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Manage Your Email Faster with iOS 8

29 Sep

Do you send and receive lots of emails every day?
Is your Mailbox getting too cluttered?

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Apple released iOS 8 on September 17th 2014. I wrote a post highlighting some of the new features before they were released. You can have a look at it here.

Among other things, the Mail App was improved on iOS 8. There are a few new shortcuts to delete, flag and mark emails as read/unread. Also, if you are waiting for an important reply to a specific email Continue Reading

iCloud Photo Stream

09 Sep

After a nice family vacation or special event such as a birthday or wedding, people usually have a common end result. Pictures. Lots of pictures!!!
A usual question that arises is how do we share them effectively?

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Besides posting photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter many people share them by email but this comes with some limitations, such as in the quantity, quality, and size of the images. A better approach could be to use the iCloud Photo Stream on your iPad (or iPhone).

Provided iCloud is properly configured on your iPad, you can create new Photo Streams and invite friends and family to view those Streams. Videos can be shared Continue Reading

Use iPad as Remote for iTunes

13 Jul

ipad remote appDo you ever invite friends over for drinks or dinner? Do you sometimes enjoy a glass of wine with your partner while listening to your favourite romantic tunes? Are you one of those people who entertains with music playing in the background?

If you want to play music for you and your guests, you should start by connecting your Mac to your sound system at home. And then you can actually use your iPad as a remote control! It is easy to set it up.

The Remote App comes in handy allowing you to control Continue Reading

When is the next iOS 8 update?

17 Jun

On June 2nd 2014, within the context of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made 3 major announcements: a new operating system for their Mac computer named Yosemite, a new operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch named iOS 8 and a new software developers language to code new Apps called Swift.

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iOS 8 includes new and exciting features that will make your iPad (and other iOS devices) more powerful, interactive and easier to use.

But, when is the next iOS 8 update happening? Continue Reading

FIFA World Soccer Cup App

08 Jun

Are you a soccer fan? Which is your favourite team – Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain?

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The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Soccer Cup starts this Thursday in Brazil and with it comes a lot of excitement and competitive energy.

Interested in following the latest results? Looking for a World Cup Schedule? Continue Reading

How to use Keynote on iPad – Part 1

25 May

A good presentation can help us engage our audience and drive our point home. Whether you are selling a product or preparing a lecture, chances are you will need the assistance of presentation software such as Microsoft’s Powerpoint or Apple’s Keynote.

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In an earlier post, First Impressions about the iPad Air, I mentioned that the new iPad comes with several free Apps. Keynote is one of them. Now, if you own an iPad Air but you cannot find your Keynote App Continue Reading

Organizing Photos by Faces on iPad

12 May

A few days ago I received an email from a reader asking me how she could organize pictures by faces or names on the iPad. I immediately thought about the “Faces” feature available on iPhoto which recognizes faces and allows you to add their respective names.

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After researching a bit more I found out that this feature is only available on iPhoto for Mac. It is not currently available on the iPhoto App for iPad.
In this post I will show you an alternative way to use this feature Continue Reading

Tracking Baby Growth

30 Apr

At the beginning of April, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. We are both very excited and exhausted like any first time parents. It is also quite a challenge to have a regular schedule and to find the time to write new posts. But hey, I’m not complaining.

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We are thrilled to have our daughter and we look forward to sharing life’s adventures with her.
Besides the sleepless nights and hectic schedule, as new parents we are concerned about keeping track of her growth and development. We want to make sure she feeds well Continue Reading

Credit Card Payments on your iPad with Square Register

15 Mar
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Professionals and small business owners are faced with many challenges on a daily basis. An important one is how to collect and accept credit card payments from their customers. Some time ago this was reserved to bigger players due to the setup cost of the infrastructure or hardware needed to collect payments as well as the fees charged by the payment gateways in the market.
As technology evolved, these barriers of entry have lowered. Thanks to the Square Register App and the Square reader, you can quickly and easily start accepting credit card payments on your iPad.

At the moment, Square lets you process card payments for Visa, MasterCard, American Express Continue Reading

How to use Personal Hotspot on iPad Air

02 Mar

On some occasions, you may find yourself wanting to use your computer to connect to the Internet from places that do not have Wi-Fi access such as a train, airport or a coffee shop.

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If you have an iPad Air, iPad PRO or the new iPad with a Cellular Data plan, you can use a feature called Personal Hotspot to connect your computer or other devices to the Internet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB. Continue Reading

Keep Your Mind Sharp With Fit Brains Trainer

17 Feb

How is your memory these days? Given a set of numbers, how fast can you add them?

I was chatting with a close friend of mine and we both agreed that since we started adding phone numbers to our cellphone address books, we can barely remember our friends’ phone numbers any more!!

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It seems that the same problem has happened since we started using calculators… We are very slow at performing the most basic calculations!!

Is it our age or is the fact that we are out of practice? Probably a little bit of both but the good news Continue Reading