The Calendar App on your iPhone or iPad can be a very powerful ally in your day to day shuffle. While it still lacks a bit in the arena of corporate use, it is capable of being a handy tool to help you with your schedule. Here's how to set up calendars on iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]
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There are so many incredible things you can do with your iPhone or iPad including being able to use it for home automation. While home automation has been around for years, adoption has been hampered by poor user experience and the expense associated with controllers and devices. The iPhone doesn’t solve all the woes, but it can now play an integral part in controlling devices including lights, door locks and more. Systems and devices can vary, making it a personal decision on what direction you use for your set-up. As with any major technology purchase, I did a fair amount of research, deciding to opt for Z-Wave technology. What follows is our authoritative guide on to how to setup and use iPhone and iPad for home automation. What … [Read more...]
There have been many of services that allow you to video chat, including the popular Skype, but none have been as easy and fun to use as Apple's FaceTime. You can make video calls to anyone with a compatible iOS or Mac. Here’s how to use FaceTime on iPad, iPhone or Mac, along with everything you need to start making video calls today. Compatible iOS Devices You’ll need one of the following iOS devices running iOS 5 or later: iPad 2 new iPad iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPod touch (fourth generation) and/or A Mac running Snow Leopard with a video camera. This can be either a built-in FaceTime camera, iSight Camera or a third party accessory. If you are in the market for a good video camera for your Mac for FaceTime, I’d … [Read more...]
Today brings the release of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the update that brings more of iOS to Mac OS X, all for the paltry update price of $19.99. Follow this short tutorial on how to create a bootable Mac OS X Mountain Lion USB install drive. If you have multiple Macs, it can be handy to have a local copy of the installer along with Disk Utility should you have any trouble with your Mac. Mountain Lion follows the new tradition of being purchased, downloaded and installed from the Mac App Store. There is an option to purchase a physical copy on a USB, but that costs $69 from Apple. With Amazon selling 8GB USB sticks under $10, you can still find yourself with a full version of Mountain Lion on physical media for under $30. Purchase Mac OS X … [Read more...]
Whether you use the new iPad with its stunning retina display or the first or second generation models, the iPad is a natural for viewing, managing and editing your photos. Central to this function is the ‘Photos’ app, which provides you with all the necessary tools needed for beginner to intermediate users. Our comprehensive guide on how to use Photos on iPad will cover everything you need to get the most from enjoyment from your photos. How to get photos on your iPad (Mac or PC) For Mac users, it couldn’t be easier to get your photos on your iPad. You’ll continue to manage photos on your Mac as you have in the past. If you use iPhoto to organize events, you’ll still create albums and place photos within that folder. The actually … [Read more...]
Ever wish you were able to throw your external hard drive up to the clouds and be able to access it on your iPad and iPhone (among other devices)? That’s basically what Dropbox does, and does well. With Dropbox you are able to have all of your pictures, documents, and videos accessible from anywhere, anytime. Even more than that, it provides a Favorites feature which will make your files, photos, and videos available offline. Join us for what will be part review and part guide on how to use Dropbox on iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]
In previous iPhone guides, we’ve shown you a number of ways to fix battery life, along with several ways to improve your battery life. One thing we have yet to touch is the best method of monitoring your battery life. By default, Apple provides a small graphic of a battery. As you use your iPhone, you'll see less and less of the solid white color. By itself, this makes it incredibly difficult to manage battery life. In just two steps, you can add a percentage indicator. Here's how to show iPhone battery percentage. iPhone Battery Percentage Setting The default setting in iOS is to display the battery at the top right on your iPhone. As you slowly deplete your battery, it will graphically represent the remaining battery life. … [Read more...]
If you are increasingly moving away from your laptop and to your iPad, you are not alone. For many, the iPad has become a laptop replacement. It's smaller, lighter and can outfitted with a keyboard case to provide you with that tactile experience you've grown accustomed to with a full laptop. If you are using your iPad for school or business, then you might find yourself looking to print documents or perhaps you want to print a photo or webpage. Following these easy instructions on how to print from iPad and it'll give you one less reason to carry your laptop with you. AirPrint Within the latest version of iOS comes AirPrint. In true Apple iOS fashion, there are no print drivers to install and you'll be spared by the bloatware often … [Read more...]
For users that are deeply imbedded in to the Apple ecosystem, your Apple ID is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle to have. It’s your key to everything Apple; whether it be iTunes, iCloud and iChat, buying from the Apple online store, the App Store, or much more. But what happens if you need to change the email address associated with the account? Today I’ll be covering just that. While it is a very simple process, it’s one that many users (myself included) may not be familiar with how to do. To start, you’ll want to visit the My Apple ID homepage. On the right hand side, you’ll see options for creating an Apple ID and managing and existing one. Click “Manage your account” and you’ll be asked for your current login details. … [Read more...]
The following is a complete guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.01 untethered jailbreak, thanks to the devs at Greenpois0n. While this might look to be a duanting process, don't let the number of screenshots scare you. This process took all of five minutes to complete. Compatible Devices This is the list of compatible devices: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S iPad, iPad 2, new iPad (third generation) - Note: Absinthe does not support the new iPad 2 Download You'll need to download the latest version of Absinthe, currently version 2.0.1. This is available for either Mac or PC and instructions below shouldn't differ, regardless of you desktop platform. Absinthe v2.0.1 … [Read more...]