By Jim Karpen on Tue, 11/24/2015
It's amazing what Siri can do! Here are 21 Siri tips to make sure you're getting the most out of this wonderfully helpful assistant. Click on the each title to read the full tip.
By Becca Ludlum on Mon, 11/23/2015
I'm always on the lookout for the best iPhone 6 battery cases and I've always been happy with Moshi phone cases in general, so I was happy to try the new Moshi iGlaze Ion Battery Case for iPhone 6 and 6s ($99.95). It's quick to charge up and quick to power up your phone. The outer charging case can be removed when you don't need it, leaving the slim and beautiful inner shell to protect your iPhone 6 or 6s.
By Conner Carey on Mon, 11/23/2015
Having recently expanded Apple Pay to Australia and Canada, Apple released a short walkthrough guide for using the NFC payment service. The video features the ease of quickly paying using your iPhone’s Wallet app, as well as covering common customer concerns about privacy and data encryption.
By Todd Bernhard on Sun, 11/22/2015
In this job, I get to try a wide variety of cases from different vendors. This time, I was able to try a wide variety of cases from just one vendor. Caseology Cases (Starting at $12.99). come in a wide range of designs and colors, and, at $12.99 to $16.99, you can buy three for the price of most other cases.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 11/21/2015
Apple had approximately 14 percent of the worldwide smartphone market in terms of unit sales in the third quarter of 2015, yet the company took home an astounding 94 percent of the smartphone industry profits. Most of the other smartphone makers are either making very little money or are losing money. According to Business Insider, Samsung is taking home 11 percent of the profit. (The reason that adds up to over 100 percent is because of the companies that are losing money on their phones.)
By Conner Carey on Fri, 11/20/2015
No matter the differences that separate us, we all have to eat. Whether for the holidays, sunday brunch, or evening dinner, bringing people together for a meal creates family and laughter. It’s easy to get into a rut, too, when you’re cooking for yourself. There are numerous apps available with free recipes; here are five of the best recipe and cooking apps for free in the App store.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 11/20/2015
Don't forget to enter this weekend's Giveaway Contest!
Here's how it works: Every other weekend we raffle off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE then announce the winners through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code. If you win an accessory, we will ask you for your mailing address.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 11/18/2015
I'm happy with my iPhone, but sometimes it feels like Android owners get all the fun. Specifically when it comes to wireless charging. There are several Android phones that support the Qi wireless charging standard. It's the height of convenience to just set your phone down and know that it will charge. Maybe Apple will add such a feature to the iPhone 7, but until then, it was nice to learn about the Tango Wireless Charging Pad and iPhone Sleeve ($99.99). PowerSquare loaned me the combination charging pad and iPhone sleeve/case to try.
By Conner Carey on Wed, 11/18/2015
The first rule of computers and gaming consoles states that if nothing else can be done to fix it, restart the device and see if that makes a difference. 9 times out of 10, it does. I recently noticed, however, a difference of opinion on what constitutes as a ‘hard restart’ for an Apple device. Some articles will explain this as restoring your phone to factory settings, but that’s a little extreme and is usually your very last resort. Yet, it seems that every new device has minor bugs and freezes and eventually you may need to force your device to shutdown and reboot. Here’s how to do that.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Tue, 11/17/2015
Thanks to everyone who entered the November 16 iPhone Life Biweekly Giveaway! Every other week we give away amazing prizes, so if you didn't win this time, make sure you enter the November 30 giveaway and tell your friends to enter too!
By Siva Om on Mon, 11/16/2015
I've written extensively about the game Vainglory (free) since it first debuted on stage when Apple unveiled unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus a year ago this very week. You may also recall being introduced to Vainglory thanks to Apple's Gamers commercial, the tech giant's only exclusively gaming commercial to date.
By Siva Om on Mon, 11/16/2015
By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 11/14/2015
FÜZ Designs makes quality iOS accessories, so I was glad to try the Soft Case ($29.99) for the iPhone 6s. I liked the use of soft, grippy materials and the color choices (bright blue or red as well as black.)
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 11/13/2015
Medibang Paint is a free app on a par with image editing software that costs serious cash. While I'm no graphic arts major, I have fumbled through my share of freebie and non-freebie image editors, and this app is powerful. If you happen to be a real graphic arts major, you'll want to grab this editor and try it out. Even in my rather unskilled hands, Medibang almost had even me believing I could pass for an artist! Well, almost.
By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 11/12/2015
I don't often recommend Kickstarter projects, because some manufacturers underestimate the complexity in getting a technical product to market, but I can recommend the Loopy Case ($29) because Loopy is already making them. In fact, the company gave me the case to try. Despite the name, it's quite clever. The most important thing a case can do is protect your iPhone, and the Loopy case is well built and protects all edges of the iPhone. But it goes further by preventing drops in the first place.
By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 11/12/2015
I'm always on the lookout for the best gadgets to charge my other gadgets. When I saw the Basecamp Charging Station ($69.00) from iNZeyo Labs, I had to try it out in person. It's called the Basecamp but probably should be called the Kitchen Sink. It does just about everything you need when it comes to charging.
By Conner Carey on Wed, 11/11/2015
Every morning, I scour the web for the latest and greatest in gear and apps for Apple devices. Today I came across Topaz, an Indiegogo campaign for an iPhone screen protector that uses FillGlass Nanotechnology to create a smooth, strong surface. Zoomed 9000x to any glass protector, you see jagged ridges. However, Topaz glass is covered by a nanotechnology coating making for an antibacterial screen that doesn’t collect fingerprints.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 11/06/2015
This is the official announcement of the iPhone life Biweekly Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway at iphoneLife.com/giveaways to win prizes, which we'll announce November 16! We are raffling off tons of great accessories for FREE.
By Conner Carey on Thu, 11/05/2015
By far the cutest iPhone dock I’ve seen, Boogli interacts with your phone while it charges, featuring an adorable moving mouth on your screen to compliment the monster it’s docked on. Boogli is currently looking for funders via Kickstarter to bring the little monsters to manufacturing. Boogli functions as a charging dock, it reacts to weather changes, functions as an alarm and nightlight, and notices when you enter the room via Bluetooth.
By Conner Carey on Wed, 11/04/2015
To be honest, I forget about 3D Touch all the time and therefore rarely use it. Partially due to the fact that few apps are utilizing 3D Touch functions. However, while I patiently wait for 3D Touch to take over, here are four apps already using the feature magnificently.