August 21, 2017, is the first time in almost 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States so The Mac Observer put together a guide with everything you need to know—including iPhone apps—to get the most out of the experience.
In the future you could wave your Apple Watch or iPhone near a passport reader in the future, instead of pulling out the paper document.
Microsoft’s surprisingly useful iPhone one-hand keyboard Word Flow has been discontinued and is being calling a completed experiment.
You’ll be pleased to learn how easy this feature is to use, if you haven’t already discovered it.
The recent settlement in Apple and Nokia’s patent licensing fight cost the iPhone maker US$2 billion.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration new procedure to keep us safe in the skies means any electronic device larger than a cell phone has to come out of your carry-on bag, just like you’re already doing with your laptop.
Loads of cool videos showing how compelling iOS 11’s ARKit is are popping up and the latest comes from Trixi Studios. They recreated the hand sketched style from the 1980’s A-ha “Take On Me” music video, but instead of working with a series of drawings they let ARKit do the heavy lifting. The result is a real-time version of the video you can walk through and watch as other people switch from themselves into drawings. It’s yet another example of the huge potential in ARKit.
Check out the Stickbox, an iPhone case with a built-in selfie stick. I just took a vacation where I took a ton of photos, and I’d loved to have had one of these for the trip. The selfie stick itself folds into a rectangle that fits in a recessed panel on the back of the case. A hinge on the end allows you to fold your iPhone out for taking pic. There’s a Bluetooth trigger built into the handle for triggering your camera, and the case has a kickstand mode, too. Hey, the whole thing is a clever idea. Originally funded on Kickstarter in 2016, Stickbox is available in Black, White, and Rose through the company’s site and on Amazon for $39.99.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the official death of Flash, plus they share their thoughts on Apple’s Made for iPhone certification for hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Apple has been ordered to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, US$506 million for infringing on one of the organization’s patents with the iPhone’s A-series processor design.
iOS 11 Public Beta 3 is a 335.2MB download as an over-the-air (OTA) update on iPad Pro (9.7-inch).
You can quickly and easily find out which apps you need to respond to.
Apple released iOS 11 developer beta 4 on Monday for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Attention JCPenney shoppers: the department store retailer just added Apple Pay support to the JCPenney credit card.
Apple seems to be working to cut its reliance on Samsung for OLED panels even before they start showing up in new iPhones.
Dwayne Johnson is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, but that didn’t stop him from partnering with Apple on an epic commercial featuring the iPhone voice assistant Siri. The nearly four minute spot takes The Rock and Siri on an epic journey he calls the “biggest, coolest, craziest, dopest, most over the top, funnest” movie ever. The spot is called The Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day and you can watch it on Apple’s YouTube channel now. Ironically, asking Siri to show you the movie only brings up a list of Dwayne Johnson flicks.[Update: Bob LeVitus talks about this ad in his newest column.]
Intel submitted a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission saying Qualcomm’s request to ban iPhone imports is bad for the smartphone market, and goes on to say it’s just a ploy to drive competing mobile device chip makers out of the market.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain when and why you should force quit iPhone and iPad apps, plus they look at the BroadPwn hack and how that plays into the iOS 10.3.3 update.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association—which includes companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—has thrown in with Apple in mobile device patent royalty fight with Qualcomm.
If you haven’t installed the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch yet, hop to it because it including a fix for the BroadPwn Wi-Fi security vulnerability.