How to make a calendar public in iOS

mmake a calendar public in iOS

When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It's easy enough for folks to understand and subscribe, but the process isn't geared for larger groups. If the information is something you feel comfortable sharing, why not publish it to iCloud? Here's … [Read more...]

How share a calendar in iOS

share a calendar iOS

As you start adding and subscribing to calendars, you might find there are a number of instances where you might want to share a calendar. Like we covered earlier, most folks have multiple calendars, with each geared towards a specific to groups of similar events. There may be members in your family or business associates who would benefit from having access to the same calendar. For these sort of calendars, it makes sense that one person is the keeper of the calendar, while allowing access to others. You could make it public, but often you don't want personal information available to anyone. Fear not, Apple makes this very easy, thanks to iCloud, which by the way, is a requirement for sharing. Here's how to share a calendar in iOS. … [Read more...]

How to subscribe to calendars on iPhone and iPad

Subscribe to Calendars iPhone

The default iOS Calendars app lets your personal and work like seamlessly, by allowing you to create multiple calendars specific to a group of events. With the added advantage of showing or hiding events, it lets you focus on a specific group of events. This is a critical feature, otherwise the excessive addition of various calendars could be overwhelming. As you start to add your own calendars, which often include manual entries, there's an easy way to expand the information provided by your calendar. Subscriptions are an easy way to add a plethora of useful information to your calendar. We'll go over some great sources to find content worthy of your subscriptions and how to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]

How to switch calendar view on iOS

Switch calendar view iOS

With the changes to the Calendar app in iOS 7, it introduced new views with navigation that may not seem apparent at first glance. Since many of us rely on the app to get things done, knowing your way around the app is vital. Today we'll provide you with an overview on how to get around with an emphasis on how to switch calendar view on iOS 7 between day, week and month. … [Read more...]

How to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad

U.S. holidays iPhone

If you recently started adding calendars in iOS in attempts to get more organized, you may find yourself a bit dismayed at the lack of holidays. Since most of us schedule vacations, time-off and other events around holidays, it makes perfect sense to include them on your calendar. Apple sells products worldwide, so they cannot push holidays to your calendar, simply because they don't know which holidays you celebrate. Since the majority of our readership is in the United States, here's how to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad.Some of you may have created a new calendar and started to manually add events. That will get the job done, but it's not a good use of your time and does handle dates well into the future. … [Read more...]

How to add, delete or hide calendars on iPhone or iPad

Add calendars iPhone

Apple's excellent Calendar app is a great way to organize your busy life. The app offers the basic productivity tools that will meet the needs of most people who are looking to keep track of important appointments, meetings and events. Both the iPhone and iPad benefit from iCloud, which keeps your events in sync. Changes you make become immediately accessible from any iOS device or your Mac or PC. It's this sort of convenience that is one of the many reasons why the Calendar app can be the perfect solution to your calendaring needs. If you are finding your schedule increasingly busy and need help, we've got you covered. Here's how to get started using the Calendar app. … [Read more...]

How to add, update or find a calendar event using Siri

add calendar event using Siri

If you use the Calendar app on your iPhone, using Siri can make managing your busy schedule much easier. Using just your voice, your iPhone and iPad can most of the typical tasks you would need from the Calendar app. The key to use Siri effectively is often in how you make a request. Read on for a complete guide on how to create new events, update an existing event or simply find an event – all using Siri! … [Read more...]

Tips For Keeping Your iPhone Safe From The Cruel Summer

Tips iPhone safe

It was a warm summer night and I had been leaning back in adirondack chair, enjoying a cold Samuel Adams as the warm breeze reminded me that summer was upon us. The moment was short lived. Being the parent to an active toddler, chasing her to prevent her from [jumping in pool, pulling on a dogs tail, insert any incredibly poor decision] is a common occurrence. Jumping into action, my phone slid out of my front pocket, landing flat on the pavement. Summer was here, the season responsible for the untimely deaths of so many smartphones. Smashed screens, water damage, theft and loss become commonplace during the season of summer. The cost of repairing or replacing an iPhone, even with Apple Car, can be expensive. Summer should fun, but nothing … [Read more...]

How iOS 8 Allows Quick Access To Recent and Favorite Contacts

Call, message, FaceTime

When iOS 8 releases in the fall, it will bring with it a new, easier way to keep in touch with friends, family and business associates. Introduced in iOS 7 was a new way of multitasking, providing a new card view that showed active applications in their current state. This provided a window in the status of each app, which was much more useful than app icons. To accomodate the card view and show a useful number of apps per page, the apps are scaled down. As a result, this leaves space at both the top and bottom of the display. Apple's looking to enhance the multitasking view by adding access to contacts you've recently communicated with and your favorites. … [Read more...]

How Interactive Notifications Work In iOS 8

Interactive notifications iOS 8

For all of the new features in iOS 8, arguably the most exciting feature has go to be interactive notifications. In a matter of months, the concept of unlocking your iPhone to reply to a message, like a Facebook post or confirm a calendar event will seem flat out archaic. The concept is hardly anything new, available to jailbreakers using BiteSMS and to some extent, these interactions are available in Android. While innovation often comes from Apple, this particular feature is more of an iteration of what we've seen. The good news for iOS users seems to be the method in which Apple has implemented interactive notifications. Here's how interactive notifications work in iOS 8.Interactive Notifications Within Apps When you are working … [Read more...]