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iPhone Tip Of The Day!

Forgotten how to use the search function on your iPhone? Trying to find that weird app you kind of remember downloading but can’t quite lift the fog on where it is among your vast collection of ( all necessary btw) apps?

 

It happens to the best of us!

 

For owners of an iDevice that has iOS 7 and above, you can access  the Spotlight search function by dragging your finger downwards anywhere on any home screen page.

 

 

Spotlight search will now appear and you can search for apps, texts, or any other content that is ( or that you think is) on your device.

 

For owners of a device that hasn’t yet been updated to iOS 7, swipe left from the first home screen to access Spotlight.

 

For owners of a device that has iOS 8, please call us, cos we would love to know how that whole thing is going…

 

 

 

Image courtesy of iMore.com

iPhone Tip Of The Day

 

 

You know that little suggested spelling box that comes up sometimes when you’re typing on your iPhone or iPad? And about 60% of the time you’re like, ‘oh hey little box, that’s cool, you’re totally right on how to spell that word, my bad, thanks for your assistance!’

 

But the other 40% of the time you’re like ‘agggh i know what i want to say little box and you’re totally wrong this time and my finger is too fat to touch that little stupid x of yours to make you go away!’

 

Well, actually, that 40% of the time? You can tap anywhere on the screen- except for the box- and it’ll go away.

 

Freeeeedom!

 

 

 

 

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Facetime Facepalm

 

Since April 16th people who have devices running iOS 6 have been experiencing difficulty using FaceTime. Apple changed their troubleshooting page to advise updating devices to the latest operating system, but it was thought that the issue would be fixed after a short period of time.

 

Unfortunately kids, it appears we are just not that lucky. Apple today released a new support document advising that the problems people are experiencing with FaceTime are due directly to a bug which has resulted from an expired device certificate.

 

No good.

 

If you are on of those people experiencing the problem, then the only way you can use FaceTime is to update your operating system to the latest version that your device is capable of running.

 

If your device is capable of running iOS 7 it must be upgraded to iOS 7.0.4 or later, however if your device is incapable of running iOS 7 ( like the iPhone 3GS), you must upgrade to iOS 6.1.6.

 

Here it is direct from the sauce:

 

“If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue.

 

If you’re using iOS 7.0.4 or later or iOS 6.1.6, this issue doesn’t affect you.

 

If you’re using these versions of OS X or FaceTime for Mac, this issue doesn’t affect you:

 

– OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 or later
– OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 with the latest security updates
– OS X Lion v10.7 with the latest security updates
– FaceTime for Mac version 1.0.5 or later for Mac OS X v10.6

 

While FaceTime does work with iOS 6.1.6, that particular update is not available to recent devices that are able to run iOS 7, which means iOS 6 users with newer devices who wish to access FaceTime must upgrade to iOS 7.”

 

 

So… Happy upgrading? We guess? For reals though, it actually is a pretty nice iOS, even though the changes might look a bit scary. Check out our iOS 7 article here. You knew you had to do it eventually, right?  Right? … FaceTime Shots Anyone?

 

 

Everything in this Radio Shack ad from the 90’s can be found in your iPhone!

 

Ever feel like you’re super lucky to live in the world right now? With all the amazing advances in technology we should all be grateful!

 

Check out this Ad from 90’s Radio Shack- every function in every item for sale can now be found in your iPhone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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iPhone Tip Of The Day

 

 

 

To celebrate being a month late for National Grammar Day, we’ve decided to give you guys some iPhone keyboard grammar tips! Are we all ready for some exciting keyboard shortcuts? Huh? Huh?  I think we heard a yes? Maybe?

 

Alrighty, lets start off with some dashes, cos they’re awesome, obviously. Hold down the Dash button to get a selection of dashes, including the lovely en dash and the slightly less lovely in our opinion em dash.

 

Hold down the slash to get a reverse slash, that’s an easy one.

 

Hold down the dollar sign to get the Pound, Cent, Euro, Yen or South Korean Won symbols

 

 

 

 

Hold down the ‘&’ symbol (Ampersand for those playing at home) and you’l get a § – a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code. It is also called “double S”, “sectional symbol”, and our favorite, “hurricane”. Obviously.

 

Hold down the period to get three dots, or Ellipsis. Hold down the apostrophe button to get both types of apostrophes and quotation marks.

 

Hold down the question mark to get an upside down question mark.

 

 

 

 

Hold down the exclamation mark to get an upside down exclamation mark¡ (See what we did there….)

 

Happy one month past National Grammar Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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iPhone Tip Of the Day

 

 

 

Are you guys as obsessed with the weather as we are? It makes for killer socially awkward conversation filler! You also start to care about it waaaay more the older you get, are we right oldies?

