iPhone Tips and Tricks

Pros and Cons of Buying Refurbished Apple Products

Pros and Cons of Buying Refurbished Apple Products

It’s not often you hear about refurbished Macs, iPhones, Apple Watches or iPads. In fact, Apple doesn’t push the concept very much and they’re even pretty hard to find on the Apple website. But still, every time a new product gets released, Apple shortly after starts selling refurbished models.

3 Tips for Finding Out Someone’s Instagram Connections

3 Tips for Finding Out Someone’s Instagram Connections

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. At some point or another, we’ve done a little harmless poking around on Instagram to find out what other people are up to or who they know. You’re reminiscing about an old friend, trying to figure out the name of a mutual friend, maybe you’re even investigating a potential employer or co-worker to scope out their connections.

How to Sync Your Old Contacts to iPhone

How to Sync Your Old Contacts to iPhone

If you’ve just upgraded to your first iPhone, you’re going to need your contacts. Because let’s face it, there’s no way you remember them. No matter if this if your first iPhone or your third, we’ll guide you through the process of bring your contacts along, in the easiest manner.

How to Get Your iPhone to Read On-Screen Text Aloud to You

How to Get Your iPhone to Read On-Screen Text Aloud to You

Being able to hear written text on your phone read aloud to you can serve multiple purposes. If you have any type of impaired vision, it can certainly help in that regard. It’s also useful in settings where you don’t have the time nor capability to stare at your phone and read large blocks of text. Perhaps you want to treat whatever your reading as an audiobook of sorts.

How to Adjust Settings to Make iPhone or iPad Display Easier on Your Eyes

How to Adjust Settings to Make iPhone or iPad Display Easier on Your Eyes

Yes, we have 5.5 inch iPhones now. But huge screens don’t translate to blown up content. It’s possible that iPhone’s default settings for text and UI elements are just a tad small or difficult to read. It’s a natural thing. With age, the eyes start deteriorating. Hell, I’m 24, I have glasses and I still find the text a bit too small by default.

How to Create and Use Smart Magazines in Flipboard 4.0

How to Create and Use Smart Magazines in Flipboard 4.0

Flipboard is still one of my favorite news reading apps on the iPhone. I still like the beautiful design, the publication based styles, the smoothness, the flips. Flipboard offered its own curated categories that made it easy to check out top news for something like Technology or Politics. You could also add your own sources and turn them into a magazine. Now, with the Flipboard 4.0 update, Flipboard is adding Smart Magazines.

How to Transfer Music from iPhone, iPad, iPod to Mac or Windows PC

How to Transfer Music from iPhone, iPad, iPod to Mac or Windows PC

It’s possible that you accidentally lost your music collection on your PC, or your PC itself and now your iPhone, iPad or iPod is the only place where your entire music library lives. But iOS is a closed system, there’s no way to just share your songs from the music library. And if it’s someone else’s Mac, you can’t sync using iTunes either.

The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone

The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone

By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.

Twitterrific’s Center Stage Turns Your Twitter Timeline into Instagram

Twitterrific’s Center Stage Turns Your Twitter Timeline into Instagram

Sometime last winter, I was at my college workspace, trying really hard to work on a project that was going nowhere. So I did the most obvious thing I could think of at the moment – brought out my iPhone, opened the Twitter app and mindlessly started scrolling through. Zoned out that I was, I found myself skipping the text and stopping where I saw images – videos, GIFs, memes. And that’s when the idea first came to my mind – Instagram for Twitter. I half jokingly instagram’d about it.

How to Block Calls from Unknown Callers and No Caller ID on Your iPhone

How to Block Calls from Unknown Callers and No Caller ID on Your iPhone

I feel like our civilisation has already evolved to a point where we don’t accept a call unless we recognize the number or the name. Anything that’s an unknown number or doesn’t have a Caller ID, goes straight to voicemail. But this process is manual. What if we could automate this?