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How to set-up Family Sharing in iOS 8

Sep 29th 2014 at 4:11pm by Renkman

The premise behind Family Sharing is pretty simple. A “Family” of up to six people, including children, can share each other’s purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store without the need to share accounts.

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How to back-up your iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to iCloud in iOS 8

Sep 28th 2014 at 11:16pm by Renkman

So, you went ahead and purchased your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? When you set-up your new iPhone of the first things you are given the option of turning on iCloud back-ups. If you skipped this step at the beginning–no worries, we can walk you through setting it up right now.

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Bent out of shape: the truth behind the iPhone 6 Plus debacle

Sep 26th 2014 at 7:25pm by Rob

It didn’t take long for the first iPhone 6 scandal to arise. Purported throngs of iPhone 6 Plus owners noticed that their phones appeared “bent” after a few days of use… but what’s the truth? Let’s get down to the facts.

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2–patches all bugs, including those introduced with iOS 8.0.1update

Sep 25th 2014 at 11:45pm by Renkman

Apple released an update to iOS 8 this week that ended up causing some users more problems than the bug-fixes it was suppose to eliminate. Specifically, many new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users lost the ability to make cellular calls and access their phones via Touch ID after they installed iOS 8.0.1.

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How to monitor iOS 8 battery usage

Sep 22nd 2014 at 11:46pm by Renkman

One of my favorite new features in iOS 8 is the ability to track how much battery life individual apps are using. This one is a no-brainer, and should have happened years ago. But hey, we’ve got it now, so let’s look at how you can access your iOS usage data, and what it tells you about how you are using your phone–shall we?

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How to enable widgets in iOS 8

Sep 21st 2014 at 11:48pm by Renkman

One of the “new” features Apple introduced in iOS 8 was the ability to add widgets to Notification Center. I know, I know–Android has had those for years. True, and I’ve never really been a big fan of how they are implemented in Android either. Personally, I’ve never really used them much during my “Android experiment.” Perhaps it’s because

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iPhone 6 unboxed with Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and iPhone 5C [VIDEO]

Sep 19th 2014 at 2:02pm by Rob

It’s iPhone 6 day! I had an insane launch day experience, waiting at a T-Mobile store from 6AM as the first person in line, only to be told at 8AM by store managers that they hadn’t yet received the shipment. But that didn’t stop me, I ran around town until I got the job done, and now have a 128GB T-Mobile iPhone 6 in Space Grey to call my own.

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My quest to buy an iPhone 6 Plus on launch day

Sep 19th 2014 at 1:24pm by Renkman

I decided this year, for the first time ever, to forego my usual policy of pre-ordering my new iPhone online as soon as it was available for standing in line at an Apple Store. Although I am still hopeful that I will be able to pick up my iPhone today, I will probably never subject myself to this process again anytime soon.

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iPhone 6 Drop Test [VIDEO]

Sep 19th 2014 at 6:39am by Rob

Usually tech blogs will perform drop tests of new devices to test their durability. In the case of this iPhone 6 Drop Test though, it was purely accidental. The very first iPhone 6 customer was being interviewed on live television, proudly unboxing it for the camera when this happened.

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Apple releases iOS 8

Sep 18th 2014 at 7:59am by Renkman

As promised, Apple has released iOS 8 to the public ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release coming this Friday. Over 4 million consumers have already taken advantage of the pre-order options offered by Apple and mobile carrier companies

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Has Apple abandoned the 4-inch iPhone? What the iPhone 6 announcement says about future iPhone releases

Sep 15th 2014 at 11:21pm by Renkman

Last week Apple announced one of the most ambitious updates to the iPhone since the original unveiling by Steve Jobs at Macworld way back in 2007. Not only did they announce two new iPhone models for the second year in a row, but in doing so this year that did something far more interesting. This is the year they finally abandoned the 4-inch screen size format.