iOS

WhatsApp is dropping its $1 per year subscription fee

WhatsApp is dropping its $1 per year subscription fee

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has confirmed plans to drop the messaging service’s $1 per year subscription fee. Koum hopes the move will make WhatsApp more accessible, and promises that users won’t have to see ads as a result.

Skype to bring free group video calling to iPhone and iPad

Skype to bring free group video calling to iPhone and iPad

Skype announced today that free group video calling will be coming to mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone and even iPods soon. This feature has long been available to desktop users on PCs and Macs so it’s a welcomed feature for iOS users.

Use SmartPass to Avoid the Passcode Screen on your iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Use SmartPass to Avoid the Passcode Screen on your iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Generally speaking, passcodes are security mechanisms put into place to prevent unauthorized individuals to gain access to a device. The majority of the time, the feature is a welcomed one but every so often it can become tedious, particularly if you’re in your comfort zone and you don’t want to repeatedly put in a passcode or alternatively wait for the TouchID.

Withings Thermo is a smart Wi-Fi thermometer that provides a highly-accurate reading in only 2 seconds

Withings Thermo is a smart Wi-Fi thermometer that provides a highly-accurate reading in only 2 seconds

Typical thermometers can be inaccurate, unreliable, and unhygienic — especially if you’re sharing them between the whole family. But not Withings Thermo.

This new smart thermometer uses cutting-edge infrared technology to provide you with the most precise temperature possible, and syncs all your data to your iPhone to make it easy to track.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is out now on iOS

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is out now on iOS

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now available on iOS, a decade after making its original debut on the PlayStation Portable. The game has been enhanced and optimized for modern devices with touchscreens, and even boasts some 3D Touch controls for iPhone 6s.

How to silence Siri with the Mute Switch on your iPhone

How to silence Siri with the Mute Switch on your iPhone

Maybe if Siri was voiced by Scarlett Johansson, like the wonderful operating system featured in the film, Her, you would never want to mute her. But given Siri’s sometimes unnecessary and repetitive prompts, there may come a time when you would want to silence her, immediately. Sorry, Siri, it is nothing personal. If you have ever set a reminder at work or even a timer, the Siri response can really travel in a quiet room. So, if you want to quickly mute Siri without completely disabling her voice feedback, keep on reading. 

The 30 Best Safari Tips for your iPhone and iPad

The 30 Best Safari Tips for your iPhone and iPad

I can barely remember a time where the answer to any question wasn’t available from the palm of my hand. With our iPhones and iPads the frustration in not knowing the answer to a question is all but eliminated. A mobile browser like iOS’s Safari can have an answer for you in seconds. But how would you answer this question? “What are some of the top tips and tricks for my mobile Safari?” Well, let’s find the answer to that by reading this intensive iOS Safari tip list. 

Pixelmator for Mac and iOS now half price for a limited time

Pixelmator for Mac and iOS now half price for a limited time

If you don’t already own Pixelmator, one of the finest image editing apps for Mac and iOS, now is the time to invest. For a limited time only, the app has been reduced to just $14.99 on Mac and $1.99 on iOS, saving you $18 in total.

66% of devices activated for enterprise in Q3 were running iOS

66% of devices activated for enterprise in Q3 were running iOS

Apple’s latest lineup of iOS devices helped the Cupertino company regain enterprise marketshare during the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest data. iPhones and iPads accounted for 66 percent of all enterprise activations, up 2 percent from the second quarter.

Spy firm pays hackers $500,000 to break into your iOS device

Spy firm pays hackers $500,000 to break into your iOS device

Spy firm Zerodium, a company that sells zero-day exploits to customers that include government agencies, has become the first “zero-day broker” to publish a full list of the prices it pays hackers for their skills. iOS exploits are by far the most expensive, netting some hackers half a million dollars each, while those that attack OS X can cost as little as $30,000.