Quick Tip: How to find and easily open apps that aren’t on your Home Screen (and contacts, texts, and emails)

As you add more apps to your iPhone, iPad , or iPod Touch, it can become increasingly difficult to locate the apps when you need them. This is especially true if you have created folders for your apps. Thankfully, there is an easy way to search for and open any app on your device (this also works with contacts, texts, emails, and more). If you are running iOS 7 or later, all you need to do is to pull down on the the Home Screen. This will initiate a Spotlight search. Once in Spotlight, just start typing the name of the app Continue Reading →

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 7: How to use and turn off your iPhone Flashlight from the Lock screen

iOS 7: How to use and turn off your iPhone Flashlight from the Lock screen

This article will explain how to use and turn off your iPhone flashlight from the lock screen in iOS 7. Did you know that you can use your iPhone camera flash as a flashlight? Apple added a quick access feature in iOS 7 that allows you to turn the camera flash on and off and use it as a flashlight through Control Center. From your lock screen, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access several toggles as well as shortcuts to the flashlight, timer/alarm clock, calculator, and camera apps. To turn the flashlight on just tap Continue Reading →

iOS 7 + 8: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri – iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

iOS 7: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri - iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

This article explains how to set volume in iOS 7 and iOS 8 for music, ringer (iPhone only), alarm, and Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. There are three different volume settings on iOS devices which can make setting the correct volume a little tricky. If you have ever wondered how to set the correct volume in iOS 7 and iOS 8 for music, alarm, ringer, or Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch, then read on. Setting iOS 7 and iOS 8 Ringer and Alarm Volume (iPhone Only) The ringer volume and the alarm clock Continue Reading →

iOS 9: Help with how to fix a crashing app on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

iOS 9: Help with how to fix a crashing app on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article explains for iOS 9: Help with how to fix a crashing app on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. One of the most frustrating things when using an iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch is when an app crashes.  Apps crash for various reasons. Many times the app crashes because there is some bug that the developers did not catch. Sometimes, the app can have data that is corrupted. Other times the cause of an app crashing is simply because their is not enough available memory when the app is launched. Regardless of the cause, the frustration is still Continue Reading →

How to close Multitasking Apps in iOS 7

iOS 7 App Switcher on iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch lets you close multiple apps at once

With iOS 7 now being officially released, there are lots of questions about how to use and access the new features. One common question is how to close multitasking apps from the multitasking tray in iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. This is a huge improvement from iOS 6 and is now much easier. All you need to do to close multitasking apps in iOS 7 is follow these simple steps: 1. Double tap the Home Button to Activate the Multitasking Tray – this will reveal the new Multitasking view with App Icons and App Window Previews. Continue Reading →

Apple Reveals iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

On Tuesday, September 10th, Apple revealed its latest iPhone hardware. This year instead of one new iPhone, they announced two: the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. In this post, I’ll overview the two new handsets in detail covering all the new features and updates. While the bulk its keynote address focused on the iPhone, Apple also described a few other exciting things that are coming this fall so I’ll cover those as well. Let’s get down to it! iPhone 5c – Since the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple has always debuted one new iPhone model each year. They 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 →

Close multiple apps at once in iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

iOS 7 App Switcher on iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch lets you close multiple apps at once

This Fall, Apple will release iOS 7. iOS 7 is a completely redesigned operating system for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. It is packed full of a bunch of new features that continue to get improved with each beta release. One of the biggest pains in iOS 6 was force quitting apps. Sometimes you need to force quit an app if it keeps crashing or if there is not enough available memory (see this article for more on: How to fix a crashing app). The old process to force quit apps was activating the App Switcher tray by double Continue Reading →

4 Hardware Improvement wishes for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6

Wish list for future iPhone 5S and iPhone 6

Having been an iPhone user since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007, I have thought a lot about specific hardware improvements that would make the overall user experience better. It is never clear what Apple will introduce but here’s to hoping that 1 or all of these items on my wish list will appear in the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. 1. Elongated home button that is touch sensitive and allows for multitasking app switching Over the past couple of years, there have been some rumors about the potential of an elongated or oval home button. The idea behind Continue Reading →