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How to hide information in notification previews on iPhone

hide information in notification previews on iPhone


Notifications on iPhone can become overwhelming with the myriad of apps that kick out alerts. Follow along for how to make system-wide notifications changes on iPhone as well as customizing them for individual apps.

Whether it’s just been a little while since you’ve checked your iOS notifications settings or you’ve never changed anything from the defaults, it’s easy to tune them to your preferences.


Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8", 64 GB - Silver - The best of the best!, excellent screen, easy to use

How to bring Harry Potter magic to your Facebook account

Quickly, Potterheads, to Facebook!


Wanna feel old? The first Harry Potter book was released 20 years ago today. Don't let that bum you out, though. In celebration of this anniversary, Facebook has turned a few of your favorite words into spells you and your friends can activate on both the app and the website.

Here's how it works!

Casting a Harry Potter spell on Facebook



Harry Potter spell on Facebook

How to root the OnePlus 2 (official guide)

OnePlus 2

you have been playing around with your OnePlus 2 and feel like it is time to take that next step?


Rooting is the ultimate way to unlock your Android phone has the full functionality. The only problem is that it risks and the Internet is a wild place, but OnePlus is progressing - with a very bold move.


You would normally need to browse, forums and websites to find tutorials. And although some of the producers have become more crafts-friendly, OnePlus is everything, and release a video tutorial to root your smartphone. It is also worth noting that this method works for all OnePlus handset so that no customer is left behind here.

Interested? The video lasts a little more than 8 minutes and many parts are accelerated, so that you have a good piece from their agenda to go through the whole process without interruptions. You also need some software by OnePlus, as well. Is this not a refreshing way to do this?




What to download:

Nevertheless, you should be careful when. Roots and tinkering with your phone can damage the device and/or void your warranty. Make sure that all the steps to the T-piece and do your research on everything. You do not want to be surprised when it comes to these kinds of things.

While we are on the subject, why do you not also to the "Comments" section and tell us how you have the manufacturer? Do you think other should follow and give us official tutorials for the rooting of Smartphones and Tablets?

source: androidauthority

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

How to use search like a pro
not found what you are looking for? These tips in a search pro. Photo: Chris ison/PA-

search engines are pretty good to find what you are looking for in these days but sometimes still up briefly. For the opportunities that there are a few little known tricks that come in handy.


Here are some tips for better googling (as it is the most popular search engine), but many of them work on other search engines.

1. Exact phrase


Exact phrase
Exact Search Photo: Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian is


the simplest and most effective way of searching for something specific is the use of quotation marks around a phrase or name to search, it is precisely these words in this exact order.

For example, to search for Joe Bloggs shows results with both Joe and so, but not necessarily placed one after the other. Search for "John Doe" the surface only those who are especially with the name Max Mustermann somewhere on the side.

The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for exclusive widespread, but less relevant results.

2. Exclude terms


Exclude terms
“Joe Bloggs” -jeans Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

If the Exact Phrase will not get what you need, you can specifically to certain words about the minus icon.

A search for "John Doe" Jeans find results for Max Mustermann, but it closes these results for the Joe Bloggs Jeans Brand.

3. Either OR


Either OR
Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

OR search for things that could be one thing or another, but you don’t need both terms to exist on a single page. 
Default text searches find results with all the words of the query. By using the OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms. OR searches can be useful for finding things that you’re not sure which term will be used from a known list.

4. Synonym search

Searching using synonyms helps cover all bases. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Sometimes it’s useful to search for a less specific term. If you’re not sure which term will be used you can use synonym search.
Searching for plumbing ~university will bring up results for plumbing from colleges as well as universities, for example.

5. Search within a site

Use Google to search a particular site. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
The search engines of most websites are poor. You can search using Googleinstead by using the site or domain limiter.
Searching with site:theguardian.com followed by a search term, will find results from only theguardian.com. Combining with explicit search terms makes it even more powerful.

6. The power of the asterisk

Asterisks work as wildcards within search either to replace a word or letters. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Like the blank tile in Scrabble, the asterisk works as a wild card within searches. It can be used in place of a missing word or part of a word, which is useful for completing phrases, but also when you’re trying to search for a less definite article.
A search for architect* will search for architect, but also architectural, architecture, architected, architecting and any other word which starts with architect.

7. Searching between two values

British prime minister 1920.. 1950 Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Searching for something with a qualifier between two ranges is a good way of answering questions. For instance, if you’re looking for the who were the British prime ministers between 1920 and 1950 a search using british prime minister 1920.. 1950 will bring up results with dates ranging between 1920 and 1950.
That’s your search term followed by two full stops and a space.

