Posts tagged iPad
iOS 7 is now out in the wild and a whole lot of iOS users have already downloaded and updated our iDevices with it.
You might even have noticed a new dedicated FaceTime app on iOS 7! Excited, you check out the app and try and call someone. Then… “Failed Connection”. Then you try and re-activate FaceTime on, it just gets stuck at “Waiting for activation”. Darn.
Seems like a corrupted settings somewhere during the upgrade phase. But I More >
Briefly: 1Password on 50% sale & how to move your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch backups to an external drive0
Here are two quick updates which I thought I should share to anyone who follows my blog.
1Password is on sale!
In celebration of the MacWorld convention happening today (or yesterday depending on your timezone.) Anyone who’s talked to me about password management would have heard me recommending 1Password. It’s really one of the best and easiest app to use to manage all your passwords. There’s never been a time where you really need to More >
Updated: Nov 21, 2012 – 13 featured apps now!
A friend of mine just got himself an iPad (finally!). And just like any other father who owns an iPad, installing some apps to keep our kids entertained is pretty much a default task to do. And so he’s asked me what are some of the recommended apps he could download on to his iPad. Thus, this post to put it all down in a page which I could regularly update too when I find new apps that my kids More >
In the recent Mountain Lion preview announcement, we are starting to see quite a bit of convergence of iOS apps being introduced into
Mac OS X. There’s a whole lot of iCloud enhanced apps like Calendar, Reminder, Notes, etc.
Basically, if you are familiar with the iPad, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s going to be available soon! But there’s also a gem that was released on the same announcement, and that’s the Messages app More >
I’m sure you are already upgraded to iOS 5 by now if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch supports it. Well, even if you aren’t yet, it’s probably just because you didn’t have the time yet.
It’s only been a week since I’ve updated my iPhone 3Gs and I’ve to say that it’s the best OS that’s landed on the iPhone 3Gs. The performance is great and it also feels much faster than iOS 4.x. Overall, I’m a happy camper that my 3Gs has received a new More >
But having recently used a stylus on the iPad to write notes and doodle diagrams, I now know what I’ve been missing thus far. And now that I’ve found what seems like the perfect stylus for the iPad, I knew I had to get it. Or in this case, did my bit to make sure it gets produced.
Some has called it the fountain pen of styluses. And from what I’ve seen in their videos, it sure More >
Update: I’ve also explored the Parallels Desktop 8 and VMWare Fusion 5 and compared them here. You might want to check that article out too.
Caveat: This is an updated article which I originally wrote using Parallels Desktop 5 and quickly after that, upgraded to Parallels Desktop 6, comparing it with VMWare Fusion 3.0. That’s almost exactly one year ago from today.
I recently installed XCode 4 off the Mac App Store. Once that was done, i found that iTunes started throwing me the “iTunes was unable to load dataclass information from Sync Services” error every time I try to plug in the iPad and iPhone to sync via iTunes.
Darn! Looks like the Xcode 4 install screwed up iTunes in some way.
By now, most of you iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch folks would probably already be on iOS 4.3. But there’s one thing that might have bugged you a whole lot. If you happened to sync a huge load of photos via iTunes to your iDevice, chances are, you’d notice that the photos may not fit in the available storage anymore.
Worse still, you may even get the ”The required file cannot be found.” error and not able to sync the photos at all!
It seems More >
Anyways, if you have read my blog recently and did follow what I did, you’d most likely already have your iPhone or iPad updated to iOS 4.2.1 GM. Technically speaking, it’s the same build of the latest official release of iOS 4.2 via iTunes today.
However, if you’re using an iPhone 3GS, you’d probably notice that the you’d still get a notification for an update via iTunes. This More >
Looks like a newer version of the iOS 4.2.1 GM is out. It’s just been released and it’s available for all the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. You can get it from this particular site now and update your iDevices as per my previous two blog posts - 5 reasons to update the iPhone to iOS 4.2 GM & Updating your iPad to iOS 4.2 now, GM2 that is. Go, download iOS 4.2.1 and have fun now!
Updated: Just discovered that you can also Option+Update More >
I’m sure you’re aware that the GM (Gold Master) candidate for iOS 4.2 has been out since last week. But if you might also be vary that there were some bugs in the GM release, specifically for the iPad on some issues with the WiFi. But now that the build 2 of the iPad’s More >
iOS 4.1 is out and you want to immediately update your iPhone to get it updated with the latest iOS and patch all those bugs. So you fired up iTunes and click on the update button. Then iTunes tells you that it would take 3-4 hours to download the almost 400MB firmware update.
3 to 4 hours if you’re lucky that is. And on top of that, let’s hope your download don’t timeout!
Sounds familiar? Well, if you’re as unlucky as I am when it comes More >
And since both the MacBooks and iPhones uses a lithium-based battery, there are a few golden rules on how we can keep the batteries in tip-top conditions.
Firstly, lithium-based batteries likes their electrons to keep moving. That way, the battery stays More >
The beginning of the keynote was nothing too spectacular since all we wanted was the details of the new iPhone. However, there were some interesting statistics and points that was shared by Steve.
Firstly, there was quite a fair bit of focus on the iPad. We all know that More >