Category Archive: iPad

Aug 04 2013

Incoming Gadget – Google Chromecast

Another short and sweet update. I missed out on the initial release but I have placed an order for Google’s new Chromecast product. In a nutshell, it’s a dongle that you plug into your television in a spare USB socket for power as well as an HDMI socket to send video and audio to the …

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Feb 02 2013

Clear the Safari Cache on iOS

Here’s a quick tip for iOS users if you need to clear the Safari browser cache in iOS. This can be handy if a website isn’t rendering properly or if you’re doing some web development and the cached page is stuck in your device. From the home screen: tap Settings, tap Safari, tap Clear Cookies and Data. Hit …

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Jan 31 2013

Watch Out for Cheap Lightning Cables

A few weeks ago I got my wife a few cheap lightning cables off eBay but there have been a couple of quirks with them. First up, they only seem to charge the iPad mini when connected one particular way. Connecting it lightning plug the opposite way results in no change flowing into the device. Perhaps …

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Jan 29 2013

Self Serve at the Apple Store

During the long weekend, my wife had to buy a new pair of earphones and found out that the Apple Store in Hornsby had them in stock. We paid a visit to complete this fairly straightforward transaction. Anyway, we found out that you can actual serve yourself using the Apple Store app found in the App Store. …

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Jan 19 2013

Make Your Own iPad Mini Dock with Flybridge

My wife was trying to find an official dock solution for her iPad mini but surprisingly Apple has not brought out anything that will physically prop it up and provide charge at the same time. Look no further than Flybridge. It’s a new Kickstarter campaign to fill the void left by Apple allowing you to …

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Jan 08 2013

Cheaper Lightning Cables

Let’s cut to the chase – Apple wants you to lay down $25 for a Lightning to USB cable. You might only need one or two in addition to the one that you got with your iPhone or iPad (i.e. the original cable for home, one for the car and one for work) but $50 …

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Jan 05 2013

iTunes Music Not Syncing

Yesterday, my wife was having problems syncing music from iTunes to her iPhone. She had a playlist that would sync successfully to her iPad mini but would not copy to her iPhone. We tried all sorts of things, including: deleting the playlist off the iPhone and copying it back, reconnecting the iPhone, restarting the iPhone. …

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Dec 29 2012

Maintaining Calendar Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Leading on from yesterday’s article about how to keep contact syncing working with Gmail on iOS devices, here is how you can keep your Gmail calendars in sync as well using CalDAV At least on an iOS device you can use CardDAV to continue syncing contacts and you can set this up as follows: Open Settings, …

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Dec 28 2012

Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future. At least …

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Dec 18 2012

Apple iPad mini Unboxing

Here it is, the unboxing video of the Apple iPad mini! It really came as little surprise with the success of seven inch tablets in the market in the Android space that Apple wanted to get a slice of the action. Coming in at the top end of the seven inch range at 7.9 inches …

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