iMessage 101: Group messaging

iMessage, the new free messaging service introduced in iOS 5, is easy to set up, but group messaging can be a bit harder to work out straight away. There are a couple of limitations to know about, but generally, group messages work really well with iMessage.

iOS 5: Notifications and Notification Center

iOS 5 is the biggest update yet to Apple’s mobile operating system. Along with over 100 other features, it brings Notification Center, an improved way to manage push notifications on your iPhone or iPad. Read on to learn how to get started using Notification Center.

iOS 101: Keep Information on Your Device Safe

Chances are, there’s a lot of personal information and data stored on your iPhone or iPad. The last thing you want is someone finding your data and using it maliciously. You can encrypt your backup, but what about if someone gets hold of your actual device?

iOS 101: Take Control of Notifications

The notification system in iOS is useful, but it can get a little overwhelming sometimes. Luckily, there is a way to disable notifications on a per-app basis, so that you can retain notifications for useful things like to-do reminders while cutting down on less-useful ones.

iOS 101: Migrating to a New iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

When you get a new iOS device, such as a new iPad 2, you’ll probably want to transfer data, settings and content from an old device to the new one. Luckily, even if you’re new to Apple products, it’s not difficult to do. Here’s how.

iOS 101: How to Use Multitasking on Your iPhone or iPad

Since iOS 4.0, the iPhone’s been able to allow multitasking — the ability to run more than one application at a time. Even though the feature’s been there, that doesn’t mean every user knows how to take advantage of it. Here’s a quick primer.