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League of Legends In My Backpack? Yes, Please!

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 | Author:

solstice iconAlright, I’m pretty sure you’ve all figured out from my previous article that I am a die hard League of Legends player and take the game very seriously (not that DOTA2 garbage. Ick no, bury that under 12 layers of steel at the bottom of the ocean please).

That being said, I am indeed a fan of the MOBA genre in general and to my glorious surprise, there is a decent MOBA for the iPad (and iPhone).

Solstice Arena brands itself as the worlds first “SPEED MOBA”, a game that goes by much quicker than desktop games in the genre.

Which is quite true. It’s smaller maps and faster exchanges expedite the game play quite a bit. The fact that players are mobile may help too, as I’m seeing way too many people dive for objectives and get their faces wrecked. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

Quick Tip: Photo Synching On iOS 7

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | Author:

iOS 7Some users of the newly-released iOS 7 have reported having trouble with photo management after downloading the operating system to their mobile device. iPhoto, Image Capture, and even third party apps such as Picasa are recognizing the device with iOS 7 installed, however, the photo apps are not detecting the photos on said device.

In most cases, this is a straightforward problem with a relatively simple fix.

In order for iOS 7 to function properly, and for these programs to recognize your photos, you just need to update your computer to iTunes 11.1 and “trust” your computer when connecting your device. These steps should solve this issue.

We at OWC know that even simple problems with photo management can cause that sinking “Oh, no! I’ve lost all my photos forever. My life is ruined!” kind of feeling. But luckily the fix on this issue is fairly simple!

Category: Tech Tips

An Easy Way to Clear Out Unused iOS Apps from iTunes 11.

Monday, April 1st, 2013 | Author:

Over the years, I’ve managed to amass a large amount of apps for my iOS devices. Some of them are really good and I use them daily. Others, I wind up being less-than-enamored with, and quickly remove them. This is all well and good; well over 90% of the stuff on my iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone I got for free, so I have no problem deleting it.

The problem is, even though I have deleted these apps from my devices, the odds are that I originally downloaded them via iTunes (or wound up syncing them there), and they still reside in my library. I took a look recently, and realized I had well over 750 of apps, most of which I wasn’t using. That’s a lot of space that could be used for more important things.

The most obvious solution for this would be to simply go through my iTunes library and simply delete the apps I don’t use. This would be fine, except that I have three iOS devices, each with apps that aren’t on the other ones. It would be a nightmare of cross referencing over 750 apps to see which ones were used and which ones weren’t. As the popular meme goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Fortunately, there’s a simpler solution, using the built-in tools in iTunes 11. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

What Makes Apple The Most Valuable Tech Company?

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Author:

How did Apple rise through the ranks to become the world’s most profitable tech company? One Minute MBA breaks it down…

So what do you think? Is it really a case of “build a better mousetrap” or is there something else at play here? Let us know what you think in the comments.


Category: Apple News

iPhone iOS 6 Passbook ‘Can’t connect to iTunes’

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 | Author:

Many users are reporting problems when trying to use Passbook to get applications. A can’t connect error is reported. Apparently sometimes this is fixed by turning off automatic time and moving the date forward a year. Ok… Didn’t work for me.

But – we can avoid all that! You don’t need any ‘fix’ for this.

Having had encountered that error with passbook, I thought I was stuck – that had to download special apps via the passbook link. That is not the case at all.

You may already have Passbook enabled apps! They are just standard apps that have added the capability to support passbook. Can download them all the same as well via the iTunes store.

I am flying on American Airlines today and I already have been a user of the AA app. Today when I went to check my boarding pass, it gave me the option to add it. I clicked to do so and Voila! My boarding pass is now in Passbook!

Some apps will ask you if you want to use/enable use of passbook and apps like AA let you push to passbook with a click.

Bottom line is that you can use/download apps right from the app store as needed and those that support it – they just work.

Apple could have had a little more information for when you first open Passbook. That you have a link in there to get ‘passbook’ apps… that then errors out – that confused things further. But – now off to the races. :)

hope this helps

Category: Apple News