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Sparkly New Gadgets are Abound This Holiday Season. Instead of Sitting Alone in Fear of messing Something up, let us help you get started with that new iPhone or iPad.

You’ve Just Unboxed a Shiny New iOS Device — Your First! — and You’re Staring at it with ample excitement and a tinge of fear. Fear of the unknown, of technology and that you’ll mess something up.

It’s OK – natural, even – to feel that way; new technology is intimidating. We’ve all been there, and Undoubtedly will be there again.

Instead of blindly swiping and tapping your way through various apps and settings, pull up this handy guide, Pour a glass of your favorite beverage and get to know your new device.

Secure Your Device

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Keeping Your Device Secure is Vital.

The first time your iOS device is powered up a setup assistant walks you through connecting to a Wi-Fi Network, signing into your iCloud account and securing your device using Touch ID and a PIN code.

In an attempt to speed up the time from unboxing to using your new iDevice, a sales rep or loving family Member could have rushed through the wizard. For the most part, there’s not much you need to worry about Going back and setting up. But one aspect of the setup process you should revisit is device security.

Launch the Settings app on your iOS device, then select Touch ID & Passcode from the list of options. Here You can set your fingerprint to unlock a device equipped with Touch ID. As a backup, Apple requires you to Set a four digit PIN. Not only does Touch ID double as a method for securing your device, but you can also Make purchases and access applications that’ve implemented the new feature

For those with an iOS device lacking Touch ID, you can visit Settings > Passcode to set a PIN.

Even with a passcode set, the potential to lose or have a device stolen exists. As such, be sure to enable Find My iPhone so you can track down your device using another iOS device (it doesn’t have to be yours) or a Computer. The service plots your device’s location on a map in real time using GPS. Additionally, you can Remotely lock or wipe the device to keep your personal information private.

You can enable Find My iPhone in Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. For more information detailing why it’s so important to secure your device, be sure to read this excellent article by our very own Kent German

Setup iCloud

When it comes to Apple products, your iCloud account is the key to it all. Through your account you can Place FaceTime calls, send iMessages, wirelessly (and automatically) backup your device and sync photos Across multiple devices.

Best of all, your iCloud account is free.

Jump into Settings and scroll down to the iCloud option; tap on it. If you already have an account sign in. If Not, follow the prompts to create one.

In this section you an enable or disable the various services iCloud offers, including contact and calendar Syncing across your Apple devices. As mentioned in the previous section, enabling Find My iPhone is Imperative on a new iOS device — as is enabling Backup in iCloud’s preferences. Doing so will ensure your Device is backed up each night, so long as it’s charging and connected to Wi-Fi.

Settings

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The quickest way to learn the ins and outs of your device is to launch the Settings app. Arguably this is the Most powerful app on your shiny device. Within Settings you can change your alert tones, protect your Privacy, connect to Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices and so much more.

Typically the first thing I do when I’m handed an unfamiliar device is launch the Settings app then start Viewing each category within, one by one, from the top to bottom. Every screen, every toggle.

It’s time consuming, sure. But at the end of the day when I find myself wondering “Hey, wonder if I can Change that?” I have a pretty good idea of where to look.

While you’re digging around, be sure to go to General > Software Update to ensure your device shipped with The latest software on it. I’d hate for you to setup a new device and begin using it, only to miss out on new Features due to an older version of software.

Add Accounts

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Do you have a Gmail or Yahoo account? If so, you can add them to your iOS device by going intoSettings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Tap on the proper button to add a new account, then follow the prompts.

Once you’re setup, your contacts and calendars will automatically begin syncing to your device. If you don’t Have your contacts and calendars stored in a cloud service, you typically can ask your wireless carrier to Transfer contacts from one device to another in a retail store, or use a free app such asVerizon’s Backup Assistant.

Switching from Android?

Easily the most frustrating part of starting over with a new phone is trying to move any photos, videos, music or personal content to the new device. Those making the jump from Android to iOS can read through this Helpful guide on how best to transfer vital information over to your new iDevice.

Navigate like a pro

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Gestures are hidden everywhere.

One thing a new iOS user may not realize is just how easy it is to navigate within apps and between screens. Sure there’s buttons to help you move forward and backwards, but there’s also a lot of gestures that speed up the experience.

For example, when using Safari you can swipe in from the left-edge of the screen to move back a page. Conversely, you can swipe in from the right-edge to move forward.

When viewing your emails or messages you can swipe in either direction across a thread to reveal actions Such as deleting a message

Swiping down from the top of the screen at any time will reveal Notification Center, where the Notification And Today views are both held. Swiping up from the bottom of the screen brings up Control Center which Houses shortcuts to music controls, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a calculator and even a flashlight.

Personalize Your Device

Our smartphones and tablets are extremely personal devices. Beyond the amount of personal information a Device holds about our lives, it also reflects who we are. As such, you can customize your device to better Display your personality.

