The Ultimate Guide to Google Maps for the iPhone

by Jul 01, 2011

One of the simplest and most elegant implementations of Google Maps can be found in iOS. In all its simplicity, Google Maps for iOS is packed with features that are not very obvious due to the streamlined and clutter-free UI the native iPhone app sports. In this guide I will help you navigate all of…Continue Reading

Google Maps for iPhone Views & Traffic Information Explained

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

While viewing a map in the Maps app powered by Google Maps, the default view is the Standard view. We previously mentioned that there are two more views that can be used while using Google Maps. The guide below will show you how to enable additional views when using Maps as well as provide you with…Continue Reading

How to Find Yourself Using Maps & Determine Heading on the iPhone

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

Now that you are familiar with Maps and available views, the next topic we are going to cover is how to use your iPhone’s built-in GPS to quickly find your location. Most of the time when you are searching for a place using Maps the Current location indicator is not visible on the map. If…Continue Reading

How to Search for an Address or Place on the iPhone

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

Now that you are familiar with how Maps works, how to map your current location and how to view the map in different modes, it’s time we learn how to search for places and addresses using Maps on the iPhone. In this section we will search for a place by name and address. I will…Continue Reading

How to Get Directions on the iPhone

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

Now that we know how to find places and addresses on the iPhone, we’ll need to explore getting directions and using the features available. In this guide I will show you how to get directions on your iPhone and I will also show you how to use some of the coolest features including public transportation…Continue Reading

Bookmark Your Favorite Places & Addresses with Maps for iPhone

Jul 01, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve learned how to use Maps on the iPhone, search for places and get directions. In this guide I will show you how to extend Maps functionality. Maps for the iPhone truly provides a complete mapping using experience. You can bookmark places you frequent, access those bookmarks, add an address to an existing contact or…Continue Reading

How to Turn Off Push Notifications on the iPhone

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Do you find iPhone notifications obtrusive and annoying? You’re not the only one. Until Apple releases a better notification system in iOS 5 later this year we are stuck with a notification system that sucks. So if you wish to disable it altogether or keep certain apps from constantly bugging you, follow the instructions below…Continue Reading

How to Turn Off Location Services on the iPhone

Jun 29, 2011 2 Comments

Location services on the iPhone allow iOS and apps to locate you on a map. This information can be useful when you are googling something on Safari or while checking in to a local venue with Foursquare. Problem with Location Services on the iPhone The problem with location services is twofold. The first is that…Continue Reading

How to Turn Off 3G on the iPhone

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

Although 3G data does give your iPhone a huge boost when accessing content on the web, it also takes its toll on your iPhone’s battery life. If you find that you mainly use your iPhone for voice calls instead of surfing the web all the time you could disable 3G and conserve a lot of…Continue Reading

How to Enable the iPhone’s Speak Auto-Corrections Feature

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

If you’ve ever sent an email or text message on an iPhone you know how interesting Auto-Corrections can be. If you don’t believe me, check these out. I personally like Auto-correct and appreciate the millions of mistakes it has corrected thus far, however when one of those auto-crrect Fails get through it can be embarrassing….Continue Reading

How to Search Notes on the iPhone

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

If you’re like me you probably have a ton of notes with a lot of important information on your iPhone. Rather than fighting with your fingers swipping up and down the list to locate what you are looking for, you can quickly search Notes. The thing is, that unless you know where to find the…Continue Reading

How to Enable Text Message Counts on the iPhone

Jun 20, 2011 No Comments

If you send text messages with more than 160 characters to non-iphone users, chances are that they are receiving multiple text messages because their phones only support 160 characters for text messages. To keep your SMS messages from breaking up into multiple text messages you can keep track of the number of characters used while…Continue Reading

How to Change the Voice Control Language on Your iPhone

Jun 17, 2011 No Comments

If you speak more than one language you may soon find out that the iPhone’s Voice Control feature supports only one language at a time. No need to worry though because you will be able to switch between 20+ languages that will make using Voice Control a breeze. In this guide I will show you…Continue Reading