All Articles by Kathy Mcgraw

How to customize security on iPhone and iPad

Whether you want to change your passcode or you want to prevent access to certain functions of your iPhone or iPad, iOS lets you change security to suit your needs. Here is how you can customize the security settings on your iOS device

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How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

By default, your iPhone uses two quick vibration pulses for a text message and a continuous steady pulse vibration for incoming calls, but you can create something unique so you can easily tell what kind of notification you're receiving without even looking.

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How to customize Calendar for iPhone and iPad

Apple’s Calendar app lets you manage your schedule on the go, whether you are enroute to work or traveling to a fabulous vacation destination. iOS gives you a number of options for putting your own stamp on the application. Let’s walk through them.

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How to share events with Calendar for iPhone and iPad

This article details how to share calendar events on iPhone and iPad.

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How to turn on parental controls for in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad

If you notice other people keep making in-app purchases on your iPhone or iPad, you can always restrict the ability to do so.

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5 ways fitness trackers make your life better

Although more research is needed, we think that wearing a fitness tracker can’t hurt, and in fact, can help improve the quality of your life in several concrete ways. Here’s why.

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How to cancel HBO Now when you're done with Game of Thrones for the year

If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your HBO Now subscription, it's not a big deal to cancel. There's no contract, so there aren't any early termination fees and, since you pay for the service a month in advance, there is no balance to pay.

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Fitbit Alta: Top 5 tips and tricks

You love your Fitbit Alta because it not only looks stylish on your wrist, it also helps you get healthier. We’ve been using our Fitbit Alta for a few months and we want to share our tips for getting the most out of your fitness tracker.

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Grade B or C? Here's how the used iPhone grading system works!

Whether you just can’t afford the price tag on the latest iPhone or you are the frugal sort who wants to save money, you’ll be happy to know that there is a burgeoning marketplace for used Apple devices

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Candy Crush Jelly Saga: 5 tips, tricks, and cheats to crack frosting and free Puffers!

The third installment of the very popular Candy Crush series, Candy Crush Jelly Saga brings you more of the same addicting fun as the previous games.

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How to manage notifications on iPhone and iPad

Most applications send you notifications from time to time, and Notification Center in iPhone and iPad governs which apps can do this and the form that these notifications take. This article explains how you can change these settings.

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How to access Notification Center on iPhone and iPad

If you just got a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad then you've got Notification Center. It's Apple's attempt to bring order and sanity to the myriad of alarms, alerts, messages, calls, announcements, and game challenges that flood our daily lives. But first you may need to bring order and sanity to Notification Center itself. Here's how!

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How to set up parental controls with restrictions for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Before you can turn anything off, however, you need to enable them in Settings.

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How to use interactive notifications on iPhone and iPad

With interactive notifications, no longer do you have to stop what you're doing to respond to a message, trash a junk mail, or accept a calendar invite.

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Stack: Five tips, tricks, and hints

Stack is one of those simple, stupid, addicting games that you can lose an entire afternoon to if you’re not careful. We speak from experience, we really do.

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Can you buy insurance for a used iPhone? Here's the answer!

The point I’m getting at is that damaging your iPhone is easy. Getting it repaired or replaced is not so easy, especially if you don’t have it insured. But, what if you didn’t buy that expensive insurance plan when you bought the device?

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Does the Apple Store sell used iPhones?

There is no question that you can save scads of money if you buy a used iPhone as opposed to a new one. If you're thinking about going to an Apple Store to get one, however, you're out of luck — Apple does not sell used devices.

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Fitbit Alta FAQ: Everything you need to know!

Thinking about getting a Fitbit Alta? Here's everything you need to know about it!

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How to customize accessibility on iPhone and iPad

Apple offers a range of accessibility options that let you customize how your iPhone or iPad behaves when you perform certain actions. You have a choice between a few options so you can pick the one that's most convenient and useful for you.

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How to use battery settings on iPhone and iPad

This article explains how to turn on Low Power Mode for iPhone and iPad. It also explains how to enable viewing battery percentage in the status bar.

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