How to create a webclip icon for your iOS device

Custom Apple webclip iconIn 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

How to back-up your Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

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!

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How to run Adobe flash on your Apple iPad 2

When Apple announced the Apple iPad, it was extremely well-received in the market. So much so, that lines formed practically everywhere and prices on the gray market nearly doubled. I’ll admit, I also spent some time in line too.

For most users though who purchased the Apple iPad 2 as a laptop replacement, you’re probably feeling a little burned, since it does a lot of things great, but unfortunately, doesn’t let you play Adobe Flash games or visit websites built using Flash.

Luckily, one of the strongpoints  to the iPad (and the entire Apple ecosystem), are the thousands of apps available in the app store, which help you expand the capabilities.

While I’m not much of a flash user, I do run across the occasional website that I can’t view on my Apple iPad. Fortunately, there is a solution for viewing Flash websites and playing Flash games on your iPad – it doesn’t require you to jailbreak the iPad either (win)!

Here’s a brief video on how to run Adobe Flash on your Apple iPad.

Note: this works on both the iPad 1 and 2.

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So I have to ask, do you feel your Apple tablet could replace your laptop? What other features does it need?