8. Search for word in the body, title or URL of a page

intitle: search Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl: will search just within the url. The qualifierintext: will search within the body, while intitle: will search only within a page title.
For example, intitle:review will bring up all the articles with “review” in the page title.

9. Search for related sites

Related search. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
The related qualifier is useful for finding similar sites. Searching forrelated:theguardian.com for instance, will bring up the websites of other news organisations that Google deems the most similar to the Guardian.

10. Combine them


Combine the terms and modifiers for powerful searches. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
All these search tools can be combined to narrow down or expand searches. While some of them may be used only rarely, some such as explicit phrase searches are useful in almost all cases.
As Google and other search engines improve their understanding of the way people naturally type or say search queries, these power tools will likely become less and less useful – at least that’s the goal that search engines are working towards – but that’s certainly not the case at the moment.
source: theguardian

Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, companies have been talking about replacing credit cards with smart phones to pay for goods. But consumers have been slow to the game.

That could change today, when Apple introduced the Apple program pays an audience of more than 10 million iPhone owners 6 and 6 Plus.

Pay Apple will also work with the new iPads Company - Mini air 2 and 3, which will be released on Friday - but only for in-app purchases. To pay in stores, you will need new phones.

Left out is the network of more than 500 million iPhones sold since 2007, but Apple does not care - they want to sell new phones and tablets, and expects its new mobile payments system will get consumers excited to update.

The iconic company has more than 220,000 outlets that accept payment in the new iPhones. Major payment networks Visa, MasterCard and American Express and more than 500 banks are on board. Retailers include biggies like McDonald, Macy, Chevron gas stations, Walgreens and Panera Bread.

Apple touts ease of use:

Instead of rummaging through a portfolio of credit card, simply pull the phone or tablet. There are also safety - no second hand as waiters, valets or other parties have access to your credit card information.

How to get started with Apple Pay?


• Update to iOS8.1, the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, through the Software Update tab in the Settings section of your iPhone. Today's update will allow new phones running Apple Pay.

• On iPad or iPhone, Passbook open the application so far little used-which first debuted in 2013 to store tickets, coupons and the like. You can add your credit card or debit card info to the application iTunes using the camera on the Apple device, and scan your card.

• Look for a retailer that works with Apple pays to take a chance on the iPhone 6.

More than 220,000 points of sale applications such as Airbnb, Groupon, and Uber Lyft are also working with Apple on their applications to accept payment over the phone and tablet.

• To pay, hold the fingerprint sensor TouchID the Apple device and point it at the Apple reader Pay. At home with the iPad, just use your fingerprint instead of a password.

What if your phone or tablet is lost? Do all your banking and credit information go with it? Not if you're quick to act.

Apple promotes the use of the Find My iPhone app, where from a computer you can put the device in mode "lost" and stop Apple Pay.

Apple consumers tend to be as big fans of the company often tip and try new offerings in the early days - and inevitably pop-up errors and Apple has to fight to make quick fixes.

So people should he even bother trying to pay when Apple launches?

The veteran Apple analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies thinks it's a safe bet to give it a shot.

"I do not think Apple could release this case the issue of privacy and security was not strong," he says. "However, there may be errors in the terminal point of sales during the initial start, though NFC-based terminals have worked pretty smoothly so far."

And while the network of 10 million new users of Apple iPhone is a sliver of its total $ 500 million, the largest audience iPhone, Bajarin thinks the public will grow significantly before the end of the year.

It is estimated that Apple, which Apple is launching Pay only in the USA to date, has sold 60 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Advantages for the end of the year. Half of all new sales will be in the USA, and "would mean that about 30 million of these phones based on NFC be able to use Apple pay this year," says Bajarin.

How to use an Android device as a sat nav Without WiFi

How to use an Android device as a sat nav Without WiFi


Remember when we used to use maps to get places? Now we have a little electronic voice that tells us where to go, getting lost is not as fun as it used to be and have replaced arguing over who said we should turn left at the traffic lights and replaced it with patience waiting for the box "recalculate" disappears.

If you have not started in the world of satellite navigation, and you own an Android device, do you think you could use your phone or tablet as a GPS knew no extra cost? Even if you know where you are going in life, it is still useful to have a little voice assuring you that you are on the right track. 


