Category Archives: Mobile

Clear your iOS Device

This will destroy all data. Backup your data. From the iOS device to be reset: 1 Go to Settings > Tap your name at the top > iCloud > Turn Find My iPhone / iPad Off 2 Enter your Apple ID password when prompted 3 Next go to Settings > General > Reset 4 Choose Reset All Content… Read More »

5G is here…Just not in Chicago

The next generation of cellular known as 5G is being rolled out on October 1. It will be available in four cities, but not in Chicago, so don’t worry your new iPhone is not obsolete just yet.

iOS: Apps for Architects

This corner of the App Store recommends iOS apps for architects and designers. Apps like Morpholio Trace – Sketch CAD take advantage of the augmented reality features of the iOS. Download from iTunes

iPhone as backup ISP

Did you know you can use your iPhone, or iPad with cellular service, as a backup internet connection. Here is how to set it up: Install iTunes (Before your service goes down) Connect your iPhone to the PC via your charging cable Turn on Personal Hotspot After a few moments your PC will see the iPhone as a… Read More »

Set Out of Office from iOS

To set your out of office from your iPhone: Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Choose Your work account At the bottom of the page tap Automatic Reply Be sure to set both the internal and external (scroll down) message. When you set an end date the message text will be updated with that date automatically,… Read More »

iOS: Profile Hack

There is an extremely nasty hack that will brick your iOS device if you let it in. It installs itself as a Profile on your device.  In one particular instance, we discovered the Profile was named “Emergency Alerts” and had been allowed by the user clicking on a popup link that indicated these would help in the case… Read More »

Embedding Images

When sending images from your iPhone you can choose whether they are sent as attachments or embedded in the message. This is determined by the format of the email itself. If the email format is text the photos will be sent as attachments if the email is HTML the images will be embedded. Nowhere in settings can the… Read More »

Vonage Business Cloud

This app allows you to access your Vonage business account settings, calls, texts and voicemail. It is a great way to add a second number to an iPhone or iPad. Download here

KeePass

Passwords should never be stored in clear text, Excel or in the cloud. These are easy targets for viruses and hackers. There is a open source program called KeePass that will store your passwords in an encrypted file on your Mac or PC. A pin or password is used to access your data. You can also load this… Read More »

Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes – Is a web browser and service that filters content and reports internet activity for $14 a month per family. The interesting twist is that you can leave filtering off and just rely on the reporting. This was helpful in the instance where a high school filter blocked Circle and the school expected unrestricted access to… Read More »

Mile IQ

For tracking travel and expensing mileage there is no easier app than Mile IQ. Continuous background tracking Auto enter repeat trips Location renaming Separate personal and business Submit monthly reports Download from iTunes

Genius Scan

Genius turns your camera into a scanner. It is great for capturing receipts or creating a fax quality document. Single page or batch mode Send as JPG or PDF Output to Email, iMesssage or Camera roll Recognizes the document outline and eliminates background Automatically straightens text. Download from iTunes

Securing your digital life

These tips will help you to safeguard your digital accounts. 1) Never store passwords in these: your email, an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document, the Notes app on your phone, ANY cloud based password storage solution. The reasons are legion, but here are a few: these are far too easy to search, most lack encryption in the event… Read More »

Doceri

Doceri allows you to mirror and control any PC or Mac from a wirelessly connected iPad.  It is also an interactive whiteboard that can be used to create a presentation, insert images, save and edit and record a screencast video that can be saved and shared. It works with any software as the makeups are actually being done… Read More »

Prepare for Service

When your iPhone or iPad goes to Apple for service, it is possible the data on your device can be lost. To ensure it’s recovery and a successful repair please do the following before we pickup your device: 1) Backup your Device It is possible Apple will replace your device so be sure to have a full backup.… Read More »

FileBrowser

To access company files on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and have “FileBrowser”  installed and configured in advance. To connect: Go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on. If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN”at the top of your device. Open the FileBrowser app and click on the book… Read More »

Speedtest

Measures the current download speed of the network you are connected to. Useful for determining the quality of your WiFi and ISP. download from iTunes

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop allows you to connect to your PC securely from you iPhone or iPad. To use remote desktop on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and configured by NMS. To Connect: go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN” at the top… Read More »

TSheets

TSheets is the best time tracking app I have ever used for tracking time. It offers: Powerfull desktop interface Single entry transitions from one job to the next GPS tracking for users in the field Manager approval process for submitted time Email reminders Integration into accounting systems and detailed reporting Paid time off tracking Submit time from the… Read More »

Search Slowness

A few users have mentioned contact searches taking longer that usual or new contacts missing from their mobile. This seems to have started after a resent update. I have 2 solutions. 1)    Use spotlight search. This is a separate index and does not have the same slowness as contacts. Access spotlight search from the app screen on your… Read More »

Apple in Store Support

To get your Apple device fixed by Apple, at one of their stores or certified repair locations: Start by scheduling an appointment. You do this via the Apple Support app. Download from iTunes When prompted to login with your Apple ID, do so to see all your families devices. In the app go to Get Support (bottom) >… Read More »

Limit Data on iOS

Useful for international travelers(also saves battery life) disable the following: Background App Refresh: Settings > General > Background App Refresh Cellular data for automatic downloads: Settings > iTunes & App Store > and tap the Use Cellular Data switch to turn off. Cellular data for Safari‘s reading list: Settings > Safari > Use Cellular Data > OFF Cellular… Read More »