Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Is Close, but No Cigar

2:52 PM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · iPhone

The Parrot AR Drone is a high-tech, ultra lightweight, remote-controlled quadricopter (helicopter with four rotors).

The Parrot AR Drone is a high-tech, ultra lightweight, remote-controlled quadricopter (helicopter with four rotors). Now an RC quadricopter is pretty cool, but one that streams HD video from its camera to your iPad, iPhone, or Android device in real time, could be very, very cool. I’ve dreamed about owning for one for years, but only found the courage last month to plunk down $299 for the latest and greatest model, the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite Edition.

iOS 8: Using and Disabling QuickType

8:45 AM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · iPhone

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 · · iPhone

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.

OtterBox Symmetry Case for iPhone 6: Slim, Great Looking, Solid Protection

4:55 PM, Oct. 6th, 2014 · · iPhone

The OtterBox Symmetry case for the iPhone 6/6 Plus is in the middle of the spectrum of protection.  It affords more cushioning than clear, thin polycarbonate cases, but not the ultimate protection of the OtterBox Defender. The style and materials are first-class. It's availble now in gorgeous two-tone colors with spiffy patterns coming later.

iOS 8: Setting Up Your Medical ID

8:45 AM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · · iPhone

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the coolest new features of iOS 8—Medical ID. If you configure yours in advance, emergency personnel can access information on your health history, including any allergies or conditions you have or medications you take, all without needing to know your iPhone's passcode. Come on in and learn how it works!

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

3:25 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

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. 

Report Claims Apple Pay Coming with iOS 8.1 on Oct 20

10:57 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple will reportedly release iOS 8.1 on October 20, and the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch operating system update will include Apple Pay support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company launched iOS 8 in mid September without Apple Pay mobile payment support, but Apple promised it would be enabled as part of an October update.

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Apple promised Apple Pay would be available as a free update some time in October, so we know it's on the way. The real question is whether or not this latest report accurately pegged October 20 as the launch date.

Apple Releases iPhone Activation Lock Status Checker

8:58 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

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.