Monthly Archives: September 2013

Copycat Ion Glasses, Tries To Be Google Glass

Another Google Glass copycat?

Santiago Ambit, Ricardo Urias and their team of engineers from Spain have developed a new smart glass, dubbed as ION GLASSES, that could be a worthy alternative to the soon to be released Google Glass.

Ion Glasses brags as the first fashionable optical or sunglasses  that are able to work with  iOS and Android smartphones. Its functionality  is very much similar to the Omate TrueSmart and Samsung Galaxy Gear, only that it is a smart glass.

Facebook Returns Its Mobile Ads To Improve Revenue

Facebook again will turn its focus on mobile ads to help boost its margin income. In the past few months,  sales  of ads on wireless devices surpass revenue from desktop computers. This is  why Facebook  reactivated its mobile ads again. This Facebook features is not new, in fact it started about a year ago, September 12 to be exact but was put on hold after 3 months. They said at the time that the initial run was a test to see how the network would perform and whether or not people would find the ads relevant. Expert believed that the reason for stopping this ads may have been of Low income margin.

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How to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo From Your Mobile Phone

Have you ever been tagged by a not so close friend in a non-sense Facebook picture or photo?

Well, I was recently and what’s annoying about it is that you are in no way interested or cannot relate or at least makes no sense, because you are not in that photo or it has nothing to do with you and that photo get’s a lot of comments and updates, every single second for the next couple of days.

This is one way of spamming Facebook to get attention and when you try to look of a way to untag yourself using the mobile application because that’s what you use all the time rather than your laptop or desktop, there is just no way to do it.

iOS 7: Deleting Messages and Time Stamp

The user interface of the Message function of the redesigned iOS7 has an all new feature and functionality. The usual delete and time stamp functions has now disappeared. So, where did they go?

Deleting messages

When you open a message, you will notice that the old Edit Button in the top right corner has now disappeared. It is now replaced with a handy button that will let you call the person who sent the message or look at their contact details. This additional feature is very helpful. However, if you want to delete a message conversation or just a selection of a message, how you do it?

iOS 7: Activation Lock Feature

With the advancement of the new iOS 7, the enhanced features of Find My iPhone has become a stronger security offered by Activation Lock which may be a deterrent for thieves. This new feature built into Find My iPhone will make it harder for anyone else to use or sell your device if it is ever lost or stolen.

In iOS 6, a thief can just go to settings and easily disable the Find My iPhone feature, but now when someone tries to turn off the Find My iPhone, the Apple ID and account password of the owner will be required, thus preventing any person from disabling it. The person who has the device also can’t restore it or reactivate it without the account credentials. Only the phone number and a custom message that asks the person with the phone to return it to its rightful owner.

Apple’s iPhone 5S And 5C Hit 9 Million Mark

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C hit 9 million mark in just three days after launch. It has again beat the odds and overwhelmingly exceeded analysts’ expectation. This is a record breaking sales, much higher than 5 million sales of predecessor iPhone 5 last September 2012.

In a press release  today , Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

Should Android Worry About CyanogenMod’s Deal With Oppo?

In barely a week of being incorporated, it appears that CyanogenMod has found a partner. It is beginning in its quest to become the third largest operating system in the world, after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod appeared in an Oppo N1 trailer, stating that he is attending the smartphone’s launch in Beijing on September 23, 2013 and hints of “exciting news ahead”.

After becoming a company, when it secured $7 million funding from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, it laid out a plan to become an official operating system and not just a custom Android software developer.The free and open source software has, reportedly, been installed on about eight million Android devices.

How to Add Classic Start Menu in Windows 8

First time user of Windows 8 finds surprised and totally lost with the missing Start Menu button in windows start screen. Like myself, I had a hard time navigating the programs and applications  I want to launch when I started using the new operating system. I admit, I got frustrated with Microsoft for dropping this very useful feature of windows.

A lot of us are still missing the Start Menu function and wish to have it back. The longing  led me to some exploration on how to add back this function into my windows 8 and I have learned and discovered the following program that brought back the feelings of using the old windows start menu function.

How To Track Email With Read Receipts On Microsoft Outlook 2013

Say you send an email to your customer and want to make sure that they receive it. There are two ways you can do this. One is you call and ask them for confirmation or you can configure your email for request and delivery receipt.  I’d prefer the latter.

Actually there are various ways why you may want to make sure that your emails have been received.

  1. You send a very important message and you want to make sure that your recipient get it and open it.
  2. The message is not that important but you are not sure if the email address is correct or not.
  3. Or you are not expecting a reply but just want to make sure that your message gets through.

How To Identify Which Model Of iPhone or iPad You Have When Updating To iOS 7

This is not actually required when you are updating on the device itself because it will download the appropriate version for you but some prefer to update via iTunes or manually. This information becomes useful due to Apple having devices that are identical physically where even the model is difficult to find.

So how do we identify which model of iPhone or iPad do we have?

Please note that the model number can be found at the lower back cover of the device!