How to save a water damaged iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch

This post tells you how to save your iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch after its been damaged by water. Last week, my wife’s iPhone became a play toy for a little girl who decided it was a good idea to splash around with it in a dog bowl full of water. It was completely submerged and water got onto into all its ports and and buttons and when she tried to use if afterward it was behaving quite strangely. We were pretty bummed about what happened as we aren’t currently due for a phone upgrade and repairing an Continue Reading →

Quick Tip – Access extra buttons in Calculator app on iPhone and iPod Touch

This post shows how to access the stock Calculator app’s hidden buttons by turning your device sideways. Some of the most useful apps in iOS are the simple ones. The stock Calculator app on iPhone and iPod Touch has been around since day one and is a great option for doing quick calculations on your device. However, sometimes the Calculator can be too simple. In fact, in iOS 7 Apple simplified the app even more by removing some buttons, including the memory buttons, from the Calculator’s main screen. Fortunately, these buttons and many more buttons that are typically included in Continue Reading →

Quick Tip – How to show timestamps in iOS 8 Messages app

This post shows you how to see when you received each message in the iOS 7 Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. I don’t know about you, but of all the apps on my iPhone I probably use the Messages app the most. Text messaging has become so engrained in our society that it’s something that we don’t even really think about anymore. The Messages app in iOS has always been good about telling you when a conversation happened or, specifically with iMessages, telling you when a message you sent was received or read. But what if Continue Reading →

How to view music by Artist/Album in iOS 7

The Music App underwent some significant changes in iOS 7. A lot of these changes were great: Apple introduced a sleek new design and integrated iTunes Radio right into the new version of the app. However, Apple also removed a key navigational feature, sorting by Artist/Album. However, I’ve found a way to re-enable this view. This post shows a trick to view music by Artist/Album in iOS 7. Here’s how the Music app worked in iOS 6 and earlier: When using the Artist tab you would tap on an artist (U2, for example) and the app would then display a list Continue Reading →

How to move or hide app icons on Apple TV

In this post, I’ll overview how to move or hide app icons on the Apple TV. Recently, Apple has added many new apps and features to its Apple TV streaming media box. Apps added just this year include iTunes Radio, HBO GO, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Smithsonian Channel, Sky News, Watch ESPN, MLS Live, Vevo, WSJ Live, The Weather Channel, and Crunchyroll. Quite a list! With all this added functionality, the Apple TV is a much more compelling product than ever before. However, without the option to create folders for these apps like on iOS your Apple TV’s Continue Reading →

Apple’s Fall 2013 Product Release Events and Rumors: iOS 7, iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple has a busy and exciting fall ahead! In this post, we’ll overview Apple’s upcoming fall product release events and cover the rumors surrounding the launch of Apple’s new flagship iPhone, a new budget iPhone model, the next full-sized iPad, a significant update to the iPad Mini, and updated Mac computers.  If you’re interested in getting a new Apple device soon, you’ll likely want to wait until Apple releases their new products this fall. Let’s start by taking a look at Apple’s upcoming fall product release events. Fall Product Release Events At this point, it looks likely that Apple will Continue Reading →

Apple’s “take back” program for third party USB Chargers for iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch

Apple’s “take back” program for third party USB Chargers for iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch: There are many 3rd party USB chargers out there for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. However, many of these chargers may not be as safe as the stock charger that comes with your iOS device. So, in response to some tragic accidents that people have had with 3rd party chargers, Apple has announced that they will be rolling out a third party USB charger “take back” program. Originally targeting only the US and China, reports now show that the “take back” program will Continue Reading →

Jailbreak 101 – Lesson 1: An Overview of Jailbreaking

This post is part of a 4 part series that overviews jailbreaking, addresses common misconceptions about the process, discusses its pros and cons, and describes how perform a jailbreak on iOS 6 on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch. If you’ve been around the world of iOS devices for any length for time, chances are you’ve heard someone mention jailbreaking. There are many benefits to jailbreaking an iOS device, and also many misconceptions that go along with the process. In this post, part 1 of a 4 part series on jailbreaking, I will provide an overview of jailbreaking and Continue Reading →

Access navigation history in Safari browser on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

Access navigation history in Safari browser on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This is a quick tip that will show you how to access navigation history when using the Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. This is another one of those features that is really simple to access but somewhat hidden if you don’t know how to activate it. To access the navigation history all you need to do is tap and hold on the forward or backward navigation arrows at the bottom left corner of the screen in the Safari browser. Tapping and holding for 2 seconds on the navigation arrows will pull up the site history for Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Swipe to delete digits in Calculator app on iPhone or iPod Touch

This article will show you how to delete digits entered into the Calculator app on iPhone and iPod Touch. Wouldn’t it be great if you could edit entries you make into the stock iOS Calculator app without having to clear them entirely?  Fortunately, thanks to a little known trick that Apple has baked into its software, you can! Simply swipe left or right across the Calculator display to remove entered digits one at a time.      This way, you won’t need to start all over if you hit a wrong button!  Please note that this trick only works before Continue Reading →