iPhone

Create a Shared Family Address Book with Contacts and iCloud

NOTE: “Apple Family Sharing” is good for sharing the in-app purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud storage. But, it doesn’t share address books well, at least not yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this lately. I figure Apple will solve this problem eventually by changing the way the address book works. But, for now,…

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Create a Shared Family Address
Book with Contacts and iCloud

We are a two-person household. Each of us has iPhones, Macs, and iPads, so it makes sense that we would want to share the same Contacts/Address book. We tried having separate Contacts, but someone will update something and the other won’t have it — and it’s a hassle. So, then we tried just sharing the…

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iTunes 12 and Yosemite. How can I update all my apps?

I know. You thought Apple removed it. But, it was just a little hidden. The good news is we have more ways to customize our iTunes experience. The bad news is you probably pulled your hair out before googling the answer. Read below for the answer or watch the animated gif below. Connect your iPhone/iPad…

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What is this anonymous Twitter database on my iPad?

Question On my iPad, under Safari/settings/databases, there was an entry from mobile.twitter.com with the name anonymous. I don’t Twitter, never have, and don’t understand how that entry could have gotten there given the descriptions and my understanding of how the databases are supposed to work. In short, how does a person that doesn’t use Twitter or…

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Do you have a mobile version of your website?

What does having a mobile version of your website mean? You may have heard talk about having a “mobile friendly” or “mobile version” website design. Mobile Friendly A mobile friendly website design means that your website looks good on a mobile device such as an iPhone, Blackberry, or iPad. You would also want to avoid…

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Fun with iPhone 4s and Siri

The iPhone 4s came out a couple of weeks ago. One of the best things it has to offer is Siri, an intelligent voice attendant. You can ask it to do all kinds of  things from having it set appointments for you, asking about the weather, or googling something for you. But, a great past…

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Where did my iPhone emoticons go?

Question I had this program installed on my iPhone called emoji. It allowed me to have these cool emoticons for texting. Now that I’ve upgraded to iOS 5, they are gone and a microphone icon is in its place. I like the mic, but, how do I install emoji again? Answer Good news. With the…

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What is the difference between Fetch and Push?

Question I am now syncing my phone and computers so that my calendars, emails will all have the same information. But, when I go to my settings I see options for “Fetch” and “Push”. What is the difference? Which one do I want to use? Answer Fetch and Push are items that tell your devices…

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My iPhone Won't Sync!

Question Whenever I try to sync my iPhone I get this error “The iPhone cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (13019). How do I fix this? Answer There are several things you can try to fix this. They range from “easy and might work” to “more work but should fix your problem”. USB Make…

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Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone

Question Did you ever get any info about how to get my MSOutlook contacts from my PC into my iPhone? Answer Synchronization of contacts between Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and your Apple iPhone or iPod touch requires Apple iTunes. You can configure which items are synchronized during a one-time set up process. After the initial…

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Ask Lena: How do I lock the rotation on my iPad/iPhone?

Question After I upgraded to the new OS the button that locks the gyro orientation now clicks mute on and off and the lock button no longer stops the automatic rotation. Have you experienced this? Answer After the latest iOS4.x for the iPhone and iPad the ability to lock your screen seems to be missing.…

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Fun cases and stands for your iPad or iPhone

Here is a quick roundup of some amusing stands and cases I found for iPhone and iPad recently Clever Stand: Comprising of a contoured plastic disk with criss-cross slots, the Sniper Stand simple fixes to the back of your mobile media device. You then simply insert a credit card to complete the stand and create a…

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