Call Forwarding for iPhone: How to Set up or Disable Call Forwarding in iOS

Call forwarding is useful if you are expected to be unavailable for receiving calls or lose cell phone coverage for some time. Call forwarding is not something that is "new" to modern phones. It is a feature which is invented in 1960s (the patent expired in 1980) of some telephone switching systems. But with iPhone/iOS, there is a convenient call forwarding feature in iOS for you to set up call forwarding to forward calls to a landline or other phone by its number or disable the call forwarding. » Read more

Changing iPhone Holiday Calendar to Your Local One

I usually use iPhone in the English language. However, I find the iPhone calendar app includes a US holiday calendar subscribed while I am not in US and displaying US holidays in the iPhone calendar is no use and kind of annoying to me. holiday-calendar-iphone-us.png After some investigation, I find the way to set the iPhone holiday calendar to the local or specific one. » Read more

How to Play YouTube Video in Background on iPhone

This post introduces how to play YouTube video in background on your iPhone. With this tip, you will need not to keep the YouTube app opening all the time. So you can use other apps on iPhone while listening to the music or talk or others from YouTube. This tip should also work on other iOS devices such as iPad. To make YouTube videos play in background, you need to open YouTube in the browser instead of the YouTube app. » Read more

Free VPNs for iPhone Users: OpenVPN + Ovpn Spider

VPNs are useful for testing viewing webpages from a remote location or visiting blocked websites. In this post, I will introduce a method for finding and using free VPNs on iPhone. Note that the VPNs are free and the providers are not identified. Hence, only use this method for visiting public webpages or keeping visiting https sites. If security or privacy are important concerns, find a reliable VPN service or set up your own. » Read more

iPhone Connecting to Internet Using Windows PC’s Network through USB Cable

Note that this was only tested on certain combinations like this (Windows 7 with iOS 8), this (Windows 7 with iOS 7), this and this (Windows 7 with iOS 9.3.2 (iphone 6s)). Windows 7 seems a possible Windows OS that can work. Recently, I tested it on Windows 8 and iOS 9. Unfortunately, it did not work. It seems iOS or Windows has changed its way configuring the network. » Read more

Locking iPhone Screen Rotation

iPhone’s automatic screen rotation is convenient. However, it is annoying under some situation, such as reading email in the bed. Fortunately, starting from iOS 4/iOS 5, iOS has an option to lock the screen rotation. A screenshot on iPhone (which worths a thousands words): For iOS 7 and iOS 8 ∞ iphone-rotation.png For older versions of iOS ∞ It is a little tricky to find it out on older version of iOS. » Read more

Converting Video Files for iPod/iPhone/iPad

We usually have video files in .wmv .mpg .rmvb or .mkv formats. The iPod, iPhone or iPad only accept a limited number of video file types, such as .mov and .mp4. To play these video files in .wmv .mpg or .rmvb format, we should first convert them to .mov or .mp4 files that can played by iTune or other video players on these Apple devices that use the same codec engine. » Read more