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iOS 8 How-to: Set up and Use Find My iPhone, iPad and iPo...

Today, 05:00 PM

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Find My iPhone was first released in June 2010 initially for the iPhone. Now, Find My iPhone allows you to track the location of your device, be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, in case it gets lost or stolen. This is a great benefit because when you locate your device using Find My iPhone, the device makes noise until it is found and will show you were it is located using Apple Maps. Recently, the police used Find My iPhone to track and save a woman’s life. However, Find My iPhone did require the device to be turned on and connected to the internet in order for it to work completely. New with iOS 8, you have the option to automatically send the location of the device to Apple when the battery is critically low. In this how-to I will discuss how to set up Find My iPhone, and how to use Find My iPhone.


Before we start discussing Find My iPhone, let’s have a brief discussion on the importance of having and knowing your Apple ID. Your Apple ID is used for your iCloud account. You will need to know what account you are using in order to use Find My iPhone.  There are times when the Apple ID that is used for iCloud is being shared with your family members and some people will turn off everything to avoid getting family members data. You are able to change the iCloud account on the device so you each have your own account, and then you can properly set up Family Sharing, which would allow your family to have individual accounts with Apple and still share all of your purchases together. Also with the Apple ID that is being used for iCloud, you want it to be a valid, active email address because Apple will send you an email notifying you about the status of your device; be it was found, or put in lost mode. If the email address being used for iCloud, is not a valid, active email address you are able to change the email address associated with your Apple ID.


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Now we are ready to discuss how to set up Find My iPhone.

To set up Find My iPhone first open up the Settings app and scroll down until you see iCloud. Tap on it and scroll down until you see Find My iPhone.


Then you are going to tap on Find My iPhone and make sure that Send Last Location is turned on, because by default it is turned off. When Send Last Location is turned on, the device will automatically send the location of it to Apple when the battery is critically low. This location will be available for 24 hours for you to see.


Now that we have Find My iPhone set up, let’s discuss how to use it in case the device gets lost or stolen. There are two different methods to go about doing this. The first method involves using the computer, and the second method involves using the Find My iPhone app on a different iOS device.

On the computer, open up your web browser and go to icloud.com and login with your Apple ID.


Then click on the Find My iPhone icon. It will then prompt you to reenter your Apple ID password.


Up at the top in center in green click on All Devices. It will list all of the devices you have associated with Find My iPhone.


From the list, select on the device name that you are looking for. This will then zoom in on the map and show you were the device is located. This will then give you three different options: Play Sound, Lost Mode, Erase Device. These options will also appear when using the Find My iPhone app and I will discuss what they mean after discussing how to use the Find My iPhone app.

On the iOS device, open up the Find My iPhone app and sign in with your Apple ID and password.


Tap on the device you want to find. You can do so by tapping on the icon of the device on the map, or by pressing on the green arrow in the upper left hand corner to see a list of all of the devices.


Down at the the bottom you have a couple of different options. Tapping on the green car in the lower left hand corner will open up the Maps app and give you driving or walking directions to your device. If you prefer to use a different GPS app, you have the option to do so.


Pressing on Actions in green down at the bottom in center gives you options to Play Sound, Lost Mode or Erase Device.


Pressing on the green i in the circle in the lower right hand corner, will allow you to change the style of the map: Standard, Hybrid and Satellite.


Play Sound will play an audible sound, even if the device is on vibrate or silent. This sound will keep going until the device is found. This is a great option if you loose your device in your house. Lost Mode allows you to track where the device has been over the last 24 hours. It allows you to lock your device and set up a message to display a contact number. This would prevent the person who finds your device to access any of the data on your device as well as allowing the person who finds it to call you. Erase will allow you to remotely delete everything on the device. This is a good idea in case you think you will never be able to access that device again and highly doubt it will get back to you, or you don’t want someone else accessing your data.

Now that you have Find My iPhone set up, I hope you find it useful to be able to track the location of your devices in case it gets lost or stolen. Let us know if you have used Find My iPhone and were successful in finding your devices.






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Apple shares new Campus 2 aerial shot of construction pro...

Today, 02:47 PM

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Apple today released an updated aerial shot of the construction progress of its Campus 2 project in Cupertino, California. The new shot was made available on the City of Cupertino’s official websiteand continues to show the steady progress including more groundwork made on the future headquarters.


The latest image shows a different angle of the scene and some signs of progress on the ground, and the general project schedule remains unchanged. Building construction is expected to run through the end of next year while earthwork on the site is expected to wrap up in the next few months.

Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that 2,400 glass panels for the future headquarters were being produced at Augsburg during his visit. Apple also provided an authorized ‘sneak peak’ of the construction site earlier this month.

You can follow the Apple Campus 2 project timeline with our comprehensive overview of the progress here including lots of aerial videos filmed by flying drones.

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Tim Cook says terrorism should not scare people into givi...

Today, 01:41 PM

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In the second half of The Telegraph’s interview with Tim Cook, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reaffirmed his position on privacy. Cook says that whilst currently consumers do not understand the ramifications of sharing their data with third-parties, “one day they will”.
Moreover, Cook openly objects to governments that say data sharing is required to combat crime and terrorism. There has been pressure for tech companies to offer back-doors into encryption mechanisms, but a clear implication of this interview is that Apple will strongly oppose this view. Cook describes privacy as a ‘basic human right’.

