If you are frustrated by rising gas prices that appear to have no end in sight, then join the club. Earlier this month, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the US was $3.96 according to AAA. A good number of us rely on our vehicles, so there is no option but to get walloped at the pump. I don’t claim to know the how’s or why’s of gas pricing, but I do know they fluctuate in my area. Using an iPhone gas prices app can help you not only find gas, but find the cheapest gas. The App Store is crowded. There are hundreds of apps for every purpose under the sun. Want to cut through the clutter? On a regular basis, we pick a category and answer the question “What app would you buy if you could only buy one?” Today, we give … [Read more...]
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If you are new to the iPhone, then the first app you’ll likely come in contact with is the Phone app. You’ll use it to make and answer calls, listen to your voicemail and more. Today we’re going to cover the basics on how to use the phone app on the iPhone. Updated: April 23rd, 2015. Customizing Favorites When you first launch the Phone app, you’ll be greeted by a blank slate of Favorites. It’s not the best introduction to the application, but Apple did this with a sense of purpose. For most users, the Favorites is the easiest way to stay in touch with your friends, family and even work colleagues. You can set a favorite to be either a Voice Call,FaceTime or FaceTime Audio Call. To add a favorite, tap on the ‘+’ sign at the top … [Read more...]
With the latest iPhone, there is a convergence of devices and many are finding they no longer need their iPod. The built-in Music app, which was formerly known as the iPod app, is every good as your old nano or classic and then some. Our guide will help with make the transition and learn all of the intricacies of how to use the music app on iPhone. Understanding Your Options Launch Music app and you’ll immediately take note of menu tabs at the bottom. The default layout is: Playlists, Artists, Songs, Albums and More. Playlists: Here you will find any custom playlists. These can be playlists that were created in iTunes and automatically sync to your iPhone or a playlist created on your iPhone. Yes, you don’t need to rely on … [Read more...]
For those wondering - no these aren't apps made by Universal Studios. What are Universal Apps? The word Universal, when referring to apps, notes that the App is available for download on both the iPhone and iPad under one instance, instead of two separate instances. This means pay once and download to both devices. This also means you get an iPhone and iPad App for one price which is normally designed separately for each device. Kind of like a two for one. An example is the easiest way to explain. Let's say you want to download the popular app IMDB Internet Movie Database. Simply go to the App Store on either your iPhone or iPad and find the app. Below you will see the app in both the iPad and iPhone App Stores. This + … [Read more...]
Apple’s iCloud is at its core a seamless and easy to use remote storage and backup service available to Apple mobile devices using iOS 5, Mac computers running OS X Lion and PC computers running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7. All iCloud use on any platform requires iTunes version 10.5 or later which is a free download from Apple’s web site. Much more than a mere virtual hard drive, iCloud securely automates the backup process for users and keeps their media files, apps and personal data including calendar and contacts effortlessly synchronized while available on all their iCloud ready devices. With any combination of iPods, iPads, iPhones, Macs or PCs, iCloud users can access, interact with, enjoy, backup, restore and share … [Read more...]
There is the old saying that the best camera is the one that’s with you. This takes on new meaning with the iPhone 4S and it’s stellar optics. With iOS 5, Apple now allows you to setup your iPhone 4S without the need for a computer. This is great for those who are looking to get a quick start, without the hassle of having to tether their new phone either a Mac or PC in order to get it up and running. If you are using iOS 5, Apple’s new iCloud allows you to take advantage of Photostream, which will push photos to all of your iOS devices, but that’s limited to 1,000 photos. Despite setting up Find My iPhone, losing an iPhone could mean that you’d lose all of your precious photos and videos. It’s always a good idea to back them up and you can … [Read more...]
Apple's iPhone is an amazing device that has a seemingly endless array of features to help you stay organized and productive. Printing is even possible thanks to the availability of certain apps, some of which are available at the iTunes App Store and others that are third-party applications. These items can really help you to be productive in the usage of your iPhone and can really be a lifesaver when you need to print something on the go. Here's how to print from your iPhone. … [Read more...]
When you own an iPhone, one of the most important things you will have to do is to back up your contacts. This is necessary so that you don’t lose any of your information on individuals you consider friends, family and acquaintances. Performing this task will ensure that you will always have your contacts on hand, even if you lose your iPhone or have no choice but to perform a hard reset, which in essence wipes out all of your data. Here's how to backup iPhone contacts using iTunes, iCloud and iOS. Updated: March 2nd, 2015 … [Read more...]
Find My iPhone is Apple's free device tracking software that will run in the background on your iOS device and automatically track its whereabouts. If your device is lost, misplaced, or stolen, you simply have to log into your iCloud account and the location of your device will be displayed on a map. There are also options to put your iPhone in lost mode which locks it, have it play a sound and more. Here's how to use find my iPhone on a Mac, PC or using the app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]
We’ll resist the urge to call the iPad “a giant iPod touch”, yet we cannot ignore the music capabilities of the new iPad. In iOS 5, the ‘iPod’ app is simply called the ‘Music’ app and it comes preinstalled on every new iPad. If you’ve finished setting up your iPad and installed some of the best apps, you might want to sync music to your new iPad. Follow along as we explore how to sync music to an iPad. … [Read more...]