iPhone Secret Codes
Did you know iPhones have secret codes that let you see some internal settings not in the Settings App? To see iPhone's secret codes, follow here ...
Battery Life Myths for Mobile Devices
Like most technology, batteries need to be cared for. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so here are some tips to help clarify things!
Debunking Battery Life Myths for Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Laptops
What is the Cloud??
"The cloud" is one of those trendy tech terms a lot of people use but can't clearly define. What is the cloud? When do you encounter it? How can it benefit your business?
If you use any kind of social media or online data drive, you're already using the cloud; you just may not realize it.
What is the cloud exactly?
The first thing you should understand about the cloud is that it is not a physical thing. The cloud is a network of servers performing various functions to provide services. Read here for more on the Cloud.
I recently had a customer that upgraded from Microsoft Outlook 2007 (same for Outlook 2003) to Outlook 2016. Once the software upgrade was complete, Outlook 2016 repeatedly tried to re-download all 18,000 of his emails, although unsuccessfully multiple times! Yes, all 18,000 of them; you read that right. As you may know, with new versions of software, come improvements. The Outlook 2007 limit for how large the email file (not mailbox) container holding all his emails was only 2GB although the newer Outlook 2016 limit is 50GB. Since he was re-using the Outlook 2007 email file, when he upgraded to Outlook 2016, the old 2GB size limited carried over since it was a file limitation, not a software limitation. In order to solve the 2GB limitation, I had to create a completely new email file for him using Outlook 2016. Among other things, this required recreating, from scratch, his Outlook 2016 email account. As an FYI, I did not find anything about how to solve this problem on the Web. If you are experiencing this problem and would like help, please contact me to schedule an appointment! It's an easy fix, but very involved in getting it right.
Does the battery on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop not last very long? If your device is older than a year, short battery life could be the sign of an ageing battery. You'll find basic information about how modern batteries work and how to prolong their life here.
Downloading a YouTube Video
There are plenty of great videos on YouTube! But sometimes they get deleted by the originator or are removed for other reasons. Did you know you could download them for free? You can even just download the audio portion! Either way, it's a great way of replaying your favorites without worry on your PC, phone or tablet!
Checkout this website!
Apple has made several enhancements that give big performance gains in the iPhone 7 Plus over the standard iPhone 7. Read here for more!
While the majority of those who’ve upgraded to iOS 10 have so far reported their satisfaction with the vastly enhanced software, not everyone is feeling the love from Apple’s latest installment of iOS. Of the estimated 36.66% of users that are currently running iOS 10, according to the latest figures from MixPanel, a sizable portion of them are now reporting that after upgrading, their devices are draining battery life at a substantially faster rate than they were while on iOS 9. Read on for more information!
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Discontinued
In case you haven't heard, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has been permanently discontinued due to ongoing battery fire issues that it has not been able to resolve. It was rushed to market in order to compete against Apple's newest iphone 7 and 7 Plus. Samsung announced Monday this week that it is suspending sales of the smartphone after reports that some replacement devices were also spontaneously igniting. On Tuesday, Samsung announced that it is halting production, and a spokesman told NPR's Elise Hu that production will not resume.
"This is the end" of the phone model, Elise says. The Wallstreet Journal expects the financial hit to Samsung to be estimated between $4-$5 Billion, although the actual damage won't be known til everything settles.
The news comes after Samsung announced last month that it would recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones amid reports that batteries were overheating and were a safety risk. Read more here and here on the financial hit.
Ever wonder why your iPhone or iPad Battery dies so fast? As Apple adds more and more features, those feathers consume more power both independently and cumulatively, some even when you think they're off (but they're not)! Here are some power saving tips!
Myths About Phone Charging
There is a lot of misinformation out there about how to charge devices using Lithium-Ion batteries found in most all our portable devices, including phones, tablets and laptops. Read here for the real scoop!
Apple Tracking iPhone Users Again!
Apple is tracking iPhone users again. Although this article may not be new, many people don't know it's happening! Read this article to see how it affects you and how to disable it!
7 Netflix Hacks
Here are 7 Netflix Hacks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of ... Check them out!
Li-Fi vs. Wi-Fi
Li-Fi, short for Light-Fidelity, is an exciting new technology that uses light emitted from LED light bulbs to transmit data at rates 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. It’s not only lightning fast; it’s secure, efficient and energy neutral. Read here for more!
Free Topographical Maps
National Geographic recently put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. Find out more here.
If you're an avid iPhone/iPad texter, you'll want to know these 14 tricks when using iMessage! See this article!
The days of Lithion-Ion batteries that charge our phones, tablets, laptops and other devices are limited. After all, Lithion-ion batteries have been around since the 1990's, so almost 30 years now, which is an eternity in terms of tech years! Fuel cells are much more durable than lithium-ion batteries. Most lithium-ion batteries are rated to last 500 cycles (charging a dead battery to full power) before suffering from capacity loss, which translates to about 9,000 hours of use, assuming 18 hours of operation per charge. Fuel cells, by contrast, can reliably achieve 40,000 hours of use, greatly increasing the lifespan of smartphones and other gadgets. This translates into an extra week of battery life one a single charge! Read this article on more ...
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!