Create a Shared Family Address Book with Contacts and iCloud
NOTE: “Apple Family Sharing” is good for sharing the in-app purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud storage. But, it doesn’t share address books well, at least not yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this lately. I figure Apple will solve this problem eventually by changing the way the address book works. But, for now,…Read More
Create a Shared Family Address
Book with Contacts and iCloud
We are a two-person household. Each of us has iPhones, Macs, and iPads, so it makes sense that we would want to share the same Contacts/Address book. We tried having separate Contacts, but someone will update something and the other won’t have it — and it’s a hassle. So, then we tried just sharing the…Read More
iTunes 12 and Yosemite. How can I update all my apps?
I know. You thought Apple removed it. But, it was just a little hidden. The good news is we have more ways to customize our iTunes experience. The bad news is you probably pulled your hair out before googling the answer. Read below for the answer or watch the animated gif below. Connect your iPhone/iPad…Read More
How to make the text on your iPad larger
Question The text on my iPad is too small. I’d like to enlarge it. Can you help me? Answer This is a very common problem. Happily, there is an equally easy (if slightly hidden) fix. Open the Settings screen. Select General Tap on Accessibility. Choose Large Text and tap on the size of the font…Read More
FIX: Displaying the Wrong "From" on iPad Email
Question Hi Lena. Recently my iPad 2 started inserting “iPad” in “From” field, when I send from iPad as opposed to laptop. This has caused some problems with people thinking messages are Spam. Do you know how I can fix this so my ATT.net appears instead? Answer Fire up your iPad an go to Settings…Read More
What is this anonymous Twitter database on my iPad?
Question On my iPad, under Safari/settings/databases, there was an entry from mobile.twitter.com with the name anonymous. I don’t Twitter, never have, and don’t understand how that entry could have gotten there given the descriptions and my understanding of how the databases are supposed to work. In short, how does a person that doesn’t use Twitter or…Read More
Where did my iPhone emoticons go?
Question I had this program installed on my iPhone called emoji. It allowed me to have these cool emoticons for texting. Now that I’ve upgraded to iOS 5, they are gone and a microphone icon is in its place. I like the mic, but, how do I install emoji again? Answer Good news. With the…Read More
What is the difference between Fetch and Push?
Question I am now syncing my phone and computers so that my calendars, emails will all have the same information. But, when I go to my settings I see options for “Fetch” and “Push”. What is the difference? Which one do I want to use? Answer Fetch and Push are items that tell your devices…Read More
Ask Lena: How do I lock the rotation on my iPad/iPhone?
Question After I upgraded to the new OS the button that locks the gyro orientation now clicks mute on and off and the lock button no longer stops the automatic rotation. Have you experienced this? Answer After the latest iOS4.x for the iPhone and iPad the ability to lock your screen seems to be missing.…Read More
What are correct resolution measurements for my iPad?
Question Can you help with the correct page size to use for the iPad in app InDesign > new document (Picas and Points or cms) I found the iPhone size using google, however having difficulty finding the size of the iPad. Answer 768 x 1024 pixels 768 x 1024 points 768 x 1024 pica 27.09…Read More
Fun cases and stands for your iPad or iPhone
Here is a quick roundup of some amusing stands and cases I found for iPhone and iPad recently. The Flick Stick: Slim and foldable phone stand, selfie stick, vanity mirror, everything grip all in one. It attaches using a strong (but removable) adhesive sticker. It comes in some really neat patterns too! Clever Stand: Comprising…Read More