Monthly Archives: October 2011
Persons who have never owned a multi-touch device may be a little confused by the Apple lingo such as flick and swipe and pinch-to-zoom. This is nothing to be worried about, despite the odd names you’ll be able to pick it up quite easily.
Tap: This is the most common gesture as well as the most basic when it comes to iOS devices. Tapping allows you to open apps, makes decisions in the menu and a whole lot more. This allows you to highlight text, copy and paste, and even the rearranging and deleting of apps once you hold it down on the screen.
Double-tap: This is when you hit the icon on your iOS device twice in quick succession. This double-tap is used to zoom in or out of text.
Drag: Use this movement to decrease or increase a selection. You can also use drag to move objects around in the apps.
Flick and swipe: One of your primary tools within navigation on your iOS Device is swiping. Swiping allows you to move through app pages, images, or read any type of text. This is one of the easiest gestures in which you can learn. A flick is a faster version of the swipe. Your iOS device has internal scrolling which means that if you move your finger slowly the content would move the same, if you moved your finger quickly the content will do the same.
Pinch: The motion requires your index finger as well as your thumb to be pinched together, hence the term Pinch. You can use pinch to open an app as well as zoom in and out. To zoom in, you place your fingers as though you are going to pinch, whereas with zooming out it is the reverse. This is also known as pinch-to-zoom.
Rotate: In order to do this rotation movement you would need to place, on the screen, two fingers and make a sort of circular gesture, either counter-clock wise or clockwise.
Now that you have learnt the Apple lingo you can take to other Apple users and actually understand what they are saying. Happy talking!!
With any new technology device there are persons who can find their way around the device without a manual, while others need a manual plus some extra help. Below are a few tips you can use to help you to navigate around your iOS device.
Upon turning on your device, your home screen is the first thing that you see. There is a variety of icons that are grouped in rows, as well as icons grouped together below your screen along the silver bar. These icons are your applications or apps. Right above the dock you may notice some dots, one of them being highlighted. These dots are the number of pages that you have per app.
This is a silver bar, as mentioned above, that is found straight across the bottom of your screen. The icons within the Dock do not change. The reason for this is that the icons that are found here signify the apps that you frequently use. You can store up to four apps here.
With the spotlight you can surf the web. This app is found on the Home screen. To start your search just type in what you are looking for in the text box that is located at the top of the screen.
Open or close an app
This is simple, all you need to do to open an app is to tap on the icon. If you wish to return to the Home screen at any time just press the home button.
Rearranging and deletion of apps
If you want to rearrange your apps or organize them into folders, all you do is tap and then hold on the app icon, and it would take you to edit mode. Wait until there is an X on your icons before attempting to rearrange them.
If you want to delete apps that you have installed you can just tap on the X to delete it. Note however that you will not be able to delete apps that came with your device. Press your Home button when you have completed your rearranging or deletions.
Getting lost in the middle of the city is kind of annoying, especially if you are trying to catch a movie or catch your restaurant reservation. A lot of people today love to travel to different places, and the reason for this is because they want to explore the beautiful sceneries that the world has to offer. Usually as a tourist, you are required to purchase or download a map on your computer for you to avoid getting lost. But sometimes, having a map is not enough especially if all you are seeing are the lists of the streets and establishments.
Fortunately Apple is here to give you the best map that you can use anywhere you are in just a flicker of your finger. The City Maps 2Go is an application that can be purchase in the App Store of iTunes. A lot of people are glad that Apple has come up with an amazing map, which will tell people how to go to their desired place easily. This application is perfectly made for people who love travelling in different countries, because the application supports almost all countries. You may simply download the specific map for the country that you are heading, and your map will be your ultimate tourist guide once you arrive at your destination.
The good thing about this map is you don’t need an internet connection for you to be able to access the map. After downloading the application with the use of the internet, you can perfectly navigate it offline. You don’t have to worry about anything because the map can give you accurate directions no matter where you are heading next.
Start downloading this useful application and install it on your Apple devices. You will surely love how City Maps 2Go will guide you on your next trip. You will never going to be late again, nor miss a movie.
As Apple launched its newest operating system called the iOS 5 last October 12, they have also launched a new application where you can find your family and friends easily. The application called Find My Friends has been a helpful tool for people who are looking for their friends and family. The good thing about this application is it is free for download, and it is compatible with the latest Apple Devices, such as iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2, and the 4th generation of iPod touch.
