Nov 182013
 

Windows Update is a Microsoft service that’s used to provide updates like service packs and patches for the Windows operating system and other Microsoft software. After you installed Windows 8.1, you will be asked about how you’d like Windows Update to work. You are also allowed to change those settings whenever you want. This article will show you how to change Windows Update Setting in Windows 8.1.

It is really easy to change Windows Update Settings in Windows 8.1 and making changes to Windows Update in Windows 8.1 should only take a few minutes. Here is a detailed guide about how to do it and steps below also apply to Windows 8.

1. Open Windows 8.1 Control Panel and click on the System and Security link.

2. In the System and Security window, click on the Windows Update link.

3. Click or tap the Change settings link to the left when Windows Update opens. This will open a window with a Choose your Windows Update settings heading.

4. Make changes you want and after you’ve made your choice, click the OK button to confirm the changes.

Details of Windows Update Settings in Windows 8.1

1. Check, Download, & Install

You can choose Install updates automatically from the drop-down box under Important updates to fully enable automatic updates.

2. Do Not Check At All

You are allowed to choose “Never check for updates” from the drop-down box under Important updates to completely disable automatic downloads, installations, and even checks for updates.

3. Check & Download

You can choose “Download updates but let me choose whether to install them” to make Windows Update to check for, and download, available updates. But the updates won’t install until you choose to install the updates.

4. Check Only

Choose “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” to stop Windows Update from downloading and installing updates.

Now you must have a clear idea about the details of Windows Update in Windows 8.1 and how to change Windows Update Setting in Windows 8.1. For more Windows 8 tips, click here.

Nov 092013
 

Airdrop is a now feature in iOS 7 offering a better way to share photos in the Photos app, contact cards in the Contacts app, notes in the Notes app, URLs in Safari, Passbook passes, app listings on the App Store, media listings in iTunes, and stations in iTunes Radio, etc. It’s already implemented on Macs and allows users to drag and drop files to share with other Mac users on the same network. Now owners of iPhone 5, 5C or 5S, the iPad 4 or Mini, and the iPod Touch 5th generation (running iOS 7) are able to take advantage of AirDrop.

To get started using AirDrop, you need know that this technology uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to make an ad hoc connection between two iOS 7 devices, letting you copy files quickly and easily. Here’s how to use it. So you’ll first want to make sure that WiFi and Bluetooth are both turned on.

1. Open up the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. You’ll see toggles at the top and symbols for WiFi and Bluetooth; make s2ure these are glowing white, which means that they’re on and ready to go.

2. Enable AirDrop by opening Control Center and pressing the AirDrop icon. Then you’ll be prompted with the option to make yourself discoverable to no one, to your contacts only, or to everyone.

3. If you want to share a photo, open the image in the Photos app and press the Share button in the lower left corner. Then select the device to which you’d like to send the photo. Finally, press Accept on the window that appears on the receiving device. The photo will then transfer (it took about a second in our tests), and appear in the Camera roll.

4. If you want to share a map, open Maps and press the Share button in lower left corner. And the following steps are the same as we mentioned in 3.

Other files such as videos, safari can be also shared via the same way with Airdrop. Now take out your iPhone, and begin to enjoy this great new feature.

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Nov 012013
 

Want to add a folder to a folder in iOS 7 so that you can save more space on your home screen? Although, you can easily create folders in iOS 7 to organize your apps, but the folders only display 9 apps at a time which is far from enough. So if we can add a folder to a folder such as make a “Photography” folder and add folds in it to separate your “Filters,” “Cameras,” “Editors,” “Photos,” and other subcategories, it will be easier to find the app you need and save more space on your home screen

However, Apple has omitted this feature from iOS 7. But they did include a bug which lets us create folders within folders on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just follow the steps below.

1. Take a few apps and create a couple of folders that fit a certain category. Choose any kind of apps and name the folder.

2. Tap and hold on one of the folders (the one you want to move) until it turns gray in color.

3. Once the folder turns dark gray, double-press the Home button to bring up the multitasking menu—before the jiggling happens.

Note: This step is very important, you need to be so quick, that it’s best if you double-press the Home button almost at the same time you tap and hold on the folder.

