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TunnelBear VPN is a simple app that works beautifully to let you securely surf online using your iPhone or iPad (and there's a Mac version as well). A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an encrypted connection to a server that permits you to be online without worrying about anyone stealing your passwords or watching your private...

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A Reddit user yesterday described an interesting experience he recently had with Apple customer service. After downloading iOS 8 this week, Reddit user Kiggsworthy and his wife set up Family Sharing and discovered that they could not download content purchased by the other -- which is effectively the entire point of Family Sharing in...

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One of the perks of being Stephen Colbert is getting your iPhone 6+ early. The fake news commentator debuted his device last night by wooing the iPhone 6+ and throwing his iPhone 5s away like a summer fling. It's not just bragging, though Colbert certain does that as well. The segment also features a humorous rundown the new Checky app...

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale today and the lines at Apple Stores around the world are absolutely insane. At Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, for example, the line at one point spanned a full 12 city blocks. It's safe to say that the iPhone 6 models are quite popular on launch day. Of course, the...

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Ahoy, mateys! In case you hadn't caught wind of today's significance, let me be the one to welcome you aboard: Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! If you'd like to participate, feel free to make horrible puns (as I've been doing all day) and enjoy some of the best pirate-themed games currently available for your iPhone or...

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Rocketeer! is a free in the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, and features a little rocket, perpetually moving forward through space, dodging craggy rock formations and doing what we all try to do in our real lives: get money and keep the fuel tank full. This game is a perpetual-mover, scrolling upwards with an overhead view of...

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iPhone 6 Plus first impressions

While recording an episode of the British Tech Network Mac Show this morning, I was happy to hear my doorbell ring as I knew that meant that the UPS truck had arrived with my iPhone 6 Plus. After a hurried run down to the front door to sign for the phone, I was able to do a live unboxing. Unlike past years, I won't subject TUAW readers...

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released today, creating long lines at stores as eager Apple fans waited to pick up their new phones. But what is inside those phones? To answer that question the fine folks at iFixit have released a new teardown video review of the iPhone 6. Carefully pulling out its insides, iFixit walks you through...

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TUAW love Colonel Sanders and kernels of popcorn, but as far as colonels and kernels go, you probably don't want a kernel panic on your brand new iPhone 6. Reader Jason Lang sent in this screen of sadness. Normally, iOS devices automatically reboot on kernel panics but this one did not. I wrote back and suggested Jason try rebooting....

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It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or...

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Unlike the iPhone and the iPad, which created entirely new design spaces, the Apple Watch looks to be following the market, not leading it. We've seen the Fitbit. We've seen the Pebble. We've seen Google Glass. So why should we care in the slightest about the Apple Watch? The Apple Watch represents both a mix of strengths and...

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It's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus day today with Apple starting to sell its two new iPhone handsets at its stores in select locations worldwide. As with most iPhone launches, there are long lines, excited customers and the inevitable torture tests where eager bloggers put the new devices to the test. This year is no exception with PhoneBluff...

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We're all clumsy sometimes, but thankfully our "butterfingers moments" are hidden behind the veil of anonymity. People don't see us spill milk, trip over the cat, or break out phones by dropping them in the parking lot. Sometimes, however, life isn't so kind, like this gentlemen in Perth, Australia learned when he bought his brand...

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Over the last twenty-five years the Ryder Cup has become a major sporting event. The biennial competition between golfers from the United States and players from Great Britain and continental Europe draws huge crowds and television ratings. Now you can follow this years battle that takes place next week in Scotland with the...

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We asked, you sent 'em. If you're in line tonight (or tomorrow morning) and can send us a picture of the line at your iPhone store on our Twitter account (@TUAW, hashtag #tuawiphone6), you may end up in this post! We'll keep updating as the night wears on... and so it begins... @thetech_guy: @TUAW iPhone line up in Square one,...

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As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale in Australia and other countries, repair ships like iFixit and iExperts have already torn apart the handsets to see what Apple has hidden inside its new phones. As noted by both analyses, the inside of the 6 and the 6 Plus is dominated by the battery with a layout that is reminiscent of the iPhone...

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