The Reminders app is a handy way to manage your to-do lists. As you start to create new lists and add reminders, it becomes just as important to delete them. It's easy to add items, but getting things done requires checking off those important tasks. While creating scheduled reminders can certainly help, it's a good idea to visit your lists daily and update your lists. Here's how to mark reminders as completed and hide them in your lists. A basic, yet incredibly important tip for individuals serious about getting the most from the Reminders app. … [Read more...]
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Reminders in iOS 7 can be extremely useful, with an abundance of settings that include location, time and category. If you are creating reminder lists without any schedule attached to them, they can easily get lost in the sea of reminders. Your entire grocery list might not be a ideal for a time-based reminder, but maybe you're running low on cat food. The thought of kitty serenading you at midnight to fill his or her dish because you failed to pick up food is a good enough incentive to make sure that to-do list item is checked off. Whether it's an important phone call, something critical for work or simply picking up cat food, scheduling reminders can be a worthwhile endeavor. Here's how to search, view and schedule reminders in iOS 7. … [Read more...]
With each new iOS release, battery life is a common complaint we often see in the forums. It's often difficult to troubleshoot. People have different iOS devices with different processors and this can certainly impact battery life. In iOS 7, like previous versions, usage times offered little if any pertinent information about what might be affecting battery drain. We offered everything from basics to extreme steps to increase battery life. While these will have an impact, it's not how Apple intended us to use our iPhones and iPads, continously worrying about power. From software tweaks to battery cases or accessory packs, these are stop-gap fixes for a larger problem. in iOS 8, Apple has taken a step in the right direction to helping us … [Read more...]
Formally introduced at WWDC, iOS 8 beta was made available to developers immediately following the keynote. It joins Mac OS X Yosemite as two exciting new beta software releases that will transform your desktop and mobile computing experience. Mac OS X Yosemite will be available as a public beta, but what if you want to test drive iOS 8. Apple does not offer a public beta, nor will they anytime soon. You should know that beta software is still very raw, sometimes buggy and can result in an iOS device that isn't very stable. It can also wreak havoc with third party apps. Remember, the developers attending WWDC have yet to install iOS 8 themselves, let alone do any extensive testing. If you are still brave enough to want to dive into the … [Read more...]
The Reminders app on your iPhone and iPad is a great way to create all types of lists. Whether you use it to share a grocery list, things you need to do for work or a school project, the Reminders app is a simple and effective way to manage your lists. Regardless of how you use reminders, using Siri with reminders in iOS can make it faster and easier to add, find or update your reminders and lists. So buckle in and let's put Siri to work. … [Read more...]
When you start using the Notes app in iOS, you'll find it to be an incredibly useful app. I personally use Notes for recipes, combinations I would typically forget and as a notepad for brainstorming ideas for the website. When on the go, using Siri to create notes is mobile computing at its very best. As you start to build out your collection of notes, it becomes important that you are backing up and transferring your notes to your computer. By default, setting up accounts will sync to their respective services. Here's how to setup and make sure you are syncing your iOS notes with Gmail or Yahoo. … [Read more...]
If you've used Apple's Notes app or just getting started using notes, you'll quickly realize the immense utility in what is a basic app. Notes can help keep you organized, productive and lets you access information when you need it most. On the go using your iPhone, on the couch with your iPad or on your laptop, Notes are always at your fingertips. With Siri, they can also be at your beckoned call. Here's how to use Siri to find, view, read, update or take notes on iPhone. … [Read more...]
A simple, yet extremely useful stock application that ships with every iPhone or iPad is the Notes app. It's a useful app for keeping recipes, information you might want to 'jot down', while students may use it for homework assignments. Its application is broad, a notebook for all of your thoughts that can easily backup and access on your computer. Say goodbye to pen and paper. Here's everything you need to know about how to get starting using the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]
Whenever my family gets together, there is an orchestra of alert sounds and buzzing that has everyone peering down at their iPhones. I suppose this happens to many iPhone owners, either at family functions, busy households or in office settings. The curse of using such a popular smartphone. You could do something crazy like get a Samsung Galaxy S whatever, but that would present its own set of challenges. The workaround here is to personalize your iPhone, so that notification alerts are specific to you. Here's how to change alert sounds, create custom vibration patterns and more in iOS on your iPhone. … [Read more...]
The latest iPhones support both emergency alerts and amber alerts. Emergency alerts were created as part of a joint effort between the wireless industry, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). The goal was to be able to send short, concise messages for three types of emergency alerts. These include Presidential Alerts, which is any alert issued by the President or someone issuing on his behalf. Imminent Threat Alerts are in the event of an impending natural disaster such as hurricane, earthquake or tornado. By alerting citizens, they can seek shelter in the event of a catastrophic storm. Amber alerts are considered the third kind of emergency alert. They are in place to help local law … [Read more...]