Mushroom Apps – Should You Use Them

Should you be relying on an app to tell you if a mushroom is edible , no should be the answer that comes to mind. There are numerous mushroom identification apps but they are all marketed with varying degrees of responsibility. When I searched the iTunes store, some mushroom identification apps included disclaimers that you shouldn’t rely on it to tell you what’s edible others did not. However at the other end of the spectrum is an Android app called Edible Fungi that claims all you need is “a good identification guide and a dash of common sense” to decide what to eat. So if you need an app to decide which mushroom is ok to eat you really should stick to the traditional ways of buying mushrooms , fruit & veg stores and the supermarket.

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Buying A New iPhone – The Best & Quickest Way To Back Up & Restore

Looking to buy the new iPhone 6s or 6s plus this friday and want to transfer your data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone in the quickest way , while retaining all your data and settings, well do an encrypted backup on iTunes. This will ensure that your passwords , apps and all your data are copied over. Just plug your old iPhone into your computer and put put a tick in ” encrypted backup ” , enter a password ( make sure you remember it ) and let it back your iPhone up. When it has finished get your new iPhone , plug it in and iTunes will ask you the usual questions for a new phone but one will be : Do you want to restore from a backup ? Yes you do and just restore from your last encrypted backup ( it will ask you for the password ) and your new iPhone will be loaded with all your data and apps including your passwords from your old iPhone guarding your sensitive information. Just a reminder that I will be at the Telstra Store Mt Barker this friday the 25th between 8.30 – 5.30 

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2 Apps & 1 Piece Of Annoying Technology

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Apple Music – Tips & Fixing Issues – Updated

As with any major change to software some people may experience some issues and with Apple Music that has occurred. I personally have had no issues and think Apple Music is a great service. One of the biggest issues that people have contacted me about is the syncing across multiple devices has stopped working , such as you create a play list on one device and it does not appear on all devices. The quickest fix for this has been to sign out of iTunes on your devices and then sign back in. Apple this week have released an update to iTunes ( Apple Music ) that fixes other issues. More information can be found below: A great article from Serenity Caldwell over at iMore should answer all your questions : Troubleshooting Apple Music : The Ultimate Guide How-To: Fix iTunes 12.2’s iTunes Match/Apple Music DRM-adding bug Apple Music FAQ Apple Music FAQ: Everything You Need To Know   

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Family Sharing On iTunes

Would you like to share or control your iTunes purchases when you have children . Then turn on Family Sharing. Family sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts. This ideal when you have younger children. You can then pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve your childrens’ spending right from your device.  This article from Apple will help you set up family sharing. Set Up Family Sharing

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Apps Of The Week – Flying – Speed

App 1 Fear of Flying? How safe is your flight?  • Enter the details of your planned journey • View color-coded ranking of airline and aircraft safety • Calculate the overall flight safety for your next flight How safe is your flight App 2 – Velocity Great for parents , sports teachers , sports clubs “Just place your iPhone or iPad about 20 feet away and 20 feet to the side and simply kick, pitch or serve in-line and in-view of your device. • The speed of your baseball pitch, soccer kick, cricket bowl, or tennis serve appears on the surface of your device.• Velocity uses only the camera in your device.• Use Velocity on a field, rink or court, or simply in a backyard at home.”Measures up to 177kmhCosts $9.99 Athla Velocity 

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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 , sign back in and your purchases are available for download. Google ChromeThe safest browser now has a tool to remove malware if you become infected through add ons or browser extensionsChrome Software Removal Tool  This is similar to the tool for Internet Explorer and Windows, the Microsoft Malicious Software… Read More

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iTunes – Authorize Or Deauthorize That Computer

Apple will allow you to place your iTunes account on 5 computers . That means you can duplicate your music and account on these computers. However you will need to “authorize” these computers with your Apple ID  If you have stopped using a computer , don’t forget to “deauthorize” that computer Once a year you can “deauthorize” all computers ( whether you have them or not) and then ” authorize” the computers you are using. Remember if you cannot find your Apple ID , here is a link to help you. What Is My Apple ID

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