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A non-technical blog by a tech blogger

Month / April 2015

iCloud fails and foibles that need to be addressed in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

When we asked people to comment on [what Apple products or services are causing them angst, the overwhelming winners in the negativity column were iCloud and other online services such as Messages. With Apple continuing to embrace these services, hopefully, some of the issues below will be remedied in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, both of which may be unveiled at WWDC 2015. Below you will find the top five complaints about iCloud and Messages listed in no particular order. 

Five things you should do now to prepare for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch pre-orders should begin arriving next week with the first deliveries expected on April 24th. Before your package arrives, you should spend some time preparing for the Watch so your first-day experience with it will be smooth sailing. Below are some tips you can do now while you are waiting for the Watch to make its way to your doorstep. Please feel free share any additional tips in the comments below. 

Sago Mini Toolbox lets toddlers discover hammers, scissors and more

Children’s app company Sago Sago is known for their “mini” series of apps, which are designed for preschoolers and include colorful and playful themes. This trend is continued in the company’s latest title – Sago Mini Toolbox, which debuted today in the iOS App Store. As its name implies, Sago Mini Toolbox has a building […]

Today in the App Store — Wikipedia Mobile, Vox Player and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on SimplePhysics, the new Vox Player and a major update to Wikipedia Mobile. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

60-Second Tips: Changing the default name of an iOS device

When my husband and I purchase a new iPhone or iPad, the older models are handed down to our children who are old enough to have a smartphone or tablet device. As a result, our family now has a total of 6 iOS devices that we sync to iTunes and connect via Apple’s Family Sharing and iCloud accounts.