Apple Store
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The Apple Store is a chain of retail stores, dealing with iPhones, iPods, iPads, Macintosh computers, software and other electronics such as Apple TV. All Apple stores offer a Genius Bar for technical support and repairs, as well as workshops. Some stores feature a studio for training with Apple products.

Many Apple stores are located inside shopping malls, but Apple has a few stand-alone stores in high-profile locations in many countries in the world. In total, Apple has about five hundred retail stores in many countries. An online Apple store is available in more than 40 countries.

According to many experts, the Apple Stores have turned the boring computer sales floor into a playroom filled with amazing gadgets.

 It was Steven Jobs who launched the idea of a new concept of computer store. He strongly believed that the Apple retail program needed to fundamentally change the relationship to the customer. Jobs began thus investigating options to change the model. In 1999, Jobs recruited Millard Drexler who supported Job’s retail stores initiative to serve on Apple’s board of directors

On May 15, 2001, Steven Jobs hosted a press event at Apple’s first store at the Tysons Corner Center mall in Fairfax County, in Tysons Corner, Virginia, US. The first two Apple Stores opened on May 19, 2001. More than 7,700 people visited Apple’s first two stores in the opening weekend, spending a total of US$599,000!

Many analysts predicted the failure of Apple Stores, but the new retail concept established its merits and the momentum provided by the introduction of the iPod drove enormous interest in the Apple brand.

Originally, Apple Stores contained a dedicated point-of-sale (POS) station. In 2006, Apple introduced a new store layout and design with surgical-grade stainless steel walls and backlit signage. Actually, a dedicated point-of-sale station still exists in most of these stores to facilitate transactions not paid for by credit card.

Globally, Apple Stores have changed the world landscape for consumer electronics retailers and influenced other technological companies to follow suit.  The successful experience that Apple had with its retail stores has been applied to Disney Stores, since Jobs was elected to that company’s board of directors in 2006.

Every Apple Store employee is provided with a training manual that teaches him or her marketing and selling techniques.

Keep in mind that all Apple Stores feature a Genius Bar, where customers can receive technical advice or set up service and repair for their products. The Genius Bar provides software support for Mac OS X and hardware service on products that are not classified vintage or obsolete. However, in most cases the Geniuses will at least attempt to assist customers with older hardware. Curiously, visitors to the Genius Bar were offered free Evian water, but Apple dropped this amenity in February 2002.

To address increasing numbers of iPod customers at the Genius Bar, some new stores also feature an iPod Bar. Many stores also feature a station called The Studio, a Genius Bar-like setting where customers can meet with a “Creative” and receive help with projects ranging from organizing a photo album to music composition to film editing.

Apple Store openings have become special events among avid Macintosh users throughout the world. Opening day attracts thousands of customers who line up early in the morning or even the night before. Most openings are accompanied by giveaways of prizes such as t-shirts and “lucky bags” at flagship store openings.

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iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test
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Does the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bend under pressure?

Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy conducted a proper bend test on iPhone 6 Plus reacting to reports of the iPhone 6 Plus suffering from a bendable body. Actually, many users complain that while in tight places (in your pocket, for instance) iPhone 6 Plus completely bends out of shape and loses all its functionalities.

Anyone can see on Unbox Therapy video how their expert puts the iPhone 6 Plus through a forced bend session. Mr Hilsenteger conducts the test by hand. He also points out that a bit of bending had happened to the same device prior to the force test. He shows the viewers a slight indent near the volume buttons of the phone. According to the expert that indent may be his smartphone`s weakest point.

No doubt, doing the bend test on an iPhone6 Plus will leave it completely bend out of shape (indeed, this primary objective of this scientific experience!). However the phone is still functional afterwards, even after the efforts to bend it. Not surprisingly, the screen cracked a bit while the expert was attempting to bend the body back to normal after shooting the video.

Here comes our conclusion: Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is not meant to be bent. But it will work after this extreme torture. And the device can bend by being inside of your pocket with no effect at all.

Bending issues are not limited to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, but the iPhone 6 supports the test better. Aside from a small dent, the latter remains intact.

