As more and more people start to use their iPad as a real work machine and their iPhone as a primary way of managing emails on the move, we need iOS devices to be able to view a huge range of file types — from simple text documents to complex design layouts, 3D models, high-quality sound recordings and fun videos. The iPad and iPhone can view many file types out of the box with no extra software, but in some cases, they need a bit of help.
Our Tuesday Morning Report has some good news for Americans in big cities still in search of an iPhone 6: Apple has officially announced a release in China, which should help alleviate the number of devices being purchased here and sent to the mainland for resale at a hefty profit. There's also news about the next three iOS 8 updates, and Parisians get the first public look at the forthcoming Apple Watch — so don't waste a moment, dive right in!
We're back with another round of apps ready for iOS 8, including several new entries as well as updated titles that have been improved to make the most of Apple's new mobile operating system. This time includes a couple of camera extensions, a more robust alternative to Google Authenticator, a pair of iCloud Drive-friendly Readdle updates, and lots of manual camera tweaks made possible by iOS 8. Eight (technically nine!) of the best and brightest are just a click away!
The debate over the flexibility of Apple's new iPhone 6 models hasn't quite died down just yet, with Consumer Reports seemingly hoping to become the last word on the subject. Our Monday Morning Report also takes a look at Microsoft's first New York flagship store only a stone's throw from a rival, while AT&T gets generous with Mobile Share Value data for your new iPhone or iPad. Read on for all the details!
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!
Between bending phones, iOS 8.0.1, and the Bash security flaw on OS X, Apple seems to be taking it on the chin from nearly every front — but that isn't stopping Cupertino from keeping its eye on the prize, with the iPhone 6 going on sale today as scheduled in 22 more locales. Our Friday Morning Report also looks at iOS 8.0.2 and a new home automation solution from Loxone, so let's dive right in...
Asphalt Overdrive and FIFA 15: Ultimate Team provide a pair of heavy hitters this week, but we’re just as intrigued by lesser-known fare like deceitful online dueler Smarter Than You, colorful route-drawing puzzler RGB Express, and music-fueled shooter Cosmophony. Be sure to check out the latest and greatest in new iOS games, and then pop back next week for another batch.
Wednesday wasn't a shining moment in the history of Apple software updates, as a rogue iOS 8.0.1 patch intended to fix a few smaller issues wound up causing big problems for iPhone 6 owners. A fix is on the way, but in the meantime Apple has detailed instructions on how to get those devices working again, and today's Morning Report also has details on a new AppleSeed test and bulletproof screen protectors for the latest iPhones. It's all just a click away!
If you happen to be reading MacLife.com this morning from your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, we hope you are being careful not to bend your new smartphone by placing it in your pocket. But Wednesday's Morning Report has other things on its mind, including rumors of a new Photos web app, the latest versions of Adobe Elements, and a new Apple print ad you won't have to worry about bending.
Judging from Apple's own App Store data, an awful lot of folks have upgraded to iOS 8 in the first five days! We've got all the details on that number, along with a look at the latest pair of Fallon/Timerlake iPhone 6 commercials, and news of an Adobe-Aviary mashup that looks promising for mobile shutterbugs. Don't delay, click to read more!