All Articles by Allyson Kazmucha

Best photo editing apps for iPhone

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you edit and tweak your photos to perfection?

As the cameras in our iPhones get better and better, so do the editing tools that are available to us on the App Store. From making a photo brighter to adding a blur effect and even spot healing, great photo editing apps are leaving less of a need for traditional desktop editing software. An iPhone paired with some great photo editing apps let you instantly share your photos seconds after you snap them. These are currently the ones we think serious iPhone photographers should have in their toolkit!

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iPhone or iPad freezing when you delete apps? Here's the work-around!

You touch and hold an icon to put your iPhone or iPad into jiggly mode, tap the X button to delete an app, and then... nothing.

Literally nothing. Everything just freezes up and seems to hang for a while. Eventually the confirm delete dialog box pops up, but it takes way longer than it should. Instead of letting you quickly delete an app and get on with using your device, it just feels like everything is locked up and you're stuck. If you're experiencing this problem on iOS 8 here's the good news — there is a workaround, and we're tacking it on this week's iOS Help.

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Fantastical 2 for Mac review: The calendar app you've been waiting for

Fantastical 2 by Flexibits is a full screen calendar replacement for Mac with an all new design for OS X Yosemite and all new features that you won't find anywhere else.

A Notification Center widget, faster and more reliable sync, full time zone support, and "calendar sets" round out the highlights. Taken together, they make Fantastical 2 far more than a menu bar companion to OS X's built in Calendar app — they make it a full-on calendar app in its own right.

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How to view your iTunes and App Store Wish Lists on iPhone or iPad

The Wish List feature in the iTunes Store and App Store lets you save songs, movies, apps, and other content you'd like to purchase later.

You can keep items in your Wish List for as long as you want, for example, until pay day, allowance day, or those gift cards finally come in. When you're ready to buy an item on your Wish List, you can jump right to the iTunes Store and the App Store, find it, and download it in just a few taps.

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Our favorite photography accessories for iPhone

If you want to take your iPhone photography to the next level, there's lot of accessories out there to help you do just that.

As iPhone optics and the software behind them get better and better, it's becoming easier than ever to leave our DSLRs and point and shoot cameras at home. Whether you want to stabilize your shots, add some beefier lens options, or take better selfies, here are some of the iPhone photography accessories we're using around iMore!

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How to view all the songs you've identified with Siri

Ever identified a song with Siri and then forgotten what the name was?

If you do several songs in a row, or it's been a while since you identified the song, it can be tough to remember. Luckily, when you ask Siri to identify a song, it keeps a record. In fact, it keeps an entire list right in iTunes. So, if you later decide you want to buy the song, or listen to it in your favorite music streaming app, all you have to do is know where to look!

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Candy Crush Soda Saga: How to beat levels 40, 52, 60, 70, and 72

The ultimate guide to beating levels 40, 52, 60, 70, & 72 in Candy Crush Soda Saga!

If you're playing your way through Candy Crush Soda Saga and our basic tips, hints, and cheats just don't seem to be enough for you to get past some of the harder levels, we're here to help!

In this guide we are taking a look at some of the hardest levels to beat out of the first 100 levels. So if you've exhausted all your other options and just can't seem to pass them, follow along for the best tips, hints, and cheats we have to help you pass them!

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How to fix a blown loud speaker in your iPhone: The Ultimate guide

Step by step instructions on how to replace a broken loud speaker in your iPhone

The loud speaker in your iPhone is what makes it possible for you to talk on speakerphone, play music, and hear alert notifications for text messages, phone calls, and more. If the loud speaker is defective or blown, you may experience symptoms such as no sound at all except through the earpiece, crackling audio, or intermittent audio issues. If any of that sounds like something you're experiencing, your loud speaker will most likely have to be replaced. If you're out of warranty or own an older iPhone, a DIY repair can save you some money if you aren't yet ready to purchase a new iPhone. No matter what iPhone model you have, we can walk you through how to replace the loud speaker all on your own!

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Best iPhone apps to help you plan the perfect wedding

Need help planning your wedding? These iPhone apps are sure to help you plan the perfect day you'll never forget!

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, for both you and your partner. For most of us that also means a ton of things to get done between now and then. That's why I've gathered together the very best iPhone apps to help make planning your wedding as stress free as possible. From finding the perfect dress to picking a venue and everything in between, we've got you covered!

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Google Calendar for iPhone review

Google Calendar for iPhone is off to a decent start, but it isn't pulling me away from Fantastical 2 any time soon.

