Posted by Mayank on August 27, 2011 in Apple,iPhone

Post image for Rumor : iPhone 5 to Work With Both CDMA and GSM Apple has this habit of following up bad news with the good news. After the resignation of Steve Jobs, rumors are gaining ground that there would be an event on September 7th, where iPhone 5 will be launched, along with other products like a new lineup of Macs. The upcoming iPhone 5 is rumored to be a single phone that supports multiple networks, namely CDMA (example – Verizon or Sprint in the US) as well as GSM (example AT&T and T-MobiRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 20, 2011 in Apple,iPhone

AT&T is offering an online deal where iPhone 3GS 8GB Refurbished phone is available only for $9. Of course you’d have to take a minimum data service starting at $15/month. 2 year contract & new activation required. Limit is 5 iPhone devices per household when ordering online. So, if you don’t own an iPhone and wish to get one – it doesn’t get better than this. “If you don’t have an iPhone, well, you don’t havRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 19, 2011 in Apple,How To,Mac

Mac OS X Lion 10.7 launch date has been set to July 20th 2011. Apple has priced Mac OS X in such a way that most users will probably upgrade. Also, rather than having to drive to the Apple store to get the latest OS X, you just need to download it from the Mac App Store. You don’t need to drive to a store, bring home a box, and install a bunch of discs. All you do is click the Mac App Store icon, buy Lion for $29.99, and your Mac does the reRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 26, 2011 in Apple,Mac

I was a PC user earlier and converted to Mac about 2 years back. Being a Windows user, I had accumulated a lot of rar files. A rar file is quite similar to a zip file, which is an archive file format that supports data compression. After migrating to Mac, I was surprised to realize that the rar files do not open in Mac and there isn’t a Mac version of Winrar. However, it did not take me long to find a solution and if you also wondered how tRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 23, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Adding Dashboard Widgets The OS X Dashboard is a collection of widgets within OS X that can be used for common tasks such as a calendar, calculator, an address book etc. By default, the Dashboard widgets can be accessed quickly by pressing F12 (function key and F12 key). Otherwise you can locate it in the Dock with the picture shown here. Adding Dashboard Widgets Once you click the Dashboard icon or F12, the Dashboard widgets are maximized on the screen and are superimpoRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 19, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Understanding Mac Activity Monitor Mac Activity Monitor is equivalent to Task Manager in Windows and it can be used to view information about how much processing power and memory are being used to run programs. This can be used to know if certain programs are running slowly or mac spinning beachball is a common occurrence or even if your mac is crashing frequently. Activity Monitor is located in Applications -> Utility Folder. You can also bring it up the way I like to do (usiRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 17, 2011 in Apple,Featured,Mac

No matter how fast a computer you take, they start slowing down after use. My personal experience with laptops goes back 12 years and I’ve found 2 years to be a kind of benchmark when to start expecting your laptop to slow down and the need to get a new one. 3 years back I switched to Mac (I own a 13.3″ Macbook Pro with 2 GB RAM – enough for my need) and it had been a wonderful experience  ! I never thought my Mac will slow dowRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 14, 2011 in Apple,iPhone,Mac

Post image for No FaceTime Icon ? Trying to make a FaceTime call and you see no FaceTime icon ? This is a common problem and irrespective of the fact how user friendly Apple products are, it somehow not easy to locate the FaceTime icon and make the first FaceTime call. Almost every one wonders “There is no FaceTime button in my phone” or even “FaceTime is not showing up”. There isn’t a need to turn on FaceTime. It is a relatively simple solution : GoRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 14, 2011 in Apple,iTunes

The following alert may appear when trying to download purchased content from the iTunes Store: “There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occurred (-50).” This usually happens when the connection times out while downloading a purchased content from the iTunes Store. Apart from this, certain types of software may also obstruct the connection from your computer to the iTunes store, for example firewalls, webRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 13, 2011 in Apple

Post image for How to Resolve iTunes Error -9812 When you try to access the iTunes Store with iTunes, you may get the following alert message: “iTunes could not connect to the iTunes Store. An unknown error occurred (-9812). Make sure your network connection is active and try again.” The basic solution for this error -9182, which is applicable both for Mac and PC is to follow the below steps: 1. If you have broadband access (cable, DSL, or other high-speed access), turn off your modRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 12, 2011 in Apple

Apple Headquarter Apple plans to have a new headquarter at Cupertino which will look like a spaceship and these plans were disclosed by Steve Jobs recently. Jobs said that it would be the best office building in the world but I think our friends at Joy of Tech have a different view and have revealed the secret behind the construction of this building. Enjoy the architect’s view from Joy of tech. We enjoyed it , hope you did too. Read More...

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Posted by Diya on June 9, 2011 in Apple

In some rare instances in case of iPad2 and iPod Touch 4th generation, FaceTime may not be able to verify your email address following setup and may display the message, “Unable to verify email because it is already in use”. Resolution The cause of this error most likely is that you may have more than one Apple ID that shares the same email address. Try one of the following to resolve the issue: This error message means that yourRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 9, 2011 in Apple

If you’d like to change Apple ID, you can do so by going to the website appleid.apple.com. Please note that some Apple IDs, like MobileMe or iChat accounts, can’t be changed. 1. Go to My Apple ID and click “Manage your account.” 2. Log in using your current Apple ID and password. 3. With the ID and Password column highlighted, you can edit your Apple ID. Click Edit next to your Apple ID. 4. Enter your new Apple ID in tRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 8, 2011 in Apple,iPhone

The latest version of the iBooks app for iPhone and iPad includes the read-aloud feature that reads the book to you. It’s only available for “enhanced” books and some books will even highlight the words as they are read to you. So, in order to use the iBooks read-aloud feature, you need to download the latest version of the iBooks app, which is version # 1.3 Salient Features of iBooks 1.3 You can use the read-aloud feature to help your chRead More...

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