Back in January, Samsung announced plans to add iOS support to its Gear S2 Smart Watch, and it appears the South Korean company is getting close to launching the promised iOS app. Starting today, Samsung is launching a new beta testing program for the Gear iOS app (via SamMobile), which will run from Wednesday, August ...continue reading Samsung Launches Limited iOS Beta Program for Gear S2 Smart Watch

In iOS 10, Apple plans to make some changes to the way videos are handled, putting a stop to irritating autoplay videos and offering improvements to animated GIFs. The changes will come in the form of updated policies for "video" elements, as outlined today by Apple software engineer Jer Noble on the Webkit blog As ...continue reading Safari in iOS 10 Offers Improved Animated GIF Viewing and Stops Noisy Autoplay Videos

The Apple ID system, built somewhat haphazardly via .Mac and the iTunes Store, never really fit with the reality of complicated human life. Husbands and wives, parents and children, partners of all kinds found themselves sharing Apple IDs in order to avoid buying duplicates of every app and song and video in order to distribute ...continue reading How Apple could improve Family Sharing

During its What's New in Metal, Part 1 session at WWDC 2016, Apple used an iPad to demo the graphics API's new adaptive tessellation capabilities on iOS 10. At the 17:58 mark of the video, a TextEdit icon can be seen on the iPad's home screen from the multitasking app switcher screen. TextEdit is Apple's ...continue reading TextEdit Icon Spotted on iOS 10 During WWDC 2016 Demo

Despite announcing a handful of new additions to iOS 10 earlier in the week at WWDC, Apple kept silent on whether or not a much-requested "Dark Mode" would be coming to its mobile operating system this year, although it did announce a similar feature would be hitting Apple TV. Yesterday, developer Andrew Wiik shared a ...continue reading Beta Testers Discover Possible 'Dark Mode' Buried in iOS 10

Chime Banking, a smartphone-based banking company, announced today that it now supports Apple Pay in the U.S. for both in-store and in-app payments. Chime Visa debit cards can be added to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later on compatible iPhones. Chime ...continue reading Chime Banking Now Supports Apple Pay

Once-banned iOS widget app Launcher received its first major update yesterday, more than a year after its return to the App Store. Launcher was one of the first apps to take advantage of Notification Center widgets introduced in iOS 8 by letting users add shortcuts to apps and tasks, thereby avoiding the need to swipe ...continue reading Launcher App for iOS Notification Center Gains Grouped and Time-Aware Widgets

Released in fall 2014, iOS 8 brought with it a truckload of new features—one of which was the ability to swap out Apple’s built-in keyboard with one of your choosing supplied by a third-party developer. After all, the stock keyboard isn’t for everyone, and it has its fair share of shortcomings. If you’ve never tried ...continue reading How to install and use third-party keyboards on your iPhone or iPad

A long-standing bug in Game Center that renders many games unplayable has reportedly been resolved in the latest public beta of iOS 9.3.2. Game Center for iOS is a necessary component of many turn-based multiplayer App Store titles, which rely on Apple's social gaming network to enable gamers to invite friends, start multiplayer matches, and ...continue reading iOS 9.3.2 Beta Reportedly Fixes 'White Screen of Death' Game Center Bug

Over the past two weeks, an increasing number of iPhone SE early adopters have reported audio issues with Bluetooth phone calls when the smartphone is paired with a vehicle or wireless headset. The issue extends to GPS voice navigation for some, but streaming music over Bluetooth appears to be unaffected. Specifically, dozens of users in ...continue reading Many iPhone SE Users Experiencing Bluetooth Phone Call Audio Issues