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Apple iOS 5 is so cool!

29 Oct

Yes! I have updated my Iphone 4 and Ipad 2, as well as my son’s Ipad 2, with the new iOS 5 by Apple. I didn’t have any problems in upgrading the software, and all the applications and files (contacts, messages, photos, etc.) that I have are still there after the update. So far, I am loving the updates.

I specially liked the iMessage, notification, multi-tasking gestures, photo editor/enhancement and camera upgrades (shooting using the volume button). I haven’t tried the iCloud yet. Will probably give you an update once I had.

iOS 5 rocks!


Tethering from Iphone 4 to Ipad 2

9 May

When we were buying our Ipad 2, I heard from the guy next to me say to his friend that he was buying the 32GB WiFi only version.  He doesn’t need the 3G version because he can tether from his Iphone 4.

Now, I have read and heard the word “tether” before, but I don’t know what it means.  Here’s what Wiki came up with when I googled it:

“In the context of cell phones, tethering is connecting your phone to a laptop or similar data device using a data cable, usually for the purpose of connecting to the Internet on the laptop, via the phone’s wireless connection to the cell phone network.

Sounds complicated, but I think it means that I can connect another device to the internet via my phone’s connection.  Searching some more, I read about the Personal Hotspot feature of the Iphone 4, and that’s what to use for tethering my 2 Apple devices.

Of course, I looked immediately for the Personal Hotspot from my phone, and as usual, it’s nowhere to be found.  Haay! Just like the FaceTime buttons.  So I did the following:

1.  Ensure that WiFi setting is OFF (since I will be connecting via 3G).
2.  Reset Network Settings.
3.  In Settings > General > Network, turn both Enable 3G and Cellular Data to ON.

After that, the Personal Hotspot feature appeared just below and turned it ON. 


I got my Ipad and looked for my Iphone Apple ID in the WiFi networks.  That’s it! Both devices were connected to the Internet.

Yey, I know how to tether already! Cool! 😀



7 May

I finally was able to use FaceTime on my Iphone 4! Yeehaaa!

At first, I kind of panicked (again! – remember this?) because the FaceTime button in any of my contacts does not appear.  I checked Settings > Phone > FaceTime, and saw that it was OFF.  I turned it to ON and it said “Waiting for activation”.  Nothing happened and it stayed like that, still with no FaceTime button in the contacts.

I searched about it in the Internet and found some helpful solutions.  If you’re experiencing this kind of problem, here’s what you can do:

1.  Make sure that your Iphone 4 is connected to WiFi, and FaceTime settings is already ON.
2.  Do a hard reset (hold down sleep + home).
3.  Wait for it to reboot.

And voila, the buttons popped up already! That really worked for me, and I hope it does for you too. 🙂

So, we finally tested it with the Ipad 2, and we, especially the kids, absolutely loved it!

Gian using the Iphone 4

Gwen using the Ipad 2