April fools day Prank ideas from iPhone Antidote!


It’s almost here! The 4th most glorious day of the year that’s not a real holiday but is still an awesome day!


Tomorrow is April Fools Day!




Tomorrow also represents Apple’s 38th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. So there’s another reason to celebrate! There’s also often App and iDevice pranks that tech companies pull, so we’re looking forward to that! As long as their not lame, cos that’ll just be…lame. 


So whadda YOU gonna do for April Fools Day Pranky McPranksters? Cos we’re cool like that, here’s some ideas specifically designed for your friend’s iDevices and Macs!


* Replace the shortcuts on their iPhones to whichever words you may find hilarious. Like poo. Or Strippers.





*Flip their computer screens for some excellently frustrating bafflement! Open System Preferences, click Display while simultaneously holding down Command + Option. A new menu called Rotation should appear, and you can flip the display and save it or undo.





*Set a screenshot of their homescreen as wallpaper, and then move around the actual apps so it seems as if nothing is working when really YOU’RE CLICKING ON NOTHING, MAN! NOTHING! BAHAHAHA


*Turn your friends iPhone App icons into baby kittens! Well, not really, but it LOOKS like it, which is almost as fun. Go to www.iphoneceptions.com on their phone, and follow the instructions listed there.






*Download the Nicholas Cage chrome extension that makes every image on any website actually be a picture of Nicholas Cage. Brilliant.






Other ideas not specific to tech include:


*Hire a smoke machine, lock your room-mate in his room with the machine right next to his door at 4:35am.


*Mix Soy sauce and sprite together for a surprisingly disgusting diet coke.


*Put toothpaste in their Oreos


*Paint their soap with clear nail varnish


*Finally, our favorite, put tabasco sauce into their sleeping mouths, then give them vodka to douse their burning lips.




Images courtesy of Happyholidays2014.com, Gizmodo.com, Wikihow.com, & News.com.au


iPhone Tip Of The Day

Want all your friends to know where you are or where you will be because it’s either somewhere awesome (pub, beach, puppy park, Thailand) or somewhere awesomely crappy ( Dentist, Jail, Nebraska)?


In Maps, drop a pin on the location you want to share. Tap the pin and select Share, choosing fromAirDrop, Messages, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.


For example: iPhoneAntidote is totally sipping cocktails in at the Bellagio Pool bar, celebrating our $100,000 craps win. See?



(…iPhone Antidote is really just in our house, on the computer, drinking a coke zero.)





iPhone Tip Of The Day

Today we’re learning about Passcodes! Yay!


Everyone who doesn’t use them, you get the day off! Go play! We said PLAY! 


Ok. Now for the rest of you- did you know that you can use letters for your passcode as well as numbers?


1. Go to Settings > General > Passcode.
2. Turn off the setting that says “Simple Passcode.”


3. A screen will appear asking you to change your passcode, with a full QWERTY keyboard below. The next time you unlock your phone, the keyboard will appear instead of just the number pad.




And did you know that you can ask Siri to create and provide you with a random passcode OR password?







Aaaand, that’s all we got. Thanks for coming, aren’t passcodes cool?




Images courtesy of osxdaily.com, imore.com & idownloadblog.com 

Apple Fact Of The Day


Look closely next time you see an Apple Ad or press shot, and  you’ll find that the time is always set to 9:41A.M. or 9:42 A.M.




Because all Apple events start at 9 a.m.





“We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation,” former Apple executive Scott Forstall has said. “When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience’s watches. But we know we won’t hit 40 minutes exactly.”


Forstall’s exacting his team chose the 42-minute mark for the launch of the first iPhone in 2007. “It turned out we were pretty accurate with that estimate, so for the iPad we made it 41 minutes,” he said.


Plus, 42 is the answer to the meaning of life, so there’s that going for them too.






Images courtesy of Phonearena.com & bbc.co.uk

iPhone Tip Of the Day




Are you guys as obsessed with the weather as we are? It makes for killer socially awkward conversation filler! You also start to care about it waaaay more the older you get, are we right oldies?


In iOS 7, the Weather app will show your basic info for your chosen cities. DUH.


Here’s what a lot of people don’t know. Tap on the big temp number for each city, and you’ll get a breakdown showing humidity, the chance of rain, wind speed, and what the temperature actually feels like.


So much good weather stuff.





Umm. So, How ’bout this rain, huh?


Oh Wait, we actually had something real to say. Just a heads up- there is no native weather App on the iPad for iOS 7 & it’s really frustrating when you’re sure that there is.






Images courtesy of iPhonehacks & Mememage.

iPhone Tip Of The Day

Going over your monthly data usage allowance is a giant pain in the




Here’s what you need to do, Monkey Butt! Keep a track of which apps on your iPhone are using the most data and turn them off if need be!


Head into Settings > Cellular.


