iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus tips and tricks

The hidden features from iOS 8 on your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus March 29, 2015 12:41

Snapchat-Like photos and videos

You can now send instant self-destructing videos, audio clips and pictures to your contacts via iMessage, not unlike Snapchat. To send a picture, go to your message window and tap and hold the camera icon on the left hand side. A small circular window will emerge, allowing you take a quick snap. A word of warning: once the picture or video has been shot, it will send immediately, there is no confirmation or edit screen, so make sure you don’t test this one while sitting on the toilet.

Mute individual people

If you don’t want to mute your entire phone but there’s someone constantly texting you, you can now mute individual people from your contact list. Open their message window, select details in the top right corner and then swipe the Do Not Disturb button. You will no longer be notified of their messages until you turn Do Not Disturb off.

Siri Shazam

Siri’s power continues to grow in iOS 8 thanks to its recent marriage with Shazam, a music identification service. Hold down your home button to activate Siri and say “Siri, what song is this?” wait for it to say “Let me listen” then hold your device up to the song that you’re trying to identify. This service is surprisingly accurate.

Share your location

If you’ve arranged to meet a friend somewhere, don’t bother trying to explain where you are, show them. iOS 8 comes with the ability to share your exact location. Tap Details in the top right of your message window and select Send My Current Location. The recipient will get a snapshot of your current whereabouts. If you’d like to share your location that updates as you move, select Share My Location instead.

 

Automatically send last location of phone before it dies

If you misplace your iPhone, Find My iPhone will use your device’s GPS to pinpoint its exact location. However, your phone will need some power for this feature to work. A good way to combat the power issue is to tell your phone to broadcast its last location right before the battery dies. Turn this on by going to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone.


Google has just announced the Google Calendar is available for download in the App Store. March 10, 2015 12:20

While there are tons of calendar options available currently in the App Store, there are tons of users who have been patiently waiting for the official Google Calendar to finally be available. Like its Android counterpart, Google Calendar for iOS will allow events to be created right from Gmail, offers various assists to speed up the process of entering events, and has a great schedule view. The features aren't the only thing Google brought over from the Android version, they have also copied the Material Design language of the application over as well.

In addition to viewing your Google calendar this application will work with any calendars that you happen to have set up on your device, like as an iCloud account. The download is available now so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think of it.

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Apple Watch Launches April 24 2015, pre-orders starting on April 10 March 09, 2015 14:29

Apple announced on Monday that the Apple Watch will be available in nine countries beginning April 24, with pre-orders starting on April 10. The first wave launch countries include the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and United Kingdom. Apple Watch will be available for purchase by reservation at Apple Stores, online and at select authorized resellers in China and Japan.

“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before.”

Apple Watch Sport will cost $349 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm model, the stainless steel Apple Watch will range between $549 to $1099, and the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will cost between $10,000 to $17,000. Customers will be able to preview and try on the Apple Watch by booking an appointment at the Apple Store, or by visiting Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Isetan in Tokyo or Selfridges in London after April 10.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the "Spring Forward" media event that the Apple Watch will have 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. Bands will retail for between $49 and $449, with additional magnetic chargers costing $29 for a 1-meter cable and $39 for a 2-meter cable. A new bands and accessories page on the Apple Online Store lists all of the available add-ons for Apple Watch.


Apple to Release iOS 8.2 Today With Support for Upcoming Apple Watch March 09, 2015 14:10

During its big "Spring Forward" Apple Watch event, Apple announced that it will release iOS 8.2 to the public today, with support for the upcoming Apple Watch and a range of bug fixes. iOS 8.2 was first seeded to developers along with the WatchKit SDK back in November, allowing them to begin preparing apps for the device.

iOS 8.2 is available today as an over-the-air download.

Apple is already working on the next update to iOS, iOS 8.3, and iOS 8.4 is also said to be in the works.


Too lazy to read ? Let iPhone or iPad read to you. March 06, 2015 11:57

One of the great function in IOS 8 is a speech function that can read the content of the screen. So if you want tot give a break to your eyes. turn on the speech function, let your iPhone or iPad read to you.

follow the following steps to turn on the speech function :

1. select "SETTING"

2. select "GENERAL"

3. select "ACCESSIBILITY"

4. select "SPEECH"

5. turn on the "SPEAK SCREEN" function (hit the button, it will turn to green color to turn on the function)

6. select "VIOICE" to slecet the language

7. adjust the "SPEAKING RATE" for the speak speed

Now the Speech function is ready to use. 

All you need to do is opne the content that you want iPhone or iPad read to you, then swipe down with 2 fingers from the top of the screen to hear the content of the screen