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iPad Wallpapers: 4th of July Style

It’s been way too long since I shared any iPad wallpapers here, and the 4th of July seems as good a day as any to correct that. I love this one shown above just because it’s simple and doesn’t even need any accompanying words – and looks great on the iPad lock screen.<p>Here’s one more I like to mark …

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Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button

You know how establishments have hidden emergency buttons to call the police? There's a new device called the ECHO Urgent Messenger that's something like that, except it's a tiny one-button emergency phone that you can attach to a keychain, so you can call for help whenever needed. According to the …

Everything We Imagined Colombia To Be

Last updated on December 19th, 2015 at 01:35 pm<p>We have really enjoyed our time here in Cali so far. The best day was one we enjoyed the care of our …

iStick: World’s First USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPad and iPhone

<b>iStick</b> is an upcoming iPad and iPhone accessory that looks like it may be a big hit. It’s the first USB Flash drive with a lightning connector that works to share documents and data between iPads and iPhones and Mac and Windows PCs.<p>It’s a Kickstarter project that has more than doubled its funding …

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1Password for iPad Gets Its Biggest Update Ever, Adds Users’ Most Requested Feature & More

<b>1Password</b> for iPad and iOS has been updated this week (to Version 4.5) – and it’s the biggest update ever for the already excellent password manager app.<p>The update starts strong by making a change that the developers say is by very, very popular demand – making search always accessible at the top …

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Eyefi's new service sends your camera's photos to the cloud as soon as you shoot

There are plenty of cameras that send their photos to your phone, but you frequently have to transfer those pictures yourself -- and it's another hassle to get the pics to other devices. Eyefi thinks it can solve these headaches by launching its own online service, Eyefi Cloud. If you're using one …

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a …

iPad Tips: iOS 7 Gesture Guide

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can look a bit weird to the uninitiated outsider when they see you magically waving your fingers in different ways all over your shiny iPad (things look even weirder if you start talking to it via Siri too). However, from a user’s point of view, gestures on the iPad …

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What To Do When you Forget the Answers to Your Apple ID Security Questions

What do you do if you’ve forgotten the answers to your Apple ID security questions? You know – the ones you set a long while ago and forgot all about and then get prompted to answer every once in a while when trying to install a new app.<p>Or better yet, what do you do when you’ve forgotten the …

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Best iPad App of the Week: Boxer for Gmail, Outlook, Exchange and More

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link …

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iPad Basics: How to Change the Email Address for Messages

Here’s another iPad Basics tip – again this is one that I see get asked an awful lot on support forums: How to change the email address / addresses for the Messages app.<p>And it’s easy to do of course. Here’s how:<p>— Open the iPad’s Settings app<p>— Scroll down the left sidebar a little way and tap on the …

Following the Beaujolais Wine Route

What could be more French than sampling the fruits of the vine? And where better to do it than the enticing vineyards of Beaujolais? The picture-book Beaujolais Wine Route is a dream-come-true for oenophiles. Swinging from Villefranche-sur-Saône to St-Amour, this route is like a ‘greatest hits’ of …

Three epic icy journeys

The spirit of expedition continues to thrive as travellers seek out epic journeys to broaden their minds and stimulate their senses. Winter months or chilly climates might seem like challenges, but breathtaking snow-capped mountains and windswept views of glacial lakes create a magical travel …

How-to: Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

<b>This is the second article in our new Saturday how-to series (see last week’s post about safely deleting an iCloud account)</b><p>It is highly recommended that you tie an active, valid email address to your Apple ID. The Apple ID is your login for Apple services such as iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and …

The 3 Fastest Ways to Get Photos from an iPad to a Mac or Windows PC

If you’ve got photos and images on your iPad that you want to transfer to a Mac or Windows PC there are a number of ways you can go about it. Today I’d like to offer a quick rundown of a few methods that I find to be the easiest and the fastest by far:<p>Here they are:<p>Photo Transfer App<p>Photo Transfer …

How to Sync Google Calendar with the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Calendar syncs with iOS devices. For years I have just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I …

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Best Beach Towns in France To Spoil Yourself

Visitors to France will be spoiled for choice of excellent beaches and beautiful beach towns, here is a short list of some of the best.<p><b>St. Tropez</b> …

5 Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

Best Free iPad App of the Week

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s great stuff. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent free iPad app each week.<p>This week’s pick is <b>Reuters</b>, a superb new iPad app from one of the world’s leading news agencies.<p>The App …

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The Fastest Way to Remove All the Photos from the iPad Camera Roll

Deleting a single photo from the iPad Camera Roll is easy. Deleting a handful of photos – say 20 or so – is also pretty simple to get done. But if you have got hundreds or even thousands of images in your Camera Roll, there’s not an easy or quick way to remove them all right on the iPad …

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Price Drops: Photo Transfer App Just $1.99 Today

The excellent <b>Photo Transfer App</b> for iPad and iPhone is on sale today at 1/3 off. It’s availabel for $1.99 today – down from its standard $2.99.Here’s a few of the app’s key features:<p>★ Easily download multiple photos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer (Windows and Mac)<p>★ Upload …

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