Later this year, Microsoft will sunset Hotmail in favor of Outlook.com, their new email service. The new Outlook.com service boasts a super clean interface and as with any new email service, there’s still an opportunity to grab that elusive email address void of extraneous numerals you’re forced to add in order to find one that’s available. If you’ve switched or considering a switch, here’s how to set up Outlook.com email on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. On your iOS device, navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Tap on Add Account... Select ‘Hotmail’ Select ‘Add Mail Account’ Type in your Outlook.com credentials including your email ending in @outlook.com, password and give it a title so that you can … [Read more...]
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Losing your iPhone can be a traumatic experience, especially if you are not taking the proper security precautions to keep your data from prying eyes. As someone who typically does not use a passcode, that would allow anyone who found my iPhone to access all sorts of information. As someone who makes regular use of Passbook to feed his obsession with Starbucks, losing my iPhone would also have severe financial implications or would it? At a bare minimum, I’d encourage readers to set up and use Apple’s free and very excellent Find My iPhone service. If you should lose or temporarily misplace your iPhone, you have a number of options. Here’s how to lock iPhone using Find My iPhone. It may be called Find My iPhone, but it also works for … [Read more...]
The default and most common browser on iOS devices is mobile Safari. Over time, your browser can become slow and often times needs a fresh start. As you continue to visit websites, mobile Safari will save portions of websites, which is known as caching. By keeping a file locally, it should allow for faster downloads when visiting a site you have visited previously. With the fast connections we enjoy today, cached sites aren’t terribly necessary and a sluggish browser is just one of the reasons for deleting cache. If you are sharing your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a family or friend, deleting history might be for privacy reasons. Here’s how to delete cache, history and cookies in Safari. How to clear website history and data 1. Open … [Read more...]
Apple's Reminders app included in iOS 5 or greater is a wonderful, if at times simple list making application that is perfect for getting things done. Families, co-workers and friends can take advantage of sharing lists that update automatically through iCloud. One of the great features is to be reminded of a task or to-do when you reach a certain location. Read on for how to set up location based reminders in iOS 6 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Whether you are using a shared reminders list or your own, this process remains the same. For the purpose of this tutorial, let's setup a reminder list for groceries and we'll include coffee on the list, not a stretch for this author. I want the Reminders app to let me know when I arrive at … [Read more...]
If you are new to iPhoneography, you might have missed the awesome panoromic feature built-in to the camera on the iPhone running iOS 5 or greater. It allows you to capture breathtaking landscapes, large groups of friends or family and other photos not possible with a standard camera. In fact, this is software you won’t even find on your standard point and shoot camera. Here’s how to take a panorama photos on iPhone and let your creativity soar to new levels. In order to take panoramic pictures, you will need either an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. First thing you’ll want to do is access the camera app. You can do this by unlocking the iPhone and tapping on the camera app. A shortcut is to press the power button and swipe up from the … [Read more...]
Gone are the days when you needed to actually type when constructing lengthy emails, Facebook updates or messages on your iPad. With a hat tip to Siri, the newest iPads and the iPad mini will listen and transcribe your words. It’s easy, fast and surprisingly accurate. Here’s how to use dictation on your iPad and iPad mini. In order to use the dictation feature, you’ll need an iPad 3 or greater which includes the iPad mini. On the software front, you’ll need iOS 5.1 or later. Diction is part of Siri, thus the restriction on which hardware supports it. I should also note that it requires an active Internet connection, which is a requirement for using Siri. With those requirements out of the way, you’ll need to be sure that Siri is … [Read more...]
The iPhone has completely changed how we take photos. There is an old addage that the best camera is that one that you have with you. For most people today, that tends to be their iPhone. Luckily for us, a good part of Apple's focus has been on empowering users with a camera whose quality rivals the absolute best point and shoots. So not only is the iPhone often always with us, it can also create some beautiful photographs. In recent revisions of iOS, there is so much more that you can do with your photos. Here's how to crop, edit and share your photos on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. … [Read more...]
What appeared to be a fix for iPhone home button lag, this trick supposedly helped to recalibrate your home button. According to Marco Arment who spoke with several Apple employees, this is nothing but a myth. What’s odd about the trick is that it does appear to do something and it certainly won’t harm your iPhone. So if you find yourself with your iPhone’s home button experiencing some lag, give this trick a try and let us know if it works for you. Here's how to calibrate your home button on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]
Amazon’s Kindle has been around since 2007. What started as strictly an e-book reader, they now offer a full line of Android powered tablets. If you are considering a new tablet, the iPad and iPad mini make for great reading devices. Regardless of what model Kindle you own or have owned, you’ll be happy to know that your library of Kindle books can easily be accessed on your iOS device. In fact, you don’t even need a Kindle in order to start purchasing Kindle books for reading on your iOS device. Here’s how to read Kindle books on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. … [Read more...]
Podcasts are a great and free source of entertainment. You can find them in both audio or video formats, though the bulk of them are audio only. If you have an interest in a particular topic, you’ll most likely be able to find shows that are dedicated to your interests. Whether it’s Walking Dead, baseball or the iPhone, there’s a podcast for everyone. So how do you get started? Read on for how to listen to podcasts on iPhone. We’ll cover all the important topics including finding, subscribing and managing your podcasts. … [Read more...]