30 December 2015 7By Serenity CaldwellWhether your family members are tech-savvy or not, everyone appreciates a little holiday help now and then. In that spirit, here are ten of my favorite no-brainer tips to pass along this season. (I recommend printing, framing, or otherwise stickying the first five.)
12 October 2015 2By Rene RitchieSometimes your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad just isn't working the way you need it to. It could be sluggish. It could be freezing. It could be hot. It could be crashing. It could be, well, a lot of things. While there are specific ways to troubleshoot specific problems, there are a few ways to troubleshoot most things. And yes, while incredibly basic, going all the way back to the original iPod, that's included restarting, reseting, recovering, and restoring.
02 October 2015 2By Rene RitchieMost of the time you'll want your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on and ready to go at a click of the Sleep/Wake (On/Off) or Home button. And most of the time it'll work just fine at that click. But once and while you may want to power off your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad for a period of time, or you may want to restart it — or even reset it — to get it working like it should. Luckily, all of that is easy to do!
02 October 2015 31By Rene RitchieWhether you want to jailbreak, un-jailbreak, update from an expired beta, or simply recover when nothing else is working, putting you iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode can be your last, best hope for success.
02 October 2015 5By Rene RitchieIf updating your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad through Software Update simply isn't working, you're trying to get off a bad beta, or your device has simply become completely unresponsive and nothing else is working, recovery mode might be just what you need to get things going again. It's painful, so it's more of an almost-last resort than a first step, but it's not complicated and knowing about recovery mode is important if you ever need it.