iPhone’s Passbook App
September 28, 2012
Don’t know what to do with Passbook on your iPhone…
here’s a few ideas from one of NBCNEWS.com’s writers, Randy Nelson
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/how-use-passbook-your-iphone-1B6043714« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
Thinking of switching phone carriers when you buy the iPhone 5…
September 10, 2012
This article by Jared Newman appeared in Time’s Techland section Sept. 7th. The article provides some very good advice regarding network coverage, especially if your considering buying a new iPhone 5 or thinking of changing provider of service.
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How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security | Threat Level | Wired.com
August 12, 2012
Here Mat tells what you can do to prevent what happened to him (see previous blog entry).« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
August 12, 2012
How secure is your digital life? Mat Honan, in an article in the WIRED magazine Gadget Lab blog tells about how easy it was for hackers to wipe out is photo collection and information stored in various cloud based systems as well as his entire laptop archive.« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
*** Transitioning email from MobileMe to iCloud under Snow Leopard
July 15, 2012
Some helpful tips from Bob Taylor.
If you qualify to simply open an iCloud account with Apple, do it! If you have established and have been using an email address under a MobileMe account you will have gotten mu;tiple offers from Apple to move everything smoothly over to iCloud. Providing you are running Lion on your laptop or desktop you will have been able to take advantage of this offer and you don’t need the information here.
July 13, 2012
While walking my dog this morning I noticed a copy of the June issue of Fortune magazine at the curb on top of papers in a recycle box. It had an interesting article by Adam Lashinsky about Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and the direction Apple appears to be heading. If your interested you may also read it on their website. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/05/24/apple-tim-cook-ceo/« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
Keeping your Apple e-mail account going
June 12, 2012
A note from Bob Taylor with more info to help with the MobileMe transmigration.
Apple has been vigorously encouraging everyone who has been maintaining a MobileMe account to upgrade to their new iCloud service, since all benefits that come with the old service will disappear on June 30. A lot of attention has been focused on rescuing data stored on one’s iDisk and migrating any hosted web sites to a new server of some sort.
What hasn’t received a lot of attention is the email address and mailing capability that came with the old arrangement — there are implications for everyone who has established and is using an email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org mailing address. If you use such an address regularly without having yet moved to iCloud, you will have been getting urgent notice from Apple that special action is required in order to keep your address in effect after June 30, and you may have already taken appropriate action.
But if you keep such an address without using it regularly you may have missed these notices. If you wish to hang on to this address, but will not be moving to iCloud before June 30, just access your MobileMe account and you will be guided through the quick process. Basically, all that is required is that you formally agree to the new Terms of Service agreement that comes with iCloud. You can do this in under one minute if you don’t bother reading carefully through the agreement. This piece of language is a very interesting document, however, a masterpiece of legalese, and it may be worth studying a bit. There’s everything but the kitchen sink in there, it seems, the fruit of thirty years of experience on Apple’s part setting up licensing agreements.
Hmm, why not just move to iCloud directly? The big sticking point is that to do so you need to be running OS7 (Lion) or else a current version of some IOS system on a mobile device. Moving your whole setup up from OS6 (Snow Leopard) in a hurry would be a big deal, and perhaps not even possible depending on your hardware configuration. Apple presumably recognizes the importance of this legacy market, which is why they are offering this compromise. Grab it while you can!« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
June 9, 2012
The CIDER Board has approve a T-Shirt for the picnic in July.
This is the design we’re working on.
At the June meeting, we’ll have a sign-up sheet with sizes to order, at $10 each.
If you can’t make the meeting, send an e-mail to email@example.com.« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
June 8, 2012
As many of you know MobileMe is scheduled to be shut down June 30th. In this morning’s article in the New York Times David Pogue suggested some ways to replace features that will no longer be available from Apple (iDisk, iWeb Publishing, and Gallery). Good advice, check it out.« Newer Posts — Older Posts »
How to turn a cassette tape into MP3s | How To – CNET
May 8, 2012
One of the best and easiest to understand articles I’ve seen on how to convert cassette tapes to MP3s using free software available on the internet.« Newer Posts — Older Posts »