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  • Unhappy with iOS 7? Downgrade while you still can

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 8:55 am

    If you feel that you've made a fatal mistake by upgrading to iOS 7, now's the time to fire up your Mac to grab iOS 6 and perform the downgrade.
  • Apple releases Exchange fix in iOS 6.1.2

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Exchange users plagued by shortened battery life now have respite in the form of iOS 6.1.2. Apple released the update to its mobile operating system on Tuesday, bringing a fix to the issue encountered by many users.
  • iOS 6.1.1 update targeted at iPhone 4S improvement

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Apple released a very narrowly targeted update for iOS on Monday--one many iOS users might never notice, in fact.
  • 33 expert tips and tricks for iOS 6

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Perhaps you are already an iOS master. Or maybe you consider yourself more of a novice. Either way, we feel confident that at least some of the tips and tricks for iOS 6 that we present below will be new to you. What's more, we hope you love them--and benefit from them--as much as we do.
  • AT&T to expand FaceTime over cellular access to tiered LTE customers

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    More AT&T customers will soon be able to converse face-to-face with their friends and loved ones no matter where they are. The carrier on Thursday published a post on its Public Policy Blog announcing its intentions to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers on tiered LTE plans over the next eight to ten weeks.
  • Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 with bug fixes, improvements

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    Much as we might like iOS 6 around these parts, it's not without its flaws and foibles. Hence Apple's Thursday release of iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • iOS 6 quirks

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 7:22 am

    iOS 6 has been out for about a month, which has given us time to explore not only its peaks, but valleys as well. In this episode I'm joined by Lex Friedman and contributor Glenn Fleishman to plumb the depths of the latter.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iOS 6

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:45 am

    The rapid adoption of Apple's iOS 6 has been impressive. Initial estimates claim that as many as 25 to 35-percent of all iPhones were running iOS 6 within 48 hours of its release.
  • iPhone, iPad users howl over battery drain after iOS 6 updgrade

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Some iPhone users and bloggers are reporting that older iPhones updated to iOS 6 are draining their batteries much faster than before, and sometime heating up during or after recharging.
  • Rights group lauds privacy changes in Apple's iOS 6

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Apple has received rare praise from a leading rights advocacy group for incorporating important new privacy enhancing features in its recently released iOS 6 operating system.
  • How to clean up Facebook updates in iOS 6 Contacts

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Apple says more than 100 million devices are already running iOS 6. If you have one (or more) of them, you likely have already explored some of the operating system's new features--including its Facebook integration.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Safari

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Safari for iOS was already perhaps the best mobile browser on the market. But in iOS 6, Apple has added a few features that provide much-requested functionality, as well as some minor tweaks that improve performance.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Settings

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Many changes in iOS 6 are squirreled away in the Settings app--if, like most users, you don't delve into Settings, you'll miss some great new features. Here's a look at the changes to this important-but-overlooked app, organized in the order the sections appear on the Settings screen. (Though the screenshots here show an iPhone, I describe changes for all iOS devices.)
  • The Weekly Hash - September 28, 2012

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 11:08 am

    A review of some of the top tech stories for the past week, with tongue planted firmly somewhere near cheek.
  • iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems.
  • Lab Tests: iOS 6 and iOS 5 performance differences

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:48 am

    We've heard a lot about the 200-plus new features in iOS 6, but how will this upgrade affect performance? To find out, I grabbed a stack of iOS devices from the Macworld Lab and did some before-and-after testing to see whether iOS 6 performance was faster, slower, or the same as under iOS 5.1.1.
  • Starbucks to support Passbook in iOS 6 by end of September

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:58 am

    Starbucks said Friday it will update Passbook in iOS 6 at the end of September, presumably meaning it will integrate its existing Starbucks digital payment card into the new mobile app from Apple.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Installation

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:30 am

    iOS 6 arrives today, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 6 with this step-by-step guide.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Social and sharing

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Facebook integration comes to iOS 6, and it looks an awful lot like Twitter integration did starting in iOS 5. Anywhere iOS used to let you send a tweet, you can now post to Facebook as well. Also new to iOS 6 is the way it looks when you share photos, links, and other data; that process scores a dramatic makeover.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Music

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:20 am

    iOS's Music app, much like iTunes on computers, has traditionally been the destination for all audio-related content--here you'd find the music synced from your iTunes library, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Siri

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Your favorite virtual assistant now knows a lot more than it ever did before. Beyond merely knowing answers to more kinds of questions, Siri in iOS 6 gains new functionality, simplifies some common tasks, and provides more useful results, too. And, for the first time, Siri in iOS 6 works on the iPad as well--provided the iPad in question is a third-generation model or newer.
  • Fix Passbook's App Store error in iOS 6

    Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Passbook might be the one new feature in iOS 6 that I'm most excited about--it's one step closer to getting rid of my old leather wallet. But I wasn't able to access Passbook's collection of compatible App Store apps, which was a bit frustrating.
  • iOS 6 gobbled up by 15% of iPhone, iPad users in first 24 hours

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Some 15% of Apple iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 6 in the first 24 hours of its availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.
  • Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Developers weren't shocked to learn during Apple's Wednesday press event that, with the introduction of the iPhone 5 that they'll once more need to revisit their apps' designs if they want to take advantage of the iPhone 5's larger screen. And the iPhone 5 isn't the only newness developers need to embrace--the September 19 launch of iOS 6 is also less than a week away.
  • iOS 6 arrives on Sep. 19

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Apple announced at Wednesday's press event that the newest version of the company's mobile operating system, iOS 6, will be available for users to download on September 19. The update will be free and available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, along with the second- and third-generation iPads. If you have iOS 5 installed, you'll be able to download iOS 6 over the air on the 19th via the Software Update screen in the Settings app; if you're running a previous version of iOS, you'll have to use iTunes.

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