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.

Apple’s iPad Pro Will Be an Evolutionary Product

5:00 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro is almost a certainty, given what we now know. However, it's important to put the product into perspective. Being a pro-level product, it won't be for everyone, and that suggests merely incremental sales over what Apple is doing now. That's not a bad thing.

12.9-Inch iPad Pro Rumors Cross into Definitely Happening Territory

4:32 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

An iPad inside a crystal ball

Rumors and leaked information about a large—12.9-inches in this case—iPad crossed into what I consider definitely-happening territory. Taiwan-based DigiTimes reported on Monday that Apple was being cautious about ordering components for the unannounced device, and that Foxconn Electronics would be manufacturing the device.

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $24.99

1:46 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

Ever lose a Lightning cable to a pet or some other other mishap? Check out our deal on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable. This beast is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel, and it packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors. It also has one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place, and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Pretty cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99.