Monday, April 7, 2014

Tips for Beginners to Update iOS for Apple Devices

After so many years of development and progress in cellular sectors, Apple is still the most innovative and favorite Smartphone manufacturer that introduced the first Smartphone with the touch feature in its devices. The race among all the Smartphone manufacturers is still at its peak and they are trying hard to get the top position of the top rated company. Like many other digital manufacturers, Apple offers a wide variety of its products like iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs that are popular throughout the world. Apple has been providing devices to solve our problems while maintaining style when designing devices.

New to Apple Products:

If you have recently switched from another device and started using the products from Apple, then you may be wondering about some common things to do with either your Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad. You may be having a hard time accomplishing your objectives through your new device. Every day, many people switch from their current digital device to Apple’s products. Apple works slightly different from other mobile as well as computer devices so some people find it hard to navigate through the browser or mobile interface but they enjoy the high quality design and feel.

Updating your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad:

A lot of people find it difficult to find the new iOS updates and then to update their device they find the software. The most common problem that has been observed is that they accidentally lose their data during the update process. So here are few tips to update your devices easily and safely without losing your precious data.

Best Practices Before you Update your Device:

Before you upgrade from an old iOS version to a new release iOS version on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, keep these things in your mind that are mentioned below:

·         It is better to backup your device either in iTunes or iCloud so that you can retrieve your data in case of any mishaps or if your device give you an error during the download process.
·         Before you begin updating the new iOS version on your device, make sure that you have enough space to download the new software.
·         You can check the space in your device by selecting Settings>General>Usage to know the available space for this activity.

Start updating your iOS:

·         Plug in your device to a power source and select Setting>General>Software Update to update the iOS version of your device.
·         Select the download option on the next page or it may download automatically if it is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
·          Install the update and enjoy the new features.

Now you have safely upgraded to the latest version of iOS.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mavericks Major New Features

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is Apple's latest desktop and laptop operating system.  Apple told us during their special event presentations that there will be over 200 new features.  We will be covering the 10 most important and useful features for you here.  Perhaps the most notable "feature" about this new operating system update is it is completely free!  I watched the Apple announcements and was amazed to hear they were not charging for this update.  The new Mavericks will run on any many Mac desktop and laptop computers made in Mid 2007 that can run Mountain Lion.

Now we will go through a list of the top 10 new Mavericks features.  Thanks to Apple for providing this information for us.

  1. Safari browser - Shared Links in Sidebar shows links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn so you can keep up with your favorite topics and you can retweet quickly if you want to do that.  Safari saves battery and processor power by turning off animations and plug-ins in windows that are covered up by another window on screen.  In the Top Sites screen, you can add sites from your bookmarks and easily reorganize the thumbnails.
  2. Finder Tabs - Safari lets you have tabs to have access to multiple websites in one window and the Finder now lets you have the same thing.  Finder now lets you get a full screen view with a single click. 
  3. Tags - Now you have a new way to organize your files by applying a personalized tag to them.  When you need those files later, they will all be organized under that name.
  4. Maps - Directions you look up on your Mac can be sent to your iPhone. Clicking on points on the map will give you the address, phone number, website, photos and Yelp reviews.  Maps gives you Flyover, a 3D photo-realistic, completely interactive and entertaining view of some select cities around the world
  5. Calendar - An iOS 7 like new look and new features make managing your time faster. The new event inspector suggests addresses and points of interest when you type in a location. It shows your event’s location so you can quickly get directions. It displays the weather and calculates travel time. You can set a notification so you know when to head out.
  6. Interactive Notifications - Allows you to reply to a message, respond to or reject a FaceTime® call or delete an email, all without making you change what app you're working in. Websites can use notifications to give you the latest news, scores and more. While You Were Away Notifications lets you see notifications that happened while your Mac was sleeping.
  7. Full multi-monitor support takes full advantage of monitors connected to your Mac.  Each monitor has its own menu bar, and the Dock shows up on whichever screen you’re working on. You can have a full-screen app on one monitor and a few windows on another monitor or a full‑screen app separately on each monitor. You can turn your HDTV into a second monitor with your Apple TV and AirPlay.
  8. iBooks - Gives you access to your current iBooks library and more than 1.8 million textbooks, classics and latest best sellers in the iBooks store. iBooks works seamlessly across your devices, so you can start reading a book on your Mac, mark up what you're reading, then pick up where you left off on your iPad.
  9. iCloud Keychain - safely stores your website login information, credit card numbers and Wi-Fi passwords and makes them available on all your devices so you never need to remember them. Information is always safely protected with advanced encryption.
  10. New core technologies in Mavericks improves under the hood operations on your Mac. Timer Coalescing schedules low-level operations so the processor can spend more time in low-power mode. App Nap reduces power used by apps that you’re not using. Compressed Memory keeps your Mac fast by compressing inactive data. When inactive data is needed again, Mavericks decompresses it.
What are your thoughts about these new features in Mavericks?  Which features caught your attention?  Did you see any features you've been waiting for from Apple?

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