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How to Add Text Shortcuts in iOS 5

by Rod on October 24, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 24, 2011 · 0 comments

iOS 5 Keyboard Shortcut

Text Shortcuts is a new feature of iOS 5 that can save you time typing repetitive phrases, words with accent marks, or just correcting spelling. Think of Text Shortcuts as a macro that turns AML into “all my love”, AYTMTB into “and you’re telling me that because”, FTW into “for the win”, or PRW into “parents are watching”. This is not new technology, as it exists today in an iOS app called TextExpander and on BlackBerry OS with Auto Text. This is, however, a nice integrated solution for iOS devices. Let me show you how to do add text shortcuts for yourself in iOS 5.

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5 Features in iOS 5 You will love on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

by Rod on October 17, 2011 · 6 comments

by Rod on October 17, 2011 · 6 comments

iPhone 4S

iOS 5.0 delivered to iPhone users some amazing features like Siri, Notification Panel, and iMessage to name but a few. Not every great feature has to be in the big showcased features.  Here are 5 new features of iOS that make having an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch more functional.

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Verify iMessage is Properly Configured

by Rod on October 16, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 16, 2011 · 0 comments

iOS 5 iMessage Settings

One of the most frequent questions since iOS 5 was released has been Why can’t my friends see me in iMessage? For many the issue comes down to their iTunes account email address being associated with an account they don’t frequently use. This post will help you to check your iMessage settings and verify you have the correct receive at address set.

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How to Enable Siri on the iPhone 4S

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 0 comments

iPhone 4S Siri

Siri, the voice activate assistant in iOS 5, is disabled default.To enable Siri for use go to Settings | General | Siri. Once enabled just raise your phone to your face and speak a command. If your are not aware Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S. There is no doubt the jailbreak community is looking to bring Siri to other iOS devices however for most people you will need to buy and iPhone 4S to have Siri. [click to continue…]

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Long Lines at Verizon Wireless for iPhone 4S

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 1 comment

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 1 comment

Verizon Store Frederick MD

As longer as there is an option to pre-order I will be happy to sit in the comfort of my home and wait for the UPS guy to deliver my new devices. It is not that I am anti-social, I would rather avoid standing in line when there is an option that makes more sense. Keep in mind in the end we all get the same thing, less money in our wallet in exchange for a piece of technology. Almost all Verizon Stores in my area had long lines for people waiting for the iPhone 4S. Fortunate for people in at the Bethesda MD Verizon store the manager allowed people to come in out of the rain and wait for sales to begin.

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How to Enable the Lock Screen Camera Button on iOS 5

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 14, 2011 · 0 comments

iOS 5 Lockscreen Camera Button

One of the features in iOS 5, borrowed from Windows Phone, is the ability to take pictures from the lock screen. If you are like many other users you are trying to figure out where is the setting to display the camera button on the lock screen. Stop looking, there is no setting. This is not restricted to iPhone 4S users either.

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5 Tips for New iPhone Users

by Rod on October 13, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 13, 2011 · 0 comments

iPhone 4S

You can be a long time iPhone owner or new to the device here a 5 things every iPhone users should do when setting up their device. If you talked a friend for family memeber into getting an iPhone some of these tips will save you a tech support call later. In fact some of these actually send iPhone users to the Genius Bar in an Apple Store to solve this mystery problem.

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Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple

by Chris on August 24, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on August 24, 2011 · 0 comments

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We didn’t think you were allowed to retire from the mob but apparently you can as today Steve Jobs announced he is stepping down as CEO of Apple. In his resignation letter to the Apple Board of Directors he also stated that Tim Cook should take over as CEO. [click to continue…]

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Video: Jailbreak Your iPad 2 in Seconds with JailBreakMe

by Rod on July 6, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on July 6, 2011 · 0 comments

JailbreakMe

The team over at JailbreakMe now have a support for Jailbreaking devices running iOS 4.3.3, including the iPad 2. As with any unauthorized or authorized update/change be sure to perform a backup of your device prior to trying the process. The process appears idiot proof is takes a tap of a button in the Safari browser. I suspect this highlights again how insecure the iOS platform is so expect and update from Apple to fix yet another security hole in iOS. Video after break

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