Browsing Archive May, 2014

Move Your Contracts from iPhone to Android: How to Guide

You can love Apple or other brand a lot but once in a while most of us like to get some changes. Even changing the cell phone brand can be a good idea for a lot of customers. The only problem that comes is how to move contracts from iPhone to Android, for example, without losing all the details you have been storing for a long while.

This procedure should be done once. It might look a bit boring but it protects your personal data and allows to easily transfer your contacts to the new cell phone. This instruction will guide you through the process of moving contacts from one device to the other one.


At first, it is necessary to sync your contact list. This can be done in a couple of minutes.

iPhone Contacts to Android

Step 1. You need an account at Gmail and iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Apple handset to Mac or PC and launch iTunes program.

Step 3. Look at the top menu bar on iTunes. Find Info menu there and navigate to it.

Step 4. There will be a drop-down menu. You will see it next to Sync Contacts With option. You need to choose Google Contacts from here and enter your Gmail account where you are asked to do so.

Step 5. The previous step will help to copy your iPhone contacts to your Google account.

iPhone Contacts to Android

Android Contacts to iPhone

If you wish to move contacts from Android smartphone to your iPhone, do as follows.

Step 1. Launch Settings on your Android cell phone.

Step 2. Select Accounts & Sync option.

Step 3. Click on your Google account and then press on Sync Contacts.

You have synced contacts this way.


Importing Contacts from Gmail

Now as you have all your contact list being stored on your Gmail account you can modify them. Use Merge Contacts option in Gmail to delete duplicates if you have some. The service can merge duplicates on its own if you choose “find and merge duplicates” feature.

It is time to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone. You will be asked whether you wish to sync the new handset with your Google account. Do so by entering the Gmail information and your gadget will do everything else automatically.

If the device doesn’t ask you this question, you can sync it manually through Settings – Accounts & Sync – Add Account where you provide Gmail information and wait till the syncing is over.


iPhone Location Tracking: How to Turn It Off on iOS 7

You can read online that your iPhone is tracking every move you make every a couple of months. This makes Apple customers panic as no one likes to be tracked. How can you disable iPhone tracking? This option is a part of locations option which is nice as it often can help you out. At the same time, some information you share through Frequent Locations might make you worry about your personal data.

If you are too concerned with your privacy you need to turn off iPhone tracking every move feature. Believe us, this is so simple that you can quickly solve this problem and stop worrying about it.

disable frequent locations iphone

How to Turn Off Location Services on iPhone

You can simply disable your Frequent Locations service. This task is not complicated or difficult. You can manage it within a couple of seconds.

Step 1. Launch your Settings tool. This is probably the main program for configuring your iPhone the way you want it to be.

Step 2. Open Privacy menu.

Step 3. Click on Location Services. This is where we’ll be working for a couple of moments.

Step 4. Scroll down the menu till you find System Services. Click on it.

Step 5. You should now see Frequent Locations option which you need to tap.

Step 6. Turn off two options: Frequent Locations and Improve Maps.

You have successfully completed this iPhone location tracking turn off instruction. Your iPhone is not tracking your moves now you should not worry about your location information being recorded by the smartphone. Besides, your battery life should get some extension once you disable Frequent Locations on iOS 7 platform.


iOS 7.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak News from Evad3rs

A lot of people keep searching Google for how to jailbreak 7.1.1 iPhone and iPad using Evasi0n tool or other untethered program. Some sites actually promise iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak with unknown tools and these are scam sites you need to spot and never use.

People who have updated to iOS 7.1.1 which is the most recent firmware update offered by Apple in April 2014, users are stuck and they cannot download Cydia tweaks without being jailbroken. Apple patched the exploits used by the Evad3rs and made it impossible to use this program for untethering your iDevice.

Is It Possible to Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 iPhone and iPad Now?

Some Apple fans keep becoming victims of scams that promise paid jailbreak solution and fail to deliver it because it is impossible these days. Yes, you are not able to download and use jailbreak 7.1.1 Evasi0n program because it doesn’t exist!

To jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 you have to wait till hackers show a real working tool which might not happen till late fall or early winter. Websites that claim to offer 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak will take your money and disappear leaving your iPhone 5S / 5c / 5 / 4S, iPad Air and mini non-jailbroken.

Hackers say all jailbreaking solutions for 7.1.1 are fake so do not believe sites that promise you a fast result at some price. Official jailbreaks are free to use and hackers report their release on their official web-sites and on Twitter.

Different scam programs are either dangerous to use because of the number of viruses they contain or simply don’t work at all. It’s up to you what to do but we advise you to wait till there is a good reliable method introduced by well-known hackers. Jailbreaking community is also waiting for the jailbreak so you will know once the tool is launched to public.

Hackers are waiting for WWDC event where Apple should show iOS 8 to them. They will most likely spend this summer finding a key for iOS 8 jailbreak that will be released in late 2014 with 7.1.1 jailbreak following it [if the similar situation that happened with iOS 7 and 6.0.4 jailbreak repeats].No more news from Evad3rs is available for today.


iOS 7.1 Problems with Unencrypted Email Attachments on iPhones

A new flaw in iOS 7 security system is found by some Apple fans. There were a lot of different iOS 7.1 bugs and iOS 7 problems faced by ordinary users and developers. Apple tried to fix them in iOS 7.1.1 but the issues are not gone completely.

A researcher who shares his report with public [Andreas Kurtz] assures that while the Cupertino-based giant has to protect email attachments with data encryption, operating systems starting from 7.0.4 and above lack this important feature.


The expert discovered iOS 7 bugs whey he accessed his iPhone 4 file system. This smartphone had iOS 7.1 and then iOS 7.1.1 and both versions of mobile firmware showed unencrypted attachments to emails. The same security flaw was reproduced by Kurtz on his iPhone 5S smartphone that had 7.0.4 installed on it.

