Tag Archives: iOS

How-to: Easily send files from your iPhone to your Mac using AirDrop

As many of you know, iOS 7 brought in a whole slew of new features and design tweaks; one of those new features being AirDrop. The only thing about it was that you could only send files between iOS devices. Now with iOS 8, you can easily send files from your iPhone to your Mac, which comes in quite handy. It’s simple to do, actually. Whether its a…

Initial review of TouchPal’s iOS 8 keyboard

  I was lucky enough to be one of the first few beta testers to try out the TouchPal third-party keyboard for iOS 8. In order to download the beta version of this keyboard, you have to be invited and you also have to be running iOS 8 beta 1 or 2 (preferably beta 2). Note: I am using an iPhone 5s running iOS 8 beta 2. In my first few days…

5 ways to save battery in iOS 8

So as we know, with Beta software comes poor optimisation. Take our very own Darren Butz, who managed to use 75% of his battery life in just 3 hours and 10 minutes of usage!   That’s some pretty poor performance right there, and the trend is visible across the board. It’s well known that surrendering yourself to Beta testing leaves you…

10 sensors that will most likely be included in Apple’s iWatch

Recent iWatch rumors have reported that Apple’s iWatch will boast 10 or more sensors, but many are left to wonder what those sensors are and what they will do. Seeing as 10 sensors is a lot to try and fit into a device so small, it will be interesting to see what Apple has up their sleeve. For now, we can almost guarantee that many, if not most, of the…

5 of my favorite iOS 8 features – Mallorie’s choices

  Since having iOS 8 beta 1 and 2 from initial launch, I have found several features in the new iOS that make my user experience tons better. Overall, iOS 8 is by far my favorite iOS to date, bringing in many features that have been long overdue. I think users will be very pleased with how Apple has integrated these new features into their iOS….

Here’s what iOS could look like on a 2.5-inch iWatch

With the rumor mill most recently pointing towards a 2.5-inch screen for the currently hypothetical Apple iWatch, a creative mockup from a forum member over at MacRumors has resurfaced which previously imagined Apple’s mobile operating system at that size. The mockup, above, shows an iOS app grid and call interface for a 2.45-inch screen with a…

What’s new in iOS 8 beta 2

Two weeks after WWDC, Apple has released its first update to the iOS 8 beta. In addition to fixing numerous bugs and improving battery life, Apple has made some notable changes and updates to its beta software. iCloud Drive: In the iOS 8 release notes, Apple noted that all documents on iCloud Drive will be deleted “at some point during the beta…

iOS 8 beta 2 speculated for Monday or Tuesday release

Based on the iOS 7 beta timetable, we are likely to see the release of iOS 8 beta 2 either today, Monday, June 16 or Tuesday, June 17. When iOS 7 beta 1 launched, it was only two weeks until iOS 7 beta 2 was released. History is bound to repeat itself, so predictions of a Monday or Tuesday release look likely. For those of you who have iOS 8 beta 1,…

iPad split-screen video has surfaced

Many have speculated that Apple will release a split-screen mode for the iPad in iOS 8. This feature was expected to make its appearance at WWDC last week; however, it was not announced. Code references to the much-rumored feature have been found across the iOS 8 Software Development Kit. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith started digging deeper into…