iPad

The iPad is a tablet computer from Apple that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Similar in functionality to the iPhone, the iPads purpose is often quite different, sometimes even serving as a general desktop computer replacement.

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Generate a Random Number with Siri

May 19, 2014 - 5 Comments
Generate a random number with Siri

Many iPhone and iPad users know that Siri has a huge range of capabilities surrounding specific actions, but fewer know that Siri can also serve more obscure functions, like generating a random number for you. This is handled through Siri’s data connection through Wolfram Alpha, and it’s effective at truly randomizing integers similar to the … Read More

How to Get a List of Purchased Apps Not Installed on an iPhone

May 19, 2014 - Leave a Comment
List all apps not installed on iOS

Those of us who have been using an iPhone or iPad for a while have likely acquired a sizable amount of iOS apps through purchases, downloads, promos for temporarily free apps, and general promo code redemptions, many of which end up deleted or removed after the initial install. If you ever want to quickly see … Read More

Yes, You Can Cancel Out of the “Compressing Video” Process when Sending Movies from iOS

May 14, 2014 - 2 Comments
Stop compressing video sent from an iPhone and exit out of the process

If you send a lot of photos and video from an iPhone or iPad to friends and family, you’ve probably noticed that sending a movie brings up a curious looking pixelated black and white “Compressing Video” screen where the video is being squeezed down to a smaller size. If the video you’re trying to email … Read More

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote, & Numbers Documents on iPad & iPhone

May 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Password Protect iWork Documents

The iWork suite of productivity apps include Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and each of them allow users to password protect individual documents. In practice, this means that a document created within iWork in iOS, OS X, or iCloud, can be safely locked with built-in encryption, and the document can not be opened or viewed without … Read More

How to Recover Mail Attachment Storage Space in iOS

May 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Clear Mail and Attachments storage space in iOS

The Mail app on our iPhones and iPads downloads and stores emails and attachments into iOS, which makes for easy searching and retrieval of past emails. For most users this is no big deal and the convenience overrides any potential issues, but some users who send and receive a lot of attachments or tons of … Read More

5 Maintenance Tips for iPhone & iPad: The Simple and Essential iOS Cleanup Guide

May 8, 2014 - 8 Comments
Essential iOS Maintenance tips

Spring is well under way, which means it’s high time to do some essential maintenance for your iOS hardware. Yes, we know that cleaning isn’t the most fun thing in the world, but these are all simple tasks, and really it’s the type of regular maintenance that every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch user should … Read More

FaceTime Stuck on Connecting & Fails? Here’s How to Fix in iOS & OS X

Apr 29, 2014 - 6 Comments
FaceTime

FaceTime makes video chat and audio calls easier than ever, or at least, it does when FaceTime works. While FaceTime used to be one of the most reliable ways to initiate a video conversation between any Macs, iPhones, or iPads, sometimes it just doesn’t work. More recently, a bug has been identified that has completely … Read More

Hide the Unread eMail Number on Mail Icons for iPhone & iPad

Apr 29, 2014 - 5 Comments
Large mail unread count number on icon

Most of us have an email account or two, and likewise most of us have an increasingly growing number of unread mail messages accumulating slowly (or quickly) in our inboxes. Features like VIP tagging and inbox can help to tame some of the email clutter, but there’s simply no denying that some of our inboxes … Read More

Did iOS 7.1.1 Help or Hurt Battery Life on Your iPhone / iPad?

Apr 25, 2014 - 44 Comments
iPhone battery

Some users are reporting major differences to battery life for iPhone and iPad models that have updated to iOS 7.1.1, with some reports of improved battery life and others reporting increased battery drain, sometimes even rapidly like that seen with the 7.1 update (which is easily fixable). So we ask the readers, did iOS 7.1.1 … Read More

Set AirDrop in iOS to be Discoverable by Contacts Only for Added Privacy

Apr 24, 2014 - 3 Comments
AirDrop for iOS Privacy Contacts Only

Those of us who regularly use AirDrop on the iPhone or iPad and leave the function frequently turned on for share requests may want to take a moment to adjust a simple privacy setting for the feature, allowing your iOS device to be only discoverable by Contacts. This prevents AirDrop requests coming in from random … Read More

Use Shared Links in Safari for iOS as a Simple News Reader

Apr 23, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Shared Links on Twitter in iOS Safari

Twitter integration is pretty deep throughout OS X and iOS with the sharing abilities and various uses of Siri, but another often overlooked Twitter feature is part of Safari and called “Shared Links”. Put simply, Shared Links can be thought of as an extension of the handy Reading List feature of iOS and OS X, … Read More

iOS 7.1.1 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Apr 22, 2014 - 8 Comments
iOS 7.1.1 Update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 7.1.1, a bug fix update aimed at resolving several issues with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to fix keyboard responsiveness – presumably addressing the keyboard lag issue that has annoyed some users – improves fingerprint recognition for devices with Touch ID, and also resolves a problem … Read More

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