There’s been a tremendous amount of fallout after the Wall Street Journal report that Apple scrapped much of its health monitoring features. Wait for the second generation. It’s being rushed to market. It’s missing a killer feature. These have been some of the reactions on blogs and social media. Are they warranted and does the lack of groundbreaking sensors and health features seriously impact the potential success or failure of the Apple Watch? The timing of this story, which cites unnamed sources, is curious. It’s a story that lowers expectations for Apple’s first generation wearable. If this was a message Apple […]
Apple’s Safari for iOS is an incredibly capable web browser. Years of improvements have resulted in advanced features throughout, some of which you may not know. We’ve uncovered 8 things you can do to master Safari on iPhone and iPad. Don’t just browse the web, take control of it with these tips. 1. Change Safari’s Default Search Engine If you had a list of the most often used features on a smartphone, searching the web would probably rank near the top of that list. As recent as iOS 8, Apple sets the default search engine to Google. You can make […]
If you are someone who shares photos from your iPhone or iPad with friends and family often, then you should rejoice at iCloud Photo Sharing. Before Photo Stream, most people would use iMessage, SMS or attach photos to an email. Apple realized this was a terribly inefficient method of sharing photos made even worse if you want to share more than a few images. If you share photos often, read on for how to setup shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad. This might just be the best feature in iOS, making it easier than ever to share those important moments.
I absolutely love movies. It’s a great way to spend 2 hours where you can laugh, cry and find enjoyment outside of our busy lives. Having an active 3 year old, my wife and I just don’t have the time to get to the theater as much as we’d like. So for us, renting movies is our way to enjoy the magic of cinema. In our neighborhood, there are no shortage of Redbox kiosks. They don’t offer a back catalog, instead focusing on newer releases. At times, they will feature an older movie if there is a tie-in with a sequel or […]
Just days away from Valentine’s Day, it is time to think about gifts, cards, chocolate, dinner reservations and flowers. With Valentine’s Day landing on a Friday this year, most of you are mired in the middle of the work week. Whether it’s your best girl, guy or your Mom, your iPhone might be the most effective way to send flowers. Here are a few apps to help you order flowers or edible treats using your iPhone.
Having an organized set of bookmarks can vastly improve your experience when browsing the web. Conversely, having different sets on different computers, iPhones and devices can be frustrating. It’s not simply a matter of remembering your favorite sites, but the time you save in manually entering each website address. Whether you are surfing the web for fun, work or education, bookmarks are a vital part of the overall experience. If you mainly surf the web from your iPad, you may be looking to export your favorite bookmarks, so that they are accessible on your Mac or PC. We’re here to […]
In a matter of months, Apple’s going to make a big play in the smart home market with the introduction of HomeKit. It should help simplify the setup and use of common smarthome products. For iPhone and iPad owners, the biggest advantage will be the ease of control, some of which can be done using Siri. It will allow users to group actions and have Siri execute them. “Hey Siri, lower the temperature to 75 degrees.” That’s the future and it’s not far away. When considering devices that transform a traditional home to a smart home, the thermostat plays a […]
Announced last year, Apple has released a developer preview of their new Photos app for Mac OS X. This is intended to be the next generation photos app for Mac, replacing both iPhoto and Aperture. Neither of those apps will be receiving updates. Apple hopes that its customers will rejoice at the release of Photos, a streamlined application that has heavy ties to iCloud. In advance of its public release, we’ve outlined some of the key things you should know about Photos for Mac and the eventual transition from iPhoto or Aperture. 1. It’s fast! iPhoto is plenty of things, […]
Once again, Apple is rumored to be serious about making a big splash in the TV business by offer a web based ‘over the top’ service. According to re/code, Apple is in negotiations with TV programmers that would allow them to offer content through the Internet.
One of the most frequently used applications on any iPhone is email. Whether you rely on email for business or personal, it’s a vital application and one that you will likely interact with countless times throughout a typical day. With iOS 7, Apple’s stock mail app underwent some major interface changes, but functionality has largely remained the same. That’s continued with iOS 8. Sure we swipe left, instead of right to delete mail, but there has been little in the way of innovative changes to make users more productive. While Apple’s stock mail app has remained somewhat stagnant from a […]