iPhone or iPad not charging? Here’s how to fix it!

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Can't charge your iPhone or iPad? Here are some fixes you can try!

If you can't charge your iPhone or iPad, whether it's the latest iPhone 6s or iPad Pro, or an older iPhone 4 or iPad Air, there's a lot you can try on your own before contacting Apple for help. Sure, sometimes it's a hardware problem with the Lightning or Dock connector or the battery, but often enough it's a software issue that a few simple steps can fix. If so, follow along and we'll get you back up and battery running in no time!

1. Hard reset

If your iPhone or iPad won't charge, one of the first and easiest things to try is a hard reset. Make all the "reboot Windows" jokes you want but sometimes bad bits get stuck and need to be flushed out. To hard reset:

  1. Press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side (iPhone 6 or later) or top (all other iPhones, iPods, and iPads) of your device.
  2. While continuing to hold the On/Off button, press and hold the Home button on the front of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
  3. Hold both buttons as the screen turns off, and keep holding them until the screen turns back on and displays the Apple logo.

2. Switch outlets or ports

Funny as it sounds, sometimes outlets or USB ports just don't work. That's especially true if you're plugging into a wall or computer you've never plugged into before. It can also happen if an electrical or other problem occurs in your regular outlet or port.

So, make sure you try plugging into a different outlet or USB port and see if your iPhone or iPad starts to charge. If it does, you're good. If not, keep reading.

3. Switch cables

Like outlets, cables can fail. Sometimes they get chewed up by the wear and tear of travel or even household life. Other times, especially for third party cables, defects catch up with them. If there's no problem with the iPhone or iPad, and no problem with the power source, you need to check the cable in-between.

Try a different cable. If you don't have one handy, try one from a family member, friend, schoolmate, colleague, or even one from a store in the mall. Just get your hands on a cable or two other than your regular and see how goes. If it works, awesome. If not, keep reading.

4. Restore in iTunes

After trying the easy fixes, it's time to try the harder ones. In this case, restoring your iPhone or iPad in iTunes. iTunes is a safer bet than iCloud because it actually offloads, re-installs, and reloads your data rather than doing everything in-place and on your device. That can sometimes shake loose bad bits that even a hard reset or iCloud restore can't. If you use an encrypted backup, it'll even restore your passwords so you can get back up and running faster.

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC via Lightning or 30-pin Dock connector.
  2. Click on the Device tab at the top left.
  3. Click on Backup.
  4. Wait for the backup to finish.
  5. Click on Restore
  6. Wait for the restore to finish.

When you're all done, try charging again. If it works, huzzah. If not, there's one last thing you can try...

5. Contact Apple

Sometimes a problem really is a problem. Like any physical connector, the Lightning or 30-pin Dock port is subject to both wear-and-tear and electrical failure. There could also be an issue with your battery. If you have AppleCare+, don't walk, run to get it fixed. If you don't, get an estimate and weigh the cost of repair against the cost of upgrading to a new device.

If you don't live close to an Apple Store, you can call 1-800-MY-APPLE in order to set up a mail-in repair. If you don't have AppleCare, you may have to pay for the call, but it's less of a waste than having a dead iPhone or iPad.

Your fixes?

If you had an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that you couldn't charge, and one of the above fixes worked for you, let me know! If something else worked, let me know that as well!

iTunes Store: Ultimate guide

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do you get, gift, redeem, and otherwise enjoy movies, music, TV Shows, ringtones, and more for your iPhone and iPad? With the iTunes Store app!

The iTunes Store app is your one-stop media shop on every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. With it, you can buy any song or album in Apple's catalog, rent or purchase movies new and old, get episodes or season passes for your favorite TV shows, download ringtones, and more. It's built right in, it works with Apple's Videos and Music apps, and it syncs with Apple TV and iTunes on the Mac or Windows PC. If buying media is your thing, the iTunes Store app makes it easy to get whatever you want, even when you're on the go.

Looking for the latest music, movies, and TV shows on iTunes? Here's our list!

