How to save battery life while using Turn by Turn directions with Apple Maps App

There is no doubt that whenever you use any mapping application on the iPhone or iPad (Mini) Cellular, there will be significant strain on the battery life of the device. This is because the GPS chip is constantly sending and receiving signals in order to provide you with moment by moment location updates. One of the tremendous advantages of using the turn-by-turn directions on the built in Apple Maps app is the way it is integrated into the operating system. This gives the Maps App a significant advantage over other mapping apps like Google Maps. Some of these advantages include Continue Reading →

Jawbone UP Review – Two months wearing a fitness tracker

For the last two months I’ve been wearing the Jawbone UP, a fitness tracker. Let’s see what this experience can tell us about using the Apple Watch. The dawn of the Apple Watch is upon us. It remains to be seen if Apple’s latest new product will redefine the industry like the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad did. That said, I’m looking forward to trying out the Apple Watch for myself and will be part of the dedicated (and/or crazy) crowd of people that stay up late and pre-order the watch on April 10th. It will be interesting to see Continue Reading →

Human – the Best Free App to test Health Kit in iOS 8

Human - the Best Free App to test Health Kit in iOS 8

Human is the best free app to test Health Kit in iOS 8. With the release of iOS 8 came Health Kit – Apple’s way of collecting all the various health and fitness tracking data on your iPhone into one informative dashboard. In summary, Health is an app on your iPhone that syncs up with other apps that track health and fitness. This can be something that is inputed via external hardware (like a heart rate monitor like the Jarv Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor or the Apple Watch) or simply tracked by the built-in M8 Motion Coprocessor. This is a chip in Continue Reading →

iOS 8 Tip: How to use 3 of the best new features in the Mail App

iOS 8 Tip: How to use 3 of the best new features in the Mail App

iOS 8 Tip: How to use 3 of the best new features in the Mail App. With iOS 8, Apple introduced several new features to all of their standard apps that come with every iOS device. The Mail App received some fantastic upgrades. Here are 3 of the best upgrades and how to use each. 1. Pull to Hide This is by far one of my favorite new features in the Mail App in iOS 8. It allows me to look up other information or read other emails while saving a current email that I am composing. To activate this, Continue Reading →

How to use Apple Pay in the real world [Video]

In this video post, we travel to our local Whole Foods Market to test out Apple Pay in an actual store. Check out the video to see how it works! Before watching, you should be aware that Apple Pay only works in physical stores using the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. As you can see, Apple Pay is incredibly convenient, and much easier than going through the process of swiping a physical credit or debit card. All you need to do is put your phone near the point of sale system and place your finger on the Touch ID. That’s Continue Reading →

How to Set up and Use Apple Pay ( Pay) on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

How to Set up and Use Apple Pay (Pay) on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

This article is all about how to set up and use Apple Pay ( Pay) on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With iOS 8.1, Apple released Pay that allows those with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make payments at participating stores by just using the iPhone. Pay can also be used to make purchases through Apps and the Safari web browser on any iOS device with Touch ID. Here is how to set up Apple Pay: 1. Make sure you have upgraded to iOS 8.1 To upgrade, you can either open the Settings App on your Continue Reading →

iOS 8 Tip: How to use continuity features – Handoff, Phone Calls, SMS, and Instant Hotspot

iOS 8 Tip: How to use continuity features - Handoff, Phone Calls, SMS, and Instant Hotspot

This is an iOS 8 Tip: How to use continuity features – Handoff, Phone Calls, SMS, and Instant Hotspot. Continuity is one of the many great new features that comes with iOS 8. Continuity connects your devices like never before. There are 4 main components of continuity in iOS 8. Here is how to use each of these continuity features on your devices that all share a common Apple ID (iCloud) login. 1. Handoff in iOS 8 Handoff in iOS 8 is designed to let you continue working at the same place you left off when switching from one device to Continue Reading →

How to install, setup, and use custom keyboards in iOS 8

How to install, setup, and use custom keyboards in iOS 8

This article will explain how to install and use custom keyboards in iOS 8. Apple finally introduced custom keyboards with the release of iOS 8. A custom keyboard lets a third-party developer create a keyboard that appears in place of your standard keyboard. You can easily switch between available keyboards. Here is how to install a custom keyboard and then how to set it up and use it along with some troubleshooting tips in case there is a glitch. 1. How to install a Custom Keyboard in iOS 8 Installing a custom keyboard in iOS 8 is very simple. The Continue Reading →

iOS 8 is here – this is how to prep your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for the big upgrade

With iOS 8 finally here, this article will explain how to prep your iPhone, iPad (Air, Mini), or iPod Touch for the big upgrade. Just follow these simple steps: 1. Backup your device to iCloud or to iTunes To create a backup with iCloud, simply open the Settings App and tap on iCloud. Then, make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on. Lastly, tap Back Up Now to make sure you have the most recent backup of your data possible. If this is your first time backing up to iCloud, it will take a few hours to perform the backup depending on Continue Reading →

New Features in iOS 8 – What to Expect

Apple has announced iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system which will be released in the fall. In this post we’ll talk about what to expect. A few weeks back, Apple gave the public a preview of iOS 8 at its World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). There are a ton of new features that will be coming this fall to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch near you. In this post, we’ll run down and explain the most exciting new features that you can expect to see in iOS 8.   New Stock Keyboard with QuickType – Compared Continue Reading →