Tips

10 lesser-known iPhone tips you should know about

iPhone serves as one of the most desired smartphones among technology fanatics. Apple has always been adding new features to its mighty iPhone. Some of them are obvious. Some, on the other hand, are hidden. But once you learn them, you will be able to master your device. Here are ten iPhone tips you should know about. 1. Close three…


Top iOS 9’s keyboard tips (Part 1)

Apple has improved its virtual and multi-touch keyboards with many features including predictive engine, shortcuts and trackpad mode. However, not all of these features are obvious, some are hidden. That means you need to learn, and once you do that, you will master your keyboard on your iPhone. Here are some keyboard tips you need to know to improve your…


How to bring iOS 9.3’s Night Shift mode to your Mac with F.lux

Night Shift is a nice feature in iOS 9.3, as it automatically changes the colors on your iPhone or iPad display to a warner hue for easy nighttime reading. According to Apple, Night Shift mode helps you get a good night’s sleep because it removes blue light emitted from smartphones or laptops that causes strain on your eyes and prevents…


Here is how to disable search suggestions in Chrome and Safari

When you type a search in the address bar in Chrome or Safari, the browser will use the search engine to suggest the web addresses and terms you are looking for. For some users, this search suggestion may be useful, as they can expand their search queries, while others may find it annoying because it disrupts their searching flow, or…


How to turn up your iPhone alarm volume

Sleep is very important to our health, but we also need to get up in time for appointments and meetings. Almost everyone today owns at least a smartphone, so we rely on our iPhones with a classic alarm tone to get us out of bed. However, you may have noticed that iPhone alarm sound remains quiet, causing heavy sleepers to…


How to unlock Mac OS X using iCloud password

iCloud is a bigger deal than you think. In this case, Apple allows its users to use iCloud password to unlock their Mac. Normally, to keep your Mac secure, you will need to already have permission to access your Mac’s settings. By default, if you have set up iCloud on your Mac, you can use your iCloud password to login…


How to transfer information from a Windows to a Mac

You may be wondering if all your settings and previous data remain “intact” when you move from a Windows to a Mac. Luckily, OS X El Capitan includes a perfect tool called Migration Assistant that allows you to easily migrate data from a PC running Windows. The coolest thing is that many of your data will be converted or imported…


How to prevent people from making purchases on your iOS devices

If you are one of those who frequently interact with Apple’s in-app purchase system or mobile Internet payments, you may be in danger. In reality, there are some times when someone borrows your phone and racks up lots of in-app purchases. Luckily, there are some simple workarounds that help you prevent unintentional or unauthorized purchases on your iPhone, iPad or…


Unable to activate iPad and iPhone after iOS 9.3 update. Here is how you fix it

iOS 9.3 comes with a lot of exciting features including password-protected Notes, Night Shift mode, data-friendly Wi-Fi Assist, and many more. However, some iPad 2 users have reported that they cannot activate their devices after upgrading its operating system to Apple’s latest mobile software. Specifically, iOS 9.3 update requires users of older iPhones and iPads to enter their Apple ID…


How to check activation lock status on a used iPhone

Apple’s iPhone is without doubt one of the most desired smartphones in today’s market. However, not everyone can afford Apple’s newest models, so an older iPhone is an option if you are desperate for an iPhone. In fact, buying a used iPhone not only saves you some money, but it can get you most of the exciting features of the…


How to send self-destructing emails in Gmail

Do you believe you can send a self-destructing email to your friends? Basically, the sent email will destroy itself after the receiver reads it. For some personal reasons, you don’t want your sent emails to permanently stored in your friend’s mailbox. A Google Chrome extension called Mail2Cloud allows you to securely send sensitive information through Gmail. Besides, you will get a read…


Unable to send and receive SMS text messages on iPhone? Here is how to fix it

One of the selling points of the iOS platform is its built-in instant messaging (IM) service, iMessage, which allows iOS users to carry out consistent conversations across all of their Apple devices. Unlike traditional SMS text messages, iMessage supports text messages, photos or video media via data. In reality, iMessage will not replace traditional SMS conversations which work over the…


How to install themes on your iPhone (no jailbreak)

Jailbreaking allows you to do a lot of things on your iPhone, as Apple has imposed certain limitations to their devices. Installing themes on iPhone is one of the primary reasons of jailbreaking. However, jailbreaking can put you at risk. Luckily, there is a simple way by which you can add themes to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad without…


WWDC 2016 and here is what to expect

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has been one of the most anticipated events in the tech world for years. Apple uses the conference to showcase its new software and technologies. Last year, Apple announced OS X El Capitan for Mac, WatchOS 2 for Apple Watch. Noticeably, we saw launch of the new iOS 9, which included many exciting features and…


How to watch Youtube videos in Picture-in-Picture mode on iPad (iOS 9)

In iOS 9, Apple introduced Picture-in-Picture mode for the first time for the iPad. In reality, Picture-in-Picture is not a new concept, as it has existed for television, computer displays and Android devices for years. However, the new feature was met with a virtual round of applause from all iPad users. Basically, the iPad’s new Picture-in-Picture mode allows you to…