Saturday, March 22, 2014
If Found+ replaces your iPhone background wallpaper with a message if you have lost your iPhone. Even if your iPhone is locked with a passcode, a good Samaritan can reach you if he/she finds your phone.
Phone Trace 4 tracks your lost or stolen iPhone’s real-time location reports and provides you with the new number of the person who is holding on to your iPhone. It also can send emails, SMS and some commands remotely
Motion Alarm plays a customized alarm to alert you or the unauthorized iPhone holder when a preset level of movement is reached. It also provides GPS tracking so you’ll be able to receive a position report in your email Inbox.
Navizon marks the positions of your lost/stolen iPhone with a real-time and accurate live locating system. [Free]
Besides Find My iPhone, the Find My Friends app can be used as an iPhone device tracker as well. By using your family members’ or friends’ iPhone (which has been accepted and added previously), you’ll be able to see your iPhone’s location on a list or on a map. [Free]
Apple released iCloud for , PC and iOS5 devices this week and after only a few days, millions of users have already started using the service. However two features of the new iCloud service could cause big problems for anyone cheating or otherwise doing things they might not ought to be doing.
With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there. Everywhere you want them.
Every picture snapped on your iPhone or iPad are automatically streamed to every other iPhone, iPad, or Mac configured with the same iCloud account. A photo taken on your iPhone at the bar at 2am will near-instantly appear on your computer at home or on the iPhone of your spouse trying to text-message you asking what you're doing
You read that right: Once you take a picture, it will automatically be added into your Photo Stream and once that happens you cannot delete it. Every pictures is stored on the Photo Stream for 30 days, or until you take over 1000 pictures, whichever comes first.
**Update for iOS 6: You can now delete pictures from your photostream, but only on the device you are deleting it from (it stays on the other device's Photostream)
Update 2013 - iOS 7 - Now when you delete a picture from Photostream, it is deleted from all devices. If you use iPhoto had configure it to download your images, the downloaded images will not be deleted.
Another new feature of iOS5 is a free app called "Find Friends". Similar to the Find My of iCloud, Find Friends allows you to invite people to follow you wherever you go. Once you give authorization to allow someone to follow you, they will know where you are 24/7, without any notice. Scorned lovers across the globe may already be secretly inviting and authorizing themselves (without the knowledge of the phone-owner, if they have access to the phone) to track their cheating husband or wife and every step they take.
How to Use Find My iPhone to Locate Lost or Stolen iPhone
Everyone hopes to never need this article since, if you do, it means there's a good chance that your iPhone (or iPod touch or iPad) has been stolen. If it has been, though, and if you set it up to use Find My iPhone before it was stolen, you may be able to get it back--or at least prevent the thief from getting at your personal data. These instructions will help you use Find My iPhone to locate a lost or stolen iPhone.
Time Required: A minute or less
- As noted above, you need to have set up Find My iPhone on your device prior to it getting lost or stolen. If you did, go to https://www.icloud.com/ in your web browser (there's also a Find My iPhone app [opens iTunes link] that you can install on another iOS device to track it. You don't need the app; it's simply another option. These instructions are for using the web-based tool).Log in using the account you used when setting up Find My iPhone. This is likely your Apple ID/iTunes account.
- When you log in, Find My iPhone will immediately begin trying to locate your device. You'll see onscreen messages as it works. If the device is turned off, the map will display its last known location, not necessarily its current location. When it's turned back on, the map will update.If it finds your device, it will zoom in on the map and show the location of the device using a green dot. When this happens, you can zoom in or out of the map, and view it in map, satellite, and hybrid modes, like in Google Maps.
- When your device is found, a window will pop up over the green dot (if it disappears because you clicked elsewhere on the page, just click the green dot again to get it back). Click the window and you'll see the various options you have.The first option is to have it play a sound. Sending a sound to the device is best when you think you've misplaced your device in the house or office and want help finding it. It can also be helpful if you think you know where a device may be, but someone is denying it. To do this, click Play Sound.
- You can also click the Lost Mode button. This will allow you to remotely lock the device's screen and set a passcode (even if you hadn't previously used a passcode) that will prevent the thief from using your device or accessing your personal data.To do this, click the Lost Mode button and enter the 4-digit lock code you want to use twice. You can then also enter a phone number where the person who has the device can reach you (this is optional; you may not want to share this information if it's been stolen). You can also, optionally, write a message that will be displayed on the device's screen. When you're ready, click Done and your device will now be inaccessible to the thief unless they guess your code.
