If you store passwords, login credentials or personal information you don’t want others to access in the notes app on your iOS device or in your emails, it’s time to make a change. Storing important data like this in an unsecured location can be trouble if someone gets your device. That’s why you should consider a secure option like the app, Signature-Secret Notes and Photos. While storing this information in apps such as notes or in your email makes it easy access sensitive information when you need it, if you ever lose your device or don’t have it password protected, someone can easily access this important information. So how do you make accessing secure data like passwords and login credentials easy and secure at the same time? Signature-Secret Notes and Photos.
Sharing photos and videos within the Apple Mail app in iOS can be challenging. In most cases, there’s a lot of bouncing between different apps.
Fortunately, I found a handy shortcut which let’s you attach photos and videos right from within the Mail App in iOS – an no, it isn’t copy and paste.
Here’s a rundown on this (relatively unknown) shortcut to share photos and videos from the Mail App in iOS along with a one minute video.
Now that you’ve purchased your first iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini) and taken the time to import or add phone numbers and addresses to all of your contacts, one important area you don’t want to overlook is to add in your contacts Twitter username.
Why add a Twitter username to your contacts?
By adding a contacts Twitter username, this allows you the opportunity to easily view tweets from your friend right from your contacts. This also makes it easy to send your contact a tweet right from your contacts screen as well.
How to view and send a tweet to iOS contacts
Yesterday, Apple CEO, Tim Cook announced that Apple “fell short” with Apple Maps in iOS 6. While Apple Maps received a lot of negative press when it first launched – in particular, users complained that Apple Maps was buggy and provided the wrong directions, I had the opportunity to use it and while I enjoyed using Apple Maps (no wrong directions here), what I missed most were walking directions. Other than that, I felt it was an adequate solution, that will continue to improve over time.
With no official app available for Google Maps, how do you add Google Maps in iOS 6 (or can you)? Fortunately, there’s a very quick and easy way to add Google Maps in iOS 6. Details are below.
How to add Google Maps in iOS 6
By now, hopefully you have upgraded your iOS devices to iOS 6. Not only are there a lot of new features (like Apple Maps), but there are also some hidden gems, such as ad tracking.
What is ad tracking?’
Ad tracking is a way for advertisers to track your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Fortunately though, Apple has added in the ability to limit ad tracking on your iOS 6 devices. – you just need to turn it on.
How to disable ad tracking on iOS devices
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If you’re someone who shoots a lot of photos and videos, you now how important it is to have expert control of the focus and exposure of your shots. While the camera for the Apple iPhone and iPad works great, the controls you get when taking photos or videos is about average.
What this often leads to are under-exposed photos along with missed opportunities because your iPhone or iPad were not fast enough. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this.
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While I love using Twitter, it can often be difficult to keep your Twitter photos and usernames in sync with your iOS contacts. For most people, they never update their iOS contacts and end up keeping two separate lists of contacts.
By keeping two separate lists of contacts, this means lost time and lost productivity. Fortunately, if you have just a few minutes, you can learn how to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS devices.
Before you can sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device, you need to first download the Twitter app.
How to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device
Often times when we do repetitive tasks, such as checking our favorite social networks on a daily basis, things become mundane and sometimes we need to change things up. For those of you who have become comatose from the linear view of Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter streams, here’s an app that should breathe a little fresh air into your social experience – Flipboard, a social news magazine.
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In this day and age, as more and more people are venturing out on their own to start their business, competition has gotten fierce. That’s why it is important to learn to set yourself apart from others. I’m not talking about having the best products – we all think we have the best products. I’m talking about adding a little polish to your current efforts. This could be something simple like changing your photo from that vacation picture to a more professional photo on your Facebook Page, building a website, or even throwing out that old sweatshirt you’ve kept since high school.
So why should you consider adding a little polish to what you’re doing now? Because when you put the extra effort in, people typically take notice. And the more they notice, the more they want to share what it is that you do with others, that’s because they think you do a good job.
One place to start is for those of you with a website. Have you ever seen those glassy looking icons on an Apple iPad 2 or iPhone? They look great, don’t they? As luck would have it, anyone with a website can create a custom icon for their website. This way, anytime someone saves your website to their Apple iPad 2, iPhone or iPod Touch, they will end up with one of these professional-looking icons.
To create your very own custom icon, here’s all you need to do: Continue reading How to create a webclip icon for your iOS device
In today’s fast-paced world, we’re trading in the latest gadgets at an alarming rate. Here today, gone tomorrow, and it isn’t even 6 months old! With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all an important tip to help save you time and money (don’t want to lose those purchased apps) and that is — be sure to backup your devices often.
Recently, I was at the Apple Store having my phone replaced when the person next to me came in with an unresponsive Apple iPad 2. Unfortunately, they were instructed that they would have to reinstall all apps, music, contacts and more.
Having had a number of Apple products repaired, I can attest that it is VERY time-consuming to have to reload apps, music, contacts and more onto a device, let alone reorganize them in folders. Luckily, I backup my device every week or so.
So that you don’t get into the same predicament, here’s a short video on how to backup your Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – not only will it help save you time, but by having a backup, you can make moving from an old device to a new one rather seamless. Here’s how!