Porn is Sneaking into the New GIF Search Feature in iOS 10 Messages

· Jim Tanous · News

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The new Messages app in iOS 10 lets users search for GIF images directly in the app, but some users are encountering inappropriate results. It seems that whatever search filters the Bing-powered GIF search is using aren’t quite catching everything.

iOS 10 Bug Hits T-Mobile Customers on iPhone 6, SE

· Jim Tanous · News

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Are you a T-Mobile customer with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE? You might want to hold off on upgrading to iOS 10 (if you haven’t done so already). It seems a nasty bug is knocking these phones off the carrier’s network, but Apple is reportedly working on a fix.

watchOS 3: Three Cool New Features

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about watchOS 3 and some neat stuff you can do with it, including using the new Breathe feature, sharing your activity with others, and pausing workouts. We’re pretty excited!

The iOS Home Screen Grid of Apps Doesn't Need Changing

· John Martellaro · Analysis

iOS Home screen grid

From time to time, especially when a new version of iOS is released, articles are written about how the iOS home screen layout of app icons in a rectangular grid is tired and needs updating. The question is, “With what?” John Martellaro takes a look at this issue and provides his analysis.

Disable 'Reduce Motion' to See New iOS 10 Message Effects

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

iphone imessage effects

Having trouble creating or seeing the new Bubble and Screen Effects in the iOS 10 Messages app? The culprit may be an iOS Accessibility setting. Check out our quick tip for a possible solution as to why your iMessages suddenly seem so dull compared to everyone else.

How I Turned a Bunch of Drawings into iOS 10 Sticker Packs

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

iOS 10 Messages Stickers

What happens when you tell artists they can make sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages easily? They do, and I took that as an invitation, so I went through the process of creating two sticker packs to learn how the process works. It’s a win-win scenario, because I know a lot more about what developers experience, and you get two sticker packs.

Apple Releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3

· Jim Tanous · News

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As expected, Apple today released the latest versions of its mobile operating systems. iOS 10 is now available for the iPhone 5 and newer, iPad mini and newer, iPad (4th generation) and newer, and the 6th generation iPod touch, while watchOS 3 is ready to go for all Apple Watch owners.

Quick Tip: iCloud Can Now Backup and Restore Health Data

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

In the past, switching to a new iPhone meant your options were limited if you wanted to bring along your Health data. Fortunately, Apple recently gave us a new option, but there are still some caveats.

Hands-On with iPhone 7 Home Button: Disappointing Haptic Feedback, Increased Functionality

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

iPhone 7 Plus at Apple Media Event

Apple had two major changes in iPhone 7 beyond incremental improvements. The first is the much-talked about lack of an auxiliary port for headphones, but the other will effect the way we do things far longer than the transition to Lightning audio. That’s moving from a physical Home Button to a touch-sensitive, stationary Home Button. Here’s what Bryan Chaffin thought about it during his hands-on session at Apple’s media event.

iOS 10, watchOS 3 Available Sept 13

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 10 Messages

iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are finally getting the nod of approval from Apple and will move from beta status to official releases on September 13th. The free upgrade will come three days before the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 ship on September 16th.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Quickly Go to Important Settings

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about a…well, quick way you can access some options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, within the Settings app on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Need to join a network? This’ll make it fast!

Music for iOS 10: A Tour of the Big Changes

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

Now Playing in iOS 10

Music for iOS 10 gets a complete revamp, and for the better. Quite a bit has changed, disappeared, and improved. Dave Chartier offers his guide to getting acquainted with this key piece of iOS 10 software.

iOS: Downloading Apple Music Items to Your Device

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about how you can download songs, playlists, or albums to your iOS device if you’re using Apple Music, so you’re not out of luck if you lose network connectivity (or heck, if you just don’t want to stream your music and use up your cellular data). Music lovers, unite!

Update your iOS 9.x Devices Now!

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

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Dr. Mac says he doesn’t  usually write about Apple’s minor operating system updates, but, if you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you should update to iOS version 9.3.5 without delay. Read all about it in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves #190:  Update your iOS 9.x Devices Now!

Apple Patches Critical Zero-Day Data Security Exploit in iOS 9.3.5 Update

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone and bug

Apple released iOS 9.3.5 on Thursday to address a big security flaw that could expose iPhone and iPad user’s personal data. The threat could be used to exploit information from email, contacts, text messages, phone calls, and more—and it looks like NSO Group has been doing just that so governments can spy on journalists and people they classify as dissidents.

Avoid Endless Scrolling: How to Quickly Return to the Top of a Page in iOS

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

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Have you ever scrolled all the way to the bottom of a long webpage or list on your iPhone, only to realize that you need to return to the top? You could start rapidly swiping your finger on the screen to scroll back up to the top, or you could use a handy little trick to instantly jump to the beginning. Mac Geek Gab listener Scott provides today’s Quick Tip that every iOS user should know.

Barbra Streisand Says iOS 10 Will Be Released September 30th

· Bryan Chaffin · News

According to Barbra Streisand, Apple will release iOS 10 on September 30th. I know what you’re thinking: what does Barbra Streisand know about Apple’s release dates? Normally, Bryan Chaffin would be the first to say “nothing.” Followed by “Gimme a break.” But she has an interesting story, and it starts with Siri mispronouncing her name.

Don't Install Point Zero Releases

· Bob LeVitus · Columns & Opinions

Man with a gavel

Dr. Mac always advises his friends and family not to install the first release of ANY new operating system, contending that it’s safer to wait for the inevitable “point-one” release (or even the point-two release), before pulling the trigger.

1010! for iOS is Fun, Addictive, and Just Enough Like Tetris to Love

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Look Review

1010! Screenshot

Tetris lovers, I have a game for you called 1010! (The bang is part of the name.) 1010! is clearly rooted in the tradition of Tetris, but it changes some things around. It’s fun, challenging, and has that just-one-more call.