Complete guide on how to backup iPhone on iTunes and iCloud

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One of the most important things you should do is to regularly backup your iPhone. Unfortunately, it's also on the top of the list of things people neglect to do on any consistent basis. There is a reason for the increased storage and bigger screens on today's smartphones. These devices often act as our primary computing devices, in addition to completely replacing your old point and shoot camera. At their core, these are mobile devices, designed so that you can take them virtually anywhere. Unlike an old desktop computer that spends its life sitting on a desk, your iPhone goes everywhere. That makes is incredibly susceptible to drops, being lost and gasp, going for a swim. All surefire ways to kill your phone and more importantly, lose … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 90 Percent

iOS 7 adoption rate

When Apple released iOS 7 last year, it was the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone. A recent update to Apple's developer portal shares information on just how many iOS users have updated to Apple's reimagined operating system. Using access to the App Store to gather metrics on iOS version usage, Apple extrapolates some impressive numbers. For the week ending July 13th, 2014, 90% of devices are using iOS 7. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 Update

Apple today pushed out iOS update version 7.1.2. The update includes improvements to iBeacon connectivity and stability. Other fixes include correcting a bug that affected data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners. On the security side of things, iOS 7.1.2 fixes an issue whereby mail attachments were unencrypted. As per the release notes, the release "corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments." … [Read more...]

How to block text messages in iOS 7

Block text messages in iOS 7

Apple's iOS 7 operating system offers more privacy controls, allowing you to control who does and doesn't contact you. Previous versions of iOS required you contact your carrier or use a third-party application that often required you jailbreak your iPhone. It was frustrating for people, who rightly so, expected Apple's iPhone to handle such an easy request. If you are receiving unwanted texts from ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, telemarketers, having an iPhone often led to frustration. Things have changed with iOS 7 and Apple has made it incredibly easy to block text messages in iOS 7. … [Read more...]

iOS 7: Mounting Complaints of Apps Refreshing, Resetting When Switching

iOS 7 app refresh reset

Multitasking is nothing new to iOS, though iOS 7 did bring a new 'cards' view that provides a window preview of what's happening within the app. The process for entering multitasking remains the same, double-click the home button and select your app. For many users, they rely daily on this functionality to work between apps, so you could describe it as vital for productivity. For example, you might be writing an email in the Mail app and looking to copy text from Safari. A lengthy forum discussion on Apple's support forums describes many users who are experiencing a problem in iOS 7 where apps will refresh or reset when switching between them. … [Read more...]

Next generation Apple TV referenced in iOS 7

Apple TV iOS 7 reference

The Apple TV is likely to see a refresh sometime in early 2014. The last product refresh was in March of 2012, when Apple released the third generation with support for 1080p. Various rumors have a new model which will include support for a new content type, support for games and could feature a router integrated into the product. What was once a hobby for Apple, it's now listed as a major product category in the Apple Store next to iPhone, iPad, iPod and Macs. The first confirmed existence of new hardware comes today via 9to5mac, who have spotted references to the new hardware in an iOS 7 software build.Within iOS 7, there is a reference to AppleTV4,1, within the Apple TV framework. It apparently refers to AirPlay functionality. … [Read more...]

Video Gives Best Look Yet at iOS in the Car

iOS in the Car

Last week, we spotted leaked screenshots from Apple's iOS in the Car, the forthcoming feature that will allow deep integration between devices running iOS 7 and in-dash systems of newer cars that build-in support. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has published a video that provides a better look at what we might expect when the feature goes live. This code is currently in iOS 7.0.3, so things could certainly change. … [Read more...]

Apple iOS in the Car Screenshots Leak

iOS in the car

When Apple revealed iOS 7 last year, one of the keystone features was iOS in the Car and it remains on their site with a 'coming soon' notation. Apple is quickly progressing with iOS 7.1, with beta 4 being seeded yesterday to developers. Earlier today, developer Steven Stroughton-Smith posted a number of screenshots, sans any comment, that had the appearances of being the current rendition of Apple's iOS in the Car. … [Read more...]

The Crashing of iOS 7

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From the inception of iOS 7, Apple's polarizing operating system has had its fair share of critics. The initial blowback from developers, early adopters and journalists subsided by the time it was launched. The public release brought a second wave of criticism, which for the most part was in response to the exceedingly bright icons, a stark interface and for some, a removal of some key features affecting productivity apps. Change is hard, but over time, you'll appreciate iOS 7, finding it impossible to even think about going back iOS 6. That was the general feedback offered by those who had spent months using iOS 7. I count myself among those who was critical at first. At some point, it clicked and it all made sense. That's what I told … [Read more...]