- For even greater security, you can also remotely delete all data from the device. To do this, click the Erase button. There, you'll see a warning (basically, don't do this unless you're absolutely sure you want to). Click the box that says you understand what you're doing and click the Erase button. This will delete all your data, preventing the thief from accessing it.
- If you get the device back, you can restore your data from backup.
- If you think your device is on the move, click the target icon at the top left corner of the screen to refresh and get a new fix on your device's location.
- If you have more than one device configured to use Find My iPhone with this account, you'll see a menu called Devices in the top left corner. Click that to see a list of all devices available to be found.
- Related: Why Is Find My iPhone Not Working?
What You Need
- An iOS device
- An iCloud account
- To have enabled Find My iPhone before the device was lost
- A web-connected computer or device
How To Use Your iPhone To GPS Track Someone's Location
WARNING: "Using this method to turn an iPhone into a real-time GPS location tracking device should only be done to an iPhone that you own. Tracking someone's iPhone that you do not own, without the owner's permission or placing any tracking device on someone without their permission or knowledge is not only immoral, but it may also be illegal in some countries."
Did you know that your iPhone (iPad or Touch) can be used as a real-time GPS location-tracking device, giving the (near) exact location of the phone (or the car, or purse that it is in) in near-real time? You can watch on your PC or Mac as the location is pinpointed on a map, and updated every several seconds, accurately to within just a few feet! The person holding the phone doesn't even have to do anything, and won't even know they are being tracked. Perfect for parents that want to keep an eye on their children's location - now buying (or loaning) an to your kids might make more sense.
- Any iPhone (1st generation, iPhone 3g, iPhone 3GS, , iPhone 4S) running iOS 5 or newer - Jailbreaking is not required. First generation iPhones will provide slightly-less accurate location information due to the lack of a GPS chip, and must be in range of cell towers. Works on all iPads, but for non 3G iPads, it will only work if/when the iPad is in range of a wireless network and the location data may be less accurate. Also works on iPod Touch but only if wireless is enabled and the device is in-range of a wireless network
How to turn your iPhone into a GPS location-tracker:
The key to using your iPhone as a real-time GPS location tracker is the Find My which is part of iCloud. Most people have probably heard about the Find My iPhone service - Apple markets the service as a way to find your iPhone if it becomes lost or stolen - but what many do not realize about the Find My iPhone service is:
- You can use Find My iPhone to get real-time maps of where is at any time. You do not have to 'report' the phone as stolen.
- You can get the location of your iPhone as often as you wish, with no limits
- There is no limit to the number of iPhones you can track - they don't even have to be owned by you! Just remember: do not track a phone/person without that person's permission. Should the catch on that you are tracking their every movement, the information they need to convict you will be stored in the iPhone.
How to setup location tracking on an iPhone:
- On the iPhone you want to track, go into SETTINGS, then iCloud
- Enter your iCloud account information
- Scroll down through the iCloud options (contacts, calendars, etc) and make sure that Find My iPhone is ON
Your iPhone is now setup as a location tracker!
How to find and track the location of your iPhone:
From any computer connected to the internet: From any browser go to www.iCloud.com and sign in with your email address/ account and password. Once signed-in select Find My iPhone. When prompted, re-enter your password. After a moment a list of all devices you have configured for tracking will show on the left of the screen. Click the device to track - after a moment a map will appear with the location of your device pin-pointed in the center (this usually takes a few seconds). If the iPhone is in motion it will not be updated live on the screen - click the refresh button near the upper-right (near the time) to update the location.
From another iPhone or an iPad: Download and install the free Find My iPhone app. Start the app and enter your Mobile Me membername (email) and password. Select the device to track from the list and a map will appear with the location. To update the map/location, click the refresh-button in the lower left.
When tracking on either a computer or another iPhone or iPad: on the map, select "hybrid" view for the best map view.
That's all there is too it! There are other, cheaper ways to track an iPhone but they require jailbreaking and the person with the iPhone must first run a specific application on the phone, and are just not as simple or 'fool proof' as this method. This method requires only a minute to setup and does not require you to do anything on the iPhone once configured.
