iOS: Block People from Calling or Texting You

9:10 AM, Apr. 8th, 2016 · · iPad

How to block people from calling or texting in iOS

Solicitation calls and texts can be incredibly annoying and intrusive, but your iPhone's got your back. In this Quick Tip, we'll describe how to block people from contacting you and how to unblock them if you've done so accidentally. 

Dillan’s Voice: iPad Helps Autistic Teen See His Words and Hold onto His Thoughts

6:56 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iPad

Dillan's Voice Screenshot

Apple published a very powerful video over the weekend called Dillan's Voice. It tells the story of Dillan, a non-verbal autistic teen whose iPad has helped him connect with the world. The 2 minute video is one of those powerful messages Apple excels at—and funny enough, it allows us to connect with Dillan in a way we might not have otherwise.

iSafe Drive Lite (32GB): $69

4:46 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iPad

iSafe Drive Lite (32GB)

Check out the iSafe Drive Lite (32GB), a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.

Siri gets Smarter about Baseball, Crisis Responses

9:30 AM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iPad

Siri gets smarter about baseball and crisis responses

Siri is getting smarter and more sensitive. Apple's mobile device voice recognition system now knows a lot more about baseball just in time for opening day, and can respond much more appropriately to statements about abuse and sexual assault.

iOS 9: Interact with Notifications on Your iPhone and iPad

9:05 AM, Apr. 1st, 2016 · · iPad

How to interact with Notifications on your iPhone or iPad

If you want to learn about different ways you could use Notification Center, then this article's for you! We find that a lot of people only see this iOS feature when they accidentally swipe to bring it down, but we actually find interacting with our notifications to be a real time-saver. Melissa Holt's got the details in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 9.3.1 Fixes Problem with Tapping Links

6:59 PM, Mar. 31st, 2016 · · iPad

iOS 9.3.1 Screenshot

Apple released iOS 9.3.1 Thursday, a release that corrected a problem some users had when tapping links. It was an issue many noticed with iOS 9.3, but was likely present in earlier versions of iOS, too.

6-Port USB Charging Station: $19.99

5:29 PM, Mar. 31st, 2016 · · iPad

6-Port USB Charging Station

We have a deal for device addicts, families, and anyone else who has a lot of devices to charge at any one time. It's a 6-port USB charging station with a total power output of 8 amps. It's available in blue, black, or silver (there's a pulldown menu for color options), and you can get it through our deal for $19.99.

Apple Fixes iPad 2 Bricking with new iOS 9.3 Updater

10:02 AM, Mar. 25th, 2016 · · iPad

New iOS 9.3 updater fixes iPad 2 bricking issue

Apple rolled out an updated version of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2 Thursday afternoon to address a problem where users couldn't activate their tablet after installing. The revised iOS 9.3 installer is build 13E236.