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Backup Month: Using Cloud Storage for Your Data

This April, the Rocket Yard is providing you with tips and hints on backing up all of your data — not only the information that’s on your desktop or laptop machine, but your iPhone and iPad as well. In the first Backup Month post, readers were introduced to the helpful 3-2-1 Rule. The second special post focused on three…
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Quick Tip: Rejecting Calls on a Locked iPhone

You likely have noticed an irritating (to some of us…) difference when receiving a call on your iPhone when the screen is locked vs. when it’s unlocked. When it’s unlocked and someone is calling you, you will see two...

Backup Month: Using the 3-2-1 Rule to Protect Your Data

Each year, March 31 is World Backup Day. On that day, outlets everywhere try to impress upon readers the importance of keeping backups of your data. Data loss is a serious problem, with most issues (44%) being caused by hardware or...

HealthApp Quick Tips: Dialing 911 From Locked...
On this day that is normally set aside for practical jokes and fake ads, we wanted to take some time out to talk about some serious topics. First, we’ll...

ios7_photos_icon Quick Tip: Reverting an Edited Photo...
Using the editing tools built into the iOS Photos app is a fast and easy way to take so-so images and turn them into something special. Using the adjustments...

Mobile Website Quick Tip: View the desktop version...
You know what can be really annoying? Bringing up a web page on your iPhone or iPad and having it default to a mobile version instead of what you’d see...

Having a Hard Time Installing Your...
So, you’ve upgraded the hard drive on your Mac. But when you try to install Yosemite, you run into trouble: a message stating, “An error occurred while preparing the...

iOS Battery Usage Quick Tip: How to Find Out...
Our recent post about sending your location from Messages brought a good comment from reader Carol P., who asked “How does this impact battery life? Especially sharing location indefinitely?” While...