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 →

How to install, setup, and use custom keyboards in iOS 8

How to install, setup, and use custom keyboards in iOS 8

This article will explain how to install and use custom keyboards in iOS 8. Apple finally introduced custom keyboards with the release of iOS 8. A custom keyboard lets a third-party developer create a keyboard that appears in place of your standard keyboard. You can easily switch between available keyboards. Here is how to install a custom keyboard and then how to set it up and use it along with some troubleshooting tips in case there is a glitch. 1. How to install a Custom Keyboard in iOS 8 Installing a custom keyboard in iOS 8 is very simple. The Continue Reading →

Bloard – Use dark keyboard by default on jailbroken devices

Bloard is a jailbreak tweak that uses iOS 7’s dark keyboard as the default keyboard throughout iOS. If you’ve been using iOS 7 for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that there are two different keyboards included with the OS – a light keyboard and a dark keyboard. Most often, iOS 7 opts for the light keyboard as it is more in line with its white design aesthetic. However, I remember that when I saw the dark keyboard slide on to the screen for the first time when using Spotlight search I thought, “Woah.” The dark keyboard matches my Continue Reading →

How to jailbreak iOS 7 with Evasi0n 7

In this post I’ll show you how to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 7 using the recently released Evasi0n 7 utility. I’ll also share a few easy-to-use jailbreak tweaks to get you started.   Every year, Apple releases a new version of iOS. In 2013, people waited patiently for months after getting their first glimpse of iOS 7 and on September 18th millions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users excitedly downloaded and installed the biggest update to iOS ever. As exciting as the release of iOS 7 was, there are many people like myself who Continue Reading →

A Sleek and Surprisingly Useable Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Mini

A Sleek and surprisingly useable bluetooth keyboard for iPad mini Owning an iPad mini has been far more impactful than I originally anticipated. Having owned an iPhone and a MacBook for many years, I didn’t quite understand the role that having a tablet would actually play. Since purchasing an iPad mini this last year, I find that I’m much more inclined to take the iPad over lugging my laptop around with me to different meetings. Since connecting with people on a regular basis over coffee is a big part of my job, mobility and ease of use is king. While Continue Reading →

Control computer with iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

control computer using iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

One of my favorite apps that I use allows me to control my computer with my iPhone or iPad (Mini). It also works with an iPod Touch. The setup is easy and I can use my iDevice as a remote, a wireless mouse, a keynote or powerpoint presentation controller, etc. The best part is that the connection is established via Wi-Fi so you don’t need line of sight for it to work. The app I use is called Mobile Mouse (click here for a direct link to the app in the App Store: Mobile Mouse -Remote/Mouse/Trackpad/Keyboard). Here is how to Continue Reading →

How to use split keyboard and undock keyboard on iPad (Mini) for easier typing

In iOS 5, Apple introduced a split keyboard function on the iPad and iPad Mini. This feature works in iOS 6 as well and allows you to move the keyboard up and down on the screen in two halves so that you can type easier when you are holding the iPad (Mini). The feature works both in portrait and landscape mode. The space bar also splits in two when the keyboard is split to give easy access for both thumbs. You can also undock the keyboard without splitting it and move it to a different place on your iPad or Continue Reading →

How to quickly create calendar appointments or call someone when a date or phone number appears in text form in iOS 6

Built in to the basic features of your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch is the ability to quickly create new appointments or make a call when a date or phone number appears in text form on your device. This is true for emails, text messages, webpages, and many other places where text appears on your iOS device. You will know when you can use this feature if the date and/or the phone number is a different color from the rest of the text. Whenever you see this, all you need to do is to tap on the date or Continue Reading →

5 Tips and Tricks for the iOS Mail App to show you how to better use email on the iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch

How to set up mail app

The built in Mail client in iOS 6 is packed full of features to help you get the most out of your email experience. You can set up multiple email accounts from multiple providers. To setup your email account on your iOS device, simply go to Settings –> Mail, Contacts, Calendars –> Add Account. Then, choose your provider and enter all of your setup information in the prompts that follow. The Mail app has template setup services for iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft Hotmail, and you can add any other service using the “Other” category. You can add as Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Hold down the backspace key on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch to begin deleting whole words

If you have written a lot of text in an email or a pages document or anywhere else, you can quickly delete large sections of text. To do this on your iPad, iPhone (Mini), or iPod Touch in iOS 6 simply hold down the backspace key for 4 seconds. For the first 4 seconds, the normal delete function will happen where one letter is deleted at a time. Then, after 4 seconds, your device will enter rapid delete mode where it will delete entire words at once as long as you hold the backspace key. Remember, if you delete too Continue Reading →