phones

A couple of years back I did a column on using your iPhone in Mexico. It’s pretty easy to do down there. But what about the rest of the world?

Newer iPhones (and most newer Androids) support something called an eSIM. The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in your phone is what connects you to a cellular network and uniquely identifies you on the network and stores some pertinent information. It is a tiny circuit card that goes into that slot on the side of your phone.

Did you know you can use your AirPods and your iPhone or iPad as hearing aids? With a bit of setup you can put your iPhone or iPad near the sound source or person you’d like to hear better and it will transmit the sound to your AirPods. 

Way back in January of 2009, I wrote an article about a new device that was taking the world by storm. The iPhone. You may have heard of it. When I bought one, it was version 3 and had been out for about 18 months at that point.

It was then and is now an amazing piece of technology. The new iPhone 13 is a powerful computer and multimedia device that also lets you make phone calls. Pretty neat. I upgraded to an iPhone 13 a few months ago. The camera is amazing. It’s faster. The screen is better. But is it so much better that I needed to upgrade?

While most of us haven’t been travelling much lately, many of us have occasion to be out of our normal calling area and need to make calls. Normally, not a big deal, but what if you have to make a bunch of long-distance calls?

Recently a friend asked me about managing photos on her iPhone. She is a prolific photographer, taking photos for personal and professional social media use. Her challenge is managing the volume of photos, but also being able to go back and find them again.