How to download music, movies, TV shows, and ringtone from the iTunes Store on iPhone and iPad

CDs and Blu-Rays still exist, but many of us now get our content in digital form from the iTunes Store. There's still something about owning atoms that has a lot of appeal, but carrying around thousands of songs or videos in bit form is much, much easier. And if you forget a favorite, you don't have to travel home to get it, you can simply rewind and hit play at any time.

How to share and save content on the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad

Sometimes you see music, movies, or TV shows on the iTunes Store that you know you have to have now. So you hit the buy button and you're done. Other times you want to learn more about them, find related content, add them to your wish list so you can come back later, or simply send them on to a friend or family member. Well, the iTunes Store app makes all of that easy, and more!

How to gift and redeem content on the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad

Sure, buying yourself some new music, movies, or TV shows is good. But redeeming a gift card and getting them for free is better. Okay, fine, maybe gifting them to someone else is the best. Either, way, you can do both with the iTunes Store app on iPhone and iPad. You can even check your balance and change your payment options on the go!

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Here’s why ad blockers don’t work in the Apple News app

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Why don't content blockers — aka ad blockers — work in Apple News? Here's the deal!

Apple's content blocker extensions, released last year, let third party apps set up rules to block ads, web fonts, comments, and other content in Safari and the also-new Safari View Controller, used in apps like Tweetbot to show web pages.

Content blockers don't, however, work in Apple's own News app. So, if a publisher doesn't serve Apple News Format, or provide a full RSS feed for Apple News to render, Apple News has to go out and get the original web page... ads and all. That's has led some to ask if there's a massive massive conspiracy at play designed to protect the ads of publishers enrolled in Apple's News program. The truth, of course, is far simpler and more mundane.

  • iOS content blockers only work in Safari and Safari View Controller
  • News.app isn't Safari and doesn't use Safari View Controller.

Safari View Controller offers a lot of performance and power, but it's tightly locked down for security reasons. That means, if you want a more flexible, custom way to show a web page, you have to use one of the earlier frameworks, like WKWebView. News wants to customize its web view to look like the app — check out the buttons at the bottom — so it's using WKWebView.

That means no content blockers, and no other extensions whose activation rules, like content blockers, only show up for Safari or Safari View Controller. (My password manager, for example, doesn't show up.)

In order to get content blockers — and other apple.active-webpage bound extensions — working in News, Apple would have to back-port support to the older web views, like WKWebView, or make Safari View Controller more customizable and switch to using that instead. (Easy for me to say — I'm a writer, I don't have to implement it or real with the security ramifications!)

Either way, it's a technical limitation, not an evil plan. (I double-checked that with a few developer friends intimately familiar with action extensions, just to make sure.) So, enjoy News the way it is for now or find yourself an article reading app you enjoy more. That's the beauty of the app ecosystem.

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Phone++ Makes the Stock Phone App Smarter by Integrating with Third-Party Apps

Posted on by Ali Hassan Mahdi.
Categories: Uncategorized.
The stock Phone app in iOS has featured the same functionality for ages. Although it provides most of the basic features that a normal user would need, it still has space for improvements. This is where a new jailbreak tweak comes in to fill in the gap. Continue reading

This Charging Cable is Made of the Same Stuff as Bulletproof Vests [Deals Hub]

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Those cheap cords that you buy at the convenience store when you’re in a bind? They’re never going to last. You need a cord that’ll survive all of your usage and travels. You’ll get that with the Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable, on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading

How to manage Mail settings for iPhone and iPad

Posted on by Cella Lao Rousseau.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do I change the settings on your email account? iPhone and iPad make it easy!

Once you've set up Mail on your iPhone or iPad, you don't have to leave it as-is. There are all sorts of ways to customize your accounts and make them your own. That includes how they're previewed, what swipe actions do, the style of flags displayed, how threading works, your email signature, and more!

How to manage email accounts

Before you can make changes to any of your email accounts, you need to know where to look.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Accounts. It will be the first option.
  4. Tap the account you would like to manage.
  5. You can now manage and adjust your email account.

How to change preview lines

The number of preview lines lets you choose between more text per message, or squeezing in more messages. Choose the amount that's right for you.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Preview
  4. Tap the number of lines to change the Mail preview display.

