TIPS AND TRICKS FOR YOUR NEW IPHONE 6

The new Phone 6 makes text messaging a lot easier. Send a text message to a group, add your map location and your voice, pictures and video. It’s all in the “details.”

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IPHONE HACKED

Everyone’s buzzing about the new iPhone 5S fingerprint technology. Two days after it hit the stores, however, the “Chaos Computing Club,” a German hacker group, unlocked it with a fake fingerprint.

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GETTING THE EDGE

We’ve tried many different wireless speakers for our iPad and the Android phone, but the first one we really liked is “Edge Sound” from CubEdge. It’s a black box shorter than a human hand and weighing just 9 ounces.

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RETINA APPS

 RetinaMacApps.com lists the apps that work best with the Retina Display Macbook Pro. You wouldn’t want to have a fantastic screen and not get the most out of it, would you?

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SHARING YOUR TUNES

PairShare for the iPhone, iPad and iPod lets you listen to your friend’s music or share yours with them up to 300 feet away, and it will do an “auto-scan” to find friends nearby. It’s 99 cents in the App store.

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BACK TALK FROM YOUR CELL PHONE

When the iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant “Siri” came out, the reaction from reviewers was ecstatic delight. Wow, you could ask questions and the phone would answer; sometimes making wise-cracks.

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SHARE A VIDEO WHILE YOU CHAT ON THE PHONE

Sidecar for iPhone and Android phone lets you stay with a phone call while sharing videos and photos. As the person you called turns to look at their phone to see what you’re sharing with them, their phone automatically goes into speaker phone mode so they can still talk with you.

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ONLINE SCRAPBOOK FOR PARENTS

Kidfolio is a social network scrapbook for parents. Track your child’s growth and look back over a timeline of memories. And of course don’t forget to send photo cards. Find it here for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

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IPHONE APP DRAWS FLOOR PLANS

“MagicPlan” for the iPhone measures your rooms and draws floor plans from the pictures you take of your place. (Attention screen writers: Possible plot gimmick for high-tech caper movies.)

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UNDERWATER PHONE

We watched a pretty nice video of a sea turtle (or tortoise—we can’t tell which) swimming underwater and it was taken by an ordinary iPhone. Of course it was in a waterproof case, but you can get these from a number of sources. This video used MarineCase, which is $40 from Amazon and claims t

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