Tag Archives: iOS

How to present and record your iPhone or iPad on your Mac

iPhoneIconXEvery now and then you may wish to display something from your iPhone or iPad on your Mac. This may be during a presentation, or just for kicks, but if you have content on your phone and while you can always use various sharing services to send content to people or even to your Mac for displaying, another very quick approach can be done if you simply have an available lightning cable. Continue reading

Troubleshoot and manage high battery usage in iOS 9

BatteryIconXHaving long battery life is important for your iPhone, so it may be frustrating if you are seeing your battery levels dropping rapidly instead of giving you the 10+ hours usage you expect. In these cases, there are several things you can do to help and troubleshoot the problem, especially true if you have upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, where new services can help you track possible battery drains. Continue reading

Apple outlines 25 top apps affected by XCodeGhost

BurnIconXIn order to distribute apps in Apple’s App Store, developers need to keep up to date with the latest versions of XCode; however, Apple has historically released new versions of XCode to US customers before those in other countries. This has spurred developers in China, including reputable ones, to obtain the latest versions of XCode from secondary sources. Unfortunately, these developers were recently duped into using malware-laden versions of XCode that injected malware into their apps upon submission to the App Store. Continue reading

Fix the News app missing from iOS 9 after upgrading

AppleNewsIconOne of the new features of iOS 9 is Apple’s News app, which offers a new way to subscribe to sources and interact with the latest headlines. The app is a replacement for Newsstand, and instead of featuring individual subscriptions to news sources, offers collections of them in groups based on categories like Politics, Science, Finance, and others. You may be eager to try this new option, but after upgrading, many people are finding this app missing from their home screens. Continue reading

How to overcome Apps crashing or hanging in iOS

MacAppStoreIconXApple’s iOS is developed to be relatively simple and straightforward, where you download an app and run it with one tap, and it should then give you new functionality. However, there may be times when apps you download will either crash, hang, or otherwise not run properly. If this happens, iOS’s simplicity limits what you can do to troubleshoot the issue, but there are some steps you can take to help overcome the problem. Continue reading

Buying decisions: iPad Pro or MacBook Air?

iPadIconXApple’s iPad line is getting bigger and more powerful with every new release, and while tablets have some distinct differences from classic laptops, their capabilities are progressing to overlap with or in some cases extend beyond those of laptops. With the release of Apple’s new iPad Pro and upcoming iOS 9, the distinctions are becoming even less, so if you are in the market for a new system, you might find yourself wondering whether to go for an iPad or a comparably priced OS X system such as a MacBook Air, especially if it will be your only computer. Continue reading

Quickly recover deleted photos from your iOS device

PhotosIconXApple’s iPhone and iPad are great to use for snapping a quick photo, and with the ever-increasing number of features at your disposal, such as time-lapse, panorama, and video options, it is easy to end up with thousands of photos on your device. When managing your photos, you may inadvertently delete some and wish to get them back. If the photo was not deleted too long ago, then you may be in luck and have a quick recovery option right at your fingertips. Continue reading