Perhaps you battled the elements on an early morning Apple Store line or waited patiently for the Fedex driver, you successfully acquired an iPad 3. Today being the first day after launch, most have had a sufficient amount of time to spend with their new iPad. You’ve downloaded the apps that support the retina display graphics, performed 4G LTE speed tests and just spent time enjoying your new purchase. For some of you who upgraded from the an iPad 2, a device that is still lighter and thinner than the new iPad, you might find the upgrade to be more evolutionary than resolutionary. Technology is not a one size fits all, so there is absolutely no shame in deciding to push your upgrade to the iPad (fourth generation). If you find yourself … [Read more...]
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If you are planning on getting a new Apple TV or had the previous 2nd generation model, one of the best features is the ability to stream content from your iPhone or iPad to your television. Having two or more of these devices offers some added benefits. Here’s how to setup and use Airplay on iPad or iPhone to your Apple TV. … [Read more...]
Since it’s release, Skype has quickly become one of the most popular VoIP (voice-over-Internet Protocol) services around. It enables phone calls, video chats, and much more over an internet connection. The pairing of your iPhone and Skype can be a powerful combination. For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the program however; first time use can be a little daunting. Here's how to set-up Skype on your iPhone. … [Read more...]
Despite the larger capacity options available, it's not uncommon to find yourself desperate to free up space for a movie rental, photos or app. If you are on the go, it can be difficult to find areas where you can free up storage space. If you make it a habit to regularly sync your music, then you can safely delete songs on your iPhone, freeing up valuable space. The advent of iTunes Match will also help, since the subscription based service will allow you to download any song where you have wireless coverage. No longer do you have to carry all of your music. With any version of iOS, including iOS 8, the process of deleting music on the iPhone is super easy. Read on for our video on how to delete songs from iPhone. Please note that the … [Read more...]
If you’re anything like me, cleanliness is one of the most important details of your iPhone. Keeping the screen clean is essential, after all, you don’t want anything smudging that beautiful retina display do you? Here are a few simple tips on how to clean your iPhone and iPad, making it spotless. … [Read more...]
With iOS 5, Apple introduced a major update to how notifications are handled on the iPhone. If you are using an iPhone 4S or have upgraded your iPhone to iOS 5, then you’re likely familiar with the process of swiping down to reveal your notifications. This is a very powerful and useful section on your iPhone. With some tweaking, you can improve your experience with notifications. Here are some tips for how to best utilize the Notifications Center in iOS 5 on your iPhone. … [Read more...]
The combined efforts of the iPhone Dev Team, pod2G and the Chronic Dev Team have released Absinthe, which is an untethered jailbreak for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The software tool is currently for OS X, but a Windows version will be available shortly. Follow our guide, which according to our estimates, takes about 15 minutes to complete an untethered jailbreak your iPhone 4S. … [Read more...]
Let's face it, it's easy to find your iPhone filled with apps, which at times can leave you swiping through pages of apps. That in mind, it's easy enough and here's how to move and arrange icons on iPhone, iPad or any iOS device. If you're looking for organization tips, we've got you covered with 5 ways to organize your home screen and what it says about you. Updated: February 19th, 2015 Press and hold any icon until the icons start to wiggle. Drag the icons anywhere you'd like on your homescreen. You can also move them to the right. To create folders, drag an icon on top of another icon. When you are finished arranging the icons on your iPhone, simply press the home button To create a very minimalistic view, try … [Read more...]
The ringtone you choose to use for your iPhone can be a very personal choice for many. Some like to hear a favorite song every time their phone rings while others prefer more traditional ring sounds. Whatever your preference is, know that you're not limited to the 25 ringtones that are on the iPhone out of the box - you can add many more and even set a specific ringtone for each contact in your Contacts list so that you know who's calling without even needing to look at your iPhone. There are a number of ways to get custom ringtones. Some are easy yet expensive while others are a bit more complicated and cheap or even free. We're going to cover a few options along this spectrum. First, we'll start out with the easiest yet most expensive … [Read more...]
I enjoy taking photos, but what I enjoy more is the ability to view my pictures with friends and family. Sure I’ve migrated my dot mac to iCloud and have been enjoying Photostream. That works great and allows for immediate viewing of photos taken on my iPhone. That doesn’t help out with my digital camera, so I enlisted the help of the Eye-Fi Connect. Here’s how you can shoot tethered to a completely wireless iPad, without the need for a WiFi hotspot. This guide requires that you have an Eye-Fi Connect or Eye-Fi Pro, both of which are available at either Amazon or B&H Photo. When you receive your Eye-Fi, the camera card will be inserted into a USB stick. Insert this into your Mac or PC and run the associated software. It will … [Read more...]