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Things I think that may be of interest

Month: November, 2012

Like Windows 8? Don’t get too comfortable.

Like Windows 8? Don’t get too comfortable, Windows 9 is already on its way. Check out the new strategy from Microsoft.

http://ow.ly/fFSD6

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Family Online Safety Institute tells parents to take charge online.

Family Online Safety Institute tells parents to take charge online. I want your opinions. I wonder what percentage of parents never look at their children’s online presence compared to those parents who know everything their child is doing online.

http://ow.ly/fzzhK

Windows Phone isn’t very popular

Even in the new Microsoft Stores around the country, most people aren’t giving them a second glance.

http://www.thevarguy.com/2012/11/25/windows-phone-8-sales-at-microsoft-store-few-black-friday-buyers/

Restoring replacement iPhone from Cloud

So your iPhone died (or you broke it) and your replacement has arrived.  As you are setting it up, it asks if you want to restore from an iCloud backup.  Yes, you say… but wait, it cannot find your backup!?!  You know your old phone was backing up to iCloud.  So whats the deal?  No worries, follow these steps to recover your phone.

First of all, your old phone was probably upgraded to iOS6.  The replacement phone has iOS5.  This is the basic problem.

1. Set up your replacement phone as a NEW iPhone.  You have to go through this process.

2. Navigate to Settings, General, Update.  Your phone will see that there is an update available and you can begin downloading it.  This will take a while and you must have a fully charged battery or be plugged in AND be connected to WIFI.  Alternatively, you can plug your phone to your PC or MAC and use iTunes for the download.

3. Go through the upgrade process answering all of the startup questions as you see fit.  When it asks if you want to restore from a backup, select iCloud and enter your Apple ID information.  Viola!  Your latest backup is now recognized.

4. Select the appropriate backup and wait for the magic to happen.

As someone who seems to be rough on phones and has had numerous replacements, this information is invaluable.

I hope it helps you.

Web Of Trust – Get it!

If you haven’t done this already, download the Web Of Trust add-on. It clearly shows you what websites are trustworthy to go to. Safety is key. http://ow.ly/ft490

Which tablet do you think will top the charts?

Which tablet do you think will top the charts this holiday season? Post your opinion on our Hints, Tips and Tricks page.

http://ow.ly/ft2Ce
http://ow.ly/ft2E6

Siri on a Mac? Now I’m intrigued…

Siri on a Mac? Now I’m intrigued…

http://ow.ly/ft1UQ

Apple selling refurbished products on eBay

Now that is interesting.  I wonder why, if you can get the same item at the same price from their store…  Then again, selling on eBay takes a percentage of the customers to another server to handle.  May be very smart indeed.

http://ow.ly/fr3MV

Before buying a Windows 8 phone, wait…

Before buying a Windows 8 phone, wait for an update. Reboots are frequent according to consumers.

http://ow.ly/foZGk

3600 iPad Minis stolen = $1.5 Million

3600 iPad Minis stolen = $1.5 Million

http://ow.ly/foZ3l