Yesterday, Apple launched iTunes 11. One thing you’ll notice is that it is very minimal – replacing menus for beautiful coverart. In addition, the sidebar where you could easily organize your playlists and access your devices is now missing as well.
For most users, iTunes 11 will take some getting used to. Fortunately, if you want the missing sidebar in iTunes 11, you can bring it back – without any hacking or special tweaks. All you need to do is follow these instructions.
If those don’t move you to link Instagram and Facebook Pages you manage together, think about it from your fans’ standpoint.
Besides posting typical Facebook Page updates – “LIKE this post…”, we launched a new product or news about your brand, Instagram photos can be a great way to boost the quality of the content you already post to your Facebook Page.
For those of you who have tried Siri, Apple’s breakthrough voice recognition software, it’s pretty amazing. It’s great for composing text messages, making calls, and sending emails. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you interact too much with the apps on your Apple iPhone 4S.
In addition to saving you time by letting you compose tweets using voice recognition, Siri gives you the ability to compose an email; however, you cannot open other apps, such as Twitter and send a tweet.
That’s where this helpful tip comes in. Not only can you use Siri for composing an email, opening websites and setting reminders, but you can save yourself some time by composing tweets too — when you’re on the way to meet up with friends, walking from the building to the car, even when you’re driving (let’s hope you use a hands-free bluetooth headset).
Here’s how to teach Siri to tweet for you from your Apple iPhone 4S – in just 5 steps.
Enable text messaging
On your computer, visit Twitter and enable text messaging. To do this, login to Twitter > Click Settings (top right corner), and then mobile. For those of you have unlimited texting with your mobile provider, this feature works great for you. If you are limited with your text messages, this might not be the best option.
Enter your phone number
Once in the mobile settings section, enter your iPhone 4S mobile phone number with area code in the field labeled "Phone number." Click 'activate phone.'
Verify your phone
Once you've setup Twitter to allow for mobile updates, the next thing you need to do is verify your phone. To do this, send a text message to 40404 (if you're in the United States) with the word "GO"
Create a Twitter contact
On your iPhone 4S, create a new contact. In the 'first name' field, enter "Twitter." Add a phone number - put in 40404 (United States). If you are in a different location, here's a list of Twitter shortcodes to choose from.
Have Siri send a tweet
To use Siri, either hold the home button or put the phone up to your ear. When you hear a beep, say "text Twitter." Tell Siri what to tweet and then send it. Should you need to edit your message beforehand, you can do so as well before you send it.
The new Apple iPad is out! So who’s excited? New and improved camera (5 megapixels), faster processor (A5x), and voice dictation. But what about the apps? In addition to much improved internals, the best new feature is the retina display, which now displays items at a rate of 2048×1536 – compared to just 1024×768 on the Apple iPad 2 and original Apple iPad. So what does this mean? More pixels, meaning sharper images, apps and movies – and text will look more crisp.
So how can you put this to use on your new Apple iPad? By downloading apps. To help you out, I’ve put together a list of 5 must-have retina display apps for the new Apple iPad to show off your new Apple iPad’s remarkable screen.