Do Not Fall For This iPhone 6 Scam

Doing the rounds at the moment is a scam that encourages you to put your new iPhone 6 in the microwave to charge the battery through wireless . This is a scam – it will ruin your iPhone – do not put electronics in the microwave  This appears to be an annual scam as last year we had the following 

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Where To Find The iPhone In Adelaide Tomorrow

It’s iPhone day tomorrow and you need to be prepared to queue if you after one but where is your best bet to make sure you get the one you want. First there will be a big queue at the Apple Store ( currently 80 people in the line ) and while it maybe fun to join the queue I would , based on past experience go to the Telstra Stores as they are Australia’s largest telco. The stores I would target are the city stores in Rundle Mall and in Pirie St. For people in the Adelaide Hills I would go to the Telstra Store in Mount Barker. Finally the Telstra store in Murray Bridge. Remember get there EARLY , take details or a copy of your phone account , identification (drivers license etc ) and remember to be patient. Also remember that supplies of the 5.5inch iPhone plus… Read More

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Upgrading To iOS8 – Here Is Some Advice

iOS8 has arrived for your iPhone and iPad and the following will help you make the move. Remember to back up to your computer through iTunes or make sure you are backed up through iCloud and that you have enough space on your device (5.78gb ) to do the upgrade. Here is a great article and post from CNET on making the upgrade to iOS8 for Apple devices. What To Expect When Upgrading To iOS8  Then here is advice about when to make the move to the new iCloud drive Don’t Pull The Trigger On iCloud Drive Just Yet Lastly a review of iOS8 from the Wall St Journal  A New Phone Without Buying One  

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Adelaide Techguy On Radio w/c 16th Sept

iPhone 6 and 6 PlusLooking for an iPhone this Friday , you will have to queue and be early Online orders have slipped to 3 – 4 weeks Base your search around the city – I will be at the Telstra Store – Rundle Mall  Pre orders with Apple have set a record at 4 million in 24 hours  Apple sold as many iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours as Microsoft/Nokia sold Lumia handsets in any two months of 2014. Some tips for Fridays changeover – back up your old phone  through iCloud or through iTunes on your computer. The U2 ControversyApple gave all iTunes users a free U2 album last week now there has been such an outcry they have released a way for you to get rid of the albumRemove iTunes Gift Album Peoples iTunes purchases are always available for download , even if you were to lose your device… Read More

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Telstra And iPhone 6 – iPhone Plus – A Great Combination

Looking for an even better reason to buy the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus next friday the 19th  Well Telstra here in Adelaide will be trialling the new upgraded 4g network operating on the 700mhz band from next week just in time for the launch of the new phones. This will see an increase in download speeds which could deliver download speeds to the new iPhone of up to 150 mbps. This means if you were downloading a movie it could be on your device in less than a minute. See your Telstra store for more details. “7 reasons you’re going to love Telstra 700 More to share – with more spectrum supporting 4G services you can use even more devices and do more of the things you love at the same time.Better in the bush – the 700MHz spectrum can go further than existing 4G frequencies creating… Read More

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Apple Announce iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus , Apple Watch , Apple Pay

iPhone 6 – iPhone 6 Plus  So Apple have announced that we will see the: iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen iPhone 6 plus with a 5.5 inch iPhone You can order from Sept 12th but they will be released from Sept 19th starting at 8.00am – my big tip is to go down to a Telstra store on the day if you want to pick up one of the new iPhones. Key Features Thinner than the 5s, coming in at 6.9mm and 7.1mm thick, respectively, compared to the 7.6mm iPhone 5s.Apple has upgraded the displays to compensate for the increased screen size. All the details of the phone are here: Details of the iPhone 6 – iPhone 6 Plus  The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750, with a pixel-density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi) The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus goes full HD with a 1920… Read More

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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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