On the iPhone, you can send messages via SMS or by using iMessage. The latter only works if you the recipient has an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac. SMS messaging requires you have a messaging plan with your carrier and in some cases, it can be a pay per message charge. Not only is it free, but with this quick tip, you can also setup your iPhone to get read receipts in iMessage. … [Read more...]
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In Apple’s commercials, they focus on the basics of using Siri, many of which we’ve covered in our Siri how-to guides. In iOS 6, Siri learned some new tricks, allowing you to find restaurants, movies, sport scores and can even update your social status on Twitter or Facebook. The capabilities of your personal assistant continue to grow and here are a five cool Siri tricks that you might not know. … [Read more...]
If you’ve ever encountered an application that is stuck installing, it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only is that progress bar stuck for eternity, you also lose access to the app, while it's waiting to be updated. There are assorted reasons for why this might happen, but more often than not, it’s due to storage issues. Your iOS device might have had sufficient storage space to install the apps, but now it’s bumping up against the capacity of your iPhone or iPad and refuses to update. Here are a few solutions on how to fix iPad or iPhone apps that are stuck installing. … [Read more...]
For some iPhone users, there may come a time when they either want or need to use an Android device. Whether it is for work, pleasure or simply testing the waters, switching from iPhone to Android is made easier when you can bring all of your data with you. The most important for most folks are contacts. Thankfully, the process is relatively painless and your iPhone will retain all of its contacts, which is handy if you are carrying both devices or end up switching back. Here’s how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android and begin syncing your contacts with Google. … [Read more...]
No one likes tax season. Those of you receiving a check back from Uncle Sam might be the exception, but I’m not so sure given all the paperwork and deadlines associated with filing. Now that April 15th has passed, some are asking, “Where’s my money?” Here’s how to check the status of your tax refund using your iPhone. … [Read more...]
Apple’s Visual Voicemail will allow playback of messages directly on your iPhone, so there is no dialing into your wireless carrier and entering a password. Your voicemail does have a password associated with it. You might have set one up initially or it was set up by your carrier. Since you are not asked for it to retrieve messages, it's easily forgotten. If you restore your iPhone, you might be prompted to enter this password, leaving you locked out of your voicemail. Here’s how to reset the voicemail password on your iPhone, allowing you to then change it to something memorable. … [Read more...]
Regardless of which iOS device you own, central to your music experience is a well organized music library. In our continuing series, we’ll help you manage, organize and get the most from your music library. We’ve covered how to fix artwork for your music files, but the source of that problem, not to mention others, is often incorrect tagging of your songs. While MP3 files are the most common, this issue can plague any of your music files, regardless of the format. By updating your music with the proper tags, it will enable greater efficiency when using Apple’s artwork finder and for matching songs when using iTunes Match. Here’s how to tag MP3 files or your other audio files using both free and paid software tools. … [Read more...]
Introduced with iOS 5, Apple’s very own Reminders app is a great way to create a to-do list or any list that may need to help you get organized. It's easy, fast and can help you become more productive. Here is how to create lists and setup reminders on iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]
Apple’s iCloud offers seamless syncing of Safari bookmarks and while it works great, it’s not a solution for those who use Google’s Chrome as their default browser on their Mac or PC. There are a number of both free and paid solutions that solve the problem of how to sync Chrome bookmarks with iPhone or iPad. Updated: February 10, 2015 … [Read more...]