Cook disagrees fundamentally. “None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right. We all have a right to privacy. We shouldn’t give it up. We shouldn’t give in to scare-mongering or to people who fundamentally don’t understand the details.”

Although Cook believes that terrorism is bad (“these people shouldn’t exist”), he rejects the idea that privacy policies needs to be weakened to support counter-terrorism efforts. Cook says that removing layers of encryption will mean that the public’s private information will “inevitably be taken” and that terrorist effort will encrypt their own communications regardless of company oversight.

“Terrorists will encrypt. They know what to do. If we don’t encrypt, the people we affect [by cracking down on privacy] are the good people. They are the 99.999pc of people who are good.”

The interview concludes with Cook reiterating what Apple’s stance is in this area. “You are not our product”, in regard to health data, purchase history (referring to Apple Pay) and even ‘relatively minor pieces of information’ which can be built up into a ‘trove of data’, according to Cook.

“We don’t make money selling your information to somebody else. We don’t think you want that. We don’t want to do that. It’s not in our values system to do that. Could we make a lot of money doing that? Of course. But life isn’t about money, life is about doing the right thing. This has been a core value of our company for a long time.”

You can read the full interview on The Telegraph’s website. The first half of the newspaper’s interview was posted yesterday and covered some new details about the Apple Watch.
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Accessory maker LunaTik teases water-resistant Epik prote...

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<p>Accessory maker LunaTik today teased a new protective product for the upcoming Apple Watch. Not many features of the <a href="http://epikwatch.com"target="_blank">Epik Apple Watch Kit</a> have been revealed, but the case is <a href="https://instagram.com/p/zoDvYnPcYG/" target="_blank">said to provide</a> a level of water resistance that should allow you to use it while swimming, showering, or engaging in many other water-related activities.</p>
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Chinese Android phone takes copying Apple to another level

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Forget Comcast, ZTE takes the cake with the most blatant Apple-ripoff-of-the-month award. The Chinese company’s latest handset, the Blade S6, is clearly… inspired by the iPhone. While it doesn’t have the identical chamfered edges of Samsung’s upcoming phone, it does<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...er-level/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/43e0272e/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166623802/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/43e0272e/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Case Logic Video Review: Hands-On With the Ibira MacBook...

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<a href="https://www.caselogi.../en-us/us">CaseLogic</a> is known its line of backpacks, cases, and other storage accessories, all of which are priced affordably, making it quite popular with people looking for inexpensive but quality solutions for carrying around their devices. <br/> <br/> We met up with Case Logic at CES this year, where the company had a large booth showcasing all of its products, including the Ibira backpack, one of its newest offerings. We went hands-on with the Ibira backpack in our latest video review, so check it out to see what we thought. <br/> <br/> <center><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MDjE4SY166Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> <br/> The Ibira is a lightweight, slim backpack but we were impressed with what it was able to hold. We fit in a MacBook, an iPad, an Apple keyboard, an iPhone, several chargers and accessories, a water bottle, and several notebooks. Build wise, the backpack is made of a high quality material that feels like it will stand up to heavy usage, but the straps were a bit too thin and could use more padding to be comfortable. <br/> <br/> Case Logic's Ibira Backpack is available in black and anthracite from the <a href="https://www.caselogic.com/en-us/us/products/laptop/backpacks/ibira-backpack-_-ibir_-_115_-_black">Case Logic website</a> for $29.99.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/35070/f/648326/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166654938/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/43df7ad5/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><div class="feedflare">
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MLB At Bat app redesigned, updated with new features for...

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The MLB.com At Bat app for iPhone and iPad gets a big update today in time for Spring Training bringing Spanish language support, new features, and all the details on what content will be available. Most of the app has also been redesigned including all new UI’s for team pages, scoreboards, and the newsreader.

Also new in the app for version 8.0.0 and 2015:

• New UI for all 30 team pages & the league-wide scoreboard (iPhone only)
• Player search expanded to include all active and historical MLB player cards (iPhone only)
• Re-designed UI for the newsreader (iPhone & iPad)
• Team-by-team statistical data filters (iPhone only)
• Native resolution to optimize At Bat for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
• Easy access to every game with new team schedule navigation (iPhone only)
• Application available in Spanish language, requires device language set to Spanish (iPhone & iPad)

As for Spring Training content, here’s what you’ll get with the usual $2.99/month or $19.99/year subscription:

  • Watch live streaming of more than 200 available Spring Training games with an MLB.TV Premium subscription (iPhone, iPad, select Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire, Fire Phone)
  • Listen live to available Spring Training radio broadcasts (all)
  • Multi-platform live audio access for At Bat Premium subscribers (portable to Mac or PC with a valid MLB.com account)
  • Universal support for At Bat Premium subscribers, with accessibility on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
  • Track batter-by-batter action for every Spring Training game (all)
  • Comb through sortable batting, pitching and fielding statistics (all)
  • Stay on top of breaking news, schedules, interactive rosters and player stats for every team (all)
  • Customize At Bat’s home screen to feature your favorite team (all smartphones)
  • Access to a video library archive, searchable by player, team or keyword (all smartphones)
  • Classic games video archive, featuring dozens of baseball’s most legendary games (all)

The updated MLB.com At Bat app for iPhone and iPad is available on the App Store now.

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Crystal Baller: Rewind this week’s wildest Apple Watch ru...

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