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Help: My iPhone won’t send Messages in iOS 7

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 | Business | No Comments

iOS 7My wife texted me yesterday asking for some info.  I sent it.  5 hours later, she came home asking why I ignore her text messages.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is aware there’s a bug regarding text messages in iOS 7 (particularly, with iMessages).

If you want to fix it now you can either restart your phone, or (MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR WIFI PASSWORD, AS THIS RESETS THEM ALL):

  1. Turn off iMessaging (Settings -> Messages, then toggle “iMessage” off)
  2. Rest your network settings (Settings -> General – > Reset, then click on “Reset Network Settings”)
  3. Your iPhone will restart
  4. Turn iMessaging back on (Settings -> Messages, then toggle “iMessage” on)

Remember you just reset your network settings, so you will have to re-enter your WiFi passwords etc.

 

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Help: Wi-Fi broke on iOS 6 install

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6I’m hearing reports that WiFi is breaking on iOS 6 updated phones.

The best thing you can do is:

  1. Forget WiFi Network: Settings->Wifi->(select your network)->Forget This Network
  2. Restart your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc)
  3. Log back on your Wi-Fi network

Some people are reporting this is due to a proxy being assigned to your WiFi (it works but you can’t browser in Safari).

Please let me know if this helps, and if not, what does!

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Help: iOS 6 Upgrade / Update Frozen!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6Yesterday I was installing the iOS 6 firmware on my iPad and iPhone.  My iPhone 4 (which was installed via iTunes on USB) installed without a problem.

My iPad was another story.  I tried the OTA (over the air) update, and it froze with the Apple logo and the progress bar (empty).

I waited an hour with nothing changing.

Finally I reset it:

  1. Unplug the iPad
  2. Hold the Home and Power buttons for a few seconds (it’ll turn black when it resets of course)

It came back, finished the update, and was ready to use a few minutes later.

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iOS 6 Released, How to Upgrade your iPhone/iPad/iPod

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6Apple has just officially released iOS 6.  The download just started for me!

iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod Touch (4th gen)
  • iPod Touch (5th gen)
  • iPad 2
  • The new iPad (I still hate that name)

To install the new iOS 6 you just follow these steps (you need iTunes 10.7 for this, to upgrade read after the iOS instructions):

  1. Connect your device via USB to your computer (at this point it may prompt you for an upgrade, go for it)
  2. Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open already)
  3. Click on your device below “devices
  4. Click on the “Summary” tab up top
  5. Click on “Check for Update
  6. Enjoy!
Alternatively you can do so without a computer:
  1. On your iOS device
  2. Settings
  3. General
  4. Software Update

If you don’t get the update, you probably still have an earlier version of iTunes.  Only iTunes 10.7 supports the new iOS 6.

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Google Drive is Live

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

Google LogoToday Google announced their newest offering, Google Drive.

Everyone gets 5GB of storage free.  Other price points are:

  • $2.49/month – 25 GB
  • $4.99/month – 100GB
  • $49.99/month – 1 TB (yes, 1000 GB)

Sure to be a major competitor to DropBox, as their prices beat out any competitor that I know of (if you know otherwise, let me know).

The new Google Drive service is available for PC / Mac, and Android devices currently.  iPhone and iPad apps are sure to follow soon.  Full integration with Google Docs is sure to push adoption of the technology (the instant sharing of edits is a great feature for remote collaboration).

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Gigabit WiFi: 802.11ac

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

In recent news (past few weeks) 802.11ac has been popping up quite frequently.

802.11ac is the emerging standard for gigabit wifi.  The standard is still a draft, but just like 802.11n, there are already products that support this “draft” standard.  802.11ac  will support up to 6.9Gbps (and in lesser forms down to 433Mbps).  It is sometimes being marketed as “5G” as the public has become used to the term.

Higher bit rates for 802.11ac tend to use multiple (up to 8) antennas to get the full bandwidth.

Broadcom announced a full family of 802.11ac chipsets at CES.

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How Can I Delete Photos from my iPhone’s Photostream?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

iOS 5I’ve gotten a few people asking this question.  How can you delete photos from your Photostream?

In reality you can’t.  You can “delete” the entire album, but not photos individually.  This is because Photostream is meant to make your photos available on all of your devices.

I don’t agree with it, but that’s how it is.

You can, however, reset your Photostream if you want to remove all the photos (and start fresh):

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. Log in (with your Apple ID, probably your Email address, and the password you have to type every day on your iPhone)
  3. Click on your name in the top right corner to bring up the Account options
  4. Click on Advanced
  5. Click “Reset Photo Stream

You can also turn Photo Stream off, if you want to do that:

  1. On your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
  2. Open Settings
  3. Click/touch iCloud
  4. Click/touch Photostream
  5. Toggle On/Off

Hope that helps achieve whatever you wanted to achieve.

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Help: My iPhone/iPad is SLOW, how can I make it FAST?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 | Business | No Comments

When you first got your iPhone it was fast, and now … not so much.

Sometimes it just takes a few seconds for the keyboard to start working, or for an app to work when you launch it.

What can you do to speed up your iPhone or iPad?

  1. Make sure you have the updated Firmware
    Connect your device, and open up iTunes.   Under devices, click your devices and click “Check for Update”.
  2. You should regularly reset your iPhone
    To restart the iPhone, you press and hold the power button (up top) and the home button for a few seconds.  You will see it go black, and the Apple icon pop back up.
  3. You should close out your apps
    Yup, every app you ever opened is still “running”.  If you double click your home button you’ll get the taskbar.  You can scroll right to see all the applications you have ever used.  To “close” the apps, hold down one of the apps until it starts to shake and gets that red sign in the top left corner.  To close the app, tap that close button.  Your apps will still be on your phone, and keep their data, they just won’t be stored in memory.  I do this every few days to keep my iPhone going fast.
  4. If all else fails .. you can reset your iPhone settings
    Check out my post from a year ago, Help: My iPhone 3G or 3GS is slow, how do I fix it?  It will tell you how to reset your settings to speed up your iPhone

That should at least speed up your iPhone or iPad a bit.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.2

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 | Business | No Comments

I’m a few hours behind the times, but it was released today.

Some features include:

  • AirPlay
  • Find My iPhone
  • AirPrint
  • Safari “Find in Page”
  • iPad now supports iOS features that were available on iPhone (all platforms have same functionality now)

I’m excited about AirPrint (yes, I know, I am).  I had heard it was only compatible right now with limited devices.  This limitation was placed by Apple, and is not a limitation of the technology.  Currently it only allows printing to specific HP printers.  There are some alternate solutions for other devices, but I’d give Apple a few months and we should have a larger set of potential printers.

This applies to AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.

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Beatles, iTunes, iOS 4.2, Google Voice and Mobile Versions of Sites

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Things have been happening very fast in the past week or 2, and wanted to review them.

Hopefully, I’ll be covering the following:

  • Beatles on iTunes
  • iTunes 10.1
  • iOS 4.2 coming soon
  • Google Voice
  • Mobile versions of Sites

There’s a lot on my mind, and I haven’t written in a while.  Today I get to catch up.

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