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?”

Live a Longer, Happier Life & How Technology Can Help (Part 2)

If you missed the first part of the series, you can find that here. In this section we’ll continue exploring the top 20 factors that lead to a longer, happier life (from #15 to #11) and how technology might help us implement them. 15 – Exercise More No prizes for guessing this would be includedContinue reading “Live a Longer, Happier Life & How Technology Can Help (Part 2)”

How to Attach a Photo from your iPhone into an Email

How to attach a photo from a smartphone is one of the questions I get asked most frequently. Luckily it’s also one of the easiest things to learn! There are two ways to do this wholly from your iPhone, and the difference will depend which starting point you prefer. We’ll cover both. Starting from theContinue reading “How to Attach a Photo from your iPhone into an Email”

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 Create, Edit and Share a Contact from your iPhone

One of the great things about using a smartphone is no longer having to memorize phone numbers nor replace your paper-based address book every few years.  Your contacts information can now be stored and updated directly on your smartphone with this information able to transfer automatically when you change handsets. There are several ways toContinue reading “How to Create, Edit and Share a Contact from your iPhone”