Bear Notes 1.3 for iOS Adds Multitasking ‘Drop Bar’ and Apple Watch Support

Bear Notes for iOS got a 1.3 update on Wednesday, bringing new note multitasking feature for iPad and iPhone as well as adding Apple Watch support to the popular writing app for the first time. Using the new multi-touch gestures in iOS 11, the new "Drop Bar" enables users to manipulate multiple notes as once, including the ability to merge, share, pin, trash, duplicate, and copy or export them in a variety of formats. For example, when a user selects two or more notes (by tapping and [Read Entire Story]

MLB Coach Fined for Wearing Apple Watch During Game

Major League Baseball today fined Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto after he wore his Apple Watch in the dugout during a game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night, reports The New York Times. Prieto violated rules against the use of electronic communications devices when he wore the Apple Watch during the game. Major League Baseball investigated and said there was no sign the watch was used for anything suspicious. Image via The New York Times"M.L.B. found no evidence that [Read Entire Story]

Another Major iOS 11 Update Coming This Fall

Another Major iOS 11 Update Coming This Fall is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Apple’s confirmed another iOS 11 update for the fall and if we’re lucky it’ll deliver more than person-to-person Apple Pay payments in Messages. The iOS 11.0 update is loaded with new features for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch though a few highly anticipated features are missing from the first official release. In June Apple confirmed a new Apple Pay feature that will let iOS 11 and [Read Entire Story]

How to Check If Your Apps Will Work with iOS 11

How to Check If Your Apps Will Work with iOS 11 is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Most of the apps on your iPhone or iPad will continue to work once you download Apple’s iOS 11 update but there’s a chance some won’t. Next week, Apple will take the stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino and announce a slew of new products. The iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and Apple Watch 3 will be the stars of the show but the company’s also expected to detail the release of [Read Entire Story]

Apple Secretly Removes Some Color Options For iPhone, Apple Watch & iPad Accessories

Apple has quietly discontinued some of the color options for its iPhone cases and other accessories both online and in-store. According to the Japanese site Macotakara, Apple has removed several color options from its Japanese Apple store and its online store. However, the company’s Japanese stores aren’t the only ones noticing the missing color options. It seems as if Apple has officially discontinued select colors for its accessories around the world, both the US and UK sites show [Read Entire Story]

Apple Urged to Implement Feature That Sends an iPhone’s Precise Location to Responders in Emergencies

EENA, short for the European Emergency Number Association, has called on Apple to integrate a solution called Advanced Mobile Location into iOS to improve the safety of iPhone users in emergency situations. Advanced Mobile Location recognizes when an emergency call is made and, if not already activated, activates a smartphone's GPS or Wi-Fi to collect the caller's precise location information. The handset then sends an automatic SMS to the emergency services with the caller's location, [Read Entire Story]

Whaddya know, iPad and Apple Watch are selling like crazy again

Yeah, yeah, Apple makes a lot of money. ; Yesterday's earnings call confirmed this once again, causing a sizable jump in Apple's stock price, but the really interesting news is that certain categories of Apple products which haven't been doing that great again are selling much better than last year. ; Namely, iPad and Apple Watch. ; SEE ALSO: Forget smart watches, this voice-powered smart ring will make you look very extra Apple sold 11.4 million iPads in its financial third quarter, a 15% jump [Read Entire Story]

iOS 10.3.3: 7 Things to Do After You Download

iOS 10.3.3: 7 Things to Do After You Download is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. You’ve installed the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Now what? Today we want to run down some things to do, and some things not to do, after installing iOS 10.3.3 on your device. It took awhile but Apple’s finally replaced iOS 10.3.2 with a brand new iOS 10.3.3 update. iOS 10.3.3 is a simple maintenance update if you’re coming directly from iOS 10.3.2. Your version [Read Entire Story]

Apple Celebrates America’s National Parks This July With Donations and Apple Watch Challenge

Apple today announced it will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on, or through the Apple Store app in the United States from July 1 through July 15. Apple Watch challenge inspired by U.S. National Parks Apple said proceeds will support the National Park Foundation's mission to help protect and preserve national parks.“America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important [Read Entire Story]

iOS 11 Beta Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

iOS 11 Beta Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Pre-release software is almost always riddled with bugs and performance problems so it’s not surprising to see a growing list of complaints about iOS 11 beta problems. The iOS 11 release date is confirmed for the fall but iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can try the software early via Apple’s iOS 11 beta. The iOS 11 beta and its list of new features are tempting but most iPhone and iPad [Read Entire Story]

Sleep Expert Who Worked on Apple’s Night Shift and Bedtime Features Leaves the Company

Sleep expert Roy J.E.M Raymann, who joined Apple back in 2014, has left the company and moved on to SleepScore Labs, where he will serve as Vice President of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs. Raymann joined Apple as the company was developing the Apple Watch, and at the time, his hiring spurred rumors that the device would have sleep tracking capabilities, which never materialized. Prior to joining Apple, where he served as "Health and Health Technologies Staff," Raymann was at [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s ‘Other Products’ Category Sees Strong Growth in Q2 2017

