QR codes are everywhere: you can find them on websites, flyers, apps, ads, even on your favorite beverages. It is almost impossible not stumble on at least one QR code every week. However, unless you know how to read the information they store, you might miss what they are telling you. Fortunately, our smartphones are always with us, and we can use them to read QR codes. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you are wondering how to read QR codes, here are some of the best free apps that you can use for this purpose:
Two-step verification or two-step authentication is a second layer of security that you can add to your online accounts, to stop hackers from breaking in, even if they know your password. Not all companies offer this security feature but, fortunately, Apple is one of them. If you have an Apple ID, you can use your iPhone, iPad or Mac to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and be safer. If you want to learn how to do it, read this guide:
NFC is an acronym that is often used when referring to modern smartphones and tablets. What does it mean? Moreover, what does NFC do? Many people buy expensive smartphones, which all have NFC on them, but they have no idea what NFC is or how they can use this technology. If you would like to learn more about it, including how to tell whether you have NFC on your smartphone, read this guide:
We recently had the pleasure of testing a language learning tool called Mondly. It helps you learn new languages using your favorite web browser or an app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. We love learning new things, so we were eager to see how Mondly works and whether it can truly help you learn a new language with ease. After using it for a time, here are our impressions:
If you own a Windows desktop PC, laptop or tablet and need to enter a video call, you must also have a webcam to use for that. However, if you did not buy a webcam for your desktop PC or if you find yourself in an unfortunate situation when your laptop webcam breaks, you must find an alternate way of making video calls. One of them is to use your iPhone or iPad, by transforming your smartphone or tablet into a webcam for your PC. Fortunately, it is an easy thing to do, if you have the right tools: a specialized app and some drivers on your Windows PC.
If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you are looking at its screen, the only things it tells you about the battery is whether it has plenty of energy stored, whether you need to charge it, and whether the Low Power Mode is on. When there is enough energy, the battery icon is green, or its inside is filled. When you have to charge your device, the battery icon is red, and when the Low Power Mode is on, the battery icon is yellow. Wouldn't it be nice for you to know what percentage of the battery you have left?
Anyone who owns a smartphone has at least a couple of apps that they like and use. However, we also download and install apps that we want to test or apps that we use for a while after which we forget that they exist on our smartphones. If you have an iPhone or iPad and your storage space is limited, you might want to keep an eye on the apps you have and those that you use. As we all know, if you do not do that, the number of apps on our smartphones can build up quickly, leaving no storage space for other things like your vacation pictures.
Most of our portable devices have a Bluetooth chip inside. It allows us to connect them to other devices wirelessly, over short distances, and get rid of the need to use wires. That is especially true when you want to connect a headset, a portable speaker or other similar devices to your iPhone or your iPad. That is why we thought it would be a good idea to show how to connect Bluetooth devices to your iPhone or iPad:
Most people who own an iPhone or an iPad use the internet on them, whether it is for apps, games or just browsing the web. However, you might have some apps on your iPhone that you do not want to connect to the internet every time they want to. If you are connected to WiFi, it is not possible to block an app from accessing the internet. But, it is possible to restrict the internet access of specific apps, when connected to your mobile network. If you want to learn how it is done, read on:
Regardless of whether you use an iPhone or an iPad, you need to know how to turn Bluetooth on and off. Maybe you need to connect a pair of wireless headphones, a Bluetooth speaker, or maybe you just want to share some photos from your iPhone or iPad to another device, using Bluetooth. If you want to enable Bluetooth in iOS, but you do not know how, read our guide and choose your favorite method: