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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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.
If you have used iOS for any period of time, you have seen a share sheet similiar to what is below.
We all experience it. Batteries in our phones never keep up with the abuse and use we put them through. Not to mention those cases where we had a brain fart and forgot to charge the phone.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you use Facebook for one minute, you know the news feed is great to see what your friends are doing but it is also filled with posts from 'friends' too.