If you’re careful to only purchase reputable apps on the App Store (always get recommendations or check reviews), you usually won’t run into any major problems. But every so often, be it due to an iOS update, an app update or just pure bad luck, you’ll find yourself stuck with an app that keeps crashing. If you’re lucky, it only crashes once in a while. If you’re unlucky, you might not be able to open it. When this happens, many iOS users will simply leave a bad review and then delete it, but that’s such a waste of money. Before […]
Emoji has become such a vital part of our communications. The ability to send small images that help convey our emotions is an extremely powerful feature. Since 2011, Apple’s iOS devices have provided native support for emoji. It’s a fantastic feature, but often left unused. If you’re new to emoji or an old pro, we’ve got you covered with the latest in Master Class series. Using our table of contents, you’ll have quick access to answers to your most pressing questions. It’s time to get your thumbs up icon ready. Read on for the ultimate guide to emoji on iPhone, […]
There’s been plenty of speculation regarding the pricing of the Apple Watch, specifically “Edition”. It’s the premium model that’s available in six different options. The watch case on Edition models are crafted from 18-karat gold. Its display is covering is polished sapphire and there are an assortment of accompanying bands. When you look at some of the most prestigious watch-makers, these sort of materials often command prices that range well above $10,000. People drop what I’d deem an excessive amount of money of brands like Tag Heuer, Breitling and Rolex each and every day. They don’t blink when it comes […]
Whether it’s a guilty pleasure or a genuine joy, many of us will be settling down on the sofa this Sunday to celebrate the victories and curse the losses of our favorite films. Though Boyhood seems like it might just have the big award sewn up, there’s still plenty of room for surprises. If you want to be well-prepared for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, there’s no need to settle for just the info you can find on the big screen. Just pull out your iPhone or iPad—you’ll have access to all the trailers, history and prediction tools you could […]
Every two weeks, Facebook pushes a new software update. Often these are bug fixes and what they term as improvements. The most recent release 18.104.22.168.12 introduced a most unwelcome feature, sounds. Every navigation point now includes an audible reminder. More importantly, those in your immediate surroundings, are also privy to the soundtrack of your Facebook activity. Luckily, if you’d prefer to to turn off these sounds, it’s easily done. How to turn off Facebook sounds 1. Open Facebook and tap on the ‘More’ menu. 2. Tap on Settings. 2. Select Sounds. Toggle in-app sounds to off. It’s odd that Facebook has […]
There’s been a tremendous amount of fallout after the Wall Street Journal report that Apple scrapped much of its health monitoring features. Wait for the second generation. It’s being rushed to market. It’s missing a killer feature. These have been some of the reactions on blogs and social media. Are they warranted and does the lack of groundbreaking sensors and health features seriously impact the potential success or failure of the Apple Watch? The timing of this story, which cites unnamed sources, is curious. It’s a story that lowers expectations for Apple’s first generation wearable. If this was a message Apple […]
Apple’s Safari for iOS is an incredibly capable web browser. Years of improvements have resulted in advanced features throughout, some of which you may not know. We’ve uncovered 8 things you can do to master Safari on iPhone and iPad. Don’t just browse the web, take control of it with these tips. 1. Change Safari’s Default Search Engine If you had a list of the most often used features on a smartphone, searching the web would probably rank near the top of that list. As recent as iOS 8, Apple sets the default search engine to Google. You can make […]
If you are someone who shares photos from your iPhone or iPad with friends and family often, then you should rejoice at iCloud Photo Sharing. Before Photo Stream, most people would use iMessage, SMS or attach photos to an email. Apple realized this was a terribly inefficient method of sharing photos made even worse if you want to share more than a few images. If you share photos often, read on for how to setup shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad. This might just be the best feature in iOS, making it easier than ever to share those important moments.
I absolutely love movies. It’s a great way to spend 2 hours where you can laugh, cry and find enjoyment outside of our busy lives. Having an active 3 year old, my wife and I just don’t have the time to get to the theater as much as we’d like. So for us, renting movies is our way to enjoy the magic of cinema. In our neighborhood, there are no shortage of Redbox kiosks. They don’t offer a back catalog, instead focusing on newer releases. At times, they will feature an older movie if there is a tie-in with a sequel or […]
Just days away from Valentine’s Day, it is time to think about gifts, cards, chocolate, dinner reservations and flowers. With Valentine’s Day landing on a Friday this year, most of you are mired in the middle of the work week. Whether it’s your best girl, guy or your Mom, your iPhone might be the most effective way to send flowers. Here are a few apps to help you order flowers or edible treats using your iPhone.