7 On iOS 7: Safari Tips for iPhone and iPad

iOS 7 Safari Tips

There are hundreds of new features in iOS 7, not to mention the entirely new interface. We dug deeper into everyone's favorite browser to see what's new, what's improved and how you can get more from your browsing experience. It's our iOS 7 Safari tips for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, part of our ongoing 7 on iOS 7 series. 1. Private Browsing Are you surfing on a shared iPad or iPhone? Do you have Safari bookmarks syncing through iCloud, so your recent history shows up on all of your iOS devices? There are all sorts of reasons why individuals want to keep some of their browsing history private. Google's Chrome browser offers the 'Incognito Mode' and now Safari in iOS 7 gets a similar feature. Tap on the card view icon to bring up … [Read more...]

How to fix battery life problems on iPhone and iOS 8

Fix battery life iOS 7

The Ultimate Guide For Fixing And Improving Battery Life On The iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5c/5S, iPad mini/3/4/5 You were one of the 200 million and counting who upgraded to iOS 8, but now you are experiencing the dreaded battery drain. We've seen reports in our forums and I too have had issues with my iPhone. You have that helpless feeling as you watch your battery life percentage moving at a fast clip to a point where your phone is rendered all but useless. A good number of you rely on your iPhone, counting on it to make through an entire day. Thankfully, there are ways to fix battery life on iOS 8. Updated: January 29, 2015 Shut Down Background App Refresh New features. We love them when they are introduced, … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: How to close apps in iOS 8

iOS 7 app refresh reset

A question we see regularly in our iOS help forums is related to quitting apps. The process changed in iOS 7, with the introduction of Apple's new way of handling multitasking. While different, it's still incredibly easy to force quit or kill apps that are misbehaving. Here's how to close apps in iOS 8. In iOS, double-clicking the home button will bring up the multitasking, which is essentially a collection of 'running apps'. With previous versions of iOS, you would have to tap and hold an icon. Your icons would start wiggling and you could tap on the minus sign to close them. If you are still running an iOS device with iOS 6 or lower, that method still works. Close Apps in iOS 8 When you double-click on the home button in iOS 8, … [Read more...]

How to setup your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s

How to setup iPhone 5c/5s

If you just purchased a new iPhone, congratulations on selecting an awesome device. Both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are exceptional choices and feature iOS 7, featuring a number of exciting new features and advancements. Our extensive iOS 7 Review and Guide is a great starting point and you'll want to bookmark our iOS 7 how-to guides. The first step is helping you setup your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. Buckle in and let's get going. … [Read more...]

7 On iOS 7: Awesome Tips for Using The Messages App

Messages iOS 7 tips

The new Messages app in iOS 7 is visually different, but at the same time incredibly familiar. Apple has included a number of new features that might not be apparent, especially as your gazing at the new simple and clean interface. So what's new and are there any hidden gems in the Messages app in iOS 7? Read on for this installment of 7 on iOS 7, a look at 7 Awesome Tips for Messages on iOS 7. … [Read more...]

How to backup and update to iOS 7

iOS 7 on iPhones

You've read or casually browsed our iOS 7 Review and you're excited to install Apple's new operating system on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Thankfully, Apple's software updates can be relatively painless. We're here to help provide you with step-by-step instructions. Read on for our full guide and walkthrough for how to backup and update to iOS 7. Make Sure Your Device is iOS 7 Ready The following devices are iOS 7 compatible: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini iPod touch 5g Update iTunes You will need the latest version of iTunes, available here. Backup Using iCloud or iTunes The single most important step prior to upgrading is to backup your iOS device. When you first set-up … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Review and Guide

iOS 7 Review

iOS 7 Review and Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Apple's New Operating System Polarizing has been a common word to describe Apple's iOS 7. For years, we've grown accustomed to yearly updates that would layer new features over the existing framework. When you updated from iOS 4 to iOS 5 or iOS 5 to iOS 6, the changes were not so extreme as to disrupt your comfort zone. Apple would rollout new software releases on a yearly basis, which would include hundreds of new features. If you had a relatively current iPhone, you were in line to receive a free software update, that would include most, if not all of the new features. Some older models would miss out due to hardware limitations, but for the most part, they got to take part in the … [Read more...]

Should I buy the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5?

iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5

With pre-orders having gone live for the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s launching next week, that leaves the iPhone 5 as the odd-phone out. It was released in September 2012, so its early exit from the market, is very early by Apple iPhone standards. The older phones usually linger around, finding new life on the sales shelves at wireless carriers and retails stores. The iPhone 3GS was a dinosaur by cellphone standards, but managed to stick around for years after its release. Now that we've found out that Apple's cheap iPhone isn't so cheap ($99 with new 2-year contract, $549 unlocked), buyers are faced with a new dilemma. Should I buy the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5? … [Read more...]

iPhone 5c Pre-Orders: Why we aren’t seeing sell-outs

iPhone 5c

This was the year of not one, but two iPhones, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Despite there being two new models, this year was atypical, there was only one iPhone up for pre-order days before the anticipated release. The stage was set for the colorful new entry-level iPhone 5c, with pre-orders starting last night at 12:00 PST. Would blue be the hot color and sell-out before others? Maybe there will be a big push for white, so people can indulge in creating a gazillion color combinations with those new cases. Sellouts are the norm, but this isn't a normal release. So why was I able to get a full night's sleep, spend time having a fortified breakfast (for me that's two cups of coffee) and still find a rainbow of available iPhones this morning? … [Read more...]

What the iPhone 5c looks like with a white front panel

iPhone 5c white front

Apple's announced the iPhone 5c, bringing an assortment of vibrant colors to what essentially is an iPhone 5 in a plastic casing. It's a smart move by Apple that will benefit them and customers. They get to save a few dollars by cutting costs by shedding the plastic shell, market it as a new product and customers get a great sub-$100 iPhone. One move that has me a bit surprised is the decision to go with the black front panel or at a minimum, offer a few color choices with white as an option. … [Read more...]