Tag Archives: iPhone 101

How to: Update iOS over the air

Since today is the first time we’ve had the ability to download updates over the air, we felt it to be the perfect time to give you this quick guide on how to do it. Follow these simple instructions: 1. Go to Settings>General>Software Update 2. Be patient, your phone will now check for any available updates: 3. Once it shows up, hit…

iPhone 101: You just got your first iPhone…so…

“What the heck do I do with this thing?”  That might be a question you may be asking yourself right now or sometime in the near future.  The iPhone is definitely not just a device for talking and texting.  The possibilities can seem endless in its versatility and usefulness.  The trick is to make this little thing of beauty your very own and…

Crap! Got my phone wet! Now what?

Ah, winter – Everything’s so white. So pretty. And so frickin’ slick and wet, it’s almost enough to keep any gadget-lovin’ person at home. Unfortunately, I didn’t yesterday. Somehow I managed to invoke some cartoon mojo when I stepped outside, because I wound up doing some furious foot action on a patch of ice – you know, the kind that has you…

iPhone 101: How to block kids’ accidental in-app purchases

A lot of parents are gearing up to gift their kids an iOS device for Christmas. If you’re one of them, take it from us: You’ll want to keep an eye on what they’ll be buying with that device. iTunes makes it easier, enabling guardians to give minors an allotted allowance via the store, so there’s no chance they can overspend. But there’s another area that…

14 tips to save your battery

Whether you’re a die-hard iPhone/iPod Touch user or an iPad owner completely obsessed with your refreshed iOS 4.2-powered tablet, there’s one thing everyone needs – more power! But until you get an external battery pack or a portable car/travel charger (both of which will be big on the iOS-obsessed user’s holiday wish lists), then exercising a few ways…

Top 5 Questions I’ve Been Asked About the iPhone 4

With any new launch, there are questions. With the iPhone 4, the number of questions raised is staggering. I should know – I work for a national wireless retailer. In this light, I have put together a list of the top 5 questions I have been asked about the new iPhone. Some are based on content; some sheer hilarity. (Full disclosure – I don’t yet have…

iPhone 101 for iOS 4: Helpful hints for the new OS

Although some users are still reporting problems with the iOS 4 software update, there have been others who have successfully managed to load and operate the shiny new OS. (If you fall into the former category, hit this link to share your fixes or simply cry on someone’s shoulder.) As for the rest, we finally got our long-awaited, much anticipated iOS…

VID: iPhone 101 — Getting started with iOS 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBE0n3FJtfU&feature=player_embedded Now, after all that waiting and wanting, you’ve got your iOS 4 software update. But are you sure you’ve gotten the most out of it? Hit the ground running with Daniel, who takes a look at the finer points of some of the major features in iOS…

iPhone’s iOS4 software tour [VID]

Anxious to see what iOS4 will look like when it drops tomorrow via iTunes? If you’re a future iPhone 4 owner or soon-to-be iOS4 user, here’s your sneak preview at the new software, courtesy of longtime friend and TiP reader…

iParenting: Top vacation apps

We had a terrific opportunity to vacation on the Florida Space Coast a few weeks back. Now that we’re home and settling back into our routines, I’m reflecting on the trip. I have to tell you, it was the best vacation we have taken with the kids yet. Part of that had to do with the location and attractions. How can you go wrong when you’re on Cocoa Beach and…