Did you know that if you shake your iPhone you can undo your last action to do with typing? This can be really handy. Continue reading »
Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing. All your photos are available everywhere all the time. It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice. There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them. All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth. So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.
The white insulation on my iPhone lightning cable became brittle with age and started to crack, peel and leave the internal wire exposed. Here’s a video of how I repaired it with a cigarette lighter and some heat shrink. It’s a fairly easy and good looking repair as you can see from the photo above.
From using a drop of water on your iPhone for a macro lens to filming under-water with a drinking glass, this video has some great ideas!
It’s easy upgrade all your iOS apps directly on your iPhone – you just go into the ‘App Store’ app on your iPhone and press the ‘update All’ icon. But it can be a bit tricky trying to find out how to upgrade all the apps from iTunes on your mac. Here’s how to do it.
Some people have difficulty controlling the touchscreen on an iPad or iPhone with their fingers, especially older people. The iPhone touch sensitive screen works on capacitance and it does not respond well to dry fingers.
Read on for some experiments I did and how to fix the problem!
Apple have a fantastic piece of software called ‘find my mac’ which can locate your laptop anywhere. But it needs to be tuned on… and once your computer is lost or stolen – it’s too late! Here’s how to turn on ‘find my mac’ before you lose it! Continue reading »