Photo Stream is a new addition to iOS 5, OS X, and iCloud. Apple has provided a hassle-free method for having all of your photos automatically synced across multiple devices at the same time, with one problem. As the service stands now, there is no way to delete a photo in your Photo Stream. Uh oh. … Read more
Anyone who carries his or her life on an iDevice will run to iOS 5, Apple's new mobile operating system (compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and the third and fourth generation of the iPod Touch) that makes day-to-day tasks easier to complete on the go.
We're excited about it, too, so we dug our hands into iOS 5 and created dozens of tutorials to help you master the new apps (like iMessage and Reminders), customize the interface, control your privacy, and uncover some hidden features.
Bookmark this page for future reference, … Read more
One of the biggest changes iOS 5 brings for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users is Wi-Fi Sync. With it, you no longer need to physically connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC to sync its contents with iTunes. Instead, you need only to be on the same Wi-Fi network for iTunes to see your device and sync it. Here's how it works.… Read more
One of the growing pains for iCloud users is the fact that 5GB just might not be enough space, and paying for more space isn't that appealing to most.
Thankfully, Apple allows you to manage what information is backed up and stored on iCloud from your iOS device, giving you the capability to free up valuable space on your iCloud account.
To manage iCloud storage on your iOS device:Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage.You will be presented with the device(s) you are backing up to iCloud. Tapping on the device … Read more
Safari in iOS 5 brings an entirely new experience for those who spend much of their time browsing the Web on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
The new OS introduces tools for better news reading, Twitter integration, and a new private browsing option.
Use Reader and Reading List to keep up with news Of the new features, Reader and Reading List take center stage; it makes reading news and blogs a more enjoyable experience on the new OS. Now, if you navigate to an article, "Reader" will appear in the address bar. Tap it, and an e-reader-style … Read more
If you're OK with the changes, no further action is required; everyone was automatically opted in. But if you feel a little uneasy with Big Red acting more like Big Brother, here's how to opt out:
To review the info on the update, read Verizon's update notice.
New apps like iMessage, Newsstand, and Reminders are taking the spotlight in iOS 5, so it's easy to miss the little things, like Mail. Apple's well-respected mail client got a minor refresh, introducing several features iPhone users have been begging for.
If you browse through your Mail app in iOS 5, it's seemingly unchanged. But look again to find three key differences: text formatting, flagging, and mailbox management.
Yes, this means you can finally bold, italicize, and underline text (seriously, what took so long?), flag e-mails as important, mark e-mails as unread, and create or delete mailboxes. … Read more
With so many risks to your accounts and computer on the Web, wouldn't it be nice to know that none of the people you follow on Twitter are adding to those risks? Safego, a Bitdefender product, offers a free service that will scan your Twitter account for suspicious users, links, and messages. It won't take any action without your consent, but it can be set to alert you when a new issue arises. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Head over to http://safego.bitdefender.com/twitter/
Step 2: Log in with your Twitter account. … Read more
That pesky Newsstand icon is sure to drive those who have OCD about placement of app icons on their iOS device crazy.
Technically the Newsstand icon isn't an app icon, it is actually a folder, and as we already knew, iOS doesn't allow users to nest folders. Thanks to TUAW blogger Dave Caolo, there is a workaround that allows you to place the Newsstand icon in a folder. … Read more
Newsstand, one of the new features of iOS 5, might not be much more than a filter for the App Store and a permanent folder that groups magazine and newspaper apps, but it's still a welcome addition, particularly for the iPad. Not only does Newsstand group your magazines and newspaper apps in one attractively designed folder, but it also promises automatic downloads of new issues for your subscriptions.
I love the iPad as a magazine reader, maybe even more than I love Super Stickman Golf. I've synced my magazine subscriptions to The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated and enjoy reading issues on the iPad for the digital extras and for the fact that it saves me from having to hunt around my house for the current issues. Newsstand is still a work in progress, but here's a quick overview on how it works. … Read more