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Take photos like a pro: Everything to know about your iPhone camera

Lights, camera, action<p>As the old dictum goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” In all likelihood, the camera that you <i>always</i> have with …

30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

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13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

How to fix this annoying Family Share bug in iOS 8

Family Sharing launched with iOS 8, permitting family members to share iTunes and App Store purchases without having to share the same account. Shortly after setting up my family, with me as the organizer, I started experiencing an issue when attempting to download apps. My wife fell victim to it …

Adaptxt might be the iOS 8 keyboard you’re looking for

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new iPhone keyboard, this one might be your best bet. Adaptxt is now available for iOS, and brings with it just …

Apple's New Mobile Wallet Lets You Pay With a Tap of Your iPhone

Apple's new payment system Apple Pay lets people pay merchants using their iPhones. All of the major credit cards—American Express, MasterCard, and …

15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple's iOS 8

So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? Certainly, last year's switch from iOS 6 to iOS 7 — which saw Apple ditch the iPhone's …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like Chitika and Tapjoy. One …

Top 26 Hidden iOS 8 Features That You Should Try Right Now

Apple’s iOS 8 is out into the wild, and many of you will have already picked up the update, but while some of the new features are fairly obvious, …

How to use iOS 8, the complete guide

iOS 8 is now available for the iPhone , iPad , and iPod Touch , bringing new functionality and features to the platform.<p>Custom keyboards, better sharing between apps, widgets, an improved Camera app, and new Messages features are all included in Apple's new mobile software. The list doesn't end …

The single most important trick every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus user needs to know

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch is now behind us, and the company confirmed on Monday morning that it was indeed a record-smashing launch. …

Increase security and convenience with these apps that use Touch ID login in iOS 8

Introduced as a seamless feature of the iPhone 5s, Touch ID has been a welcomed alternative to the passcode. Not only is it quicker, the use of a …

15 great tricks to master Apple’s iOS 8

So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? Certainly, last year's switch from iOS 6 to iOS 7 -- which saw Apple ditch the iPhone's …

How and where to find your photos in iOS 8

After updating to iOS 8, many iPhone owners apparently freaked out the first time they opened the Photos app. Judging by various Apple Support pages, people thought perhaps their photos had vanished when they didn't see the familiar Camera Roll album that had housed all of their iPhone's photos in …

Apple's iOS 8 Keyboard Gets Flooded With Replacements

When Apple announced a new predictive typing feature called QuickType for iOS 8 earlier this summer, it looked like a copy-cat challenge to other keyboard apps that Apple had banned from its App Store. The user interface featured a trio of words above the keys, which looked eerily like the …

How to create nested folders in iOS 8 (Video)

Keeping your home screen organized can sometimes be a difficult task. Folders are great, but what if you’re looking for a deeper level of order? Luckily, we’ve seen a few glitches over time that have helped.<p>Hidden in iOS 8 is a glitch that allows you to nest folders within folders. This can be …

Four tips for Apple's Mail app on iOS 8

There's no shortage of third-party mail apps in the iOS App Store, making the default Mail app look a bit dated in the features department.<p>As is the case with every revision of iOS released since its inception, Apple has included improvements to the Mail app, hoping to improve the user experience. …

App of the Week: Hyperlapse makes time lapse videos smooth as butter

Time lapse photography has created some truly iconic videos, but making them on a phone is quite the challenge. They require stability in order to …

Out-of-warranty iPhone 6 and 6 Plus repair prices now available on Apple.com

Now that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available to the public, Apple has released pricing information for any repairs you might need (though hopefully you won’t need any so soon). As usual, the prices are broken up into two categories.<p>The first is the price for repairing or replacing a broken …

Google Search iOS app renamed ‘Google’, adds Chromecast integration, new Now cards

Google just updated its Google Search app for iOS and in the process renamed it to simply “Google”, which seems to make a bit more sense considering the app integrates Google Now features and much beyond just search. Also in today’s update: new features for Chromecast and additional Google Now …

You Can Now Control Your House from Anywhere, and Oh, Boy...

If you think you hate your cable company now, just imagine how murderous you'll feel when you lose service and most of your appliances require WiFi.<p><b>Now that Apple's new HomeKit is out,</b> you'll be able to control multiple smart-home devices through simple commands to Siri. Think Tony Stark's Jarvis, …

Getting to know Apple's new Family Sharing feature

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I finally got my iPad to take calls like an iPhone (but it wasn't easy)

Two of the neatest features I expected from Apple's new iOS 8 operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.<p>One enables Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone -- the device can connect for voice calls, not only data services, when its Wi-Fi …

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Comprehensive List of iOS 8 Apps with Notification Center Widgets

iOS 8 was released today, which means hundreds of app developers are releasing newly updated apps that take advantage of all the APIs introduced with the operating system upgrade. Those include third-party keyboards, which we covered earlier today, and app extensions, a set of APIs that allows apps …

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

Apple has rolled out a ton of great new features with iOS 8 but one that has flown a bit under the radar so far is Family Sharing, a new feature that …

How to Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances

Every operating system has its share of annoyances and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don't …

iOS 8 Has Widgets! Here's How to Use Them

Yesterday, Apple finally pushed out iOS 8. Unlike last year's refresh, iOS 8 is more about functional tweaks and additions than it is about looks. …

iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

iCloud Photo Library gives you access to all of your photos and video, on all your devices, all of the time. It's an optional part of Apple's iCloud …

How to unsubscribe from notifications for status updates, photos, pages, and more with Facebook for iOS

Ever comment on someone's Facebook status or photo from your iPhone or iPad only to find the Facebook app incessantly bugging you with notifications …