How to Reset the iPad to Factory Default
By Daniel Nations
The two most common reasons for resetting an iPad to the factory default settings are to prepare the iPad up for a new owner or to overcome a problem with the iPad that simply rebooting the iPad won't solve.
If you are planning on selling your iPad, or even giving it to a family member, you will want to reset the iPad to the factory default settings. This will wipe your iPad, erasing the settings and data, and returning it to the exact state as when you first opened the box. By wiping the iPad, you allow it to be set up properly by the new owner. You also protect yourself and your personal information by making sure all of the settings and data are erased from the iPad.
Resetting the iPad is also used as a troubleshooting tool. Many common problems can be solved by deleting the offending app and downloading it again from the App Store or powering the iPad down and restarting it, but problems that persist beyond Read the full article →
Apple By James Plafke
Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 7 is here. This time around, though, the OS has undergone a massive redesign — making it one of Apple’s most anticipated OS releases to date. Here’s how to get iOS 7 on your Apple device right now.Apple’s new iOS 7 will be available as a free update to the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (not that either would need it), iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod Touch. As always, make sure you back up your device using iCloud or iTunes, just in case things go awry during the installation process.There has been some confusion about this over the course of today so, if you are asking “Can the iPhone 4 get iOS 7″ the answer is “yes.” iOS 7 will work with the iPhone 4 and all later phones, including the iPhone 4S. The bigger question with these two is not if you can upgrade, but if you should upgrade to iOS 7. Neither of these devices is as speedy as the iPhone Read the full article →
So, when you're working on a computer, what are the two, most important words you should think about most often? The answer, 'Back up'! You probably already use some form of back up, either Time Machine, or iCloud or another cloud service. You might even have your computer connected to a firewire drive, or you save to DVD, although this has become increasingly hard to do these days because of space limitations.
If you've ever had a computer crash - and I have - uggghhh! - you'll know the panic feeling! One of the first thoughts which went through my mind was "Oh, no! Have I lost all my contacts and my calendar data?". I certainly don't keep paper copies of either my address book or my calendar. Nightmare!
However, there's a really simple way to back up both your Contacts and Calendar. Here's how.
First, open the Contact app. You'll find it either in your Dock or in the Applications Folder.
Now, go the File Menu and select Export...Contacts Archive
This Read the full article →
Both iPads have been SOLD! Thanks.
I have an iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - Black (2nd generation) for $300, and an iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - Black (3rd generation) for $400 for sale.
As you can see below (from Apples Refurbished site) the above prices are great! Both iPads are in great condition. Both have Apple Protection Plan as shown below.
I would buy them if I was looking for an iPad!
Let me know ASAP if you are interested. These iPads are expected to go fast!
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What Does iCloud Do?
iCloud will store your music, photos, documents, contacts, calendar events and more and automatically push them to all your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G.
Whenever you purchase music, apps and books in iTunes it will automatically transfer the items to your other iOS devices and your computer. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad, and it will show up on your iPhone without having to sync it. You can buy a book on your iPhone and leave a bookmark, then pick up reading the book where you left off on your iPad.
All of your previous purchases are available for download on your devices with iCloud.
If you have music that was not purchased through iTunes, Apple has iTunes Match for $24.99 a year. iTunes Match will let you store your entire music collection in iCloud without having to upload most of your music. The only songs that would require uploading are ones that are not in the iTunes store.
Photo Stream applies the same Read the full article →
Mark GurmanApple InciOS DevicesDiscussion (4)
February 11, 2012 at 9:55 am
Typically a solid indicator of an Apple product refresh is when the previous model of that particular product begins to see constraints and shortages. We saw this process prior to the launch of the iPad 2 in March of 2011, and we typically also see this process to prior to launches of Apple’s new Macs. Some examples from recent memory include MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac constraints prior to their 2011 refreshes. Now, the same situation is starting to occur with the iPad 2, a device that will most likely be succeeded by a third-generation iPad in about a month.
According to a source familiar with Apple’s product distribution channels, the iPad 2 WiFi + 3G is constrained. Supply shortages span beyond Apple’s own distribution channels, though, as major retailers are reporting “out of stock” status for the 3G iPad 2. This includes, but is likely not limited to, Carphone Read the full article →
by Dan Moren, Macworld.com Dec 30, 2011 9:00 am
Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don’t come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products—including two major new operating system versions—and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company.
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Given all of that, it would seem that 2012 might have to be a quiet year by comparison. But Apple’s not the kind of company to stand still. Read the full article →
Jordan KahnApple Inc
December 8, 2011 at 9:45 am
We’ve heard a lot of rumors about a next-gen iPad coming sometime in 2012, whether it’s summer or earlier in the year was still up in the air. In addition to backing up rumors of a display with amuch higher resolution than current models, Citi analyst Richard Gardner (via BusinessInsider) told clients today that “several sources” have confirmed the next-gen iPad will launch in February saying, “there do not appear to be any significant technical hurdles remaining”.
We’ve heard a lot about the next-gen iPad in the last couple of months, so here’s what we know so far…
In November there were several reports pointing towards a slightly thicker, but higher res design, while DigiTimes claimed around the same time that Apple was working on a dual-LED backlighting system as an alternative for an iPad 3 with Retina display and suppliers had alerady begun shipping panels for the device. Read the full article →
If you are considering an Android Phone or Tablet read this carefully, and take a look at the McAfee report! Take note that iPhone and iPad (iOS) have no threats!!!
November 21, 2011 | Chikodi Chima
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Android malware has jumped 37 percent in the third quarter of 2011, according to a new quarterly report released by security provider McAfee. Where our phones go, so too go viruses, especially on the Android platform.
“Nearly all new mobile malware was targeted at Android,” according to a summary of the The McAfee Threats Report Q3 2011, which says that Android is the primary mobile operating system for malware developers. Nearly 75 million samples of malware were detected, exceeding earlier estimates of 70 million unique samples.
“This has been a very steady quarter in terms of threats, as both general and mobile malware are more prevalent than ever,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, in a release. “So far this year, Read the full article →
by Dan Moren, Macworld.com Nov 10, 2011 10:41 am
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Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.
Many users have noted iOS 5 resulted in a decrease in battery life, with some iPhone 4S usersnoticing drastic loss of charge throughout a day. A number of features were suggested as possible culprits, including a bug in iOS’s automatic time-zone functionality, location services, and more.
Last week, Apple responded to the complaints, stating Read the full article →