For anyone who has ever tried to give directions to a house or anywhere else, typing those directions and trying to give them to someone else can be a hassle.
There have been many times in the past when I spent way too long trying to text directions to someone else who also had an iPhone. I recently learned a shortcut that will not only save me lots of time, but it will also be more helpful for the person receiveing the directions as well.
Maps has now made it easier to get directions to and from anywhere that the GPS can locate. First, type in and search the address you’re trying to give directions to. Sometimes this may be the same location you are currently at.
After the address is found, tap the bottom right hand of your screen, and a purple pin will drop.
This will give you the option of getting directions to the pin or from the pin, or even sharing your location via e-mail, text or Tweet.
If you want to drop a pin anywhere, click the bottom-right corner and hit “Drop Pin” (or “Replace Pin,” if you’ve already got one on the map). That way, you can drop a pin anywhere on the map, not just where you’ve searched.
So there you go. A faster way to give someone else directions Happy Searching!
If you’re anything like me, I am always moving my iPad or iPhone adaptors from one place to the other throughout my house. Then somehow, one half of the adaptor seems to always disappear. I’ll have either the usb cable or the wall jack, but not both. There is a new item that has hit the market that will now eliminate the need for me to have any usb cables or bulky square chargers. Its a USB charger that’s built into your wall outlet.
It’s called the Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet.
It’s an easy do-it-yourself installation for anyone who knows how to turn off a circuit and use a screwdriver. Just remove the existing outlet from the wall, switch out the two leads, and screw it back into place.
The original plug in still works and it gives you the option to charge your devices faster, and you no longer have to worry about keeping track of any cables.
The outlets are UL-certified for use on a 15 amp 125 volt circuit. The outlets are compatible with iPads, iPhones, iPods, Android tablets and phones, tablet computers, cellphones, game systems like Nintendo, Sony and PlayStation, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras and GPS devices that charge through a standard USB plug.
The outlets are available in white. The list price is around $30 an outlet, although they can be found for less at online stores such as Amazon.