iThings Tips and Tricks

By Frenship Technology Department | Tips and Tricks for your iDevices

iOS 11 automatically ignores flaky Wi-Fi connections

With iOS 11, your iPhone gets smart enough to realize when a Wi-Fi connection is flaky, and gives up trying to join it. This might be most useful if you’re one of those people who keeps your Ask Join Networks setting activated, but it should help anyone who uses their iPhone in multiple places — …

Wi-Fi

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Apps

Update to iOS 10.3.3 now: Apple patches serious Wi-Fi exploit

iOS users should update immediately to version 10.3.3 to eliminate the risk of a Wi-Fi-based exploit that can be carried out by an attacker in …

Wi-Fi

You Should Update Your Apple Devices Immediately to Fix a Major Security Flaw

Apple has released a new software update for iOS and MacOS. For users of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, downloading the patch is critical to …

iOS

Tell Siri This for a Witty Response

Since her launch, Siri has had a ton of jokes hidden up her virtual assistant sleeve. Today a new one is being passed around the web: Tell Siri “I …

iOS

How to add a family member to a shared iCloud storage plan in iOS 11

Here's how you'll be able to add a family member to your iCloud storage plan in iOS 11.<p><i>Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and</i> …

iOS

Get the most out of Apple's Health app with these starter tips

Tips<p>Apple's Health app for the iPhone can be a useful way of tracking fitness and medical data —so long as everything is configured and used just the …

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All you need to know about Slide Over, Split View in iOS 11

Slide Over and Split View have been overhauled in iOS 11, making them more powerful but also more complex. Both have been available since iOS 9, but — without drag-and-drop — they were little more than a convenient way to view two apps at once. Now, Slide Over and Split View are essential, allowing …

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Hands-on with Apple Music’s new social discovery feature in iOS 11

Apple Music in iOS 11 brings new social features that help you discover new music based on what your friends are playing. The new friends feature is already available to test in the iOS 11 developer and public beta to give us an idea of how it will work on Apple Music later this fall.<p>This is how …

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This week’s top stories: iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra public betas, iPhone 8 leaks, ARKit, iPhone’s 10th anniversary & much more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra public betas, iPhone 8 leaks, ARKit apps, the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and much more.<p>This week we get started with the release of public betas for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, giving the public its first chance to try out the new releases …

Apple makes searchable WWDC 2017 video transcripts available

As it has done in past years, Apple this evening has made transcripts available to accompany its WWDC 2017 session videos. These transcripts offer the WWDC content to developers in a searchable and manageable format.<p>Apple’s transcripts are linked directly with the video, meaning that developers can …

What iOS 11 tells us about the iPhone 8

<i>Render via Benjamin Geskin for iDropNews</i><p>Apple released the first build of iOS 11 to developers earlier this month and has subsequently released the second developer build as well as the first public beta. Now that the latest iOS version has been out in the wild for nearly a month, users are …

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3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

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How to use iOS 11’s new Automatic Setup

Setting up a new iOS device is pretty easy, but it’s about to get even easier thanks to iOS 11’s new Automatic Setup feature, which lets you hold your old device near your new one to transfer across essential info.<p>All you need to set up a new iOS device are your iCloud login details, and the …

Apple's iMessage is getting even safer than it already was — here's how

Why it matters to you<p>Apple wants to keep its iMessage platform as secure as possible, and is poised to make it even safer with iOS 11.<p>Apple’s …

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Apple brings 'Business Chat' to Apple Messages

The tool enables customers to connect with businesses on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.<p>Apple this week announced Business Chat, a tool that …

Apple introduces iOS 11

iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years. While the final version of iOS 11 won’t be available until September, here’s what Apple has in store for you with iOS 11.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook …

Siri watchface tops watchOS 4 improvements | Pocketnow

In a bid that reminds us of the Google Feed, the Apple Watch now has a Siri watchface coming with watchOS 4.<p>The digital assistant will update pieces …

Smartwatches

WWDC 2017: iOS 11, HomePod, and everything else you need to know

June means one thing in the tech world: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is here. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the WWDC 2017 keynote speech earlier today in San Jose, California. From the highly anticipated Siri speaker to the new iOS, Cook gave Apple superfans a lot to look forward to in …

Apple introduces a completely redesigned App Store

Apple’s App Store is getting one of the biggest upgrades since its launch nine years ago, the company announced today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The upgraded storefront will little resemble its earlier counterpart thanks to a new user interface and redesign whose aim is to help users …

Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV at long last

Just as rumored, Apple has announced Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV at long last.<p>Amazon hasn’t exactly had a smooth relationship with Apple TV in the past – opting not to make its app available on the platform after all this time (same with Android TV, for that matter). In fact the feud …

Smart TV

Yes, iOS 11 is getting a bunch of iPad power-user features

Sneaky Apple did an iOS 11 segment in its WWDC keynote that didn't have much to say to iPad fans, and then moved on—and then came back later with an entire segment of <b>new iOS 11 features designed with the iPad in mind</b>:<p>• New drag-and-drop features will let you move images, links, and other items …

Apple’s 10 biggest announcements from WWDC 2017

Leaks were uncommonly scarce ahead of Apple’s big WWDC 2017 keynote presentation on Monday, so some people assumed that Apple didn’t really have …

Apple’s Siri Gets Smarter for iPhone in Bid to Challenge Amazon’s Alexa

Apple's iPhone is getting some new software.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, Apple showcased a slew of improvements to iOS in …

These are the six big things Apple is announcing today

SAN JOSE — Chief executive Tim Cook said that Apple had six big announcements Monday at its annual developers conference. Cook promised updates to each of Apple's operating systems — for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, mobile devices and computers — plus some additional announcements that he …

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iOS 11's Photos app uses AI to make your shots better

Apple's iOS 11 promises to be a big upgrade for shutterbugs. It's improving both the Camera and Photos apps to take some of the headaches out of snapshots and photos. For instance, the Photos app's Memories section can make use of machine learning to automatically reorient images when you change …

Apple Pay now lets you send money to iPhone-toting friends

At its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose today, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced a hot new feature in iOS 11: peer-to-peer payments in Apple Pay.<p>That means that you can use the company’s contactless payment system to send and receive money …

Apple Pay

WWDC 2017: Everything important Apple announced at its big event

HomePod, iOS 11, a new iPad Pro and more.<p>Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off in San Jose, Calif., with a product keynote.<p>Apple unveiled new versions of its iOS, macOS and watchOS platforms, a connected home speaker device called the HomePod — shipping in December — and a new …

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