Usually just like any other Apple applications, you need to download the application and install it on your device. After the installation, you may log in using your Apple ID and password. In order for you to find your friends, they should also install the application on their devices and tell them log in on their respective accounts.
The Find My Friends application has been a hit to a lot of people, because they find the application very useful. But if you are worried of giving out too much information about your whereabouts, you may simply limit the information that you share with your friends. You can change the settings of the application, wherein you will only let your friends find you for a limited time. This setting is ideal for people who want a little privacy.
You will surely love locating your family and friends because the user interface of this application can be navigated easily. You won't also have a hard time setting your controls for privacy, because the developer made sure that you can set it up easily.
What are you waiting for? Start downloading your Find My Friends application for free, to start tracking the whereabouts of your friends and family. Remember to add them on your list, for you to accurately locate them.
Apple took one step forward from iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S. Although the iPhone 4S looks similar in appearance to the iPhone 4, let’s not judge this iPhone by its cover just yet. Let’s take a look at the technical side, as to what makes this iPhone 4S so much different than the other iPhones that went before.
Everyone wants an iPhone, no matter what you may think about the Apple Company itself. Apple continuously raises its standards, either through its designs or the technology of its products, and this is why Apple is the captain of the ship when it comes to smartphones.
The iPhone 4S comes equipped with the A5 SoC, HSPA+ support, great new antenna design, and new and improved camera hardware. With all these great features on one iPhone brings a great experience to the user on a daily basis.
The iPhone 4S brings with it better performance, due to its SoC which is faster than the one in the iPhone 4, making it faster and therefore more responsive.
Still wondering what the iPhone 4S has to offer? Well here it is:
- Better hardware
- More horsepower
- 50% improvement
Due to the fact that the iPhone 4S runs on more power, it unfortunately means that the life span of the battery would less, but only if you do intensive tasks such as playing a game or the streaming of videos. If you want to surf the internet, or listen to your MP3s with the iPhone 4S,.you don’t need to worry about the life span of the battery, since those tasks do not have a major impact on the battery.
With all these great, new and improved features being showcased in the iPhone 4S, it was no wonder that they were bought off the shelves, as though they were hot loaves of bread. Get your iPhone 4S today and move with the flow of technology.
If you are ready to upgrade your Mac, you should take a look at what Apple has to offer, to make this happen. Mac has new software, but with applications that you are familiar with such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. What Apple has done is recreated it in such a way, that you could allow your imagination to run away with you. Let’s see what the new applications are.
This writing tool, helps you to create documents, newsletters, brochures, store, edit, view and even share your documents online via Word We App that is on Windows Live ® SkyDrive ®. You will be able to see the styles, within your document that you are working on with Visual Styles.
With Word 2011, you are able to rearrange layers of photos, text and graphics as you work in a full screen view. You will also be able to co-author as well as share Word documents with others who are using Office even if they are using a PC.
Share your Excel spread sheets online for others to view, or even edit with the help of Excel Web App that is on Windows Live® SkyDrive®. Be the co-author of documents sent by business partners or even family members. If others don’t understand your data, or even if you might need some clarification yourself you can use Conditional Formatting that includes data bars, icons and colour scales.
Use this to create not only professional but powerful presentations to inspire, motivate and influence your audience. With PowerPoint 2011 you can also do online presentations and still engage persons as though they were in the same you with you.
Get all this and a lot more. Visit your nearest Apple store and learn more about it. Happy upgrading!!
As you all know Apple has released their newest operating system: iOS 5. iOS5 promised to give Apple users 200 new features that they will surely enjoy. But one of the most amazing offerings of this operating system is the astonishing camera features. People today are into taking pictures, and most of them are using their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad's camera to capture important events in their lives. Gone are the days where you need to edit your photos on your computer before uploading it, now you can simply edit the photos using your Apple gadget. iOS5 has upgraded cameras with even more cool features.
With this updated operating system you can now access your camera without unlocking your screen. All you’ll need to do is press the home button twice and the camera icon will appear. You can instantly take images anywhere, anytime you choose. You will surely enjoy the point and shoot effects of the camera with the use of your iPod touch and your iPhone by adding different camera applications. You can also use your volume button to capture images, which makes it easier for people who don't like using the touch screen button when taking pictures.
Photo streaming is one of the myriad amazing features of your iOS5 camera; you can instantly sync your photos to other iOS devices, Apple TV second generation and as well as to your Windows computer. The latest images that you have taken will be the only ones available for photo streaming. This is a good way to back-up your photos, in case anything bad should happen to your equipment. New photos that you have taken will be stored in your photo stream for thirty days, but you can always have pictures permanently to your device by saving them to the Camera Roll.
