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Updated Articles and Resources

By Sam Costello

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 7 Key Differences Between iPhones 5S and iPhone 5C Created: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Not sure how the iPhone 5S is different from the 5C? This list explains 7 key differences between the phones to help you make the right choice.
    • 17 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Want to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone? Try these 17 tips for making your iPhone last longer--now updated for iOS 7.
    • 11 Awesome, Little Known iPhone Features Created: Thursday, May 08, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Think you know the coolest features of your iPhone? These little-known features and capabilities will make your phone more useful and you cooler.
    • How to Connect iPod touch or iPhone to Wi-Fi Created: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Connecting your iPhone or iPod touch to a Wi-Fi network is super simple. Learn how here.
    • Which iPhone Model Should You Buy: iPhone 5S vs 5C vs 4S Created: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Choosing which iPhone to buy means deciding what carrier you want and what model: 5S, 5C, or 4S. Learn the pros and cons of each model.
    • 17 Best Free Music Apps for iPhone Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Some of the best music apps are free. If you're looking for new music for your iPhone, look no further than these great free music apps.
    • The History of the iPod Shuffle Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The iPod Shuffle has been both a functional device and a playground of experimentation. Check out all the models to see which were hits or flops.
    • The History of the iPod Classic (aka the Original iPod) Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The iPod wasn't the first MP3 player, but it was the one that helped revolutionize technology. Learn the history of each iPod model here.
    • How MP3 and AAC Are Different, and Other iPhone File Types Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      MP3 and AAC are both iPhone-compatible audio files, but they're also different. Find out how, and learn about other audio file formats, here.
    • The Saga of the Lost iPhone 4 Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      For a company famous for its secrecy, Apple lost a surprising number of unreleased iPhone prototypes in 2010 and 2011. Read the stories.
    • iPad Users Manual Created: Thursday, December 16, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The iPad doesn't come with a printed user manual. Find out where to download a manual here.
    • Free at iTunes Store - July 21, 2014 Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      In the week of July 21, 2014, these apps, books, TV shows, and songs are free at the iTunes Store.
    • 10 Best Comic Apps for iPhone and iPad Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The best comic apps make you forget that you're reading on your iPhone or iPad. There are numerous comic apps available, but these are the 10 best.
    • Using iBooks and the iBookstore Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      If you're a book lover with an iPhone or iPod touch you're in luck. Apple's great ebook app is iBooks; here's what you need to know to use it.
    • Top 6 iPhone eBook Apps Created: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      There are dozens of ebook apps to choose from if you want to read on the go. This list reviews and ranks the top contenders.
    • Tablet Showdown: iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab Created: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are among the most popular tablets out there. If you're deciding between them, you need to know how they stack up.
    • 10 Tips to Extend iPod touch Battery Life Created: Friday, April 24, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The iPod touch is awesome, but it's not much fun if it's out of battery. Use these tips to squeeze the most battery life out of your touch.
    • How to Copy CD to iPod & iPhone Using iTunes Created: Monday, December 25, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Buying from iTunes isn't the only way to get music for your iPod or iPhone. You can also copy songs from CDs by ripping them. Here's how.
    • The 7 Best Weight Loss and Diet Apps for the iPhone Created: Friday, December 03, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      There's an app for everything—even helping you lose weight and keep it off. These 7 apps are the best for people who are serious about weight loss.
    • The Best iPhone Travel Apps Created: Friday, July 01, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Travel to new places can be confusing. But it doesn't have to be. Check out these apps for cheap gas, good eats, and staying awake on long drives.
    • Netflix Readies New iPhone App Created: Monday, June 14, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      The Netflix iPhone app will be hitting the iTunes store soon. Find out what you'll be able to do with the new Netflix app, including streaming movies directly on your iPhone over 3G and Wi-Fi.
    • What is Foursquare? Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      What is Foursquare, how does it work, and why would you want to use it?
    • Understanding and Using iPhone DFU Mode Created: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      If you need to use your iPhone's DFU Mode, you may be in trouble--but you'll be glad it's an option.
    • 16 Remote Control iPod touch and iPhone Apps Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The iPhone is a great media device; with some apps, you can turn it into a remote control for stereos, TVs, and more.
    • Can I Redownload Apps Purchased from the App Store? Created: Monday, November 08, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Ever downloaded an app, deleted it, and then realized later that you need it? You're in luck: you can re-download apps from the App Store for free.
    • How to Install Apps Removed from the App Store Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      There are lots of reasons that Apple might remove an app from the App Store. But just because you can't get that app at iTunes, doesn't mean you can't install and use it--if you know what to do.
    • Cash for iPhones Used iPhone Retailer Review Created: Monday, December 05, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Planning to sell your used iPhone or iPod to Cash For iPhones? You need to be aware of one very important thing.
    • The iPhone's 5 Sensors Created: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The iPhone gains some of its coolest features from the 5 sensors built into it. Find out what they are and what they do here.
    • Using iPhone Slideshows Created: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Forget those old carousels of slides. With the iPhone's Photos app, you've got a slideshow in your pocket.
    • iPhone Email Tip: Mark as Read or Unread Created: Friday, July 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Keep track of your emails and manage your inbox by learning how to mark emails on your iPhone as read, unread, or flagged.
    • Best iPhone Photography Apps Created: Monday, November 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      From capturing fun moments with friends and family to making art, these photo apps will help you transform your iPhone into a mobile darkroom.
    • iPod touch: Everything You Need to Know Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Everything you need to know the iPod touch, including its hardware and software features, information about its models, and reviews and how-tos.

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