How to Do (Just About) Anything on iOS

How to Do (Just About) Anything on iOS

When it comes to my smartphone, some would say that I have an addiction to apps. An appdiction, if you will. I try plenty of free apps — and get points that I can use toward gift cards thanks to Free My …continue reading

Five Geeky Gift Ideas for iPhone Owners


Do you know a geeky iPhone owner? Finding a gift for someone who appears to have everything is a really difficult thing to do. Gift giving is quite possibly one of the most stressful social situations we as a culture put ourselves in, and …continue reading

Broken iPhone? Recover What You Want Using Dr. Fone


I’ve been known to be rough with my devices, particularly when it’s my 40th birthday and I’ve been drinking a good strong stout. I’ve dropped an iOS device or two, cracking the display …continue reading

iPads: Cheap Online Retailers


Sure, you want an iPad. Everybody else has got one. But the thought of paying top dollar for something that your clumsy fingers will drop or your absent mind will leave behind somewhere — when you’re sleep deprived from working too many hours to buy …continue reading

How to Upload Images to iPad Without iTunes

How do I upload images to my iPad mini?

Ever wondered how to upload images to iPad without iTunes? Nick Corrigan writes:

I was wondering if you knew of any way that I could transfer pictures from my computer to my iPad mini. I don’t really like iTunes and …continue reading

Apple Saved My Life!


Usually, when someone tells you that they’ve stumbled upon the most amazing, life-saving app for their smart phone, you’re not inclined to take their sentiment literally. But then there’s the Sound Level Meter app, which Michael Eates tells us may have just saved …continue reading

Is an iPhone 5 Upgrade Really Necessary?

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Is an iPhone 5 upgrade necessary? Maybe it depends on where you begin. Ben Lormon writes:

Hello, Chris!

My question comes the day after Apple’s shares dropped below $500/share for the first time in almost a year. As I’m sure you know, this is due …continue reading

Is Leaving My iPhone Charging Overnight Bad?

Is charging my iPhone overnight harmful?

Nolan Levesque writes:

Hey, Chris. I’m wondering if plugging my iPhone in to charge before bed and leaving it plugged in for 8-10 hours after it’s fully charged is harmful? Thanks for all the great content; don’t let haters get you down!

Leaving your …continue reading

Is An iPad Powerful Enough for Multimedia Editing?

Is An iPad Powerful Enough To Multimedia Edit On?

Ahmed Awad writes:

I’m going into college and I want to try getting into photo and video editing. I can type papers and do homework on my iPad, but do you think it’s necessary to get a traditional laptop for my video editing? If so, …continue reading

Will an iPad mini Be Better for Me Than My Nexus 7?

Will an iPad Mini be a better experience for me?

Joey Giangola writes:

Hello, Chris.

I’m having a bit of a panic attack after picking up my first tablet today, a 32 GB Google Nexus 7, simply because I left my current Apple surroundings in favor of the Nexus 7’s tremendous value. Not to mention …continue reading

iOS Camera Lens Three-Pack


Honestly, I’m under no illusion that I’m the world’s most amazing photographer. No, I don’t believe that using Instagram filters qualifies me as some kind of artistic prodigy. No one’s ever mistaken me for a budding Edward Weston or Lee Miller from …continue reading

Marware C.E.O. Hybrid iPad Case Review


This product was sent to me to review by our friends at Mobile Fun. All opinions are 100% my own.

For a few years now, I swore to myself and everyone who would listen that I did not need a tablet of …continue reading

Which Lightning Connector(s) Should I Get for My iPad mini?


Anthony Ricottilli writes:

I have recently purchased an iPad mini. The only accessory I feel I really need is the Camera Connection Kit. I use the one I own for my iPad 2 often. I use the iPad as my main means …continue reading

Should You Switch to iOS?

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At, JordanV writes:

I am currently an avid Android user, have gone through several Android devices in the past year, and have had a good experience with Android thus far. I am also an owner for a MacBook Pro, which I love.

My current …continue reading

Is the iPad Good for Vlogging?


