOS 8 Photo Extension Apps

11:54 AM, Sep. 30th, 2014 · · iOS

iOS 8 opened the door for developers to share features with other apps and one place that really shines is Photos. Developers are updating their apps to take advantage of iOS 8's new Extensions feature, and we put together a list of some of our early favorites for working with your photos.

How to Use iOS 8’s Photos Extensions

4:58 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · iOS

iOS 8 Extensions open the door for iPhone and iPad apps to share data and features, and that creates new potential for Apple's own Photos app and image editing. Third party image editing apps can now share their filters with the Photos app, but you need to know how to enable them first — which is fairly easy to do.

iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible Apps Hit the App Store [Updated]

3:42 PM, Sep. 27th, 2014 · · iOS

Now that iOS 8.0.2 is out with support for the Health app enabled, third-party developers are starting to roll out their apps with HealthKit support. The list isn't very long yet, but it is growing so we expect to see more apps showing up soon.

iOS 8: Using (and Disabling!) the New Spotlight Features

8:45 AM, Sep. 26th, 2014 · · iOS

The search feature has been revamped under iOS 8, and we really like the changes! In this comprehensive Quick Tip, we'll discuss how to invoke Spotlight to find items on your device, what stuff you can now search for, and how to turn off the new "Spotlight Suggestions" if you don't like them. 

FBI Cranky at Apple for Securing iOS, Only Has Itself (and NSA) to Blame

7:40 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · iOS

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The FBI and other law enforcement folk are tense about Apple's gleeful proclamationt that the company can't unencrypt our data. FBI Director James Comey told reporters that he is "very concerned" about tech companies like Apple and Google stepping up their privacy game and protecting customer data. Bryan Chaffin argues law enforcement has only itself to blame.