Tip of the Day: How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Your Apple ID

Our Apple ID account contains sensitive personal and financial information. If someone were to guess your password and security question answers, they could possibly access and change your Apple ID information and make iTunes and App Store purchases as you. If you want to keep that information extra secure, consider enabling Two-Step Verification This will prevent anyone from using your Apple account even if they know your password. Here’s how:

In an Internet browser, go to My Apple ID, click on Manage Your Apple ID, and sign in.

Click on Password and Security. Answer your security questions and then under Two Step Verification, click Get Started.

Apple will email you a verification code, which you will need to enter in order to continue.

Once you enter the code, you will need to wait three days before you can complete signing up. Apple will send an email letting you know when the waiting period is over.

After the waiting period is complete, sign back in at My Apple ID, click on Password and Security, answer your security questions, and then click Get Started under Two Step Verification.

Enter your phone number. Apple will text you a verification code.

Enter the code and you will be given a Recovery Key.

Print the Recovery Key and store it in a safe place.

Confirm your Recovery Key.

Check the box and click Enable Two-Step Verification

From now on, any time you make a purchase or access your account, Apple will text you a verification code that must be entered before you can proceed. And no one can access your Apple account without two of the three following things:

  1. Your password
  2. Your verified iDevice
  3. Your Recovery Key

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Wallpapers of the week: Instagram’s Bolt

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As with previous Wallpaper of the Week editions, there is a desire to populate relevant media to the section. Typically, the section is completed with wallpapers by theme or genre. Alternatively, when there are time related walls, we like to make sure they spot light on the Sunday afternoon post.

Instagram released a new Snapchat competitor, Bolt. Considered a “one-tap photo messaging” solution, Bolt does not require a Facebook or Instagram account to operate. Instead, Bolt utilizes a mobile phone number to interact with friends via photos and videos.

With a minimal and elegant home page, Bolt sparked the interest of @JasonZigrino, who submitted his wallpapers inspired by the new app…. Read the rest of this post here


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Today’s iPad / iPad mini Retina wallpapers 31/07/2014

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Beats Music updated, now includes Sentence History, verified badges and more

Beats Music for iOS has quickly become a popular application for anyone who loves to stream music, especially for those who have an eye for specific curation to the tunes they listen to. Now, a big update looks to add even more useful features for users.

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Jailbreak Tweak Roundup: Musiex, TimerAlarms, Music Enhancer and QuickReplier for Skype

July has been a particularly busy month in terms of jailbreak tweak releases on Cydia, highlighted by Brevity, EqualizerEverywhere, Hermes and SwipeExpander. To cover the smaller jailbreak tweaks released over the past few days, we’re back with another jailbreak tweak roundup featuring Musiex, TimerAlarms, Music Enhancer and QuickReplier for Skype.
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Apple’s Quarterly Report Tomorrow May Give Hint about Timing of iPhone 6

Apple will be releasing their June quarterly earnings report tomorrow after the market closes, and will be answering questions from investors. Of course, investors are eager to know how Apple did, and expectations for this quarter are fairly high. But even more important for many is the guidance Apple will give regarding the September quarter. Wall Street always wants to know not only how Apple did, but how it expects to do in the coming quarter. And if, as everyone is expecting, Apple begins selling the iPhone 6 in September, that will certainly affect Apple’s earnings forecast for the September quarter. So Apple’s guidance should give a clue regarding what we’ll see and when. Of course, Apple never explicitly says what’s coming. If the guidance is especially high, it could mean we’ll get something in addition to the iPhone 6 before the end of September.

In any case, market analysts are generally expecting that Apple will have strong earnings this past quarter, with many even suggesting Apple could report a record June quarter. One reason expectations are high is that analysts suspect that iPhone 5s sales have continued to be strong. Indications of this include the fact that sales of other devices have been tepid. In addition, increasing availability of LTE in some international markets, such as China, has likely led to increased sales. Also, in recent months Apple has expanded into many more markets.

Generally Wall Street is expecting Apple to have sold 35 to 36 million iPhones in the June quarter, compared to their record quarterly sales of 31 million a year ago. However, they also expect weaker sales of the iPad, with an average estimate of 14.4 million units compared to 14.6 million a year ago. But their estimates vary widely, ranging from 12.6 million to 16 million, so one gets the feeling they really have little idea what to expect. What are reasons for a possible decline? People tend to keep their iPads longer, and also there’s a lot of competition in the market now. Plus, most people who want a tablet computer now have one, so the device is no longer a new category.

