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Tips and Tricks for Using Siri

November 14, 2012 | 5 As our world enters a cyberpunk reality, certain aspects of life that were once stereotypical cliches are slowly developing into facets of day-to-day existence. One emerging example of this trend is the rising popularity of voice-activated features on mobile devices, most notably Siri, the option installed standard on all new iPhones. She is capable of doing numerous services for the user, though can get hung up on technical issues from time to time. Still, with the recent release of iOS 6, she is Read more [...]

Turn Off iOS Auto-Correct

November 6, 2012 | The Auto-Correct feature on an Apple iPhone will automatically correct any perceived spelling errors that the device recognizes as you type. While this feature can be great for some, it can also lead to hilarious and even embarrassing word choices if you’re not careful. To prevent Auto-Correct-induced mistakes from happening, you can simply disable the feature at any time by taking a quick trip through your iPhone’s “Settings” application. While this won’t improve your spelling, it will Read more [...]

Use Sophos antivirus? Warning!

November 5, 2012 | 1 A working exploit for Sophos 8.0.6 on Mac is available, however the techniques used in the exploit easily transfer to Windows and Linux, due to multiple critical implementation flaws described in the paper. Testcases for the other flaws described in the paper are available on request. Sophos has responded with a post on the multiple vulnerabilities and responds over and over that ‘Sophos has seen no evidence of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild’. But is that really good enough? Read more [...]

How to Remove Stock iOS Applications without Jailbreaking

October 25, 2012 | The majority of the stock applications on iPhones and iPads are incredibly handy. However, I am willing to wager that there are many that you wouldn’t even touch with a large pole. Be honest, when was the last time you ever opened up the Stocks Application, Voice Memos Application and the Weather Application. I am sure that if you have opened them up recently, it was most likely an accident. Sadly though, these applications stay on the screen, even if you don’t use them, and this is of course Read more [...]

How to Clear Your iCloud Photo Stream From Your Web Browser

October 12, 2012 | Upgrading to iOS 6 on your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad automatically syncs all of the photo streams on your device with your iCloud account. Any photo that you take is then automatically backed up to the iCloud service for safe keeping. Copies of these photos are accessible through your Web browser by logging into iCloud. Clearing your iCloud photo stream removes these copies from the actual iCloud service but not from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. You can clear your iCloud photo stream using Read more [...]

Boxy makes it easy to get a Genius house call

October 10, 2012 | 2 Thereʼs been a lot of buzz the past few weeks about Boxy.co, a new service that offers free tech support for anything Apple- related, so we took a look. As soon as it loads, Boxy makes it easy for someone to state whatʼs wrong with their iThing-you simply type it into the big blue box in the middle of the screen. The siteʼs zen-like minimalism isnʼt just for show-there isnʼt anything else to click, making the process very simple, since you canʼt accidentally travel anywhere else on the Read more [...]

Password Tips

October 9, 2012 | 4 No sane person would ever like someone else reading her email. Or for that matter some other person using her password and breaking into a financial institution. You should, therefore, choose a strong, secure password in such a manner that would be a hard nut to crack for others and easy for you to remember. The more random and mixed-up you make it, the harder it is for others to crack. Mind you, if your password is compromised, the password crackers will even take over your identity. A password, Read more [...]

@iCloud.com Email Address – Apple’s Answers

September 27, 2012 | Starting September 19 2012, all new iCloud accounts now include an optional @icloud.com email address. This article answers common questions you may have. I already use iCloud. Will I get an @icloud.com email address? Yes. For all existing iCloud users, Apple has reserved an @icloud.com email address. You will receive an @icloud.com equivalent for every @me.com or @mac.com email address or alias that you have as part of your account. For example, if you currently have trudymartin@me.com, you Read more [...]

Reseting The System Management Controller

August 22, 2012 | Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) Summary In some situations, you may need to reset your computer's SMC.  Learn how to identify these conditions and reset the SMC. Note: It is possible that the SMC could encounter an issue that may cause unusual system behavior typically related to the symptoms described below. In some cases, resetting the SMC may be the only correct method to resolve the issue, however, an SMC reset should only be attempted Read more [...]

Setting Up iPad Data Plans

June 3, 2012 | 2 Following is instructions for setting up  AT&T and Verizon data plans for your new iPad. Follow these steps to set up your new AT&T Cellular Data account: 1. Tap Settings > Cellular Data > View Account: 2. The Cellular Data Account management window loads. Enter information or select an option in the following sections and tap Next when you are finished: User Information Enter your first and last name and your phone number. Login Information Enter an email address Read more [...]