Anyway, it seems that Apple is not willing to replace the bent 6 Plus models free of charge.

Check out the iPhone 6 Plus bend test video and see for yourself if the Apple iPhone 6 plus bends under pressure? See for yourself: 

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You want to make sure web history, cookies and other information about your browsing using iPhone or iPad doesn’t get tracked and recorded across the Internet. In simple words, you want to keep your web browsing, location, social and other data private. Is it possible to adjust privacy settings on your device?

The answer is “yes”, it is perfectly possible to adjust your desired privacy settings in the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad. Still better, it`s easy to do. In fact, Safari pioneered private browsing. To make it more convenient and easer, on iOS 7 and later Private Browsing can be enabled from the tabs, bookmark and smart search field screens.

But what happens if you, inattentively, gave access to other apps about your location data, contacts, and other sensitive information? It`s easy to remove these data as the newest iOS make it easy to review and change your privacy settings.

Besides, the access to a VPN service can help keep your data private as well, if you are on a network you don’t trust,

You can also clear all personal, private, website data from Safari on your devices. You can do it even if you didn’t initially use Safari’s private browsing. So all awkward, potentially compromising or embarrassing data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will be safe, including mail, messages, photos, and more. Frankly speaking, you even have the deadly option of securely wiping your device, and thus killing old backups.

Useful tip: Use a password manager to protect your smartphone. Consider using 1Password, LastPass, oneSafe or other password manger apps for iPhone and iPad. To tell the truth, due to the lack of browser plugins on iOS, iPhone and iPad password managers aren’t as well integrated as they are on Mac or Windows, but there are still many on the App Store to choose from.

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iPhone and Rice
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We break our smartphones because we depend on them. So we keep them with us constantly. And we drop them too often…

Sometimes, we drop cell phones from our laps when we get out of our cars. Sometimes, we drop our iPhone off the edge of a 20th floor balcony while reaching for glass of wine.

And sometimes we put our smartphones in the washing machine. We lose track of where the iPhone is, we call it on the land line and… we hear it ring deep inside the washer. And then we can’t open the door and thus have to watch through the window helplessly as our phone tumble in the suds, because the machine locks during parts of the cycle. Even more, sometimes a phone goes through the washer and the dryer.

But is you laundered phone truly broken? Many claim that wet phones can be dried out by silica gel packs or rice, both products being moisture-absorbing.

After this unfortunate accident happens you can immediately put your phone into a bowl filled with rice, and begin my vigil (don’t forget to remove the case and sim card). Keep it in rice for three or five days. Oh, yes, everyone knows it – your phone has so much of you in it – your music, podcasts, photos, apps… it is like a part of yourself in that rice bath. So you pray every day. And you change the rice daily. Do not turn the iPhone! After 4 our 5 days, pull your suffering device out of the rice and plug it into the charger, hoping.  Don not power the phone back on or charge it while there is still water inside, as the electrical short caused by water can crash the device.

Keep in mind that soap will not evaporate, so rinsing in distilled water will remove the soap, improving the odds of this recovering.  In some devices, removing the battery fast enough, before a short can occur can also save your phone.

Then you may be lucky, and the rice trick can work wonders. Patience may be rewarded. Or, may be your iPhone destiny was fulfilled and it was dead for ever…

Then you go to an Apple store and leave it left considerably lighter of wallet, but with a new iPhone. Well, it was one expensive load of laundry. But you learn your lesson!

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Apple ID security questions help you protect your Apple device against possible intrusions.  They provide an extra level of security, and they help Apple verify that you are the owner of the account. When you add security questions, anyone who tries to change or reset your personal data, including your password and other Apple ID security information must first answer one or more of these questions.

Some people don’t like security questions, as they are concerned about forgetting the exact answer to them. If this is your case, consider setting up two-step verification to verify your identity and to secure your account. With this verification you don’t need security questions.

