Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Hotmail mail not moved on iOS devices

July 9, 2011 1 comment

Lately, mail that I move into folders on my PC (using Outlook connected to Hotmail) does not get moved on my iOS devices (iPhone / iPad).  This used to work just fine and has broken only recently.  The upshot is that I have to move or delete the mail items again on each iOS device – what a pain.

I’ve tried the suggestion in the following Apple Support article: iOS 4.0: Exchange Mail, Contacts, or Calendars may not sync after update.

There you download and install a profile update that increases the timeout value used when iOS 4 connects to Exchange Active Sync (EAS).

A quick test shows that moving items to folders on the PC does get reflected on the iPad, but of course there could be some peculiar factor that shows the problem up so I’ll keep you posted!

Here’s a screenshot of the profile:

Note that it’s easiest installed by loading the above article on the iOS device in Safari and tapping the download the signed configuration profile link. Remember to reboot your device after the profile is installed.


How to get iPhone to sync photos

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

If you get into a situation where your iPhone sync process does not prompt to import photos, here’s how to remedy the situation (temporarily anyway):

1) Start –> Control Panel –> View devices and printers (under Hardware and Sound)

2) right-click Apple iPhone and select Troubleshoot (you’ll likely see a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it to indicate there is a problem)

3) click “Apply this fix”

4) at this point you should receive the dialog box entitled AutoPlay – click “Import pictures and videos”

5) also click Close on the devices and printers dialog

I’ve recently encountered this problem on my Windows 7 64-bit PC (but don’t have the issue with the iPad!)

If you find a permanent fix for this problem please let me know!


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How to turn on iCloud features

June 11, 2011 Leave a comment

iCloud is now in beta in the U.S.


  1. Your iTunes account must be registered in the U.S.
  2. Your mobile device must run iOS 4.3.3 [iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2]
  3. Your Mac or PC must run iTunes 10.3

To use:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Select “Edit–>Preferences…” menu option
  3. Click “Store” icon
  4. Tick the “Music”, “Apps”, and “Books” checkboxes in the “Automatic Downloads” area





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Do I get iPhone 4 on Verizon or AT&T?

June 6, 2011 2 comments

Ah that is the question if you’re in the U.S.

The main difference is that AT&T is UMTS while Verizon is CDMA.  So here is what this means in practical terms:

  1. More dropped calls with AT&T (Verizon does better at soft switching which is when you’re transferred between cell towers)
  2. AT&T’s 3G network is supposedly faster than Verizon’s
  3. On AT&T you can talk and surf simultaneously while you can’t do that on Verizon’s
  4. AT&T’s has a SIM card and Verizon’s doesn’t – so I don’t think you can use another carrier with Verizon’s phone
  5. AT&T’s will probably work in more countries

Having said all that, read this review

In that cnet review they say it’s a close call but give the winnings to Verizon for its superior call quality

So if not dropping calls is really really important then I would lean towards Verizon.  If you don’t mind a dropped call or two now and then, but want faster data speeds, and the ability to surf and speak, and worldwide usage, go with AT&T.

Oh and by the way, the new iTunes in the cloud service, launched today in beta, is only available on the GSM version of the iPhone 4 (sorry Verizon).


Reference from mashable

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Live blogs for today’s WWDC keynote by Steve Jobs

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Looking for who’s live blogging the Apple keynote from San Francisco today?  Here’s a list of blogs:



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How to broadcast your Browser contents to Apple TV

May 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Just read a review of a new iPhone application released yesterday that lets you broadcast the web browser contents to your TV through Apple TV.  I was just asked about this functionality on the weekend.  Apple lets you broadcast your photos, YouTube, and iPod content (like music, podcasts, and videos) but not Safari or email (again, a request I’ve received).

The app is entitled Web Browser for Apple TV by TapMedia Publishing.  It costs $1.99.

According to the review on it’s a little rough around the edges.

I don’t see any indication it works on an iPad.

Best solution is for Apple to bake this into the OS.  Perhaps iOS 5?


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