Sun 2:00pm By Dave Greenbaum
Handoff in iOS 8
allows you to take a phone call on your Mac computer running Yosemite. With Call Recorder for FaceTime, you can record that call.Read more...
Dec 11, 2014, 1:23 pm By Eric Ravenscraft
Today, Google updated its iOS search app to make it easier to see your recent searches and simplify navigating through the app. It also allows you to view and pan around maps when you search for a place in Google. Read more here.Read more...
Dec 9, 2014, 8:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
The Mac saw a new (free!) operating system this year alongside all kinds of great other apps. Let's take a look back at our biggest and best Mac posts of the last year.Read more...
Dec 9, 2014, 2:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
Apple's two-factor authentication is great
, but like other services, it relies on a Recovery Key when you get locked out. Without that key, you can't access your account if it's hacked. The Next Web learned this the hard way. Read more...
Dec 8, 2014, 3:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
awesome for a
, and writer Dave Winer points out that it also makes a great paint program.Read more...
Dec 1, 2014, 7:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
Now that we've had some time to hang out with the iOS 8 jailbreak
, new apps and tweaks are coming
out made specifically for the new operating system. Let's take a look at the best.Read more...
Nov 26, 2014, 3:30 am By Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
It's time to save on that iPad you've been waiting for, and you've got options.Read more...
Nov 24, 2014, 7:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending "read receipts" letting people know that you've seen their message. This can be annoying. Here's how to turn off the feature in some of the most popular apps.Read…
Nov 23, 2014, 2:00 pm By Dave Greenbaum
AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with a swipe of your finger. It also lets you transfer the files to devices nearby. If you don't set it to "contacts only,' anyone near you can send files.Read more...
Nov 21, 2014, 5:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a pretty simple affair, but if you're looking for a bit more control, Stringer is an app that gives you a ton of control over how shuffle works. Read more...
Nov 21, 2014, 4:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier this week and includes a few small bug fixes
. It also happens to break the current version of the iOS jailbreak
. If you updated on accident and want to keep your ability to jailbreak, iDownloadBlog shows you how.Read more...
Nov 20, 2014, 4:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
Apple released an update to iOS 8 earlier this week
that promised performance increases on older devices like the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch. Ars Technica took a look at the numbers and found some disappointing results. Read more...
Nov 20, 2014, 11:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
A lot of software comes out for Mac and Windows these days, but there are always a few games or apps that don't make it OS X. Thankfully, you can easily port many Windows programs to OS X with a free app called Wineskin.Read more...
Mon 1:35pm By Thorin Klosowski
Apple released a couple of updates today for both iOS 8 and Yosemite. The iOS 8.1.1 updates improves compatibility with older hardware like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. The Yosemite update fixes a nasty Wi-Fi bug alongside a few other minor bugs. Both are rolling…
Nov 10, 2014, 7:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
Since Yosemite was released, users have found that the operating system sends all kinds of data to Apple…
Nov 9, 2014, 6:53 pm By Ashley Feinberg on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
If you've ever switched from an iPhone to absolutely any other phone at all…
Nov 6, 2014, 11:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
iOS 8 is already jailbroken…
Nov 3, 2014, 3:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
iTunes 12 introduced a new screen when you click "Get Info" that's far simpler than it used to be. Gone is the place to drag and drop artwork, grouping info, and more. Thankfully, TUAW points out you can get that old screen back. Read more...
Nov 3, 2014, 7:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
We often talk a lot about how much better third-party alternatives are
, but that doesn't mean all first-party apps are trash. Apple, Microsoft, and Google all make some pretty stellar stuff, so let's take a second to appreciate them.Read more...
Oct 31, 2014, 7:00 pm By Patrick Allan
iOS: If you're traveling internationally—or want to make simple conversation with a non-English speaker—the Smigin app on iOS lets you build phrases quickly, gives you native pronunciation, and lets you save important phrases as favorites to use later…
Oct 31, 2014, 5:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
The Virginia Circuit Court ruled this week that you don't have to give up your passcode to police if you're detained. That's great news, but apparently fingerprints are a different story, so if you have Touch ID enabled, you could still be forced to unlock…
Oct 30, 2014, 9:50 am By Michael Hession on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
Resolution is often misunderstood. You instinctively know that you want more of it, even when its real utility doesn't live up to the marketing hype. And Apple's new $2500 iMac has a lot of hype to live up to.Read more...
Oct 29, 2014, 3:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
Mac: Not a fan of the new version of iTunes? MacWorld shows you how to downgrade back to iTunes 11 using free software. Read more...
Oct 29, 2014, 8:30 am By Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
By now, you probably know that Apple Pay lets you use your device to pay for items in-store. But it only works if stores are on board with it, and many of them are. Here's an ongoing list of stores that accept Apple Pay.Read more...
Oct 24, 2014, 4:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
If you find yourself yearning for the old days of OS 9, WonderHowTo shows you how to give Yosemite a classic black and white look by tweaking just a handful of settings. Read more...