To set up or change your security questions: Go to My Apple ID at  An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple. Once there, select “Manage your Apple ID” and sign in. Select “Password and Security” on the left side of the page. If you already have security questions, you’ll be asked to answer them before continuing.  If you have only one security question, you can change the question and answer now. If you have more than one security question, select “Send reset security info email to”. This rescue address will receive a reset email from Apple. Follow its instructions to reset your security questions and set up new questions and answers. Now click Save.

After resetting your security questions, consider turning on two-step verification which is an additional security feature for Apple ID. It has been designed to prevent anyone from using your account, even if that person knows your password. With two-step verification, you don’t need security questions to secure your account or verify your identity.  This procedure requires you to verify your identity using one of your devices before you can sign in to My Apple ID to manage your account. To turn on two-step verification, go to My Apple ID, select Manage your Apple ID, sign in, select Password and Security. Under Two-Step Verification, select Get Started and follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: if you forgot the answers to your Apple ID security questions and can’t thus access Apple ID, don’t try to answer these questions many times in a row. If you answer incorrectly too many times, you’ll be temporarily unable to access your account. After the waiting period you’ll be able however to try and answer security questions again.

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iPhone as business solutions

Businesses have a variety of options for managing iPhone. Whether smartphones are employee-owned or company‑owned, users appreciate the simplicity of setup and ease of use of that iOS devices.



Actually iOS supports integration of the most popular corporate communication systems. Direct connection with mail servers like Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino via Exchange ActiveSync as well as IMAP servers provides users with reliable access to email, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes. Apple iOS supports calendar access through CalDAV and corporate directory access via CardDAV and LDAP.



Third-party server-based mobile device management (MDM) solutions offer an efficient way to enroll, configure, and manage large quantities of iOS devices. These solutions work in concert with the built-in MDM framework in iOS which framework enables MDM servers to contact devices on demand. The process doesn’t affect performance or battery life. However, before deploying a critical mass of iOS devices, IT should evaluate a solution that fit the needs of the organization.



iOS makes it easy for iPhone to connect securely to a company’s network with built-in support for industry-standard wireless network protocols and VPN services. Indeed, iPhone users access corporate data behind the firewall with the built-in VPN client in iOS and third-party SSL VPN apps on the App Store.



Even more, Wi-Fi access for enterprises is supported by WPA2-Enterprise and 802.1X authentication. Features like Automatic Wi-Fi Login and Persistent Wi-Fi make the process of joining known networks and staying connected easy whether users are in the office or on the road.



iOS makes it simple for employees to set up their iPhone right out of the box, without requiring help from IT. Users can activate their device, configure basic settings, and start working right away, because iOS Setup Assistant empowers them to get up and running in minutes without the technology getting in the way.  For organizations with large-scale deployments, this means a faster start to productivity across the board and more time for IT to focus on other technical projects.

Beyond basic settings, users can customize their iPhone with personal preferences like language, location services, iCloud, Siri, Find My iPhone…

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Tell me, guys, do you believe in telepathy? To tell the truth, I’ve never given it much thought, but the evidence seems rather convincing. But is someone else capable of reading our mind?


Can you imagine a room without walls, where there’s no entrance or exit?


Well, it’s not as simple as that, but it seems that we can really read other people’s mind while we are dreaming or even slightly drink. Yes, you may say that invalidates the evidence, but I don’t think so. It seems it’s the only way we could break through the barrier that separates us from the others minds.


Try and imagine the effect of that discovery: the effect of learning that every act, every thought or desire that flitted through your mind is being watched and shared by another being. It’ll mean, of course, the end of all normal life for everyone.


The real life would become a nightmare as every man and every woman would be a kind of telepathic Peeping Tom – no longer content with mere watching.


The will be a constant but sudden invasion of your mind. People will be always there, sharing your emotions, gloating over the passions they can’t experience in their bodies.


To make matters worse, some people will came chasing after you, and they wouldn’t leave you alone, and bombard you with e-mail letters and phone calls. It’ll be hell, you’ll be unable to fight them, so you’ll have to run away (and you’ll think on a small calm village in Costa Rica, of all places, where no one would bother you.


