Apple Maps: Reporting Incorrect Information

9:05 AM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · · iPhone

Have you found any issues with Apple Maps in your area? Maybe your local coffee shop is listed at the wrong address or certain search results are incorrect, for example? Well, in this Quick Tip, we're going to tell you how to report the problem to Apple (and why you should definitely take the time to do so!).

iPhone 5 and 1-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop: $299

4:33 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2015 · · iPhone

iPhone 5 and 1-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop: $299

We have a different kind of deal for you today on a certified pre-owned iPhone 5 and one year of service through FreedomPop. The service plan includes unlimited text and talk, and 500MB of data per month. The iPhone 5 is yours, and you can move it to Sprint or any Spring MVNO if you cancel your service with FreedomPop. Through our deal you get the iPhone 5 and the year of service for $299. Check out the deal page for details on the offer.

Your Next iPhone May Have a Virtual Home Button

11:13 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2015 · · iPhone

Future iPhones could include virtual Touch ID Home buttons

Apple is reportedly working blending display and touch technology in a way that would allow for reading fingerprints without needed the iPhone's Touch ID Home button. The new technology would let Apple drop the current physical Home button found on all iPhones and iPads, and replace it with a virtual version on the device's display.

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Even if Apple doesn't roll out its own custom touch display chip, it's likely the company is working on iPhone designs that don't need to make space for a physical Home button.

Pluto Safari iOS App Lets You Experience the July Flyby

2:10 PM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · iPhone

After a nine year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will arrive at Pluto on July 14. The Pluto Safari iOS app from Simulation Curriculum has all the details: news, the spacecraft's timeline, current location, various views from different locations and a countdown timer. John Martellaro takes a quick look at this terrific free app. 

Braided 10-Foot MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $19.99

4:06 PM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · iPhone

Braided 10-Foot MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $19.99

Check out this deal on a braided, 10-foot MFi-Certfiied Lightning cable. It retails for $30, but through us you can get it for $19.99. Compare that to a three-foot and change cable from Apple for $19, and that's not braided. 

Use Your Apple Watch to Find Your iPhone

10:32 AM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · iPhone

Use Apple Watch's Ping feature to find your iPhone

Now that I have an Apple Watch I find I pay less attention to where I set my iPhone at home, which means I'm regularly forgetting where it is. Luckily, Apple Watch has a simple Find My iPhone-like Ping feature that makes it easy to figure out where you left your phone.

Instacast Podcast App Shuts Over Financial Issues

9:13 AM, Jun. 15th, 2015 · · iPhone

All of Vemedio's app pages, including Instacast, now say

The popular podcast client app Instacast was shut down over the weekend after its parent company, Vemedio ran out of money. The company plans to keep its servers running as long as possible, but some subscribers are already having issues accessing their accounts.

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Using apps and services you pay for makes it far more likely they'll stick around instead of quietly fading away in the night. Sometimes, however, they still fail and it looks like that's what happened to Instacast.

iOS 9 Gets a Taste of the Finder with iCloud Drive App

2:39 PM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · iPhone

You can view your iCloud Drive in iOS 9

Apple has always kept file storage hidden away on the iPhone and iPad, but that's changing with iOS 9. Thanks to a hidden app you'll be able to see the folders on your iCloud Drive— much like you can in the Mac's Finder—on your iPhone and iPad.

Apple’s Lack of Nostalgia Is Its Super Power

7:46 PM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple Music

There is no company less inclined towards nostalgia than Apple. We got another example of that this week when the company pulled "iPod" from its main menu bar. In its place is "Music," a link to the company's newly announced Apple Music service. This may be Apple's most important super power.

Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · iPhone

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.