4. After that, you’ll see that the gray highlighted folder is slightly enlarged in the home screen preview of the multitasking menu.

5. From the multitasking menu, you will need to tap on the home screen preview.

6. Now you’re back on the home screen with your folder still grayed out. Tap on the folder that you want the enlarged gray folder to go into.

7. If all he steps below are done correctly, the folder will open and you should see the grayed-out folder floating near the top left.

8. Press the Home button on your iPhone and the gray folder will jump right inside your primary folder.

Now you can add numerous applications and folders into one place. Moreover, these folders and apps will stay exactly where you placed them if you restart your device.

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Oct 262013
 

Windows 8.1 the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system has been available for upgrading for a few days. Though some users upgrade it smoothly, others have not been so lucky. Recently, we’re seeing a number of users can’t find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store. In this article I will show what to do if you can’t find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store.

Why You Can’t Find Windows 8.1 Update in Windows Store?

This troublesome issue may be caused by 3 common reasons:

1. Microsoft immediately suspended availability of the update after reports that a very small number of Surface RT customers experienced an issue that left the update incomplete and their devices unbootable.

2. You might be running an edition of Windows 8 that doesn’t support the free update from the Store. Some editions of Windows 8 don’t support the free update to Windows 8.1. These include: Windows 8 Enterprise, Editions of Windows 8 Pro that are installed by enterprises using KMS activation, Editions of Windows 8 that are installed using an MSDN ISO, and activated using multiple activation keys

3. You haven’t install KB 2871389 in your computer.

How to Find Windows 8.1 Update in Windows Store?

If you can’t see Windows 8.1 in the Windows Store due to the loss of 2871389, you probably need to run Windows Update to get the “KB 2871839″update before Windows 8.1 becomes available to you in the Store. To do this, follow the directions below:

1. Open Windows Update. (You can either swipe in from the right edge of the screen or use mouse to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up.)

2.  Click Settings -> Change PC settings, and then click Windows Update.

3. Tap or click Check for updates now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC.

(If you don’t have automatic installation of important updates turned on, click Turn on recommended settings before you can check for updates)

4.  Click the message telling you how many updates will be installed automatically and look for one that includes (KB2871389)

5. Click Install to install all the recommended updates in the list.

6.  Restart your computer and click Store, you should see the Windows 8.1 update.

After that, you will find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store. Before you update it, read this article to see What You Need to Do before Windows 8.1 Upgrade or Installation.

Oct 182013
 

FaceTime is Apple’s video-chatting technology introduced with iPhone 4. It is one of the most remarkable features of iPhone, iPad and iPod. However, with iOS 7, the iPhone, too, has a standalone FaceTime app and is redesigned in line with iOS 7 design changes. In this article, we will see how to get start with FaceTime.

FaceTime Audio works internationally and works on a Wi-fi network, or on a cellular connection. Using Facetime Audio sounds nicer than actually using the iPhone to make calls because FaceTime Audio sounds deep, and closer to the actual sound of the voice and it is associated with your Apple ID and phone number and is built right into the core operating system.

How to Use FaceTime on Apple Device?

Now, we will have a look at how to use FaceTime for Audio Calls.

1. Turn on FaceTime. Go to Settings -> FaceTime and turn FaceTime on.

2. Login with your Apple ID and pick the email addresses to use. (If you’ve already set up iMessage, you’ll be offered the email addresses you have already connected to iMessage to use with FaceTime as well.)

3. From either the new FaceTime app in iOS 7 or the Contacts app, navigate to the person of interest. You can also trigger it from the dialer after a voice call has started.

Note: In the Contact page is a button called FaceTime on the bottom right. You need to contact each person and find out what their specified FaceTime address is and then enter it on the Contacts page.

4. There are two ways to FaceTime someone. First, you can simply call them as your normally would and then tap the FaceTime icon when it lights up after the call connects.

5. Or you can browse through your iPhone address book, find the person, tap on them, and tap the FaceTime button (it looks like a small camera) on their page in your address book.

6.  If the person on the other end receives the call, the session will start. From now on, a FaceTime movie camera icon will appear next to that address or number to alert you that this is a valid FaceTime address.

