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Maps transit directions expand to Boston and Sydney

Yesterday, 12:31 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News

Transit directions in Maps are now available for two new cities: Boston, MA and Sydney, Australia. Residents of or visitors to the two cities can now fire up Apple Maps to get directions around the city using buses and trains.

Transit directions were one of the big new features announced for Maps in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but the number of cities supported has been rather limited from the outset. In the U.S., Maps launched with transit directions in Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.. Other cities around the world include London, Berlin, Mexico City, Toronto, and more than 300 cities in China.

With today's additions, that list grows by two cities just weeks after the official launch of transit directions in Maps. We're sure to see transit directions expand to more locales as time wears on, but they're off to a decent start so far.

Source: Apple





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LifeProof's thin and tough FRE case for the iPhone 6s...

Yesterday, 07:17 PM

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With the new iPhone 6s firmly in the hands of pre-order customers, one case maker, LifeProof, is out with a pre-order of its own. The LifeProof FRE for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 is the latest from the well-known case company, and it is up for pre-order now with stock expected to arrive on November 2.

LifeProof says that the FRE is a thin and light case that doesn't skimp on protection. The case features a built-in scratch protector, waterproofing for up to an hour in 6.6 feet of water, and drop protection from a height of 6.6 feet as well. Finally, LifeProof says that the FRE meets military standards for shock and impact protection, and is compatible with LifeActiv QuickMount accessories.

Of course, since it shares the same design as the iPhone 6s, this case works with the iPhone 6 as well. Unfortunately for owners of the iPhone 6s Plus, LifeProof doesn't yet have a FRE case at the ready, but the company says it's "in development."

Pre-order the LifeProof FRE for the iPhone 6 and 6s / $80





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OS X 10.11.1 beta 3 now available for developers and testers

Today, 05:09 PM

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Apple has released the third beta of OS X 10.11.1 to developers, along with the third public beta for members of its Beta Software Program. Developers can grab the build from the Mac Developer Resource Center, while both developers and Beta Software Program members can download the update from the Mac App Store.

This is expected to be the first major update to OS X El Capitan, though what it will contain at launch is not yet clear. However, it does appear that some new emoji characters will make an appearance. El Capitan itself launched to consumers late last month.





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AT&T receives FCC waiver to roll out Wi-Fi calling

Today, 06:02 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
AT&T offered Wi-Fi calling in iOS 9 beta, but removed the feature as it did not comply with FCC's regulations that mandated teletypewriter support (TTY) for the hearing-impaired. The carrier has obtained a waiver that allows it to roll out Wi-Fi calling using a newer form of accessibility service called real-time text (RTT).
While announcing the news, AT&T also challenged T-Mobile and Sprint, stating that they did not seek out a waiver for lack of TTY support in their implementation of Wi-Fi calling:

We're grateful the FCC has granted AT&T's waiver request so we can begin providing Wi-Fi calling. At the same time we are left scratching our heads as to why the FCC still seems intent on excusing the behavior of T-Mobile and Sprint, who have been offering these services without a waiver for quite some time. Instead of initiating enforcement action against them, or at least opening an investigation, the agency has effectively invited them to now apply for similar waivers and implied that their prior flaunting of FCC rules will be ignored. This is exactly what we meant when our letter spoke of concerns about asymmetric regulation.

We'll let you know once AT&T announces a specific date for the rollout.
Source: AT&T, FCC; Via: Engadget





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How to create folders and add apps to your iPhone 6s and...

28 Sep 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Keep your Home screen clutter-free by creating folders.

Your iPhone and iPad Home screens can hold dozens and dozens of apps, but thanks to folders, that number leaps up to thousands. If your Home screen is getting a bit messy, consider folders to help you collect and organize apps of a similar type, color, style, or whatever specifics you dictate.

How create folders on your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to create a folder for until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode. (If you have an iPhone 6s and press too hard, you'll trigger 3D Touch; tap and hold lightly to enter Edit mode.)
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it on top of another app you want in the same folder.
  4. If you don't like the automatic name iOS creates for your folder, tap the name field and change it to anything you like, then tap Done.

  5. Tap outside the folder area to return to the Home screen.
  6. Drag any additional apps that you want in the folder onto the folder.
  7. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode and complete the new folder.
How to add apps to folders on iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to add to your folder until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode.
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it to the folder.
  4. Release your finger to drop it into the folder.

  5. Drag any additional apps that you want onto that folder.
  6. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode.
How to remove a folder from your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen and tap the folder in question.
  2. Touch and hold on an app in the folder to enter Edit mode.
  3. Drag all apps out of the folder, at which point it will disappear.