How to Show To/Cc labels

If who sent or who was copied on an email isn't vital first-glance information for you, you can hide it and then expand it only when/if you really want to see it. Otherwise you can make sure it's always visible immediately.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Show To/Cc Labels so that it turns green.

How to change swipe options

Swipe gestures make it super fast to triage your email, especially on the go. Pick the options that best match how you use email.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap Swipe Options

  4. Tap Swipe Left or Swipe Right to adjust the slide options.
  5. Tap Flag or Move Message to set the slide direction.

How to change Flag style

Flags let you make important messages stand out. Choose the style that catches your eye but don't disturb it.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Flag Style.
  4. Tap on Color or Shape to change your flag style.

How to toggle Ask Before Deleting

Ever delete an email by accidentally tapping in the wrong place? You can force iOS to ask before deleting a message or, if that's too slow, make sure it deletes immediately.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Ask Before Deleting so that it turns green.

How to Load Remote Images

Remote images are pictures store on the server that make email better looking or more informative, but also take time and bandwidth to download. They can also sometimes contain tracking pixels so newsletters or deal mails know, for example, that you've opened the email.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Load Remote Images so that it turns green.

How to organize emails by thread

Some people want all their individual emails shown in chronological order. Others want all emails from the same conversation grouped together. Pick the option that works best for you.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Organize by Thread so that it turns green.

How to move a thread's most recent message to the top

Threads can be convenient but also confusing. Sometimes, in a conversation, you lose track of which message was the most recent. If you want to, though, you can make sure the latest message is always on top.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Most Recent Messages on Top so that it turns green.

How to turn complete threads on and off

To save space, you can choose to only see the latest messages in a thread. If you want to see all of them, all the time, there's an option for that.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Complete Threads so that it turns green.

How to turn Always Bcc Myself on and off

Want to makes sure you always get sent a copy of your own email? It's not just for POP email any more, you can get a blind copy every time.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap the switch next to Always Bcc Myself so that it turns green.

How to mark addresses

If you want to make sure you're sending an email from or to people at a specific domain — for example, if I want to make sure I'm sending from my imore.com address to my colleagues at imore.com, I can have iOS mark (i.e. highlight) those addresses. It's way to avoid mistakingly sending from or to the wrong address or people.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.
  3. Tap Mark Addresses.

  4. Type the type of address you would like to mark.
  5. Tap return when you're done.

How to turn Increase Quote Level on and off

Email has evolved to include a quote system that tries to distinguish your reply from their reply from the previous reply... and so on. One quote level is the previous message, two the message before that, three — you get the idea. If you need to make it clear who said what, you can adjust the quote level to make it super obvious.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Increase Quote Level
  4. Tap the switch next to Increase Quote Level so that it turns green.

How to set your signature

Want to make sure all your emails finish with your preferred flourish? Add a signature!

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Signature.
  4. Type out your new signature.
  5. Tap Mail in the upper left corner when you're done.

How to set your default email account

If there's one email account you use more than others, make that your default. iOS is intelligent enough to switch it for you based on past behavior — if you always email your friend from your personal account and boss from your work account, for example — but this is the starting point.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap Mail. You may have to scroll a little to find it.

  3. Tap Default Account.
  4. Tap the account you would like to select. A checkmark will appear beside the default account.

Any Questions?

Is there anything you would like to learn through the Mail app in Settings? Let us know in the comments below!

Best Apple TV

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The 64 GB Apple TV is the best you can buy today. It lets you use all the apps and games on the App Store, and stream all the content from iTunes, Netflix, HBO, and more, all from a tiny box that can fit just about anywhere.

Rene Ritchie has been covering Apple and the personal technology industry for almost a decade. Editor-in-chief of iMore, executive editor for Mobile Nations, video and podcast host, you can follow him on Snapchat or Twitter @reneritchie.

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Best overall

64 GB Apple TV

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With the latest update, Apple TV has gone from hobby to hot. It supports the App Store now, which means it can run apps and play games — at 1080p 60fps — take that consoles! It can also stream content from iTunes, Netflix, HBO, and more, and with the Siri Remote, it can do it all at the sound of your voice. That includes "Show me action movies from the 80s... only the kid friendly ones" and "what did she say?", where it will jump back 30 seconds and temporarily turn on subtitles. There's also Double 7.1 for audiophiles, and the ability to broadcast the screen from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, making it perfect for the living room and the board room. With 64 GB of storage, and Apple's clever on-demand storage, there's also room for everything you throw at — or download onto — it.

