How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · iPad

Mail.app 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.

New Patents Hint at Apple Texture-simulating Uber Stylus

10:50 AM, Jul. 30th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple patent describes texture simulating ├╝ber stylus

For a company that said the only stylus we need is our finger, Apple sure has a lot of patents. It's patents describe what sounds like the ultimate stylus, complete with sensors and haptic feedback to simulate the feel of different textures.

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Apple has always been gernerally against styluses for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but there are places where they make sense. Specialized uses like art and drafting, for example, are far easier with styluses than our finger tips. Maybe Apple is working on bringing us an über stylus.

iOS: Deleting Siri’s Training Data

8:55 AM, Jul. 29th, 2015 · · iPad

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.

Apple Gets Smart, Blocks iOS 9 Beta App Store Reviews

10:00 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · iPad

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.

Is the iPad Doomed? Not According to Apple CEO Tim Cook

6:45 PM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

iPad sales discussed in 2015Q3 earnings report

"I am still bullish on iPad." That's what Apple CEO Tim Cook said about the iPad to investment analysts during the 2015 Q3 earnings report. Mr. Cook mentioned business initiatives with iBM, the new features of iOS 9 and the fact that the consumer upgrade cycle "will eventually occur." 

Apple and Samsung Cooperating with Carrier Trade Group on Electronic SIM

7:52 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · iPad

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. 

Joy and Sadness: Disney’s Inside Out on Your iPhone and iPad

1:53 PM, Jul. 16th, 2015 · · iPad

Disney's Inside Out game on the iPhone

Disney and Pixar's new movie Inside Out is more than an animated feature about a pre-teen girl experiencing the excitement, fear, and sadness of moving away to a new city. It's also a powerful message about how important our emotions are, and that we can find our way back from sadness and depression with the right help. It's also a flat-out fun movie, so TMO found what you'll want on your iPhone or iPad after your kids see the film.

How to See What’s Killing Your iPhone Battery

7:04 PM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · · iPad

iPhone Battery Usage view

This morning my iPhone battery went from a full charge to completely dead in a little over four hours without me using it for anything at all. That's not at all what I expect from a smart phone that's doing little more than laying on my desk, so I wondered exactly what was eating all the juice in my iPhone's battery. Thanks to a tip TMO's own Melissa Holt wrote almost a year ago I was able to solve the mystery.

4 Great iOS Apps to Help Monitor New Horizons & Pluto News

2:30 PM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · · iPad

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has flown by Pluto and its moons and sent back preliminary images. However, the best is yet to come as even higher resolution data and images will be radioed back to Earth. Here are four great iOS apps to help you keep up with the news.