Often times, they’re used to improve your security and privacy on public Wi-Fi networks, but they’re also used for a wide variety of other reasons. If you’ve been considering using a VPN on your iOS device(s) or Mac(s), then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to tell you all about why you should consider using a VPN and how to use them to your advantage. Read More
While the cloud has made modern life far more convenient, it hasn’t done away with the need for immediate space relief for our various daily tasks. If you find your iPhone or iPad running low on space at times, Xtra Drive Lightning Flash Drive has you covered with a backup 16GB Micro SD Card (expandable up to 128GB) to easily store your music, videos, photos and more. For a limited time only, it’s just $71.99.
Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles.
This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do a little trial run, and see how it goes. If it turns out to be something readers are interested in, we’ll add more products from more websites, and make this a daily thing. Read More
Safari’s Smart Search Field is tremendously useful. This unified search and address field performs functions of the separate address and search fields found in older editions of the browser.
The Smart Search Field lets you type in either an URL to visit or a search query to send to the default search engine. It’s also a place where search suggestions automagically pop up as you type. Suggested search terms are supplied by the search engine selected in Settings → Safari → Search Engine.
With this cool feature, you can type just the first few letters of a query and rely on the search engine to help you complete the search term without needing to type out the rest of your query. Bt certain users may not be fond of this feature for privacy reasons.
If you’re among them, use step-by-step instructions provided in this tutorial to turn suggested search terms off in Safari for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Read More
After upgrading your Mac to OS X Yosemite or later, the new Photos app gets installed automatically.
On first launch, Photos will auto-upgrade your default iPhoto library to its new library format. People will multiple iPhoto libraries must manually convert them to the new format by holding the Option (⌥) key when clicking the Photos icon in the Dock.
Upon completing migration, you’ll have two sets of photo libraries on your machine: the original iPhoto libraries and their Photos counterpart.
In order to free up a significant amount of storage space on your Mac, you can safely delete any iPhoto library that has been migrated to the new Photos app. Read More
Folks in the market for a new Apple TV app that helps surface great content may want to check out TechTube TV. The app, which was released late last week, was designed to highlight videos that it believes folks will find interesting.
The video selections are geared towards techies, and feature everything from TED talks to device reviews. There is also a mix of science and ‘how things work’ videos—”the goal is entertaining, informative or intellectually stimulating.” Read More
If you own an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, pressing iOS’s Phone icon gives you shortcuts for calling your top three favorite contacts right from the Home screen. But aside from 3D Touch, the Phone app has received little innovation in years past.
That being said, a lot of iPhone owners are not completely familiar with the ins and outs of the Phone app beyond making and receiving phone calls. Many of my friends, for instance, routinely go to Phone → Recents to call the last dialed number.
Apple’s interface designers have thought of that, too, but unfortunately their solution is not readily apparent in Phone’s interface. In this quick tutorial, we’ll teach you how to call the last dialed number right from Phone’s Keypad section. Read More
Google is celebrating the Safer Internet Day with various promotions and related announcements. The Gmail team, for instance, launched a feature that’ll warn users before sending and receiving emails from insecure addresses.
The company’s Drive team has made an announcement of its own, offering two gigabytes of free additional cloud storage to those who complete a two-minute security checkup for their Google Account. Read More
In a surprise launch this morning, publisher Square Enix unleashed Final Fantasy IX upon the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This classic role-playing game, which originally released for Sony’s PlayStation console back in 2000, is now available in the App Store with a special 20 percent launch sale for $16.99.
Designed to let players relive the adventures of Zidane and his crew in the palm of their hands, Final Fantasy IX brings Game Center achievements, autosave, crisp graphics with high-def movies and character models, seven game boosters like high-speed and no-encounter modes and other perks. Read More
Vine, a Twitter owned mobile application for short-form video sharing, has been updated in the App Store this morning with three new features. For starters, owners of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s plus can press Vine’s icon on the Home screen to access a shortcut menu with a pair of options to make a Vine or jump into the Explore feed.
In addition, you can now edit your Vine’s caption for a brief period after you post and watch an account’s Vines in any order you want. Read More
Instagram officially announced support for logging into more than one Instagram account at a time in its free iOS and Android apps on Monday, and many of you that use Instagram on a daily basis are probably wondering how you can get your hands dirty with the feature.
Although signing in with multiple Instagram accounts is a feature that is still currently rolling out to all users, it’s possible to force your app to allow you to sign in with multiple accounts right now.
Once you get your Instagram app updated to the latest version and are ready to get started with using multiple user accounts in the app, you can follow this tutorial on how to manage all your Instagram accounts from the app. Read More
In honor of the Safer Internet Day, Google on Tuesday announced in a blog post that it has added a lock icon in Gmail’s web interface to denote whether or not your emails are encrypted. Additionally, a question mark icon on a sender’s avatar indicates messages that are not authenticated.
Gmail has supported encrypted connections between a user’s machine and its servers for some time now, but this doesn’t provide the full protection if a sender’s email client or email service does not support encryption in transit using TLS.
The new lock icon makes it easier to see if a message you received from someone is encrypted or not, and whether or not it can be authenticated. Read More
The forthcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, currently in testing, will bring out the ability to import Evernote content into the stock Notes application, Apple’s Vice President of Marketing, Brian Croll, has confirmed in an interview with Japanese publication PC User, as relayed yesterday by the Japanese blog Mac Otakara.
Through a new Import Notes menu command, Mac owners will be able to import Evernote files into Notes, which in OS X 10.11.4 supports Evernote’s proprietary .enex file format. Read More
A new retail service by Apple, which offers to apply screen protectors on customers’ iPhones using dedicated in-store machines, is now available at Apple Stores in the United States and around the world, MacRumors reported.
Based on Belkin’s ScreenCare+ Application System, the system allows store employees to apply Welkin-Branded screen protectors (either a Belkin TrueClear InvisiGlass Screen Protector or a Belkin TrueClear Anti-Glare Screen Protector) on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.
IGN has named Phosphor Games Studio’s first person action-puzzle game Heroes Reborn: Enigma its free title for the month of February 2016, marking the first time the $4.99 game has gone free since its October 2015 debut.
The game has you playing as Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers. You must solve various puzzles and survive tests in order to escape captivity at The Quarry, a secret government facility. Read More
Episode 121: On this week’s episode, Jeff, Cody and Sebastien discuss new functionalities in the latest beta of tvOS, including dictation support for search, as well as Siri support for App Store searches. The trio then discusses the now infamous Error 53, rumors of Apple’s interest in NFL rights, recent acquisitions, as well as Jeff’s awesome guide about getting started with loops in GarageBand. Also, great news for people who love bad news.
Every so often, you may come across the need to rotate a video after you’ve recorded it with your camera or iOS device because it didn’t quite come out how you expected it to.
In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to rotate a video in any direction on your Mac using the QuickTime app. Read More