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Updated Articles and Resources

By Sam Costello

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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.
    • iPod Shuffle: Everything You Need to Know Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Everything you need to know about the iPod Shuffle is here, including its history, accessories, reviews, and how to use it.
    • iPhone Plans for Families from AT&T, Sprint & Verizon Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Want to save the most money on your family's monthly iPhone calling and data plan? This chart makes it easy to compare the big companies.
    • A List of & Info About Every U.S. iPhone Carrier Created: Monday, July 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      There are many, many more phone companies in the U.S. that offer the iPhone besides the big four. Learn about the pre-paid and regional companies here
    • How To Rotate the Screen on the 6th Generation iPod nano Created: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Did you know you can flip the screen of the 6th Generation iPod nano? Learn this trick in just a few easy steps here.
    • 5 Great GPS Cycling Apps for the iPhone Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      If you're heading out for a ride, don't forget your iPhone. With these cycling apps, you can track your rides, improve your performance and more.
    • Game On! 6 March Madness iPhone Apps Created: Monday, March 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Don't miss a second of March Madness with these iPhone apps, which offer live game coverage and brackets for you and your friends.

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