The Best Extensions for Safari in iOS 8

When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn't exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden—but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there's improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Here are 8 of the best… » 10/24/14 12:01pm Yesterday 12:01pm

How to Download iOS 8.1 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install package, so if you go about this the right way, you should be able to avoid having to delete anything at all. Here's how to download iOS 8.1 without saying goodbye to any of… » 10/20/14 1:27pm Monday 1:27pm

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in Yosemite and iOS 8

Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realize you'd prefer a keyboard. Here's how to set it up and use it. » 10/17/14 4:28pm 10/17/14 4:28pm

Using iOS 8’s QuickType on Tinder Will Not Get You Laid

Among the worst features of Apple's iOS 8 is QuickType, a feature that believes it can figure out what you're going to text someone before you even think of it. It could be magical, instead it's only good for writing nonsense sentences and mangling famous movie quotes. But maybe, just maybe you can use it to get laid… » 10/13/14 12:00pm 10/13/14 12:00pm

How Predictive Keyboards Work (and How You Can Train Yours Better)

Almost all of us have a predictive keyboard on our smartphone, which suggests upcoming words for super-fast typing. Even so, they're not perfect, and sometimes turn up hilarious results. Luckily, it's not hard to train your keyboard to understand you, once you know how it works. » 10/08/14 11:28am 10/08/14 11:28am

I Ditched My iPhone and Spent the Summer With Android

For five straight years, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at the screen of an iPhone. I'm not alone in that, but I am usually quick to buy new models and even quicker to download new operating system updates. Perhaps I'm a little too quick, because earlier this year, my enthusiasm got the best of me. » 9/30/14 3:30pm 9/30/14 3:30pm

iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings and (Maybe) Touch ID for iPads

The roll-out of iOS 8 hasn't been a smooth one, but new reports suggest that a fully-fledged 8.1 update may not be far away. MacRumors reports that the first beta developer release of the next iteration of the OS contains setting for Apple Pay, which is set to launch October—along with references to Touch ID for iPad. » 9/30/14 5:30am 9/30/14 5:30am