As the owner of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, chances are pretty good that you are using it as an MP3 player. Central to your music experience is iTunes, which can be a beast when managing your files. In our continuing series, we’ll help you manage, organize and get the most from your music library. As you start to rip music from CDs to iPhone, your iTunes library will start to grow in size and this will affect your precious storage space. You can manually check artists and albums, but there are better ways to pre-sort music that you sync to your iOS device. Here’s how to create smart playlists in iTunes and syncing music that matters most to you. … [Read more...]
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For many new users, the on-screen keyboard on the iPad shows up when needed and helps with basic entry tasks. While it shares similarities with the iPhone keyboard, both rooted in iOS, there are some differences. Understanding these nuances, along with the iPad keyboard tips in this guide can help you become more productive and you'll have a much better overall experience with your iPad. … [Read more...]
If you are new to iOS, getting online using Wi-Fi will help you get the most from your device. In some cases, it might offer you faster performance and save you money by using Wi-Fi for data, instead of relying on costly data costs from your wireless carrier. Here’s how to setup Wifi on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]
For most people, their iPhone contains all sorts of important data. It contains precious photos, videos, SMS messages, emails, browser history and for some, it contains bank or credit card information. The introduction of Passbook also allows for using your iPhone to make payments. Suffice to say that, in the hands of less than honest people, an iPhone that is not password protected could be incredibly detrimental to the owner. Today we’ll walk you through the process of how to set a passcode on iPhone, along with other tips for keeping your iPhone secure. … [Read more...]
If you happen to use Microsoft Exchange email for work, you’ll be happy to know that it works well in iOS. When having multiple email accounts that includes both personal and business email, iOS provides a unified view that allows you to see all of your messages. You can access either by itself to filter your messages. Here’s how to setup Microsoft Exchange on iPhone or iPad. … [Read more...]
One of the more prevailing free email services is Google's Gmail and for good reason. Google, often known for search (and some other mobile OS), brings those powerful search tools to your inbox. Gmail offers 10GB of storage, with more available for purchase if your account grows. It is also part of Google’s Apps for Business, all resulting in Gmail becoming an incredibly popular email client. Here’s how to setup Gmail on iPhone and iPad. Apple’s built-in Mail app makes it easy to set up a Gmail account. … [Read more...]
As the owner of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you most likely fall into the large percentage of users that utilizes your iOS devices as an MP3 player. Central to your music experience is iTunes, which can be a beast when managing your files. In our continuing series, we’ll help you manage, organize and get the most from your music library. Today we’ll help you find and remove duplicates in iTunes using built-in tools and third party applications. As with previous versions, iTunes 11 has a feature that allows you to search for duplicates. What’s more, there is a very neat feature that finds ‘Exact Duplicates’. For example, using the standard Find Duplicates option on my iTunes library would find Iron Maiden’s 2 Minutes to Midnight six … [Read more...]
When Apple released iOS 6 alongside the new iPhone in September of 2012, the Maps application was no longer powered by Google. As a result, there has been much fanfare about its questionable mapping capabilities. The negative response was so deafening that it prompted an apology from Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, who went so far as to offer alternatives the stock Maps app, while the company works hard on improvements. Since then, great free map alternatives including the excellent Google Maps have been made available in the App Store. The tight integration found within iOS applications and Apple’s Maps makes it a critical piece of software that will improve over time. Not to mention, there are thousands upon thousands of folks who use it on a daily … [Read more...]
As the owner of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you most likely fall into the large percentage of users that utilizes your iOS devices as an MP3 player. Central to your music experience is iTunes, which can be a beast when managing your files. In our continuing series, we’ll help you manage, organize and get the most from your music library. Today we’re tackling the age old problem of missing artwork. If you’ve amassed a large library of music, it’s likely these have come from all sorts of sources including CD rips to iTunes or other means. Missing artwork can result in the depressing gray music symbol. It’s bad enough that today’s music enthusiasts have transitioned from album art to CD covers to a digital image. Cherish your album covers. … [Read more...]
The Phone app can do much more than answer calls. It has a robust set of tools that can help you manage incoming calls. Life gets busy and sometimes you don’t have the time to answer a call. You could decline a call, but that leaves open the chance that you'll forget to call back. Using call reminders on iPhone can help remind you to return a call based on time or location. There are also options to reply with a message. Updated: February 21, 2015. … [Read more...]