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iPhone – Make a Mistake… Just shake it

New to iPhone, made a mistake typing, deleting, cutting, or pasting and wondering how to undo it? While you might have already figured this out through unbridled frustration. If you’ve been editing some text and you either typed the wrong thing, deleted more than you intended to, or cut, copy, or pasted yourself into error-land, here’s what you do:

Hold you iPhone firmly in one hand

Shake it (Really)

Tap the Undo button to confim

You’re done!

Apple has built “shake to undo” into the iPhone since iOS 3 and it works really well.

  • 03/25/2013
  • IT

Verizon announces iPhone 4

Verizon will offer a CDMA EVDO version of the iPhone 4 starting February 10.
Existing Verizon Wireless customers will be able to start pre-ordering the device on February 3. The 16GB version with a two-year contract will cost $199.99, while the 32GB version will cost $299.99. The device will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon stores, via Verizon’s Web site, at Apple Retail stores, and via Apple’s Web site.

  • 01/12/2011
  • IT

The new Mac App Store is online

It’s simple way to find, install, and manage your favorite software. To see the Mac App Store at all, you’ll need to run your Software Updates (under the Apple menu) and get Mac OS X 10.6.6 System Update, or run the combo update you can download here.

After you reboot, you’ll see a new icon in your dock, right after the Finder icon. Click that to launch the app store. Most apps cost less than you may have seen them at retail, but some, like Things, are priced higher than we’ve seen them in bundles.

  • 01/06/2011
  • IT

Apple announces OS fixes and new features

Apple announced iOS 4.1, addressing many bugs (like iPhone 3G performance) as well as bringing new features like HDR photography, HD video upload and TV show rentals. Additionally, Apple previewed iOS 4.2, bringing this and more to the iPad.

iOS 4.1 – focuses on photos, videos, and games.

  • HDR Photos – Creating high dynamic range photos has been a popular photographic technique that combines three exposures to create a single image with a greater amount of detail in the highlights and shadows. Apple’s added HDR photography to the iPhone’s camera in 4.1, letting you create HDR images automatically without any of the hard work in post.
  • HD Video Upload Over Wi-Fi – Previously, apps were required to upload HD video from the iPhone. Apple’s made the change in iOS 4.1 to allow HD video uploading over Wi-Fi, removing the annoying cap that required sending your HD video in standard definition.
  • TV Show Rentals – TV shows have always been available for purchase in iOS devices, but now you can rent them to save a little money and storage space on your device.
  • Game Center – Like the XBOX Live of iOS, Game Center provides APIs for developers but is also a new app on the iPhone (available soon via the App Store). You can play with friends, inviting them with a push notification, or be randomly assigned to other players when your friends aren’t available.

iOS 4.2 – brings the features of iOS 4 to the iPad. Multitasking, app folders, and other features will be available in November.

  • Wireless Printing – While there are a few third-party apps that bring printing functionality to iOS devices, Apple’s building printing functionality into iOS itself. Print Center will live in the multitasking drawer and let you choose printers and manage print jobs wirelessly from your iPad.
  • AirPlay – Formerly AirTunes, AirPlay is taking over wireless streaming on iDevices and will let you stream audio, video, and photos over Wi-Fi. Along with the new Apple TV, you’ll also be able to shift streams between your devices so you can, for example, finish watching a TV show or movie on the go.

How to: Properly Coil Your MacBook’s Power Cord

Apple’s white power brick is pretty handy, what with the attached hooks for coiling it up and packing it away. If you do it wrong, though, you’ll likely stress the cord and break it (or worse, create a fire hazard).

Instead of just coiling it up, make a loop so the joint between the brick and the wire isn’t bent. It’s simple, see video below.

via tested.com

  • 08/20/2010
  • IT

Who makes the most reliable laptops?

There’s nothing worse than buying new gear that malfunctions shortly after you purchase it. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, the warranty company SquareTrade released a research paper late last year analyzing failure rates for over 30,000 laptops covered by their warranties. The report is full of good information worth considering before your next big purchase.

The highlights of the study:

Nearly 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years: Looking at the first 3 years of ownership, 31% of laptop owners reported a failure to SquareTrade. Two-thirds of this failure (20.4%) came from hardware malfunctions, and one-third (10.6%) was reported as accidental damage.

Netbooks are a lot more failure prone than laptops: Netbooks are projected to have a 20% higher failure rate from hardware malfunctions than more expensive laptop computers.

ASUS and Toshiba were the most reliable manufacturers: They have fewer than 16% having a hardware malfunction over 3 years. It’s also perhaps a little surprising that a company like Apple, known for its hardware, still ends up a percentage point or two worse off than companies like ASUS and Toshiba when it comes to laptop malfunction rates.

via SquareTrade

  • 04/27/2010
  • IT

Secure password without having to remember anything complex

If you want a secure password without having to remember anything complex, try shifting your fingers one set of keys to the right. It will make your password look like gibberish, will often add in punctuation marks, and is quick and simple.

Let’s take a look at how a few of those popular passwords fare when run through this method: * password => [sddeptf * letmein => ;ry,rom * money => .pmru * love => ;pbr

via LifeHacker

  • 04/15/2010
  • IT

Choose Which App Opens for Each Camera in Snow Leopard

Previous to 10.6, when you plugged a camera in, it would launch iPhoto or Aperture or whatever program you’d set up as your default.

Image Capture 6.0, in 10.6 takes care of this with a little preference portion in the lower left corner of the app. For each camera you can set a preference as to which program, if any, will launch when that device is plugged in.

  • 09/15/2009
  • IT