iTunes 12.1.2 Release

Apple released a new version of iTunes, bringing the media manager to version 12.1.2 for clients who still synchronize and redesign through iTunes, adaptation 12.1.2 includes support for the new Yosemite Photos application that appeared in the current week. The redesign is currently accessible through the Mac App Store.

What’s more, iTunes 12.1.2 additionally includes “a few refinements” to the Get Info window in the media suite. Apple additionally said that the redesign enhances general solidness of iTunes. Here is a release note from apple

“This update improves support for syncing photos to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from the new Photos app for OS X. In addition, this update also adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability.”

Advantages of iTunes:

ITunes is by all accounts the least demanding approach to sort out your most loved music, features, TV Shows and everything media related. Extra advantages originate from the likelihood to listen iTunes Radio or to send a blessing card or to go to the App Store and enjoy cool stuff.

 

The configuration is totally cutting edge; libraries are preferable sorted out over before and the amplified collection perspective is a venture forward in appreciation to capacity control. With another Mini Player and a few extra highlights, the media player from Apple continues to be high positioned among all others.

 

You might likewise consider checking the new store and the new iCloud.
Helping software:

 

  • keeps all your music, films, and TV shows in one spot
  • Browse your library into a delightful interface
  • Browse by collections, artists, type, and so on and tune in
  • Get all your music composed
  • Discover and purchase your most loved media from iTunes Store
  • ICloud will help you get to your documents from anywhere.

Jailbreaking Apple device

Following is a simple guide to learn about jailbreaking your Apple devices including IPhone, IPad and IPod. You may have already watched several tutorials about it but this guide is truly going to be helpful.

The first thing you need to know is the latest jailbreakable IOS which is the iOS version 8.1.2. TaiG for Windows and PP for Mac are preferable tools for jailbreaking into your device.

If you want to understand what jailbreaking is then you need to know it is a process which lets you obtain access to certain files by modifying the iOS of Apple devices. These files may not be accessible for the Apple users without jailbreaking.

After jailbreaking, you can easily download all kinds of app installers which were previously unattainable. Some examples include tweaks, Cydia and more. With jailbreaking, you will not be limited down to a number of apps and installations like the Apple device usually restricts you to.

After you have understood what jailbreaking can do, you would want to consider the benefits of jailbreaking. Jailbreaking allows you to install third party installations and access all kinds of apps which normally your Apple device would not allow you to. For instance, an Apple device does not allow customization of the graphical interface. After jailbreaking, you will be able to do so.

Jailbreaking also allows you to install tweaks and mods. For instance, you can add five icons to your switcher instead of having four as set by default. You can also start using your Apple device through various other carriers instead of just Apple devices after jailbreaking.

Jailbreaking is completely legal in U.S. IT was made legal in July 2010 because previously it was considered illegal due to copyrights concerns. However, jailbreaking might make you lose your customer support from the Apple Company as a jailbroken phone loses originality.

You don’t have to worry about accessing your ITunes and Apple store after jailbreaking because they still remain accessible. Cydia is the new store which you can visit for apps and installations after you have jailbroken your Apple device.

A Few More iPhone Tips and Tricks

Sometimes it seems as if you’ll never really get to know your iPhone at all— so many things keep cropping up—those small bits and pieces that make operating it a breeze. After all, who wants to perform three actions when two are enough or two actions when one is enough? Let’s journey down the Tricky lane and see if we can find something worthwhile that we can use.

Photos, pictures and images are what we love most and in case you accidentally deleted your favorite ones, not to worry. Just as Gmail keeps trash for 30 days before deleting, your Photo apps “Recently deleted album” will keep the deleted pictures for the same duration. Recover it from there before it’s too late. If you want to hide photos – open photo apps then hold the photo that you want to hide, select Hide and it vanishes into the recently deleted folder.

You looked at a picture and you want to send it to a friend immediately. Well that’s easy—Touch and hold the camera, take the snap and send it right away. No attaching or inserting. In case you want to send many photos, select them from the photo library and attach all of them in one go.

If you want to give yourself time to take a few selfies- use the timer in the camera app, set the time interval and set to photo mode—pose and say cheese and the camera does the rest.

Siri has become more intelligent—not only does it listen and recognize songs but it actually allows you to buy it from iTunes—that’s pretty cool—right? Also, so long as your iPhone is switched on and charged, you can talk to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”–don’t forget to change the settings to allow this feature.

Put an end to annoying app notifications by disabling notifications for a particular app in settings. Predictive text can be annoying, especially when newbies are trying to send a message across. Go to settings-general-keyboard and then turn off the feature.

