Simon Clarke

37 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Following | 2 Followers | @simonclarke_84 | Gamer, Geek, guest-host on the Control Zone Podcast. Visit www.thecontrolzone.co.uk

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

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How to de-authorize devices linked to your iTunes account

Authorizing an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or PC on your iTunes account means you can uses it buy new apps, music, movies, TV Shows, and iBooks, …

How to hide your iTunes purchases from prying eyes (and find them again)

Let’s face it – not all of us want every purchase we complete via the iTunes or App stores available to anyone who uses our iPhone, iPad, or Macbook. Some things just need to remain, well, private.<p>Luckily, it’s pretty easy to hide the evidence from unauthorized users via a quick trip to the iTunes …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

How to transfer photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

The Photos for Mac app and iCloud Photo Library are great options for those who want to rely on Apple to store their images. But if iCloud's not your …

How To: Clear Out That ‘Other Storage’ Taking Up Room on Your iOS Device

- Nov 9, 2014<p>With all the apps, music, video, and other stuff you have stored on your iPhone, every bit of storage space becomes precious, especially …

Best apps and accessories for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) takes place every November. Writers sign up with a promise to attempt to, well ... write a novel in one …

Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention

Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is relevant to their interests, …

How to set up and use Handoff on your iPhone and iPad

Handoff requirements<p>Handoff broadcasts activities using Bluetooth Low Energy (BT LE) and transfers them using Wi-Fi, either directly or via iCloud. …

Calendar App: The Ultimate Guide

Calendar lets you can create and edit appointments, share agendas, invite friends and colleagues to events, get alerted, stay on track and — most …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. …

How to use Camera for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

If the iPhone — or iPod touch or iPad — is the best camera you have with you, the Camera app has to be one of the best, and most important apps on …

Getting started with the iCloud Photo Library

Apple's iCloud Photo Library service is built into its iOS and OS X devices. Using the service, you can backup and sync your photos and videos across all of your Apple devices without any extra effort on your part.<p>Before you begin using it, however, there's some things you should know. Follow along …

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1 – Here’s What’s New – MacStories

Following an official announcement at a media event last week, Apple today released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8, which was originally launched in September.<p>As Apple's Craig Federighi noted last week, Apple uses the launch of major new versions of iOS to collect “feedback” and quickly …

How to Quickly Mark All Emails as Read on iPhone

Mail on the iPhone and iPad has a lot of helpful features that makes it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. Luckily, there is a quick way to mark all email messages as read that’s been around since iOS 8. Unfortunately, unlike iOS 8, iOS 11 no longer makes deleting all your …

iOS 8: Tips, Tricks, and Details – MacStories

iOS 8 is, by any measure, a big update. A lot of it is refinement to last year's drastic design overhaul, but there are also a lot of notable new features. Sitting amongst those refinements and big new features are little nuggets of delight in which Apple has designed or implemented something …

This awesome secret iOS 8 trick will change the way you use your iPhone

Mobile messaging apps are incredibly hot right now, as evidenced by Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. As popular as various …

How To Add Facebook, Twitter Share Widget In iOS 8 Notification Center

iOS 5 and iOS 6 introduced some social integration features which, among other things, allowed users to quickly post tweets and Facebook status …

HealthKit is finally live: Here's how it (really) works

Apple’s HealthKit consumer health platform and ecosystem is officially out. After a couple of false starts, HealthKit and the “Health” app are live in iOS 8.<p>Much has been said about HealthKit, bad and good, hopeful and doubtful. And Apple itself has done very little to promote or educate the public …

Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, …

15 great tricks to master Apple’s iOS 8

So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? Certainly, last year's switch from iOS 6 to iOS 7 -- which saw Apple ditch the iPhone's …

The best iOS 8 features you may not know about

Camera: Manual exposure slider<p>Okay, maybe this one's pretty easy to find, but it's still incredibly useful. Your iPhone's camera is usually pretty good about hitting the right exposure after you've tapped to focus on a subject. But if it's not perfect — or if you're going for a certain look — you …

How to Use All of Messages' New Features in iOS 8

One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a ton of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more …

How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive is Apple's solution to document and file management across iOS and Mac. If you have an iCloud account, you can use iCloud Drive. …

iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8, which just launched today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are …

Top 10 Secret Features of iOS 8

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, they include a handful of cool hidden features they don't usually cover in the press conference. This …

Apps

SwiftKey for iOS Review

Oh happy day, it’s here at last. For years, I’ve been frustrated by the iOS keyboard. It felt like the cramped and under-developed weak link in what was otherwise a mature and slick operating system. With iOS 8 comes support for third-party keyboards, and with that comes SwiftKey – in my opinion …