How to use iPhone and iPad

How To: Creating a Custom iPhone Ringtone with GarageBand

How To: Creating a Custom iPhone Ringtone with GarageBand

I’ve never really understood why ringtones are such big business. Why not just make your own? If you have the song in iTunes (or just want to record something through the mic), Garageband, and five minutes you can make your own personalized ringtones for all your iDevices.

Getting Started with Dropbox on iOS

Getting Started with Dropbox on iOS

Dropbox is the essential tool in my toolkit. It’s my tertiary backup safety net. It’s my fast way to transfer files from my devices to my Mac (and vice versa). It’s where all my work files are stored. It’s where 1Password securely stores my passwords so I can get to them whenever and wherever I need them. There are so many things that Dropbox does for me, it’s almost like it should be a part of the OS itself (which is probably one reason Apple wanted to buy them—good thing they didn’t, Apple probably would have ruined Dropbox). I’m going to show you just a few of the things Dropbox can do for you on your iOS device, so buckle in for some tips that you can start using right away.

Getting started with 1Password

Getting started with 1Password

We live in an online world – and it is a world filled with passwords. Passwords to manage our bank accounts, shop online, log into our email accounts and social networks, and a slew of other sites. I don’t have to tell you that using one password for all of those is a bad idea, but I do have to tell you that one of the best ways to manage those passwords is by using 1Password by AgileBits.

How To Disable Siri, Passbook From The Lock Screen

How To Disable Siri, Passbook From The Lock Screen

One of the few things you can do from the lock screen in iOS is use Siri, which means that you can use it to make a phone call, FaceTime call, send a text message to anyone on your Contact list, send tweets and Facebook posts from your account or even send an email etc.

We find it very convenient, but if you’re paranoid about someone misusing the functionality when you leave your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch unattended or you lose your iOS device then you can always disable Siri from the Lock screen.

How to use iOS Notifications the right way

How to use iOS Notifications the right way

Notifications can be both a blessing and a curse. When used in the wrong manner, they can steal your focus away from the things that really matter to you, providing a distraction that you really don’t need. On the other hand, when used correctly they can be a huge boon to your productivity.

How to: Shoot Better Videos on Your iPhone

How to: Shoot Better Videos on Your iPhone

If you watched my last photo/video related how to—How to: Taking Better Pictures with your iPhone—you’ve already got a lot of the basics down for shooting better videos with your iPhone. In this companion post, I have a few video tips for you that will help get you to the next level of video.

Kill The Badges: The productivity hack that eliminates the worst kind of distractions on your iPhone and iPad

Kill The Badges: The productivity hack that eliminates the worst kind of distractions on your iPhone and iPad

There are plenty of things you can do in Notifications on your iPhone and iPad, but one of the best things you can do to eliminate constant distractions isn’t to kill all notifications.

By doing that you wind up creating a whole ton of uncertainty on your mobile devices, which can actually distract you more.

How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 2

How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 2

If you’re a developer and have installed iOS 6.1 beta 2 on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G that was seeded a few hours back, then the good news is that you can use Redsn0w to jailbreak your device.

In this article, we show you how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G using Redsn0w.

Basic iPhone Troubleshooting: Apple Recommends Hard Reset-Reboot Before Making Genius Bar Appointments

Basic iPhone Troubleshooting: Apple Recommends Hard Reset-Reboot Before Making Genius Bar Appointments

If you’re iPhone (or other iOS device) is having issues, and you want to book a Genius Bar appointment at your local store, Apple might ask you to take one little step first: Do a hard reset/reboot of your phone. And you know what, that’s a great idea.

How to: Editing Photos on Your iPad with iPhoto

How to: Editing Photos on Your iPad with iPhoto

Now that you’re taking better pictures with your iPhone, how about editing them to look even more awesome? This how to video shows ho easy it is to quickly edit and share your photos with iPhoto for iOS.