Questions? Comments?

Let us know below!

Rene Ritchie contributed to an earlier version of this article.





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Save 50% today on Incipio Feather Shine Cases for iPhone...

Yesterday, 03:11 PM

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Apple Watch review updated for watchOS 2, Hermès, new cas...

Today, 03:53 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Since it launched in March, Apple has not only updated us to watchOS 2, but introduced a new collection, new finishes, and a ton of new bands.

Apple Watch may not even be 6 months old yet but that hasn't stopped Apple from updating the software to watchOS 2, introducing new gold and rose gold Apple Watch Sport finishes, adding a bevy of new sport and watch band colors and pairings, and adding a whole new collection in Apple Watch Hermès.

So, we've taken our epic Apple Watch review from April and updated it with callouts, links, and information on everything that's new and improved.

If you haven't read it yet, especially if you're considering an Apple Watch for the holidays, there's never been a better time to dive in!





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How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but...

02 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...p-malware-away'title="How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but don't)"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2015/09/os-x-el-capitan-macbook-pro-privacy-hero.jpg?itok=zdcAsyne' /></a></p> <p class="intro">El Capitan makes it harder than ever for malware to be a problem on the Mac thanks to System Integrity Protection.</p> <p>System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a new way of managing access to essential system files in <a href="http://www.imore.com/os-x-el-capitan">OS X El Capitan</a>, but it's kicking some older software to the curb. So why is Apple implementing it?</p> <!--break--> <p>Malware is a really serious problem not just on Windows but the Mac too—it seems like almost every week, we get a new report of some sort of malware or adware that's attacking Apple users. Most of these outbreaks are contained quickly, fortunately, and mitigated by the built-in anti-malware and technologies like Gatekeeper.</p> <p>Apple can always do better, and in El Capitan, they have. To help bolster the Mac's security against malware infections, Apple's come up with System Integrity Protection</p> <p>Before El Capitan, people could easily modify, or allow to be modified, core system files used by OS X by entering their administrator password. It's how, for example, we grant software installers "root" access to setup apps.</p> <p>That's why, El Capitan has gone "rootless". System Integrity Protection makes sure the vital system files are safe from modification. This is a <em>good</em> thing: It should reduce the likelihood that you can accidentally infect yourself with malware, or that someone can gain access to your Mac or your files by escalating privilege exploits remotely.</p> <p>If you use system-modifying utilities and system extensions that made essential changes to the way OS X works, however, you may notice that they no longer function or need to be updated.</p> <p>SIP created problems for some developers during El Capitan's public beta development period over the summer. In many cases those problems have either been straightened out or are getting straightened out now. So <em>check with the makers of the apps you use</em> to see if they have updates.</p> <p>And of course stay tuned to iMore, because we'll report on key updates as they become available.</p> <p>Of course, you <em>do</em> have ultimate control over what happens on your Mac, so you can deactivate System Integrity Protection if you want to. I strongly advise <em>against</em> doing this, but I completely understand that you may be dependent on software that <em>has</em> to work regardless. I'll just reiterate one last time that SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason: To protect you and to protect your Mac. Apple takes your privacy <em>very</em> seriously.</p> <h2>How to turn off System Integrity Protection in El Capitan</h2> <ol><li>Click the <strong></strong> menu.</li> <li>Select <strong>Restart...</strong></li> <li>Hold down <strong>command-R</strong> to boot into the Recovery System.</li> <li>Click the <strong>Utilities</strong> menu and select <strong>Terminal.</strong></li> <li>Type <tt>csrutil disable</tt> and press <strong>return</strong>.</li> <li>Close the Terminal app.</li> <li>Click the <strong></strong> menu and select <strong>Restart...</strong>.</li> </ol><p>If you decide later you want to re-engage SIP (and I <em>earnestly</em> hope that you do), repeat these steps, changing <tt>csrutil disable</tt> to <tt>csrutil enable</tt> instead.</p> <p>Again, SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason — to improve OS X security, and reduce the risk of anyone who isn't supposed to from getting to your data. But as in all things, your mileage may vary. 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Amazon Prime Now expands to cover more of London

