For the past year, I've been carrying a succession of Android devices and iPhones, learning the ins and outs of each one. But a collection of small, usability-enhancing features keeps me coming back to Android as my everyday choice. Here's my list.
Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to free up space on your device without losing files and data that you need.
Still a long way to go until it's ready.
There are plenty of reasons why it never could have happened, but if Microsoft had created Android, the tech world would be very different today.
Apple is using augmented reality to fix the eye-contact problem that afflicts video chat.
Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.
New Raspberry Pi OS Raspbian is out, based on Linux Debian Buster, with a revamped user interface and improved security.
A quick look at the iOS 13 public beta suggests that it's far from being ready, and could be one of the worst beta releases in years.
Apple's next major software update for the iPhone is now available for anyone to test before launch.
iPad users who are curious what the future of computing on Apple's tablet looks like, here's your chance to get a glimpse at the future.
Want to help Apple stomp out iOS 13 bugs?
There’s promise and peril in the still-evolving world of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Here's everything individuals and businesses need to know about the basics of wallets, exchanges, and the next directions in this expanding ecosystem.
iOS 13 helps you remind you of those forgotten app subscriptions.
As Android has failed to expand far beyond smartphones, Apple has fortified a device ecosystem around pillars of related operating systems. Google sees AI as its wrecking ball.
iOS 13 will give open up the iPhone's ability to read more NFC tags… a feature that some Android smartphones already have.
iOS was first released 11 years ago. Now that it's hit iOS 12 (and with iOS 13 on the horizon) it still contains some really crazy, outdated user interface design choices that I can't believe Apple hasn't fixed. Let's hope Apple fixes these in iOS 13.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I too many apps on my iPhone. But while many are ones that I turn to occasionally, and other were flash-in-the-pan apps that I used for a bit and then forgot about, some have become 'must have' apps that have become indispensable.
iOS doesn't give a direct way to passcode access to apps, but by using the Screen Time feature we can pull off something that is workable. Bear in mind that this trick does have limitations, so you might want to read on before making changes to your iPhone. This trick only works for devices running iOS 12, and also works for iPads.
Are you finding that your iPhone's battery life is bad and just doesn't make it through the day? Or has the problem started recently, maybe after installing iOS 12.1? Here's how to use the tools in iOS 12 to diagnose the problem, and how to go about fixing the most common issues that might be running your battery flat.
The bottom line is that the longer you've been using an iPhone, and the more you've made use of Apple's features and services, the harder it's going to be. (Updated December 2018)
Your iPhone and iPad is likely packed with important, valuable, and even sensitive information that you might not want others to be able to access. Here are the steps you should take to lock down an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.1.
iOS 12 is packed with loads of useful features. The only problem is that if you don't know about them you might never know they are there! Here's a compilation of my favorite features. Many use the 3D Touch feature, and this is present for all iPhones from the iPhone 6S to the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but is not available on the iPhone XR.
Here are a selection of the most useful iOS 12.1 shortcuts and tricks. Many use the 3D Touch feature, and this is present for all iPhones from the iPhone 6S to the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but is not available on the iPhone XR.
iOS was first released 11 years ago. Now that it's hit iOS 12 you'd expect that it would be a mature platform, but it contains some really crazy, outdated user interface design choices that I can't believe Apple hasn't either fixed.
Are you constantly running out of space on your iPhone? Don't have space for that photo you want to take or that app you want to install? Here are some tips to help you. (Updated for iOS 12)
iOS 12 is home to dozens of new features and ways to do things, and it can be hard, even a little overwhelming at times, trying to find what's new let. Fear not! Here is a rundown of some of the most useful features in iOS 12. (Updated for iOS 12.1)
Chances are that by now you've downloaded and installed iOS 12 onto your iPhones and iPads. Here are ten of the best new features that you should check out, explore, and start using. (Updated for iOS 12.1)
Concerned about the security of the data you store on your iPhone and iPad? Here are the steps you should take to lock down an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12. (Updated for iOS 12.1)
Are you finding that your iPhone's battery life is bad since installing iOS 12.1? Or has the problem just started, seemingly at random? Here's how to diagnose and fix the most common issues that might be causing this. (Updated for iOS 12.1)
iOS 12 offers you much more information about your iPhone or iPad's battery than previously available, but there are still gaps that could do with filling. (Updated for iOS 12.1)
Ahead of the holidays, Apple makes its case for the iPad Pro to be your next computer, even though it's not one. Read more: https://zd.net/2QZmC2P
Here's how, with a few tweaks and accessories, you can transform your iPhone into a business workhorse that will allow you to get serious work done.
Are you finding that your iPhone's battery life is bad since installing iOS 12? Here's how to diagnose and fix the most common issues that might be causing this.
Google wants its search to be the one-stop shop for all trip and accommodation planning.
Calling 911 from an iPhone will soon automatically share the device's location.
Got too many blurry, out-of-focus pictures of your pet eating up precious storage space? Gemini Photos will take care of that.
Apple has removed a bunch of apps in the App Store that send location data to third parties without obtaining user consent, according to a report. Read more: https://zd.net/2IdQ0Oo
Tyler McCraw, Android developer for Extend Enterprises, is one of multiple developers at the I/O conference who said Flutter could solve one of their biggest challenges: Staying in sync with iOS developers. Read more: https://zd.net/2HQ0aov
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.