Tap to focus when taking a picture with Camera app

Whenever you are taking a picture of something with your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch you can simply tap on the screen to refocus the image. A little box will appear on the screen and the image will refocus. This is especially helpful in a couple different scenarios. 1. Close up photos: Whenever you take a close up photo of a flower, a person, or anything else, you can get an impressive quality photo by making sure you have the lens focused in the right spot. You do this by tapping on the specific location on the screen 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 →

How to fix Stock Apps when they are crashing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

How to fix Stock Apps when they are crashing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

This article explains how to fix stock apps when they are crashing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Unfortunately, with every operating system out there, you will find bugs and those bugs often cause apps to crash. There is an easy way to fix 3rd party apps (the apps that you install) when they are crashing. I have previously written an article about this and you can find it here: How to fix a crashing app. However, it gets a little more tricky when you are dealing with a Stock App (the apps that come preinstalled on your iOS Device 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 →

iOS 8.1 Quick Tip: How to send a video or audio message using the new Messages app

This is an iOS 8.1 quick tip on how to send a video or audio message using the new Messages app. With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new way to quickly and easily send audio and video messages to others who have an iOS device and the Messages app. It is fairly obvious how to send an audio message. All you need to do is open the Messages app and create a new message or tap on an existing one. You will notice a little Microphone symbol on the bottom left of the screen next to the area where you 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 →

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

This article will tell you all about how set up and use Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 with your Mac and iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. With the release of OS X Yosemite (10.10), Apple has enabled Handoff across their entire lineup of compatible devices. Handoff is a feature that was released with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that allows you to start a project on one device and seamlessly continue it on another device that is logged in to the same iCloud ID. Handoff is a feature of Continuity that also allows you to make Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: How to set songs from your music library to be your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch Alarm Clock Sound

Quick Tip: How to set songs from your music library to be your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch Alarm Clock Sound

This is a Quick Tip on how to set songs from your music library to be your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch Alarm Clock Sound. In iOS 6, Apple enabled a feature in the Clock app that allows you to set a song from your music library as your alarm clock tone so you can wake up to beautiful music rather than the built in sounds. This works in iOS 6, iOS 7, and iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. It is quite easy to set this up. Here are the steps: 1. Launch the Clock Continue Reading →

iOS 8 Tip: How to use extensions in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

iOS 8 Tip: How to use extensions in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

This article is an iOS 8 Tip that shows how to use extensions in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS 8 was released the same time that Apple announced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. With all these announcements, one of the incredible features of iOS 8 is extensions. Extensions allow apps to use features and functionality of other apps without leaving the current app. This increases productivity across any app that takes advantage of extensions. One of my favorite uses of extensions is in the Safari app. For years now I have used the 1Password app (it 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 →