Setting Up iCloud Sync and Using Reminders on Mac or PC

using Reminders on Mac

If you a regular user of the Reminders app in iOS, it's only natural that you would want to manage your tasks on either your Mac or PC. While the iPhone and iPad are terrific devices, often we find ourselves behind a desktop or laptop, making it a great place to keep productive. The options vary based on your operating system, but both make it incredibly easy to manage your reminders. I'll cover how to use iCloud to sync reminders and how to use reminders on Mac and PC, along with the differences. … [Read more...]

Kindle Update Lets You Listen To Your Audible Audiobooks

Kindle Audible audiobooks

Amazon today released version 4.3 of their Kindle app for iOS. The software update should a welcome release to Kindle owners who own both Kindle and Audible versions of book titles, who can now listen to their audiobooks directly in the new Kindle app. If you are an avid reader, who switches to the audiobook version during car rides, you can do so all within a single app. This is the keystone feature, but there are numerous improvements with version 4.3. … [Read more...]

Target Offering iPad mini for $199

iPad mini Target deal

As part of their Father's Day sale, Target is offering discounts and promotions on the full line of iPads. The most notable deal is the iPad mini, priced at just $199. That represents a savings of $100 off the retail price. This price point for a new iPad mini is also $19 less than Apple's pricing for a refurbished model. While it doesn't boast a retina display, the original model is still an incredible performer. At this price, it's hard to go wrong. Target bills this as a 'tempororary price cut'. … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Boosts Privacy By Using Randomized MAC Addresses

Randomized MAC addresses

When you overhaul your operating system each year, the keynote simply isn't long enough to detail every single change. One of the small, yet notable changes should resonate with privacy features. Developer Federic Jacobs shares this slide regarding MAC Addresses and what's changed in iOS 8. Changes to Wi-Fi scanning behavior will ensure privacy by not sharing your Mac address. … [Read more...]

Apple Shares Video Highlighting Mac OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple today shared a video on YouTube which highlights the major design changes to Mac OS X Yosemite, which made its debut at WWDC 2014. It's a short visual showcase of the new user interface. The visual elements bring an overall flatter design, with a heavy use of transparency throughout. Icons have also undergone a big changes, with Apple borrowing some from the iOS 7. … [Read more...]

How to reorder lists and sort reminders in iOS 7

sort reminders in iOS 7

The handy Reminders app in iOS 7 is simple, yet robust way to manage your to-do lists between your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Heck, with the web based Reminders app, even PC users can manage their busy lives from their desktop computers. It's not uncommon, nor is it difficult, to create ten or more lists. There is tremendous value to having multiple lists, each created with a specific set of tasks in mind. While you can use the search feature to seek out a specific reminder, grouping like-minded reminders is probably the best method from managing your day to day. Taking this one step further, you can reorder your lists and sort your reminders by priority. This should help keep you focused on your most important tasks. … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Maps Improvements Stalled Due To Personnel Issues, Poor Planning

Maps iOS 7 black iPhone

Apple's WWDC 2014 featured over two hours of presentations on new software features for iOS and Mac OS X. It was a keynote filled with changes celebrated by developers and consumers, who welcomed Apple's shift to a more open iOS. Many of the rumored features were announced, including a big health initiative, that could gain traction later this year if Apple launches the much anticipated wearable device. Despite all of the positive news coming out the Moscone Center, there was little said about the Maps application, other than new vector maps and improvements in China. So what happened and why are we still waiting for the world-class map experience promised by Tim Cook? … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Tweet Seeker, Sky Force, Oscilab and more!

Apps of the week

WWDC dominated the week, but developers learning about all of the cool new stuff from Cupertino didn't take a break from release great new apps for the iPhone and iPad. We turn Tetris on its head, engage in destruction that only Sky Force can deliver, make some serious awesome music with Oscilab and so much more. It is time for the apps of the week for June 6th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter

Spotsetter

Apple has acquired Spotsetter, a company who has developed a social search engine that provides users with personalized recommendations on places to go. Its capabilities include layering of social data on maps. As Apple continues to build out their own Maps app, one could easily see the importance of extending that experience by layering social data. Places is one such place for improvement, making Spotsetter a target for Apple. … [Read more...]