Bottom line: If you've always wanted a big screen iOS device, the Apple TV will turn your television into just that.

One more thing: The new Apple TV also supports game controllers for that full-on console feeling.

Why the 64 GB Apple TV is the best

When it comes to content, more isn't just more — it's better.

Apple went years without updating the Apple TV, then updated almost everything about it in one fell swoop. The biggest part of that is apps. Just like iPhone and iPad, Apple TV now has an App Store all its own. That means not only can you stream iTunes, Netflix, ABC, CBC, BBC, and more, you can download everything from exercise and shopping apps to the casual and hardcore games.

Nilay Patel called it the "best of television's present" on The Verge:

The streaming boxes on the market right now all compete to do very few simple things: get everything you want to watch in a single place, make it all easy to search and discover, and get out of the way. And the Apple TV does that as well or better than anything else on the market.

David Katzmeier was even more enthusiastic on CNET:

Apple TV's awesome remote and voice control make it one of the best entertainment devices, especially for anyone who already owns plenty of Apple gadgets.

To understand why the 64 GB version is the best, we need to look at how Apple TV works. With Apple TV, Apple introduced On-Demand Resources (ODR). If you go to watch a movie or get a game on your TV, the last thing you want to see is an error saying you're out of disk space and telling you to go delete something old before you can download something new.

So, ODR manages all that in the background. As you download new stuff, ODR deletes old, infrequently used stuff. That includes levels and cut scenes in games you've already completed, and content you watched a long time ago and haven't returned to since. Think of it as a super-smart, next-generation cache.

That might make it sound like you can get away with less storage and not need more. For some people, especially those with high-speed internet connections and no or very high data caps, that'll be true.

For most people, though, having more content available locally will still be the best experience. When you watch a movie this week, it might still be available immediately to show your friends next week. When you download a bunch of games, they'll all be ready to play, right away. Plus, you won't have to worry about wasting as much data on re-downloads.

And that makes the 64 GB Apple TV the best experience.

Best for streamers

32 GB Apple TV

32 GB Apple TV 2015

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If you are one of the lucky people who enjoy a very high-speed internet connection and no or effectively no data cap, or your simply don't watch or play a lot of content, then you can save yourself some money and get the cheaper 32 GB Apple TV. It's otherwise identical in every way, so you won't miss out on anything. You'll simply need to re-download more and more often than you would with the 64 GB model.

Bottom-line: If you want to save some money and don't mind having to re-download content more often, the 32 GB Apple TV is for you.

One more thing: If you're using Apple TV for work presentations or home automation control, the storage size won't mean as much to you.

Best on a budget

Apple TV (2012)

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Before Apple introduced the new Apple TV, they dropped the price of the old Apple TV significantly. It makes sense, since the old Apple TV doesn't have Siri or access to the new App Store, which means no voice control, no apps, and no games. It does still have access to iTunes, though, and to built-in versions of Netflix and many other streaming services. So, if all you want is an Apple streaming device to watch on your TV, use for AirPlay in your office, or take with you on the road, the 3rd generation Apple TV is your cheapest option.

Bottom-line: If you don't need apps, you can get away with the 3rd generation Apple TV.

One more thing: The 2012 Apple TV has an optical audio out, so if that's important to you, it's your only option!

Conclusion

If you don't care about iTunes, you can look at alternatives like ChromeCast or FireTV. Otherwise, if you want the best set-top box Apple has to offer, you want the 64 GB Apple TV.

Best overall

64 GB iPhone 6s

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With the latest update, Apple TV has gone from hobby to hot. It supports the App Store now, which means it can run apps and play games — at 1080p 60fps — take that consoles! It can also stream content from iTunes, Netflix, HBO, and more, and with the Siri Remote, it can do it all at the sound of your voice. That includes "Show me action movies from the 80s... only the kid friendly ones" and "what did she say?", where it will jump back 30 seconds and temporarily turn on subtitles. There's also Double 7.1 for audiophiles, and the ability to broadcast the screen from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, making it perfect for the living room and the board room. With 64 GB of storage, and Apple's clever on-demand storage, there's also room for everything you throw at — or download onto — it.

