iOS 12 is here! Follow our easy instructions to update to Apple's latest mobile operating system

iOS 12 is here! Follow our easy instructions to update to Apple's latest mobile operating system

Today is the day — September 17, 2018. While this is not a day that will probably stand the test of time as being a historic date, it IS the day that iOS 12 is released to the public. In this short tutorial, you can learn how to download and install iOS 12 on your favorite iOS device — iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Luminar 2018 updated: Better RAW, plug-in support

Luminar 2018 updated: Better RAW, plug-in support

Luminar 2018, the Mac photo enhancement application from Skylum, has just received an update to version 1.1.1 that improves on some of the features of the powerful app. The update is free to existing users of Luminar 2018, and can be downloaded and installed by just launching the app and selecting Luminar 2018 > Check for updates from the menu bar.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 23, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 23, 2018

Tuesday's been a relatively quiet day in the Apple world, but there's always something new to tell our listeners about:

  • We tell you about the main features of the new OS updates out today
  • Wacom announces a new stylus called the Bamboo Tip that's targeted at iOS devices and is half the price of the Apple Pencil
  • iPhone X sales were actually quite good in Apple's Q1 2018, countering idiotic rumors from last week that Apple might cancel the product
  • There's a "Double Feature" promotion going on in the iTunes movie store
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iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

It's here! iOS 11.1 just showed up, bringing a number of bug fixes, improvements, and over 70 new emoji to annoy and amuse friends with. For those with iPhones that have 3D Touch built in, you'll be happy to know that the 3D Touch gestures are back for accessing the iOS App Switcher. 

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IKEA delays Trådfri Smart Lighting HomeKit support after buggy update

IKEA delays Trådfri Smart Lighting HomeKit support after buggy update

Remember IKEA's promise to bring HomeKit and Amazon Alexa support to its Trådfri Smart Lighting line back in August? Well, the company started rolling out an update yesterday to add that support...only to pull it when many users reported technical difficulties in getting the automation connectivity to work.

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

Well, that was fast. Earlier this morning we posted an article about a flaw in macOS High Sierra that exposed passwords for APFS encrypted containers; now a supplemental update has been released to fix that issue and it's available in the Mac App Store. In addition to two security fixes, the Supplemental Update also "improves installer robustness", "fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign", and "resolves an issue where email messages couldn't be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail".

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Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 to fix Series 3 LTE/Wi-Fi issue

Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 to fix Series 3 LTE/Wi-Fi issue

Today, Apple released watchOS 4.0.1, an update that is designed to fix a Wi-Fi issue that some Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE cellular capabilities experienced. The issue, which had caused some early Series 3 reviewers to pan the device when they ran into the problem, caused the Watch to connect to an inaccessible but familiar Wi-Fi network instead of to an LTE network.

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Camera+ 10 is released, adds depth editing, "smile to shoot", and more

Camera+ 10 is released, adds depth editing, "smile to shoot", and more

Of all of the camera apps on the App Store, probably none has been around longer or been used as much as Camera+ ($2.99). The app, which boasts over 10 million users, has been developed by LateNiteSoft for a while, and the company has now taken over marketing of Camera+ from Taptaptap. Camera+ 10 is a major update that was released today, adding a pile of features to what was already a powerful app.

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iOS 11.0.2 is out, fixes some lingering bugs

iOS 11.0.2 is out, fixes some lingering bugs

Apple has just released iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone and iPads. As noted in the update notes seen below, the update:

  • Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open
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iOS App Store on the Mac? You don' need no steenkin' iOS App Store on the Mac!

iOS App Store on the Mac? You don' need no steenkin' iOS App Store on the Mac!

Today's update to iTunes 12.7 on the Mac had some significant changes that could be a surprise to unsuspecting Mac users who are used to using iTunes to browse the iOS App Store, since it is now gone. That's right; if you want to browse and install iOS apps, you're going to do it from your iOS device now. This isn't much of a help to bloggers, who often need to grab links and then paste them into posts...on the Mac.

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Update to Luminar app adds support for aerial photos

Update to Luminar app adds support for aerial photos

Luminar is a wonderful photo editing app from Macphun that provides all of the tools digital photographers need to turn their photos from "so-so" to "spectacular!!!". We reviewed Luminar last year and found a lot to love, and Macphun has been great about updating the app with new capabilities. Now there's an update that adds tools to aid in making those drone images look as good as possible. 

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