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 →

How to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments using Siri

How to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments with Siri

This post will show you how to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments using Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Siri is Apple’s intelligent assistant that ships on many of Apple’s newest iOS devices. Over time, Siri continues to get better and better at interpreting normal sentences and giving you the results you need. Using Siri is often much more efficient than tapping your way around your device, especially when it comes to things like Reminders, Calendar Appointments, Alarms, and checking the Weather. Using Siri to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments is quite easy. Here Continue Reading →

Change Siri’s Accent on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This video tutorial will show you how to change Siri’s accent on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Changing Siri’s accent is a fun way to make your iOS device unique! For more information on how to set up and personalize Siri, see our previous post here. Check out the video tutorial below:

Use Siri to set custom repeating reminders on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will teach you how to use Siri to set custom repeating reminders on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Let’s face it: with all the details in our busy lives we often forget things.  That’s why I like the stock Reminders app that comes with iOS.  With it you can create lists, remember important information at a specific time, and set location based reminders. One of the basic functions of Reminders is that you can have it remind you of something at a specific time.  You can even schedule repeating reminders.  However, the options under the Repeat menu Continue Reading →

How to care for the battery in iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

How to care for the battery in iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

The question of how to care for the battery in your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch is an important one. With the investment you have put into your iDevice, you want to make sure you get the longevity out of the investment you have made. All iOS devices carry lithium-based batteries. These batteries give the longest life for the weight and size which is why they are used in many electronics. They also allow for several hundred charges (400 at 80% capacity is what Apple says) before they begin to lose capacity. Lithium-based batteries, like the ones used in Continue Reading →

How to generate a highly encrypted password with Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

How to generate a highly encrypted password with Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will show you how to generate a highly encrypted random password using Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. There are hundreds of things you can ask Siri and some of the most useful come through Wolfram Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. In a recent post I described how you can ask Siri for nutritional information for certain foods. The results come from Wolfram Alpha (check out the post here: Ask Siri for Nutritional Information). One of the other helpful things that Siri can do using Wolfram Alpha is generate a random password that is Continue Reading →

How to set Passcode Lock with delay on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

With the amount of data that is present on an iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch, it is extremely important to set a passcode lock. A passcode lock prevents someone from unlocking your device and accessing your content without first entering a 4 digit passcode (you can also set a longer passcode lock if you want). The frustrating thing with the passcode lock comes when you lock your iDevice and then need to unlock it again a few minutes later only to be required to enter the password over again. There is a feature that can help with this – Continue Reading →

4 Tips for Maps App on iPhone: Quick Navigate, Walking Directions, ETA, and Siri Navigation

how to use maps app on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

The Maps App on the iPhone is a great tool for finding locations and navigating to them. The app is fully integrated into the system allowing you to use other apps with the navigation running in the background. You can even use navigation while your iOS device’s screen is locked to save battery (see this article for more on this: How to save battery life while using Turn by Turn directions with Apple Maps App). To help you get even more out of the Maps app on your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, here are 4 useful tips: 1. Quick Navigate Continue Reading →

4 Tips and Tricks for the Phone App on your iPhone

Most of the features of the Phone app on the iPhone are pretty straight forward. For example, you can add any contacts to your favorites list by opening a contact and tapping on “Add to Favorites” and then select the corresponding number. If you want to redial that last dialed number, tap on Keypad and tap the green Call button. The last called number will appear in the display. But there are some additional features that are not quite so obvious. Here are 4 of them: 1. How to Copy or Paste numbers in the display above the Keypad When Continue Reading →

iOS 6.1 just released: Now you can purchase movies through Fandango using Siri

Apple released iOS 6.1 on January 28, 2013 with improvements and bug fixes. The listed improvements are: LTE support for more carriers (for iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad 4th Generation only) Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only) iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud New button to reset the Advertising Identifier Go to Settings –> General –> Software Update to Download and Install the latest version of iOS 6.1 for your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch.