Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please. The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important. » 12/12/14 12:50pm 12/12/14 12:50pm

Apple Is Pulling a Bunch of the Neatest iOS 8 Apps

Remember when Apple went after that handy note-taking widget, a popular app that's one the first truly useful widgets for iOS 8? Turns out, Apple's been pulling all kinds of apps that take advantage of new features in iOS 8—even after they've been approved to be in the App Store. And developers are starting to get… » 12/11/14 10:21am 12/11/14 10:21am

Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. » 12/08/14 5:20pm 12/08/14 5:20pm

This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on… » 12/06/14 8:58pm 12/06/14 8:58pm

Feds Use 18th Century Law to Force Apple to Unlock Encrypted Phones

The Department of Justice is going to absurd lengths in order to unlock encrypted smartphones. It's using a law from the 1700s to force Apple and at least one other company to cooperate with law enforcement officials in investigations dealing with locked, encrypted phones. And the courts, so far, are letting it happen. » 12/01/14 12:23pm 12/01/14 12:23pm

Dim Your iPhone Screen with a Home Button Shortcut

The accessibility features built into iOS make iPhones and iPads easier to use for people whose sight or hearing is impaired, but they can come in handy for the rest of us too. One trick you can try is to set up a shortcut to dim the screen on your iOS device with three taps of the Home button. » 11/27/14 9:31am 11/27/14 9:31am