Whether you’re an uber busy person or you just like the sounds of Siri’s soothing tones, we have a tip today that you’ll like. If you don’t want to break from what you’re doing to check out every single notification noise on your iPhone, then did you know how to make it read out notifications? It’s not quite Siri, but it is using Siri’s voice bank. Read on to find out, how to configure your device, and things to watch out for.
Siri, the personal assistant feature that is available on newer iOS devices, isn’t as good as Apple would want us to think it is.
Though it works quite well for alarms, reminders, notes, calendar and the weather, its speech-to-text engine isn’t very good, especially if, like me, you’re living in a country that Siri doesn’t support officially.
After listening to the horror stories due to the in-app purchase feature, I thought it was high time I wrote a tutorial that shows parents how to disable the feature before giving a child an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Earlier in the week, Apple rolled out the much needed two-step verification process for Apple ID to add an extra layer of security.
Since we use the Apple ID for everything we do with Apple such as shop on the iTunes Store, enable iCloud on all our devices, buy from Apple’s Online Store and lots more, it is highly recommended that you enable it to increase the security of your Apple ID, especially after yesterday’s scare.
The Next Web is reporting that some iPhone users are reporting issues with battery life and overheating after upgrading to iOS 6.1.
Strangely we’ve heard contradictory reports from our readers. Some of them have told us in this post that they’re actually seeing improved battery life, while some have reported that iOS 6.1 has made things worse.
Most of us have a device password set. You know a four digit passcode to keep folks out of your iPad or iPhone when you’re not looking. There are some of folks who don’t think 10,000 different combinations of digits is enough. Some folks turn off simple passcodes and switch to letters too. Want to step it up another notch? Then throw in some accented and alternate letters too.
Using iCloud is a funny thing. The backups and file storage can be so seamless that you don’t notice it. Of course when iCloud goes down (like the rare times that Dropbox goes down) you really notice when things aren’t working. With every Apple ID you get 5GB of free storage for files, documents, settings, and backups. That 5GB can go a long way if you know how to keep things trim and know how to clear things out—and not lose them in the process. That’s what this how to is all about.
What if I told you that it was possible to use the Newsstand as an app folder instead of hiding it? I’m not kidding, a reader of iDownloadblog has discovered a hack, which makes it possible to move apps in the Newsstand and the best part is that you can do it without jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
By and large I love the iWork and iLife apps for iOS, but… But iMovie confounded me at first (and still confuses me at times). Sometimes I’m not quite sure if it’s as easy as iMovie on the Mac or maybe it’s easier. One thing that is for sure once you get the hang of iMovie for iOS, it’s a great video editor for quick and dirty videos on the go. As powerful as iMovie on the Mac? Nope, but sometimes that’s okay. In this video demo I give you a few tips and hints for using iMovie for iOS
Earlier this week we showed you how Guided Access could be used to mute notifications while in an app (for example recording a video of a demo or just wanting to be focused). Then we realized that many of you might not even know about this awesome, hidden feature in iOS 6 that you can use to improve game play or just control how an app is being used.