IOS Whatever

Do you have your updates?

I've seen a number of iPhones and iPads lately that have had odd problems. In almost every case, the problem was solved by installing the latest updates to the operating system, known as IOS. The current version is IOS 8.4.

iPhone Battery Life

Smartphone battery life is like the weather: Everybody complains about it.

Scotty Loveless, formerly one of the Apple Geniuses, has done something about it. He put together the best list I’ve seen on how to maximize the battery life.

IOS 7 update: Don't leap yet

The next big upgrade to the iPhone/iPad operating system, IOS 7, on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Although I plan to blithely upgrade my IOS devices, this is a case of do as I say, not do as I do. Read More...

Unlocked iPhone 4S? Kind of

The new iPhone 4S has been announced, and it is a world phone. It’s also available in an unlocked version, which normally means it can be used on any compatible carrier.

But not so fast. Many US customers prefer Verizon for its U.S. network and Verizon phones typically don’t work overseas. Yes, there are some “world phones,” but they are limited to the usages of Verizon’s contracts. Many of us had hoped that the new iPhone would allow us to sidestep those restrictions.

Alas, that appears to not be the case.