Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me to help her figure out how to recover some extra space on her iPhone. She has a 64 GB iPhone 6 that was almost completely full and left her no room to take pictures of her newborn. It turns out many people suffer from this same problem, not enough storage.Read More
Friday, April 24 was Apple Watch day. The Apple Watch became available for pre-order on April 10 and was shipped to the select few individuals who ordered their new timepieces shortly after 12:00 AM on that day.
As you probably already know, the device is available in two face sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and can be combined with a whole assortment of bands. In addition, there are three tiers of the watch: Apple Watch Sport (aluminum), Apple Watch (stainless steel), Apple Watch Edition (gold). The prices start at $349, $549, and $10,000, respectively.Read More
Two days ago Apple released iOS 7.1.1, a software update for iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later, iPod touch (5th generation). It contains bug fixes and security patches and promises improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and a fix to improve keyboard responsiveness.Read More
Find My iPhone is a free service from Apple that allows you to locate your iPhone if it's lost. Play a sound, lock the screen, display a custom message and phone number, or even erase the lost phone from a web browser or from the free app.
Read how my mom and I used it to get her missing iPhone back.Read More
iOS has a number of accessibility options that make iPhones and iPads ideal devices for those with movement, vision, or hearing impairments. Some features, like Speak Selection, are useful for anybody. When enabled, a Speak button appears on the iOS Edit menu. Touch it and iOS reads aloud.Read More
iOS has several available gestures available on the home screen. On the iPhone, there are 5 one-finger swipes. The iPad shares these and also has a few four-finger swipes for switching applications.
iOS has several built-in productivity apps, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes. Each app is purpose-built to assist its user in keeping up with correspondence, events, tasks, or the never-ending minutiae that than threaten overwhelm even the most organized among us.
The Notes app is the simplest of these helpful tools.Read More
Today, Apple released iOS 7.1, which is introduces a number of refinements to the OS, as well as addresses minor bugs that appeared in iOS 7. It weighs in at over 200 MB, so be sure to connect to Wi-Fi before installing it.Read More