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4 years ago

How to manually start an iCloud backup

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How to manually start an iCloud backup

Now that you're running on iOS 5 you have the ability to create OTA backups. While iCloud will do this for you automatically, you may find the need to perform one manually. Maybe you need to swap out a device or switch to a different one. Regardless the reason, creating a backup manually is an easy enough task.

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4 years ago

iCloud to be powered by the sun?

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iCloud to be powered by the sun?

Sorry, but when the Charlotte Observer reported that Apple was planning to build a solar farm across from their massive North Carolina data center, that's the headline that popped into mind.

Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it owns on Startown Road, opposite the data center, in preparation of building a solar farm.

Source: The Charlotte Observer

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4 years ago

Can Nokia

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Can Nokia

Dan from WPCentral is over in London getting his formerly slab-hating hands on the first steel and glass tech to run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango... from Nokia. It's dubbed Lumia and Dan wants one. Badly.

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4 years ago

Seth: How I use my iPhone as CIO of a web and app development company

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Seth: How I use my iPhone as CIO of a web and app development company

Since I began using smartphones in 2004, they've become an indispensable part of my daily workflow. When I bought my first iPhone (a 3G in 2008), that workflow changed immensely, and for the better. The wide variety of apps available for the platform and the connected nature of the tools Apple provides make iOS a very compelling choice for managing many aspects of our business.

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, October 26

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, October 26

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Movie Remote Kids: Control playback of your movies on one device and remote control it with another. Now with TV Out using a composite or HDMI connection cable on supported hardware. On sale! [$0.99 for iPhone and iPad - App Store link]

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4 years ago

Mint.com for iPad now available

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Mint.com for iPad now available

The personal finance app Mint.com has just gone universal and now includes support for both the iPhone and iPad. This app is meant to help you track, budget, and manage your money by categorizing your transactions. Now, on the iPad, you can take full advantage of the iPad's big screen with the redesigned UI and view multi-touch graphs.

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4 years ago

ZENandTECH 20: Communication

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ZENandTECH 20: Communication

Georgia and Rene talk about Siri, and about human communication -- why it's important, what challenges we face, and how to become better at it. This is ZENandTECH!

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4 years ago

Aaron Sorkin being courted for Steve Jobs biography, the movie?

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Aaron Sorkin being courted for Steve Jobs biography, the movie?

Aaron Sorkin, responsible for everything from The West Wing TV series to The Social Network, is rumored to be somehow, someway, in consideration or talks -- basically being courted by Sony -- to write the movie version of the just-released Steve Jobs biography.

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: Basic Siri commands

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Daily Tip: Basic Siri commands

Brand new to iPhone 4S, heard all about Siri, but wondering how to get started? No problem! Here are the basic things that Siri can do for you, and the example commands to get Siri to do them. Everything has a learning curve and even Apples magical voice activated assistant needs to be spoken to gently in order for her (or him in the UK and France!) to give you what you need.

  • Phone: “Call Emtal.”

  • FaceTime “FaceTime JMil.”

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4 years ago

Craigslist! for iPhone now free

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Craigslist! for iPhone now free

Craigslist! for iPhone is now on sale for low price of free! This app allows you to search Craigslist listings as well as post your own.

With my big move to California coming up, Craigslist is one of my new best friends to assist me in the search of a home to rent. I just took advantage of Craigslist!'s sale and I can already tell it's going to be a great asset. The interface is clean and clutter free, yet I'm still able to refine my search to 2 bedroom homes in my price range that accept dogs. If you use Craigslist, there's no reason to to pick up this app.

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4 years ago

Man uses prosthetic arm as a smartphone holder

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Man uses prosthetic arm as a smartphone holder

While Apple has done amazing things with iPhone accessibility features, especially FaceTime and [SrTrevor Prideaux was born without a left arm, but that hasn't stopped him from using his smartphone just like everyone else. Trevor, along with medical experts and communications engineers from Nokia, developed a custom prosthetic arm that doubles as a smartphone holder.

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4 years ago

How much has the iPhone camera improved over the years?

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How much has the iPhone camera improved over the years?

Camera+ has thrown together some great comparison photos depicting just how much the iPhone camera has improved over the years.

The comparison photos really speak for themselves, and the difference is especially noticeable with the iPhone 4S photos when compared to older models. They even go on to compare with more expensive DSLR cameras for reference. As expected, from the original iPhone to the latest iPhone 4S model, the camera quality has obviously improved immensely.

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4 years ago

TiPb Asks: What apps are on your main iPhone 4S home screen?

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TiPb Asks: What apps are on your main iPhone 4S home screen?

What apps have earned a coveted spot on your main iPhone 4S home screen? Is it still default, just as Apple shipped it? Or have you moved everything around just so, including the dock icons?

Do you organize by function or type of app, or by aesthetics and icon color? Do you allow folders on your home screen or folders in your dock? Do you hide away any built-in apps like Stocks? Do you put your most used apps on the edges or in the center?

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4 years ago

Nest learning thermostat helps iPhone users save energy

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Nest learning thermostat helps iPhone users save energy

Former Apple iPod and iPhone hardware chief Tony Fadell has come up with a new way to imagine your home thermostat -- the Nest Learning Thermostat. It's a touch-controlled system that makes your home energy needs simple and easy to control remotely via an iPhone or iPad app.

The product is just a programmable thermostat. But the genius of Nest Labs is that it decided to make the iPhone of thermostats--a device that looks cool and is smart enough to spare the owner the frustrations of unfriendly technology.

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4 years ago

IRIS 9000 lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL 9000 style

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IRIS 9000 lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL 9000 style

The IRIS 9000 is a little box with a built-in microphone that sits next to your iPhone 4S and lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL style.

Simply place your iPhone into the Iris 9000 cradle and use the included micro remote to trigger Siri up to 50 feet away. Just tap the Iris 9000 remote button once, listen for the Siri chime, and speak your command. The built in mic on the Iris 9000 picks up your voice from across the room and the embedded speaker amplifies Siri's spoken responses.

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