Scrolling through screen after screen to find the one app you want to open is mind-numbing. Good news, iPhone users: you can create folders of similar apps that will put your most used apps in the same place. The quick instructions Creating folders is easy work on your iPhone (or iPad). Here’s how to make …

Customizing your iPhone to your liking helps you find the apps you need as quickly as possible, making you a more efficient smartphone user. No one wants to hunt and peck around miscellaneous screens in search of a particular app, especially when you have more important things to contend with. Want to learn to rearrange …

If you’ve ever listed an item for sale on Craigslist using your telephone number as a point of contact, you know that your iPhone can quickly blow up with unwanted calls, even long after the sale has been finalized. Today we’re going to show you how to block callers on your iPhone so that you …

Your iPhone battery is one of the best available in the smartphone market. Still, if you’re a heavy user, it can sometimes seem your battery barely lasts through the day and often conks out just when you need your phone most. Are you charging your iPhone the right way? Today we’re going to cut through …

  The word screenshot is thrown around liberally online, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Just what is a screenshot and how do you take one? Today we’re going to break it down step-by-step for you. What is a screenshot, anyway? A screenshot is a visual image of your computer, iPhone or iPad display. Look down …

By default, the iPhone does not alert you visually to text messages, emails or missed calls awaiting your attention. For those moving from Android or Windows devices, this is much-missed feature. Good news iPhone enthusiasts: you can still get visual alerts on your smartphone. Here’s how to do just that. What are visual alerts and …

If you’ve ever found a lost iPhone, you know it’s next to impossible to get to the Contacts app to see who owns that smartphone. Courtesy of Apple’s tight security, the passcode feature and fingerprint sensor leave you locked out of any iPhone that doesn’t belong to you. If you happen across a lost, stolen …

Using your iPhone to make international phone calls over your carrier’s network can quickly drain your bank account. Thanks to a feature that Apple has built-in to your iPhone, you can actually make free international (and long distance) calls anytime you’re within Wi-Fi range. Why use Wi-Fi and not an app? Truth: There’s a ton …

There are more than a few apps for kids and adults that can help to beef up your vocabulary, but one integrated feature on the iPhone and iPad can do the same with a simple click, and without downloading or installing anything extra. Define text on your iDevice This tip works on both the iPad …

If your thumbs and other digits often get in the way while you’re trying to text or type a note, you’re going to love this tip on how to quickly undo typing. Just shake! Deleting unwanted letters that are mistakenly typed while texting isn’t particularly difficult, but it is time consuming. And if you’ve managed …

If you’re all thumbs when trying to type on your phone, join the club. One of the biggest gripes people have about smartphones is the tedious fingertip typing routine one must endure to send a basic message. Good news: you can significantly speed up your typing by using shortcuts on your iPhone or iPad. What …

Getting excited about science is a whole lot easier than it used to be. Now, instead of laboring over a text-heavy book, students and parents can use interactive apps to learn science in a fun and educational way. Here’s our list of the very best iPad apps for teaching kids about science.  3D Brain Rotate …

Your iPhone comes with a healthy selection of Apple apps pre-installed. And, great as they are, they don’t and can’t do everything you want and need to do with your phone. You’ve likely made more than a few trips to Apple’s App Store to download and install apps for your specific needs. Maybe you needed …

It seems our entire world runs on batteries these days. Finding yourself with a dead battery, no matter what device you’re counting on working, is one of the pitfalls of modern life. The latest iteration of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPods, now comes with a helpful feature that lets you …

There really is an app for everything in Apple’s App Store, which is great if you’re seeking something not so run-of-the-mill for your iPhone, like, say, a specific recipe or exercise routine. In many cases though, adding another app to your phone is unnecessary, and it can even bog down your iPhone with needless files, …

The universe is incredible! Thanks to the internet and iPhone apps, you can now explore more than ever before. View the latest discoveries from NASA, study constellations and planets, and enjoy all the wonders of space with these incredible apps.        NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has an official iOS …

Poor cellular or Wi-Fi connections and Apple Store issues can cause downloads from the App Store to stall, where they’ll live in limbo forever on your iPhone until you manually get rid of them. Here’s the step-by-step process to do just that. What does a “stuck” app look like If you’ve tried downloading an app …

The internet is a wonderland of information, if you only know where to look. If you’re serious about learning a new skill or pursuing a new hobby, check out our big list of websites where you can learn almost anything. DIY Home Improvement     DIYNetwork: Whether you want to upgrade the inside or outside of your …

The roles of motherhood has been redefined throughout the course of history but one thing has remained constant: moms are busy people. If you have a career outside of the job of raising your family, these are our best-rated apps for keeping it all together.  Google Calendar Google Calendar makes easy work of keeping you …

Have you ever forgotten your license plate number as your family checked into a hotel and had to run out to the parking lot and write it down just so you could get a room? When was the last time you went shopping for new colored pencils only to space out which brand or colors …

It’s hard to differentiate between so-so apps that work, yet don’t fill every need, from the indispensable apps you know you can’t live without. We’ve done the work for you this time. Here are our picks for the top five note-taking apps high school students can’t live without. Google Docs Google Docs is used nearly …

In-App purchases made by children (or adults) unaware of the cost involved can wreak havoc on your budget. A cursory Google search highlights the horrors of unsuspecting parents whose children racked up bills in the thousands before they were made aware of the issue. Protect yourself and your bank account from disaster by learning how …

Remember the days when you went on vacation and toted along a digital or film camera, plus an actual address book, to-do list, and a bag full of maps? Thanks to the introduction of smartphones, all those tools are now confined within one device: your iPhone. Did you know your iPhone also has a built-in …

  My family visited the Mall of America in Minnesota last weekend. Throughout the course of the morning there were several times we lost sight of each other. It’s bad enough to be running in different directions in a regular-sized mall, but when it happens in the world’s largest mall, it’s mind-numbing! Thankfully, we all …

It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with Apple’s built-in digital assistant named Siri. She can be useful at times, but she can also make you want to pull your hair out, right? While Siri may not be great at pronouncing your best friend’s complicated last name, she does a few things really well, including …

Apple’s native Reminders app is a decent enough tool for creating quick standalone lists, but it also comes with a handful of limitations that prevent it from being useful in every situations. You cannot, for example, make one shopping list with multiple checklists for different stores. Instead, you are required to create separate reminders for …

I pocketed $550 when selling my used iPhone last year, money I was able to put toward the purchase of a new phone. You can do the same, and it’s easier than you think. Before proceeding with the below steps, make sure you’ve either canceled your current cellular contract or replaced the old device with …

There is nothing more important than battery health when it comes to your smartphone. When your iPhone’s battery runs out of steam, it’s really nothing more than a pretty paperweight, incapable of doing anything until it’s charged up again. And that can be a mandatory three to four hour wait, especially if your phone conked …

If you’ve had your iPhone or iPad for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly had some experience with Siri, Apple’s built-in personal assistant that can be summoned by pressing and holding the Home key on the front of your iDevice. Siri can perform hundreds of tasks and answer thousands upon thousands of questions, including math …

Apple’s Notes application is a helpful tool for recording your thoughts, writing lists and todos, or storing snippets of text from web pages or documents. Since Notes syncs automatically in the cloud, all the information you store in the app is available across multiple devices, including your iPhone, iPad and even your Mac. That means …

When you hit keys on an old school typewriter or a mechanical computer keyboard, you expect there to be some noise. Since there is no way to silence that tap-tap-tap sound, those who prefer the aesthetics and feel of word processors and typewriters and mechanical keyboards to the more updated touchscreens,  get used to the …