Wondering why you have to charge your iPhone so often when you only get a few calls—your apps are eating up power. Go to General in Settings and check out the real culprits of battery usage. Just turn of the apps that you don’t use and hey presto! You charge your iPhone less. Another pointer—bright screen colors bite into battery—so opt for gray scale. Against settings—General–go to accessibility and turn on gray scale. For your information, although all your apps and the home screen will be in black and white—if you snap a photo, it will be in color.

If you want to type accented characters, touch and hold that particular letter and all the accented alternatives appear. Choose the one you want. Need a magnifying glass—tap twice with three fingers and the zoom factor is there.

You’re away for some time and want people to know where you are –go to Details and tap on share my location.

There are always more tips, more tricks and more shortcuts—after all learning never stops.

New Upcoming Cellphones to Be On the Lookout For

The evolution of smartphones is an exciting race. With renowned brands and manufacturers continuing their series and lines and new, emerging brands bringing out their best innovative side in smartphones to enter the competitive market, there are always new upcoming cellphones to be excited about. Let’s look at the latest upcoming phones that have us excited!

HTC One M9

Successor to M8, the M9 by HTC is a gorgeous phone and fills out all the flaws and misses of the HTC One M8, making it quite perfect. The design is like the M8 but it is sleeker and more attractive. The 5-inch full HD display remains the same, but that’s hardly anything to complain about. 3GB RAM, powerful processing, and sharp cameras, the HTC One M9 is one beautiful device.

Galaxy S6 Edge

We all know about the S6, in line next to Galaxy S5 but the S6 Edge takes the “edge” feature from the curved corner approach of Note 4, curving the screen delicately. The edge does not have too much regarding function and feature favorite callers, but the phone’s metal body, unique curve, and powerful functions, the phone conquers all.

LG G4

Not much is still known about the new phone by LG but some revealed details and pictures show a very satisfying phone indeed. As far as looks go, it will have a slight curved back, a full screen feature, and will stand at probably 5.5 inches.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Now as far as all phones go in the market, Lumia is not the most powerful or best device but it is amazingly cheap and the best of Microsoft yet so it automatically deserves some recognition. The Lumia 640 XL has a 5.7” screen and has some very good features like interesting camera. The device runs on Windows 8.1.

Sony Xperia Z4

One of the most anticipated devices (following the success of Z3), yet there is very little to be known about this predicted device. We can, however, predict a better screen resolution, front-facing speakers, and better front and back cameras. While these features and updates sound hardly exciting, we are sure Sony has something up its sleeve for the exclusive Xperia Z4.

 

 

What to do if my Email has been Hacked?

One fine day, when you log into your email you find the inbox empty and all your contacts deleted or worse still maybe you can’t log in at all—it’s clear that your email account has been hacked! Don’t fret- this has happened to most of us at one time or the other, so it’s good to know what you need to do in such a case.

The importance of having an iron-clad password cannot be emphasized enough. If you can login to your account, use password reset and change your password to something long and complex, making it hard for hackers to figure out. Do make sure that you use a mixture of multiple cases, symbols, special characters and numbers. If you can’t get in, log into your account through the website of your email provider and do a password reset. A word of caution—don’t use real words, birth dates, brand names and the like; never repeat the same password twice, and if you’re comfortable use password managers to store long and complex passwords that you’re likely to forget. Although two-factor authentication isn’t impenetrable, it does add an extra layer of protection.

Gmail has now introduced a new feature and users can reset the password using their mobile number. Once the password is reset, new login details are forwarded to the mobile number itself.

Remembering different passwords for different accounts is difficult, and oftentimes we tend to use the same password with other services like Internet banking, social media or Amazon. Hence, it’s imperative to do password resets for these other accounts also once you’ve changed it for your email account. Ideally, different accounts should have different passwords.

Get your anti-virus scanner running and scan your system. Hackers love leaving a trail behind in the form of malware or a Trojan, so either quarantine any viruses your find or better still eliminate them. Don’t compromise on your security software program—get the best that’s available- it’s a real good investment. More importantly, ensure that your anti-virus and anti-malware programs are up to date.

Hackers may use your contact list to target and trick your friends, so let everyone on your contact list know that your account has been compromised—that will make them treat mails from you with more caution and suspicion. If they already find themselves in the same boat as you’re in, make sure that they take corrective measures.

You need to get your apps working securely again and would need to modify account details and enter the new password in place of the one that’s been compromised. You probably can do this by going to the settings menu and change your account details there, regardless of whether it’s an iPhone, your iPad or your tablet.

Be wary about mails from banks and companies asking you to authenticate information online.

No institution or organization will ever do that. When you download content check the authenticity of the site you’re getting software from.

It’s a nightmare when your email account is hacked and hackers are always one step ahead of us. Though you cannot completely put an end to hack attacks, you can safeguard against them and protect your email accounts as well as you can.

Control your email account and don’t let hackers control them.