Two 3D Touch tips for selecting text in iOS 9

3D Touch brings a whole new dimension of interaction to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Yes, you can use 3D Touch to interact with app icons on the home screen and inside apps that have been updated to support the feature, but did you know you can also use it in some really useful ways when dealing with text system-wide in iOS? Here are two quick tips for using 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus for selecting text. 1. Use 3D Touch to turn your keyboard into a trackpad. When composing an iMessage, writing Continue Reading →

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 →

Top 10 Best (some hidden) Features of iOS 9

Top 10 Best (some hidden) Features of iOS 9

This article gives the top 10 best (some hidden) features of iOS 9. With the release of iOS 9, Apple added some incredible features to the software on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Although there are hundreds of new features in iOS 9, here are the best top 10 features. 1. More Intelligent Siri: Search (inside apps, specific settings: open bluetooth settings, photos) and Reminders Siri received some of the biggest enhancements since being introduced with iPhone 4s. The most significant improvements, besides better word detection and quicker responses, include what Apple calls, Intelligence. Siri is smarter in so many 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.  

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 →

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 →

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 →