How to Manage Your iOS Device Backups

10:30 AM, Oct. 12th, 2013 · · How-To

Cloud Storage

Is there a difference between iOS device data syncing via iCloud and iCloud backups? Or, are they the same? How does one manage all aspects of iOS backups to iCloud? Sandro Cuccia has the answers.

How to Manage Your Apple ID

10:30 AM, Oct. 5th, 2013 · · How-To

A typical Apple ID Logon prompt

Managing an Apple ID for any Mac OS X and iOS device user can be an exercise in frustration. A little understanding of how Apple ID works and how to manage one or more Apple ID accounts, goes a long way toward reducing the angst. Sandro Cuccia explains.

iOS 7: How to Decide Which Apps Get to Know Your Location

2:10 PM, Oct. 4th, 2013 · · How-To

How to decide which apps know your location

In iOS 6 and iOS 7, you can specify which apps are allowed to access your geographic location. However, how does one decide which apps receive that privilege?  Here's how to set the restriction as well as some example guidance on how to make a yes/no decision.

iOS 7: How to Search for Text on a Page in Safari

3:55 PM, Oct. 1st, 2013 · · How-To

iOS 7: search a page in Safari

For a long time, in Safari, on either a Mac or iOS device, we had a URL field and a search field. We were able to use the search field to search for text on a page being viewed.  Safari in iOS changes the methodology, and it's made even more confusing by Safari's Favorites Settings.   Here's how it works now.

How to Take a Photo Without Touching Your iPhone

4:30 PM, Sep. 30th, 2013 · · How-To

Most of the time, we frame the photo on our iPhone and touch the shutter release button on the display. Or perhaps it's more convenient to use the volume control buttons on the side.  However, there are several ways to trip the shutter without even touching your iPhone.

How to Use Mail Rules in Apple’s iCloud.com Mail

10:30 AM, Sep. 28th, 2013 · · How-To

An illustration of an email envelop from Apple inside an email inbox.

Mail Rules are an important part of automating much of the mindless and repetitive tasks associated with the daily onslaught of incoming email. They help maintain your sanity while letting you concentrate on real work. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to set up and use Mail Rules in Apple’s recently updated iCloud.com web mail.