Tag Archives: iOS

What to expect from Apple’s September 9th event

Apple’s September media event is right around the corner and this year, like most in recent memory, we’ve been inundated with leaked information, alleged device parts and a whole bunch of rumors. Nothing is certain until Apple shows it off on stage but Darren and myself have each written up our event wish lists, from the likely to the ludicrous. Now,…

New conflicting iPhone 6 screen speculation – Who’s right?

If Apple is transitioning to larger iPhone screen sizes, they will need to increase the screen’s resolution to retain Retina pixel density. For Apple to consider an iPhone screen to be Retina, the screen must have a pixel density above 300 PPI. Current 4″ iPhones have a resolution of 640 x 1136. This gives the 4-inch display a pixel density of about…

iOS 8 beta 6 seeded to carrier testing partners, but not to developers

With the arrival of the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite, many expected to see a simultaneous sixth beta of iOS 8, but it never materialized. A new report from BGR claims that Apple has in fact seeded iOS 8 beta 6 to testing partners, but not the wider developer community, suggesting that iOS 8 beta might be the final build developers receive ahead…

Gear up for ‘back to school’ with these 5 iOS apps

For many, school is about to start back up and school systems are integrating technology into classrooms more and more, specifically iOS devices. I thought a good way to get those of you heading back to school prepared for the upcoming school year is to introduce to you some of my favorite apps that help me to be more productive throughout the day. So…

Beats Music app featured in App Store as an ‘Apple App’

If you’ve purchased a device running iOS in the past few years, you’ll remember that when you first open the App Store, you’re prompted with a box that asks if you want to download all of Apple’s apps. The apps, which don’t come pre-installed but are a fundamental part of iOS, include GarageBand, iPhoto, Podcasts and more. The apps have always been apps…

What’s the perfect iPhone screen size for you? [Poll]

With the iPhone 6 coming out soon, I thought it would be fun to see which iPhone screen size you guys prefer. As many of you know, the majority of people these days are buying phones with larger screen sizes. However, there are a minority that feel the larger phones more resemble tablets and would rather carry around smaller-sized phones. As heavily…

Apple posts new iOS tips site

One of the new additions coming to iOS with iOS 8 this fall is a Tips application. This application will show users different tips for their device and notify them when new ones become available. While not necessarily useful for iOS power users, it will be valuable for those that are not tech-savvy and could use a way to learn new functionality for…

Apple promoting tax-free holiday purchases in the US

    Apple will cut sales tax charges for purchases made in-store and online during the tax-free holiday, which in most states is August 1 to August 3. Tax-free purchases are also eligible to take advantage of Apple’s “Back to School” promotion, which gives consumers the addition of an Apple Store gift card when they purchase a Mac, an…