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When budgets tighten, class sizes often increase as a money–saving measure. This can put additional strain on instructors, and make it more difficult for them to find the time and energy to connect with students on an individual level. There is a very real fear that students may slip through the cracks in a busier …

iPhone 6 Camera Tips And Tricks The iPhone 6 has an 8 mexapixel resolution camera. It actually isn’t that much better than the old camera spec wise, but that doesn’t mean Apple has been taking it easy because they have added some cool new camera features that give you a lot more functionality. First off they …

Ultimate Guide: Using Siri for iPhone and iPad What Is Siri? Siri is a great tool that Apple created that lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. You open Siri on your iPhone or iPad and you simplt ask Siri to do things just by talking the way …

How to Get Better Battery Life For You iPhone 6 You have your new iPhone 6 and despite the new uprated battery you’re already running out of juice far too quickly. You are not alone. I personally experienced this fast battery draining thing myself on my iPhone 6 and just anybody else I asked had a similar situation going …

  If you want to track your child’s real-time GPS location and route history, Pumpic app is the best solution. In addition you can set so-called “safe zones” like school, home or grandma’s house. Each time your child leaves the place, you will get an alerting message. (This feature will be launched on the 9th …

The Ultimate List of iOS8 Tips & Tricks Loaded with iOS 8, your shiny new iPhone 6 is ready to go. iOS 8 has lots of changes and updates, mostly behind the scenes stuff to really elevate the iPhone 6 to the best phone on the market. There are a bunch of awesome new features and we’ve outlined most in our new …

  Step by Step Guide to Activating & Setting Up The iPhone 6 In order to begin using your iPhone, you have to activate it. The most basic and important activation—authorizing your new phone to work on the cellular network of the phone company you use—takes place in the Apple Store (or phone company store) before you get …

How To Close Apps on the iPhone 6 Close An Unresponsive App Generally, there’s no need to force an app to close unless it’s unresponsive. When you press the Home button two times quickly, the recently used apps that appear aren’t open. If you have an app on your iPhone 6 that doesn’t seem to be …

How to Insert & Remove the SIM card from your iPhone 6 We’re getting lots of questions in the last few days about the iPhone 6 from people who can’t quite find where the SIM card goes. Don’t worry, we’ve created a simple guide for how you would go about inserting or removing a SIM card for your …

  Jennifer Tuohy writes for The Home Depot about tech topics ranging from home automation to light bulbs. You can find the LED light bulbs that Jennifer talks about in this article at The Home Depot. Of the many, many reasons I love my iPhone, being able to control all the lights in my home with the …

The Best Health Apps Using HealthKit Everybody is excited about the latest iOS 8 update because it includes HealthKit. Healthkit alows developers who are building apps to integrate the health data they collect with other apps and with the Apple Health app. It means as a user your health data across apps and devices can be mingled together to give …

Managing Photos in iOS 8 With Photos in iOS 8 Apple has changed things up a lot. Basically, Apple decided to build photo and video handling right into the operating system and seamlessly connect to their icloud product. Given the scope of changes we decided to round up a guide for users who want to better understand …

  New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Facts Congratulations- you’re either the owner of a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 plus or you’re considering making the upgrade or purchase. Have a few questions about what makes this phone different and whether or not it’s the right device for you? We’ve broken down some common …

How to Navigate the Photos in iOS 8 If you took the plunge and downloaded iOS 8 which became available this week, you may have been shocked and confused to find that your photos were no longer in your trusty Camera Roll as you’ve come to expect. But fear not- your photos are still in tact …

As an iPhone Dad- making sure my children are safe and restricted from access to inappropriate content on our family’s iDevices is very important to me. iOS is the Apple operating system for iPhone.  Most of the buzz around iOS 7 has been focused on the new simpler design.  Besides the new design, iOS 7 has …

Whether you already own an iPad or are asking for one for Mother’s Day, Brandon Smith and the team at Fueledprovide helpful tricks that might go unnoticed: 1. Orientation Lock or Mute Tired of your screen rotating with every little movement? You can change the mute button to instead be used to lock the screen’s orientation. …

