How to set up your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

Setup as new iPhone

Just get your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? Whether this is your first iPhone or your transitioning from an older model, setting up as new is a great way to start fresh and get the best, problem-free experience from your new iPhone. Some users prefer the convenience associated with restoring from an existing backup, which can yield similar results, and we'll certainly cover transferring data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 in an upcoming article. If you are completely new to iPhone, you want start fresh, this tutorial will guide you through everything you need to setup your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. … [Read more...]

6 Cheap iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cases You Can Buy Today

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Regardless of which iPhone 6 you've bought, it's going to be a big time upgrade from your old iPhone with its dainty, but cute 4-inch or less screen. These phones have massive displays, which should provide for a more immersive experience. This being the year where Apple has made major changes to the iPhone, some case makers are a bit behind, so your favorite case manufacturer may not have cases available on day one, when you first crack the plastic and unbox your new phone. While you wait for a Speck CandyShell, LifeProof, (insert your favorite case), you may be inclined to tempt fate and go case-free. If you're looking for the peace of mind that comes with having some level of protection, there are a good number of cheap iPhone 6 and … [Read more...]

Q & A: Upgraded to iOS 8 and cannot find Camera Roll and Photo Stream photos?

Camera roll and Photostream in iOS 8

The release of any major update to an operating system can be jarring and iOS 8 is no different. While it's certainly doesn't possess the polarizing aspects associated with the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there are instances where changes aren't always welcome. One such change appears to be the new Photos app. It has folks asking, "where did camera roll and Photo Stream go in iOS 8?" We'll cover the changes and provide a few less than ideal workarounds. … [Read more...]

Not Enough Storage Space To Install iOS 8?

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iOS 8 is out and many folks are rushing to download Apple's last software release of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It's caused Apple servers to slow to grind, something which should speed up over time. A number of users are attempting to upgrade to iOS 8, only to be informed that they do not have sufficient storage space to complete the upgrade. When people purchase new iPhones, storage concerns usually revolve around how many apps, how much music, video and documents you plan to carry with you. Last year's iOS 7 update, which Apple's CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as the biggest update to iOS since iOS, required 3.3 GB of free space. iOS 8 requires a whopping 5.8GB of free storage space. If you happen to own a 16GB iOS device, you'll need … [Read more...]

Early Reviews Show Preference For iPhone 6 Over iPhone 6 Plus

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Last night, as is the yearly ritual, the embargo broke on reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you've pre-ordered a new iPhone or on the fence, I highly recommend you read some of the great work done by each of these authors. This isn't the first year that Apple has released two iPhones. But last year was entirely different, with the unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c and the flagship iPhone 5s. They were distinct, different and had different audiences. This year, we get two polarizing models, both flagships. It may be the first time a major manufacturer has released two vastly different sizes of a flagship phone. While there are slight differences in the software, the hardware is largely the same. The iPhone 6 Plus benefits from … [Read more...]

How to upgrade to iOS 8

Upgrade to iOS 8

Apple is releasing iOS 8 today. With hundreds of new features, this free update is like getting a new iPhone or iPad. Last year's iOS 7 update saw Apple going in a completely new direction, introducing a new design that extended to stock and third party applications. This year is more about refinement, more about building features that customers like you, want. Over the coming weeks, we'll be delving into each and every new iOS 8 feature, as part of our continuing how-to series. First things first, here's the complete step-by-step guide on how to upgrade to iOS 8. We'll cover both upgrading using iTunes and OTA (over the air), plus everything you need to know about preparing your device, backing up and what killer features you can expect. … [Read more...]

Should you upgrade to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 battery

As the calendar hits September, it often marks the introductions new iPhones and this year is no different. They hype surround the event was at an all-time high and subsequently, pre-orders for this batch of new devices saw frustrating customers scrambling to get their orders in, resulting in over 4 million pre-orders during the first 24-hours of being on-sale. People are ordering the iPhone 6 in record numbers. Tim Cook calls them "the best iPhones yet." Honestly, that's a claim that's rightfully made every year. It doesn't help folks who are pondering the question, "Should I upgrade to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?" We'll try to help guide you through that process, highlighting what's new, what matters most and how you can successfully … [Read more...]

Complete guide on how to backup iPhone on iTunes and iCloud

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One of the most important things you should do is to regularly backup your iPhone. Unfortunately, it's also on the top of the list of things people neglect to do on any consistent basis. There is a reason for the increased storage and bigger screens on today's smartphones. These devices often act as our primary computing devices, in addition to completely replacing your old point and shoot camera. At their core, these are mobile devices, designed so that you can take them virtually anywhere. Unlike an old desktop computer that spends its life sitting on a desk, your iPhone goes everywhere. That makes is incredibly susceptible to drops, being lost and gasp, going for a swim. All surefire ways to kill your phone and more importantly, lose … [Read more...]

Should Apple bother scheduling an iPad Special Event?

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So the event this week was big and I'd say the hype was warranted. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have seen pre-sale orders that are record breaking and the Apple Watch will have people buzzing for months. Coming out of Tuesday's event, the Apple Watch was the most talked about announcement. That's since shifted to the iPhone, as people get pumped about their yearly upgrade. So, what's the follow-up? Specifically, in years past, next up would be the iPad. Last year, they were able to reboot the full-size iPad with the iPad Air. Sharing the stage was the iPad mini with retina display, essentially creating tablet perfection personified. That brings us to this year. Should Tim Cook and company hit the stage again this year to announce new … [Read more...]