Monday, July 13, 2020

iOS Articles

How to Turn Off Facebook’s Auto-Play Videos & Save Data

If you are anything like me, you watch your cell phone's data consumption very closely. And given that I have 4 other people on my family shared plan (3 of them being teens & almost a teen), there are...

Less “Stranger Danger” – Kik Messenger Updates App Over Privacy Concerns

Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the "dangerous" combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn't know about Kik nor how the "Kik...

iGear Unlimited Flip Turn Case & Keyboard: Make your iPad Mini a Mini Computer

I always recommend getting a case for your tablet or smartphone. It's important to protect your investment. Sometimes, however, a case can go beyond  providing simple protection, it can give utility as well. The iGear Unlimited has a very...

How To Use the eBay Simple Flow Interface to Easily Sell your Old Tablet

One of the big problems about being addicted to gadgets and consumer electronic devices is that you always want the latest and greatest "bright & shiny" device. When that desire hits you, suddenly, you are faced with two issues:...

Which Apple ID to use for iTunes App Store, iMessage, iCloud and Find My iPhone

Apple's iOS 7 introduced some confusion when it comes to Apple IDs. But the change was intentional because Apple's desire was to make iOS much more secure. As part of the upgrade process, iPhone and iPad users are required...

Direct Download iOS 7 Final IPSW Links for Latest iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

The day has finally arrived! Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, is now available. Most people can simply connect their iOS device to the latest version of iTunes (be sure to download version 11.1 which is now available...

12 Useful iOS 7 Tricks To Know

With Apple's new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad GM (Golden Master) now available to developers and the release to the general public just around the corner, I wanted to share 12 useful iOS 7 tricks that you probably...

Wirelessly Control & Shoot your Canon or Nikon DSLR Remotely – iUSBportCamera Review

It seems like everyone is becoming a "professional" photographer, especially now that the technology-to-price ratio of DSLR cameras is getting truly amazing. While taking a photo really depends though on the mind's eye, the technology of the camera as...

The Remote to Rule All Remotes – Logitech Harmony Ultimate

I'm not sure how much further Logitech can go with their Harmony universal remote line. With the new Logitech Harmony Ultimate out (which is a great Father's Day gift, by the way), I'm really curious what the next generation...

Instagram Users – How to Clear the Instagram Cache & Save Space on your Smartphone

If you are a heavy Instagram user, you might not know this but the more you use Instagram, the photo-sharing service and mobile application, the more space the app will consume on your iOS or Android device over time....

Apple WWDC 2013 – HighTechDad’s LiveStream

In anticipation of the Apple WWDC 2013 event, I thought that I would test out something new by trying to cover some of the event via a live stream. Note, this is completely an experiment. You probably can get...

How To Fix a Broken iPhone Home Button – A Free & Easy Software Fix

Yesterday I received a panicked call from one of my daughters - "Daddy, my iPhone's home button is broken!" Tears and wailing ensued. But, as with any broken gadget, I was up for the challenge, knowing that I could...
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