At, lukesamsowden08 writes:

I run an online support group for sufferers of Retinitis Pigmentosa and was thinking of doing a TLDR style video, but was wondering if I would be able to use my iPad camera for vlogging? Also, could anyone recommend …continue reading

Should You Upgrade Your Older iPhone to an iPhone 5?

iPhone 5

Randy writes:

Is it worth upgrading my iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 5? I’ve had it for three years now and I find myself waiting for the next iPhone every time. The monthly rates go up for me for less call minutes, texts, …continue reading

What is the Best Time to Buy a Tablet Computer?


Nuno Vieira writes:

I’m considering buying a tablet this year. I’m a Windows PC user, but the portability of tablets gives me a new way to work and have fun. After a lot of reading and searching, my choice has come down to an iPad.

…continue reading

Four Free Apps for the iPad

iPad Fourth Generation

You’ve already paid almost — or more than — $400 for your iPad; why should you pay more for the apps? If you’re a stickler for quality but you don’t want to spend anything on software for your device, here’s a list of four free …continue reading

Touch Screen Scratch Removal and Prevention

Screen Protector

Cole Kruper writes:

I recently bought an iPad, and to make a long story short, I dropped it. Thankfully, the screen didn’t shatter, but the screen does have some pretty nasty and deep scratches on it from the sand that was on the floor. If …continue reading

Is It Time for Apple to Change Its UI?


MICKey asks:

Did you get a chance to experience the new Sony Xperia Z? If so, what are your thoughts on it, and could you possibly do an unboxing? I do not think I have ever seen you do anything on Sony products.

Seeing all …continue reading

An App to Help You Find a Home


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Looking for a place to live — either to buy or rent — can be a lot of fun, …continue reading

Is Apple Going to Start Using a Stylus?


According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed a patent for the Active Stylus, which is basically your ordinary stylus with an electrode fitted at the tip. While not aiming to revolutionize the stylus, Apple plans to improve its accuracy while keeping …continue reading

Switch to iOS After a Bad Experience with Android or Windows Phone?

iPhone 5

Raamiz Hussain writes:

I am emailing because I am in a predicament. I am trying to decide between the iPhone 5 and the iPad 4. Every other phone or tablet I’ve purchased before has been Android, and to be honest, I am getting sick of …continue reading

Is the iPad 4 Worth Buying?

iPad Fourth Generation

Lori Blom asks:

Do you think the iPad 4 is worth buying?

The fourth generation iPad (more simply called the new iPad) is a great step up for owners of the original iPad who would benefit from the lighter body and Retina display. iPad 2 …continue reading

Five Cheaper Alternatives to the iPad mini

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While remaining such an amazing product, the iPad mini is — in my opinion — grossly overpriced for its specs. It doesn’t make any sense that after introducing the higher end iPad 3 and iPad 4, Apple has gone backwards with the iPad mini, which, …continue reading

Can You Remove iPad Engraving?


Martin Ekse writes:

I have the third generation iPad with my name and phone number engraved on the back. I now have a new phone number. Is it possible to remove the engraving?

Personalization such as engraving on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch …continue reading

Skeuomorphism and Apple: Throwing “Fitts” over iOS


Now that the holidays are over, thousands of consumers young and old are poring over their shiny new Apple iOS devices. For many, this is a repeat of last year’s Christmas gift. Is the experience much different from prior years? Maybe iOS has grown a …continue reading

Best iPad for Students

iPad mini

Erik Blom asks:

What do you think would be a good first iPad to buy for a 15-year-old?

That’s a good question, and one that really has more than one answer. For the vast majority of students in that age range, I don’t see any …continue reading

Does Apple Have Touch Screen Computers?

Apple Store

Apple is one of the largest manufacturers and sellers of touch screen computers in the world. These computers aren’t laptops or all-in-one desktops like the ones you’ll find selling like hotcakes with Windows 8 pre-installed. They’re tablets like the iPad and pocket computers such …continue reading

Do I Need a New iPad?

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Christmas Day was spent with family and friends. One of the presents that drew the attention of some of us geeks was a brand new iPad that was given as a gift from my son-in-law to our daughter. The other highlight of the day was …continue reading