Easy peasy!





Image courtesy of Gotsmile.net

Google Tip Of The Day


Oh Google, you wonderful way too powerful magic machine beast you. We love/hate you, but this is pretty cool.


Search for a word followed by the word etymology and Google will give you a simple outline of the etymology of that word!


For those playing at home- etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.


Also known as something to make you seem more intelligent,which is something Google is getting quite good at. We just hope they don’t go too far, because then HOW WILL WE KNOW, GOOGLE? HOW WILL WE KNOW?








Image courtesy of Imgur.

The Real Guide To using Siri Part 2

Yay! More Siri Stuff!! Welcome to Part 2 of our Real Guide To Using Siri!


Have you been waiting, shivering with anticipation about what else Siri can do to make your life more efficient?




Sweet! Now where were we? Oh yeah. 



Siri can give you the forecast for where you are or for anywhere you’re curious about.






Ask Siri almost anything from mathematics to definitions and loads of other stuff and she’ll find the answer using sources like Yelp and WolframAlpha.







Siri can figure out your Tip for you.





Siri can check the amount of calories in food for you.









If you need to make a choice or just need a random number, you can say, “Flip a coin” or “Roll the dice” and Siri will give you heads or tails, or with dice a set of numbers.





Ask Siri how to get somewhere or how long it will take to get somewhere, and she’ll open and plot your course in Maps. Ask Siri to play a track or artist from the Music App, and she’ll do that too.



Wanna know what movies are playing? Siri knows!






Finally, you can ask Siri about what she can do.





Fewf! Now that’s a lot of time saving, life-bettering help Siri can provide you! Hope you’ve found our 2 part Siri fest useful! One last thing- you don’t need to say Siri when asking her to do something for you!


And remember, just because you find yourself speaking like a computer when you’re asking Siri to do something, doesn’t make you any less of a person. Just kinda funny to look at.



The Real Guide to Using Siri

Hands up who uses Siri?




A lot? Sometimes? Only to see if you can get funny answers?





There are a lot people that don’t know about mysterious Miss Siri. Did you know for example that you can do this with her?





No? Here’s part one of our complete rundown on Siri – what she is, what she can do to improve your life, and the future she can bring us.



Siri is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. She’s basically an App, present on all Apple devices after Siri was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010. The original application ceased to function on October 14, 2011.


She uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. Apple claims that the software adapts to the user’s individual preferences over time and personalizes results.





Although a lot of people think SIRI stand for ‘Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, the name Siri is actually Norwegian, meaning “beautiful woman who leads you to victory”. It was named after the intended name for the original developer’s first child.


Currently, Siri supports English (American, Canadian, Australian, British), French, German, Japanese, Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Mandarin (China, Taiwan), Korean, and Cantonese.


The original American voice was provided by Susan Bennett in July 2005. Now, in settings alongside your choice of language, you have an option of gender for Siri’s voice.






NOW, here’s the important stuff. Here’s what you can use Siri for to make your life more efficient:




Ask Siri for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer scores as well as schedules, rosters, and stats.







Ask Siri to search for restaurants or bars using different criteria. Siri will give you results based on these as well as photos, reviews, and reservations.








Siri can post to Facebook for you as well as on other people’s pages.








Siri can also tweet for you.






You can also search for recent tweets. Say, ” What is person’s name/company/brand saying?”  and Siri will show you their most recent Tweets.








With iOS 7, you can ask Siri to open apps. Just say something like “Play Angry Birds” or “Open iPhoto.” You can even say ‘Take a picture.’ Although Siri won’t actually take the picture for you, she’ll just open the app for you.
Use Siri to turn Bluetooth and other settings like WiFi on and off simply by saying, “Turn Bluetooth/WiFi  Off/ On.”








Tell Siri when and where you want to be reminded of something.




Schedule meetings. Say who, what, where, and when. Siri puts it on your calendar and sends an invitation to the person you’re meeting with via email.






In fact, Siri can write and send all of your emails or text messages or even organize for you to FaceTime with someone.






Use Siri to set the Alarm Clock for you.





Lastly, for Part one of All About Siri, we give you one of our favorite Siri features: What planes are above right now?





Stay tuned for Part Two so you’ll know how to use Siri to make your life more efficient!  Until then, here’s some Siri inspired humor, just for you guys.













Images courtesy of Hapshirecatteries.co.uk, Imgur.com & iPhoneAntidote.

iPhone Tip Of The Day!


Want to know where you hang out most often cos you forgot? OR want to keep your battery charge up and how much Apple knows about you down?


We got you!


iOS 7 (On 4S and above) keeps a tab on where you hang out, cos it’s like your closest, stalkiest friend!


Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services> System Services to see a list of where you’ve been most.




Turn off the feature  in the same place if you find it less fun, more stalky.






Image courtesy of imore.com