Of course, these overall high expectations create pressure on Apple. If Apple has a strong quarter, but less than the Street is expecting, the stock will likely fall. 

For more information on what to expect, check out this informative article on CNET.


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Tip of the Day: How to Turn Off Your iPhone’s Flashlight Without Opening Control Center

The iPhone’s built-in flashlight can come in handy in all sorts of situations, such as digging through camping equipment while you look for a real flashlight during a power outage, cleaning up after your dog on late-night walks, or locating the eyeglasses you just knocked off your bedside table in the middle of the night without turning on a lamp and waking your spouse.

But since your iPhone usually goes to sleep while you are completing these tasks, opening Control Center to turn off the flashlight when you are finished can feel like too many stepsespecially if you prefer not to allow access to Control Center from your lock screen. 

Fortunately, it turns out it’s not necessary to open Control Center again to switch the flashlight off.

All you have to do is press the Sleep/Wake button or the Home button and then tap the camera icon on the lock screen to turn the flashlight off. 

  

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Snapchat launches Geofilters for photos taken at specific locations

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The popular ephemeral messaging app Snapchat today introduced Geofilters, basically custom filters that only work on photos taken in specific geographic locations.

Geofilters are available by swiping to the right from the Preview screen after taking a photo. This will produce custom-designed text or graphic stickers that can be overlaid on your image to make it more attractive.

As the name suggests, Snapchat Geofilters are location dependent and available for locations in Los Angeles New York City…… Read the rest of this post here


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Samsung and Apple CEOs Meet But Fail to Reach an Agreement

According to the Korean version of ZDNet, the head of the mobile division at Samsung Electronics, JK Shin and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met in the US last week.

While not confirmed by Samsung, the meeting is nevertheless very important for the two companies as the verdict is approaching quickly. According to the sources, the top executives failed to reach an agreement.

The court will announce its final verdict after the 19th. For Samsung this may translate into $ 930 million of damages payable to Apple.

This is not the first lawsuit that the two technology giants have been involved in since 2011.
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What to do if your iPhone is locked?

A passcode is the best protection system for securing the confidential data on your iPhone. But many a times, people fail to recollect their passcode while unlocking the phones to execute different types of activities. Apple software settings allow the users to take a maximum of 6 attempts to enter their passcode in case they have entered a wrong code. In the event of failing to enter the correct passcode for six times consecutively, the device displays the message- “iPhone is disabled”. This can be problematic if you are not well acquainted with some of the most convenient ways to unlock your iPhone to keep going without any obstacles. Here are some of the steps that will help you to unlock your iPhone and get access to it.

  1. If you are new to the iPhone usage it is the best option to sync the iPhone with iTunes. This will help you to ease out the unlocking process. If you have not done it previously you can still sync it to your computer to ensure a safe data transfer so that you do not lose any important file. The sync will ensure a backup of all the contents of your iPhone in iTunes. Connect the iPhone to the computer and then open iTunes.
  2. In order to go to iTunes, you will first need to switch to the DFU mode. To do so, reboot your iPhone by holding the home button and the power button at the same time. Hold it for about 10 seconds. When the Apple Logo appears on the screen, leave the power button but keep holding the home button. This will allow the USB cable symbol, iTunes icon and the “Connect to iTunes” message to appear on the screen of your iPhone. This process should be executed while the iPhone is connected to the computer device.
  3. After the successful completion of the DFU switch mode a message will appear on the computer screen in the iTunes showing that the iPhone recovery mode has been detected. Now you will get two options- You can restore the iPhone to the factory settings option or use the other alternative to restore it from the backup. Now simply click on the Restore button to get your backup data from the computer back on your iPhone.
  4. The process will remove the passcode from your phone completely and you will get all the stored data on your iPhone device. Now you can access your device along with all the contents without any requirement of the passcode. You can also set a fresh passcode if necessary.

Many a times, the iPhone users try accessing the find option for accessing the lock tool and other methods for recovering or removing the iPhone passcode but the systematic changes introduced by the manufacturers do not support the conventional methods any more. Users can also use the iCloud to backup their iPhone contents in case the iTunes recovery method does not work. If the problems persist, you can always contact a specialist in unlocking iphone 4s, such as Apple Iphone Unlock based at Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX.