We have come to rely on our smartphones and devices for many important aspects of our lives. We store our memories on them in the form of pictures and videos. They contain our music libraries, banking apps, social network profiles, and oh yeah - our phone. That being said, losing your smartphone or device can leave you feeling naked and vulnerable. Luckily for Apple users, the Find My iPhone app is the first line of defense in recovering your lost device.
If you are new to iOS or are still learning, becoming familiar with the icons used throughout the operating system will help you navigate through apps and get a better grasp of functions and features on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Some icons are more intuitive than others, so we will provide you with a brief overview of the commonly used icons in iOS 7 and 8. As always, the best way to learn about your device is to play around and experiment with clicking on the various buttons and icons you are presented with as you use it.
We review the Avea Dynamic Mood Light by elgato. The Avea is a Bluetooth-enabled smartbulb that you can control from your iPhone or iPad! The Avea allows you to transform your home with beautiful dynamic scenes of light and color. Whether you have one or many, the Avea is sure to add something special to the lighting of your home. Purchase the Avea at TD Curran for $49.95.
Passwords are a pain. Unless you have a perfect memory, you’re bound to forget them from time-to-time. With a new security breach in the news almost daily, now is the time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to stay safe online. Here’s a quick guide on how to get those passwords under control, and keep your information safe and sound.
If you are a user of Comcast’s email service, you might have noticed that your inbox does not sync up between devices. For example, you might open your Comcast email on your iPhone and delete a few emails, moving some into folders. Then, you open your Comcast email on your computer and notice that none of those changes have transferred over between devices. Don't worry, nothing is wrong with your account - this is just how Comcast emails work by default. The reason is because Comcast email uses POP and not an IMAP connection.
The iPad is known for its versatility and ease-of-use. With other 600,000 apps specifically designed for iPad, Apple’s flagship tablet has numerous uses and functions. One function people may be unaware of is the ability to use an iPad as a monitor for your Mac. While there are multiple apps that use WiFi to turn your iPad into an external display, a new app called Duet offers a way for people to tether their iPad to a Mac using the charging cable for a fast, latency-free connection.
So, you and your family have decided to share an Apple ID in order to share purchases in the App Store and iTunes. Pretty sneaky! Everything is going fine until you power on your phone and start receiving your mother’s texts. Then, you open up the Photos app and notice that your Photo Stream has become an amalgamation of you entire family’s photos. As you might imagine, this can be a serious and potentially embarrassing situation. If this sounds familiar to you, you and your family should consider switching over to Apple’s Family Sharing, a new feature in iOS 8 that allows families to have separate Apple ID’s while still being able to share iTunes and App Store purchases.
It's that time of year again. Here at TD Curran, we are constantly surrounded by the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos. It can be almost overwhelming at times walking into a store like ours and being surrounded by so much cool stuff! To address this issue, we've honed-in on a few of our favorite products that would make for the perfect gift for your loved ones this Holiday season.
It’s the end of the month and you are paying your cell phone bill. You look at the balance and are shocked. Somehow, you went 5GB over your monthly allowance and are now facing a hefty overage fee. You know that cellular data has something to do with using the Internet on your smartphone, but you still have no idea how you racked up such an impressive amount of data. By understanding what cellular data is and what smartphone activities use it up, you can avoid situations such as this.
When Touch ID was introduced last year alongside the release of the iPhone 5s, users rejoiced at the simplicity of unlocking their iPhone with a scan of their fingerprint. Some wondered whether Touch ID would ever find its way to the Mac product line. While Apple has already included the feature on the new iPads, whether or not Touch ID will be included with new Macs remains uncertain. Until then, the FingerKey app for iPhone is a good solution for those who wish to unlock their Macs with a simple scan of a finger.