Apple released the third beta build of iOS 8 today after a three-week lack of updates, and it's full of tweaks that were neither in previous updates nor mentioned in the keynote at WWDC 2014. While there's nothing earth-shattering about the update, it does include a number of modifications to settings and the UI as well as an option to switch on iCloud Drive. Cult of Mac and MacRumors have nice rundowns of all the changes included in the update.
Whenever you plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac and check its data storage in iTunes, a chunk of space is always mysteriously taken up by "Other." If you've ever wondered exactly what that data is and how to get rid of it, you've come to the right place!
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Heading into the holiday weekend, a pair of premium titles—Civilization Revolution 2 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite—are definitely intriguing. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
As any pooch-smooching dog lover knows, our furry companions are more than just pets, they’re part of the family. We put care into picking their food, bed, toys, and sometimes even clothes — but what about apps? The App Store is packed with puppy-loving picks, starting with the favorites we’re listing here.
Earlier today some owners of Apple devices with the two-step authentication process enabled started noticing that the service had been extended to their iCloud.com accounts, thus requiring them to enter a verification code before their they could access them. By the middle of this afternoon, the service had been pulled from many of the accounts that first noticed it.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Adorable puzzle adventure Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake and online battler World of Tanks: Blitz lead the highlights this week, although there are other intriguing options. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Despite the best efforts of mobile wallet providers, consumers continue to largely ignore technology in favor of old-fashioned payment methods. The folks at Loop think they’ve found a better way, but can it become the one solution to pay everyone?
For those who capture audio out in the field — reporters, podcasters, musicians, etc. — a nice recorder is a must. One of the most trusted brands in the audio-recorder world is Zoom, whose H4n is the go-to gadget for podcasters such as Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick. Recognizing that folks may not want to carry a bulky recorder with them in addition to their iOS devices, Zoom has released the iQ5.
iPhones can help motorists in many ways. Most of us know of apps that can point us toward the nearest gas station or greasy spoon, but maps, locators, and mileage trackers won't do any good if you’re stranded on the side of the road. But fear not — there’s an app even for that.