Apple's "Other Products" category, which includes the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, is seeing solid growth according to Apple's Q2 2017 earnings results. Revenue from "Other Products" was at $2.87 billion during the quarter, up from $2.19 billion in the year-ago quarter. Apple Watch sales doubled year-over-year during the holiday quarter, and according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the response to AirPods has been "great." [Read Entire Story]

The Red iPhone 7, Expanded iPhone SE & 9.7-inch iPad Now Available, Here’s The Pricing & More

That’s right, today Apple has officially released its devices in most countries, which means you can get your hands on Apple’s new (Product)RED iPhone 7, the new 9.7-inch iPad, or the iPhone SE with a bigger storage option. Earlier this week, Apple announced new colors for its Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases, but its most interesting announcement was its iPhone 7 in the color red. For the past ten years, Apple has featured products in the color red to eliminate HIV/AIDS, however, [Read Entire Story]

Everything You Need To Know About Apple’s Product Launch

This year, Apple did things different from last year and announced its new products in a statement rather than holding an official event. On March 21, Apple announced a new line of Apple Watch bands, a (RED) iPhone 7, a 9.7-inch iPad, a new video app called Clips and more. If you weren’t aware of all the products Apple announced, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know in this article. For the first time, Apple will release a red iPhone to help fight HIV/AIDS. The phone will be [Read Entire Story]

Apple Launches An All New 9.7-inch iPad For Only $329

On Tuesday, Apple announced a new version of the iPad alongside a red version of the iPhone and new Apple Watch Bands. Instead of introducing the new 9.7-inch iPad at a spring event, Apple announced the new model of the iPad in a press release as well as a few other products. The 9.7-inch iPad will replace the iPad Air 2 and has been reasonably priced at $329 in order to help boost the company’s tablet sales. The iPad features a 9.7-inch retina display, Apple’s A9 processing chip, [Read Entire Story]

iOS 10.3 Release Date Tips

iOS 10.3 Release Date Tips is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. With an iOS 10.3 release date getting close we want to share some tips we think will help you in the buildup to the release and on release day. Apple hasn’t confirmed an iOS 10.3 release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch but we know that it’s getting closer. Apple’s pushed rapid fire iOS 10.3 beta updates, a sign the upgrade is making substantial progress behind the scenes. The release of iOS 10.3 beta [Read Entire Story]

5 Things to Know About the iPad Pro 2 Release

5 Things to Know About the iPad Pro 2 Release is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Apple is rumored to have new iPad Pro 2 models up its sleeve for 2017 and today we want to take a look at everything we know about its plans as we push into February. As we push into the new year, we’re starting to see iPad Pro 2 rumors pickup steam. Apple and its retail partners have fueled the growing fire. With an iPad Pro 2 release reportedly getting close, we want to take a look at the most [Read Entire Story]

Apple Ranked World’s Fourth Most Innovative Company Thanks to Expanded Chip Focus

Apple has ranked fourth in Fast Company's annual list of The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 published today, moving up three spots from its seventh-place finish in 2016. Apple trailed behind Amazon, Google, and Uber, and directly ahead of Snapchat, Facebook, and Netflix in the list of 50 companies. The publication credited Apple for designing four of its own chips last year, which allows it to "control its own destiny" and create "the most compelling consumer-electronics experiences," [Read Entire Story]

Apple Announces Chinese New Year Event Featuring Free Beats Solo3 Headphones With Mac or iPhone Purchase

Apple today announced an upcoming one-day sale in celebration of Chinese New Year, where the company will provide free Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in red to all customers who purchase a select Mac or iPhone in various countries around the world. The sale will kick off on January 6 at 8:00 a.m. local time and will be available in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. A Chinese New Year announcement is available in Malaysia, but the country is not included in the free headphone [Read Entire Story]

Record, Playback & Share With The New Mic’d App

Mic’d is a simple recording app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, that lets users easily record, playback and share all their recordings with their social media followers in a breeze. Mic’d app is great for anybody who loves to record any type of music of their own, verbal notes, outdoor nature, commentary, etc; For any kind of documentation or memory reasons, so you can always just listen back on all of your recordings that you made with ease. Here are some of the key features [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Banned From U.K. Government Cabinet Meetings Over Hacking Fears

Government ministers in the United Kingdom have been banned from wearing the Apple Watch to cabinet meetings over fears the device could be hacked, according to The Telegraph. Several cabinet ministers reportedly wore the device to meetings while serving under former Prime Minister David Cameron, however new PM Theresa May has apparently banned the smartwatches over fears that they could be used by Russian spies as listening devices. One source told The Telegraph: "The Russians are trying to [Read Entire Story]

Full Video of Apple Engineer’s Black Hat Security Talk Now Available

Earlier this month, Apple's head of security engineering Ivan Krstic gave a talk at the Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community. During the event, Krstic spoke about Apple security and unveiled the company's new bug bounty program. Krstic's briefing is now available in full on YouTube, shared this morning on the Black Hat YouTube channel in a video entitled "Behind the Scenes of iOS Security." In the talk, Krstic covers three major iOS security [Read Entire Story]