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August 27th, 2015 | Get updates
Schedule 'Do Not Disturb' to be turned on automatically each night.

I like to put my iPhone on silent when I go to sleep, but worry about not being able to hear a call from a loved one I may receive in the middle of the night. 

Using 'Do Not Disturb...

Filed under: General iPhone
August 21st, 2015 | Get updates
Give it a try next time you're watching airplanes.

Ask Siri, “What flights are above me?” or just “Planes overhead,” and Siri will pull up a chart featuring each plane’s flight number, its altitude and its angle...

August 12th, 2015 | Get updates
Asking Siri will invoke Shazam to identify the song.

Using Siri on your iPhone is a great way to find song titles and artists. Just press the button at the bottom of your screen and ask Siri, "What song is this?"


Filed under: Siri
August 8th, 2015 | Get updates
Some people find this feature to be creepy, rather than helpful.

Facebook has made tremendous advancements in their facial recognition capabilities. They use this technology to make tagging people in uploaded photos easier.

Here's how to...

July 31st, 2015 | Get updates
For those who record videos and would like no interruptions.

If you plan to record a video that is important to you, set your phone to 'Do Not Disturb' to prevent an incoming call from interrupting your video recording.

Here's how...

Filed under: General iPhone
June 26th, 2015 | Get updates
For those who prefer to text in complete, grammatically correct sentences.

Simply speak punctuation marks out loud when you’re composing a text message or sending an email using Siri.

If you say the words “comma,” “period,” “...

June 19th, 2015 | Get updates
Enable this critical setting before you misplace your iPhone.

I misplace my phone every now and then. Calling it usually helps me find it quickly, however, if the battery is dead that's another sad story.

The latest iOS 8 update has the...

Filed under: Battery Life, General iPhone
June 5th, 2015 | Get updates
Take a screenshot while playing the video.

Sometimes you take a great video at an event but fail to take any pictures. You can easily capture a still image from a video by taking a screenshot while playing the video on your iPhone.


Filed under: General iPhone, Photography
May 28th, 2015 | Get updates
This harmless prank is annoying, but easy to fix.

Apple has reported that they are working on a fix to a texting prank that will cause messages on your iPhone, iPad or Watch to crash.


Filed under: General iPad, General iPhone
May 22nd, 2015 | Get updates
Download this app to easily correct the problem.

Have you ever created a video only to realize that you turned your camera at a weird angle? When you try to play it back your phone won't allow you to play back the video without lock rotation...