Did you also know you do not need WiFi to use your Android device for satellite navigation? The Global Positioning System (GPS) that leaves your Android device knows where you are, anywhere in the world, works through direct communication with a satellite way up there in space. It has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi; It is a completely different animal. It actually requires at least four satellites to provide information about the exact location but as long as you can see the sky, you should be fine. Do not use GPS for Android caving.

What is needed is access to download maps that allow your SatNav calculate where to drive, but you can eliminate the need for this just make sure you have all the necessary maps already downloaded before starting your trip. This does not mean that downloading individual towns or cities, usually, you can download an entire country at a time, and so unless you're participating in the Gumball Rally, a map should be sufficient.

A series of free applications are available in SatNav Play Store me help you out also providing free downloads of maps. As with all these things, some are better than others, but the options that might suit you better than another so try a few out. The ones I've found helpful, with maps of the United Kingdom for free and a good user interface and are Navfree MapFactor but the choice is amazing, just search for "free SatNav" on Play Store.

If nothing else, improve your relationships, as you can now blame your Android device to get lost and not the other.

Transferring contacts, photos, music and apps from Android to iPhone

How to switch from Android to iPhone without losing everything 


Transferring contacts, photos, music and apps from Android to iPhone


We explain how to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. How to transfer applications from Android to iPhone. How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. And, yes, how to transfer music from iPhone to Android. Basically, how to switch from Android to iPhone, right? 


If you're an Android user considering switching to an iPhone, you may be concerned about the transfer process. The good news is that the transfer iPhone contacts to Android phone really could not be simpler. It turns out that Google is good at these things. And the files are very similar. The basic principle consists of a backup or cloud or a desktop machine, and then sync with iPhone. So let's get into it.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: Google use the simplest form 


There are two ways to transfer contacts from Android to iOS. We will outline the bottom two, but if you've been using your Android phone for any length of time, we strongly recommend that you try them in the order you have written.

If you have been using your Android phone and Google account (Gmail, Google Play, etc) for any period of time it is likely that all your contacts will be associated with your Google account. At least you use most often should be.

So make sure you have a copy of your Android phone. Go to Settings on your Android phone and select "Accounts & sync" or similar. Enter your Gmail account and enable syncing. Your phone contacts and Google contacts should now sync.

Then go to your new iPhone. Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendar and add your Gmail account. Make sure the contacts are enabled for the account. You should now find that all your contacts are in your Google iPhone.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: deepen with Google 


Belt and suspenders, and to ensure that this process always works in the future, consider doing the following, either on his iPhone after following the above steps, or on your Android before making the move:

  1. Open the application settings of your iPhone. 
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. 
  3. Select Add Account ... 
  4. Select Other 
  5. Select Add CardDAV Account 
  6. Fill in your account information in the following fields: 
  7. Server: enter "google.com" 
  8. User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address. 
  9. Password: password of your Google account or Google Apps. (If you've enabled 2-step verification, you have to generate and enter an application-specific password.) 
  10. Description: Enter a description of the account (eg, personal contacts). 
  11. Select Next at the top of the screen. 
  12. Make sure the "Contacts" option is turned ON. 
After installation is complete, open the Contacts application on your device, and synchronization begins automatically start your iPhone and Google. Any time you set up any smartphone Google should be the key to all your contacts.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: only exchange SIMS 


This only works if the Android phone has a SIM size similar to its iPhone, either a micro or nano-SIM for later models of iPhone. (Of course, you can cut any SIM to fit, but do so only as a last resort. - If you mess up the SIM card and its contacts are gone forever)

First save all contacts from Android phone to your SIM. Then insert the SIM card into your iPhone, being careful not to lose the iPhone SIM. Finally, go to Settings and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and click "Import SIM Contacts". When the operation is finished, you can replace the iPhone SIM card with the original card.

Android Apps transfer to iPhone


There is no easy way around this. If you have to pay for an app on Google Play, you will most likely have to pay to buy back into iTunes. That's the bad news, the good news is that in almost all cases the application you like to use in Android is available on iTunes, and access data using which will work in the other. This means that any content or service acquired through its Android app will probably be accessible on your iPhone. So once you have started using your iPhone, just sign on the iTunes app store, and start searching for those applications that you like.

Transfer photos and videos from Android to iPhone 


There are a few simple ways to do it. The first involves the installation of an application of data transfer. You can find several applications of data transfer on the Apple App Store, but remember that you need to find them first in your Android Store Play Google. Copy and recommend PhotoSync Info. Then it is easy enough to install your chosen both the Android and iPhone app, and you will be guided through moving files from one to the other.

