Photo Stream is a new addition to iOS 5, OS X, and iCloud. Apple has provided a hassle-free method for having all of your photos automatically synced across multiple devices at the same time, with one problem. As the service stands now, there is no way to delete a photo in your Photo Stream. Uh oh. … Read more
Anyone who carries his or her life on an iDevice will run to iOS 5, Apple's new mobile operating system (compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and the third and fourth generation of the iPod Touch) that makes day-to-day tasks easier to complete on the go.
We're excited about it, too, so we dug our hands into iOS 5 and created dozens of tutorials to help you master the new apps (like iMessage and Reminders), customize the interface, control your privacy, and uncover some hidden features.
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Firefox made a change to how URLs are displayed when visiting Web pages. Unfortunately, if you're trying to find out if you're on a secure connection by reading the protocol at the start of the URL, you can't do that anymore. Here's a quick fix for getting the protocol back in the address bar so you can see the full URL, every time:
The current address bar appears like the one above.
Step 1: Open Firefox and type "about:config" into the address bar.
Step 2: Click the button that says, "I'll … Read more
One of the growing pains for iCloud users is the fact that 5GB just might not be enough space, and paying for more space isn't that appealing to most.
Thankfully, Apple allows you to manage what information is backed up and stored on iCloud from your iOS device, giving you the capability to free up valuable space on your iCloud account.
To manage iCloud storage on your iOS device:Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage.You will be presented with the device(s) you are backing up to iCloud. Tapping on the device … Read more
Safari in iOS 5 brings an entirely new experience for those who spend much of their time browsing the Web on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
The new OS introduces tools for better news reading, Twitter integration, and a new private browsing option.
Use Reader and Reading List to keep up with news Of the new features, Reader and Reading List take center stage; it makes reading news and blogs a more enjoyable experience on the new OS. Now, if you navigate to an article, "Reader" will appear in the address bar. Tap it, and an e-reader-style … Read more
New apps like iMessage, Newsstand, and Reminders are taking the spotlight in iOS 5, so it's easy to miss the little things, like Mail. Apple's well-respected mail client got a minor refresh, introducing several features iPhone users have been begging for.
If you browse through your Mail app in iOS 5, it's seemingly unchanged. But look again to find three key differences: text formatting, flagging, and mailbox management.
Yes, this means you can finally bold, italicize, and underline text (seriously, what took so long?), flag e-mails as important, mark e-mails as unread, and create or delete mailboxes. … Read more
With so many risks to your accounts and computer on the Web, wouldn't it be nice to know that none of the people you follow on Twitter are adding to those risks? Safego, a Bitdefender product, offers a free service that will scan your Twitter account for suspicious users, links, and messages. It won't take any action without your consent, but it can be set to alert you when a new issue arises. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Head over to http://safego.bitdefender.com/twitter/
Step 2: Log in with your Twitter account. … Read more
Cinemas dim the lights during showings to help eliminate distractions, making it easier for you to focus on what you came to see. With media sites like YouTube, it's easy to become distracted by the other content on the page like the recommended videos or comments sections. And let's face it, not all videos look good in full-screen mode due to low resolutions. Wouldn't it be nice if you could dim the lights on the rest of the page to cut out the distractions? Well, there happens to be an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that does … Read more
Apple released iOS 5 today, including a small but very useful update to Maps: users can now choose from multiple routes for driving and walking directions.
This update makes it possible for you to pick from three routes in situations where there might be a detour, heavy traffic, or other obstruction in the first suggested route.How to use alternate routes The process for using Alternate Routes is simple. When you look for directions in iOS 5, you'll be presented with three possible routes. Tap a route (Route 1, Route 2, or Route 3) to view its path on … Read more
iOS 5 and iCloud have just been released and MobileMe users are finally allowed to transition their accounts from MobileMe to iCloud. The process is easy, but there are some steps along the way.
The slideshow takes you through Apple's MobileMe migration wizard, which is really just a few Web pages of warnings and information regarding the change. Before you begin the move, make sure you have all of your computers updated to OS X 10.7.2 as well as any iOS devices updated to iOS 5. Once everything is updated, visit mobileme.com/move from your computer.… Read more