The new Google Maps is fantastic, but there’s plenty to be said for the deep integration of Maps within iOS. Is incredibly easy to ask Siri to find directions to a contact or location and within seconds you’re navigating using Maps. If you personal preference is to use the Google Maps over Apple’s Maps, then you can get Siri to use Google Maps for directions and here’s how. … [Read more...]
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If you own a Sonos, then you have no doubt enjoyed the many benefits of streaming services and it’s ability to allow you to listen to music from your iTunes library to any or all of your Sonos system The trouble with this set-up is that it requires you have your computer always-on or you’ve setup a server for your music. The latter can be troublesome for new users, but the results are absolutely incredible. The Sonos controller app for iPhone (iPad version), allows you to play music from your library, without having to turn on a computer or even the Sonos. With the release of version 3.83, Sonos makes it so much easier to play your music, providing you with access to all of the content on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to stream music from … [Read more...]
Have you got that special someone in your life who absolutely loves their iPad or iPad mini. There is a sea of iPad accessories, but which one should you get that will be a hit? We present our best iPad gift ideas for iPad users. We’ll make your holiday shopping and gift giving incredibly easy. … [Read more...]
If you recently purchased a new computer, you might not have access to your old files or music for a number of reasons, including a computer that no longer works or isn’t accessible due to theft or fire. If you do have your old computer, then your first step would be to migrate your data from your old to new computer. If that’s not possible and you don’t have a backup, this tutorial can help you recover your songs. If you have your music library on your iPhone, here’s how to transfer music from iPhone to a new computer. This does not require you jailbreak your iPhone, but it will require a file explorer. We’ll provide free options for PC users and paid options for Mac users. If you are recovering your entire music library, this is a small … [Read more...]
With Apple announcing both the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini (third generation), you might be among those considering an upgrade. Upgrading can be a very costly expenditure. If you have an older iPad, there a number of ways you can turn your old gear into cash. Here’s our guide on how to sell your iPad and upgrade to the new iPad Air or iPad mini. Updated: January 29th, 2015 … [Read more...]
Apple's Passbook app is pre-installed on every new iPhone, but there's information on how to actually use the new feature. The app itself does little by itself, instead relying on secondary Passbook-ready apps to push information to Passbook. There are a handful of Passbook ready apps available, which include airlines, retail stores like Walgreens and Target, along with the movie ticket app Fandango. So as one author was tired and in desperate need of caffeine, I took a trip to Starbucks to figure out how to set-up Passbook in iOS for iPhone and iPod touch. … [Read more...]
The brushback to Apple’s decision to take over the Maps application has left many of users longing for Google Maps. Apple's own app has come under fire due to its lack of quality mapping data. There have been Tumblr sites created for the sole purpose of showcasing how some locations are completely off the mark. If you rely on your iPhone to get you places, this move is no doubt unsettling. Google should be working on a replacement app, but it’s still unclear as to when or if the app will become available in the App Store. While it’s not as elegant as a native app, you can add a shortcut to the application on your home screen. Here’s how to add Google Maps back on your iPhone in iOS 6. Open Safari and navigate to … [Read more...]
One the integral pieces of iOS has been its Maps application, which up until now was powered by Google. Google Maps is a favorite, regardless of mobile platform and even on the desktop. It’s how we find places, get directions and see actual photos of locations. With location based services and the explosion of social apps that offer checking in, the Maps application is a key component in iOS. In iOS 6, the Maps app gets a major overhaul and it’s now an Apple designed app. At some point, you’ll be able to download a standalone Google Maps application. So how does the new app stand up to the old standby? Read on for our full review and guide to Maps in iOS 6. How do I get the new Maps app? That’s the easy part. When you upgrade … [Read more...]
One of the major new features in iOS 6 is the expanded set of capabilities built into Siri. Siri will help you find a restaurant, movie and the latest sports scores and so much more. The information for these categories is displayed in beautifully designed ‘cards’ that let you dig deeper finding a wealth of information, all from within Siri. Read on for our complete iOS 6 Siri Guide, part of our continuing series of guides to iOS 6. Restaurants Using the phrase, “Siri, find me a restaurant in [insert name of town]” will return a list of restaurants in that town. Siri is now integrated with Yelp. The resulting list of resturants comes up in a beautifully designed card that provides address, reviews, distance and relative cost. … [Read more...]
Let’s face it, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of hard drive space in today’s high definition, media rich, digital world is not a lot of space at all. Because these three denominations are all the hard drive space Apple’s offering today, it's a constant struggle to maximize the use of your storage. Let us help you manage storage on iPad and iPhone with an assortment of tips and tricks. Read on for our full guide. … [Read more...]