Week 5: What is Apple Pay? We've got answers
With the release of iOS 8.1, Apple has activated their payment system, Apple Pay, which allows for easy and painless transactions in your favorite retail stores. It also allows you to make purchases online safely, securely, and quickly. We know you've got a lot of questions about Apple Pay, so we tried to answer the most common ones for you!
Photos for Mac is out now, and it's going to change your life
Lets get real: managing your photos with iPhoto has been a pain in the you-know-what. Clients and friends are always asking us what to do when storage gets full or when your iPhoto Events and Albums is a big mess. Well, the new Photos app from Apple is meant to solve all of your photo problems.
What to Do with a Broken Screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch screen is broken, all hope is not lost. First of all, that really stinks! I've broken screens before and it's never any fun. Fortunately, Apple has actually made it extremely easy to get a screen repaired or replaced. I'm writing this article because I want to get the word out there. Here's my guide explaining what to do if you crack your screen.
The Ultimate Guide to Solving iPhone, iPad, and iOS Battery Drain
I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone's battery was draining. I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends.
Background App Refresh Explained in Layman's Terms
I absolutely hate blogs that tell people to disable Background App Refresh. Most of these "How to Fix Battery Drain" articles are designed to get clicks and are not very concerned with accuracy. Well I'm here to set the record straight about Background App Refresh. Background App Refresh, or BAR (as coined by friend and founder of the MacInstructor, Rick Stawarz) is actually a great new feature of iOS 7 that allows apps to refresh with the latest information in a way that efficiently uses the horsepower of your device without affecting the way you use your device.