Don't-Miss iPhone Stories

When good apps go bad

When one of your favorite iPhone apps gets hit with a flawed update, you could wait for the developer to come out with a fix. Or, with the help of Time Machine, you can re-install the old version. Here's how.

Modify your phone's camera to take great macro shots

One brave modder shows how he added a cheap macro lens to his cellphone's camera. But be warned: some photographic equipment was definitely harmed in the making of this video.

iPhone Hints: Take contacts farther afield

Want to add some information to a contact on your iPhone but feel like you're putting a

Amazing iPhone photos from readers

Our last Snapshot column explored the wonders of iPhone photography. Readers responded with a flood of their own eye-catching iPhone images. Here are our favorites and the stories behind them.

iPhone Hints: Adding locations to Calendar events

Despite having a location field, the iPhone's Calendar application is kind of useless at helping you find your appointments' locations. Here's a workaround to make it a little bit easier.

What Mac users need to know about Wi-Fi Direct

It’s that time of year when travelers brace themselves to suffer the many small indignities of the road. Next year, a new networking standard, Wi-Fi Direct, will make it easier. Here's how.

Understand the iPhone backup

During a sync, iTunes not only syncs managed information and media, but also creates or updates an iPhone backup. The main function of the backup is to permit you to restore personal data and settings to your iPhone during a Restore. In this excerpt from Take Control of iPhone OS 3, Ted Landau takes a closer look at the process of backing up and restoring your iPhone's data.

Six ways to get online from anywhere

Can't find a hotspot? Don't worry: There are other ways to get online when you're on the road. Glenn Fleishman explains what they are and how to set them up.

Mice buying guide

We’re in the Golden Age of Rodents. It’s time to look at the mice you’re missing. However, the wealth of choices can be daunting. We have a few tips to help you.

When is an iPhone better than a DSLR?

Photographer Chase Jarvis shares one of his favorite iPhone images and explains why he thinks iPhones and camera phones are the future of photography.

iPhone Hints: Access MobileMe site via iPhone

Apple doesn't normally let you access MobileMe via the iPhone's Web browser, but here's a way you can sneak around that with the help of several third-party applications.

Secure your jailbroken iPhone with a password change

A couple of vulnerabilities pray on jailbroken iPhones that use the same default password. Here's how to change that password to avoid getting bitten.

iPhone Hints: Lock picture orientation in Photos

If last week's iPhone hint was a little complicated, this week's is an exercise in simplicity. Here's how to keep a picture in Photos locked in either landscape or portrait orientation.