The handy Reminders app in iOS 8 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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Perfecting the Notification Center on your iPhone can take some work. Getting it dialed in to your preferences can include removing stocks, weather, customizing the view and turning off alerts on some of your apps. Once you have the Today view perfected, the next logical step is to look at the ordering of your notifications in the Notification Center. It’s not uncommon to have an extensive list of apps, all vying for your attention. This also makes it entirely too easy for important alerts to get suppressed. There are a few methods here to help gain control of how your […]
Apple’s Notification Center is plenty useful, allowing for both app alerts and a today view that can include the date, weather, calendar events, stocks, reminders and more. It can include everything, but the kitchen sink, which may come in iOS 8. Having that information accessible can be advantageous. By default, the Notification Center can be accessed when your iPhone is locked or unlocked. In some cases, this presents a privacy problem. Without unlocking an iPhone, someone can swipe down from the lock screen, revealing personal information. For example, someone could view text messages, previews of emails (as shown below) and more. […]
The Notification Center in iOS 7 presented a new way to show important information in a new ‘Today’ view. With a single swipe down gesture, you can easily access the date, weather, reminders, stocks and calendar events. This is in addition to all of your notifications. When you rely on your iPhone to provide you with information that matters to you, the default settings in iOS 7 can result in information overload. You can remove weather and stocks from the notification center on iPhone and customize the settings to create the ultimate iPhone Notification Center, personalized just for you.
In addition to sounds, vibrations, banners and alerts, there is yet another way to ensure you get notified when you miss an important call or text. There are times when sound or standard alerts are just not sufficient enough. Luckily, there are options. One of the hidden features in iOS is the capability to use the camera flash on your iPhone as an alert. If you turn on LED flash notifications, you’ll be notified by the flash on your iPhones camera continuously blinking. While auditory alerts aren’t enough, visual alerts are great options.