Detail in video :http://youtu.be/EHPAKqSf_g8
Friday, March 21, 2014
you need to recover deleted files on your Mac computer then you have come to the right place. After watching this video you will be able to recover deleted files on your Mac in minutes.
The tutorial is newbie friendly, learn how to recover data even if you aren't a computer technician. But don't wait until it's too late and you lose your data forever.
Every day people suffer data loss on Mac products due to hardware failures, accidentally formatting the wrong volume of a drive, software corruption, viruses, and simply deleting files by mistake. In any of these situations, Mac users don’t have to throw up their hands and resign themselves to the loss of important data and files. Stellar Mac Recovery is a utility that allows users recover mac files that may have been lost by any of the means listed above.
We had the opportunity to test drive Stellar Phoenix’s software suite, Mac Data Recovery. We’ve tested various Mac recovery software in the past claiming to achieve recovery under the circumstances listed by Stellar Phoenix, and our experiences have been less than consistent. With that in mind we set up a couple of tests to evaluate how well Mac Data Recovery from hardware failure and corruption related issues. We were very pleased with the results.
We setup a test to evaluate how well Stellar Phoenix’s Mac Data Recovery was able to recover Apple files from a failed partition. To do this we placed a couple of files on a drive and then botched the partition attempt. Under normal use the files weren’t accessible or found. We then launched Mac Data Recovery and were presented with the option of scanning for volumes, create image, and raw data recovery. We selected raw data recovery and the software immediately started populating a list of files in the botched partition. Amongst those files were the planted files we were looking for!
Next we tested how well the software copes with recovering Mac data from an accidentally reformatted drive. We selected the scan volume option and immediately folders were recovered. Macintosh Data Recovery then runs a more detailed search that outputs the found data to the OS X data structure. After going to digging through the folder hierarchy, I was able to find my test files. While this test took a little time, one must realize that the test is looking through the entire volume as opposed to searching for individual files. Mac Data Recovery accomplished this task in what we would consider to be a standard amount of time.
Stellar Phoenix’s Mac Data Recovery program has received awards and accolades from Macworld, Bright Hub, MyMac Magazine, and Silicon Mountain Users Group. It is known through tech circles as one of the best Macintosh data recovery software out there. If you’re looking for a productive data recovery suite for Macs, check out Stellar Phoenix’s Mac Data Recovery
How to Recover Deleted Files on iPad
Maybe some of you have met this problem: deleted the important files by accident. And the solution to restore deleted files of iPad may become a big headache to you. Today, this will be a piece of cake for the iPad users because we here bring you a recovery program to complete this task.
We called this program iOS Data Recovery, which provides you 2 ways to restore your deleted files: restore flies from iTunes or directly recover lost data from your iPad. It can help you to preview the backup file, recover deleted notes, photos, contacts, and etc. And iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad with Retina display and iPad mini are also suitable for it.
Download a free trial version, and you can preview and restore your deleted data on iPad:
First of all, download and set up the program on your PC. Choose the type of installation, and run it. Do the following solutions step by step.
Part 1: Scanning and restoring Data Files Directly on iPad
Step 1. Choose the mode of recoveryThe interface you will be got when you choose the installation type, connect your installation to the PC and choose "Recover from iOS Device".
Step 2. Get into the installation system and Scan for Deleted Files
When the following window appear, do as the three procedures say so you can scan your iPad for deleted files.
- 1. Hold your device and click "Start".
- 2. Hold "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
- 3. Release the "Power" button after 10 seconds but not the "Home" button. Keep pressing "Home" button for another 10 seconds until you enter the device system successfully.
Select "Start Scan" to find out all deleted files from your iPad when a window below comes out. -
Step 3. Restore Deleted Files
Check the files you want in the results listed on the left after finish scanning. Look through the detailed contents and find out the ones you want it back. Those deleted files will be restored after you click “Recover”.
Note: this solution works well for iPad 1 but not including iPad 2 and the new iPad. Turn to solution 2 if you are not a iPad 1 users.
Part 2: Extracting and Scanning iTunes Backup File to Restore Files
Step 1. Select the Mode of Recovery
Here, you need to select the mode of recovery. Please turn to "Recovery from iTunes Backup Files" to restore your deleted files.
