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Getting Started with Launch Center Pro

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Getting Started with Launch Center Pro

The TL;DR version is that this app is a way to create shortcuts to frequently used apps or actions that you perform often. The brilliance is found in the time saving it provides you. If you stop and think, I'm sure there are certain tasks you do repeatedly on your phone. What if you can cut steps out of that process with one button?

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Attention Parents: Guided Access for iPhone/iPad

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Attention Parents: Guided Access for iPhone/iPad

There is a feature in iOS 8 that I am sure most parents don't even know exists.  It is called Guided Access and it is a parent's best friend.  Once enabled the current app is locked.  Your kid cannot use the volume, sleep or home buttons until the set time limit ends or you disable it.  

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Blueprint for iPad Only Life

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Blueprint for iPad Only Life

In a previous blog post I had opined about life without a PC.  Not life without a computer, but one where all your computer needs and wants are met in a mobile only package. Specifically asking the question, can I get rid of my PC and use an iPad instead? 

If that peaked your interest, lets go a step further.

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Geek To English: Social Media Edition

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Geek To English: Social Media Edition

If you are going to wade into learning more about technology, there will inevitably be words that are assumed by the geeks who created them.  This is the first of a series focused on deciphering the terminology that is a foreign language to so many of you.  

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How To Use Today View Widgets

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How To Use Today View Widgets

Every year Apple updates iOS (the software that is run on your iPhone). 
Every year it is filled with hundreds of new features/tweaks. 
Every year only a handful of those are discovered and used by the average user.

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Don't Forget to Use Do Not Disturb

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Don't Forget to Use Do Not Disturb

Rest calmly knowing you do not have to be "that guy" whose phone goes off in his brother's wedding.  Take the simple step of utilizing an incredibly underutilized feature since iOS 7. Do Not Disturb can silence all calls, alerts and notifications, but you have to enable it!

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How To Be a Google Search Ninja

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How To Be a Google Search Ninja

My apologies ahead of time but I won't be researching how to become a Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo or AOL search ninja anytime soon.  I am sure this will disappoint all of 6 of you. 

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