Apple Promises Lost iMessage Bug Fix is Coming

9:14 AM, May. 22nd, 2014 · · iPad

What appears to be a long standing issue with lost messages in Apple's iMessage system may finally be coming to an end because the company has said it will release a bug fix in an upcoming iOS update. The issue some text messages sent to people who switched to Android or Windows smartphones from the iPhone to fail to arrive, and even led to a lawsuit against Apple.

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Considering the missing iMessages issue seems to be something that's been a problem for quite a while, it would've been nice for Apple to do something about it earlier. It may only be coincidence, but it is interesting that Apple said a fix is coming shortly after it was hit with a lawsuit over the issue.

IZON Video Monitor Makes for Handy Security Observations

3:45 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · iPad

Stem Innovation IZON 2.0 Remote Room Monitor

The IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor along with the free IZON app will allow you to watch specific areas inside or outside, streaming the images to your iPhone at 10 fps. For security, the videos are stored on IZON's external server and can be downloaded anywhere. Is someone stealing your tomatoes?  Now you can catch them doing it.

Apple Adds Unplayed Feature, Siri Support to iOS Podcasts App

10:49 AM, May. 16th, 2014 · · iPad

Along with updates for OS X Mavericks and iTunes, Apple also rolled out an update for its iPhone Podcasts app on Thursday. Podcasts 2.1 added a new Unplayed tab that makes it easier to find downloaded podcasts you haven't listened to yet, and added support for using Siri spoken commands to interact with the app.

LYNKtec’s Magical Apex Electronic Stylus is Now Rechargeable

12:25 PM, May. 13th, 2014 · · iPad

LYNKtec Rechargeable Apex Fine Point Stylus review

Back in January, LYNKtec introduced its Apex Fine Point Active electronic stylus with an ultra small 2.3 mm tip. Now, the product has been upgraded to a new model with a rechargeable battery. Plus, it's pleasingly longer, includes a pocket clip and has a more durable polymer nib. This is an outstanding stylus.

Rumor Claims iPad to get Split Screen View in iOS 8

11:10 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple's iPad may finally become a multitasking tablet thanks to the addition of a split screen view in iOS 8 that lets two apps run side by side. The rumored feature will support displaying and interacting with two apps simultaneously, and it may support apps interacting with each other, too.

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iPad multitasking and split screen app view is something we've been wanting pretty much ever since the original iPad was released. Assuming the report is legit, this will be a very welcome feature in iOS 8.

Rumor Claims Hi-Def Audio Support Coming in iOS 8

9:48 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · iPad

Apple may be planning on adding support for high definition audio playback support in iOS 8, and will release new in-ear headphones and updated Lightning cable designed to take advantage of the better audio quality. If true, that means iPhone owners would be able to listen to 24-bit 48 kHz audio files, which can offer better fidelity than the 16-bit files iOS 7 and earlier support.

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Better audio quality playback in the iPhone and iPad would be a welcome treat, but if our listening options are Apple's own earbuds or Beats headphones, why bother?

3 Free Funny Apps for iOS

7:54 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · iPad

Free on iTunes

Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.