iThings Tips and Tricks

By Frenship Technology Department | Tips and Tricks for your iDevices

How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.<p>So why do you have to drive me crazy? Why do you take the …

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We Bet You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could do This

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year. Launched in 2007, the iPhone is an amazing smartphone that …

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The Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a …

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Overcast app now lets you send podcasts to Apple Watch

Superior iOS podcast app Overcast has issued a new 3.1 update, allowing users to send individual podcasts to their Apple Watch to listen to when they’re not in the immediate vicinity of their iPhone.<p>This is something that can’t be done with Apple’s official Podcasts app, even though users can send …

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Setting Up Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices

I vividly remember reading Mat Honan’s horror story in Wired magazine about being hacked and having his devices, some of which wheren’t backed up, wiped out and his social media accounts taken over. I also haven’t forgotten that one of the players in that very complex chain of events that lead to …

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Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps are now completely free

No Mac or iPhone purchase required<p>Apple is making its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) apps totally free for all Mac OS and iOS customers as of today. In late 2013, Apple began offering the software for free to anyone that purchased a new Apple device — either a Mac or …

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How to Stop iOS App Rating & Review Popups on iPhone and iPad

Are you tired of iPhone and iPad apps nagging you to rate and review their apps with pop-ups? The most annoying in-app rating and review pop-ups …

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How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

Most of us really appreciate the AutoCorrect feature built into our iOS devices. It’s a great feature, but over months of use, it can learn some bad …

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How to Use Multi-Touch Gesture Navigation on an iPad

Just like last week’s tip on controlling the iPad’s cursor for selecting and editing using Trackpad Mode, the iPad’s multi-touch navigation features are easy to miss or forget about. In fact, I hadn’t used this feature in a couple of years myself. Since I use a Bluetooth keyboard so often, I tend …

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Easily Remind Yourself About a Phone Call on iPhone

Have you ever had a phone call come in which you couldn’t answer right away, but it’s important enough that you don’t want to forget to call back? …

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Tougher Cables To Cut Down On Your Trips to the Apple Store

Evolve past flimsy, easily torn standard Lightning cables to a more durable, smarter design with these Toughlink cables. These metal braided …

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10 tips and tricks for Apple's new Clips app

Apple's newest video editing app is full of emoji, stickers and filters. Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple on Thursday released Clips, a video app that's a mix between Snapchat's playful aspect and iMovie's editing prowess. CNET's Scott Stein has been using the app for a few days now and loves the …

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How to fix disappearing iPhone passwords

Once you've changed your Apple/iCloud password you may find it keeps disappearing from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Here's how to bring it back …

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Use Theater Mode to help you sleep with your Apple Watch

The new Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2 can do more than keep you from annoying others when you’re at the movies. If you track your sleep with your Apple Watch, Theater Mode can help you get some extra shut-eye.<p>It’s quick and easy to turn on Theater Mode. The setting toggles your watch into silent mode …

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How to annotate email attachments in iOS with Markup

One of the major features that shipped with iOS 9 was Markup, better known for the ability to draw on and annotate attachments of various file types …

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How to teach your iPhone or iPad to recognize people’s faces

Organizing one’s photos by date or occasion is by far the most common methodology in photography, and of course why wouldn’t it be? The simple fact …

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20 iPhone Tips and Hacks to Improve Your Life

The iPhone tricks that will change how you use your handset.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do, even if you've not upgraded to the shiny new iPhone 7 yet. It can help you find your way home, settle pub debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. At a pinch you could …

5 hidden iPhone features

You might think you know everything there possibly is to know about your iPhone, but there’s always something new to learn. These hidden iPhone features will save you time every single day.<p>As iOS gets more complex, Apple’s sneaky engineers continue to cram cool features into the operating system. …

Microsoft brings shared calendar access to Outlook for iOS

Microsoft is introducing shared calendar support to its Outlook client for iOS starting today. The new feature is available as part of the 2.16 update available on the App Store now.<p>Microsoft notes, however, that shared calendars will only be supported for Outlook.com customers to start. That …

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Be warned: The next version of iOS will feature a major but hidden change

Be honest. When you learn that a new version of iOS is available, do you back up all of your data and files to Apple's cloud before installing it?<p>With the next version of iOS, it will be imperative that you do. That's because with this version, Apple is introducing a new file system, called Apple …

Top 10 Apple Maps Tips and Tricks

At one point or another, we’ll all have to travel to someplace unknown with the help of GPS. Thankfully, Apple’s own Maps application makes traveling …

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How to get the most out of voice dictation, one of the iPhone's most underrated features

Talking to Siri may be hit or miss, but Apple's iPhone is actually pretty good at understanding what you're saying to it.<p>In fact, Apple's speech-to-text software can be extremely useful outside of Siri. Users can talk to their phone and have it turn to text for anything that takes text input.<p>The …

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