By Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 06/18/2015
By Kevin McNeish on Wed, 06/17/2015
Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure, and you will experience how much fun turning your ideas into reality can be! This is Part 19 of the series. If you are just getting started now, check out the beginning of the series here (This post has been updated to Swift 1.2, Xcode 6.3, and iOS 8).
Now that you have learned the basics of Core Data and have learned how it works behind the scenes, we're going to finish implementing the main pieces of Core Data in the iAppsReview project and show you how to distribute a pre-populated database with your apps. You can download the project we have created so far from this link.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 06/17/2015
Restricting the use of certain apps and settings is one of your device's nicest features. For example, if you want to let your children play games on your device, but would prefer to keep them out of Safari and Mail, you can add that restriction by setting a passcode in Settings > General > Restrictions. However, sometimes people who've set up restrictions want to make a change but have forgotten their passcode. Here's what you can do if this happens to you.
By Abbey Dufoe on Tue, 06/16/2015
So you have a Bluetooth car stereo, a Bluetooth speaker, or a Bluetooth keyboard that you don’t want your iPhone to connect to anymore? If this sounds like you, follow these easy steps to have your iPhone forget your Bluetooth devices.
By Abbey Dufoe on Mon, 06/15/2015
If you have multiple mail clients on your device and are tired of having to open each account's mailbox in order to find the draft you were working on, then you’re in luck. With this tip, you’ll be able to see all your drafts in one unified drafts mailbox.
By Donna Schill Cl... on Sun, 06/14/2015
The most important thing to any Apple user (besides her iPhone of course!) is an Apple ID. It lets you access and store content in iCloud, make FaceTime calls, send iMessages, use Apple Pay, and purchase items from the App Store and iTunes Store.
By Abbey Dufoe on Sat, 06/13/2015
More than just the Messages app has a special horizontal layout on the iPhone 6 Plus. Like the iPad, the phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus offers special horizontal layouts to users in the Mail, Messages, Notes, Stocks, Reminders, Clock, Contacts, and Voice Memos apps and on the Home Screen.
Here are some of the cool things you can do with your iPhone 6 Plus in landscape mode. (Please note: landscape mode features won't work if you have Display Zoom enabled or if your display is locked in portrait orientation.)
By Abbey Dufoe on Fri, 06/12/2015
Maybe you want to get to Inbox zero. Or maybe you need more iCloud storage on your device. Either way, you can set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on your iOS device.
By Paula Bostrom on Thu, 06/11/2015
Owning an iPhone makes it very convenient to complete a variety of tasks, including those that require writing. The iPhone’s keyboard is acceptable for writing quick emails or jotting down notes, but if you have more in-depth work to accomplish, like in your Pages app, it’s easier to use a regular-size keyboard.
By Paula Bostrom on Wed, 06/10/2015
It’s easy to shop on your iPhone. Too easy sometimes! But the convenience is undeniable. It’s especially nice when you're shopping for someone else. An easy choice for a gift, be it for a grandmother or a pre-teen, is an iTunes Gift Card.
You can purchase an iTunes Gift Card and send it to the giftee all from the Apple Store app on your iPhone. Here’s how:
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 06/09/2015
You likely find it convenient to use Siri to set an alarm just by saying, "Set an alarm for tomorrow morning at 6 am." However, you can also instruct Siri to set an alarm for more than a single day, including setting the alarm for every day or for weekdays only, which is significantly faster then checking every day individually when manually setting an alarm in the clock app.
By Rheanne Schlee on Mon, 06/08/2015
When reading a good book, sometimes you come across a quote so clever or insightful that you can’t help but share it with a friend. Although you can copy specific quotes and paste them into a message or email, that extra step can be a little frustrating, particularly when you have multiple quotes that you would like to share.
Here’s a quick way to share your favorite quotes without ever leaving iBooks!
By Paula Bostrom on Sun, 06/07/2015
I love using Passbook. Instead of my wallet or keychain getting weighed down with shopper loyalty cards, Passbook stores them all in one place, no plastic required. Here's how to switch from plastic to Passbook:
By Paula Bostrom on Sat, 06/06/2015
The Calendar app is incredibly convenient for keeping track of appointments, events, and even birthdays. It’s also a great tool for helping you remember those appointments, events, and birthdays.
By Rheanne Schlee on Fri, 06/05/2015
Gone are the days when sharing photos and videos meant tediously transferring them from your camera to your computer via wires and SD cards. Thanks to email, AirDrop, and the ability to upload content directly to social media, sharing memories with your friends and family has become easier than ever. And now with iOS 8, Apple has taken that ease even further, allowing you to instantly send photos and videos directly from the Messaging app.