iOS 8 Rumors Point to Split-Screen Multitasking on iPad

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True multitasking may be coming to the iPad when iOS 8 officially releases in the form of Microsoft Surface-like split-screening, where users can snap two apps side-by-side and use them at the same time. 9to5Mac reports that “sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development” have said that iOS 8 will come with a split-screen multitasking […]

How to Get the Google Play Music iPad App Early

Google Play Music iPad app

Many iOS apps are universal, meaning that one app works on both iPhone and iPad by sharing some aspects of the code, but also have unique lines of code that allow the app to recognize whether its being used on an iPhone or iPad. The Google Play Music app is one example, but the iPad […]

iOS 8 for iPhone 4 Unlikely

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Apple’s tradition of dropping support for older devices and discontinuing iOS updates will most likely continue on with the release of iOS 8. Apple recently discontinued selling the iPhone 4 in several countries, including India and Brazil. Of course, it was discontinued in the US once the iPhone 5s was launched, but was kept on […]

iPad Mini Retina Review: 6 Months In

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The second-generation iPad mini has been on the market for six months now, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been playing around with the new slate since its launch back in November. With a price tag of $399, it’s certainly not the cheapest small form factor tablet on the market, but […]

How to Set Up FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and Mac

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FaceTime is Apple’s popular video chatting service that allows iPhone, iPad and Mac users to chat with each other over video. It’s a cross-platform service as well, so you can easily FaceTime with someone on your iPhone while they’re using an iPad or a Mac. It’s a really simple app to use, but setting it […]

How to Buy a Cheap iPad

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The iPad has come a long way from being a slightly-expensive device to a very-affordable tablet, and that’s mostly thanks to the cut-throat competition that we’ve seen from Android tablets over the last couple of years. The iPad mini was Apple’s first step into the cheaper tablet market. Granted, it debuted at $329, which was […]

United Airlines Now Offers Video Streaming on iOS Devices

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One of the rituals that many a mobile warrior undertakes to survive the tedium of air travel is to load up a mobile device with video content to watch while a flight is in the air. The recent relaxing of rules about turning mobile devices off during take off and landing has made it even […]

How to Back Up Your iPhone Using iCloud

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Backing up your computer and other devices is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do. It can save you from certain disaster if you’re iPhone ever dies or you accidentally drop and break it. If you don’t have any of the data on it backed up, you’re at risk of losing it […]

iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8: What We Know So Far

Apple and HTC have not joined the megapixel race.

In late March, HTC unveiled and released its new HTC One M8, a successor to the original HTC One. Those in the hunt for a new smartphone would be wise to consider it though it’s getting harder and harder to turn away from the upcoming rumored crop of smartphones which includes Apple’s iPhone 6. Last […]

Turn Your iPad Into a Desktop with This iOS 7 Cydia Tweak

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You might have dreamed in the past how you wish iOS was more like OS X, bringing a desktop-like experience to the iPad with the ability to have multiple windows open and work on two different apps side-by-side. A new iOS 7 Cydia tweak takes that dream and makes it a reality. It’s aptly called […]

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 4: What We Know Right Now

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Later this year, Apple is expected to release a brand new iPhone, a device that is currently being dubbed iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is likely going to appeal to many current iPhone owners including those who are still holding onto Apple’s aging relic, the nearly four year old iOS 7-powered iPhone 4. Back in […]

iPad for School: Is it Truly the Best Option?

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The school year is beginning to wind down, with students graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. For some students, this means graduating high school and moving on to college in the fall. Despite the school year being almost over, it’s never too late for a student to think about their first semester […]

Google Maps Update Delivers New Features, Apple Waits for iOS 8

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Google Maps for iOS and Android has been updated today with several new features and improvements that give a generous boost to the app’s turn-by-turn navigation capabilities. The biggest feature is perhaps the addition of lane guidance, which tells drivers what lane they need to be in when it comes to merging with traffic or […]

iOS 7.1.1 Review: Two Weeks Later

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Two weeks ago, Apple released iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. The update followed the release of iOS 7.1 and delivered bug fixes to owners of Apple’s mobile products running iOS 7. With iOS 7.1.1 problems emerging, we want to take another close look at how Apple’s latest iOS update is performing on the […]

iOS 8: 7 Things iPhone & iPad Users Can Expect

Apple could use a new purchase to deliver a better Siri in iOS 8 this year.

In less than a month, Apple is expected to take the stage at WWDC 2014 and debut new OS X 10.10 software for Mac users and an iOS 8 update for iPhone and iPad owners. With only weeks to go before launch, we want to take a look at what iPhone and iPad owners should […]

How to Fix a Frozen iPhone

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You’ve probably been there before; your iPhone freezes up in the middle of browsing Twitter or playing a game and you can’t do anything to get it working again. Most likely, you probably just let the battery die, recharged it, and then powered it up again to fix the problem. However, there’s an easier way […]

iOS 7.1.1 Update: 5 Problems & Fixes

Here are common iOS 7.1.1 update problems and possible fixes.

The iOS 7.1.1 update is a small release that fixes a few important iOS 7.1 problems and bugs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For the most part the iOS 7.1.1 update delivers good performance on the iPhone and iPad, but some users are complaining about a slowly growing number of iOS 7.1.1 problems. […]

5 iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks for a More Convenient iPhone

iOS 7 Cydia tweaks that make your iPhone more convenient

While the latest iOS update may not be jailbreak ready, users running iOS 7.0.6 or older can still enjoy the wonderful world of jailbreaking, and I’ve been taking advantage of this by trying out all sorts of nifty iOS 7 Cydia tweaks on my iPhone and iPad, and finding out which ones are worth your […]

Confusing Google Drive iOS App Update Giveth and Taketh Away

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Automatic Update for Apps on mobile devices is a function many cherish and some stay away from. The benefit is that your Apps get updated automatically. One of the downsides is that sometimes those updates take away features before you’ve had a chance to see what’s up with the update. Google demonstrated that today with […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5s Review

IOS 7.1.1 delivers a big improvement to Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.

In April Apple released iOS 7.1.1, the first update to iOS 7.1 with a number of small fixes including one designed to fix problems with the iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor. The latest update to IOS 7, which Apple released last fall, is a small and focused update but it is still one that I […]