UPDATED! Apple Pay has arrived as part of the iOS 8.1 update on 10/20/14, so we’ve put together this primer to help you start using it. Here we explain how the service works and why it should be exceptionally safe, plus we list all the participating banks, retail stores, and apps. Put away your wallet and jump on board!
For the first time with iOS 8, Apple is letting users replace the system-wide keyboard with third-party alternatives. Most people will be perfectly happy with the standard option, which is better than ever thanks to the time-saving new predictive-text feature. But if you'd like to take a walk on the wild side, we’ve collected six keyboards that each offer something Apple doesn’t, from unique typing methods to animated GIF libraries. Let’s go keyboard crazy!
iOS 8 isn’t quite the ground-up overhaul iOS 7 was, but it still packs in plenty of new goodies to play with. Some of the additions aren’t obvious at first glance, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile this exhaustive list of 50 tips and tricks (plus we threw in an extra bonus tip for good measure). Check ’em out and you’ll become an expert in no time.
It seems that the Apple Watch was designed to do pretty much anything anyone at Apple could think of. To help you keep track of it all — and to point you toward the more important features — we’ve put together this comprehensive quick-look guide.
At long last, iPhone 6 is here. Callied "the biggest advancement in iPhone history," by Apple CEO Tim Cook at its unveiling, the latest version of Apple's popular smartphone comes in two versions: the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus. So what's so special about these phones, and what can they do? Read on for a rundown of the most significant features.
Thinking of getting an Apple TV? Good for you! It’s only $99 and you deserve it. My family and I have enjoyed using ours for years, and if the wife and kids had to choose, they’d probably ditch me before giving up the easy access to HBO GO, Netflix, and Disney Junior. (I don’t take it personally.) Setting up an Apple TV is dead easy, but I’ve whipped up this quick guide to make sure you get the most out of your little black box. Come meet the new star of your living room!
More than 25 years ago, Mac owners were introduced to Shadowgate — a medieval fantasy quest that overcame its black-and-white limitations to become one of the most immersive and enjoyable graphic-text adventures of its time. On August 21, Shadowgate is coming back, so we're comparing the classic version of the game to its modern counterpart, accompanied by commentary from one of its co-creators.
[UPDATED] Many free games feel like cynical business plans in disguise, but the following 25 titles offer a solid amount of entertaining gameplay even without added content or in-app purchases. It don't cost nothin' to give 'em a try, so go crazy!
Apple’s iWatch might be the worst-kept secret in tech history. There haven’t been information leaks so much as geysers, and thanks to countless comments from “those in the know,” we’ve put together a pretty solid picture of what we think the final product will be. Of course, we won’t have all the details until Tim Cook flashes the first iWatch on stage at some point, but for now we can sort through the rumors to separate the probable from the preposterous.