iPhone iOS 16 Sleep Settings

iPhone iOS 16 Sleep Settings can be a little tricky. With that in mind, let’s see if I can clear it up for you. (Fear not, Android users! I’ll be posting a “How To” for your phones, also.) Why Use Sleep Settings? Some people shut off their smartphones at night because they don’t want to be disturbed. On the surface, […]

iOS 16 Is Here!

iOS 16 is here! If you’re an iPhone user, this post is for you! If you’re an iPad aficionado, you’ll need to wait a few more weeks for the release of iPad OS16. Why Upgrade To iOS 16? I often get asked whether a person should upgrade their device – no matter what computing device it is. My answer is […]

QR Codes

QR Codes are everywhere! Let’s learn what they are, why and where we use them and how to use them. QR Codes – What Are They? QR is an abbrevation for “quick response.” Basically, the QR Code is a two-dimentional bar code. The code was developed in 1994 by Masahiro Hara and his team of engineers at Denso-Wave. Once created, […]

One Ringy Dingy

If your smartphone is like mine, it seems to always be ringing! Sometimes, it’s not convenient to drop everything and answer the phone. As a means of helping me decide which ringing of the phone needs my immediate attention, I set up special rings for particular people. This way, if they call me, I can know who it is just […]

One In 2,610,602

Today, myself and a few of my friends – about 2.6 million of them – watched the live Apple event. Most of us sat on the edge of our seat waiting to have all the iPhone rumors either confirmed or debunked. But, alas, we had to wait even longer than we thought. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, started the presentation with […]

An Apple A Day…

In just two days, it’s another big day for Apple. You might recall that back on September 15, 2020, we told you about an exciting day for Apple. (“Today Is An Exciting Day…Well, Kind Of”) For those of you Apple techies, it was just that. Apple introduced a new watch, new iPad and a new iOS (Operating System). However, because […]

Cool Backgrounds

When I’m conducting a live seminar (remember the pre-coronavirus days?) or when I create a YouTube video, people often comment about the desktop backgrounds I use. For instance, the picture above is a pretty neat background of a vinyl record and the player it’s sitting on. Oh, I know some people use one of their own pictures for the desktop […]

I Hate Auto-correct

If you look at the keyboard image above, you’ll see something annoying that my iPhone’s auto-correct has recently started doing. When I type the word “the” it automatically replaces it with “The” even when the word is not the first word in a sentence. No matter how many times I try to correct it, auto-correct keeps doing the same thing. […]

You Can Bank On This!

In my video, “How To Prepare Your Computing Devices For A Hurricane,” I talk about USB Power Banks. (The video is at the end of this post if you haven’t seen it yet.) The picture above shows three of mine (I have more.) which are all fully charged. Since I’m sitting here writing this post as we await Hurricane Isaias, […]

What Would Steve Think?

In my post of June 26, 2020 – Bob Dylan Said It Best – I told you about some features of the new iPhone Operating System coming this fall – iOS 14. If you watched the video above of Steve Jobs introducing the first iPhone in 2007, you might get a hint of just how far we’ve come with smartphones. […]

For The Life Of Me…

Yes, I have both an Android Smartphone and an iPhone. However, my iPhone is my constant companion. (Only my wife, Joyce, is with me more!) I use it for texting, for Social Media, for the weather, for banking and for traveling. Why, on a rare occasion, I even use it to make phone calls! Generally speaking, I’ve been happy with […]

Smartphone Storage

In my last blog post, Win 10 Storage, I mentioned checking the amount of data space used on your smartphone. When Joyce was proof-reading the post, she suggested that, perhaps, not everyone knows how to find the data storage amounts on their phone. With that in mind, here’s how to do just that: iPhone Storage To check storage usage on […]

iOS 13

Late yesterday, Apple released iOS 13 for the iPhone. The screenshot above is a picture of my iPhone’s “About” page. As you can see, I’m actually running iOS 13.1. I run the beta versions of the iPhone operating system so I’ve had iOS 13 for a few months. I’ve had a chance to play with it, see what works and […]

An iPhone Peek

In today’s blog post, I’m giving iPhone users a sneak peek at iOS13 which is due out in September. (With apologies to my Android users but please read on because there’s something which I hope will interest you farther down.) The picture you see above is my iPhone in dark mode. Yes, that’s a new feature. I’m going to cover […]