Yesterday, 10:31 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...er-more-london'title="Amazon Prime Now expands to cover more of London"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/article_images/2015/04/prime-now.jpg?itok=EQUTgf0D' /></a></p> <p>Good news for impulsive Amazon Prime shoppers in London today as the online retail giant has announced expanded coverage that increases the supported postcodes five-fold. Thanks to a new depot in Wimbledon, Prime customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton can get one-hour delivery slots while those in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon can get a still pretty speedy two-hour slot.</p> <!--break--> <p>Amazon Prime Now is available from 8 am to midnight, seven days a week, for those moments you just have to have something right now. Amazon will continue to expand Prime Now across further UK cities before the end of the year, but didn't elaborate on which those might be.</p> <p>As an added bonus to folks who might now be using it for the first time, enter code <em>PRIMENOW10</em> at checkout for £10 off your first order of £30 or greater. You'll find the link to the Amazon Prime Now iPhone application and the full press release below.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id947644950?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" class="cta large" rel="nofollow">Download Amazon Prime Now for iPhone</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prime/pipeline/landing?ie=UTF8&amp;ref_=nav_logo_prime_join&amp;tag=androcentr-21&amp;m1k=d_im" title="" class="cta shop" rel="nofollow">Sign up for Amazon Prime for £79 a year (30-day free trial)</a></p> <div class="pressrelease"> <p><strong>Prime Now Expands in London: Number of Postcodes Eligible for One-Hour Delivery Increases Five-Fold</strong></p> <p><em>One-hour delivery now available to customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton</em></p> <p><em>Two-hour delivery windows available in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon</em></p> <p><strong>LONDON — 6th October 2015</strong>—Amazon today announced the rapid expansion of Prime Now delivery in London. Following the opening of a new Amazon delivery station in Wimbledon, the number of postcodes eligible for one-hour delivery has increased five-fold and the number of postcodes eligible for a two-hour delivery window has almost trebled since the first day of the service in June 2015.</p> <p>One-hour delivery via Prime Now is now available for Prime customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton in London. In addition, Amazon Prime customers in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon can now benefit from Prime Now for the first time through its two-hour delivery windows. Prime Now is available from 8 am to midnight, seven days a week. Amazon will continue to expand Prime Now across further UK cities before the end of the year.</p> <p>"Millions more Londoners can now enjoy ultra-fast delivery," said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk. "The service is proving very popular in the capital and we've seen high demand on everything from essentials like bottled water, coffee and nappies to the latest must-have popular items like games consoles, toys and sports equipment – all of which are available for delivery in less than 60 minutes."</p> <p>In August, one-hour delivery expanded into Birmingham, Amazon's second UK Prime Now city where customers now have access to more than 20,000 products including a new range of chilled and frozen items such as Chicago Town pizzas, Birds Eye fish fingers and Ben &amp; Jerry's ice-cream.</p> <p>Londoners can choose from thousands of everyday items such as toilet paper, batteries and toothpaste, to last minute party essentials such as beer, snacks and fizzy drinks as well as other popular items like games consoles, gadgets and gifts, delivered right to their door in an hour or less.</p> <p>The fastest London Prime Now delivery to date was a NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender which was ordered at 10:32am, shipped from Amazon's Bow delivery station and delivered at 10:44am to a postcode in Canary Wharf.</p> <p>All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request notification when the service is available in their area. Customers can also visit www.amazon.co.uk/primenow to discover eligible delivery postcodes. Prime Now customers can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week.</p> <p>Prime Now is made available through Amazon Logistics, Amazon's technology and logistics platform that empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers seven days a week. London Prime Now deliveries are made from Amazon buildings in Bow, East London and Wimbledon in South-West London.</p> <p>Amazon Prime is already an immensely popular service with millions of members in the UK. On a base of tens of millions, worldwide paid membership to Prime grew 53% last year. Prime members in the UK enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items, unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV shows through Prime Instant Video, access to one million songs to stream and download through Prime Music, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, and access to more than 1 million books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. 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New on iTunes: Early access to Jurassic World, deals on m...

Yesterday, 07:18 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV content to its catalog. This week we have early access to Jurassic World, discounts on movies led by women, and deals on fashion-conscious shows.

This week in movies starts off with Jurassic World, which is avaialble on iTunes two weeks ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release. There is a sale this week on movies led by women, with movies like Age of Adaline, The Heat, and Bridesmaids all available for $9.99 each. The Movie of the Week is '71, which is available for a $0.99 rental and a $9.99 purchase.

With the TV season back in full swing, there are new episodes from several shows now available, including Quantico, Gotham, and Fear the Walking Dead. Homeland fans can pick up the series premiere for free this week, and the first three seasons of the show have been discounted to $19.99 each. Several fashion-conscious shows, including America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, and What Not to Wear have all had a number of seasons discounted to under $12.

Check in next week for more in movies and TV from the iTunes Store.





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