The other way to move photos from Android to iPhone is the use of a computer with iTunes. Just find the photos and videos on your Android phone, move them to your computer, sync to iTunes, and then sync the iPhone with iTunes again. A similar process works for music, as we will describe below.

To transfer photos from Android to iPhone, simply connect your Android phone to your PC or Mac. Choose the photos and videos you want to move, and drag them to a folder on your computer. For simplicity I would create a new folder on your desktop called ... 'Photos for transfer.

Now connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, open iTunes and click on your iPhone. Click on the photos, select "Sync photos from" checkbox and select the folder where you saved your photos. Click Apply and photos are synced to your iPhone.

Transfer music from iPhone to Android 


The principle here is similar to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. You need to get music files from your Android and on to your PC or Mac, then get the files into iTunes and sync your iPhone. It should be very simple to transfer anyThe critical stage here is a backup of Android to a PC or Mac. Because most Android devices can be mounted and used as external storage, this can be as simple as drag all music files from the folder structure of Android phone mounted, and put them into the music folder on your PC or Mac.

Now install and open iTunes on your computer. Go to Library, and then click Music. Open the folder where you put your music files, and drag them to the iTunes Music view.

Now connect your iPhone, click on the iPhone, and then click Music. You can choose to sync your entire library, or select only the songs or artists that you just added. Then click Sync and the songs will be added to your iPhone.

(Or just do not worry about owning the music and use of Spotify.)

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Now

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Now


Prior to installation


There are a couple of caveats to keep in mind before doing anything:

  • Backup your data first! Not that you had no excuse not anyway, but make sure to back up your data before upgrading if you have something that can not be recovered. Or even if it does not. Just do a backup.
  • You will not be able to use the recovery partition to downgrade. If you have a recovery partition on the system, which will no longer be able to restore your computer to the Windows version you had before.
  • Recovery will support external Rollback. As is expected, since it has a recovery partition, you need a floppy or USB with Windows 8 (or more) on it to go back to how things were, if you do not like or can not use Windows 10.

Microsoft As mentioned several times, this is a pre-release software and is expected to be very buggy and crash-prone probably. It is not recommended that you install this on your computer at work or anything that needs daily use. We will show you how to install it on a spare PC, or if you do not have one-on VirtualBox.

What you'll need


How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview


This time, Microsoft has created the Windows Insider Program to allow users to test the new itching. You will need to agree on a special status and conditions, which most probably is "do not blame us if it breaks things" in addition to the usual jargon. Besides downloading the update, the Insider Program will be how you provide feedback and get help from the community.

Once you're enrolled in the program, this is what you need:

  • A DVD or USB is large enough to contain a 4GB ISO file.
  • One of the ISO files of Windows 10
  • A spare computer to install it (Microsoft does not recommend using their daily driver), or VirtualBox installed on your main machine.

As soon as you are enrolled in the Insider Program, you will be directed to download one of several ISO files. Currently, there are four supported languages ​​(English, UK English, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese and Brazil), while configurations 32 and 64 bits. Grab the version that suits your needs and let the download do its job. Although you may want to grab a snack, as discharges ranging from 3-4GB depending.

Option One: Install the Technical Preview of Windows on your PC


 install Windows 10 Technical Preview Now


Once you have everything you need, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the ISO to a disk or USB drive. You can use a tool like ImgBurn to decompress the content,  even if you are installing on a device that is already running Windows, the operating system must be  able to mount the ISO itself.
  2. Insert the disc or USB drive into the computer you want to install Windows 10.
  3. If you have a previous copy of Windows installed on that machine, start it up and double-click  setup.exe from the installation disc. If you can not boot the PC from the installation disk to start the  installation.
  4. Follow the wizard to install Windows on your machine.

Microsoft wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation process. If you want to do a clean  install, be sure to choose "Hold Nothing" in the wizard.

Option Two: Install Windows Technical Preview in VirtualBox


How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Now2


If you do not have a spare machine to test the prior art, it is recommended to install it on VirtualBox. That way, you can try it, see what's new, and play without overwriting your main system.
  1. Download and install the latest version of VirtualBox, and star t up.
  2. Click the "New" button in the main window to create a new virtual machine.
  3. Give your operating system a name (like "Windows 10 Technical Preview") and choose from the list windows 8.1 (from VirtualBox does not have a choice of Windows 10 yet).
  4. Follow the wizard to configure your VirtualBox virtual machine. You can read more about configuring VirtualBox here, but the default settings should be fine.
  5. When finished, you should see your new machine on the left sidebar. Click on it and click the Settings button at the top of the VirtualBox window.
  6. Head of Storage in the left sidebar, and next to "IDE Controller", click the Add button CD.
  7. Select "Select Disk" and browse to your downloaded Windows 10 ISO.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Press Start to start the new virtual machine and go through the process of installing Windows.

