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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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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

Resize Photos from iPhone by Mailing Them to Yourself

Apr 21, 2014 - 5 Comments
Resize a photo from the iPhone through sharing

The Photos app of on the iPhone and iPad is lacking a direct resize tool for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t resize pictures from iOS. While there are a variety of third party apps out there to complete the task, another simple option is to just rely on the photo reducing tools that … Read More

Play & Manage iTunes Radio Stations with Siri

Apr 17, 2014 - 2 Comments
Siri iTunes Radio commands

Many users know that Siri can interact with the standard iOS music app, but did you know that Siri can also play and manage iTunes Radio stations for you? That’s right, among the huge variety of Siri abilities, the virtual assistance can also command your iTunes Radio music stations. This is particularly helpful with Siri’s … Read More

Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS

Apr 16, 2014 - 1 Comment
Search the web for a phrase, word, or term, anywhere in iOS

On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want … Read More

Make iOS Settings Toggles a Bit More Obvious (and Geeky) with Binary On & Off Labels

Apr 15, 2014 - 3 Comments
On and Off Labels in iOS Settings

Earlier versions of iOS used to make it very obvious when a Settings toggle was enabled or disabled by showing “ON” and “OFF” text within the button switch itself. While new versions of iOS have removed those word based cues in favor of color indicators (green for on, white for off), there remains an option … Read More

How to Disable iMessage on the iPhone Completely

Apr 15, 2014 - 2 Comments
Disable iMessage in iOS Completely

iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and relies on data transmission instead, it can often help you reduce your phone bill by cutting … Read More

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