Bottom line: If you've always wanted a big screen iOS device, the Apple TV will turn your television into just that.

One more thing: The new Apple TV also supports game controllers for that full-on console feeling.

What’s on your iPad Pro 2 wish list?

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

If Apple asked you what you wanted for iPad Pro 2, what would you tell them?

iPad Pro 2 — or whatever Apple calls their next-generation tablets — could arrive as soon as this fall for the year-old 12.9 inch, next spring to coincide with the anniversary of the previous 9.7-inch release, or any time Apple thinks it has a hot new version of the product and we're ready to buy. In the meantime, we're free to list off everything we'd love to see in that hot new version. So, what's on your list?

  • DCI-P3 wide color gamut and True Tone for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • 12 megapixel, 4K, Live Photos camera for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
  • 7.9-inch iPad Pro mini with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil support.
  • Second/moved FaceTime camera for less awkward conversations while in landscape mode.
  • 3D Touch support, even if it requires a Pencil.
  • Handwriting recognition for Apple Pencil.
  • Eraser support for Apple Pencil.
  • Some way to store/stick the Apple Pencil on-device.
  • Color options for Apple Smart Keyboard.
  • Space Blue (or Space Purple!) finish.
  • 10.5-inch version with flexible OLED display, because YOLO!

Those are only a few of the more common requests — and focused on hardware, not software, even though an iOS 10.2/3 update to go along with new hardware would certainly be sweet.

So, if you had Jony Ive's ear, what would you ask him to do with iPad Pro 2?

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The Week in iPad Cases: Incase’s new padded sleeve for the iPad Pro

Posted on by Marco Tabini, Emanuela Corso.
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New iPad cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes Incase’s latest sleeve for the iPad Pro, which has a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil. Plus, simple sleeves, power-packed backpacks, waterproof pouches for your days at the beach, messenger bags, and more. Read on!

Case Logic

The SureFit 2.0 (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; price unavailable) is book-style folio secured by an elastic closure.

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How To Use Memories Feature in iOS 10 Photos App

Posted on by Khamosh Pathak.
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The new Photos app in iOS 10 has a new tab called Memories. Here you’ll find albums of sorts – Memories – generated periodically by the app itself, based on certain context. It can be a time, place, people you were with, or all of the above. The best way to explain it is when you come back from your next weekend trip, you’re sure to find a “Memory” for that location inside the Memories tab. Continue reading

Digital Offers: Check out this fantastic WordPress Wizard bundle for $49!

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Before you completely psych yourself out, you need to be formally introduced to WordPress, a trusted and not-so-difficult to learn way to create a professional website, blog, app, and more. It's popular and it's time you and your business started using it. Like, yesterday.

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iOS 10 Gives You Contextual Information About Wi-Fi Networks

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The Wi-Fi settings section in iOS 10 has become a bit smarter overnight. Before, you’d just see the Wi-Fi network’s name and that’s it. Now, it will tell you useful things about the network, even before you connect to it. Continue reading

How to track and find nearby Pokémon with the Sightings screen in Pokémon Go

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
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How do you track nearby Pokémon in Pokémon Go? Not with radar, sadly. But the Sightings screen can help.

I've become thoroughly engrossed in the magic of Pokemon Go, Niantic's new augmented reality game. To play, you create an account, then physically walk around your neighborhood to "find" nearby Pokémon. We've already covered the essential Pokemon Go tips, tricks, and cheats, but now it's time to get specific: How exactly do you track your nearby future pals?

Niantic's software is annoyingly opaque, with a blinking radar ring both around you and the Pokémon creature bar that can easily mislead you into walking the wrong way. But here's the scoop on how it actually works.

How to find nearby Pokémon

Once you've set up the game and started walking, you'll notice a small grey box on the screen to the right of your virtual avatar; this displays three nearby Pokémon shapes (or filled in avatars, if you've already caught or engaged with those critters).

