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How To Easily Change the iOS iTunes Backup Location to an External Hard Drive & Save Tons of Space

In Apple, Application, Fix It, General, How To, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Running out of space on your Mac because of huge iOS backups? Here’s how to move the default iTunes iOS backup to an external hard drive.

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Parents & Kids – Set Up Emergency Bypass on your iOS10 Device Now!

In Apple, Cellular, Family, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

For parents & kids, it’s critical to be able to connect via calls or texting. Setting up Emergency Bypass on iOS10 lets you get around “do not disturb.”

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Want those New Snazzy iOS 10 iMessage Backgrounds & Effects? Disable This Setting!

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, General, How To, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Software, Tech News, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

If you want those exciting and snazzy iMessage backgrounds and effects, you need to make sure you have one setting disabled. Here is how to do it.

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How to Set Up OpenVPN with NETGEAR R8500 WiFi Router for Smartphone VPN Connections

In Application, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Security, Software, Technology by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

How to set up OpenVPN with the NETGEAR WiFi router on a smartphone for secure connectivity on your own private network. Discusses iOS configuration.

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How the Brydge Keyboard Transforms an iPad Mini into a MacBook

In Apple, Case, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad, Opinion, Review, Tablet, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review: the bluetooth-connected Brydge keyboard can transform an iPad Mini, Mini 2 or Mini 3 into a MacBook practically, and it even has backlit keys!

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How to Fix iTunes Error 1723 When Syncing iPhone or iPad

In Apple, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Software by Michael Sheehan87 Comments

I stumbled across an error when I was syncing my Apple iPhone 5S running on Apple’s iOS 8 with iTunes on my Mac. It was an iTunes Error 1723. Apple errors are always a bit cryptic and sometimes require you to do some searching to find a solution. So, hopefully you found this article while searching for “how to fix iTunes Error 1723” or someone linked to this fix-it article. Anyway, the problem is quite easy to fix if you are encountering iTunes error 1723 on a Mac. The error states “The iPhone [insert iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch name] …

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The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

In Apple, Cellular, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Apple’s iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The Air) update. Sometimes, even connecting to iTunes on your computer and trying to do the upgrade there prevents you from doing so if you don’t have enough free space on your iOS device. But there is a better way to install the update and NOT have to delete any data, even if you don’t have much free space on your iOS …

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Direct Download Links for Apple iOS 8 & Prep and Install Tips [UPDATED]

In Apple, Cellular, General, How To, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Apple’s newest version of their operating system (Apple iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads is now available. There are a few ways that you can update. You can plug your compatible iOS device (iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch 5th gen or iPad 2 or newer) into your computer and connect with iTunes and do the upgrade that way, you can use the OTA (over the air) update, or you can download the upgrade file manually and then update via iTunes on your computer. I have found that sometimes downloading the .ipsw (that is the file extension for the iOS …

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How to Turn Off Facebook’s Auto-Play Videos & Save Data

In Android, Apple, Application, Cellular, Fix It, General, Google, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Social Media, Software by Michael Sheehan

If you are anything like me, you watch your cell phone’s data consumption very closely. And given that I have 4 other people on my family shared plan (3 of them being teens & almost a teen), there are some apps that simply gulp down data. Tweens and teens absolutely LOVE image and video apps (think Instagram, Vine, SnapChat and others) and while many kids are not gravitating toward Facebook, Facebook is typically a high-consumer of data. The Facebook mobile app has a very sneaky way of gobbling up data, especially because of the feature that auto-plays any videos in …