The idea of having someone invading your confidentiality through your mobile device is something most of us don’t find very appealing. We all have things we want to keep private, most especially personal conversations and files.
The use of Passcode locks is probably Apple’s main security feature which enables users to protect their privacy on iPhone devices. This can be easily enabled with a quick visit to the device settings. There you’ll effortlessly locate the “General” option and under that, is where the passcode can either be enabled or disabled. When you have enabled the passcode feature, it will prompt you to key in the desired passcode you wish to use. This may consist of plain numbers only or it may be alphanumeric, the choice is basically yours to make. Once you have keyed-in your desired passcode, you will yet again be asked to re-enter that passcode to verify the first one you have entered. Once you’re through all of that, you can now try locking your device and unlock it with the passcode you just enabled. If you wish to change the passcode, just go through the same process. But when you do so, the previous passcode you want to replace will be asked before you can enter a new one.
Other than passcode locks, you can secure your files using the many security applications available on iTunes Store. Some of the applications available will help users to create hidden files and folders. Conversations may also be kept to private using such applications. These applications may serve as a dual layer of protection for all the personal data files you have on your device.
You may also want to limit the applications which usethe location services of your device. Some social media applications may use this feature to publicly post your location without you even knowing it! So disable this feature on applications you do not want to expose your location. Visit your Privacy settings and turn off location services for selected applications.
Keep all your personal information intact and make sure that you are informed whenever an application wants to use personal data found in your mobile device.
When iPad “Passcode Denied” pops out, it can only be a good or bad thing. For those who love using the famous Apple tablet, then it is most probable that some of you have considered enabling a security lock. IPad Passcode locks are helpful when it comes to protecting the data your device holds. It’s also used as a layer of privacy by private individuals who don’t want people snooping around their files. But what happens if you get faced with the two aforementioned words? How should you react?
Going over the good those two words can bring you, security locks are proven very useful when it comes to protecting the data your device holds. Advanced functions can be enabled to prevent people from trying to access your data files. This comes very handy when your device gets stolen or when you have unfortunately lost it yourself. When someone attempts to decode the enabled lock and fails ten times, all the data on your device will automatically be erased if that security function is enabled. It’s a function you should really consider enabling. Just think about how someone can steal and hack your personal information. This may include the access to your social media accounts and email. And that could seriously cause you a lot of trouble. The data erase function may not save your device getting stolen, but it can save your data from being stolen.
Enable iPad Passcode
Go to the settings icon found on the home screen of your device and go over the general settings. Locate the iPad passcode setting from the list and set it up. After you have successfully created a security lock, the option “Erase Data” will be seen. Turn this on and make sure you won’t forget the security lock yourself!
Forget and Restore
Some of us tend to sometimes forget the passwords we create. Now if you have enabled the Erase Data function, then it’s best not to try your luck out and just guess the probable words you have used. If you don’t want to get your data erased, just restore your device back to its original settings and the security lock will be disabled. But make sure you have backed up your data because restoring your device means that everything in it will be deleted.
There are things that happen around our computer screens which we would like to capture and sometimes share with others. This is the very reason why screenshot utilities got developed. Instead of going through the all the trouble of taking a picture with a separate camera and transporting the image file into your computer. You can now just hit a few buttons altogether and capture what’s happening on your computer screen without worrying about the reflection on your monitor. And in addition to that, the image will be saved directly into your computer system.
Issues with Screenshots
Many people now enjoy this kind of feature. However around Macintosh operating systems, some people have issues when it comes to storing their screenshots. A lot of users complain about how the files of the screenshots they took ended up devouring their desktop screens. That is of course not a very attractive sight. No one would want a cluttered desktop! So how do you store your screenshots into your clipboard instead of your desktop? If you think it will require complex tasks, better think again.
Save Screenshots in Clipboard
Saving your screenshots directly into your computer’s clipboard is as easy as taking those very screenshots! The usual process may require you to press the command button together with a 3 or a 4. You’ll use a 3 with command button if you wish to take a full-screen shot, but if you want to capture only a selected part of the screen, then you’d choose 4 with the command button. By doing this, your screenshot files will automatically be saved and piled up on your desktop screen and that is what you do not want. So to send your screenshot files to your clipboard, you have to include the Control button in your command. Press the control, the command, and the shift button along with the number 3 or 4.
To view the screenshot files, you have to open Preview and select File. Choose the New from Clipboard option and you will automatically be directed to the location of your files. Modify the image file and then save it.
With Smartphones flooding the markets, it can only be expected that its popularity increases as more and more people switch to using those trendy phones. One of the most popular Smartphones out there would in fact be the Android phones. Aside from that cute little green icon, a lot of people fall in love with the many kinds of phones to choose from. Compared to other Smartphone brands, it definitely has a wider selection which many people enjoy to choose from. Other than that, they are said to be a bit more wallet friendly because most of them are offered at very reasonable prices. So it’s really no wonder why it gained such widespread popularity.
Just like any other Smartphone, you’ll gain access to the same applications available on competing brands. Some applications are even made to exclusively run on this particular mobile brand. That’s why anyone would really enjoy downloading and installing the millions of applications available. It’s most probable that you’d end up sliding across tons of downloaded application on your phone. With that given, you may seriously want to consider learning how to create, rename and remove folders in Android phones. With that, you can now conveniently group all similar applications for you to locate and access easier. You don’t have to look for that one certain app in midst of all that application you have.
