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iPhone Life Magazine

iPhone Life Magazine

Summer 2021

The only magazine dedicated to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Each regular issue is chocked full of reviews of apps, accessories and Apple handhelds. It’s also loaded with tips and how-to’s, user profiles, business solutions, and more. To read it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch download the free “Zinio Newsstand & Reader App” from iTunes App Store

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United States
Mango Life Media LLC
R 85,50
R 185,14
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
try this at home

An iPad can make an excellent second screen for those who don’t want to commit to a dedicated second monitor. With a computer running macOS Catalina or later and a tablet running iPadOS 13 or later, the easy-to-use Sidecar feature turns your iPad into a second display and works like a charm. Sidecar also allows your iPad to mirror your Mac’s display. This is great for when you want to see what images look like on different-sized screens, when your family gathers around your computer screen, and when you want your computer display to appear on two different screens. The ability to use an iPad as a second monitor has been possible with the third-party Duet Display app for a while, but it’s now built right into the operating systems. Here’s a…

3 min
smart enough for a smart home?

It’s been over a year since I hired contractors to gut our forested, Iowa countryside home. As we rebuild, we’ve taken the opportunity to create a smart home. My wife Lynda and I now stay there on weekends, which gives us a chance to use our iPhones and voice commands to control lighting, heating, and other electronic devices. Trying out the various smart home apps is like using different remotes to access your TV, DVR, VCR, antenna, and cable service. Each framework, including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, wants to be the hub where you can control all your smart home devices. However, because of an incomplete list of partners, we’re using a collection of apps and services to control our smart home. Tried & True: Nest App & Products Nest…

7 min

Need to Know Find your Phone’s Info & Phone Number Any kind of iPhone customer service, whether it’s from Apple, a friend, or even a Google search, will require you to know your iPhone’s information, such as the model, serial number, and which software version you’re running. Fortunately, this information is easy to access! Just go to Settings > General > About, and you’ll find all the info you need right there. If you forget your phone number (hey—we’re not calling ourselves!), just go to Settings > Phone and find your number listed under My Number. View & Manage Your iPhone’s Storage If you’re getting notifications that your iPhone storage is full or your phone’s performance is suddenly slowing down, it’s time to check on your storage. To do this, just to go Settings…

5 min
apple silicon arrives

Apple Silicon-powered laptops became available toward the end of last year. These portable devices feature the M1 chip, Apple’s custom ARM-based processor, the same one that powers iPhones and iPads. Consequently, Apple has promised that iOS applications will run on Apple Silicon systems without modification. This is great news for many of us who have favorite iPads apps we’ve been hoping the developers would port over to Intel-based Macs for years. In addition to higher processing power and better battery life, you can add the ability to use the following iPad apps on your Mac as a reason to upgrade to M1 Macs. Affinity Photo ($19.99) This sophisticated, prosumer photo editor has many of the features found in high-end programs like Photoshop while remaining more intuitive and approachable to use. Capabilities range from…

6 min
explore the wild world of charging

When it comes to charging your iPhone, a surprising number of questions can arise. What is MagSafe? What’s the difference between fast charge and Quick Charge? Do you have to use Apple charger cables to charge your iPhone? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here, I’ll walk you through the main charging methods and address the questions people ask the most about best battery practices. Understanding Fast Charge, Quick Charge, Rapid Charge & Turbo Charge The terms Quick Charge, rapid charge, turbo charge, and fast charge all generally refer to a method of charging at higher-than-normal speeds to achieve more charge in less time. While rapid charge and turbo charge are general marketing terms, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge and Apple’s fast charge have specific definitions that are important to understand. Originally coined by computer…

2 min
rosalin siv

Location: New York City Bio: Rosalin Siv is the founder of The Evercake, a website where you can order her beautiful homemade cakes and have them delivered to your door. The buttercream-based frosting keeps the cakes from being overly sweet, and each design is beautiful and detailed (order at TheEvercake.com). Square Point of Sale: Square is so great for sending invoices on the fly and I love its user-friendly interface. It helps me manage my online payments and gives customers options for how they want to pay. Nest: My Nest Cams are my eyes at home when I can’t be there. I have two cameras set up, and the app allows me to see what is happening in my son’s bedroom and elsewhere. TikTok: TikTok is a must for boredom and general trend watching! Calm:…