iPhone – iPad Myths

You can read lots of tips about the iPhone and iPad on the internet – some are correct others are not – lets look at some that are not Deleting photos and other data off your iPhone or iPad will speed it up. No, you will probably just lose data If you delete apps off your iPhone or iPad will it speed up. No, unless the app is doing a lot in the background Closing apps down speeds up your iPhone or iPad. No. It can actually slow it down and even use more battery when it needs to reload that app. Read more the full list of myths at ZDNET

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Apple Announcements – Did They Excite Me ?

At the Apple WWDC today Apple made some significant announcements as they do at the WWDC every year. New operating systems are coming for Macs – High Sierra and iOS11 for mobile devices – iPhones and iPads but they will not arrive until later this year. A new iMac Pro will arrive in December – this should be well received for those that need a top end powerful workstation and it is clear that Apple are listening to its users. New iPads will be available – the 10.5 inch iPad Pro and an updated 12.9 inch iPad Pro – they are quicker , a lot quicker , brighter screen with improved colour , improved camera. A redesigned app store The HomePod a speaker with Siri integration and one that promises great sound – integrated with Apple music – which will be available in December. I am looking forward to High Sierra… Read More

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How Do I Backup My Smartphone – Tablet ?

This week with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus being released and those that are swapping from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to its recall will be concerned that they may not back everything up when switching phones. I am also asked this question constantly , especially after an event when people have lost everything. Apple Devices – iPhones iPads There are 2 ways via iCloud or iTunes – instructions are at the link below – but the quicker way is always through iTunes with a password on the backup so that your passwords are transferred. How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes Android Devices It largely relies on Google as all Android devices ” should ” have a Google account tied to them  How to backup Android in 5 easy steps How To Backup Your Device Using Your Samsung Account How do I… Read More

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Do You Know How & Why You Should Know How to Logon To iCloud

To log in to iCloud you will need to enter your Apple ID and password You will then be able to see everything you have saved to iCloud. As the picture above demonstrates you can see all the items you have turned on from your iPhone / iPad which allows them to sync with iCloud. This is great to know if things are not syncing the way you think they should be. Knowing how to access iCloud will also let you find a lost device ( iPhone / iPad / iMac )  Need to know more about iCloud , checkout this link from Apple : iCloud Help

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Transfer Photos & Videos From Your iPhone – iPad To A Computer

If you have filled your iPad or iPhone with photos and videos and want to transfer them to a computer without syncing through iTunes on a computer it is quiet easy. In Windows , if your iPad or iPhone does not appear when you plug it in then go to your Control Panel , Autoplay , find your device , then change the selection. On a Mac , iPhoto should open but if you do not have iPhoto . open up Image Capture from the Applications menu  More information can be found here Import photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac or Windows PC Disable Digital Camera Notification In Windows

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iOS9 Is Here For iPhones & iPads – What Are The Key Features

iOS 9 was released this morning  Lots of changes in Apples operating system for portable devices and this time the download is only 1.3GB. So what are the key new features Low Power Mode This  setting that can be activated at any time to extend your iPhone or iPad’s battery life.  Low Power Mode will disable things like background app refresh, automatic downloads and mail fetch in order to extend battery life as much as possible. You will be reminded when a device’s remaining charge reaches 20% and then 10% to provide quick access to Low Power Mode, and it can also be enabled at any time in Settings > Battery. A Back Button In the top-left corner of the screen you will see anytime you jump from one app to another. So for example, if you click a link in an email that opens a web page in Safari,… Read More

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Tips For Printing From An iPad – iPhone – Android Device

Most wifi printers will support the printing from an iPad or Android device but the trick is to make sure that the printer is connected to the wifi network first. When setting up the printer you need to get it to see the wifi network and connect to it. Then you need to get your computer to see the printer through the network and your router. Your iPhone or iPad will then see the printer through the network and your Android device will be able to see the printer when you have downloaded the printer companies app from the Google Play  Store. if you do not have wifi then look for a printer that has WIFI Direct then your device will connect to the printer 

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What Did I Discuss On Radio – W/C 1st Sept Edition

Concerned About Uploading Pictures To The Internet If you are there are some steps to take to prevent others from accessing them. Firstly – Turn off sharing of your photos for cloud services if you are concerned. Have a unique password for your ” cloud ” account as the real problem that most users run into isn’t that their password isn’t strong enough, it is that it isn’t unique and they use the same password on multiple accounts. Turn on 2 factor authentication , this makes sure that it is actually the owner of the account accessing that computer or device. Turn on the passcode for your  iPhone or iPad. If it is plugged into a computer, using iTunes or other third-party programs, someone can copy every file from your phone / tablet if you have not turned it on.Some of those files may be encrypted, but files such as photos… Read More

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