Family Sharing on iPad with iOS8

FamilyHow are you managing your digital purchases of Apps, books and music? How are you monitoring and organizing your kids’ digital purchases?

One game on an iPad mini, another one on an iPad Air, a song on the iPod touch… Did you lose track of your family’s digital assets yet?

iOS 8 now includes Family Sharing. A new way of sharing your Apps, iBooks and iTunes purchases among all members of your family. It is fairly easy to set up and it is a great way to have all your family’s purchases accessible on every iOS device.

But Family Sharing offers more than just sharing of your purchases. It allows you to share photos, a family Calendar

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Make and Receive Cellular Phone Calls from your iPad

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

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Manage Your Email Faster with iOS 8

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

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When is the next iOS 8 update?

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?

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How to use Personal Hotspot on iPad Air

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.

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Before you lose your iPad

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 ?

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Sharing pictures using AirDrop on iPad

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

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Search on iPad with Spotlight on iOS

Several months ago I wrote an article about how to search on iPad. It mainly referred to iOS 6.
The main benefits of searching your iPad with iOS 7, 8 or 9 remain the same. With iOS 7, 8 and 9, you are able to locate things quickly and easily, whether it’s an App, a contact, song, email, book or appointment.

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There is a subtle change though and it boils down to how to access Spotlight (the search utility)

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