By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 07/02/2015
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By Donna Schill Cl... on Thu, 07/02/2015
Are you in the mood to learn something new? This challenge is your opportunity to get inspired and pick out iTunes Store purchases that will help you master your skill of choice.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Thu, 07/02/2015
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 July 13! We are raffling off tons of great accessories for FREE.
By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 07/02/2015
Of all the new accessories for the new Apple Watch, I was most looking forward to the WatchStand ($29.99) from Griffin Technology. Although there are several competing watch stands on the market, and some cost twice as much, Griffin is one of the few that looks tailor-made for the Apple Watch's new Nightstand mode. It's now available and they gave me the mount to try out.
By Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 07/02/2015
When it comes to apps, it seems there are tips for just about everything, and yet we often overlook the most obvious tip of all: how to purchase an app in the App Store.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 07/01/2015
I had the opportunity to try out the LAX LED Power Up ($49.99) from LAX Gadgets. I'm usually not impressed by something as basic as a USB charger, but the LAX LED Power Up offers several features that make it stand out.
By Violet Cooper on Wed, 07/01/2015
Calendar has various screens that show the year, the month, a list of events, and more. While month view is really helpful if you are needing to check numerical dates, event information can be hidden from view unless you push the right button. This button is the often overlooked details button.
By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 06/30/2015
By Siva Om on Tue, 06/30/2015
Just because a case is a ruggedized, waterproof, military grade case, doesn't mean that all waterproof cases are created equally. This week we're taking a side-by-side, comparative look at two of the leading extreme-duty cases currently on the market. Catalyst's iPhone 6/6 Plus case is going head-to-head against Dog and Bone's Wetsuit for the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Read on to find out which of these two premium cases fares best in our shoot-out.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Tue, 06/30/2015
Thanks to everyone who entered the June 15 iPhone Life Biweekly Giveaway! Every other week we give away three amazing prizes, so if you didn't win this time, make sure you enter the July 13th giveaway and tell your friends to enter too!
And the winner is... (drum roll please):
By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 06/30/2015
Even if you don't plan to pay Apple $10/month for Apple Music, you can take advantage of the three month free trial of Apple's new music streaming service when you update to iOS 8.4. The software update is available today, June 30th. For more information…
By Violet Cooper on Tue, 06/30/2015
Have you ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong person? Or wanted to pass a message you received from one person on to someone else? Luckily you can easily forward texts from the Messages app.
By Nate Adcock on Mon, 06/29/2015
In our next issue of iPhone Life Magazine, we feature a head-to-head matchup of two great screen protectors, both of which came through the crucible of a crowdfunding campaign: Cupert's CINDER and Kyasi's Gladiator Glass. We can't reveal which one came out ahead (you will have to wait for the September/October print issue to find that out), but we can at least tell you a bit more about how a quality product like CINDER can become an indie success, as we were able to do a brief interview with Carsten Nissen, one of the co-founders and COO at Cupert Technology.
By Violet Cooper on Mon, 06/29/2015
If you need to call someone, but it's not convenient to place the call right now, you can use the Reminders app to help you remember to make the call later. If you use Siri to create the call reminder, you'll be able to call the person directly from the reminder notification.
By Donna Schill Cl... on Sun, 06/28/2015
Photo Credit: Krystal Shaw
If you're excited about Friday's Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide, you can celebrate by adding a rainbow filter to your Facebook profile picture. This tip works whether you're on your iPhone, iPad, or desktop computer.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Sun, 06/28/2015
Glances on your Apple Watch act as a helpful summary of and shortcut to particular apps. All you have to do to access them is swipe up on your watch face. But their usefulness is limited if you have to swipe through 20 or more glances to get to the one you want. And some glances just aren't going to be useful to you, period. For example, it's hard to imagine many people who aren't Apple executives needing a Stocks glance featuring Apple stock. Here's how to remove, add, and reorder your glances.
By Siva Om on Sat, 06/27/2015
I love spending time outdoors. Wherever I am, I always make it a point to explore the natural surroundings. For me there's no better way to unwind, stay fit, and learn about new environments. These days I tend to have my iPhone with me on my adventures, which allows me to stay connected and enjoy multi-media, even when trekking in the wild. There's certainly no shortage of useful and practical gear available to assist the tech-savvy adventurer; from communication and navigation apps to charging gear and portable Bluetooth speakers. Here's a sampling of the great gear and apps I've been putting to use these days.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Sat, 06/27/2015
Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is also an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. This includes the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store, FaceTime, iMessages, GameCenter, iCloud, Find My Friends, and Find My iPhone.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 06/26/2015
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 Siva Om on Fri, 06/26/2015
I've been playing Super Evil Megacorp's Vainglory since the day it was released, and what a phenomenal game it is. I've been impressed by this highly competitive and rewarding game of strategy, reflexes, and well-coordinated teamwork. If you are a core gamer, you owe it to yourself to check out this groundbreaking iOS game. Sure, other developers have tried to bring the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre to iOS, but none with anywhere near the success, critical acclaim, and high levels of professional competition that Vainglory has seen. As Vainglory prepares to "come out of Beta" and officially launch on Google's Android operating system on July 2, it seems as though the ride has only just begun for this game.