7. End a FaceTime call by tapping the End button on the bottom of the screen.

Moreover, now in iOS 7 you can initiate an audio-only FaceTime call with other iOS users and add and remove blocked contacts in FaceTime. For more iPhone tips, click here.

Oct 122013
 

Getting iOS 7 activation error? Recently, many people complained that they received activation error when trying to upgrade to iOS 7. The problem seems to be affecting mostly iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users.

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Why Getting iOS 7 Activation Error?

From the PR, we can see that the iPhone could not be activated is because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Another reason is most probably because beta servers being shut down as 6 million developers using iOS 7 betas this accounts for the large numbers of people having this issue.

How to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error?

To fix the activation error you need to update your iOS device to the latest iOS software update – iOS 7.0.2. This is the most commonly used way to fix iOS 7 activation error since no official solution available now.

Detailed steps of how to fix iOS 7 activation errors:

Note: You will get your iPhone data loss during this process. So if you found any important data loss, just use iPhone Data Recovery to recover lost iPhone Data instantly.

1.  First you need to ensure you have the latest version of iTunes, currently 11.1.1.

2.  Switch off Find My iPhone. As your iPhone is bricked you’ll need to log into iCloud.com, head to the Find My iPhone service, and then remove your iPhone.

3.  Download the right iOS 7 firmware file and save the file to your desktop.

4. Finally open the latest version of iTunes and connect your iPhone. If iTunes doesn’t recognize the iPhone that you’ve plugged in you should perform a Recovery Mode Restore.

5.  In the iPhone summary windows, Check for Update while holding down the alt/option key on Mac or alternatively the Shift key in Windows.

6. Select the firmware file you previously downloaded and update your device to iOS 7.0.2.

Your iOS device should be successfully updated to iOS 7.0.2 and you should no longer get the activation error. But if you don’t have a backup you will lose your data, contacts, etc. you can use iPhone Data Recovery to recover lost iPhone Data without any efforts.

Sep 272013
 

Control Center is one of the big features in iOS 7. It gives you access to lots of system toggles and utilities on your iOS 7 device; swiping up from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad will bring up the new hub for loads of options no matter where you are.

What You Can Access with Control Center?

Control Center gives users one-swipe access to the things you often want to do on a moment’s notice. Along the top of Control Center you can turn on or off the following features: Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb Mode, Screen Rotation and Screen brightness.

In the next section of Control Center, you can access any media currently playing on your device. If you have nothing playing, it will show the last played track in your library. You can start where you left off by tapping the play button.

Underneath the Now Playing section you have another row of icons dedicated to Airdrop and AirPlay. And in the last row of Control Center , you can quickly access  to certain utilities and apps including: Flashlight utility, Alarm app, Calculator, Camera.

How to Access Control Center on Your iOS 7 Device?

You can easily access Control Center from your Lock Screen, Home Screen, or from within any app.  Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen, the Control Center menu will slide upwards.

How to Disable Access to Control Center from within Apps in iOS 7?

Control Center allows you to control the main guts of the iOS 7 devices from anywhere including while you are in an app. It really convenient but you can also disable access to Control Center from within Apps in iOS 7, if you don’t want that.

1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iOS device. Tap “Control Center”.

2. Toggle the option for “Access Within Apps” to the Off position.

Now you must have a clear idea about the Control Center in iOS 7.

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Sep 232013
 

iOS 7 came to us with dramatic changes to the Camera app that camera in iOS 7 puts all shooting formats still, video, panorama, and square — front and center. In this article, we will talk about some tips such as how to toggle between recording modes and enable grind lines and HDR in iOS 7 Camera app.

Part 1: How to toggle between recording modes in the iOS 7 Camera app

In iOS 7 Camera app, you can choose from a standard photo, a square photo, video mode, and pano mode. Follow steps below to toggle between recording modes in the iOS 7 Camera app.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad

2. The regular photo mode will be selected by default. Swipe your finger to the left or right in order to toggle between modes.

Part 2: How to enable grid lines in the iOS 7 Camera app

In iOS 7, Apple moved out the grind lines out of the Camera app. So if you want to enable grid lines, you’ll have to pop into Settings.

1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on Photos & Camera.