Step 2. Choose the Backup File to Scan
Choose the backup file from your iPad and press "Start Scan" now.
Step 3. Selectively restore deleted files
All deleted files listed on the left will be presented. Choose the ones you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Note: This solution works well for all types of iPad and also for iPhone devices. But the most important step is to back up your device on iTunes so the backup file can be found out and scanned by the program.iPad Data Recovery can help you get back the deleted files without any damages. You can choose one of the solutions to restore your lost data easily.
Source : - See more at: http://www.iphone-data-recovery.com/recover-files-on-ipad.html#sthash.0W73pUu5.dpuf
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now :
Compiled a list of dozens of tips for you to get the most out of the new features Apple has added to OS X Mavericks. In some instances, the changes can be tricky to find, but once you find them, your workflow can quickly change for the better. Some are new, some you might know already, but we can promise this: all will help you get more out of your laptop or desktop.
Automatically check for updates
You can now turn automatic app update checks on rather than having to manually go and check to see if your favourite app has been updated.
Download and install app updates
Once you've checked them you can also have Mavericks download the update in the background and if you want to go one step further you can have it install the update for you too.
Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs
Got more than one Mac in your house? Of course you have. Now just like iOS 7 you can have any Mac purchases you make automatically download on all your Macs rather than just the one you are buying it on. Go to System Preferences > App store and tick the relevant box.
Disable app updates
If all this automatic downloading and updating sounds a bit to heavy handed for your liking you can turn it off. System Preferences > App Store and tick what you don't want.
Allow apps downloaded from anywhere
By default Apple stops you downloading every app available to help protect your computer from nefarious sources. To throw caution to the wind go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General and tick whether you want apps only from the Mac App Store, identified developers or anywhere. It's a feature that's been available for sometime but with a new instal it's worth noting where it is in case you want to change the settings with your new set-up.
You now have the ability to delay updates if a restart is required for an update. You can now choose to either perform a Restart immediately, or choose an option like “Try in an Hour,” “Try Tonight,” or “Remind Me Tomorrow.”
Keep them off the Lock Screen
Just like iOS 7 you can see what notifications you've got while your computer is locked with the password. Mavericks gives you a summary of your notifications but this might let other people see how busy you've been or in the case of website push notifications what sites you read. To turn this feature off go to System Preferences > Notifications and select the apps in Notification Center that you don't want to show on the lock screen. In each instance there will be a "Show notifications on lock screen" option. Untick the box.
Hide share buttons in Notification Center
Notification Center shows you all all the notifications you are getting on your computer and can be revealed by a two-finger swipe from the edge of your trackpad (right to left). Within the Notification Center you can now iMessage, tweet, or write a Facebook status update. If you don't want to do this you can turn it off by going to System Preferences > Notifications and untick the Share Buttons option.
Sort Notifications by time
System Preferences > Notifications and then in the bottom left hand corner of the box select whether to "Sort Notification Center" by time or manually.
Do Not Disturb
If you've got work to do then the constant barrage of messages, alerts and other stuff can be annoying. Like before you can turn it off, either manually or a set time every day.
Do Not Disturb when mirroring to TVs and projectors
Tick this box and when you are doing a presentation you won't get a message from your partner asking you to wear something sexy later (as if that ever happens anyway).
But allow FaceTime calls
Apple clearly thinks getting a FaceTime call is important, more so above and beyond anything else as you can override Do Not Disturb settings by allowing Everyone or just Favourites to interrupt you. You can also set it to Allow just repeated calls although by that point they are probably calling your mobile to tell you that your cat is dead.
Turn on Do Not Disturb without going to System Preferences
Open Notification Center on the desktop and scroll down. The Do Not Disturb option will appear.
Send iMessages in Notifications Center
Two-finger swipe on your trackpad or press the list icon in the top right of your screen in the menu bar and then press on the speech bubbles.
Replying to interactive bubbles
Every time you get a notification an interactive bubble appears at the top right hand side of your screen. You can automatically reply to any message you get by hovering over the bubble and then pressing the Reply button.
Deleting Mail via interactive bubbles
For Mail notifications you can also delete them without even looking at your inbox.
It's an old one, but still a handy one. Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and set up a Guest User account. Now when people need to borrow your computer for something (if you are being nice) you don't have to worry about sharing your information, but also if your Mac stars acting funny you can see if its something you are running or whether it's the computer.