Remember this is a pre-release software, so install at your own risk! If you are not interested in risking your machine, we will be poring over the new operating system to let you know what other interesting things about Windows 10 has in store for the next two days. Good luck!

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage

 Have you ever wondered how much your battery is being used? Or have you ever wondered why sometimes when you use certain applications dramatically drains the battery? New in iOS 8 Configuration application is the ability to track usage of the battery for each application you have installed on your device. This method is very similar to track your cellular data usage. 

In iOS 7, which shows how much the battery has been used and how long the battery was on alert since last full charge, but does not define or describe how it was made. To monitor and track your battery usage on iOS 8, ​​first go to Settings.

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage 1
Then tap on General and after use.

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage 2
iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage 3


                 
With iOS 8 by default, the battery percentage off. I recommend turning it on, and they immediately give you a better idea of what your battery life is so contrary to the image of the battery.

Touching on battery usage, is displayed the first time since last full charge. This information was available in iOS 7 Shows you use, how long has actually been committed to using the device and the screen will display pending the time the device has been idle and has not been used.

iOS 8 How to: Monitor and track your battery usage 4
f moves down further, there are suggestions to increase battery usage. One suggestion would be to reduce the brightness of the disply. Personally, I have my devices set to maximum brightness. I want to be able to fully enjoy the high definition Retina screen on my iPhone 6 and not force my eyes. As for the screen, another suggestion would be to allow automatic brightness automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to your environment. Another suggestion might show is to turn Wi-Fi. Using Wi-Fi to access the data, it uses less battery power a cellular network connection.

Also, you will see a list of applications and see how much the application uses the battery. This information can help you determine if you are constantly using certain applications or could be due to background activity. You can see the battery usage in the last 24 hours, or in the last 7 days.

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There are several reasons application use a lot of battery: 


  1. The application is constantly being used by you. In my example above, is precisely the case of Tweetbot. 
  2. The application is being used in the background. It could be the content download, upload content, use location services or streaming audio. In my example, the mail application is downloading new emails in the background. 
  3. The application is being used in an area with poor cell service. When this happens, it gets more work and drains the battery quickly. If this happens, the phone application appears in the list and a list of low signal appears. 
  4. The application does not work properly. For example, the application may be constantly crashing. Or just the application that is used, but however, is in the top of the list. 
  5. The application is using AirPlay. The application is audio streaming to AirPlay speakers or video to an Apple TV. 

By using this tool, a usage percentage is a percentage of the battery being used. For example, if your iPhone has 80% battery but lists that music has been used for 50%, that means that the music uses 10% of battery power. This tool must be used occasionally. I recommend checking that when you think that there are problems with the battery, which is faster than normal drainage, which then gives you an idea on how to solve any of the applications that are draining the battery.

How to stop the automatic loading programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8

There is no direct correlation between the programs that load at startup and processes slow down your PC six hours later. Many autoloaders (programs that load automatically at startup) do their thing and then it closes properly. And some programs that are manually loaded long after the licensing process start running even after closing them.

However, most Windows PCs too many programs load at boot time. These certainly slow down the boot process. Some remain in operation and can reduce Windows. And some may cause conflicts and instability, although that is rare.

So let's see how we can cut autoloaders.

The fact that you like a program does not necessarily mean that you want it to work all the time? For example, regular readers know how much I like KeePass. But I turned off the autoloader because I just do not see the point. A password manager simply run when a password is required. On the other hand, the antivirus program has to ensure the PC constantly, so it is a legitimate autoloader.

Windows 8 significantly change the way you manage autoloaders. So, I'll give two separate instruction sets.

Windows 7 and earlier

Click Start, type msconfig and press Enter. This brings up the System Configuration page.

Click the startup tab to get a list of their autoloaders. Now you can uncheck those you do not want.

How to stop the automatic loading programs in Windows 7

But first, you have to figure out what each automatic charger. Generally, program name makes it obvious. But sometimes the names are unclear.

