Don't-Miss iOS Stories

Three alternate iOS music player apps

While the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch might be sufficient for you, there are plenty of other apps you can use to listen to music on your iOS device. Some offer unique ways of organizing and listening to music, and others focus on providing better sound. Here's a look at three apps that you can use to listen differently to music on iOS.

Using FTP with an iPad

Need a way to access files on an FTP server from your iOS device? Chris Breen offers three solutions.

Send text, files from Mac to iOS via Messages

There are a variety of ways to send text and files from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad (and vice versa). But you might not have thought of one of the easiest: Use Messages.

How to capture video from an iOS device

Interested in making a screencast based on actions taking place on an iOS device? It used to be a pain in the neck. Thanks to AirPlay that pain has eased significantly.

How to use Brushes in iPhoto for iOS

Use iPhoto's Brushes effects to bring out the best features of your photos.


How to make basic edits in iPhoto for iOS

Learn how to make basic edits to your photos using iPhoto for iOS.


Eight tips for iOS's Maps app

Maps on iOS isn't just a pretty face: It's packed to the gills with useful features. Christian Boyce takes you through eight tips to get the most out of the app.


How I use Evernote for work

You might know Evernote as a great tool for clipping stories from the Web and collecting recipes. But you not have considered how useful it can be for business, too. David Sparks explains how he does just that.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Journals in iPhoto for iOS

Ted Landau likes iPhoto for iOS a lot, but finds some issues with its Journals feature.

Cure for an incomplete iOS update

When your iOS device demands that it be plugged into iTunes, things aren't right. Time to start over with a fresh iOS install.

Behind the scenes with iMovie trailers

Along with the many updates delivered Wednesday to Apple's cache of iOS apps, iMovie received several new features, including one borrowed from iMovie '11 for the Mac: movie trailers. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands on with the software.

Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS

Ted Landau laments the lack of full support for Rich Text Format (RTF) files on his iPad.

Missing apps, missing Safari warnings, and more

Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.