Tag Archives: iPhone

‘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

How to quickly manage messages on iOS’s lock screen

iPhoneMailIconXWhen you receive a new e-mail message on your iPhone or iPad, if your device is currently locked then the message will show up in Notification Center and display on your home screen. If you want to access your message directly, then instead of unlocking your device and going to Mail, you have several options available to you right on the home screen. Continue reading

Apple to pull off Snow Leopard-like optimization with iOS 9?

iOSIconXAccording to a report by 9to5 Mac, Apple is focusing on optimizing its iOS software in an effort to clear out bugs, increase efficiency, and generally improve the overall experience of using the software. This will come with the release of iOS 9, and is likely a breath of relief for users who have experienced ongoing issues with their iOS installations. Continue reading

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 update

iOS8IconXAlong with today’s 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, Apple has issued an update for iOS 8. The latest version (8.1.3) fixes problems with the management of Apple IDs in FaceTime, storage requirement calculations for applying software updates, problems with multitasking gestures working on iPads, and adds some new options for standardized testing in education environments. Continue reading

Prevent iPads and Macs from picking up your iPhone calls

FaceTimeIconXIn the latest versions of iOS and OS X, Apple implemented a few ways to share content and services between your devices, so you can quickly pick up on one where you left off on another. One of these features is the ability to answer and make cell phone on your Mac that you receive on your iPhone, provided the phone and your other devices are on the same network. Even though this has its conveniences, there are times when this can be somewhat annoying, where when you receive a call you will find all of your devices lighting up and making alert noises. Continue reading

How to fix Touch ID not working on your iPhone or iPad

TouchIDIconApple’s Touch ID technology in its latest iPhones and iPads is a convenient way to unlock your system and authenticate for services like paying for apps in the App Store; however, there are times when the Touch ID will not pick up your fingerprint. This may be especially true if you are using your iPhone or iPad in different conditions, such as it being hotter or more humid, or perhaps colder and drier outside, where the environment will change the texture of your fingerprint enough to prevent a proper identification. Continue reading

Eight Battery Saving settings for your iPhone and iPad

BatteryIconXApple touts significant battery lives for its iPhones and iPads, where you ought to be able to get about 10-14 hours of continuous use, and between 10-16 days of standby time out of them. While these values are expected to vary significantly depending on your specific uses, unless you are running highly processing-intensive programs all the time, then you ought to be able to get acceptable battery life out of your iPhone or iPad. Continue reading