Siri is the subject of today's Quick Tip, and boy, has Apple's voice assistant gotten smarter under iOS 9! We'll cover how you can use Siri to search through your photos quickly, so you don't have to go through and scroll past 8,531 images by hand to find the date or place you want to check out.
Apple released iOS 9.1 on Wednesday after offering it as a public beta for several weeks. The official public release includes several new emoji, improvements for Live Photos, and adds Apple News support for UK users.
Let's face it: we all need more lasers in our lives. AMIRIGHT? Enter iPin Laser Pointer for iPhone, a laser pointer you plug into your headphone jack. Combined with a free companion app, you can use this device for presentations and annoying the cat, too. You can get this little beauty for $42.99 through our deal, so check it out.
The Harry Potter-style Live Photos you can take with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are really cool, fun to share, and easy to take. That doesn't, however, mean it's obvious how to enable Live Photos—something I realized after being asked just that several times in the past few days. Read on to learn how to enable and disable Live Photos with a tap.
I complained a few months ago about Facebook eating through the charge on my iPhone and explained how you can sleuth out for yourself what's taking the biggest hit on your battery life. I suggested turning off Facebook's background activity, but now it seems like that isn't enough. The app isn't honoring background usage settings and Facebook says it's looking into the problem.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison—or more specifically the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)—won a decisive patent infringement victory against Apple Inc. Monday. A jury found that Apple was infringing on a patent owned by the University's licensing arm that improves processor efficiency. According to the Judge, Apple could face as much as US$862.4 million in damages.
The new Griffin Survivor Journey case for the iPhone 6/6s (or 6/6s Plus) protects against a 2 meter (6.6 ft) drop. The snap on two-layer shell is soft, shatterproof and handsome. John Martellaro liked this case. It pressed all his buttons except one.
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!
Pop quiz: What Bluetooth version is included in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? It's a trick question because when they shipped a year ago the answer was Bluetooth 4.0, but now that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are out, it's Bluetooth 4.2. Apple changed out the Bluetooth hardware in last year's iPhones, and it's all about home automation.
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Bluetooth 4.2 is like a holy grail for smart home devices because it offers the possibility of a unified platform instead of the mess we have now with one hub for our lights, another for our heating and cooling system, and more for our locks and switches. Updating last year's iPhone with the new chips makes Apple's position clear: Bluetooth 4.2 is exactly what devices makers should be using for their smarthome gear.
Check out the Skybell Wi-Fi Doorbell. It's a doorbell for your home with a built-in camera so you can see who's there, whether or not you're at home. It has a lot of features, too, starting with the fact that your iPhone notifies you when someone presses the doorbell. It also ability to detect if someone is there whether or not they push the button, and it has night-vision capabilities, attaches to a wired doorbell, and streams video at 640 x 480. This device retails for $199, but through our deal it's $149. There's an information video on the deal listing.
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