iOS 5 Tip: Using Siri As A Spell Checker and Spelling Assistant – Spelling Test Results!

In Apple, Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, HTD Tech Tip, iPhone, Mobile by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

For a few months now, I have been using the iPhone 4S and enjoying the wonders of Siri. There have been literally thousands of posts on tips and tricks that you can do with Siri (and I’m sure the one that I’m about to mention has been covered in some form or another). For those of you hiding under an anti-technology rock, Siri is a voice activated assistant that can help you find all sorts of information as well as act on a variety of voice commands. So, I have been scratching my head on trying to find something “different” …

How To Configure Location-Based Reminders on the iPhone with iOS5

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I kept hearing about how with iOS 5, you could set up Reminders that would trigger when you arrived or left a particular location. It’s a pretty neat concept. You can program in an address, like your work, and set up a series of to-dos that magically remind you when you are geographically near that location. Or perhaps, you are at a vacation home and need to have a checklist pop up as you leave the location (e.g., did you check to be sure the hot tub was set to low). It’s a smart use of GPS technology to let …

iOS 5 Tips: Cell Data for Purchases, Custom Vibrations and Hourly Weather

In Apple, Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, How To, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Last week I talked about a few new tidbits and tricks in Apple’s new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5 (enable Emoji keyboard, get the camera button to appear in the lock screen and how to launch the new built-in dictionary). I have 3 more pretty cool little tips and tricks this time around, namely: cellular data for purchases, custom vibrations and hourly & localized weather. Use Cellular Data for Store Purchases Now you don’t have to be restricted to just using a WiFi connection when downloading large apps. If you go into the Settings > Store there …

iOS 5 Tip: How to Enable the “Smiley” Emoticon or Emoji Keyboard in iOS 5

In Apple, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, How To, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Software by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Here is another great (and fun) feature that is buried deep within iOS 5 for the iPhone and iPad. And, when I showed this to my daughters, they were SO excited about it! We all love emoticons or “smileys” as many people call them. Well, now you can actually activate an “international” keyboard that contains literally a hundred different graphical icons. iOS 5 Tip: How to Enable the “Smiley” Emoticon or Emoji Keyboard in iOS 5 was last modified: October 14th, 2011 by Michael Sheehan

iOS 5 Tip: How to Launch the New Built-in Dictionary on the iPhone or iPad

In Apple, Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Software by Michael Sheehan13 Comments

I keep uncovering lots of little surprises in Apple’s new iOS 5 software released this week for the iPhone & iPad. Yesterday, it was the activation of the camera button on the iPhone’s lock screen. This one is just as useful and is extremely helpful. Included in the OS is now a full-fledged dictionary (that even looks like the dictionary you would find on a Mac). The dictionary seems to be enabled throughout the system which means that it is at your beck and call, whether you are reading an article in Safari or editing an email or document. While …

iOS 5 Tip: How To Activate the Camera Button on the Lock Screen on your iPhone

In Apple, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, HTD Tech Tip, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

With iOS 5 for the iPhone launching yesterday, there are a flurry of new features that are coming to light. There has been plenty of coverage of these but I thought that I would pick a couple that are particularly cool or helpful and briefly discuss them. One of these is the camera button on the lock screen. Of all of the features, this is one of the most useful ones out there. Previously, I had to rely on a 3rd party app only available for jailbroken devices called “FlashCam”. FlashCam was nice because you could choose which camera app you …

How To Get the UDID/UUID of your iOS Device – Even In A Panic

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Most iOS developers know that in order to “activate” your iOS device (e.g., iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) to use the latest beta of iOS 5, you need to have your UDID/UUID officially registered with Apple in their Development center. I learned this the hard way as I had not recorded it and had installed the iOS beta 1 and was suddenly in a screen that said that my device was not a registered device. And, I could find absolutely no way to get the UDID/UUID from iTunes or the device itself. What is the UDID/UUID? It’s essentially a unique identifier …