For many of us, social networking plays a key part in our lives and for many the definition of social is Facebook. The increased mobility that we enjoy with the iPhone helps us keep in touch when out and about. From status updates to check-ins, the iPhone makes all of that incredibly easy and more enjoyable. So what are the best free Facebook apps for iPhone? Read for more tips on the best apps and how to use them. For Facebook, the best and really only option is the official application. Deconstructing the Facebook UI If you’ve browsed to Facebook from your iPhone, then you’ve seen m.facebook.com, which is virtually identical to the official app. The app is significantly faster. While it can be quirky at times, it still provides … [Read more...]
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A question we receive regularly here at everythingiCafe is, "How do I block someone from calling me on my iPhone?" Whether it's a crazy ex, a telemarketer or your boss who doesn't comprehend the idea of a non-working weekend. The iPhone, revolutionary when it was introduced in 2007, yet almost six years later it lacked the capability to block calls. The only choice was to pay your wireless carrier, purchase a hack that required you jailbreak you iPhone or use a silent ringtone that wouldn't block the call, but would help you ignore it. It's not too much to ask for a feature found on cheap flip-phones, now is it? Good news awaits those with an iPhone running iOS or greater. Read on for how to block calls in iOS on iPhone. Updated: … [Read more...]
Mother’s Day 2012 takes place on May 13th this year, so it’s time to start thinking about what gifts are ideal to celebrate our Mom’s. Gone are the days when flowers, perfume or jewelry were the only safe bets. Regardless of age, there are more and more mothers who are tech savvy or enjoy the ease of use of iOS devices. So if you are looking for suggestions as to what to get your Mom, read our Mother’s Day iPhone and iPad Gift Guide for tips. But hurry, Sunday is right around the corner. Cards Letting Mom know you care doesn’t always have to be costly. Greeting cards are old school, so amp up the love with a personalized greeting card from Apple. Using the free Cards app, you can insert a special photo along with a message. Having … [Read more...]
Not excited about BlackBerry 10 and finally decided to make the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone. The biggest part of the transition is likely going from a physical keyboard to the on-screen touch keyboard, but we promise you’ll be banging out emails and texts in no time. To help get you moved, here’s how to transfer your contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone. Stay tuned for other switch guides as part of our continuing efforts to help users make the switch to iPhone and iOS. … [Read more...]
Have you or are you considering a switch from Android to iPhone? There are a number of considerations to prepare and make that jump to the iOS platform. We’ve outlined all the steps to make the transition, along with helpful tips on what you can expect on the other side. In this edition of making the switch, we'll help you transfer your contacts and calendars from Android to your new iPhone. This tutorial makes the assumption that you are currently using Google apps on your Android device for your contacts and calendars. Setting up Gmail in iOS It’s easy to setup Gmail for use with the Mail app on iOS. Navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars Select Add Account Select Gmail Type in your full Gmail email … [Read more...]
Kids love the iPad. If you purchase an iPad for your child or allow them to use yours, then you might want to be proactive when it comes to protecting them from nefarious apps or content, not to mention protect you from unauthorized credit card charges. Here’s how to setup parental controls on iPad. Setting up a Passcode Lock If you only allow your child to use an iPad with adult supervision, then you can easily setup a passcode. This essentially puts a lock on the iPad, requiring a code to access any content. To set up new Passcode, do the following: On your iPad, navigate to Settings > General Passcode Lock>Turn Passcode On From here you’ll have to enter and re-enter a 4 digit passcode. When the iPad is powered on, the … [Read more...]
If you have a stack of CDs sitting on your shelf, then chances are you aren't maximizing the enjoyment of your entire music collection. Digitizing your music allows you to bring your collection virtually anywhere and it doesn't require you pack extra suitcases filled with jewel cases. Follow along for tips on how to download and add music from CDs to iPhone, iPad and across all of your devices. Using iTunes To Rip Your CDs iTunes is free and available for both Mac and PC. If you own an iPhone, chances are that you’ve already downloaded and installed iTunes. You can download the latest version of iTunes from Apple. Settings for Import CD iTunes offers a number of options for how it will import your CD. Years back when hard drive … [Read more...]
With iTunes Match, you can listen to your music from any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. All of your music gets stored in iCloud, including those songs you ripped from your CD’s. Once you upload your music, it's available on all your devices using the cloud. So let’s get started on how to setup iTunes Match. Why iTunes Match Rocks Using this service, you won’t have copy your media across all of your devices. In my case, all of my music resides on my Mac Pro. My laptop has zero music on it. While my iPhone and iPad have my entire music collection, it won’t be a requirement now that I’ve subscribed to iTunes Match, since I’ll always have access to my music. This of course taking into account that I have a connection. The service … [Read more...]
One of the biggest reasons for owning an iPad is media consumption. Watching movies or TV episodes is probably one of the top things most people do with the iPad. Movies and television shows are readily available from the iTunes Store, but what your existing DVD movie collection? There is no reason to re-purchase the videos that you already own on the iTunes Store. You can convert your existing movies into a file format that is iPad friendly. There are plenty of sites offering free DVD converter software, a good number of which attempt to up sell you into a paid product. Follow this guide for steps on how to put a DVD on iPad for free. … [Read more...]
It’s a surprisingly common occurrence in our iPhone forums to hear a story about how someone has accidentally dropped their iPhone in water. While there is technology out there to make an iPhone waterproof, that doesn’t help you with your current mishap. So what should you do if you drop your iPhone in water? First things first You might want to cry a little. That’s understandable, but once you shed a tear, you’ll need to jump into to action to prevent further calamity. The first thing you’ll want to do is to completely power down your iPhone. To do so, press and hold the power button at the top right. You should see the see the ‘Slide to power off’. Tip: If you see the white spinning wheel, you’ll want to continue holding the … [Read more...]