How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · iPhone

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites. 

Apple Green Lights Weed Apps for iPhone App Store

9:44 AM, Feb. 13th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple seems to have reversed its strong anti-marijuana stance for the iPhone and iPad App Store and is now letting weed-related apps stay—with a caveat. MJ-positive apps must be geo-restricted so they appear only for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users living in states that have legalized marijuana.

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Apple's App Store policy change is good news for developers and users. Aside from any moral issues iPhone owners may have towards marijuana, seeing Apple shift from a no compromise stance to working with developers to find fair ways for reasonable titles to appear on the App Store is a positive move for everyone.

Apple Turns to Pinterest for Easier App Discovery

11:22 AM, Feb. 12th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple's iPhone and iPad App Store is little more than a bag of hurt for app discovery, which led to sites like Applr as an alternative way to find the apps you want. Now Apple is trying a new approach at easier app discovery by teaming up with Pinterest.

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Apple needs to find ways to make app discovery more useful because right now searching the App Store is an exercise in frustration. Hopefully the Pinterest partnership will help ease that pain.

Want to Unlock Your iPhone? There’s a Law for That

9:32 AM, Feb. 12th, 2015 · · iPhone

Thanks to an FCC requirement that went into effect yesterday, cell service providers must now offer a clear way for customers to unlock their smartphones. That means it'll be easier unlock your iPhone for use on other carrier networks, but there are some strings attached.

No, Your Next iPhone Won’t Have Sapphire Glass

5:23 PM, Feb. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple had planned on using synthetic sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus display, but those plans fell apart when its partner supplier GT Advanced Technologies imploded and filed for bankruptcy protection. When the iPhone 6 shipped with what Apple called Ion-X glass instead, that led to speculation and hope that maybe the next iPhone models would ship with sapphire glass surfaces. Those hopes will only lead to disappointment because they won't, and that's going to be a big win for Corning's Gorilla Glass.

Scarf iPhone 6/6 Plus Case is Thin as a Fingernail

12:25 PM, Feb. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

Totallee The Scarf

The Scarf case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Totalee is as thin as a fingernail, is see-through, and provides a good grip. It is a classy, minimalist, design that protects the phone from scratches and daily wear.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target to $145, Cites iPhone 6 Market Dominance

10:28 AM, Feb. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are drawing Android smartphone users into the Apple camp, and the company took in 93 percent of the smartphone market's profits, too. Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley thinks Apple will continue to dominate the smartphone market, so he's raising his target price for the company's stock from US$135 up to $145.

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Canaccord's Michael Walkley thinks Apple will sell between 210 million and 215 million iPhones a year between now and 2018. That's a lot of smartphones for competitors to try to match.

XAgent iPhone Malware Attack Steals Data without Jailbreaking

11:23 AM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple's ad hoc provisioning feature for iOS apps is being used for a new malware phishing attack on the iPhone and iPad. The threat, dubbed XAgent, collects contacts, location information, installed app lists, photos, and text messages, and more.

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Don't install software on your iPhone or iPad if you see a dialog telling you the developer isn't trusted. Bad guys want to steal your data, and this is a surprisingly easy way for them to do that.