3. Scroll down again and under the Camera section; turn the option for Grid to the On position.

Part 3: How to enable HDR in the iOS 7 Camera app

HDR stands for high dynamic range. It can take three pictures in a rapid succession with different exposures and then combines the three for the perfect picture.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Turn on HDR by tapping on “HDR Off” in the top center of the screen.

3. Now the HDR On appears in orange writing indicating that it is now active for any photos you take.

Part 4: How to apply filters to photos in the iOS 7 Camera app

There are nine filters to choose from and you can apply them before or after they take a picture.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on the filter button in the lower right hand corner of the Camera app.

3. Now a zoom out animation appears, followed by 9 tiny preview screens with live filters. When you tap on one of the filters, the effect will be applied.

These are something you must know about using iOS camera app. If you are still unfamiliar with them, read this article carefully.

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Sep 142013
 

I can’t send or receive e-mail from my iPhone 5! What can I do? Thanks for help!

-Apple Support

iPhone is really a convenient tool of people to receive and send email whenever and wherever they want to. However, many iPhone users complained that they can’t send or receive e-mail from iPhone. In this article, we list several solutions for you to solve the problem that iPhone unable to send or receive email.

Solution 1: Restart Your iPhone Device

If your iPhone can’t receive or send email, you need to restart your iPhone first to see if this works.

1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red “slide to power off” slider appears, and then slide the slider.

2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Check Your iPhone Whether Has Internet Access

If the restarting doesn’t work for you, you need to ensure that your iPhone has Internet access. Tap Safari and attempt to load a webpage to see if your iPhone has Internet access.

Solution 3: Try an Alternative Internet Connection

If your iPhone has Internet access but you still cannot receive or send email, you can try an alternative Internet connection.

1. If your email is provided by your Internet provider, try connecting from the home network.

2. If your iOS device has an active cellular data plan, try to disable Wi-Fi:  Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn off Wi-Fi.

Solution 4: Enter SMPT Server Password

If you have tried the first 3 solution but still can’t send or receive email from iPhone. Then it may be because the SMPT server needs a password but you didn’t enter it.

1. Go to the iPhone email settings, select the account and then scroll down to the Outgoing Mail Server settings.

2. Click on the SMPT settings, then on the primary SMPT server, you will see that there is a field for password.

3. Just click on the password field and enter your SMPT password and this should solve your problem.

Other Solutions:

There are some other solutions for your reference.

1. Log in to your email provider’s website to ensure that the account is active and the password is correct.

2. Delete the account from Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then add the email account again on the iOS device.

These 4 solutions mentioned here are most used by people who can’t send or receive email from iPhone. For more iPhone tips, click here.

Sep 062013
 

iOS 5 introduced a new capability within iOS device’s Messages app named iMessage. It can send text, picture, and messages to other iOS users without paying your carrier for a special messaging plan. In this article we’d like talk about how to send photos using iMessage.

How to Send an iMessage Photo Using the iOS Messages App?

iMessage is built right into the same Messages app and Share Sheet that sends SMS and MMS to your non-iPhone using friends, so you can do it with your Message app.

1.Launch Messages app and tap the New Message button in the upper right hand corner.

2. Choose the contact you’d like to send a video to.

3. Tap the Camera button next to the message entry area.

4. Select whether you’d like to take a photo now or choose an existing one

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5. If you chose to send an existing photo, you’ll be shown all the pictures and videos in your Photos app. Scroll through and find the photo you’d like to send. Tap on it to select it.

6. Make sure the photo is the one you want and tap the “Choose” button in the lower right hand corner and it will be inserted into the message.

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7. Tap the Send button.

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How to Send iMessage Photo Using the iOS Photos App?

You can also send a single iMessage photo using the iOS Photo app.

1. Launch the Photos app and locate the photo you want to send. Tap on it to select it.

2. Tap on the Share button in the lower left hand corner and select Message.

3. The photo will be automatically inserted into a new message.

4. Type the contact name or search for the contact you want to send to by tapping the blue “+” button.

5. Tap the Send button.

Remember that iMessages photos can only be sent to people have an Apple device using iMessage, or your video will be sent as a regular MMS message. If the message appears in a green bubble instead of a blue one, it means you can’t send iMeassage to the contact you send and you’ll be charged any applicable text message or multimedia message fees.

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