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How to restore older versions of iOS apps

Usually, an app update is a good thing. But sometimes, things go wrong: An update does the opposite of what you expect it to do. In that scenario, you want to roll your apps back, but unfortunately, at least on the iOS and Mac App Stores, Apple makes that seemingly impossible.<p>But it <i>isn’t</i> impossible …

iOS

​Lost iPhone? Wipe it remotely

Apple offers a number of protections for iPhones and iPads that have gone AWOL. Your PIN and Touch ID won't protect your device but will safeguard the data on it. You can (and should) also disable Siri on the lock screen so that the voice assistant doesn't disclose any info.<p>If you haven't locked …

Apple just released an iPhone battery case, and it’s butt-ugly

Apple today unveiled a surprise new $99 iPhone “Smart Battery Case,” available in white and charcoal gray — designed to not only protect your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, but also to give it considerably longer battery life.<p>While Apple does not give specific battery capacity details, it notes that the …

What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like

When a company investigates a new product opportunity, it is important to define the problem, and the requirements that will dictate a viable solution, independently from the company’s existing lines of similar products or preconceived ideas of what a solution should entail. This is especially true …

How to Block Facebook Game Requests

Some of your Facebook friends like games. A lot. Some of your Facebook friends want you to like games a lot too. And you know this because they've sent you so many Facebook game requests that you are considering unfriending them just to make the onslaught stop.<p>We at <i>iPhone Life</i> don't want to tell …

iOS

Nikon Coolpix AW130 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

Last year, Nikon released the Coolpix AW120, a rugged point-and-shoot that could survive underwater down to 59 feet (18 m), handle drops from up to 6.6 feet (2 m), and continue to operate in temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 Celsius). The new AW130 goes even further (or is that …

Nikon

In-flight texting support comes to T-Mobile LG G2 with update

A new software update is rolling out for the LG G2 on T-Mobile, which brings a number of connectivity enhancements. The main new feature you'll …

Top 5 laptops of 2014

Laptops are facing a lot of competition from tablets and even large smartphones, but they’re still the mainstay device for getting work done. Here are the best of 2014.<p><b>13-inch MacBook Air</b><p>The MacBook Air hasn’t changed much over the past few years, but that’s a testament to its design, which was …

Best dual-SIM Android phones - here are our picks

While many folks can get by with a single-SIM handset, there’s something to be said about the flexibility that is afforded to you when you have a dual-SIM device. A dual-SIM setup allows you to not only potentially have two different phone numbers but you can also have one SIM for data, another SIM …

Mobile Technology

Regret updating to iOS 8? You can still downgrade

Do you hate iOS 8? Maybe you’re an iPhone 4s owner who made the mistake of believing Apple when they said that iOS 8 supported your device, or maybe you’re just a luddite who hates change!<p>Either way, you’re in luck: If you regret your upgrade, you’ve got a rare opportunity to turn the clock back. …

iOS

With ‘mother of all upgrades’ expected, Apple courts Android switchers with iPhone transition guide

With iOS 8 set for public release tomorrow, Apple has posted a new guide on its website detailing the best way for Android switchers to move content from their old device to their new iPhone. The detailed guide includes instructions on transferring Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Photos, Videos, Music, …

Panasonic Announces An Epic Cameraphone

Meet the Panasonic DMC-CM1 cameraphone. Inside is a massive image sensor on par with top-tier pocket cameras, yet the whole package is still rather svelte. With the DMC-CM1 Panasonic is returning to the smartphone market in an important way.<p>Two years ago Panasonic pulled the plug on its smartphones …

A video first look at Apple’s new iPhone charger and fully reversible Lightning cable

Over the past week, two new leaks from abroad have given us new details about what accessories will be coming with the iPhone 6. The first leak suggested that the iPhone 6 would ship with a Lightning cable with a fully reversible USB plug; the second leak — which came just this morning — suggested …

Mobile Technology

'You've Been on Your Phone for 160 Minutes Today'

The sun is still heaving its way into the sky when I receive the first of the day's many damning push notifications: "You've been on your iPhone for …

How to Unroot LG G3 and Restore Stock Firmware

Developers at XDA forum have shared the flash tool and stock firmware files for LG G3, using which users can restore stock firmware on their …

Cybersecurity

Apple reportedly working w/ Intelligent Energy to integrate fuel cell tech in devices

A report from the Daily Mail over the weekend claimed Apple is working with fuel cell company Intelligent Energy on a project that hopes to embed fuel cells in mobile devices “within a few years.” The Daily Mail doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to accuracy, but the report …

Apple patent details automatically adjusting security settings based on location, biosensors & behavior

A new patent application published today by the United States Patent & Trademark Office details a system Apple could use to automatically configure security and other settings of a device based on its location or the habits of its user (Google filed for the same patent 2 months prior but who’s …

iPhone 6 Said to Launch on Friday, September 19 in 32 GB and 64 GB Variants

Apple will look to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19, according to a new report from Chinese web portal Tencent (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>) citing inside sources. The news comes after German carrier Deutsche Telekom was reported to be informing customers of a similar release …

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Get Started Developing Your First Android App

It is indisputable that an almost endless selection and variety of apps is a major part of the Android platform. This has gotten so impressive that …

Mobile Development

Add 4K and 120 FPS to the Stock LG Camera App

When it comes to cell phone photography, LG certainly manages to set itself apart from other OEMs. Although their cameras lack 20+ megapixel sensors, …

Mobile Development