Setting your Face as your login picture
In Mavericks rather than just letting you choose a picture that is of a penguin or an owl, or take a picture with your build in camera, you now have a lot more options like iCloud, Faces, and Linked images from your social networks.
Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and then click on the picture you currently have. The options are now much more expansive.
Turn on offline dictation
Mountain Lion featured the ability to talk to your computer and then it type what you say, but the problem was, was that it needed you to be online for it to work. Now you can use it offline. Hidden in System Preferences > Dictation & Speech > Dictation is a tick box titled "Use Enhanced Dictation". Ticking this box lets you use the service offline and offers continuous dictation with live feedback. It will require 491MB of storage space though.
A little UI feature Apple added to Launchpad in Mavericks is a sparkly star animation that briefly appears around a newly download app’s icon. If you've got new apps, that's why they've got sparkles around it.
Adding LinkedIn contacts
You can now add profile pictures and LinkedIn contact detail to your contacts. Go to System Preferences > Internet Accounts > and add your LinkedIn details.
Checking your battery condition
Hover over the battery icon in the menu bar and press alt as you click it to view your battery’s condition.
Multiple screen support with Apple TV
You can now use an Apple TV connected to an HD TV and treat it as a completely separate screen rather than just mirror it as you could do in Mountain Lion. To do this make sure the Apple TV and Mac are one the same network and then click on the square icon with a triangle in it on the menu bar at the top of the desktop. Select your Apple TV and start sharing.
Managing multiple displays
On the Menu Bar go to Apple logo > System Preferences > Display > Arrangement and drag the secondary screen where you want it in relation to your Mac screen
Displays have separate Spaces
New displays have a separate window in Mavericks, something that is very much welcomed, but some people no doubt will find that annoying. To turn it off go to System Preferences > Mission Control and untick "Displays have separate Spaces". It will require a reboot, but then things will be back to normal.
Rearrange Top Sites
You can rearrange the top site order on the first page of Safari quickly and easily. To rearrange the pages simply click and drag them to where you want them to be on the page. To delete them press the "X" in the top left corner and to pin them in position so they are always the top site click on the pin icon. If you want to get to this page quickly either press Option + Command + 1 or click on the grid of square icons next to the open book on the favourites bar.
Add webpages to your Reading list
Adding webpages to your reading list has got even faster in Mavericks. Now just press the big "+" symbol next to the URL address bar and it's automatically added and synced across your iCloud devices.
Shared Links tab
New to Safari in Mavericks is a Shared Links tab that allows you to quickly see what links people are talking about in Twitter and Facebook (if you've logged into those social networks). Click on the open book icon in the favourites bar in Safari and then go to Shared Links to see what your friends are talking about.
Getting to Bookmarks quickly
You can now access your bookmarks and manage them quickly without having to go to a menu bar option. Click on the open book icon in the favourites bar in Safari and see the bookmarks you've got.
Show all or unread Reading List saves
Click on the open book > Reading List and then scroll downward to reveal an All / Unread toggle switch.
Search Reading List
Click on the open book > Reading List and then scroll downward to reveal search box.
See which plug-ins are running
Go to Safari > Preferences > Security > Manage Website settings. From here you can see what plug-ins are running and what you want to stop or disable.
Blocking Flash Player or Reader
Go to Safari > Preferences > Security > Manage Website settings and then select Adobe Flash Player to see what sites you have open are currently running Flash Player. You can then Ask, Allow, Block, or Always Allow individual sites or just blanket cover all of them. You can apply these rules to Reader as well so that it always asks before giving you access to the pdf you are wanting.
Adding Credit Card details
If you are a heavy online shopper you can add your credit card details to Safari to save you having to type them in over and over again. To do this go to Safari > Preferences > Autofill and then edit. Apple lets you store multiple credit cards that can then be easily called when the form requires it.
Turn off preloading Top hit in background
To speed up search results Safari preloads your Top Hit when you search for anything via the address bar. To turn this off to save data if you are on the road, go to Safari > Preferences > Privacy and click on the "Do not preload Top Hit in the background" option.
Turning off Safari Push Notifications in Notification Center
If you've said yes to a website that is using the new Push Notifications you can turn them off by going to Safari > Preferences > Notifications and press Remove on the one you want to ditch.