According to Kurtz, “all attachments” in his email folder could be accessed “without any encryption / restriction.” Apple got the report about the flaw, but it is not clear when the company will patch this hole in its system.

The spokesperson for the famous iPhone maker assures Apple is “aware of the issue.” The company is said to be searching the fix to this bug which will be delivered to used “in a future software update.”

There is no need to panic because it is not that easy to exploit this hole for attackers. Firstly, your iPhone has to be stolen to be reached. Secondly, it has to be jailbroken to bypass your password. Thirdly, if you have iOS 7.1 or 7.1.1 you are at no risk because these two versions of mobile software cannot be jailbrokenat the moment.


FreedomPop to Offer New Service Plans for iPhone 5

The upstart carrier FreedomPop expands its service and will now support the three Apple handset models, including iPhone 4, 4S and 5. This mobile operator at first offered only hotspots. It also provided service to iPod touch gadgets, and now it wants to provide proper phone service to its customers.

Users can bring their handset to FreedomPop and get the monthly data plan with 500MB of data, 200 minutes and 500 text messages. Customers who wish to get more texts or data should pay for extra package or ask your friends to sign up for the same service as the reference program can give you more minutes and data each month.

iPhone 5 New Data Plans from FreedomPop Carrier

The company now supports iPhones compatible with Sprint network in the U.S. These devices can be set up to work with the new American carrier. FreedomPop iPhone 5 sleeve also works with the fruit handsets that are not compatible with Sprint carrier. In such a situation, you can get one deal from the company which sells refurbished iPhones 5 at the price of $349.

It is not clear how many customers FreedomPop can pick up in the United States with the four main networks like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. All these companies are fighting for consumers, start different deals, offers and data plans. Will FreedomPop find its place in the market? Time will show us what can change and how.


Apple Starts Selling MacBook Air at Cheaper Price

Apple released the new MacBook Air update for 2014. This device is offered $100 lower than previous models. Customers can enjoy MacBook Air price drop and new features. For example, the Cupertino-based giant added quick Haswell processors from Intel. Each model is offered at an affordable price.

You can get either 11-inch or 13-inch model that has the 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 chip. Computers have 4GB of RAM and they cost $899 or $999 depending on the screen size. You can purchase 128GB of flash storage for this price.

Macbook Air cheap price is also offered for the 256GB of storage models that cost $1099 for 11-inch display and $1199 for 13-inch device.

All models are sold in Apple retail stores. You can also purchase MacBook Air with faster processor speed online from the Cupertino-based company. It also costs $100 less than the previous gadgets.

This might be a good time to buy the gadgets because models from 2013 are offered at $719 and up and refurbished devices from 2012 cost as low as $599.

Even employees from Apple say that Macs are popular these days. The popularity and lower pricing can bring the fruit company more customers and fans. The company is also working on the 8GB of Ram models with i7 processor. You can order these options yourself.


More iPhone 6 Predictions on Thickness and Screen Size

The next-generation iPhone 6 specs mention a smartphone as thing as the modern iPod touch. Apple doesn’t seem to offer update to its iPod line this year, but it will surely release the upgrade for its smartphones and mobile firmware.

There are rumors that iPhone 6 screen size is believed to be available in two versions. There was a case for this new model reportedly leaked that allows comparing the new handset to different gadgets. For example, Unbox Therapy compares the new iPhone to the iPod touch. The video suggests that Apple is planning to present a very thin smartphone.

iphone 6 specs

The 5-gen iPod touch has the 4.7-inch screen and the leaked case fits it perfectly if looking to its depth. This iPod is 6.1mm thick and iPhone 6 specs suggest similar thickness while iPhone 5S is thicker coming with the 7.6mm thick body. As one analyst has noted [his name is Ming-Chi Kuo and he says a lot about the future Apple devices], the 2014 cell phone by Apple might be 6.5mm or up to 7mm thick.

iPhone 6 release date is expected to be somewhere in the beginning or mid September. This handset might get rectangular buttons instead of circular ones. Every time the big companies are believed to update their lineup o gadgets, experts and designers make their predictions on what might be released. Their thoughts are based on rumors, leaked images and concepts.

Some of the features of the new-gen fruit smartphone, previously mentioned, include the A8 chip, better camera, slimmer bezels, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays etc. Some people think this gadget will cost $100 more than previous models and others believe the price won’t change.

Will Apple release the sapphire screen or not? Will it bring new applications and innovative tools to its next phone? These are questions that will be answered only with the official handset release in late 2014.


How to Print Word / Excel Documents from iPad

Apple fans can now print Word documents from the iPad thanks to the new capabilities added by Microsoft. The Office package include Excel, Word and PowerPoint. This major upgrade makes the applications presented in March much better for customers.

A lot of users were unhappy with the official iPad Microsoft Office release because they could not print documents directly from the tablet device. Luckily this feature is added now so you can hurry and install office on your iDevice.

According to reports, it should be now possible to print Excel, Word and PowerPoint from iPad using the printer that is AirPrint compatible. The option allows you printing over-the-air. Using Word app for iPad, for example, you can easily select to print your documents with / without markup. Microsoft Office for iPad AirPrint option makes it possible to print slide, pages and worksheets in Excel.

Miscrosoft Office for iPad Gets Printing Option through AirPrint

The app package also got bug fixes and extra options for Excel [AutoFit for height – width adjustment] and PowerPoint [SmartGuides for aligning shapes, boxes and images].

You can download Microsoft Office for iPad with printing capabilities using direct links from here:

All the updates are free to get from the App Store. This will allow you viewing and reading them. Users who wish to edit and work in this package have to buy Office 365 subscription.