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Data Overage Charges on iPhone

 Data Overage Charges on iPhone, iPad!

Just upgraded to iOS 9 the newest operating system for your iphone or ipad? If you don’t have unlimited data (and most don’t now) then turn off “wifi assist”.  This is turned on by default. Already a group of people are suing Apple blaming overage charges on the wifi assist feature – new to ios 9

It’s very easy to turn off

Go to Settings
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Go to Cellular  and tap on it.
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Now scroll all the way down to the bottom.
If you have a lot of apps that use cellular data (most do) then it may be a long scroll down!
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Look for “wifi assist” and if it shows green, tap it to turn it off. Now you are done! What this does is uses cellular data if your wifi connection is poor. If that is the case you can turn it back on temporarily. But then you will know better than to watch Youtube videos using your cellular plan.

While you are here, go to your online cell company account. Find out what day of the month your new month starts. Mine happens to be on the 16th. So on that day (or close to it) I reset the statistics. Then I can track how much data I am using so I can budget it if need be and not run out!

Most cell plans will also let you set up alerts such as a text message warning you when you are half way thru your data allotment and then again when you are about to run out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health App for iphone

 Health App for iphone
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Have you updated yet? You need an iphone 4S or newer and ipad 2 or newer (has to have the camera). Is it worth it – yes! It requires several gigs of free space to install – more space than it actually needs once installed.

Apple is billing this as the biggest update since the inception of the iphone. You will see some immediate changes but more will follow once app developers get going. There is now more creative freedom for developers.

I am going to touch on  1 aspect –  the new Health App that is built in to the iphone ios version. Sorry not available on the ipad. Find the icon with the heart. Tap on medical Id in the lower right corner.
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Then edit >upper right corner. You can add allergies – I’m allergic to Sulfa Drugs. List medications you are taking, add an emergency contact, blood type, if you are an organ donor and any medical conditions. You can choose to have this info available even when your phone is locked. Emergency responders can look at your iphone and obtain a great deal of info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The health app is going to be the central location for all your health info – if you choose. Other fitness and Health apps will later tie into this app.

F.lux Software

F.Lux Software – Free and Wonderful!
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I love F.Lux! And it’s free. What does it do? It changes your screen to match the sun, to match the time of day. Earlier in the day the lighting will be blue toned. In the evening it will be more golden. Why should you care? Well monitors and other devices such as your iphone, tablet emit blueish light which is stimulating and makes it harder for you to go to sleep.

Enter f.lux I just didn’t want to bother. But after struggling more and more with insomnia I was ready to try anything. Didn’t expect much from it. But found myself yawning more and more as the evening wore on. I started thinking about bed at around 10:00 rather than my more common 11:00 pm or later.Also it is easy on your eyes. The change is very gradual.

And did I mention it’s free? Get f.lux now!

Fuze for iPad

fuze for ipadFuze for iPad , iphone and computers.

I have been looking for a free (at least to start) webinar program and Fuze for ipad, iphone and computers looks good! Right now have been looking for one just for a small group. We all have ipads so this one is interesting! It will run on your ipad, iphone or computer. You can have up to 12 streaming video feeds at once – for free! This means that up to 12 of us, using ipads (ipad 2 or newer) will be able to use our cameras, meet online, share what ever is on the host and/or presenter ipad.

What a wonderful way to meet and connect! The free plan which fits my budget right now, lets me have up to 25 people at once and 12 of us can use ipad cameras or web cams.  You even get 1 gig of online storage. You can use this to upload a powerpoint or other presentation, files, photos to share.  You can also visit and display websites to your participants.

Everyone will need to be on wifi because of the cameras.  There are about a dozen or so of us in my group. The interface looks pretty easy. So will get one or two volunteers to help me stumble and fumble thru it. Then have a larger meeting. I will post another review after we have played with it!

EverPassword

everpassFree Password Keeper for PC, iPhone and iPad and the Mac!

Maybe there are other free password keepers that work both for my PC and my iphone & ipad – but not bothering to look further. Everpassword, is free (good price!) I am trying to cut the cord as much as possible and be mobile – just the iphone and iPad much of the time. I am in Real Estate Sales so being mobile is essential.

I easily installed the program on my PC.   EverPassword.com  to download.  Downloaded the program on your idevice.  Sign up for an account. You can do so online or from any of your devices. Then log in and you will see the password keeper screen.ever3 Fill in your passwords for the different sections such as bank account, credit cards and so on. Scroll down further and there are more choices such as log ins for websites. Doesn’t matter which device you create a password, they will all be synched together! Be sure and use the same email and log in password on each device!

Now the only password you need to remember is your Master Password. Do NOT lose this password as Everpassword does not save or know your password. If you are forgetful – then write it down somewhere. Yes, I know they tell you to never do this! Just do not keep it anywhere near your computer. Maybe in a book that you will remember? Or ??

If you want a really strong and random password you can go to settings and let EverPassword generate a password for you!

To install go to EverPassword.com