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.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?