If the name is not very useful, you can usually get an idea by examining the manufacturer and columns in the table command. These will tell who published the software, and where the file is on your drive (usually the folder for a program that is installed). If all else fails, use your favorite search engine to find more information about the name.

Remember, you can always experiment. Uncheck something and see if that makes things better or worse. The last column, Date disabled, provides a record of what you just scored.

Windows 8

In the old desktop environment, click the taskbar and select Task Manager. Once you touch him, click the startup tab.

This table does not provide all the information the Msconfig old one, but is easier to read. And if you know where to look, the information is there.

How to stop the automatic loading programs in Windows 8

A particularly useful is the last column: the impact of initiation. Is it in vague terms-says is true-how much the program reduces the boot time. This can help you decide what to remove.

To disable an autoloader, press the right mouse button and select Disable.

And check out the other options in the context menu. Open file location where the program is located on your hard drive a good indication of who put him there shows. And if you really can not understand, select Search online to see what the Internet says about this program.

Unfortunately, this tool lacks information Start Date disabled. If you are going to experiment with various deactivation autoloaders, make a note about what just disabled. That way, if something goes wrong, you can fix it.

How to sell your old smartphone for cash

The iPhone 6 is officially here

 Thousands of Houstonians lined the rain to get a Friday. That means a lot of older phones are sitting around collecting dust, but there are ways to quickly turn that old smartphone cash.

Bill Hendrix has a trading business in cell phone and said he has seen before: a new model phone is launched and hours later, his shop is flooded with customers.

"We will be hit with an avalanche of people," Hendrix said. "People literally walk, tripping over the sidewalk, almost through the glass because they are playing with their new phone."

Hendrix specializes in buying and selling used cell phones and the No. 1 question that arises is "What is the value of my phone?" The answer is: it depends.

"The phones themselves have become a commodity.'s All based on supply and demand, which changes and all price ranges," said Hendrix.

Hendrix said prices change daily, but usually pay between $ 40 and $ 100 for frequently used numbers.

"If it's so good that it will reduce the value. Scratched if it will decrease the value," he said.

Whether it is an LG, iPhone, Samsung or Sony, and carrier status are the two most important determinants. Phones registered with AT & T or T-Mobile have the highest resale value because they can be transferred to other providers.

"The carrier, because that's what people want. Due to the versatility that is available on these phones and happen to have two carriers," Hendrix said. "They are what everyone wants."

Hendrix has this advice for getting the most out of your old phone:
1 Clean and fully charge the battery.
2 Remove the handset from your account.
3 Bring a copy of your bill to prove anything owed.
4 For greater security, do a factory reset, remembering to remove the SD and SIM card on Samsung phones.

And finally, do your research and deal with a reputable buyer. If you are dealing online, beware the fine print.

"I've never met a person, ever, to send in a phone to an online store and get what you really said was," Hendrix said.

Even if you decide it is not only worth selling your old phone, you should never throw away. Out of date phones can recycled.Click here to visit the city's recycling program electronics Houston.

IPhone users, here's how to get free 30GB Of Storage OneDrive Microsoft

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has finally been released, 

but while the sell can greatly increase the bank balance Apple's market share and ecosystems, there are some benefits to be had by those rivals with the Cupertino company. Given Apple's plans to deploy fully iCloud Drive with OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the near future, the battle of the services cloud storage has well and truly begun, and as new iPhone owners expect major release of iCloud Drive, fierce rival Microsoft has smelled an opportunity to point consumers in the direction of OneDrive. As the manufacturer of Xbox described as a "limited time offer" - iPhone users can enjoy 30 GB of free storage, with 15 GB of 15 GB basis allied to - ending before official launch iCloud Drive in October "bonus camera roll."

To keep things fair very well, however, the agreement is not only specific to the iPhone. Sure, great weekend with the launch event of this being Apple, the time of supply of raw storage and delivery of the blog suggests this is largely a ploy to attract those who only have picked up a shiny new iPhone. But as noted in the blog officially OneDrive, the agreement "applies to anyone who already uses roll OneDrive camera in Windows Phone, Android and Windows", which means that this is a party that everyone is invited.

IPhone users, here's how to get free 30GB Of Storage OneDrive Microsoft

If you are an iPhone user and would like to take the mammoth 30GB of free storage - more generous than anything you're ever likely to be offered by Apple at no charge - then start is quite simple. By signing up for OneDrive, activate the automatic charging of the camera up by the end of the month, and you'll be receiving that bonus roll camera 15GB. It is not a little bad for after a process of very basic registration, premium and even if you are still unsure about using OneDrive in the long run, it pays to ensure your extra space in case you decide to switch loyalties the future.

