Microsoft Shows It Can Think Differently, Adds Dropbox to Office for iOS

6:08 PM, Nov. 4th, 2014 · · iPhone

Office for iPad with Dropbox

Microsoft demonstrated that under CEO Satya Nadella, the company can think differently than it has in the past. Not only has Big Redmond released Office for iOS, on Tuesday the company announced with Dropbox that it was adding support for Dropbox to those iOS apps, but that it was doing so because that's what customers wanted.

Three Siri Tricks for iOS 8

10:30 AM, Nov. 1st, 2014 · · iPhone

Siri

In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.

Judge Rules Cops can Force You to Touch ID Unlock your iPhone

3:00 PM, Oct. 31st, 2014 · · iPhone

A four-digit lock code on your iPhone offers you more privacy protection than Touch ID in Virginia. Judge Steven Frucci ruled fingerprints as security codes constitute evidence police can collect, just like DNA samples, and aren't subject to Fifth Amendment self incrimination protection.

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Regardless of whether or not Judge Frucci interpreted the law correctly, letting law enforcement compel people to unlock their Touch ID-encrypted iPhones seems like a pretty slippery slope to head down.

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

5:17 PM, Oct. 30th, 2014 · · iPhone

Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

The Blue Bluetooth Shower Speaker has been a very popular deal with our readers, but there's just four days left. For $39, you can get a water-resistant speaker built for your shower. That means music or podcasts or whatever sound floats your boat while you bathe, without worrying about wrecking your iPhone. Huzzah! It has a rechargable battery, works up to ten meters from the source, and connects to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, PC, or Android device via Bluetooth.

iOS 8: Fixing Bluetooth Headset Connection Issues

11:27 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · iPhone

iOS 8 brought us plenty of cool new features, and a few annoyances, too, like dropped Bluetooth headset connections. There's a fix for that tucked away in iOS 8's settings, but it isn't where you'd think to look.

Smartphone-Assisted Halloween Masks

7:11 PM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · · iPhone

Oh yeah

I have a Halloween costume that involves your iPhone (or Android device, if that's your thing) that is so awesome, you will forgive her for obliterating your carefully planned and super topical Sexy Ebola Containment Suit costume. Instead, check out the smartphone enhanced masks over at Digital Dudz.

CVS Says it Can’t Take Apple Pay, Evaluating Options

9:09 AM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · · iPhone

CVS, along with Rite Aid, disabled their in-store NFC mobile payment systems after the launch of Apple Pay, blocking both iPhones and Google Wallet-compatible Android phones from acting as credit cards. CVS now has a statement out saying it can't accept those payment forms.

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Seems like CVS is confusing "cannot" with "won't," because their NFC credit card terminals are clearly capable of supporting Apple Pay.

Apple Pay: The Mobile Payment Revolution

11:53 AM, Oct. 27th, 2014 · · iPhone

It's no secret that I was a little skeptical about how successful Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, would be. After a single use at my local grocery store, however, I have no problem saying I was wrong. In fact, Apple made using your iPhone for credit card payments so easy I'm seeing a big problem for competitors hoping to get in on the mobile payment game, including Wal-Mart and its CurrentC system.

OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

8:48 AM, Oct. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up my Mac" as an excuse to stop chatting with someone annoying, we apologize for this article.