Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Today Apple announced that iOS 8 will be coming in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 8 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it but keep in mind that beta software always has bugs and issues. Before doing all of this make sure to back up your device just to be safe.

To get iOS 8 onto your iDevice you’ll need to:

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes
  2. Register Your UDID (We can register it for you for $3, contact us)
  3. Download iOS 8 firmware for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from this link –> iOS 8 Download Links.
  4. Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
  5. Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
  6. Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the update or restore (depending on what you prefer) button on iTunes
  7. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 8 IPSW file.
  8. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

After completing all the steps your device should be up and running.

Here is a video of the tutorial:

We can register your UDID for $3 through PayPal. Contact us here and we will get that set up in no time so you can get iOS 8. You can also get your UDID registered at countless other websites and from independent developers.  If you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below or contact us here.

Direct links will be posted on this post.

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad [For Developers]

Apple has officially announced iOS 8 and it is now available for download to those that are registered as iOS Developers with Apple. If you don’t have a developers account, go to this guide. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get the iOS 8 onto your iDevice of choice…

  1. First off, make sure you have signed up for a US$99/year iOS Developer account with Apple.
  2. Connect your device of choice, open up iTunes, and select your device from the left pane.
  3. Option click on “Serial Number” and then right click to copy the UDID (a long string of numbers and letters).
  4. Log in to your developer account. Click Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, then click devices, and then the plus sign at the top to add a device. ( Or login and go to https://developer.apple.com/account/ios/device/ and then click the plus sign at the top to add a device.)
  5. Paste your UDID into the “UDID” field and give your device a name in the “Name” field.  Click Continue.
  6. Download the latest version of iTunes and locate the corresponding beta for your device and download the file.
  7. When the download is complete you will have a .dmg file that you need to double click.
  8. You will see a .ipsw file. Copy the .ipsw to your hard drive.
  9. Go back to iTunes and select your device again. Make sure to back up your device at this point!
  10. Hold down the Option key and click the Restore 0r Update (I prefer to do a full restore) button in iTunes.
  11. A window should have popped up. Now locate the .ipsw file and double click it!
  12. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

If you have any questions you can ask me on twitter or contact us here.

 

Use Your Computer Without Ruining Your Vision [Infographic]

People are now spending a good portion of their day looking at digital devices but doing so can lead to numerous eye-related problems. Check out the infographic below for some tips on how to keep your eyes healthy.

How to Keep Eyes Healthy in Digital World?

You can also bring down the brightness on your computer or get a program, such as flux (free), for your computer to make the screen look like the room it is in.

Source: Visual.ly

How To: Download All of Your Vines to Make a Compilation

Vine compilations seem to be catching on but there are many people who don’t know how to download Vines to make Vine compilations themselves. This easy tutorial will work on anyones Vine profile and any number of Vines, it allows you to download all Vines on a page or just one.

How To:

  1. Get Firefox
  2. Get the FlashGot Mass Downloader Extension Here (free)
  3. Go to your profile on vine.co
  4. Scroll through and make sure every video loads (or the specific one you want) so the extension registers it
  5. Initiate the extension (should be on the top right hand side of the browser) which automatically selects all of the videos
  6. Take the downloaded videos to your favorite editing program and compile them in no time!

If you have any specific questions, contact us!

How To: Play the Same Game on 2 Xbox One’s Without Paying Twice

Back when Microsoft announced the Xbox One, digital game sharing sounded promising but, shortly after, Microsoft retracted their plans and switched focus back to physical media. If you happen to have two consoles in your home or know somebody who you want to share your games with, Microsoft made it so you could. Check out the video below and written out instructions below that…

 

How To:

  1. Console 1 has Profile 1 (Profile which you purchased the game with)
  2. Console 2 has Profile 1 & 2
  3. On Console 2 with Profile 1, go to settings -> My home Xbox -> Click on “Make this my home Xbox”
  4. You can now re-download (with Profile 1) the games that had been purchased. Once they download, you can switch to profile two and use the game as if it was yours!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

How To: Sign Out of Skype on The Xbox One

One few issues I came across on the Xbox One was that it automatically signed in one of my Skype accounts because it was linked to my gamertag. According to Xbox Support..

There is no option to sign out of Skype, unless you sign out from your Xbox account on the console directly. However, you can turn off Skype notifications and set your status to “Invisible.”  source

They are, of course, correct. There is currently no way to sign out but there is a workaround.

How To:

  1.  Go to “My games & apps”
  2. Hover over to Skype and click the Menu button (what used to be start) and scroll down to uninstall.
  3. Go to the Store and re-download Skype.
  4. Launch Skype
  5. Click on “use a different Skype account”.
  6. It now tells you that your “accounts have already been linked”-click to got to Skype.com and follow the steps to unlink the account.
  7. Go back to the Skype app and sign in with your other Skype account.
  8. It will ask you to link the accounts. You will do so by confirming.
  9. That’s it, Skype away!

 

How To: Install iOS 7 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (W/ Video Tutorial)

Today Apple announced that iOS 7 will be coming in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 7 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it but keep in mind that beta software always has bugs and issues. Before doing all of this make sure to back up your device just to be safe.

To get iOS 7 onto your iDevice you’ll need to:

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes
  2. Register Your UDID (some developers/websites can do this for you)
  3. Download iOS 7 firmware for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from this link –> iOS 7 Download (coming soon).
  4. Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
  5. Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
  6. Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the update button on iTunes
  7. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 7 IPSW file. Let the restore process complete.

After completing all the steps your device should be up and running. If you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below or contact us here.

 

Direct links will be posted here as soon as they are available

 

  • iPhone 5 A1428 GSM iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPhone 5 A1429 CDMA iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPhone 4S iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPhone 4 GSM iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPhone 4 GSM Rev A iOS7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPhone 4 CDMA iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]
  • iPod Touch 5th Gen iOS 7 Beta 1 [Torrent]

iOS 7 for iPad will be out at a later date.

*While iOS 7 installs make sure to check out our latest posts here.

Update: Video tutorial has been posted

You Can Download Apple’s Official Technician Guide for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Apple’s official Technician Guide for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S has been leaked online by Sonny Dickson. This document can come in handy if you can’t go to the Apple Store to have a Genius fix it, your if your phone is out of warranty, or you prefer to fix things yourself. You might need it someday and this might not be available for too long so why not download it before it’s gone?

To download the iPhone 4/4S, go here or right click and save as.

 

The Technician Guides for the MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), and a couple of other Apple products can be downloaded here.

 

Source: sonnydickson

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