Tap that grey box, and you'll be presented with a group of up to nine Pokémon in your local area: This is the Nearby & Sightings screen.

Note: The game originally launched with the Nearby screen, which lets you see up to 9 Pokémon in the area displayed on your map; Niantic is currently testing the Nearby & Sightings screen as a replacement option. When you launch the game and tap on the grey box, you'll either just see the Sightings option, or the Nearby & Sightings combination screen.

If your account has the Nearby & Sightings screen, you'll see a list of up to 9 Pokémon in your area, sorted under the Nearby and Sightings headings. The Pokémon under Nearby show an icon of a local PokéStop where you can find those critters; as you can see in the video below, you can tap on any Pokémon in the Nearby list to find their rough location on the map. In contrast, Pokémon under the Sightings screen have a simple green grass background, and are located somewhere in your map area (your entire visible area, not just the direction you're facing).

According to some testing from Reddit user AibelTelWicked and confirmed by iMore, the screen appears to scan your map area every 15-30 seconds for new Pokémon; any creatures that spawn will be automatically added. Pokémon that are closer to the direction you're moving will slide up to the top-left corner; critters that are further away will move to the bottom right, and eventually off the list. You can use these metrics to figure out if you're going the right way for a Pokémon: Start walking in any direction: If your quarry drops further down the list, you then know you're going in the wrong direction. If they float to the top, you're going the right way.

Note: On average, Pokémon spawn on the map for about 10-15 minutes in the same stationary location; after that time is up, they disappear. Pokémon won't disappear just because another trainer has caught them — they're available for every trainer to catch.

When a Pokémon despawns, it will automatically be removed from the sightings list on the next scan. It can also disappear from the list if you move too far away (around 700-1000 feet).

Unfortunately, there's currently no way to really figure out which direction these grass-hidden Pokémon are lurking short of watching Pokémon float up or down the Sightings list. The Nearby section does allow you to tap on creatures and get their rough location; unfortunately, it only covers Pokémon near PokéStops — if you're out of PokéStop range, you may not see that screen at all.

It's not the most elegant way Niantic could have let us catch Pokémon, but hey — it adds some fun and mystery to the catching experience. At least we don't have to risk real-world ticks to walk around aimlessly in tall grass until we encounter a Pokémon.

What the radar rings mean

When you walk in the real world, you also walk in Pokémon Go. As you do, a small grey-purple radar ring emanates from your virtual person. This radar ring is, essentially, your "reach" in discovering nearby Pokémon.

This is also what allows you to catch Pokémon without having to enter restricted buildings, like police stations: Once your Pokémon is in the top left corner of the Sightings screen, you should be able to walk to the property's border and let your radar rings bring the critter out of hiding.

There's also a little green radar box that emanates from the Sightings Pokémon box: This lets the user know that the list of Pokémon Sightings is updating: This can mean that your quarry has shifted closer to you... but it can also mean that they've fallen further behind.

Essentially, if you see this box blink, it's worth checking your full list to see how your tracking is proceeding. You never know what might pop up on that screen!

How to find rare or evolved Pokémon

Though most of your evolved Pokémon get that way from being fed special candy, you can catch evolved versions of your creatures — and rare Pokémon, too! Here's the deal.

Rare Pokémon tend to hang out in specific places and at specific times. Like the original game, you'll have a much better time trying to catch a Clefairy or Drowzee in the evening times; similarly, you'll find element-based Pokémon close to the real-world version of their element.

Evolved Pokémon tend to hang out in the same area as their unevolved counterparts, but they're much rarer to come across. Keep checking your Pokémon Sightings!

Remember, also, that rarer Pokémon with higher CP (creature power) will be more of a pain to catch; high-level creatures may have an orange or red glowing circle around them rather than the green one when you attempt to capture them, and it may take several Pokéball throws before they stay inside. Sadly, unlike the original game, you can't weaken them with your fellow Pokémon; the only way to weaken them is to repeatedly catch them in Pokeballs until they stop fighting.

Once you hit a higher level, you can also purchase Razz Berries to feed to wild Pokémon: This temporarily weakens them so that you have an easier chance of catching them in a Pokéball. As you level up, you can also use more powerful Pokéballs for a higher chance of success.

