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Apple Announces iOS 9, Bringing Split-Screen Multi-tasking to iPad

As expected, Apple also officially announced and previewed the next version of iOS for its line of mobile devices. The focus in iOS 9 is on data security, improved intelligence, particularly with Siri, and new multi-tasking features for the iPad and some iPhone models.“iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence throughout, and delivers big updates to the apps customers use most — Maps supports public » Read More

Apple Announces iPad Pro with 12.9-inch Retina Display

As rumored, Apple announced an iPad Pro model at its media event today. The new entry in its iPad line-up features a 12.9-inch Retina display and is powered by Apple’s own A9X chip.“iPad Pro is the most advanced and powerful iPad we have ever made. Its beautiful and large 12.9-inch Retina display has 5.6 million pixels and provides an immersive experience for content and apps. The iPad Pro » Read More

Apple Announces New iPhone 6s with 3D Touch

As expected, Apple announced new iPhone models today, unveiling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new models have the same form factor as their predecessors but feature improved materials, processors, and cameras, and a new feature called 3D Touch.The new iPhone’s rear camera’s sensor gets bumped to 12 megapixels up from 8 in the current iPhone 6/6 Plus and will be able to capture » Read More

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, Photo Album, More

As promised at last week’s media event, Apple has released iOS 8.1 which adds Apple Pay for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, along with the return of the Photo Album within Photos and the ability to send and receive text messages on a Mac running Yosemite via a paired iPhone, and much more.Apple Pay is arguably the most notable and anticipated feature in iOS 8.1 and it’s ea » Read More

Clear for iPhone and iPad Goes Free for 24 Hours

Since Apple doesn’t allow developers to charge additional money for app upgrades, their hands are tied when it comes to deciding how to handle significant changes to an app. Developers can either bite the bullet and just release an upgrade without earning any additional money from those who already purchased the app, or they can make it a completely new app such that even those who had purc » Read More

See Who’s at Your Door with SkyBell for iPhone

I’m intrigued by devices that you let you accomplish tasks that normally require your presence through a smartphone from anywhere in the world. Like the Nest thermostat that lets you adjust the temperature in your home or the Scanomat TopBrewer coffee maker that can make a latte for you, all through your iPhone. So Skybell, a doorbell with a built-in camera that will let you see and speak t » Read More

‘Mailbox’ for iPhone Loses the Wait

Orchestra’s mail management app, Mailbox, debuted in the App Store in February and while it impressed many, there was a long virtual line before most people could actually use it. Yesterday, Orchestra announced that the virtual line to use the app has been eliminated.Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our enginee » Read More

‘iTether’ Circumvented Carriers, Offered Internet Tethering for a Brief Shining Moment

iTether, an iOS app that debuted in the App Store last night as pointed out by our sister site, MacRumors, let users tether a computer to an iPhone via USB to access the internet using the iPhone’s cellular data connection. The app was priced at $14.99 and required a free companion application on a Mac or PC to work. The app funneled all internet traffic through the company’s own serv » Read More

Roundup: Apps to Help with Your Holiday Shopping

Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is upon us. Whether you prefer to do you shopping in person or online, there are apps that can show you sale items, help you find what you’re looking for and even reward you for spending your money. We’ve rounded up several that can help make your holiday shopping as painless and as productive as possible.Many of the major st » Read More

Roundup: Apps to Help You Prepare Your Thanksgiving Meal

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, many Americans will be doing a lot of grocery shopping this week to get turkeys, potatoes, and other ingredients for traditional dishes eaten on this holiday that originated with the colonists in the 17th century. As always, your iPhone and iPad can be valuable tools to help you stay on track and we’ve put together a round-up of a few apps to keep yo » Read More