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MAC OS X Yosemite Upgrade Issues

I was excited when the announcement of Mac OS X Yosemite Beta was out and open to public testing, but I was not able to download, I am guessing because there are many people like myself who wants to get their hands on the new OS from Apple and their server was not able to accommodate the demand. And yesterday I decided to give it a try and I encountered many issues. It served it’s purpose as Beta and the question now is how do you get back all those things that were working before the upgrade? There will be many people who will surely get into trouble if they were overtaken by their excitement and may have not fully understood the term beta or testing. So in this article I will share what issues I encountered and how I fixed those issues.

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How To Cancel In App Purchases in iOS

Let me share with you how you can request for cancellation of In App purchases. The following steps allows you also to contact the experts at Apple Support Team with any other queries regarding your iPhone, iPad, Mac and everything about your Apple product.

Recently, I was furious to know that my children spent over $200 when they bought some add ons in their favorite Angry Birds Go and Bad Piggies while I was away. I know it was also my fault because I did not enable the restrictions in the iPad settings. But lesson has been learned. There is a good news however. There is a way to request for cancellation of In App purchases. While it is true that the transaction is final and non-refundable, there are certain cases that Apple will allow for a refund. You can try your luck. It could be worth your try.

Insert Photos or Videos to Email on iPhone and iPad

When I first use the email function of my iPhone I was a bit disappointed when I discovered that there’s no button anywhere the screen to attach photos or videos. Feeling helpless, I searched Apple’s support and found the following methods on how to insert photos and videos into your emails:

Inserting Photos and Videos into iOS Email

  • Compose a new message and tap and hold in the body area and a menu option will appear.
  • Tap the right arrow button and select “Insert Photo or Video.”
  • Now, choose the photo or video from the camera roll and tap it to attach in the email.

Install Viber in Wifi Only iPad

My brother bought a wifi only iPad and had asked me if we can install an application that can do free sms and calls. I was thinking of how to use those apps knowing that it needs a phone number to register before it can be used and the iPad wifi doesn’t have a SIM card. I tried to search an app that can do the trick and found out that the Viber app can actually be installed in wifi only iPad despite of some hurdles like the incompatibility warning message.

How to set Auto Reply In Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013

When you’re going on a vacation and you want your officemates, customers, email correspondents and others to know that you will not be able to read your mails or not be able to have access to email, it is always good to send reply to them regarding this. Microsoft Outlook auto reply is easy to setup and is a very convenient way to inform others that you will not be able to reply to their email for a period of time.  You can also include in your auto reply information on who to contact to while you’re gone. This way your customers, officemates and others will be informed about your status and be able to course through their transactions to whoever you have designated to accommodate them while you’re gone.

How to Enable and restore File History on Windows 8

Imagine you have all your files in your computer and suddenly the hard disk crash. What would you do? In the old days you can’t do anything about it unless you’re pretty geeky and nerdy.  But if you’re just a beginner or an average user, you either hire a technician to recover your files or you just have to get over it. Fortunately in Windows 8 you can back up your files in the event such as this would happen.  You don’t need to be a computer wizard to do this. This features called File History in Widows 8

File History regularly backs up versions of your files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders on your PC. Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files. For example, if you want to restore an older version of a file (even if it wasn’t deleted or lost), you can browse through a timeline, select the version you want, and restore it.

How to Optimize Your MacBook’s Battery Life

Several weeks ago a friend approached me and asked why his MacBook Pro’s Battery life seems unstable and only stays on a couple of hours, considering his is only months old and mine has been with me for more than 2 years now. There has been an article written here on how to save battery life of your Smartphone. Now we will try to discuss how you can save your Pro’s battery, thereby giving it more juice, especially when you need it the most.

Battery maintenance is important for laptops, so is battery calibration. With these two steps along with other helpful tips, you can ensure that your Mac’s battery is at its optimum performance. Read on to find out more info on how to do proper maintenance of your Mac’s battery.

Classic Menu for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013

Starting with the MS Office 2007 version, Microsoft has changed the user interface of the MS Office programs. One of the most important function they have changed is the Classic Menu which has revolved into a Ribbon Menu interface. The design looks appealing, however its functionality does not provide all the options that the users used to have in the older versions. If you’re one of the many users that are annoyed or frustrated by these changes of Microsoft and you’re wishing to get back the old Classic Menu incorporated in the MS Office 2010 and 2013 versions then continue to read on and find out how to solve this issue.

Android to Mac File Transfer, Easy as 1… 2… 3…

Being a mac user for quite some time now, I’ve gotten used to the easy file transfer system form my iPhone and iPad to my mac. So when my iPhone went on a holiday with me but never came back, I had to contend myself with just emailing files and photos from my Android smartphone to my Mac.

Thank goodness there have been ways to provide file transfer even for different platforms and OSes. I never would’ve remembered this if not for a friend who asked this same Question.

Let us run through them, only the simplest and the easiest for the benefit of those who are having the same dilemma or just plain lazy in doing file transfers (me included). There are two methods, Kies for Mac and Android File Transfer.