IPhone users, how to get free 30GB Of Storage OneDrive Microsoft

As mentioned, the 30 GB can be activated on any platform, so grab your camera roll bonus and enjoy one of considerable size, and more importantly the amount of free storage through Microsoft OneDrive.

How to ditch Android and join the side of Apple



How to ditch Android and join the side of Apple


Now that Apple has a bigger, better iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we suspect lots of big screen Android Fans can defect to iOS. (Apparently Apple thinks so too). But while the mobile exchange is a type of headache, change the phone and change the operating systems level can induce pain of migraine if you is not prepared properly.  

But you will be prepared. Since you can not miss your calendar events to your favorite applications, here is how to make the most important in the transition from Android to iOS in top condition mobile needs.
Mail, Calendar and Contacts

If you keep your life in sync with the cloud-based Google ecosystem transfer Android to iOS is relatively easy. You will need to create an Apple ID when you first start your journey iOS (if not already have an iTunes account), but you can add your Google account once the initial configuration of your phone is finished.

To do this, go to Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then tap Add account. There, you can add your Google account (or any other email account you would like to sync to your device). Once added, you can choose to sync mail, contacts, calendars and notes.

If you have maintained contacts stored locally on your Android phone, you first need to export your contacts to the SD card of the device, connect it to your computer and download the resulting vcf file, then log into your Google account. Click where it says "Gmail" on the top left to go to Contacts, click the More tab and select Import. Now, when you add your Google account to iPhone, contacts will come along, too.
Keyboards

From iOS 8 is now compatible with third-party keyboards, most likely you can still use an almost identical version of its keyboard are extremely high. You are lucky!

Adding a third party to the keyboard of your system is quite simple. Download the keyboard app from the App Store and then go to Settings> General> Keyboards> Add New Keyboard. Navigate to the section for third-party keyboards, and see all the applications you have downloaded keyboard. Select the one you want, give you permission to be used throughout the system, and you're ready to go.

Popular keyboards like SwiftKey, Swype, Fleksy and TouchPal now all must be available for iOS in August.
applications

While you will not have the same type of home screen widgets and an Android phone, 8 Does iOS widgets in your opinion today in the notification center. It is accessed with a swipe down from the top of the screen, as the name suggests, this is where you will also find a list of the latest notifications and executables you received.

As for the widgets, the latest version of the Yahoo Weather application includes serving as a miniature version of the full blown application with a Flickr photo-specific location annotated with current and future conditions of temperature. Calendar Calendars Readdle applications and also offer 5 notification center widgets for better glanceable version of the daily programming schedule Apple offers.

Dropbox, Evernote, and OpenTable are some of the other titles that offer these widgets. 9to5Mac has a complete alphabetical list of applications that currently allow Notification Center widgets, but most surely be on the way.
Your App Collection

Unfortunately, there is no way one or two steps to get all your favorite Android on your iOS device. You will need to go through and manually reset your home screen with applications you use on the regular.

But this discomfort is actually a disguised opportunity. Now is the time to take inventory of his collection of applications. Make a list of your actual favorites, they use every day, and those who can not imagine life without him. Ditch the rest. Congratulations, your collection of apps just got a thorough cleaning of autumn.

With the exception of a handful of titles (mostly games), almost all of your favorite Android should also be on iOS. If you already shelled out big bucks for an Android version of an application, it might be worth leaving your customer service a line-you might be able to offer a discount code for their continued patronage, rather than risk choosing a application to compete cheaper. If the application is only $ 1, however, do not be stingy, show some love dev.
Photos, music, PDFs and Other Media

One of the things I like to get me a new phone is the opportunity to begin again. But some people like to keep your favorite photos, videos and music on your device, always. No problem. If that's you, you'll want to download first to your computer (connect the Android device and then sync with Outlook or Exchange) and transfer them to your iPhone via iTunes. To do this, connect your iPhone via USB or via WiFi and launch iTunes, click "Sync with phone", then select the media you want on your new phone (you can choose between books movies and TV shows, notes, photos, audio content, and more).

If you are transferring PDF and ePub documents, you can still access them using iBooks iOS to read (or other PDF reader). If you have Office documents, Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote will allow you to read and edit them on your iPhone, or you can use Microsoft Office for iOS.

Your MP3 files if you are not already an avid user of Spotify or Rdio, live music Apple applications on iOS once they have been added to iTunes. And once your audio collection is sorted, if you want to buy more music on the move, you can buy content in iTunes (same goes for movies or television programs).

