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Abbey Dufoe is a graduate student in environmental journalism. Her friends call her the "app monster" and she's always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the iPad Air). She loves concerts, the environment, and ice hockey, but loves tweeting about them even more. Follow her on Twitter @abbeydufoe or visit her blog at abbeydufoe.com.

Tip of the Day: Save Space by Emptying Deleted Photos Album


You need space on your phone, quickly! So you delete a few (or few hundred!) photos. However, that doesn’t seem to give you space.

That’s because your deleted photos go into iOS 8’s Recently Deleted folder. This folder saves your deleted photos up to 30 days after you delete them, so they’re still stored on your device.  

Tip of the Day: How to use Raise to Listen or Reply to Audio Text in Messages


With iOS 8, you can send and receive audio messages to and from other iOS 8 users. So if you'd like to send a clip of a concert or lecture you're attending, you can just use this Messages feature instead of killing your iPhone battery creating a video or audio recording.

If you receive an audio message, you don't even need to press play—just enable the Raise to Listen feature.

Tip of the Day: How to Use the Compass and Level App


The compass app may be one of those Apple apps that you've forgotten you even have on your iPhone. Apple even has it hidden away in the Extras folder. But it could come in handy if you get lost or need to check if a picture you're hanging is level.

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders


Unless you're using location-based reminders, you're not getting the full use of your native iOS 8 Reminders app. Location-based reminders can help you remember that you need milk as you drive near the grocery store and they can make sure you don't forget to call your mother as you arrive home.

Tip of the Day: How to Set When Audio and Video Messages Auto Delete


The iOS 8 update from last fall gave users the ability to send short video and audio messages right from a text message. This could be useful for telling your friend where you are or what you’re doing without opening your camera or recording audio in the Voice Memos iOS app.

You can even set these messages to go away after two minutes (the default) or to stick around on your iPhone forever. (Notes that this will not determine how long they stay on the recipient or other sender's phone.)

Tip of the Day: How to Search Conversations in the Messages App


Did you forget what time you made that dinner reservation for? How about when you have that meeting tomorrow? Did you text about it? Thankfully, you can search your messages in case you need to! It’s easy.

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up Touch ID in Apps


There are a few apps that allow you to use Touch ID to access something sensitive such as private documents or personal finance information, instead of setting a password you might forget!

Review: Jot Script 2, Evernote Edition Stylus


You have a stylus. You subscribe to Evernote. But did you ever think to combine the two?

Well, Adonit did. They recently released the Jot Script 2 stylus ($74.99), which ships with a free six months of Evernote Premium. 

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up Find My iPhone


With Find My iPhone, you don’t have to worry as much about losing your phone. It’s easy to set up, and once it's enabled, you will be able to see the location of all your devices right there on the map view. First, download the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Then, sign in with your Apple ID.

Tip of the Day: Use "See Friendship" to Clean Up Your Facebook History


We’ve all had embarrassing pictures of us posted on Facebook, and sometimes we need to clean up our borderline-mortifying past! There is an easy way to do that, especially if one friend is guiltier than others of posting pictures of you.

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