Google Calendar has finally come to iPhone by way of a native app. And not only can it sync your Google calendars, it can also grab your local calendars, including iCloud and Exchange. Use Gmail? Google Calendar can even import events right from your email automagically. There's no denying Google's got some fancy tricks up its sleeve. That doesn't mean there isn't still work to be done.

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Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker review

When it comes down to it, the Charge HR is currently the best wrist worn fitness tracker in Fitbit's current lineup.

The Charge HR by Fitbit counts your steps, tracks calories, monitors your heart rate, and pairs right with the Fitbit app to give you an overview of your activity each day. It also features a small display that shows you current stats and call notifications without having to pick up your phone. It might not boast all the features its older sibling the Fitbit Surge does, but it's still a better option for most people. Here's why...

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How to find out what time it is anywhere in the world with Siri

Ever need to figure out what time it is in some other corner of the world? Just ask Siri!

Time zones can be confusing. While the Clock app for iPhone and iPad lets you add all the locations you want to monitor current times, it's way easier to just ask Siri. As long as you know the location, Siri can tell you the current time and how far ahead or behind they are from your current location.

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Facebook's auto-play videos eating up all your data? Here's the fix!

Tired of Facebook chewing through your data plan? Here's how to keep it in check!

The Facebook app for iPhone and iPad features an auto-play feature for videos frequently causes a lot of users some data usage grief. It works by auto-loading and playing videos as you scroll through your timeline, whether or not you want it to. If you don't like this behavior, there's an easy way to turn off auto-play. It's something we'd highly recommend doing if you don't have an unlimited data plan or live with restricted Wi-Fi. And as an added bonus, it may save you a bit of battery life too!

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Angry Birds Stella POP! tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Angry Birds Stella POP! is a new match three game by Rovio that brings along your favorite Angry Birds characters. You'll have to pop bubbles to get to the evil pigs and free different forest creatures. If you've ever played games like Bubble Witch Saga, you already know what you're doing!

If you're just getting started, these are our top tips, hints, and cheats to mastering Angry Birds Stella POP!

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How to fix a broken headphone jack in an iPhone 5

Issues with your iPhone 5 headphone jack? No problem! We'll walk you through how to replace it in less than one hour!

Have an iPhone 5 with a broken or jammed headphone jack? If you're within your warranty period, just head to your local Apple Store to swap your device for a new one. However, if your warranty has expired and you aren't ready for a new iPhone yet, we can help you DIY repair the headphone jack for a fraction of the cost. If you're experiencing crackling audio, no audio at all when headphones are plugged in, or if something's stuck in the headphone jack, this guide is for you. Follow along and we'll not only walk you through the repair step by step, but link you to all the parts and tools you need as well!

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How to search for specific collections in the App Store

Don't know exactly what you're searching the App Store for? Let collections help you find the perfect app!

App Store search can be hit or miss depending on what you're looking for. If you know an app's name, you can of course search for that. But what if you don't? And instead you want an app that has a specific feature or characteristic? Try aiming for an app store collection instead. Here's how!

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Ulysses for iPad: The go-to text editor for long form writing

Ulysses 2.0 lets serious writers get things done on iPad with a gorgeous layout, great Markdown support, iCloud sync, and lots more!

Ulysses has long been a staple on the Mac, especially when it comes to long form writing, and today Ulysses comes to the iPad. I've been using Ulysses exclusively on my iPad Air 2 for the past week in the place of my regular text editing app. Complete with iCloud sync, Markdown support, and a beautiful 3 pane interface, Ulysses feels right at home on the iPad.

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Fitbit Surge fitness tracker review

The Fitbit Surge tracks steps, calories, sleep, workout sessions, monitors heart rate, and offers built-in GPS. But with a $249 price tag, it's not for everyone.

The Surge is Fitbit's high end fitness tracker for 2015 and features a touch sensitive screen, built-in heart rate sensor, native GPS abilities, and a traditional watch style clasp. It's the most feature packed fitness band Fitbit has ever shipped. But is it enough to put Fitbit ahead of the rest? And more importantly, is it worthy of your hard earned cash over the rest?

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How to update Twitter with Siri for iPhone and iPad

Siri can dictate your Tweets so you can keep your hands working while still being a social butterfly.

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Zagg Rugged Book keyboard case for iPad Air 2 review

If you need a keyboard case and a protective case all in one, the Rugged Book by Zagg is a great choice

The Rugged Book is one of Zagg's newest keyboard case offerings for the iPad Air 2 and boasts great protection with 4 different modes, a backlit keyboard, up to two years of battery life on a single charge, and more. Let's take a look at how it holds up out in the real world!

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