For drawing, scribbling, writing, Paper for iPad, whatever you need to do, a stylus can be a great help in our touchscreen world, helping keep your screen clean and your movements precise. iPad and smartphone-users know this all too well. But as you'd expect, there are tons of options if you're in the market for a stylus. Everyone wants the best bang for their buck, quality and a reasonable price, and we've tracked down the best. Our list will outline the 5 best styli for the iPad and smartphone.
TunnelBear for iOS provides a mobile solution to accessing the Internet over a virtual private network (VPN). If you need to block web trackers that are tracking your every move while online, it’s fortunate TunnelBear is extremely easy to implement. Download the app, follow the on-screen instructions, and within minutes you’ll have installed a set of settings called a profile. Your iOS device will use these files to configure a location-specific VPN tunnel that all your data is filtered through. There is a free option available with TunnelBear in addition to two account types that cost a monthly fee. Read on to find out how to easy it is to setup a VPN on your iPhone or iPad. We’ll also look at how to get a free gigabyte of data every month to make your free version last that much longer.
iTunes has become the standard transfer medium for music to our iOS devices. While our frustrations of the software arose, alternatives also sprung up. These programs offer an alternative method to transfer music to an iPhone or iPad. We’ll be looking at some applications for use via a computer and then some apps that can be downloaded on an iOS device for streaming music. Every method below avoids using iTunes during the transfer process. See Also: 2 Ways to Backup and View iPhone Text Messages on Your PC Using Desktop Apps Desktop apps don’t require anything but a computer and the
Apple announced that the new iPhone 5S will feature the first 64-bit ARM processor used in a mobile phone at its last big conference. The news surprised industry watchers by its unusual nature. Apple, of all companies, extolling an iPhone’s technical specs? However, the iPhone 5S’s new chip heralds the future. What it lacks in applications today it makes up for in preparation for the future. Apple’s decision to use a 64-bit processor speaks volumes about where it thinks the industry will go. With a little guesswork, we at TechNorms believe we can guess Apple’s course for the future. Maybe
TeamViewer has been one of the best apps for remote access and support for Windows users. We’ve looked at using it on Android for remote access, but this merely allowed the mobile user to access a Desktop. TeamViewer just released an iOS app that lets Desktop users access iPhones and iPads, providing mobile device support. Some notable features of the new TeamViewer QuickSupport (QS) app are adding e-mail accounts, providing new Wi-Fi connections, and viewing all the device’s running applications. We’ll explore some of these features below. Remote Support to iOS Devices with TeamViewer Install the QS App on your iOS device Before a remote
Previously, we demonstrated the process of using HandBrake to convert all types of video content to a format compatible with iPad playback, with the help of this versatile video converter. Now, we’re going to show you how to transfer these videos over to your iPad, ready for playback. Traditionally, transferring files such as images between a desktop and an iPad have been relatively straight forward. However, the process gets a little tricky when videos are involved. Using a simple process, you can now easily transfer video files from your desktop computer, to your iPad, iPhone or iPod. The process is
Using the simple functions of the versatile HandBrake software, you can quickly and easily convert video content stored on your computer, to a format which is suitable for iPad playback. Being able to record and watch videos on your iPad is awesome, but watching videos recorded on other devices has often been a struggle for iPad users. However, HandBrake offers a pretty sound solution. The software allows you to quickly convert all types of video files to iPad compatibility. HandBrake is capable of processing and converting most common multimedia files, along with and all DVD and BluRay sources, which are not
Using some handy built-in iOS device settings, you can quickly and easily disable App installation and deletion functions across the App Store and your App collection. This temporary feature can help protect your installed Apps, and even your bank balance. We have all heard the horror stories from around the world, of young children unknowingly – and knowingly – racking up ridiculously large bills for their parents via the Apple App store. Such a scenario could be waiting to happen for many of us, especially those with technologically curious children. Luckily, via the iOS settings, you can temporarily revoke the
The most striking quality of iOS is its simplicity. Almost anyone can pick it up and use it without much of any introduction or tutorial. Apple prides itself on making its products easy to operate, and iDevices are the best example of this. When you use an iPhone, you don’t think about the underlying operating system or any of that. However, a convoluted mess of file systems lie beneath iOS’s placid surface. When you start digging into the guts of an iPad, you find a stripped-down cousin to OS X that shares the same XNU core. OS X is a
We at TechNorms like to think we’re bright people. We understand most things we come across. However, we were left slack-jawed and baffled by the launch of the original iPad in 2009. It made no sense. Why would anyone want a giant iPod Touch? Why was it so expensive? Why would they name it after a tampon? Four years later, the iPad is phenomenally successful. It launched a new genre of electronics. Steve Jobs & Company created a third device between computers and smartphones. That’s remarkable. Today we’re looking back at the device that started it all, the first-generation iPad.
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