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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

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

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

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

03 Feb

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? I’ve done my homework and some research to help solve this dilemma. Keep reading to see several cool options for your favourite guy or gal that I encourage you to check out!

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To make it easy for you to view or buy any of these products, click on the image or text link.

Sound and Music

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

This wireless speaker lets you enjoy your music at home, outdoors and on the go. You can connect your iPad or other Bluetooth devices (such as iPhone or iPod) and listen to music, videos or games. Its light weight (1.5 lbs) and small dimensions make it easy to transport and its rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of playtime Continue Reading

PDF Editors for the iPad

26 Jan
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Whether you are a professional, entrepreneur, business owner, real estate agent, professor, teacher, or student, you probably deal with PDF files on a daily basis. The ability to manipulate, highlight, and/or write comments on a PDF file becomes important and useful.

Up until recently, this type of manipulation of PDF files was reserved for desktop and laptop computer owners. I was recently asked by a friend whether it was possible to annotate and update PDF files on the iPad. The short answer is Continue Reading

What’s on your iPad Air?

20 Jan

Back in 2001 Apple introduced the iPod with the slogan “1,000 songs in your pocket”. Since then journalists and bloggers have been asking famous (and not so famous) people “What’s on your iPod?”

From music to videos, people would show their iPod content which would in turn be a non-traditional way of taking an X-Ray or disclosing their personality and tastes.

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In 2010, Apple introduced the first iPad and by then the question mutated to “What’s on your iPad?”. Given the tablet’s capabilities for Apps, music, videos, video-conferencing, photos, Internet browsing, e-books, file sharing and more, we could say the same question becomes more powerful and meaningful. Continue Reading

Finding parking spots using your iPad

19 Dec

Do you own a car?
How many hours do you spend commuting?

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Traffic seems to be one of the biggest aggravations of driving in a big city. What could be worse than being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic after all? Mmm… maybe driving around in circles trying to find parking?!!!

The App I will be discussing in this post is most commonly used on the iPhone but also works well with the iPad.

If you have a car and iPhone or an iPad with a data plan you may want to give Parker a try. Continue Reading

Adding frequently used Apps to your iPad Dock

12 Dec

As you spend more and more time using your iPad a pattern will emerge. There are certain Apps that you will find yourself opening on a daily basis.

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But even if these Apps are located on the iPad first page or Home screen, depending on our location, you may still need to swipe back and forth to get to the App you are looking for.

Unless… you populate your favourite Apps onto the iPad dock Continue Reading

Digital Sheet Music on iPad

08 Dec

I have always loved music. I even took electric keyboard lessons for a short time when I was a boy. Of course, this does not qualify me as a musician but at least my love for music is there, right? ;-)

What about you my dear reader? Are you an amateur or experienced musician? Have you ever used the iPad to actually produce music?

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A friend of mine who is a musician recently asked me if I knew any good sheet music Apps for iPad Continue Reading

Flipboard App on iPad

01 Dec

Today’s information society has both benefits and drawbacks. We are constantly flooded with information and content, some of which is useful and some of which is junk. So how do we effectively consume and filter out what we want to read?

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On your iPad, one possible solution is to use the Flipboard App. Flipboard lets you browse information from many different sources organized by topic in a digital magazine format.

You can create your own digital magazine and add stories (Flip) into it Continue Reading