How to add extensions to iPhone contact numbers

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If you are frequently calling a contact that requires an extension, the process of entering the extra digits can be time consuming. If you are in the car, for safety reasons you should not be accessing phone, so it makes it difficult to call those contacts who are not direct numbers. Whether it’s your wife, husband or you want to simplify those dreaded calls to your cable company, the iPhone makes it easy. Read on for our guide on how to add extensions to iPhone contact numbers. … [Read more...]

How to setup iMessage on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch


Apple’s iMessage is a great free service that allows you to interact with friends, friends, family and co-workers who also have an iOS device or a Mac. You can send text messages, photos and even videos. Not only is iMessage free, but it also helps you bypass costly SMS and MMS messaging charges associated with your carrier. Those of you with a WiFi-only iPad or iPod touch can also enjoy sending messages without a cellphone plan using your Apple ID. Read on for our full guide on how to setup iMessage on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]

How to delete apps on iPhone

Delete apps on iPhone

Do you find yourself deleting music or avoiding taking video or photos to keep from bumping up against the storage capacity of your iPhone? Managing storage on your iPhone shouldn't be a full time job. Have you downloaded apps that are rarely, if ever used?  It’s easy to delete these apps and reclaim that space for music, books, photos, videos and more apps. There are a number of methods, so join us for this basic tutorial on how to delete apps on iPhone. The steps outlined will also work on other iOS devices including the iPad and iPod touch. Updated for iOS 8! … [Read more...]

How to set up Passbook in iOS, a convenient way to pay and more

Use Passbook

Apple's Passbook app is pre-installed on every new iPhone, but there's information on how to actually use the new feature. The app itself does little by itself, instead relying on secondary Passbook-ready apps to push information to Passbook. There are a handful of Passbook ready apps available, which include airlines, retail stores like Walgreens and Target, along with the movie ticket app Fandango. So as one author was tired and in desperate need of caffeine, I took a trip to Starbucks to figure out how to set-up Passbook in iOS for iPhone and iPod touch. … [Read more...]

How to manage storage on iPad and iPhone

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Let’s face it, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of hard drive space in today’s high definition, media rich, digital world is not a lot of space at all.  Because these three denominations are all the hard drive space Apple’s offering today, it's a constant struggle to maximize the use of your storage. Let us help you manage storage on iPad and iPhone with an assortment of tips and tricks. Read on for our full guide. … [Read more...]

How to setup parental controls on iPad

Parental controls iPad

Kids love the iPad. If you purchase an iPad for your child or allow them to use yours, then you might want to be proactive when it comes to protecting them from nefarious apps or content, not to mention protect you from unauthorized credit card charges. Here’s how to setup parental controls on iPad. Setting up a Passcode Lock If you only allow your child to use an iPad with adult supervision, then you can easily setup a passcode. This essentially puts a lock on the iPad, requiring a code to access any content. To set up new Passcode, do the following: On your iPad, navigate to Settings > General Passcode Lock>Turn Passcode On From here you’ll have to enter and re-enter a 4 digit passcode. When the iPad is powered on, the … [Read more...]

What are Universal Apps?


For those wondering - no these aren't apps made by Universal Studios.  What are Universal Apps?  The word Universal, when referring to apps, notes that the App is available for download on both the iPhone and iPad under one instance, instead of two separate instances.  This means pay once and download to both devices.  This also means you get an iPhone and iPad App for one price which is normally designed separately for each device.  Kind of like a two for one. An example is the easiest way to explain.  Let's say you want to download the popular app IMDB Internet Movie Database.  Simply go to the App Store on either your iPhone or iPad and find the app.  Below you will see the app in both the iPad and iPhone App Stores. This + … [Read more...]

How to return an iPad

How to return an iPad

Perhaps you battled the elements on an early morning Apple Store line or waited patiently for the Fedex driver, you successfully acquired an iPad 3. Today being the first day after launch, most have had a sufficient amount of time to spend with their new iPad. You’ve downloaded the apps that support the retina display graphics, performed 4G LTE speed tests and just spent time enjoying your new purchase. For some of you who upgraded from the an iPad 2, a device that is still lighter and thinner than the new iPad, you might find the upgrade to be more evolutionary than resolutionary. Technology is not a one size fits all, so there is absolutely no shame in deciding to push your upgrade to the iPad (fourth generation). If you find yourself … [Read more...]

How to Use Notifications Center in iOS 5 on your iPhone

Notifications iOS 5

With iOS 5, Apple introduced a major update to how notifications are handled on the iPhone. If you are using an iPhone 4S or have upgraded your iPhone to iOS 5, then you’re likely familiar with the process of swiping down to reveal your notifications. This is a very powerful and useful section on your iPhone. With some tweaking, you can improve your experience with notifications. Here are some tips for how to best utilize the Notifications Center in iOS 5 on your iPhone. … [Read more...]

Getting The Most Out of Your New iPhone or iPad


So you've unwrapped your brand new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and you've set it up for the first time. Congratulations! You've got a powerful device to work and play with. But what do you with it now? Hopefully you have the basics of phoning, emailing and sending text messages under control. If not, you might want to take a look at the iPhone User Guide. It's dense, but as a reference for the technical nitty gritty it's unbeatable. But these devices are far more than just phones or music players. They're tiny, powerful computers, and you can do a lot with them - provided you take a few minutes to learn what they're capable of. … [Read more...]