iPhone 6 Plus Review – A month with Apple’s biggest phone

This is a review of my experience with the iPhone 6 Plus. What has it been like using Apple’s biggest iPhone for the last month? Check out this post to find out. Almost exactly a month ago, I was sitting at home on a Friday waiting for UPS to arrive at my door with the iPhone 6 Plus. My experience preordering the device a week earlier, which involved staying up until around 2am waiting for Apple’s store to finally come online, had done nothing to temper my excitement. Finally at around 5pm, after my patience was thoroughly tested, the doorbell 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 →

Notifyr Review – Receive notifications from iOS devices on your Mac

Notifyr is a helpful app that allows you to receive notifications from your iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch on your Mac.     I’ve become a big fan of apps that allow my iOS devices to interact with my Mac. A while back, I reviewed an app called Knock that allows you to unlock your Mac simply by knocking twice on your iPhone. Recently, an app called Notifyr was released that lives in the same vein. This app (which actually consists of a pair of apps, one for iOS and one for Mac) lets you receive any and Continue Reading →

Little Things Forever – Fun Seek and Find Game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (mini)

At first look you may think this is just a game for young kids. Young kids do enjoy it, but it is not as easy as it looks. It is essentially a seek and find game. It opens with a star that has many objects inside of it and then zooms in on one. That object becomes your game board for that round. Inside of that object are a whole bunch of smaller objects. In the upper right hand corner of the screen is a list of objects for you to find. You are being timed for this game so Continue Reading →

Microsoft Office for iPad Review – Edit Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents on iPad

Microsoft Office is finally available for iPad! This post reviews the Office apps for iPad and covers Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally brought a fully featured version of its productivity suite to iOS, and more specifically to the larger screen of the iPad. While it’s true that Microsoft Office has been available on the iPhone since June of 2013, the iPhone version is only able to view documents and can’t edit them. The iPad versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote are a completely different story and rival the desktop Continue Reading →

Knock Review – Unlock your Mac using your iPhone

Knock lets you unlock your Mac by knocking on your iPhone, just like knocking on a door! Using it makes unlocking your Mac quick, easy, and fun. I use a pretty complex and long password to secure my Mac computers. While it’s true that entering my password is almost a reflex, I certainly don’t look forward to typing it in. Using Knock, though, makes unlocking my Mac a lot easier and more elegant. Let’s see how it works! Set Up – Knock consists of two different apps: one that runs on your iPhone and one that runs on your Mac. Both Continue Reading →

Taasky – a beautiful task & to-do list for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (mini)

Taasky – a beautiful task & to-do list for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (mini) Chances are either you are great at coming up with big ideas and your “finally going to wrangle the details in your life” or you’re already pretty studious with your task management and are looking for something to better maximize your time and effectiveness. Regardless of where you land, Taasky might just be the app you’re looking for to help you keep on top of the to-do’s in your life. Like any app, if the main features take more than a few minutes to figure Continue Reading →