In light of the recent celebrity hacking, folks are rightly concerned about their privacy. So much of lives are routinely uploaded to the cloud, that often security surrounding these accounts can become an afterthought. Based on what Apple has said, the accounts in question were not a breach of iCloud or Find My iPhone. Make no mistake, passwords and account information was compromised, though we don't know exactly how this happened. Apple does provide users with access to an added layer of security which is known as two-factor authentication, in fact their recent statement suggests users concerned with security implement this on their accounts. Here's how to setup two-factor verification for Apple ID and how it all works. Two-step … [Read more...]
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There is a convenience associated with iCloud or any cloud based storage service that stores your data. We've become increasingly reliant on our smartphones. They are home to our important documents, spreadsheets, personal information, contacts and photos. The iPhone has long been a replacement for point and shoot cameras, with quality now approaching the quality found on a DSLR. In most instances, the iPhone is more adept at backing up data, thanks in part to iCloud. Once activated, the process is seamless, provided you have enough storage available. That problem is likely to be solved with the forthcoming pricing changes when iOS 8 releases this month. While your data is password protected, there is a big difference in the levels of … [Read more...]
The Calendar app on your iOS device can be used to share calendars between family members or collaborating with a workgroup for business. These two forms of group calendars can often lead to your receiving event invitations or wanting to send your own. The Calendars app can make for a truly collaborative hub for organizing events, meetings and more. Here's how to send or accept a calendar invite on iPhone or iPad using iOS 7/8. … [Read more...]
The Calendars can prove to be incredibly useful. In addition to helping to organize your busy schedule, the app can also help remind you of birthdays of family, friends and those in your life who are important. All of the information is stored in iCloud, so you'll have access from any of your iOS devices. By setting up birthdays in iCloud, you'll never forget to send good wishes to the ones you love. We'll show you how to enable the birthdays calendar, how to turn on Facebook birthdays and how to make edits in iOS 7. … [Read more...]
When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It's easy enough for folks to understand and subscribe, but the process isn't geared for larger groups. If the information is something you feel comfortable sharing, why not publish it to iCloud? Here's … [Read more...]
As you start adding and subscribing to calendars, you might find there are a number of instances where you might want to share a calendar. Like we covered earlier, most folks have multiple calendars, with each geared towards a specific to groups of similar events. There may be members in your family or business associates who would benefit from having access to the same calendar. For these sort of calendars, it makes sense that one person is the keeper of the calendar, while allowing access to others. You could make it public, but often you don't want personal information available to anyone. Fear not, Apple makes this very easy, thanks to iCloud, which by the way, is a requirement for sharing. Here's how to share a calendar in iOS. … [Read more...]
The default iOS Calendars app lets your personal and work like seamlessly, by allowing you to create multiple calendars specific to a group of events. With the added advantage of showing or hiding events, it lets you focus on a specific group of events. This is a critical feature, otherwise the excessive addition of various calendars could be overwhelming. As you start to add your own calendars, which often include manual entries, there's an easy way to expand the information provided by your calendar. Subscriptions are an easy way to add a plethora of useful information to your calendar. We'll go over some great sources to find content worthy of your subscriptions and how to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]
With the changes to the Calendar app in iOS 7, it introduced new views with navigation that may not seem apparent at first glance. Since many of us rely on the app to get things done, knowing your way around the app is vital. Today we'll provide you with an overview on how to get around with an emphasis on how to switch calendar view on iOS 7 between day, week and month. … [Read more...]
If you recently started adding calendars in iOS in attempts to get more organized, you may find yourself a bit dismayed at the lack of holidays. Since most of us schedule vacations, time-off and other events around holidays, it makes perfect sense to include them on your calendar. Apple sells products worldwide, so they cannot push holidays to your calendar, simply because they don't know which holidays you celebrate. Since the majority of our readership is in the United States, here's how to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad. Some of you may have created a new calendar and started to manually add events. That will get the job done, but it's not a good use of your time and does handle dates well into the future. … [Read more...]
Apple's excellent Calendar app is a great way to organize your busy life. The app offers the basic productivity tools that will meet the needs of most people who are looking to keep track of important appointments, meetings and events. Both the iPhone and iPad benefit from iCloud, which keeps your events in sync. Changes you make become immediately accessible from any iOS device or your Mac or PC. It's this sort of convenience that is one of the many reasons why the Calendar app can be the perfect solution to your calendaring needs. If you are finding your schedule increasingly busy and need help, we've got you covered. Here's how to get started using the Calendar app. … [Read more...]