How to clean your iPhone or iPad

How to clean your iPhone

If you’re anything like me, cleanliness is one of the most important details of your iPhone. Keeping the screen clean is essential, after all, you don’t want anything smudging that beautiful retina display do you? Here are a few simple tips on how to clean your iPhone and iPad, making it spotless. … [Read more...]

How To Restore iPhone To Factory Settings Without iTunes

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There are a number of reasons why you might want to restore your iPhone factory settings. If for some reason your iPhone isn't working properly or maybe you are selling it. If you are away from your computer, it's very easy to restore your iPhone to factory settings. Simply follow these steps. As a reminder, make sure that you have synced all of you data to your computer. Following these directions will restore your iPhone back to the way it was when you first cracked open the box. That means all of your data and personal information will be deleted. With all the necessary warnings out the way, here's how to restore your iPhone to factory settings without iTunes: Tap on 'Settings'. If it's on on your homescreen, swipe to the … [Read more...]

Preparing Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch for the iOS 5 Update

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Tomorrow, Apple will release iOS 5 and it will be available as a free update and it is compatible with the following devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation. To get you ready for the big day, we’ve outlined a quick guide on what you’ll need to complete the upgrade. Preparations You’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of iTunes, which is currently iTunes 10.5. [Download from Apple] just released today. Before you begin any upgrade, it’s important that you back-up all of the data from your iPhone to your Mac or PC. If you aren’t backing up your Mac or PC, this is a friendly reminder that backing up your computer is always a good idea. Removable USB … [Read more...]

iTunes 10.5 Released

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iTunes 10.5 is now live through Software Update, though it doesn't seem to have been seeded through the official website or iTunes' "Check For Updates...". Unleashed in anticipation for the upcoming iOS 5 release, this is the version that brings all those wonderful little features that we've been waiting for — namely iTunes in the cloud, automatic syncing of downloaded content and WiFi syncing. Of course, much of these are useless without iOS 5, but we don't have long to wait for that, do we? Full changelog after the jump. … [Read more...]

Tim Cook Talks Numbers At The iPhone Event

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Tim Cook took the stage at today's iPhone announcement, but before getting to all the juicy stuff, he hit some other interesting points. Tim Cook's started today's Apple event by taking a brief look at Apple's new Chinese stores, including one in Shangai which saw 100,000 visitors in the opening weekend. The Hong Kong store sold more Macs on opening day than any other Apple store in the world. He then proceeded to look at all four components of Apple's product platforms, starting with the Macintosh, and the incredible reviews that Lion has received, and the six million downloads its gotten. Last year ending in June, the Mac market outgrew the PC by sixfold, and has outpaced the PC world every quarter for 5 years. In the US, Macs … [Read more...]

Why Does Apple Censor The App Store?

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Apple will censor the bejeezus out of everything in the app store. Sometimes, this is seen as okay (racism, hate speech, etc), and sometimes it really isn't (classic literature, modern literature, political discontent), but what it boils down to is that this is Apple's ecosystem, and as much as you may or may not like it, they have complete control over the situation. Then why is it that content that would never pass muster in the App Store is freely available for download in other parts of iTunes? Warning, racy language ahead... … [Read more...]

everythingiCafe App now available in the App Store

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We are pleased to announce the official release of the everythingiCafe application (App Store link) for the iPhone and iPod touch, available for download from the iTunes App Store at the introductory price of free. The everythingiCafe community app allows you to connect to one of the largest forums for discussion related to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With the everythingiCafe app, you can browse topics, access private messages, upload images and more. It's the fastest way to access our forums. A wealth of information at your fingertips and the best way to get help with everything iPhone. There is no account necessary to use the application and browse through thousands of topics. Full pagination support allows you to keep up with … [Read more...]

Apple Shakes Up The App Store

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Lets start the day with some bad news, shall we? Apple appear to be pulling all sexual content off the app store, sending the developers form letters like this one: The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately. We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you believe you can make the necessary … [Read more...]

Is iTunes Next For Apple’s Revolution?

Dylan Tweney at Wired has an article up positing that iTunes might be in for a major overhaul, however he misses a fundamental point: that iTunes is completely broken for the vast majority of computer users. Tweney points out the increasingly varied content that you can purchase over iTunes will move it forward as a distribution method, which he thinks will expand into new types of content. Lets not forget Apple's purchase of Lala, which may drive iTunes at least partially into the cloud. But the biggest problem with iTunes, and indeed most of Apple's software, is that it is nigh on unusable for people running Windows. This is hardly a one-way street, as many of us Mac users remember trying to get .wmv files to play in the Mac OS version … [Read more...]

Creating and Using Custom Ringtones

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Last week, we covered getting started with your new iPhone to kick off our Learning iPhone series. This week, we'll talk about doing a little personalization to get some custom ringtones on it for you and how to assign different ringtones to your contacts. The ringtone you choose to use for your iPhone can be a very personal choice for many. Some like to hear a favorite song every time their phone rings while others prefer more traditional ring sounds. Whatever your preference is, know that you're not limited to the 25 ringtones that are on the iPhone out of the box - you can add many more and even set a specific ringtone for each contact in your Contacts list so that you know who's calling without even needing to look at your … [Read more...]