Monday, July 13, 2020

iPhone Articles

The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

Apple's iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The...

Direct Download Links for Apple iOS 8 & Prep and Install Tips [UPDATED]

Apple's newest version of their operating system (Apple iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads is now available. There are a few ways that you can update. You can plug your compatible iOS device (iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch...

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...

A Simple Search Can Get You Rewards…Bing Rewards

How many times do you do an Internet search a day? Once? Ten times? Fifty? I probably am more in the higher end of this number count. With the luxury of Internet searches at our fingertips, we also have...

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...

ODOYO Power+Shell EX iPhone 5 Battery Case is Almost Perfect

A few weeks ago, I published a head-to-head review of four iPhone 5 battery cases (by Mophie, Belkin, MyCharge & XPAL Power). Each of these case+battery solutions had their own advantages (and disadvantages). Unfortunately, I didn't get my hands...

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...

Head-to-Head: 4 iPhone 5 Battery Cases Reviewed – Mophie, Belkin, MyCharge & XPAL Power

Smartphones these days are big battery consumers. The larger the screen and the more active you are, the more you rely on having a big, hefty battery. There are many smartphones that allow you to simply swap out a...

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....
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