 

In iOS 7, the Weather app will show your basic info for your chosen cities. DUH.

 

Here’s what a lot of people don’t know. Tap on the big temp number for each city, and you’ll get a breakdown showing humidity, the chance of rain, wind speed, and what the temperature actually feels like.

 

So much good weather stuff.

 

 

 

 

Umm. So, How ’bout this rain, huh?

 

Oh Wait, we actually had something real to say. Just a heads up- there is no native weather App on the iPad for iOS 7 & it’s really frustrating when you’re sure that there is.

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of iPhonehacks & Mememage.

The Real Guide to Using Siri

Hands up who uses Siri?

 

 

 

A lot? Sometimes? Only to see if you can get funny answers?

 

 

 

 

There are a lot people that don’t know about mysterious Miss Siri. Did you know for example that you can do this with her?

 

 

 

 

No? Here’s part one of our complete rundown on Siri – what she is, what she can do to improve your life, and the future she can bring us.

 

 

Siri is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. She’s basically an App, present on all Apple devices after Siri was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010. The original application ceased to function on October 14, 2011.

 

She uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. Apple claims that the software adapts to the user’s individual preferences over time and personalizes results.

 

 

 

 

Although a lot of people think SIRI stand for ‘Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, the name Siri is actually Norwegian, meaning “beautiful woman who leads you to victory”. It was named after the intended name for the original developer’s first child.

 

Currently, Siri supports English (American, Canadian, Australian, British), French, German, Japanese, Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Mandarin (China, Taiwan), Korean, and Cantonese.

 

The original American voice was provided by Susan Bennett in July 2005. Now, in settings alongside your choice of language, you have an option of gender for Siri’s voice.

 

 

 

 

 

NOW, here’s the important stuff. Here’s what you can use Siri for to make your life more efficient:

 

 

 

SPORTS
Ask Siri for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer scores as well as schedules, rosters, and stats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EATING
Ask Siri to search for restaurants or bars using different criteria. Siri will give you results based on these as well as photos, reviews, and reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIALISING
Siri can post to Facebook for you as well as on other people’s pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siri can also tweet for you.

 

 

 

 

 

You can also search for recent tweets. Say, ” What is person’s name/company/brand saying?”  and Siri will show you their most recent Tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAZINESS

With iOS 7, you can ask Siri to open apps. Just say something like “Play Angry Birds” or “Open iPhoto.” You can even say ‘Take a picture.’ Although Siri won’t actually take the picture for you, she’ll just open the app for you.
Use Siri to turn Bluetooth and other settings like WiFi on and off simply by saying, “Turn Bluetooth/WiFi  Off/ On.”

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION

 

Tell Siri when and where you want to be reminded of something.

 

 

 

Schedule meetings. Say who, what, where, and when. Siri puts it on your calendar and sends an invitation to the person you’re meeting with via email.

 

 

 

 

 

In fact, Siri can write and send all of your emails or text messages or even organize for you to FaceTime with someone.

 

 

 

 

 

Use Siri to set the Alarm Clock for you.

 

 

 

 

Lastly, for Part one of All About Siri, we give you one of our favorite Siri features: What planes are above right now?

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for Part Two so you’ll know how to use Siri to make your life more efficient!  Until then, here’s some Siri inspired humor, just for you guys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Hapshirecatteries.co.uk, Imgur.com & iPhoneAntidote.

iPhone Tip Of The Day!

 

Want to know where you hang out most often cos you forgot? OR want to keep your battery charge up and how much Apple knows about you down?

 

We got you!

 

iOS 7 (On 4S and above) keeps a tab on where you hang out, cos it’s like your closest, stalkiest friend!

 

Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services> System Services to see a list of where you’ve been most.

 

AND

 

Turn off the feature  in the same place if you find it less fun, more stalky.

 

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of imore.com

iPhone Tip Of The Day!

GUYS GUYS GUYS!!

 

Guess what?

 

You don’t have to have WiFi turned off when you’re in airplane mode!

 

Yeah, it automatically turns it off when you enter Airplane mode but you can turn WiFi back on afterwards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet!

 

 

 

 

iPhone Tip of The Day! iMessage Edition

 

 

 

 

iMessage is an awesome way to send free text, photo, and video messages to friends who are using iOS 5 and above. Read receipts allow your friends to see whether you’ve viewed their message or not.

 

Now, we’re all good people around here, right, but sometimes there are circumstances when you don’t really want people to know if or when you read their messages.

 

If you don’t want your friends notified of when you have read their messages, go to Settings >Messages > Send Read Receipts > Off.

 

You’re welcome!

 

 

 

 

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