Questions?

Still confused on how to track and find Pokémon? Let us know below.

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Apple’s very bad, awful week: Say what?

Posted on by The Macalope.
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Ain’t not party like a Forbes contributor network party because a Forbes contributor network party don’t stop lighting their hair on fire any time even the slightest thing happens to Apple.

Yes, writing for the Forbes contributor network and Anne Geddes knock-off photography studio, Ewan Spence declares that “Apple's Terrible Week Continues With Another Serious iPhone Problem.”

Huh. Apple apparently had a terrible week. Was not aware of that but… OK. I mean, the Macalope kind of follows this stuff closely but… there it is in print so, must be true.

Apple has released an unexpected update to iOS which deals with something rare in Apple circles – a zero-day exploit of iOS that would allow a handset to be remotely jailbroken and run malicious code.

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How to organize photos and videos into albums on your iPhone or iPad

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do you create photo and video albums on iPhone and iPad? Right in the Photos app!

The Photos app on iPhone and iPad gives you quick and easy access to all your pictures and videos. Camera Roll/All Photos, My Photos Stream, Panoramas, Videos, even Selfies all have their own, dedicated albums. While you can't change or delete any of those, you can add and manage albums of your own. That way, exactly the photos you want are exactly where you want them.

How to create new albums with the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on Albums in the far-right bottom navigation (if you aren't there already).
  3. Tap on the Add button (looks like a "+") in the upper left hand corner.

  4. Name the new album
  5. Tap Save.
  6. Tap on all the photos or videos you'd like to add to that album.
  7. Tap on Done in the upper right hand corner.

    Your new album will now appear in the Albums tab.

How to add photos and videos to existing albums with the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap an album to view its contents.
  3. Tap Select at the top right.

  4. Tap on all the photos or videos you'd like to add.
  5. Tap on Add to at the bottom.
  6. Tap the album you want to add the photos or videos to, or choose New Album to create a new album.

You can create albums or anything, temporary or permanent, based on people, places, trips, types, and more!

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Protect the front and back of your iPhone 6s for just $5.95 today!

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Want to protect the front and back of your iPhone 6s easily? If so, Amzer's full body case may be an ideal choice. The case has a clear back and a protective layer that sits on the front. Right now you can grab it all for just $5.95.

The Week in Apple News: Important iOS 9 update, 5 years of Tim Cook, Barbra Streisand and Siri, and more

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Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 26, 2016

It’s been a full week of Apple-related news. You’ll find the important headlines in this slideshow. Just click the link to get more information.

<a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/3112318/ios/apple-advises-immediate-update-to-ios-9-3-5-after-discovery-of-targeted-iphone-spyware.html">From Macworld:</a>

To install the update on your iOS device, launch the Settings app, then tap General > Software Update. You also can update within iTunes with your device connected to your Mac.

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How to Enable Nightstand Mode on Apple Watch

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Ali Hassan Mahdi.
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With the release of watchOS 2, Apple introduced an interesting new feature for Apple Watch called Nightstand mode. When you plug your watch to the charger and place it on its side, the display will remain turned on allowing you to use the watch as a nightstand clock or an alarm clock. Continue reading

Apple Talk 11: iPhone upgrade pressure

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Apple Talk focuses on in-depth industry analysis and critique of Apple and related companies.

Are modern iPhones, iPads, and Macs 'good enough' that the mainstream — and perhaps even early-adopters — no longer feel the need to update? Gartenberg thinks they might be, Ritchie thinks there's lots more to come, and Caldwell... no spoilers, listen along!

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Spotify is retaliating against artists with Apple Music exclusives

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Spotify users looking for the latest songs by Drake, Katy Perry, and Frank Ocean may have a harder time finding them—all because of those artists’ ties to rival Apple Music.

Spotify is making it difficult for its users to find new music from artists who have signed on to Apple Music exclusives, according to Bloomberg. Spotify has told record labels that once new songs become available on its platform following the Apple exclusivity window, they will be less likely to be added to featured playlists. Some artists with Apple deals are also accusing Spotify of burying them in search results, but Spotify has denied the claim, saying it does not alter search rankings. 

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