If you haven’t checked out your updated camera, start exploring. Apple has made taking (and sharing) pictures faster, easier and fun-ner.
The wait is over! Apple has released the latest operating system that everyone has been waiting for: the iOS5. A lot of people waited for the update to become live on the 12th day of October all over the world. Some people even waited for midnight to arrive just to check if iOS 5 would be live at the first hour of October 12, but sadly it was released 10 hours after. The long wait is definitely all worth it, because iOS5 has taken Apple gadgets to a whole new level. There are numerous features that everyone will surely like to have, including the popular notification system and the upgraded Twitter application. But these are only a few.
One of the most amazing features that have been added is the iMessage. The iMessage will allow Apple users to send and receive text message anywhere in the world, for as long as they are sending messages to a person who owns an iPod touch, iPhone or an iPad. All you actually need is a WIFI connection for the iMessage application to truly work. You can also send pictures to your friends no matter where you are, because iMessage will allow you to attach images together with your message. The best thing about this feature is it is free for everyone to use making it convenient for everyone who owns an Apple gadget.
Safari Overhaul is another good feature in iOS5, especially if you love reading on your iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. If you are going to read an article on the internet, you don't have to zoom the page in order to be able to read it. All you have to do is to add the article to your Reading List tab, and it will be available, without ads, for you to read at your convenience. Which is awesome if you want to save it to read for later; you don't have to browse the internet all over again just to find that particular article, because it’s right there in your Reading Tab.
The list of the amazing features of iOS 5 goes on, so if you haven’t updated your operating system then now is the time to do so. Experience the amazing features that Apple has in store for you.
If you are a true internet user, you would have seen quite a lot of debates trying to convince persons of which is the better computer a Mac or PC. If you want to be sure continue reading and you will see for yourself that a Mac is the better computer to work with. The reality is a Mac is a PC or is it?
The definition of PC is personal computer, which makes a Mac a PC in its own rights. So are you wondering why we don’t call a Mac a PC, well here’s why, a Mac is differently branded from a PC, because it uses different software.
Yes, the Pc and the Mac may both have the same components and parts such as the processor, graphics card, motherboard and even RAM memory, but with a difference of software is where the real definition begins.
A Mac computer uses OS X operating system, which runs with Linux or Windows. Apple has ensured that this operating system only works with Mac computers. This OS X uses its own distinct programming as well as applications.
With a Mac computer, you can upgrade the hard drive capacity and RAM memory, but that’s about it. A Mac does not offer much customization options when it comes to its hardware, unless it’s a Mac Pro.
The Mac’s ingenious manufacturer, Steve Jobs, ensured that Apple is the only company that supplies Mac software and hardware. He was able to combine the Mac software to work exclusively with Mac hardware, so if you don’t have a Mac the OS X disc would not work in your computer. Do the wheels of a BMW work on any other car? Not at all. The parts for a Mac are expensive but they surely are worth every penny.
A few of the new features of the iPhone 5 include – 3D video, pictures, 4G speeds, new redesign of the keyboard (it may be a physical keyboard attached, video chat, face recognition for security, sleeker thinner design, GPS, shatter resistant, camera both front and rear – 8 MEGAPIXEL and 120G memory. Also available is chat service that links communication with Apple devices. This comes with an application of SMS/MMS that was found originally with iPhone models.
These are some great features that every iPhone user would be happy to utilize, but it does not stop there. The iPhone 5 also comes with a powerful graphic chip accompanied by two A5 chip processors, which makes the iPhone 5 at least 9 times better as well as 7 times faster. The iPhone will also have the features that are currently in the iPhone 4S such as iOS5, iMessage, iCloud and of course your very own personal assistant, Siri.
But that’s not the best part, this is: the iPhone will now be able to capture 3D pictures-processing and capturing, it will be able to render and also take pictures in Panorama. The iPhone will also have NO SIM! This smartphone will be known as World iPhone or a World Phone, with two to three internal antennas that has CDMA and GSM technology capabilities, so this phone can be used with any network.
The iPhone 5 is expected to be released in 2012 between June and July.
With a complete redesign, less restrictions and hardware that is fully loaded, iPhone 5 looks quite promising. So if you have not gotten the iPhone 4S all is not lost, wait and be impressed by what the iPhone 5 has to offer.