How to group applications
To create folders in Android, start by tapping and holding an application icon for a few seconds. This will allow you to move and drag that icon into another application. If you drag the icon on top of the other application, a folder will automatically be created which contains the two icons you collided. The folder will also be automatically called “Unnamed Folder” and you may want to change that into something more appropriate. To do this, you just have to tap the folder’s name and key a new one. Now if you wish to remove a folder, repeat the same process of dragging the icons. Only this time, instead of dragging them together, you’ll be dragging them out of the folder. Once you empty the folder’s contents, the folder will automatically disappear.
Apple features a device which has the ability to group songs according to genre, artist/s, album, time, and rating. With just that, users are already provided with a more defined way to control music on iPod devices. However, it’s not just limited to that. There are a lot more functions users can use to fully control music on iPod.
With music playlists, users can group songs within their device according to their liking. Through iTunes, one can simply create a playlist by pressing Ctrl+N. You can add songs you wish your playlist to play by dragging the file into the playlist folder. This can also be done by using right click functions. Select the song and right click. A list will appear and select the “Add to playlist” function. Another list will appear which will contain the playlists you have. Simply select the playlist you want to put the song in. Editing your playlist won’t be much of a hassle since you can add and remove songs anytime you want. Now if you have an iPod touch, you can directly create playlists on your device. The built-in application automatically has a playlist option where adding a playlist can easily be done. To edit the song list, simply visit the playlist folder and an edit option will be available on top.
iTunes also automatically creates smart playlists which group songs according to the number of times a song is played (Top 25 Most Played), recently added, recently played, and 90’s songs. Smart playlists can also be created by users themselves. There, songs are added to the playlist automatically according the specifications you have entered.
Other than the playlist functions, there are a lot more ways to control the songs your device is playing. You can set your device on repeat or on shuffle. You can repeat a single song over and over again if you want to or you can put an entire playlist on repeat. This means that the song/s won’t stop playing unless you hit the stop button. And by enabling the shuffle function, songs won’t be played according to list order. Songs from the selected song list/playlist will play randomly.
Even in real life, we all sometimes tend to fall in doing a couple of things the same time. If it’s possible, why wouldn’t we? That very same reason is what mobile developing companies like Blackberry had in mind when they thought of applying this new feature into their offered phone features.
How the new feature works
To get a clearer picture on how Blackberry Multi-tasking works, imagine yourself having a phone call conversation and you suddenly have to check your schedule’s availability using the calendar application on your phone. Normally, before you get the chance to access your calendar app, you will be forced to ask the person on the other line to end the call and call back in a few minutes. That is because you can’t keep the phone call running if you wish to open an application. But with this new feature, you can now keep the conversation running while you check your calendar! Your phone call will automatically run idle in background while you open a new application. Once you are done and you wish to focus on the call you have, you can easily switch back to the phone call task through the application switcher. With this feature, you can keep a number of applications running without being forced to end tasks.
As great as it may sound, this feature doesn’t come completely flawless. It has a few drawbacks of its own. One thing you should keep in mind when you are running multiple applications on background. The more applications running, the greater the chance your device will go slow and low on battery. Because of the memory the opened applications consume, your device is more prone to a sluggish performance. So if an application is no longer used, don’t keep it running in background and end it if you no longer intend to do anything with it.
The New Operating System
The new Blackberry multi-tasking operating system has furthermore optimized this amazing feature. With a few more modifications, the updated OS makes this feature more user-friendly. One given example to the many changes the new OS brought is how the application switcher became larger than before. Making it more convenient for users to switch and slide across the running applications with more ease.
The Auto Correct on Windows Phone and on many other available devices is proven to be quite very helpful when it comes to composing quick messages. Most often, we find ourselves rushing to create messages that sometimes we tend to misspell and use the wrong words. This is when this feature comes very handy. With this enabled, you don’t have to worry about getting ridiculed because of the hasty text message you sent. You can be rest assured that all spelling and grammar errors will automatically be corrected by this one great feature.
How to enable
Around Windows Phones, this feature comes as a default setting. Meaning that it is automatically enabled the very moment you first use your device.So basically, you don’t have to go through all the trouble of enabling or turning this feature on.
How to use
While composing a message, the Auto Correct on Windows Phone will detect and pick up all the words you have typed incorrectly. Some of the very obvious mistakes will automatically be replaced with the correct words while the others may have red underlines. The software will show all its best suggestion in bold which will automatically replace the mistake. But when there are no bold letters, this means that the software is not sure which word was really meant to be used so it doesn’t make any kind of substitution. This is why instead of making substitutions; the software will try to flag your attention by underlining the words in red.
Adding new words
If the Auto Correct feature by chance isn’t familiar with the word you’re using, you can try and add the word to the list of words accepted and recognized by the software. To do this, you can simply select the word and a bar below will appear with a plus sign. Once you tap that plus sign, the word automatically gets listed as a recognized word. Now whenever you use that word in composing a message, it will no longer be underlined with a red line.
In conclusion, with the Auto Correct made default around Windows phone, worrying about spelling and errors would definitely be the last thing you have to do with a phone like that. It’s a great feature which enhances user experience to an optimum level.