Apple’s iOS 8 Protects Mobile Privacy from Wi-Fi Data Collection

2:49 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · iPad

One of the improved privacy features of iOS 8 could also foil marketers tracking smartphone data. A Swiss scientist has revealed that MAC address tracking—a common method marketers (and also malware) can use to monitor mobile phones (and therefore customers) as they move through a store—is foiled by Apple's latest iOS 8 beta releases.

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It's nice to see this baked into iOS, rather than it being a separate utility. It would be nice if this became the norm.

Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices Eliminates Bluetooth Headaches

2:23 PM, Jun. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

Griffin Technology Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices

The Griffin wired keyboard for iOS devices is designed for those who, well, don’t like Bluetooth or work in environments where Bluetooth isn't practical or allowed when needed. For example, classrooms, government offices and commercial flights. This full-size keyboard solves that problem. Plus it doesn't need batteries.

iOS 7: Organizing Books into Collections

8:40 AM, Jun. 4th, 2014 · · iPad

Do you read a lot on your iOS devices? Then this tip’ll help you stay more organized. Whether you want to put your books into Collections sorted by author, by genre, or by whether or not you’ve read them, we’ll give you the lowdown.

Apple Opens iOS to Developers through Extensibility

2:54 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · iPad

Apple made both developers and end users happy on Monday with the introduction of extensibility as a new feature in iOS 8. Extensibility will let developers build apps that interact with each other and share information, but without giving up the security sandboxing brings to the iPhone and iPad.