Have you ever wondered what the human race will do when science has discovered everything, when there are no more worlds to be explored, when all the stars have given up their secrets? Telepathy is one of the answers.


Indeed, I don’t know if you’ve read any of the evidence suggesting that telepathy is somehow independent of time. If it is people will send back their minds to an earlier, more virile age, and become parasites on the emotions of their predecessors.


Perhaps this explains all cases of what we call possession. How the future Telepath must have ransacked the past to assuage their hunger! Can’t you picture them, flocking like carrion crows around the decaying  Afro-Canadian  Empire, jostling one another for the minds of the Emperor Tremblay? (But perhaps they haven’t much choice and must take whatever mind they can contact in any age, transforming from that to the next whenever he has the chance).


However, perhaps telepathy is a symbol of conscience, a personification of guilt, remarkably detailed hallucination, that is yet another example of the tricks the human mind can play in its efforts to deceive itself. And when we realized this, we would cease to be haunted by our past in times of emotional crises. Just trying to fight an increasing sense of futility and uselessness during these moments might be enough.


I’m not a psychiatrist, and I’m not trying to cure you – whatever that means, If you like it the way you are, that’s your affair. But you ought to let us know what’s happened, so that we can make plans accordingly.


May be, just may be, you should stop thinking about telepathy and sell you iPhone, in this case you’ll fill liberated from all oppression of communication which has become as obsessive as a impossible society filled with Telepaths.

May the force be with you!

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iBooks App
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iBooks App




With iBooks App for iOS and iTunes 10.1 and later you can view, sync, save, and print PDFs on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Using iBooks App you can also view PDF email attachments or PDFs from Safari.

However iBooks 3.2 or later requires iOS 7 or later on your devices. If you can’t install iOS 7, follow these steps:

To open PDF documents, such as a PDF attached to an email, when you view a PDF email attachment, tap the Share button in the upper-right corner. Then tap Open in iBooks to open the attachment. Now iBooks will open, and you’ll be able to view the PDF document you need.

Besides, when you iBooks opens a PDF file, this app will automatically save a copy of the PDF to your iBooks PDF shelf. These PDFs will sync to your iTunes Book library the next time you sync your smartphone with iTunes.

To save PDFs to your iTunes library on your computer, drag and drop the PDF into the iTunes Book library. If you’re using OS X Mavericks, drag and drop PDFs into your iBooks library using iBooks for Mac.

To sync a PDF to iBooks: 1) Select your iOS device. 2) Click the Books tab. 3) Select Sync Books.

Now, if iTunes is set to sync only selected books, select the checkbox next to the PDF you want to sync and click Sync.

You can use iTunes to back up your PDF files so they will restore to your iOS device if you need to update or restore your software. If you use iTunes 11 or later to sync your PDF files to iBooks, a backup of your PDF will be automatically created. A copy will be added to your iTunes Books library, or iBooks library if you’re using OS X Mavericks.

To print your PDFs or notes in iBooks, tap the Share button in the top menu bar when you view the PDF.   Tap Print and select a printer, page range, and number of copies.

If you turned on Sync Collections, iBooks will keep your PDFs (and non–iBooks Store books) in the same collections across all your iOS devices and Mac, if you’re using OS X Mavericks. It means that if you have the same PDF on all your devices, when you move that PDF to your specific collection in iBooks on your iPhone, that PDF will appear in the same collection the next time you open iBooks on your iPad.

Note that if you delete a PDF (or non–iBooks Store book) while you have Sync Collections turned on, only one copy will be deleted. For example, if you delete a copy of the PDF from your iPhone, it will still be on your iPad.

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iPhone Bluetooth Pairing
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Bluetooth paring

While people think of Bluetooth as the way that wireless earpieces get connected to phones, it’s actually a general-purpose technology that allows all kinds of devices to be used. The process of connecting a Bluetooth device to an iPhone is called pairing. But how to pair iPhone with a Bluetooth device? In fact, even though the iPhone doesn’t have the traditional ports for connecting peripherals like USB, you can connect some devices to it via Bluetooth.Follow these steps to complete the pairing process.they also apply to the iPod touch and iPad).

