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iOS 9's Notes app won't sync to Yosemite
In an effort to take on apps like Evernote, Apple has revamped its Notes app in iOS 9. Released yesterday, iOS 9 features Apple's new Notes app with many new features that users will surely love. One problem exists however. Users who have upgraded to iOS 9 will not be able to sync Notes to their Mac until t....more
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match and it's a disaster
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match for me. Since the debut of Apple Music, iTunes Match has not worked. Iíve already written about how every iOS update now deletes my offline music, but itís much more than that. I cannot stream music without it skipping. Why is that? I have no idea, b....more
How to fix iTunes Match after an iOS update deletes your music
If the iTunes Match music on your iPhone or iPad has been deleted by an iOS update or by Apple Music, you may be able to fix it fairly easily. THE PROBLEM: After the iOS 8.4.1 update off of my offline music and videos were gone. I re-downloaded 12 GB of music again which took almost 3 days (e....more
I'm tired of waiting for Apple to get music right
Ever since Apple launched Apple Music, I've been miserable. I am an iTunes Match customer, and I never turned on Apple Music, yet my library has been messed up. When Apple first launched Apple Music several weeks ago, I ended up with multiple duplicate songs on my iPhone. After the update, I had to re-down....more
BlackBerry offers $1 private chat subscription for BBM
BlackBerry is offering a new way to keep your BBM messages private. The company is offering a $1 Privacy and Control Subscription that allows your messages to strip personal information and disappear a la CyberDust. The new private chat feature is available on iOS and Android versions of BlackBerry Messenge....more
Apple finally fixes Shift Key issue in iOS 9
Apple did not make a big deal about the Shift Key in the iOS keyboard at today's WWDC 2015 Keynote, but they have indeed changed the behavior of the keyboard significantly. Historically, the iOS keyboard has only shown capital letters, just like every physical keyboard in the universe. Some people, especial....more
iOS 8.4 and an iTunes update set for June 30
Apple announced a new version of iOS 8.4, and a new versions of iTunes will be released on June 30. These updates will be necessary for the new Apple Music service the company announced today. Apple Music is a streaming music service, 24 hour worldwide radio station, and a social network for artis....more
Microsoft finds Skype bug similar to iMessage
Microsoft has patched a bug in Skype that was similar to the iMessage bug found a few days ago. In several versions of Skype, a user receiving the message http://: would have their version of Skype crash. Even worse, once the message was in their history, the app would continue to crash every time th....more
Apple to compete with Google Now
Apple is apparently working on a competitor to Google Now. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac, Apple is working on a project codenamed "Proactive" which will provide relevant information to users based on Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and other third-party apps. Apple's "hook" in this area will appar....more
Office downloaded 100 million times on iOS and Android
Microsoft has been morphing itself from a software company, to a device and services company. Since new CEO Satya Nadella came on board, the company has been focused on making its apps available everywhere. Office is the number business for Microsoft, and they want it to be used on all devices. Af....more
Chrome for iOS gets widgets and app extensions
Google has updated Chrome for iOS and added a couple of important features. Chrome for iOS now supports widgets and app extensions. Widget support allows you to add a widget to your Notifications Center and launch a new Chrome tab or voice search from there. App extension support means users of password ma....more
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
Skype for Android gets major update
Microsoft has updated Skype for Android, iOS, and Qik, but the Android update is the most significant. The latest update takes Skype to version 5.3. Microsoft upgraded the chatting environment, and Skype now supports emojis. Skype also introduces speech-to-text via Android Auto with this update. Ot....more
Microsoft releases new firmware for Surface Pro 3 with enterprise encryption
Microsoft released the second firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 in less than a month. The latest firmware update adds enterprise level security to the Surface Pro 3 with full disk encryption. This update is a bit of a surprise as Microsoft recently released a firmware update for the Surface Pen, but it'....more
Alaska Airlines using Windows tablets for in-flight entertainment
Alaska Airlines is upgrading their in-flight entertainment tablets and they're going with Windows Toshiba Encore 2 tablets. I flew Alaska Airlines a couple of years ago and they handed me a tablet, but it was clunky and odd. It looks like they will upgrade to Windows 8.1 tablets for a better experience. more
Apple TV gets CNN Go and more
Apple is continuing to add channels to the Apple TV. They recently added channels for TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood, and today they have added CNN Go. You still need to have an account to authenticate to before you can watch CNN, so customers of Cox, Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS are i....more
Two user experience issues Apple should fix now
I love AirPlay. If you have an iOS device and an Apple TV you probably use AirPlay. You can mirror your device on your television, or you can stream content from your device to your TV. When AirPlay first launched it seemed like a dream. All of a sudden I could get the content from my iPhone on my TV. Ap....more
FaceTime calls on Android Wear via iPhone possible
Android Wear does not support iOS at the moment, yet one developer was able to get phone calls between the two devices working. Devekioer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh posted a video showing an Android Wear smartwatch receiving a FaceTime from an iPhone. He even picked up the call just to show that it actually works....more
BlackBerry does not have a fix for FREAK yet
The world was informed of a flaw in nearly every computing platform a couple of weeks ago. The FREAK flaw is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows man in the middle attacks on devices that could be tricked to use lower forms of encryption. Nearly every copy of Windows, Mac OS, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, etc.,....more
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
Google finally releases calendar app for iPhone
Google has finally released a Google Calendar app for the iPhone. Google released a calendar app for Android last year, but iPhone users were left waiting. iPhone users can subscribe to Google Calendars using the native iOS calendar app, but it lacks several features specific to Google. Google Cale....more
iOS 8.2 installs Apple Watch app that cannot be removed
Apple pushed the iOS 8.2 update yesterday after the company's Spring Forward event. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, but the main focus of the update is obviously Apple Watch. The update installs a separate Apple Watch app that helps you pair your watch to your iPhone, but some user....more
Apple releases iOS 8.2
Apple's Spring Forward event was held today and the company just dropped an update for iOS. The update takes iOS to version 8.2 and supports the new Apple Watch. As you know the Apple Watch relies on the iPhone for connectivity so Apple needed to allow both devices to talk to each other. This update brings....more
iPhone 6 vibrates twice on mail messages - FIXED!
Have you noticed mail notifications feel like text message notifications on the iPhone 6 when in vibrate mode? The iPhone used to vibrate twice (staccato) for incoming text messages and once (quick) for incoming email, but ever since the iPhone 6 was released mail messages seem to vibrate twice. It is frustr....more
Gmail for iOS updated with new share extension
Google updated Gmail for iOS today taking the app to version 4. Gmail for iOS added a new share extension as well as allowing actionable notifications. The share extension allows you to to share files via Gmail for iOS with any app that supports share extensions. You can view a photo or file, tap "Share" a....more
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