Tips & Tricks

10 things to do when you get your new iPhone

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

You’ve got a new iPhone, you went through the initial setup process. What do you do now? While there is no right or wrong way to get to know your new smartphone, here are 10 essential things to do when you first get your iPhone.

Glitch allows users to hide stock apps in iOS 7.1

Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

iOS 7 included a glitch that allowed users to easily hide stock app icons from their homescreen. Apple eliminated that glitch from iOS 7.1, but a new one has surfaced in its place.

How to setup an iPhone

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

So you just got a new iPhone and have no idea where to start? Don’t feel intimidated, Apple makes the process super easy. Just in case you need it, here is a complete guide to your iPhone’s initial setup.

iOS 7 Keyboard Tips & Tricks

Posted on 12 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

For some, the default iOS keyboard is lacking in the bells and whistles department, but we’re willing to bet there are a few secrets lurking below its surface that will blow your mind.

How to watch this week’s SXSW iTunes Festival concerts live

Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

Tonight marks the kickoff of Apple’s SXSW edition of the annual iTunes Festival, the first time the event has been hosted on US soil. While guests in Austin attending SXSW will have the opportunity to catch the shows in person, Apple, as always, is giving folks far and wide a chance to stream the action.

How to download and update to iOS 7.1 NOW

Posted on 10 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

iOS 7.1 is now available as a free download for all users currently running iOS 7.0 or above, bringing along new features like CarPlay integration as well as a host of visual tweaks and performance enhancements. Here’s how to get it.

How to: Erase personal data and reset an iPhone or iPad

Posted on 05 Mar 2014 by Kevin Krause

Moving on to a new iOS device and looking to sell your old one? Passing it along to a friend or family member? Maybe you just want to get a fresh start and free up some storage space. No matter what your reason, Apple makes it easy to erase all personal settings, saved content and apps, and stored passwords on an iPhone or iPad.

A guide to iOS 7’s shortcuts and gestures

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 by Kevin Krause

In terms of simplicity and intuitiveness, iOS 7 is pretty darn good, but hidden beneath the gloss are a multitude of shortcuts and gestures that enable users and greatly enrich Apple’s mobile experience. Some amount to neat tricks while others are nearly indispensable once discovered.

How to clear your iPhone browser history (and avoid getting caught with porn)

Posted on 17 Feb 2014 by Kevin Krause

Recently a Chicago news station was caught with their proverbial pants around their ankles when a segment meant to showcase an iPhone app only managed to showcase the owner of the phone’s naughty browsing habits. Don’t get caught with your proverbial (or actual) pants around your ankles.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to iPad [iOS 101]

Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Kevin Krause

So you’ve captured some great video using your iPhone, but that little display just isn’t providing you with the sort of screen real estate that would do justice for editing together a final movie. No worries, you have an iPad. But wait, how do you get them from one to the other?

‘One Ring’ to fool them all: don’t become a victim of the latest phone scam

Posted on 05 Feb 2014 by Kevin Krause

Next time your phone rings only to stop almost immediately, think twice before calling the number back. It could end up costing you a hefty chunk of change. A new scam targets mobile users and could result in insane international fees charged to your account.