Step 1 – Turn on the Bluetooth device you’d like to pair with your iPhone and make sure your iPhone and Bluetooth device are near each other, because Bluetooth signals can only extend a few feet. The devices don’t have to be right next to each other, but they should be rather close.

Step 2 – Set the Bluetooth device into Discoverable mode. This mode allows the iPhone to see the device and connect to it. You may press and hold a button and wait for a blue light to turn on, or you may go through another touchscreen device’s settings and touch a few buttons. However, making a device discoverable requires different steps on different devices. For some it’s as easy as turning them on, others require more work, and some devices are always discoverable. Check the manual of the device for instructions.

Step 3 – Press the Home key to ensure you’re back at the page of default-installed apps on your iPhone.

Step 4 – Tap the Settings app/button on your iPhone.

Step 5 – Tap the General button to pull up a list of available places.

Step 6 – Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone. This will make your iPhone to be discoverable

.Step 7 – Tap the Bluetooth device name you’d like to pair with the iPhone. You’ll see “Not paired” on the right-hand side of the device-name’s box.

Step 8 – Ensure the code of the device you’re trying to pair matches the code of the push notification on your iPhone. This will make sure you aren’t pairing with any rogue Bluetooth networks nearby.

Step 9 – Tap the Pair button on the device. That’s all.Keep in mind that to connect some Bluetooth devices with the iPhone, you’ll need to enter a passcode. If the device you’re trying to pair is one of those, the passcode screen will appear. Consult the device’s manual for the passcode and enter it.You can disconnect a Bluetooth device from your iPhone on the same screen where you connected.It helps to know that while Bluetooth doesn’t drain as much battery as Wi-Fi, keeping it turned off when not in use is one of the ways that you can extend the battery life of your iPhone.Finally, let’s remind you that all iPod touches have Bluetooth capability and run on the same system settings as an iPhone.

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Activation Lock
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Activation lock, iOS 7, Find My iPhone

With iOS 7, Apple Find My iPhone option includes a feature called Activation Lock, which is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Activation Lock starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone, helping you keep your missing device secure.

With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device. If your phone happens to fall in the wrong hands, they will not be able to use your device, erase your data, reactivate the iPhone. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation Lock continues to deter anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. Just keep Find My iPhone turned on, and remember your Apple ID and password.

It works in a very simple way. Indeed, when you enable Find My iPhone on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, your Apple ID is securely stored on Apple’s activation servers and linked to your device.

From that point on, before anyone can turn off Find My iPhone on your device, erase data, reactivate and use your smartphone, this person will need a password.

Activation Lock enables automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7. The same happens when you upgrade to iOS 7 from a previous version of iOS that has Find My iPhone already turned on.

To turn on Find My iPhone on your device: Go to Settings, tap iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID (if necessary) and turn on Find My iPhone.

If you ever misplace your device, that’s you’ve lost it or you think it may have been stolen, you put it into Lost Mode immediately using Find My iPhone.

Lost Mode locks your screen with a four-digit passcode. It lets you display a custom message with your phone number to help you get it back. You can remotely erase your device if needed, but your custom message will continue to display even after the device is erased.

While Activation Lock works in the background to make it more difficult for someone to use or sell your missing device, Lost Mode indicates to anyone who finds your device that it still belongs to you and can’t be reactivated without your password.

To put a device into Lost Mode, sign in to from a Mac or PC or use the Find My iPhone iOS app.

When purchasing an used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple reseller, you should check for Activation Lock before purchasing. In this case it is up to you to ensure that the device has been erased and is no longer linked to the previous owner’s account.

To make sure that you can use the device you purchase: Turn the device on and slide to unlock. If the passcode lock screen or the home screen appears, the device has not been erased. Ask the seller to completely erase the device by going to Settings – General – Reset – Erase All Content and Settings. Do not take ownership of any used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch until it has been erased!

Remember that Activation Lock works only with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices running iOS 7. Find My Mac doesn’t include Activation Lock.

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