Rearranging the app layout on your home screen is achieved by long-pressing on an app icon. After a few Seconds, all icons will begin to jiggle. You can then drag and drop any app icon to your preferred location. You can even create folders by dragging one app icon and placing it atop another. Not only does moving icons around put your favorite apps on the main screen, you can also hide all of Apple’s preinstalled apps.

Wallpapers and ringtones are also meaningful ways to personalize your device. Lately I’ve been using a free Wallpaper app called Mobiles Wall. It has a fairly large collection of wallpapers designed specifically for an iPhone.

As for ringtones, you can either purchase your own directly from the iTunes store or create your own directly on your device.

There’s still a lot to cover in terms of getting stuff done on your iOS device, so to help you get to the next Level, be sure to read our complete guide to iOS 8. There you can learn about common and hidden features, Becoming an iOS-pro in no time.

 

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WatchKit Software Tools Now Available to Developers

California—November 18, 2014—Apple® today announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives Developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple’s most Personal device ever. Apple has the world’s most vibrant and innovative developer community, and now These developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available. Developers can Create innovative WatchKit apps, actionable notifications and Glances, for timely information accessible by an Easy, quick look at Apple Watch.

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“Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community With the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior Vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to Create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch Interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.”

Developers can create notifications that allow users to take action or respond right from their wrist such as turning The lights off after they’ve left the house, quickly accessing flight details at the airport, and rerouting their transit When a train or bus is late. Developers can incorporate Glances, which quickly show users information they care About most, such as the latest news and sports scores, alarm system status or the next step of a favorite recipe.

Developers who have previewed the WatchKit tools and APIs are eager to start building on the personal and Immediate experiences Apple Watch will offer users.*

“Fans crave real-time and personal information, and the ESPN app for Apple Watch gives us the ability to deliver Live scores and information for their favorite teams,” said John Kosner, executive vice president of Digital and Print Media, ESPN. “Glances provide fans with a snapshot of live games, and if there is no game taking place, they’ll Get valuable game-time information or the final box score. With actionable notifications, the experience becomes Even more personal, as fans receive alerts on score changes, news and more.”

“Apple Watch allows us to make the Instagram experience even more intimate and in the moment,” says Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram. “With actionable notifications you can see and instantly like a photo or react with an emoji. The Instagram news and watch list allows you to see your friends’ latest photos, follow New accounts and get a real-time view of your likes and comments.”

“The American Airlines app on Apple Watch reminds you when it’s time to head to the airport via pre-trip Notifications, and provides updates for gate changes, connecting gate info upon arrival, and will notify you when Boarding begins if you’re not at the gate yet,” said John Gustafson, American Airlines vice president of Digital. “Travelers can also ask ‘Where am I?’ in-flight and get real-time location information at 30,000 ft.”

 

The iOS 8.2 SDK beta including WatchKit is available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com/watchkit. The WatchKit site includes programming guides, human interface guidelines, Templates and more. Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch.

* App features are subject to change and may not be available in all regions or all languages. Apple Watch requires iPhone 5 or later .

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional Software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the Mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media And computing devices with iPad.

 

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Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning October 17 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store starting October 10. Beginning October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting October 17. “We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom for an incredible experience.”

Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10

 

BEIJING—September  2014:- Apple® today Announced That iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History, Will be Available in China Beginning Friday, October 17 From the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide customers access to 4G/LTE networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom across mainland China. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting Friday, October 17.

“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; and ultrafast wireless technologies.

The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store℠, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive℠, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in China for a suggested retail price of 5,288 (RMB) for the 16GB model, 6,088 (RMB) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for 6,888 (RMB). iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in China for a suggested retail price of 6,088 (RMB) for the 16GB model, 6,888 (RMB) for the 64GB model and 7,788 (RMB) for the new 128GB model. Both models are available in China from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), by reservation only from Apple’s retail stores, and through China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning Friday, October 17. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting Friday, October 17.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

 

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Snake has been reborn in this classic style snake game.
There are 2 types of Gameplay.
1:- Classic mode -> You must stay with the bounds of your screen or you will die
2:– No Walls -> This is a little easier, you can travel anywhere
There are 2 types of controls.
1:- Swipe -> Swipe the screen with your finger, up, down, left and right to control the direction of the snake
2:- Button -> You will see 4 arrows on the screen, touch the arrows to move the snake in that direction
You can choose the control types in the settings menu.
Collect apples to feed the snake and make him grow as long as possible. Don’t let the head touch the body or you will die.
Snake Reborn Features Gamecenter leaderboards for both gameplay types.

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Introducing the Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what’s hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in-sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV.