  Have you noticed how every kid either owns an iPod Touch or is clamoring for one as a gift for their birthday or Christmas? If you’re considering buying one for your children, here are five things you can do to make the iPod Touch more kiddie-appropriate. 1. Set Up a Monthly iTunes Allowance Did …

  Passbook is the feature that I was most excited to try when I bought my new iPhone 5. Here’s what you should know. Do you have club, loyalty, and discount cards and coupons haphazardly scattered all over the place? As for loyalty cards – isn’t it annoying how you can never find them in …

  With iOS6 on the iPhone 5, I’ve discovered some super convenient features that make email even better. Take a look: 1. Set up a VIP list with alerts Never miss an email again from your inner circle — your spouse, your manager, or your best friend. Simply add them to your VIP list and all their …

Create contact groups, sort your contact by first name, and more practical tips for your contact list on the iPhone 5. 1. Group your contacts on iCloud I find this feature super useful as it helps me create separate groups for my work contacts and friends. To create contact groups, simply log into your iCloud account. …

  Whether you’re a budding iPhoneographer or simply a mom who loves clicking pictures with her iPhone, here are some simple tips to make the most of your iPhone 5 camera: 1. Take a picture instantly from the lock screen.  It happens all the time: you catch your little one in an adorable snap-worthy pose but …

  by Shannon Kelly from Fueled, an iPhone application development house in You knew that you would acquire a great deal of expenses when having children, but did you know that they could be draining your bank account when they are playing on mobile devices, without you even knowing it? According to Gartner, in 2012 89% of downloads were of …

From scratches and spills to loss and theft, here are my best tips for keeping your precious iPhone 5 safe and secure under any circumstances. 1. Damage There are a dizzying array of iPhone 5 cases available, but don’t just waste your money on any ordinary case.  After years of buying and using budget, low-quality cases …

  My iPhone battery has died on me at the most inconvenient times – like when I was lost in a Minnesota blizzard and needed to Google an address, or that time when my flight was delayed and I needed to call my husband. If the iPhone’s short battery life is one of your major …

By Chrissy Giglio and Shannon Kelly of Fueled, a mobile app development company in NYC (We’ve engaged our friends at Fueled to provide us and our readers with relevant tips and suggestions from time to time – we have found their technical knowledge gleaned from developing apps to be quite useful!) “Make sure you read …

  What is the first thing I did after buying a new iPad 3? I downloaded loads of apps to take full advantage of the gorgeous screen. The only downside is that apps are space-sucking culprits. They use up disk space on whatever iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) you’re using, until the smartphone or …

  TheiPhoneMom’s iPhone is currently sitting in a bag of rice.  That’s right, my iPhone took an unfortunate, accidental swim. It all started when I took my four young children to a local child-orientated amusement park.  The park has many water rides.  Our first stop was the lazy river. I chose not to lock my …

  September 23, 2013: I’ve been away from my computer for a few days, but like most of you I also upgraded to iOS 7.  The first thing I did was double tap the home button to see if I can still turn off my apps by holding and tapping…and quickly realized that there has …

When iTunes 9 was released it gave people the ability to share iTunes libraries with other computers on their network. My husband and I have our own iTunes accounts and libraries. He buys music and I buy apps but they stay on our own computers. When we wanted to share apps we had a work …

Are you on Facebook? I am and it drives me crazy to get all those silly notifications. I don’t mind the ones about comments and wall posts. It’s the ones about Willy’s Sweet Shop or how many “amazing” points I’ve earned that make me nuts. Luckily I came across an article that explains a simple cure for …

  It seems like both Apple and iTunes get a lot of bad press for some of their policies so I thought I’d share a positive experience that I had with iTunes today. This past weekend my husband revamped my computer and installed a new version of Windows for me – goodbye Vista!! He asked …

This one may seem simple, but it’s a must know iPhone trick. I won’t tell you how many screens full of apps are on my iPhone right now but let’s just say it’s loaded up. Lucky for my fingers there’s an easy way to return to my Home screen (the first screen on your iPhone). …

On your iPhone you will find a button that says “App Store”. It should be on your first screen unless you’ve added and rearranged your apps. If you touch this button it takes you directly to….you guessed it…the App Store. Here you can browse apps directly, without having to go through the iTunes store. I’ll …