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The just released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have the top ranked smartphone cameras, beating out the Google Pixel and HTC U11.
When you try to confirm your Apple Watch Series 3 LTE is activated on the cellular network, this quick tip should come in very handy.
iPhone 8 deliveries are just starting today, yet iFixit has already gotten ahold of one and stripped it down to its frame.
If you’re planning on using the new heart rate monitoring features in watchOS 4 on your original Apple Watch think again because they aren’t there.
iOS 11 has a new one-hand keyboard option for the iPhone that lets you do exactly what it says: type with just one hand. It’s easy to get at, but a little confusing why you may not see it.
OWC has a new USB-C travel dock out that’s loaded with ports to make your tech life easier on the go. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock includes two USB 3.1 Gen 1 type A ports, HDMI capable of driving a 4K display, an SD card reader, plus a USB-C power port that can charge Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro. It’s available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold at the Macsales website for US$49.99.
If you’re getting a new iPhone—or just replacing one that met an untimely demise—you need to make sure your Apple Watch makes the transition, too.
Adam Zahn, a reader of MacRumors, sent an email to Craig Federighi asking about 3D Touch multitasking. This was a feature that Apple added in iOS 10. It lets iPhone users quickly open the app switcher on iOS by 3D Touching the left edge of the screen. Before this, you had to double-press the home button in order to switch between apps. Adding a 3D touch feature put less strain on the home button, even though the iPhone 7/7+ removed movable button parts. It was still a nice option to have, and I’m glad Apple is bringing it back. Adam’s email said: Could we at least make the 3D Touch app switch gesture an option in iOS 11 so that I could retain the ability to switch apps that way instead of having to double tap the home button? Craig’s response was: Hi Adam, We regretfully had to temporarily drop support for this gesture due to a technical constraint. We will be bringing it back in an upcoming iOS 11.x update.
The price for the new model (5th generation) starts at US$179 for 32GB. You can also opt for the 64GB model at US$199.
It doesn’t take much time, but following this procedure keeps your data safe and gives your iPhone’s new owner a fresh device.
Ready to get up to speed on coding for iOS 11? Check out today’s TMO deal: The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle. It’s packed with 108 hours of tutorials to get hone your iOS 11 developer skills in Swift, machine learning, developing for the iPhone, and more. The online package is usually US$1,224, but you can get it for 95% off with our deal—that’s only $49.
Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to explain how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings work in iOS 11’s Control Center, plus Mr. B has a few complaints about ARKit.
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all support wireless charging. Here’s what you need to know.
Apple’s revamped App Store in iOS 11 aims to improve discoverability, and that’s good news if you’re on the hunt for more apps that show off what you can do with augmented reality.