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Set “apple-touch-icon.png” to Customize a Websites iPhone Bookmark FavIcon

Feb 9, 2011 - 9 Comments

If you have a website of your own or are developing one for someone else, you should customize the saved bookmark icon that appears on a users iOS home screen. In the screenshot above you’ll see the custom OSXDaily favicon sitting on the screen of an iPhone 3GS. Setting the Apple Touch Icon is a … Read More

Buy an iPhone App Once and All Following Downloads of the App are Free

Feb 7, 2011 - 10 Comments

If you purchase an app from the iTunes App Store, as long as you use the same iTunes account again, all subsequent downloads of that app are free. This means that if you bought an iOS app for an iPod touch, but you just got a new iPhone, you do not need to buy the … Read More

Silence iPhone Ringer by Hitting Volume Buttons

Feb 6, 2011 - 8 Comments

If you’re getting an incoming call and you want to quickly silence the iPhone, just hit either of the volume buttons to instantly silence the ringer. This will immediately mute the iPhone and stop the ringer from sounding any alert or vibration, but it does not send the call to voicemail so the caller won’t … Read More

Send a Call to Voicemail on the iPhone

Feb 2, 2011 - 8 Comments

Want to send that incoming phone call directly to voicemail? Can’t take a call at the moment and would rather deal with it later? Maybe it’s just a number you don’t recognize and you’d rather wait to see if someone leaves a message before determining if it’s worth dealing with. Regardless, it’s really easy to … Read More

Encrypt your iPhone Backups

Jan 30, 2011 - 7 Comments

iPhone backups contain a huge amount of personal data, from various account and service logins, contact list and phone logs, personal notes, emails, fully readable SMS conversations, just about anything that is used or stored on the device gets placed in the backup file. That’s excellent for backup restoration purposes, but technically anyone with access … Read More

Forgot an iPhone Passcode? How to Reset the iPhone passcode

Jan 16, 2011 - 228 Comments

If you forgot your iPhone passcode you can bypass the lock screen completely and reset the passcode by using iPhone recovery mode. This will get around a locked down iOS device that is stuck on the password screen, but there are some important considerations to take before proceeding. Warning: This will require you to restore … Read More

iPhone Speed Dial Made Easy With Speed Dial Icons

Jan 4, 2011 - 12 Comments

I tend to use my iPhone Favorites list for speed dial purposes, but what if you could just tap on a springboard icon to speed dial someone? Great idea huh? That’s exactly what LifeHacker John P thought too, so he created a nifty webapp that allows you to input some a name, phone number, and … Read More

Sleep to Music with an iPhone or iPod touch

Dec 29, 2010 - 5 Comments

Using a Sleep Timer feature, you can set your iPhone or iPod touch to automatically stop playing music after a given amount of time passes, this allows you to fall asleep to music without your music playing all night. This feature is built directly in iOS and you don’t need to download any third party … Read More

Turn an iPhone into a WiFi Hotspot with MyWi & a Jailbreak

Dec 19, 2010 - 12 Comments

If you have an iPhone you can turn it into a WiFi hotspot very easily through the help of a jailbreak app called MyWi. This lets you wirelessly connect any other computer or hardware to the iPhone and use its cellular connection as your primary internet access. Outside of the official “Personal Hotspot” features offered … Read More

Take a Screen Shot with iPhone

Dec 16, 2010 - 8 Comments

Taking a screenshot using an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is really easy. All you need to do is this: Hold down the Power button and Home button simultaneously When the screen flashes, a screenshot has taken Your screenshot will automatically be stored in your iPhone Photos, so tap on Photos and you’ll find the … Read More

Save and Dial Phone Extensions Automatically on your iPhone

Dec 16, 2010 - 4 Comments

You can save phone numbers that automatically dial extensions with your iPhone, here’s how: Enter a contact number as usual, let’s say 1-800-000-0000 After entering the number into the iPhone, tap on the # button to bring up extra options Tap on the “pause” button to insert a comma, this causes a pause after the … Read More

Use your iPhone in landscape mode turning it into a mini-iPad

Dec 7, 2010 - 5 Comments

You can use your iPhone in landscape mode thanks to a third party tool that is available on the Cydia store. The app is called SBRotator, costs $1.99 and requires a jailbreak to install. Once activated, it will adjust the iOS icons to fit into the horizontal iPad-style layout by adding an additional row of … Read More

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