iOS 9: New Ways to Add Email Attachments

10:28 AM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · iPad

Add attachments in iOS 9 email messages

Today's Quick Tip is about attaching files in iOS 9. Did you know that you can now navigate to your iCloud Drive right from within the Mail app? Or that you can also enable attaching files from, say, Dropbox, without having to visit that app to do so? Well, now you know, so come in and find out all about it!

Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

iPad Pro Coming in Early November

11:25 AM, Oct. 6th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple's iPad Pro may ship at the beginning of November

Apple said the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil stylus will ship in November, which typically means the end of the month. This time, however, it sounds like we'll get Apple's jumbo iPad right at the beginning of the month.

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Early November would suit me just fine. I want to get my hands on an iPad Pro as soon as possible.

YiSpecter Malware Hits Non-jailbroken iPhones in China, Taiwan

5:06 PM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · iPad

YiSpecter malware targets jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices

iPhone and iPad users have yet another security threat to deal with, called YiSpecter, that targets jailbroken and non-jailbroken phones alike. Turns out it's been in the wild since November 2014, but don't get too worried because there's a good chance you haven't been infected.

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Never trust pop-ups that ask you to install software outside of the App Store. YiSpecter is a perfect example of what can happen when you do.

Apple Snaps Up Natural Speech Tech Company Vocal IQ

9:30 AM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · iPad

Talking with Siri may get more natural thanks to Vocal IQ

Your next iPhone may be a lot more conversational because Apple has purchased Vocal IQ, a London-based company that specializes in natural language technology. The company's tech could be used to make talking to Siri much more like interacting with Tony Stark's JARVIS, or the computer system on Star Trek's USS Enterprise.

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Apple's Vocal IQ purchase gets us another step closer to my dream device: the Knowledge Navigator.

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Important Security Fix

2:30 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPad

iOS 9.0.2 released

Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 with some minor bug fixes and an important security fix related to Siri. According to the notes, "A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen."

How to Share Live Photos With Everyone (spoiler: Animated GIFs)

9:05 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPad

Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.

Russian Police Worried iPhone Emoji will Give Kids the Gay

5:50 PM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple's emoji collection caters to the openminded and tolerant crowd

What's the worst thing Apple could Possibly do? If you're the police in Russia's Kirov region, that would be including same sex couples as emoji on the iPhone. The police are investigating whether or not the same sex emoji violate Russia's law banning what they see as propaganda promoting homosexuality to children.

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Investigating Apple over emoji shows exactly how out of control Russia's attack on the LGBT community has become.

Apple: Developers Shut Off GateKeeper to Install Counterfeit Xcode

9:08 AM, Sep. 24th, 2015 · · iPad

Apple says developers shut of OS X's security failsafe before installing malware-loaded Xcode

Apple has a list of the top 25 iPhone and iPad apps infected with XcodeGhost, and an explanation for how counterfeit versions of its Xcode tools were installed: developers in China intentionally shut off OS X's Gatekeeper feature. Without Gatekeeper running, there wasn't a failsafe in place to alert developers that they installed malware on their own computers.

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Developers downloaded Xcode from non-Apple servers and disabled Gatekeeper. How could they not expect to be writing malware-laden apps? Still, that doesn't let Apple off the hook for failing to catch the infected titles.

iOS 9.0.1 Released with Setup Assistant, Alarm Fixes

2:04 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2015 · · iPad

Apple fixes a handful of bugs with iOS 9.0.1 update

Apple released iOS 9.0.1 on Wednesday, only a week after rolling out iOS 9.0. The update fixes several issues such as Setup Assistant failing to complete, and alarms failing to play.

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It's great to see Apple releasing updates for annoying bugs so quickly after giving us iOS 9.0.