Tag Archive: Background


How to Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone & iPad

Don’t want iPhone or iPad apps to update or transmit data in the background when not in use? You can turn that feature off easily in iOS. If you’re concerned about iPhone and iPad apps tracking you or transmitting data when they’re not in use, as discussed in a recently popularized Washington Post article, an … Read More

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone and iPad

Many iPhone and iPad users like to play YouTube videos in the background, often for listening to music or listening to a podcast or talk show. For example, maybe you found a great song on YouTube that you want to enjoy while playing a game, or while practicing a foreign language, or maybe you simply … Read More

Customize the Background Color, Font, & Text Size in Safari Reader for iOS

Safari Reader is a nice feature of the Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that allows users to simplify the look of a webpage or article to just focus on the text and image content. Now with the latest versions of iOS, you can customize the look of Safari Reader too, and … Read More

How to Set Any Picture as Background Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

“How do you change the picture on the background?” is one of the more common questions heard from newcomers to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is all the more true when you took a great picture with the devices camera and you want to set that picture as the wallpaper on the iOS … Read More

Play YouTube Audio In The Background With iOS 7.1 [iOS Tips]

Seems like all the kids these days are using YouTube to listen to songs. It used to be trivially easy to play videos in the background, though, by just starting a video in the YouTube app or in Safari, and…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How to Play YouTube Audio / Video in the Background of iOS 7

Playing YouTube videos and audio in the background of iOS is an easy way to listen to a song or show that you want to stream to your iPhone, but the ability to play that stream in the background has changed a bit with the newest versions of iOS. As many recall, users on the … Read More

How To Save Some Battery Life With Background App Refresh [iOS Tips]

Many apps these days are location aware and are able to refresh themselves in the background. It’s how apps like Facebook can refresh that little red icon badge on your home screen without you having to launch the app. All…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Readability Gets Background Updates, iOS 7 Styling

Readability, the oft-overlooked but competent rival to Instapaper and Pocket, has reached v2.0, and added an iOS 7 makeover, plus a few neat new features. Readability lets you save an article to read later, just like Pocket and Instapaper, saving…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Command-C: Background Clipboard Sharing Between iOS And Mac

  Danilo’s Command-C app is cool in many ways, but here’s just one thing it can do that’ll make you smile. With the app installed on both your Mac and your iPhone, you copy a URL on your Mac, click…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Lightly Quote Clipping App Promises Unlimited Background Clipboard Monitoring

  One thing that’s still lacking in the Nerdiverse is a way to collect quotes which I clip from, well, from everywhere. How neat would it be if you could collect snippets of text from Kindle books, web pages, news…Read more ›    [Read More…]