5 Key Takeaways From Apple’s Cook, Cue and Iovine at Code Conference

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine

At yesterday's Code/Conference, Apple made their acquisition of Beats Electronics official, with the deal closing sometime later this year. It made for an entertaining afternoon with interviews of CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue who heads up Internet Software and Services for Apple and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Cook took the stage first, joined later by Iovine who will be a full-time employee with Dre. Iovine later joined Eddy Cue. The trio offered some interesting insight regarding the purchase, Apple's product pipeline and the current state of TV. … [Read more...]

How to sync iOS Notes with Gmail and Yahoo

Use Notes app iPhone

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...]

Apps of the Week, Bounden, Uncanny X-Men, Elevate and more!

Apps of the week

It's Memorial Day Weekend in the US, which means an extra day off to take advantage of some of the great new apps in the App Store. This week, we'll try to stay focused, dance like Mila Kunis in Black Swan and bring out the claws when it's time to get our game on. So fire up the BBQ, enjoy a cold one on me and check out the the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for May 24th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Best Alternative Browser Apps for iPhone and iPad

Alternative browsers to Safari

Apple's iOS ships with Safari, which is an excellent browser that renders webpages fast and generally provides for a good web surfing experience. It's bolstered by tie-ins with Apple's iCloud, making it easy to sync bookmarks between your computer and iPhone or iPad. The core of any good app is reliability and Apple's Safari web browser has had bouts with instability since release of iOS 7. While recent updates have improved things and that's expected to continue with iOS 8, it has left some folks looking at their options. Here's a look at the best alternative browser apps for iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]

How to use Siri to find, view, update or take notes on iPhone

Siri take notes iPhone

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...]

Basics: How to use Notes app on iPhone and iPad

How to use Notes app iPhone

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...]

How to change alert sounds, make custom vibration patterns in iOS

Change alert sounds iPhone

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...]

Apps of the Week, Demon vs Fairyand, JoyJoy, Kero Blaster and more!

Apps of the week

This marks the first week we celebrate a game whose focus is on a curious rectangle. Join us as we continue to experience 8-bit gaming in glorious retina, take on a new tower adventure, play table tennis and still find time to map our thoughts. It is time for the apps of the week for the week ending May 17th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Class Action Lawsuit Claims iMessage Interferes With Text Messages When Leaving iPhone

No messages after switch to Android

Adrienne Moore has filed class action lawsuit filed in San Jose, CA claiming Apple's iMessage interfered with the delivery of text messages. Moore had switched from an iPhone to a Samsung phone running Android. The complaint claims that people who transition from Apple iOS devices are "penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts." … [Read more...]

How to disable AMBER or Emergency alerts on iPhone

Emergency alert iPhone

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...]