As part of my quest to find a Windows 10 tablet that meets my mobile computing needs better than the iPad Pro, I've spent a lot more time using Windows 10 than in the past. And, while there have been some significant benefits, it's not been all smooth sailing. There are features in both operating systems I really like and others that I find frustrating. Some of the challenges faced on the Windows 10 side come, I think, from the operating system's desktop origins and the openness of the Windows ecosystem. On the iPad side, Apple's tight control offers some benefits but also some real hassles.
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Each year, Apple releases a new iPhone. And in the weeks preceding and following the release, online auction sites see an abundance of newly superseded iPhones hit the market. But before you sell your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device, you should remove all your personal data. The best way to do that is a factory reset. Here's how to factory reset an iOS device.
Over the last few months, I’ve been using a 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my main mobile computer. Although I have Mac and Windows desktops at the two “fixed” locations i work from, I’ve been using the larger iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard as my traveller. And, for the most part, it has worked really well. But a couple of limitations have really started to get to me recently.
iOS: Apple added a few new things in the iOS 10.3 update, and one of those is a tool to identify 32-bit apps that may be rendered obsolete in the next version of iOS.
iOS: Every once in a while, Apple will push out a minor update that fixes some random little problem with its operating systems. This time around, it's the Apple ID page in 10.3, which finally has a more cohesive settings page with access to everything from two-factor authentication to serial numbers on your other devices.
Apple today announced a new app for iOS called Clips that will be out in April. As its name implies, the app allows iPhone and iPad users to create short video clips that can be shared with friends. It's essentially a first-party cross between Snapchat and Prisma with oodles of filters to muck around with. Here are the details.
Before upgrading any operating system, it’s always wise to back your system up just in case. While software companies have come along leaps and bounds in making upgrades as simple as possible, there are occasional changes that are riskier than others. iOS 10.3 sounds like an incremental update but it comes with one massive change.
Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include advertisers, governments or some weird voyeur in your life. The good news is you can do a few things to your iPhone to make it more secure and privacy friendly without ruining the experience.
Jailbreaking used to be pretty common amongst iPhone users, but it seems like interest has died out recently. So, we want to hear it, are you still interested in jailbreaking your iPhone?
Tracking your habits is a great way to keep an eye on your progress for a variety of self-improvement goals, and you have an incredible number of apps for doing so on the iPhone. However, when it comes to performance and ease of use, we like Productive, because it blends simplicity with the statistics you want to see.
Duet Display is our favourite "second screen" app for iPad that extends your desktop computer's screen to your iPad. Today, Duet Display gets an update that adds in Touch Bar support, which means you can emulate the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar on any iPad.
For whatever reason, the iPhone has tons of different voice recording apps, but very few of them do anything more than Apple's free Voice Memos app. We like Just Press Record because it manages to make itself worth its asking price by offering a different experience and feature set than Apple's offering.
Mac: Spark, one of our favourite email apps for iPhone and iPad, has made the jump to Mac. Now you can use all of your custom filters, gestures and smart notifications on your laptop or desktop — and it's still free.