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How to Track Steps & Mileage with iPhone to Make the Health App Useful

Oct 8, 2014 - 14 Comments
Tracking activity and steps in iPhone Health app

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the … Read More

Find Out What Music is Playing with Siri and iPhone

Oct 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
Siri what song is playing

Not only is Siri quite a bit faster in iOS 8, but the virtual assistant is also more intelligent with some new tricks up their sleeve too. One of the notable new features is the ability to recognize what songs are playing, much like the Shazam app that is fairly popular with iPhone users. Siri … Read More

iOS 8.1 Beta 2 Released to Developers

Oct 7, 2014 - 4 Comments
iOS 8.1 beta 2 OTA download

Apple has released iOS 8.1 beta 2 for those registered in the iOS Developer program. The latest build arrives versioned as 12B407 and is said to include bug fixes and feature improvements to the mobile operating system. Users who are currently running the first beta of iOS 8.1 on a compatible iPhone, iPad, ro iPod … Read More

Hide Contacts & Faces from the Multitasking App Switcher in iOS 8

Oct 6, 2014 - 8 Comments
Hide contact faces from app multitasking screen in iOS

The app switcher in iOS, accessed by double-clicking on the Home button of an iPhone or iPad, is where you can quickly switch between running apps or quit out of apps you no longer want to be open. But with iOS 8, Apple decided to fill in the unused space above the open app cards … Read More

How to Instantly Hide the QuickType Suggestion Bar on iOS Keyboard

Oct 5, 2014 - 4 Comments
The QuickType suggestion word bar above iOS Keyboard

The QuickType bar added to the virtual keyboard in iOS 8 seems to either be loved or hated, and while it can be quite good at predicting what words to type next, it can also be a nuisance as it takes up valuable screen real estate on the iPhone and iPod touch. Fortunately, like so … Read More

iPhone 6 Availability Checker Tool Shows You Where To Get The Exact Model You Want

Oct 4, 2014 - 4 Comments
Check iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stock

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been out for a while now, but stock continues to sell out fast and finding the exact device you want can be a challenge. Typically if you’re hoping to find one in an Apple Store or other retail location, you’re either going to be crossing your fingers … Read More

How to Hide Twitter & Facebook Buttons from Sharing Panel in iOS 8

Oct 1, 2014 - 5 Comments
Disable Social Sharing buttons in iOS

If you’re like many other iPhone and iPad users, when you go to share a picture from your iOS device, you’re probably going to send it through Messages or Mail, and you’re not trying to go about posting it to Twitter or Facebook. Nonetheless, those Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons sit there in every iOS … Read More

Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead

Sep 30, 2014 - 6 Comments
Access Find My iPhone on iCloud

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs … Read More

iOS 8.1 Beta 1 Available for Developers

Sep 29, 2014 - 7 Comments
iOS 8.1 Beta 1

Hot off the heels of the iOS 8.0.2 update, Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 8.1. The beta build is number 12B401 and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements to the mobile operating system. iOS 8.1 beta 1 software is limited to those registered with the official Apple Developer Program. … Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Sep 29, 2014 - 9 Comments
Phone icon

If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac … Read More

2 Big Reasons Why You Might Want to Buy iPhone 6 Plus Over iPhone 6

Sep 27, 2014 - 33 Comments
iphone-6-landscape-mode

Much has been said about the iPhone 6 Plus already, and there are plenty of thorough reviews describing the hardware, the design, camera, and every other little improvement and detail of the device. After using one for a week, two things in particular really stand out to me which differentiate the iPhone 6 Plus over … Read More

Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Sep 26, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes

Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.”

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