Have no interest in an iOS-compatible smartwatch? What would you say to an iOS-compatible smart shirt? In what appears to be a first for the fashion industry, luxury designer Ralph Lauren is hoping you'll say "yes." This week at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the brand is outfitting ball boys and one top tennis player in shirts that relay performance information to iOS devices.
The government of Brazil isn't amused by the Secret app, which lets you make comments you normally wouldn't make on Facebook or Twitter under the protection of anonymity. In fact, it's so incensed by the app that it's ordered Apple to remove the app from the App Store (which it has) and also to remove it remotely from iPhones (which it hasn't.)
Football season just got a lot more interesting for Apple TV owners. Today the Cupertino company added NFL Now to the device's ever-expanding lineup of channels, which means that fans of American football now have access to a gold mine of on-demand video content associated with the popular sport.
It wasn't that long ago that the only viable option for word processing was on desktop or laptop computer. But writing apps have made great strides on tablets in recent years — with the release of iOS 7, Pages even got a thorough makeover and is available to new-device owners for free. Pages for iOS is a powerful portable publishing tool, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, this guide is here to get you up to speed on everything you need to know.
Flappy Bird was one of the great iOS game sensations of last winter; until, that is, creator Dong Nyguen pulled the plug out of fears that the simple game was too addictive. (It was also pulling in more than $50,000 a day.) But now Nguyen has a new game called Swing Copters on the way, and it'll hit the App Store on Thursday.
One of the big bits of tech news that emerged over the last couple of days was the reveal of reversible USB cord connectors, which means the days of playing the guessing game to figure out how to plug in a USB cord are at an end. And according to photos posted by China's Dianxinshouji.com (via MacRumors), Apple users may be among the first people to see them.
Two months have flown by since word of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics first surfaced, but only now has the Cupertino company gotten around to adding the brand's Beats Music app to the App Store's "Made by Apple" list.
We've delivered a heap of news centered on the Apple TV over the last few months, and if you'd like to see what all the fuss is about for yourself, now's a good time to jump in. In celebration of next month's iTunes Festival in London, Apple is a reviving its offer of a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a new Apple TV.
iOS 8 isn't too far away, but, in the meantime, if you're still unsatisfied with the appearance of iOS 7, you can take advantage of some settings to adjust how your iOS device looks. Some options, such as Reduce Motion, speed up your phone by disabling animations. Others, such as Button Shapes and Bold Text, arguably make iOS 7 more readable. Make these changes by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
Apple's iOS has a reputation for being a more secure operating system than Google's Android, and as the Washington Post reports, it deserves it. Earlier this week reports from surveillance firm Gamma Group leaked that discussed the capabilities of its FinSpy software, and the documents listed an crucial caveat — the software won't work on iPhones unless the phone is jailbroken.