If you're a bookworm like me, you've probably discovered that iPhone and iPad users are spoiled for choice for e-reading apps and marketplaces on iOS. Kindle, Kobo, Google Books and iBooks all offer up huge libraries, but they also have the irritating habit of locking you in to a proprietary reader. Should you happen to prefer one over the other, you're stuck using the associated marketplace. If the books you're buying don't have DRM, though, you don't have to simply mind your manners and read how the booksellers want you to read. Whether you want to move your books between apps because of situations like Amazon sunsetting Stanza or you just prefer the way one app handles night mode over another, you should be able to use the reader you … [Read more...]
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You may find a situation where you would like to would like to share a photo of your screen. Maybe you want to show off your apps, a high score or your home screen. This couldn't be easier, so let's get started with our short guide and video on how to take a screenshot on iPhone. We've also got you covered if you want to take a screenshot with Apple Watch. How to take a screenshot on iPhone How to take a screenshot on Apple Watch How to take a screenshot with Apple Watch Taking screenshots with Apple Watch is a great way for developers, bloggers or anyone to have a photo that properly shares what's happening in a specific app or screen. Maybe you're a new Apple Watch owner and you want to share screens with a friend who doesn't … [Read more...]
Rather than relying on old cookbooks with stuck pages and inaccurate timers, download some apps that will help make Thanksgiving dinner a success. Even if you are making the exact same recipes you do every year, these apps can help you. Food52 Hotline When disaster strikes during preparation for a big dinner, turn to the Food52 Hotline app. Food52 Hotline requires users to log in with either their email or Facebook account. Once logged in, users can ask a question like how to save a dry turkey or what the best brand of pumpkin filling is. You can mark the question as “urgent” to get it answered faster. An “urgent” tag will appear in front of the question on the main page. Users click on the magnifying glass in the … [Read more...]
Ever find that you need to access a setting regularly and browsing the Settings app is an awkward way to handle it? If so, you're far from alone. While Apple has cleaned up its organization and multitasking a bit in iOS 5, the app is still clunky and awkward to navigate. For a long time now, the best way around this was SBSettings, an app for jailbroken devices that gives you an easy-to-access drawer of commonly used settings. But if jailbreaking isn't your thing, you're no longer out of luck -- as long as you're running iOS 5. Recently, an app called Icon Project was released that allows users to create custom icons, and with the right links those can be used to open settings. We covered Icon Project here. But iPhoneZA, a … [Read more...]
Many people have asked if there is a way to delete Photo Stream photos. Often, they mean delete individual photos. At this time you cannot delete individual Photo Stream photos but you can delete all of them at once. Follow this short guide on how you can delete your Photo Stream photos. Log into www.icloud.com from a desktop browser. Mobile Safari on iOS devices will not work. In the upper right-hand corner of the browser window click on your name. This will open a pop-up box. In the popup box click "Advanced." Click on "Reset Photo Stream." This will remove all photos from Photo Stream so be sure if you want any saved to download them first. This will not remove the Photo Stream libraries already on your iOS … [Read more...]
What's in a name? Quite a lot, if you're trying to communicate clearly with Siri, the iPhone 4S's new digital personal assistant. Siri can do quite a lot, but to get the best possible experience she needs the right information. So for the sake of your sanity, let's teach Siri how to pronounce your name. And for efficiency you can let her know how you relate to the people in your life. With Siri's limited language support -- only English, French and German at the moment -- and ever growing global presence, she's not going to be able to get every name right straight out of the gate. There are a few ways you can help. If you want Siri to know who you are, you'll have to tell her. Open the Settings app, and navigate to General, then Siri. … [Read more...]
Apple has included over 200 new features in iOS. A good number of those are fly beneath the radar type updates, so let’s focus on the key updates you’ll find with iOS 5 and how you can make the most of them right away. If you haven't installed iOS 5 just yet, be sure to check out our article on how to prepare your iOS device for iOS 5. Notifications Probably the biggest and most noticeable change in iOS 5 has been to Notifications. Let’s say you receive a new text message or notification from Twitter. Your iPhone will stack the notifications neatly on your lock screen. If you swipe your finger across the notification, it will bring directly to the location within the app that correlates to the notification. Just receive a text … [Read more...]
When Apple announced that Lion would be available for purchase through the Mac App Store, it left many wondering what would happen if there was a problem with our Macs. In the past, you could always count on inserting a CD or DVD, allowing you to boot up in times of trouble. Lion is a different beast. There is no CD or CD, thanks to the electronic delivery. Apple promised to sell Lion on USB sticks and you can purchase one from the Apple Store for $69. This is great if don't mind paying the extra fare for both installation and recovery in a convenient USB Thumb Drive. If you opted for the $29.99 update from the Mac App Store, then a Lion Recovery USB will do just fine. The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an … [Read more...]
If you are new to the iPad, the process can be a little daunting depending upon your experience level. For those just getting started, we present our iPad Beginner's Guide, helping new users get started with the iPad. … [Read more...]
One of the highly touted features in iOS 4.2 is the ability to print from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Unfortunately, the list of supported printers is meak and most people aren't interested in purchasing a new printer for the purpose of using AirPrint. For Mac users, you can enable AirPrint to work with any printer that is connected to your computer via USB or your home network. Set-up is a breeze. The program will install as a System Preference but it does not modify your operating system in any way. Immediately I noticed my printer which is connected to my Mac via USB. On my iPhone, I selected Print from Safari and selected my Brother HL-5370DW (which if you listened to our podcast, I thought was an HP printer). … [Read more...]