It’s that time of year when Apple releases new devices and software updates. You’ve probably seen this mentioned in the news quite a bit over the past couple of weeks. Now that the dust has settled (a little), I thought I’d give a quick overview of what’s new and help to answer that all-Important question: should you get a new device.
I’ve written several times about how our iPhones have become an indispensable part of our lives. When emergencies and natural disasters are looming, they become even more important as a way to get information, stay in touch with loved-ones, and even summon help if needed.
I have many family members that live in Florida and I’m worried about them as hurricane Dorian approaches. Here are some tips that will hopefully help them, and others, get the most out of their iPhones during the storm.
I often use my iPhone to look things up on the web while I’m out and about. If I want to pick up where I left off later using my iPad, I don’t have to remember how to get back to that page. There is a very simple way to jump right to it.
We recently moved into a new home and once all the furniture was placed and the boxes unpacked, we started to hang pictures. The problem was that the garage was still a mess and we couldn’t find our level. The solution? The iPhone, of course!
Have you ever seen something on the web or in an app that you don’t have time to read at that moment, but want to remember to read later? Safari has a great feature called Reading List that keeps track of those pages for you. And best of all, you can read those saved articles even when you’re offline.
I’ve written previously that I do a lot of reading on my iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, reading a web page is not always a great experience. Many web pages are filled with things not related to what I’m trying to read: ads, links to other sites, comments, social media, and more. Safari has a great way to focus on just the main content: Reader View.
The iPhone does an amazing job taking great photos. It sets the focus and exposure, detects faces, adjusts color and white balance, and much more, all automatically. Most of the time, you simply point and shoot and get an awesome photo. Sometimes, however, you may need to take more control.
Our iPhones can do so many wonderful things that it’s sometimes easy to forget they are also telephones. And while making phone calls may seem old school, there are many times when speaking to someone is the best way to communicate. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make using the phone easier.