Tag Archives: iPad

iOS 8.1 Reports LTE Personal Hotspot When iPhone Reports ‘No Signal’

I’ve experienced this same problem several times since the release of iOS 8.0, but as the problem persists in 8.1 I thought it worthy of an article. The setup is as follows: Unlocked iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 iPad Air (Wifi) running iOS 8.1 Bluetooth enabled on both devices Same Apple ID used on both devices The above results in… Read more »

iPad Multi-Tasking Gestures Stop Working Periodically in iOS 8

I’m getting a problem that is being reported on a few other forums, where the multi tasking gestures on the iPad (4 finger pinch for the home screen, and 4 finger swipe to switch apps) randomly stops working. The option is still enabled in Settings > General, but the gesture no longer works. Some have reported that its related to… Read more »

Thoughts on new Apple iPad Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks

Another wide ranging announcement of new toys from Apple today. The Keynotes are as predictable as ever (unless your one of those people who think that Apple should be release some new, secret, market changing device of the century), although I did think this one lacked some of the polish of the past. Jobs was the master showman, and the… Read more »

How to Share Files Between a Mac (OSX 10.8) and an iPhone or iPad (iOS 7) with AirDrop

Sorry to disappoint, but you can’t. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, decided to create a technology that is locked into separate, parallel worlds. You can Airdrop between Macs, and you can Airdrop between iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad (assuming you are running iOS 7 and have a supported device). It’s not obvious in the Apple documentation, or on… Read more »

iOS 7 First Impressions

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Finally managed to get the iOS 7 over-the-air update overnight after it became available from 6pm UK time. I’ve not got a brilliant connection on this campsite, but it was not helped by Apple’s servers being overwhelmed. But then you try doing updates of a 700mb download to 300 million people. iPad mini had the wrong timezone from the welcome… Read more »

Apple’s ‘Track Shipment’ not working? How to Understand the Tracking Reference, Specifically with TNT as the Carrier

Are you having trouble finding tracking information for your Apple order? If its being shipped direct from manufacturing, you’ll likely have an international shipping reference. Make sure that you are using the carriers correct tracking page or you might not get a result.

Why the iPad Mini is a Good Buying Decision for me

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On Tuesday, Apple announced a slew of upgrades to their product lines, with new Macbook Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis, and the first major deviation to the iPad since its launch in 2010, in the form of the iPad Mini. The iPad 3rd Generation also got an upgrade to become iPad 4th Generation (although known generally as the ‘iPad with… Read more »

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps App Can’t Find Itself

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One of my first trips out with the iPhone since upgrading to iOS 6 on the iPhone 4, I went to Exeter for the day, and I thought I would see if the upgraded and much derided Maps app was up to finding some of the shops I knew were in town. There was a new Debenhams store, which we… Read more »

iPad Bug – Choosing March 2013 Month View Crashes iCal

Just come across this problem, and quickly managed to work out how to get around it. Symptoms: You have an ‘all-day’ or birthday event (from Address Book) configured for 1st April 2013, and the relevant calendar is selected for display. Select Month View Navigate to March 2013 – Crash! Update: On 28th January 2013, Apple released iOS 6.1 which appears… Read more »

The Mystery of the Missing iOS 6 for iPad First-Generation Owners

Apple announced iOS 6 yesterday at the 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference. Amongst the small print of the announcement was that the upgrade will not be available for owners of the first-generation iPad (iPad 1, Original iPad, or whatever you might want to call it). Released only two years ago in April 2010, it seems odd to be retiring support for… Read more »