Friday, May 29, 2020

Mobile Articles

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

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...

Count ‘Em – 22 Pockets in a Lightweight Vest – Scott E Vest

I'm writing much of this review on an airplane right now. And I'm wearing a Scott E Vest (SEV) Classic Men's Travel Vest. Just a few minutes ago, I lost my free drink ticket in one of the 22...

How To Fix Applications Crashing After Upgrading to Apple iOS5 on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The upgrade to Apple's iOS 5 is a few weeks behind us now and most people are up and running on it. And, now the iPhone 4S is out in the market and more people are migrating over from...

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

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...

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

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"...

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

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...

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

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...

R.I.P. Steve Jobs – Your Inspiration Lives On

When Steve Jobs spoke, people listened. When he innovated, markets changed. When he had an idea, it was perfect. And now when he quietly leaves this world, we remember his incredible accomplishments as a leader, visionary and individual. In 2005, Mr. Jobs...

A Tablet for Babies? The VINCI Tablet Gives Toddlers a Jump Start on Touchscreens

A few weeks ago I received a pre-production version of a new tablet targeted toward children ages 2-4 or so called the "VINCI Tab". I had been dying to review an Android-based tablet, but the VINCI threw me for...

“Weird But True” iOS App Educates in a Fun Way

Who doesn't like National Geographic? They have been enriching our lives for over a hundred years with photos and quality content from around the globe. And they have brought this content to children of all ages as well. My...

10 Things Steve Jobs Has Done for Parents

With Steve Jobs announcing that he will be stepping down as CEO of Apple, I took some time to reflect on how Steve and Apple have impacted my life as a parent, specifically, a "High Tech Dad." In my...

How To Easily Remove, Replace & Install an Apple iPhone 4 Battery

I have done quite a few installs and hardware replacements in my time, but never have I found an easier project than to replace the battery of an iPhone 4. As with many of my previous iPhones, I tend...
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