It's Gameday! Super Bowl XLVIII kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM EST where the Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks. Will Peyton cement his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time or will the upstart Seahawks bring home the Lombardi trophy. This year's game is being televised by FOX, but what if you cannot get to a TV this Super Sunday? For most football fans, missing the big game is not an option and there is something inherently wrong with taping a sporting event. This year, Fox in particular, makes it easy to catch the game. Here's how to watch the Super Bowl on iPad or iPhone. … [Read more...]
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I look at the home screen on my iPhone roughly 100 times per day. Right now, it's not as organized as I would like, a result of downloading a ton of new apps for an upcoming Best Apps feature. Every so often, I'll do a purge that starts with restoring my iPhone as new. I enjoy the fresh start and find it to be a quick fix to what is often a bigger problem. When I start with a factory restored iPhone, the reorganization of the home screen is at the top of my to-do list. It's one of the easiest things a person can do to personalize their iPhone. It's also one of the first things I look at when I see a friend or family member using their iPhone. It's like peeking into someone's refrigerator. Are the water bottles perfectly aligned with labels … [Read more...]
Do you own a stack of DVDs or worse yet, a big media shelf hidden in your basement filled with movies you purchased throughout the years. With the advent of Netflix, content is at our fingertips, in just a few clicks. Netflix is a terrific service, but let's be honest, the library is far from complete and won't rival your personal library. And while your library of DVDs and Blu-Rays make up your favorite movies and TV shows, sitting down to watch a program can be time consuming and frustrating. DVDs are filled with advertising and trailers. There's also the hassle of getting up, locating your disc and waiting for your DVD to power-on. As a PS3 owner, that's usually followed by some sort of required software update. You own your movies and … [Read more...]
The guided access feature on iOS 7 can be used to disable certain areas of the screen, keep the iPhone or iPad in a single app and even disable the hardware buttons. Outside of using this as a practical joke, there are some real world uses for guided access. For one, it's a useful feature if you have kids who are accessing your iPhone or iPad. If your child wants to spend some time with a learning app, this can keep them focused on that app. Guided access can do just that. Those using the iPad in commercial, kiosk applications may also find this to be a useful application, in addition to locking the hardware buttons. Read on for how to setup, enable and use guided access on iOS 7. To turn on Guided Access, follow these easy … [Read more...]
The holiday season has no doubt resulted in an influx of shared photos and videos on Facebook. While I enjoy the occasional video from friends and family, I prefer to have control over playback. In recent months, Facebook has started to employ auto-playback of videos within a news feed. As you scroll through your Facebook news feed, video playback is often an uninvited distraction. If you are on a data plan, the thought of extraneous video playback counting against your oh-so precious data allotment can be frustrating. There's good news and no so good news for iPhone owners looking to disable Facebook autoplay videos. … [Read more...]
Did you just pickup a new iPad and looking to get it setup? We've covered how to setup your iOS device without a computer. That process is easiest, especially if you don't have your computer nearby. If you've got your Mac/PC nearby, there are good reasons for using iTunes. For one, you'll be able to sync music, movies, photos and more from your computer to your new iPad. … [Read more...]
Did you just open up an iPad Air, iPad mini retina or iPhone 5s/5c this Christmas morning. Congratulations on owning an awesome device and on having a loved one that cares so much to get you the very best. Assuming you've cracked the plastic, looked it lovingly for a bit, now comes the process of getting it up and running. Here's how to setup your new iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c, brought to you with a complete photo guide that details the process step-by-step on how to setup your iOS device without a computer. We've also got you covered if you want to setup your iPhone or iPad using iTunes. … [Read more...]
The Evad3rs team has released Evasi0n7, an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. The entire process takes roughly five minutes or so, provided you've taken the appropriate steps to back-up your iPhone or iPad. Here's how to jailbreak your iOS 7 iPhone or iPad using evasi0n. … [Read more...]
This year, Apple's yearly holiday ad was incredibly moving showing a teenage boy who had created a holiday video for his family that brought laughter and tears of joy. These sorts of videos are the absolute best gift. Last year, our family received a similar video from an au-pair that had been caring for our daughter. The video moved us to tears and it does each time we watch it, which is often. Sometimes the best gifts are ones created using your imagination, creativity and a little time. If you've got an iPhone, you can create a video just like the holiday video shown on Apple's website. Here are a few tips, apps and suggestions for making a personal holiday video for your family. … [Read more...]
The Nest Protect smoke alarm + carbon monoxide detector from Nest is the follow-up product to the learning thermostat. The company is banking that consumers will respond to a product that brings innovative technology and design to a product category that has largely remained stagnant. Have they succeeded and how easy is it to replace your old smoke detectors? Read on for our guide on how to setup a Nest Protect and first impressions. … [Read more...]