Daylight saving public service announcement: Don’t count on your iPhone alarm this weekend
March 8, 2014 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off

You never know, this year the Daylight Saving Time switch might work out differently — but why take the chance? Over the years, Apple’s iOS platform has run into a few hurdles when it comes to handling the semiannual clock shift forwards (in springtime) or backwards …

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iAd Approval Process Pains Sound Familiar
August 16, 2010 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off
iAd Approval Process Pains Sound Familiar

In April, Apple saw the money to be had in targeted advertising, and announced it would take an ownership role for ads running on its mobile platform by creating iAd. The idea was actually not too bad: Through this model, Apple would pay 60 percent of revenue …

How-To: iPhone HDR
August 16, 2010 – 9:00 pm | Comments Off
How-To: iPhone HDR

The iPhone has a great little camera, but it’s got serious limitations. Anyone who’s ever tried to capture a scene with a wide range of light knows that it doesn’t take much for the iPhone’s camera to completely lose the high or low end of the spectrum…

Apple TV is Dead; Long Live Apple TV
August 13, 2010 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off
Apple TV is Dead; Long Live Apple TV

Over the last few months, there’ve been several articles written about the possibility of a future update to the Apple TV based on iOS, the operating system used in iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. These rumors have taken on a …

iPad Quick Tip: Enabling Multiple Google Calendars
August 12, 2010 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off
iPad Quick Tip: Enabling Multiple Google Calendars

I recently set out to enable Google Calendar syncing with the iPad Calendar and found some of the online documentation on this subject to be a bit out of date. After digging around, I …

Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2 and 3.2.2, Fixes PDF Exploit
August 11, 2010 – 8:14 pm | Comments Off
Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2 and 3.2.2, Fixes PDF Exploit

Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad through iTunes. This update plugs a security hole that would allow malicious PDF files to compromise iOS. The PDF security hole was used in the JailbreakMe website so that users could …

Your Next iPad: What Features Will It Have?
August 11, 2010 – 7:55 pm | Comments Off
Your Next iPad: What Features Will It Have?

An idiosyncratic survey of German consumers may not be indicative of what the rest of the world wants in the next iPad, but it does make you wonder what, exactly, Apple will do with the iPad 2. The…

Secrets of the Camera Connection Kit
August 11, 2010 – 7:00 pm | Comments Off
Secrets of the Camera Connection Kit

While it may be intended as a tool for adding photos to your iPad, the Camera Connection Kit can do more than Apple tells you about. Having had one for the last week or so, I’ve tested what capabilities the kit has, and what secrets are …

iPad App Faceoff: Netflix vs. Hulu Plus
August 9, 2010 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off
iPad App Faceoff: Netflix vs. Hulu Plus

There’s a movement underfoot. A movement to break free of cable providers’ high costs and poor service. A movement to time- and device-shift. A movement to watch what we want, where we want, when we want. For me, personally, there’s no way I can rid …

Relax, iOS Isn’t Going to Replace OS X
August 9, 2010 – 3:00 pm | Comments Off
Relax, iOS Isn’t Going to Replace OS X

A prediction has been going around the blogosphere for a few months saying that Apple will eventually replace OS X with iOS, and a lot of people seem to agree. I don’t. That prediction…

iPad is Smarter: Now With Genius!
August 6, 2010 – 10:30 pm | Comments Off
iPad is Smarter: Now With Genius!

This morning, as is part of my ritual when waking up, I checked for app updates on both my iPhone and iPad. (Am I the only one who gets excited over app updates?) When doing so …