How to setup iMessage on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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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 use Siri to text and read messages

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The commercials showing Siri in action showcases some of the many benefits of having an intelligent assistant who will act on your every work. Okay, so maybe not every word, but there is plenty she can do to help you be more lazy productive. With Siri, you can avoid having to look contacts or type long emails. Follow along and we’ll show you how to use Siri to text, email and even have her read messages back to you. … [Read more...]

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. Updated: February 19th, 2015 … [Read more...]

How to set up Passbook in iOS 6

Use Passbook

Apple first announced Passbook at the introduction of iOS 6 back in June, but beta releases offered little 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 6 for iPhone and iPod touch. Set Up Apps For Use With Passbook First things first, you’ll need to download the latest Starbucks app. So if you’ve had the Starbucks app … [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...]

How to keep your iPhone secure

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We all love our iOS devices. We carry them with us wherever we go. For an unlucky few, though, that means a lost or stolen iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you've set up Find My iPhone, that's a great first step to retrieving your lost or stolen property. What might be more valuable then your device is your personal information. Thankfully, Apple has made it possible to keep thieves and other prying eyes from your personal info. This article will show you how to keep your iPhone, iPad or iPod secure. Let's begin with the Passcode Lock. In Settings>General, scroll down to Passcode Lock, then Turn Passcode On.      You can choose a simple 4-digit code, or by sliding the Simple Passcode button to 'OFF', you can choose a longer, … [Read more...]

What are Universal Apps?

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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 use find my iPhone

Use Find My iPhone

Although Apple’s cutting-edge new device tracking software Find My iPhone is now included by default with all iPhone 4s, iPads, and fourth generation iPod Touch devices, it can also be configured to run on older devices. Find My iPhone will run in the background on your iOS device and automatically track its whereabouts. If your device is lost, misplaced, or stolen, you simply have to log into your iCloud (formerly MobileMe) account and the location of your device will be displayed on a map. Here's how to use find my iPhone on a Mac, PC or using the app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]