3 Wise Gifts to Improve the Tech You Already Own

Stuck for gift ideas for friends and family? Or want to avoid being gifted yet another pair of novelty socks? Here you’ll find ideas for gifts fitting nearly any budget that will help you get the most out of technology already owned. Untether Yourself from Your Charger Outlet Stay productive while you charge your smartphoneContinue reading “3 Wise Gifts to Improve the Tech You Already Own”

Hey, Siri, which planes are overhead?

Did you realize that with an iPhone, you can know which planes are flying over your head at any given moment just by uttering those 6 words? Not life changing, but pretty interesting. And it makes you realize just how much information we have access to now in the palm of our hand. Why notContinue reading “Hey, Siri, which planes are overhead?”

The Basics of Taking Panoramic Photos on your iPhone

Your iPhone makes it easy to take interesting photos beyond the standard options. For example, you can capture the entire sweep of your favorite beach or a stunning view from a vantage point. (If you’re looking for the basics on taking standard photos in your iPhone, you’ll find those in the previous post, with theContinue reading “The Basics of Taking Panoramic Photos on your iPhone”

Turn Up the Volume!

I remember one time at a very buzzy tequila bar with my husband, I complained to him I couldn’t hear anything he was saying because the music was too loud. He laughed and pointed out a sign behind me that said “If the music’s too loud, you’re too old!” Nowadays it’s more likely that it’sContinue reading “Turn Up the Volume!”

How to Find Time Stamps on Your Texts

When you need to know what time a text was sent (either by you or someone else), sometimes the time is shown automatically and sometimes it’s not. There’s a ridiculously simple way to see exactly when an individual text was sent. In the below image, we can see that the conversation was started at 19:53Continue reading “How to Find Time Stamps on Your Texts”

Disappearing Numbers (on your iPhone Calculator)

Here’s a trick I won’t say you can’t live without, but it’s so easy and fun, you’ll wonder why you didn’t know about it sooner. Did you know you can erase a typo on the smartphone’s calculator simply by swiping left? Say your sausage finger typed in the wrong digit… Instead of locating the “C”Continue reading “Disappearing Numbers (on your iPhone Calculator)”

How to Take a Screenshot on your iPhone

It couldn’t be easier to take a screenshot on your iPhone. It’s so handy to record information to use later that you may find it’s something you do as a matter of course several times a day. I know I find it easier than remembering details, memorizing mapped journeys or data sources that I regularlyContinue reading “How to Take a Screenshot on your iPhone”

How to Check and Improve your iPhone Battery Health

Why should you care about your phone’s battery?  Well mostly you don’t have to care.  It’s only once you find you’re having to recharge it too often that you may be interested in prolonging its charge and its life.  Phone batteries have improved considerably from the early days of smartphones, but one thing that hasn’tContinue reading “How to Check and Improve your iPhone Battery Health”

How do I Turn Ringer On or Off on my iPhone? How do I adjust the volume on my iPhone?

Here you’ll find how to ensure the phone is at your desired settings in terms of volume On/Off and High/Low. It’s probably happened to all of us at least once that we are sure we had our iPhone ringer set to “On” and volume audible, but we miss a call that took place with theContinue reading “How do I Turn Ringer On or Off on my iPhone? How do I adjust the volume on my iPhone?”

How to Block and Unblock a Caller on your iPhone

If you’ve ever been interrupted by a nuisance call or text on your smartphone, you’ll understand the satisfaction that can be had by subsequently blocking that number from ever calling or texting you again. Whilst it doesn’t mean you’ll forever be free from every robo-call, scammer or pushy salesperson, you can reduce the number ofContinue reading “How to Block and Unblock a Caller on your iPhone”