iOS 8: Using and Disabling QuickType

8:45 AM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

In this Quick Tip on QuickType, we'll discuss how Apple's new system of predictive text behaves, how to dismiss it from your screen, and how to turn it completely off if you so desire. So if those suggested words marching across your on-screen keyboards upset you, we've got the fix.

iOS 8: Notification Per Email Thread

7:10 PM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

Ever see a little bell appear and disappear on your mobile email? You aren't imagining things. Kelly has seen it too, and she explains what it is and how it works. 

iOS 8: Setting Up Your Medical ID

8:45 AM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the coolest new features of iOS 8—Medical ID. If you configure yours in advance, emergency personnel can access information on your health history, including any allergies or conditions you have or medications you take, all without needing to know your iPhone's passcode. Come on in and learn how it works!

How to Use Apple Support Profile, and Why You Should

7:26 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · Tips

Apple has rolled out another useful consumer tool, particularly if you treat Apple products like Pokemon. With the Apple Support Profile, you can find out all manner of things about hardware registered to an Apple ID, making it a great resource for people who need to track a lot of devices.

iOS 8: Apple Moves Setting for Notification Center on Lock Screen

3:25 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2014 · · Tips

In iOS 7, you specified whether Notifications could be displayed on the Lock Screen in the Notification Center. If you did, there was a small white bar at the top of the Lock Screen. In iOS 8, Apple has consolidated that setting, along with others, in the Setting called Touch ID & Passcode. 

iOS 8: Requesting the Desktop Version of Websites

8:40 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · Tips

There's a great new way to browse the Web on your iOS device, especially if you don't like the mobile versions of certain sites. With just a tap or two, Safari can ask websites to show you the desktop version instead, which can be incredibly handy! Melissa Holt's got the lowdown in this Quick Tip

How to Use iOS 8’s Photos Extensions

4:58 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · Tips

iOS 8 Extensions open the door for iPhone and iPad apps to share data and features, and that creates new potential for Apple's own Photos app and image editing. Third party image editing apps can now share their filters with the Photos app, but you need to know how to enable them first — which is fairly easy to do.

iOS 8: Using (and Disabling!) the New Spotlight Features

8:45 AM, Sep. 26th, 2014 · · Tips

The search feature has been revamped under iOS 8, and we really like the changes! In this comprehensive Quick Tip, we'll discuss how to invoke Spotlight to find items on your device, what stuff you can now search for, and how to turn off the new "Spotlight Suggestions" if you don't like them.