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Make and Receive Cellular Phone Calls from your iPad

26 Oct
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I have been playing with iOS 8 on my iPad and iPhone for some time now. Without a doubt one of the most useful features released with iOS 8 is Continuity. And with it, the possibility to make and receive cellular phone calls from the iPad through the iPhone.

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With Continuity, your iPhone can be ringing downstairs or in the kitchen. It does not matter. You can pick up the call Continue Reading

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iCloud Photo Stream

09 Sep
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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

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Before you lose your iPad

11 Jan
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A few days ago, I got a call from a friend asking for help. She had lost her iPhone and wanted to know if I could help her find it. I asked her if she had iCloud set up on her phone. The answer was no so there was not much I could do at that point. The story has a happy ending anyways. Luckily, she went back to the gym where she had worked out earlier that day and calling her phone while looking around she was able to find it.
I immediately thought: I should write a post and teach my readers how to take preventive measures against a situation like this one!

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Let’s face it. It could happen to anybody. No matter how careful or organized you are, you may lose, misplace or forget your iPhone or iPad device.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that helps you find it ? Continue Reading

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Sharing pictures using AirDrop on iPad

18 Nov
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In the past few days I had more time to play with my new iPad Air. In case anybody had any doubts, let me clarify that I really like the new tablet and I am enjoying playing with it!!

For those who may have missed last week’s exciting news, I wrote about my first impressions of the new iPad Air. You can check out that article here.

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I am discovering several new features that are available on iOS 7 but I could not access on my previous iPad 2.

One of these features is called AirDrop Continue Reading

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iCloud and Safari

07 Feb
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We live busy lives. Depending on the week day and time, we may find ourselves surfing the web from a different mobile device.

Imagine you are at a coffee shop browsing the web on your iPad. You have 5 tabs opened. All of a sudden you realize it is getting late so you grab your things and head out the door. You don’t want to lose what you have been reading.

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Safari on iOS lets you add your pages to a Reading List. These pages can be seen later even when you are offline. Moreover, if you have iCloud enabled, you can also see the same tabs you were reading on your iPad on your iPhone, iPod touch or MacBook Safari browser. Now isn’t that cool?!?

Today I’ll be discussing using iCloud tabs Continue Reading

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