Netflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

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After launching on Android last year, Netflix has finally brought its Smart Downloads feature to iOS. The feature, which automatically downloads the next episode of a TV series to your iPhone or iPad, is available in the latest version of the Netflix app. Smart Downloads is aimed at giving you uninterrupted binging. When the feature … Read moreNetflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

Multiple New iPad Models Registered With The Eurasian Economic Commission

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Late last week, Apple filed seven new iPad models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The filings, which are required for Apple to sell devices in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, are yet another sign that a new-for-2019 entry level iPad and a new iPad mini 5 are likely on the way. The new model … Read moreMultiple New iPad Models Registered With The Eurasian Economic Commission

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.3 With Multiple Bug Fixes

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After a relatively short beta cycle, Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 to the public today. The update should be available to everyone at this point. You can check for it by going to Settings>General>Software Update. It ranges from 225MB up to 334MB in size depending on if you are updating your iPhone or iPad, and … Read moreApple Releases iOS 12.1.3 With Multiple Bug Fixes

Today’s Deal – 2018 iPad for $229 on Amazon

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Today’s Deal is one not to pass up if you have been wanting to get the 2018 iPad.  The 6th generation 9.7″ model with 32GB of storage is down to $229 at Amazon right now.  That’s a savings of $100 the regular price.  The special pricing is on the Silver or Space Grey finishes.  If … Read moreToday’s Deal – 2018 iPad for $229 on Amazon

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.2 to Address eSIM Issues

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With only a week of beta testing behind it, Apple has released iOS 12.1.2 to the general public today.  The new build, 16D5024a, can be found by going to Settings>General>Software update on your iPhone or iPad. This update, as you would expect, is all about bug fixes.  Specifically, it addresses some bug in the eSIM activation … Read moreApple Releases iOS 12.1.2 to Address eSIM Issues

Epic Games Calls Time on Infinity Blade Series

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In an unexpected announcement, Epic Games has stated that all three of the games in the Infinity Blade series are no longer available in the App Store.  With the first game launched in December 2010, Infinity Blade set the benchmark for graphics and gameplay when it was introduced.  It was followed up with two additional … Read moreEpic Games Calls Time on Infinity Blade Series

iOS 12.1.1 Released With New Features and Improvements

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Apple has just released iOS 12.1.1 to the public after just over a month in beta testing.  The update was released at 10:00 am Pacific this morning and should be available to everyone with a compatible iPhone and iPad soon if not already.

There are several key new features that come with this update to iOS 12 including notification preview using haptic touch on the iPhone XR.  Dual SIM with eSIM support for additional carriers has also come in this update to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max.

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.0.1 for iPhone and iPad

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As is their customary process after a release of a new version of iOS, Apple has ceased signing iOS 12.0.1 on their update servers.  That means that once you upgraded to iOS 12.1, it is all-but impossible for consumers to downgrade back to the previous version.

iOS 12.1 was released at the end of October.  As a general rule, Apple stops signing a previous version of the platform two-to-four weeks after the new release.  That fits within the scope of iOS 12.0.1 and 12.1.

For those new to iOS, all updates come from Apple for your iPhone and iPad, even if your device is locked to a carrier.  When Apple stops “signing” a version of iOS, it essentially means that it is no longer available on their update servers and you can’t access it.  For consumers, it means that once you update to the current release of iOS, the older version is no longer available.

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Cyber Monday – Apple iPad for $249 on Amazon Today

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Today as part of Cyber Monday, you can pick up a great deal on the Apple iPad at Amazon.  Right now it is $249 for the early-2018 model (the latest model) with 32GB of storage in either Gold, Silver, or Space Grey.  It is by far the lowest price ever on the 9.7-inch iPad, a savings of some $80.00.

The 9.7″ Apple iPad is one of the best selling tablets out there with support for Apple Pencil and running the latest version of iOS, iOS 12.  It is small and lightweight so you can take it anywhere.  It is great both for productivity or entertainment and has a 10 hour battery life.

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Developer and Public Testers

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Apple has release the second beta of the upcoming iOS 12.1.1.  The release came to both registered developers as well as public beta testers registered in the Apple Beta Program.  If your iPhone or iPad are registered in the program, you should have the update waiting for you under Settings>General>Software Updates.

iOS 12.1.1 is considered a maintenance release and brings virtually no new features.  The update focuses on bugs, security, and performance improvements for the platform.  The only new feature or change of note is the reworked bottom bar in FaceTime.  This now includes quick access buttons for muting a call or changing cameras.

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