Apple Adds New Emoji in iOS 8.3 Update

After years of people complaining that the existing array of emojis failed to accurately reflect the racial diversity and varied relationships of contemporary society, Apple has released a significant iOS update that goes a long way towards resolving the problem. Apple's most recent iOS update, 8.3 includes both a wealth of new emojis, and a "skin tone picker" to the emoji selection extended keyboard. The process [...]

By |2016-10-12T22:18:13-07:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: iOS 8, iPad, iPhone, iPhone Tip|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worth It App Wednesday: HBO Now and Airmail 2.0

A wealth of new free apps have been hitting the respective app stores over the past week, many in the social media vein, but that hardly means paid apps have been languishing. The much hyped HBO Now debuted this week for iOS, and is surely a game changer in terms of how we'll be receiving our paid video streams in the future. [...]

By |2016-10-12T22:18:25-07:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: #WAW, Email, Email Tip, iOS 8, iOS Apps, iPad, iPhone, Mac Apps|0 Comments

Tutorial: What’s Filling Up My iPhone or iPad?

Another day, another couple of clients wondering what's using up all the storage space on their iPhone or iPad. This is one of the more common issues we deal with, both for clients here in Los Angeles and for people we help remotely or over social media. Whether your storage concerns stem from getting messages that your iPhone is full and you can't take anymore [...]

By |2017-09-11T10:20:52-07:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: iOS 8, iPad, iPhone, iPhone Tip, Tutorial|0 Comments

Mac Tutorial: Save iPhone & iPad Backups to External Hard Drive

We all love the flash storage on our MacBook Airs and our Retina MacBook Pros - the problem comes when we can only afford so much storage (or are constrained by Apple's offerings) and find our storage space filling up faster than we'd like. One of the big culprits here are iOS backups. While you're likely using iCloud to backup your iPhone and iPad, [...]

By |2020-04-06T14:10:46-07:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Backup, iOS 7, iOS 8, iPad, iPhone, iPhone Tip, Mac Tip, Tips, Tutorial|0 Comments

TIP: iOS 8 Email Notifications

Here's one of those great little things Apple builds into their software that doesn't make it into the headlines, but does make life a little bit easier. If you're prone to constantly checking your email, waiting on a reply to a specific message, you can now have iOS 8 do the work for you. Using the new Email Notifications you can now be notified when [...]

By |2020-04-06T14:10:50-07:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Email, Email Tip, iOS 8, iPad, iPhone, iPhone Tip, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

iPad & iPhone Dock Tricks

Here are two easy tricks for your iOS Docks that you might not be aware of. If you’ve got a bunch screens full of apps, these two tricks will certainly make accessing your favorite apps considerably easier. […]

By |2020-04-06T11:43:23-07:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: iOS 7, iPad, iPhone Tip, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

iOS Tip: See Messages Timestamps

Here’s a handy tip for the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad. If you want to see the precise time a text message was sent or received, be it an iMessage or SMS, all you need to do is swipe a message to the left and hold. […]

By |2020-04-07T15:16:49-07:00May 30th, 2014|Categories: iOS 7, iPad, iPhone Tip, Tips|0 Comments

TIP: Charge Your iPhone Twice as Fast!

Here's a cool tip that's not well publicized: the power adapter you use to charge your iPad will actually charge your iPhone roughly twice as fast as the tiny power adapter that came with your iPhone. The iPhone power adapter is only 5 watts, but the iPad power adapter is a whopping 12 watts. If you're in the market for a new power adapter, purchasing [...]

By |2016-10-12T22:20:21-07:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPhone Tip|0 Comments

Email Accounts Are Free – Go Get A Few

Tired of wading through all the spam, daily emails from Target, and newsletters you subscribed to years ago but no longer read - all to find the emails that really matter? Get your email life sorted out by signing up for a few new email accounts. Here's the thing: they're free (and handy as hell in situations like this) and will greatly simplify up [...]

By |2020-05-15T08:47:23-07:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: Email Tip, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Mac Tip, Security, Tutorial|Tags: , , |1 Comment

iOS 7 Quick Tips For New Users

At long last iOS7 and the iPhone 5S/5C are here, and what's cool about the new OS is that Apple improved upon a great many things we already know and love about iOS. As a result there's a minor learning curve in adapting your old behaviors to the new operating system. Here are the first few differences I've noticed that are worth sharing with all [...]

By |2020-04-07T01:49:15-07:00September 18th, 2013|Categories: Design, iOS 7, iOS Apps, iPad, iPhone, Tutorial|0 Comments
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