How to Add Smiley Face Icons with Emoji Keyboard Toggle on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Have you ever wondered how to send emoji from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? Over the years, more and more of these colorful little symbols have been added to Apple’s devices. In fact, there are so many icons now that you might even be able to carry on an entire conversation with no text and just icons! With some basic setup, you can have easy access to the Emoji Icons Keyboard by using the keyboard toggle. You can even add additional keyboards beyond the default and the Emoji Keyboard. It is quite simple to add a second (or third or fourth) keyboard Continue Reading →

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 →

Everything new from Apple’s “Hey Siri” event

Last Wednesday, September 9th, Apple held a gigantic keynote event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The iPhone usually takes center stage at Apple’s fall events, but this time the company had so much more to announce! Let’s take a quick look at what they unveiled. Apple Watch – Watch OS 2, New Models, New Bands The first thing Apple covered in their keynote was Apple Watch. The watch is a new product category for them, and it seems like so far the Apple Watch has been extremely successful. Apple already talked details about Watch OS 2, which will Continue Reading →

Unboxing Apple Watch

In this video, I unbox my 38mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport. I give my initial thoughts on the device, its packaging, and presentation. Click here for our previous video, where I head to the Apple Store for an Apple Watch fitting appointment. Did you order an Apple Watch? What kind did you get? Has it arrived yet? Sound off in the comments section below. And stay tuned for our upcoming video, which will overview the Apple Watch set-up and pairing process.  

Hands on with Apple Watch

Come along for the ride as I head to my local Apple Store to try on Apple’s latest, and most personal product: Apple Watch. In this video, I’ll tell you about my experience at an Apple Watch fitting appointment, give my opinions on the different collections  and bands, and show you a little bit about how Apple Watch works. My watch fitting made me really excited for when my pre-order arrives! I can’t wait to integrate Apple Watch into my day to day life. Are you excited to use Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments section below. For Continue Reading →

Get Ready! Apple Watch Pre-Orders Begin Friday

The time is upon us, folks! Apple Watch pre-orders go live on Friday, April 10th, at 12:01am PST. I for one will be staying up late on Thursday night and clicking the “buy” button when the watch becomes available for pre-order. Pre-ordered watches will be delivered to homes and to Apple Stores on April 24th. If you’re still on the fence about whether the watch is for you, check out our previous posts overviewing Apple’s spring and fall media events where the watch was described in detail. Also, check out Apple’s website for the watch to get an overview of its features 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 →

Apple’s Spring Forward Event – An Overview

On Monday, March 9th, Apple hosted its Spring product launch keynote at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Of course, Apple Watch took center stage at this event, but they also revealed a lot more including a new super-thin cutting edge MacBook. Here’s an overview of what Apple announced! Apple TV & HBO Now – The first announcement of the day involved Apple TV. Unfortunately, the aging set-top box – which was last updated in 2012 – didn’t see a hardware refresh. Rather, Apple announced that HBO Now, a new subscription service from HBO that allows cord-cutters 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 →

1Password adds new features for iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite

1Password, the best password manager for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, just got even better! In this post, check out 1Password’s new features on iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite.   I’ve always been pretty confident that the passwords that I use to log in online were pretty secure. Until recently. Lately it seems like companies and websites are being hacked more and more frequently. With this apparent increase in malicious attacks, the system I’ve always used to secure myself online began to seem pretty flimsy to me. I realized that, though I used different passwords for Continue Reading →