Battery life is an important feature of any portable electronic device. While Apple generally creates incredibly energy-efficient products with exceptional battery life, all batteries depreciate over time. When it comes to Apple's line of iOS devices, there is some confusion as to how to get the longest possible usage out of your battery. A common misconception is that quitting apps that are running in the background will improve the device's battery life. In most cases, the process of opening and closing apps takes more battery and processor power than leaving the app running in the background.
Do Not Disturb is a feature in iOS that prevents your device from ringing, dinging, vibrating or waking you up. While enabled, you will still receive all of your notifications and still be able to view missed calls, but the screen will stay off and your device will remain silent until you disable the setting. Read more to find out how to set up Do Not Disturb on your iOS 7 device.
Posted June 10th, 2014 by Ben Heutmaker in Tech Tips
This past Fall, Apple released iOS 7 - their newest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. IOS 7 included a radical user interface redeisgn that was the biggest change to Apple's mobile devices since the release of the iPhone. Along with the new design came a slew of new features, one of which I use everyday. It’s called Control Center.
Posted June 9th, 2014 by Ben Heutmaker in Tech Tips
Back in 2013 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that they had pushed over 7.4 trillion notifications to different Apple devices. That’s a staggering number that is hard to even comprehend! Think of how many notifications you recieve per day and imagine that multiplied by everyone else in the world who owns an Apple product! So the big question now is, "how do I manage my notifications?" The first tip I have is the handy tool called Notification Center.
Posted June 7th, 2014 by George Urick in Tech Tips
Setting up email in the Mail app on your iPhone and iPad is meant to be as simple as possible. Mail has convenient preset email setups for iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL and Outlook.com email addresses. However, if you have a Comcast.net email account - like many customers here at CityMac - the setup process is not as straightforward. Here is a quick tutorial on how to get your Comcast email set up in Mail on iOS 7.
Apple release notes list “improvements, bug fixes and security updates” including enhancements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and fixes for keyboard responsiveness and Bluetooth keyboards used with VoiceOver.
Recently there was an update for not only our iOS (7.0.6) but also Mavericks (10.9.2). If you haven't updated it, do that now!
Staying true to Apple’s habit of making complex technology simple and intuitive, the new iSight Camera for the iPhone 5s is a powerful tool with a multitude of new features that makes it easy for any “point-and-shoot” photographer to take stunning, high-quality pictures and videos.
While the new iSight camera still shoots in 8 megapixels - the same size as the camera in the 4s and 5 - the iPhone 5s’s photos are much sharper and of higher quality. A 15% larger photo sensor in the new iSight Camera means that although the amount of pixels in each photo is the same as previous iPhone models, the pixels are larger and therefore capture more light for more vibrant images.
Apple's September 2013 Event unveiled two new iPhone Models, one being the iPhone 5c, a colorful, less expensive phone and the highly anticipated Phone 5s. iOS 7 was given an official public release date, September 18, 2013.