For anything stored in the cloud instance for Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox or you're going. Just download the iOS version of these applications, and you will be able to access their files once they are synchronized.

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

 iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.

The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:

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Some iOS 8 features such as SMS  Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.

The next step is possibly the most important in the process - backup. Apple in general has had a great career without major data loss cases reported after the updates, but better safe than sorry. We have previously covered the whole process of making a backup of your iPhone and the steps are very similar to other Apple devices. Here is how to create a backup of your Apple device.

While you can have a backup of your device in iCloud, we recommend using iTunes and the whole process is more reliable, especially if you have irregular connectivity.Plug the device to a PC or Apple Mac. Opens iTunes and click on the iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch) in the top right, next to iTunes.Under manually backup and restore, click Backup Now to start the backup from your Apple device . This process takes some time, especially if it is the first time that the backup data is performed. Make sure you have plenty of time before you do this. It took a little over 40 minutes to take a backup the first time, although your mileage may vary depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone and the amount of data you have critical data stored.Once default applications were backed up to iTunes, it will ask if you want to transfer purchases. This basically takes a backup of all installed applications on the phone, along with the downloaded data in those applications. To do this you must sign in with your Apple ID.

If you do not have access to a computer, then you can use iCloud backup. Remember that only 5 GB is free and not have to pay Rs. 60 per month for 20 GB of storage in iCloud. But since the actual applications themselves are not backed up with iCloud - only application's data, along with pictures, videos and other information - free storage is usually enough for most.

To start the backup, on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud> Storage & Backup.Turn in marking iCloud backup switch. You'll get a warning telling you that your iPhone will not be backed up your computer automatically. Touch okay.Once iCloud Backup, tap Backup Now. This will start the backup of your data to iCloud.

Wait for the backup to finish before proceeding. You should see the backup time Last (which should appear just below backup now) are a recent development, once complete the backup.

Now that your data is safe, we will see how to download and install the iOS 8 update You can update the device, either directly via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a PC or Mac and download the update through iTunes. Downloading directly is easier, so let's try that first.

On your iOS device, make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi (you can download updates over cellular data) and connect it to a power source.Go to Settings> General> Software UpdateOn this screen, you will see a message indicating your software is updated. When iOS 8 is released, the message will tell you that a new version is available. Tap Download and install.now the device will start downloading the update. Once the download is complete, you will see a popup asking if you want to install the update. Click on Install. That's it. When the update is installed, your iPhone will reboot.

If you want to install the update via iTunes, follow these steps.

Download and install iTunes iTunes.In case already, upgrade to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu bar in iTunes and click Help> Check for updates on a PC or iTunes> Check for Updates from the menu bar in a Mac.Once you have the latest version, connect your iOS device to your computer. In iTunes, select your device from the bar in the top-right.Now click the Summary tab and click Check to download and install iOS Update.To 8, click on Download and update.

Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to configure your iOS device 8. You may be promoted to configure the device as new, restore from an iCloud backup or restore from an iTunes backup after reboot - select option 2 or 3 based on the method of backup that you selected above. You may also be asked to re-enter your password or Wi-Fi Apple ID / iCloud or location services, while users of iPhone 5s will be asked to enter your fingerprint again - everything it is normal.

The iOS device will reboot when the update is downloaded. After that, follow these steps.

If the update is successful, a screen with "Update Completed" written in big letters will appear. Hit Continue.Now choose whether to enable location services. We suggest you tap Turn location services to ensure that the anti-theft service Find My iPhone is enabled. You can easily enable this afternoon by going to Settings> Privacy> location.If uses iCloud, your iOS device will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and click the Next button on the screen of Terms and Conditions top.Apple now display. You can read the whole thing if you want or may need to be mailed Email touching. To continue touch Agree (bottom-right) and select the new agreement pop-up.Now Apple will ask if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.

 iCloud Drive lets you store files in the cloud and access them on all your devices. If you want this, tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive. If not, choose now.If uses iCloud keychain, and you want all your passwords on the device, then this step is important. You can choose the security code Use Apple iCloud actually sending an SMS with the code or click Approve from one device to another device (using your Apple ID) to reset passwords. Ignore this, click Restore Passwords.Finally No, Apple will show the welcome screen to iPhone / iPad / iPod. Touch Start to start using your iOS 8 device .

That's it. Now you are ready to enjoy iOS August.

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