Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me to help her figure out how to recover some extra space on her iPhone. She has a 64 GB iPhone 6 that was almost completely full and left her no room to take pictures of her newborn. It turns out many people suffer from this same problem, not enough storage.Read More
A tiny, inexpensive app makes conducting iPhone or iPad presentations possible on a computer screen. The fine folks over at Squirrels say that their products, "enhance productivity and learning for individuals, education and business ...."Read More
Two days ago Apple released iOS 7.1.1, a software update for iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later, iPod touch (5th generation). It contains bug fixes and security patches and promises improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and a fix to improve keyboard responsiveness.Read More
Find My iPhone is a free service from Apple that allows you to locate your iPhone if it's lost. Play a sound, lock the screen, display a custom message and phone number, or even erase the lost phone from a web browser or from the free app.
Read how my mom and I used it to get her missing iPhone back.Read More
iOS has a number of accessibility options that make iPhones and iPads ideal devices for those with movement, vision, or hearing impairments. Some features, like Speak Selection, are useful for anybody. When enabled, a Speak button appears on the iOS Edit menu. Touch it and iOS reads aloud.Read More
iOS has several available gestures available on the home screen. On the iPhone, there are 5 one-finger swipes. The iPad shares these and also has a few four-finger swipes for switching applications.
Today I spent a little time testing how well Word for iPad retains document formatting when transitioning between the portable and desktop versions of Word. Most mobile offices suites promise compatibility with the full version of Microsoft Word, but none have been able to keep the integrity of documents with complex formatting. Under the best circumstances, all content is retained. But in worse situations, content might be lost. What follows are my findings and impressions after working with a document both in “full Word” and in the iPad edition.Read More
iOS has several built-in productivity apps, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes. Each app is purpose-built to assist its user in keeping up with correspondence, events, tasks, or the never-ending minutiae that than threaten overwhelm even the most organized among us.
The Notes app is the simplest of these helpful tools.Read More
For many of us, learning another language means finding time in an already packed schedule to attend a class on the far side of town. Or, it may mean spending a lot of money for a computer program we install and never use. There are never enough hours to dedicate the proper attention and focus to study. This is where Duolingo comes in. Duolingo is a free online service that helps people acquire another tongue.Read More