iOS 8: Using and Disabling QuickType

8:45 AM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · iPad

In this Quick Tip on QuickType, we'll discuss how Apple's new system of predictive text behaves, how to dismiss it from your screen, and how to turn it completely off if you so desire. So if those suggested words marching across your on-screen keyboards upset you, we've got the fix.

Adobe goes Mobile with New Creative Cloud Updates

7:57 PM, Oct. 6th, 2014 · · iPad

Adobe rolled out a collection of new and updated apps for the iPhone and iPad on Monday that make mobile devices a bigger part of your design process. Adobe's iPad app parade let you create graphics on your iPad and easily transfer them to Photoshop and Illustrator on your Mac through your Creative Cloud account.

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Adobe already owns graphic design on the desktop, and now the company wants to make sure it owns the market on our iPads and iPhones, too. Adobe gets that these are more than content consumption devices.

How the Apple Watch Already Has Success Designed in

4:30 PM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · · iPad

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When a new product category arrives from Apple, like the Apple Watch, it can be hard to size up the future prospects. Some observers only have a dim idea about how customers will embrace and exploit the product, and they don't yet see how Apple works to design success into the very DNA of any new product. In time, however, it all becomes clear, and the naysayers seldom turn out to be right.

iOS 8: Apple Moves Setting for Notification Center on Lock Screen

3:25 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iPad

In iOS 7, you specified whether Notifications could be displayed on the Lock Screen in the Notification Center. If you did, there was a small white bar at the top of the Lock Screen. In iOS 8, Apple has consolidated that setting, along with others, in the Setting called Touch ID & Passcode. 

Apple Releases iPhone Activation Lock Status Checker

8:58 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iPad

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.

Report Claims Gold iPad Coming Soon

11:02 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · iPad

Apple is reportedly ready to introduce a gold iPad as part of its product lineup along side its silver and Space Gray versions. If so, the iPad's color options will match up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Gold iPads sounds pretty garish, but to be fair, I said the same about gold iPhones and they sell really well.

How to Use iOS 8’s Photos Extensions

4:58 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · iPad

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.