Discover
# Explore hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more
# Tap Subscribe for your favorites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available
# Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what’s most popular in Top Charts

Play:
# Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
# Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
# Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
# Ask Siri to play specific shows or stations by name, like “play TEDTalks”
# Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts
# Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
# Enjoy your favorite podcasts on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV

Organize:
# Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available
# Use the On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want
# Choose to download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open
# Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your device
# Subscribe to podcasts that require authentication — just enter the podcast URL into Search in My Podcasts
# Share your favorite episodes with friends using AirDrop, Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and Mail

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Introducing the Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what’s hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in-sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV.

Discover
=>Explore hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more
=>Tap Subscribe for your favorites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available
=>Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what’s most popular in Top Charts

Play
=>Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
=>Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
=>Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
=>Ask Siri to play specific shows or stations by name, like “play TEDTalks”
=>Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts
=>Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
=>Enjoy your favorite podcasts on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV

Organize
=>Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available
=>Use the On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want
=>Choose to download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open
=>Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your device
=>Subscribe to podcasts that require authentication — just enter the podcast URL into Search in My Podcasts
=>Share your favorite episodes with friends using AirDrop, Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and Mail

Sync
=>Optionally sync episodes and playlists from iTunes on your Mac or PC
=>iCloud remembers your place in an episode, your subscriptions, and your stations and keeps them up-to-date on your devices, Mac, PC, and Apple TV.

Requirements:

=>Requires a device with iOS 7 or later
=>iTunes 11.2 is recommended for syncing podcast episodes
=>Syncing subscriptions, stations and play position using iCloud requires iTunes 11.2 or later and Apple TV Software 6.0 or later
=>Streaming or downloading episodes requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection
=>iTunes playlist syncing is not compatible with iTunes Match
=>Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas

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Milunovich was recently able to talk to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who reportedly mentioned a trip abroad to China where he witnessed people walking down the street and dictating voice messages to their phone instead of texting.

Apple’s “iWatch” is a smart watch project that Apple is reportedly aiming to launch with a special event in October of this year. Expect a ‘fashionable’ device running iOS with biometrics and other features providing integration with other iOS devices.
iWatch concept In a research note issued on Wednesday, UBS analyst Steven Milunovich described the recent meeting with Cook, saying Apple’s chief is keen on Chinese-style voice messaging that allows users to dictate messages to their phones before sending them off, reports Fortune. The analyst believes that porting such a feature to a wrist-worn device “makes sense.”

What We Expect

Rumored sizes from 1.3 to 2.5″
“Full” iOS
Biometrics and other sensors
4-5 day battery life targeted
Tentative October 2014 debut plans

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Buy a Mac, iPhone, or iPad and you'll score a gift card good toward any item at Apple -- if you qualify for education pricing.

Students, parents, or teachers who buy certain Apple devices can now get a little spending money in the form of a gift card.

Starting Tuesday and running through September 9, qualifying consumers who purchase a Mac through Apple’s education pricing program will receive an Apple gift card worth $100. Pick up an iPhone or iPad and you’ll get a $50 gift card. According to the promotion, the cards can be used at Apple’s online store, its retail outlets, or for any purchase made over the phone by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE.

Though summer won’t be over for a couple of months, Apple typically unveils its regular “back to school” promotion around this time. Last year’s deal offered the same $100 and $50 gift cards depending on which device you purchased. In the past, however, the cards were good only for items in the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore. This year, Apple is opening up the cards to any item in its online or retail stores.

There are a couple of caveats.

To qualify for the gift card, you must buy one of the following items, as highlighted in Apple’s terms and conditions:

Qualifying Apple Computers: iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro.
Qualifying iPhone: iPhone 4s, 5c, or 5s.
Qualifying iPad: iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina display, iPad with Retina display (current generation), or iPad Mini.

And you must make the purchase through Apple’s education program. That means you must be a college student, a student accepted to a college, a parent buying an item for a college student, or a faculty or staff member from any grade level. Those who qualify also receive a discount on the purchased item through special pricing.

The program is available in the US, Canada, the UK, and other countries, according to 9to5Mac.

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Apple iOS 7.1.2

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2. This update contains bug fixes and security updates. These include an update to iBeacon connectivity and stability, data transfers for 3rd party accessories, and data protection class issues with Mail attachments.

To learn about other Security Updates, see Apple Security Updates.
iOS 7.1.2

    Certificate Trust Policy

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Update to the certificate trust policy

Description: The certificate trust policy was updated. The complete list of certificates may be viewed at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5012.

    CoreGraphics

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted XBM file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An unbounded stack allocation issue existed in the handling of XBM files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1354 : Dima Kovalenko of codedigging.com

    Kernel

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: An application could cause the device to unexpectedly restart

Description: A null pointer dereference existed in the handling of IOKit API arguments. This issue was addressed through additional validation of IOKit API arguments.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1355 : cunzhang from Adlab of Venustech

    launchd

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A heap buffer overflow existed in launchd’s handling of IPC messages. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1356 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

    WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A maliciously crafted website may be able to spoof its domain name in the address bar

Description: A spoofing issue existed in the handling of URLs. This issue was addressed through improved encoding of URLs.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1345 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook

Source: Apple