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Top iOS 7 Errors and How to Solve Them

…aze that covers the screen when the front camera is used. This is not a glitch. The camera sensors are only reacting to the lights at your location. To eliminate this, you can try covering your lens or changing angles to avoid the light permeating your subject. Delayed inputs Some users complain of a five-second delay in typing. If you’re experiencing this error with your iOS 7 device, there are three ways that you can fix it: Go to Settings >…


10 Ways to Child-Proof your iPhone or iPad

…on your devices so you can avoid mishaps altogether. Apple engineered iOS to feature various parental controls that you could activate to protect your device against your child’s natural curiosity. Here are some things you can do to ‘childproof’ your iOS device: #1 Activate a passcode. Using a 4-digit code to prevent instant access usually does the trick in discouraging kids from unsupervised use of your device. Go to Settings > Passcode Lock…


Top 7 Ways to Conserve Your Phone’s Battery Life

…life. Here are the top ways you can save precious battery life. Disable wireless functions Wireless functions include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Location Services for apps (especially social media apps). These processes can consume more battery than your phone’s battery can handle. Conserve your phone’s battery life by turning these features off when not in use. Toggle them off in the Settings menu soon as you’re done using them. For Wi-Fi, if you are…

Resetting a MacBook Pro to factory settings

Resetting a MacBook Pro to factory settings

Say you want to do a complete reset of one’s MacBook Pro as if it was freshly bought from the store. Here is how one can do it. Cloning the hard drive Make sure that all the data from the MacBook Pro to be reset has already been copied or transferred onto a new drive. Programs like Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper help facilitate that process smoothly onto an external hard drive. De-Authorizing iTunes De-authorizing the computer from iTunes mean…

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Top 5 Ways to Improve your iPhone’s Security

…le. This feature is most effective when combined with the use of a passcode or the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s. Through this feature, you can make sure that your phone’s touchscreen becomes locked after a period of inactivity, so you can keep your information safe from overly curious eyes. To change Auto-Lock settings, access the ‘General’ tab on the Settings menu on your phone. From there, you can set the Auto-Lock feature to kick in af…

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How many of these 8 iPhone pranks have you tried already?

…l you have to do is take a screenshot of the home screen by pressing both the Home button and the Power button at the same time. You then have to hold down the home button until the app icons start jiggling, and drag all of it towards another screen. Make sure you transfer all the icons. Hold down the Home button again to keep the changes. Now go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose a Wallpaper and select the screenshot you to…

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Printing from your iPhone or iPad

image from cnet.com Printing from your iPhone or iPad isn’t as difficult as it used to be, thanks to iOS’ native AirPrint feature. AirPrint enables wireless printing from iOS devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, without the need to download additional drivers or software. This feature is available on many Apple apps, such as Mail, Photos, Maps, Keynote, and Safari, so you can directly print information from these applications. M…

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5 Steps to Optimize Gaming on your Mac

…iBoostUp to spruce up your Mac. #2:  Shut down unused OS X features Every bit of added power can work wonders. Background OS X programs like Dashboard or Notification Center use some of that valuable power. If you don’t normally use them or just want your game to run smoothly, you can always disable these features in your Mac’s system settings. #3:  Know your graphics settings Modern games often have enhanced graphics, and, to get your money’s w…

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iOS 7.1 and the All-New Features You’ll Enjoy

Following months and months of thorough testing, Apple has finally released iOS 7.1 to the public. This latest iOS update should now be available to iOS users through the Settings menu on their devices. iOS 7.1 brings a variety of improvements and new functionalities to Apple gadgets. One major feature of iOS 7.1 is that it enables CarPlay, a highly anticipated service that gives you a safer, more intuitive way of using your iPhone as you drive….


Find My iPhone: An Introduction

…ool features of the latest iOS 8 includes a way for you to increase the chances of finding your lost iPhone. And it’s easy to activate! This tracking feature is called the “Send Last Location” feature. This automatically sends your device’s last known location to Apple just before the battery dies and it becomes virtually undetectable. Here are the few simple steps to get you going on this feature: Settings application on your iOS 8 device. From…

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Rock N’ Shoot: How to take better concert photos using your iOS device

…pable of your concert experience. Let’s compare some specs first: This is between the iPhone 5S and 5C, which as you can see has minor differences. The iPad family has few differences with their camera features (click here for more information). With camera specs that are almost the same, taking awesome pictures now depends on your ability to master your device’s settings and take advantage of what’s happening onstage at the concert. Here are a f…


New Mac Mini Unveiled

…tel HD Graphics 5000, which Apple touts as providing 90% faster graphics performance than the previous-generation Mac mini. Although Apple does not specify what graphic settings they used to compare the processing power needed for the games, they have stated that the new GPU has 1.5 times the graphics performance required to run StarCraft II and 1.2 times the processing power needed to play Portal 2. For lans low on table space where high or ultr…

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How to Block Unwanted Contacts on your iPhone

…n.) 3. Find the contact and tap the “i” icon at the side. 4. Tap the Block this Contact option. Doing this completely block the number from calling, sending messages, or even hitting you up via FaceTime. Plus, you wouldn’t even know that they tried to contact you. Ahh, I love technology. Another way to block a contact in iOS 7 is to add or remove them manually from your phone’s registry. Simply go to Settings > Phone / Messages / Facetim…

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How to Turn Your iPhone into a Manual Camera

…le app from Little Pixels! And, in this blog, you’ll learn all about its features and how to use it. iPhoneographers who are interested in manual photography should read on and find out how the iPhone can be used as a manual camera. If the camera of your iPhone is already giving you stunning results, the Little Pixels’ Manual exposure camera app will help you produce even more amazing photos. The app gives you full control in the settings o…

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Make your MacBook Pro into the Ultimate a Gaming Computer

…es to storage space and RAM capacity. That means you can play this game on your MacBook, but maybe not enjoy the full gaming experience. From the game Go to your Game Menu, select Options. Presumably there would be a Video/Graphics option you can access to adjust the settings. If you have a MacBook Pro that might be overwhelmed by the game’s graphic play, you should still be able to enjoy your game if you lower the graphic settings particularly t…