Tag Archives: iPhone

System Requirements for iOS 9: will your iDevice run it?

iOS9IconAlong with the announcement of OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan,’ Apple announced the next version of iOS for its mobile devices. As with El Capitan, iOS 9 promises to bring greatly improved battery life and speed to systems, along with a number of service enhancements; however, you may be wondering whether or not your iOS device can handle it. Continue reading

Messages bug will force your iPhone to restart 

NewMessagesIconXIf you have recently found your iPhone’s Messages app crashes upon receiving a new messages, then you are not alone. Apparently a bug exists in the app where if a certain string of text is received, then the app will crash, and possibly result in your iPhone restarting. This bug is reminiscent of a problem where Safari would similarly crash when rendering a specific text string. Given that the problematic text is very specific, if you are experiencing this problem, then it is likely because someone has singled you out as a prank, or otherwise. Continue reading

Five tips for speeding up your iPhone or iPad

iPhoneIconXUnless you are using a significantly older iOS device, then iOS should run at acceptable speeds on supported devices. Even if some apps have relatively demanding hardware requirements and give you choppy performance, when browsing through your apps, using Apple’s provided apps, and otherwise using the OS’s built-in features should at least be a relatively responsive experience. However, if not then there are some things you can try to make your iOS device more responsive and snappy. Continue reading

‘No iOS Zone’ flaw may crash unpatched iOS devices

BurnIconXA bug exists in iOS 8 that will allow a maliciously configured Wi-Fi hotspot to crash any iOS device that connects to it. The flaw, was found by security researchers at Skycure, and operates by manipulating SSL certificates. When your iPhone or iPad connects to one of these hotspots, it may suddenly restart, and then continue doing so in a loop as long as it attempts to reconnect to the same hotspot. Continue reading

How to significantly decrease your iOS device’s brightness

iPhoneIconXIf you have an iPad or iPhone, chances are that you periodically use it in a location or two that have very low light, where even the brightness level at its lowest settings may still cause the device to glare and be somewhat intrusive. Specific instances of this might be if you want to read in bed but have a partner who is sleeping, or are otherwise in an environment where others are enjoying the dark. In these instances, you can make use of a hidden feature in your iOS device to make its brightness even dimmer. Continue reading

How to set up and use Apple Pay with an Apple Watch

AppleWatchThe Apple Watch’s release date is expected to be announced on Monday, and while you might have reservations on when to get one, if you have decided to, then you might be interested in using it for Apple Pay, especially if you are the owner of an iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S, and so far have not been able to take advantage of Apple Pay. The Apple Watch’s NFC chip will allow you to take advantage of Apple Pay at vendor terminals that support it, so when you get your watch, you will have several steps to take in order to use Apple Pay. Continue reading

It is doubtful Apple will make an Apple Car

AppleLogoXRedWhether or not Apple will break into the automobile industry is one of the hottest topics these days. Since the finding of Apple’s development team found working on an extensive automobile project, Apple has been silent regarding this effort, leaving it as anyone’s guess as to what Apple is up to. This has brought forth speculation from every corner of the tech and automobile sectors, but while only Apple knows what its offerings will be, a few signs suggest we won’t be seeing an Apple-branded car anytime soon. Continue reading