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Archive for June, 2012

How to Browse Safari Like the Experts Do

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

how to browse Safari like an expertMost of us take browsing the Internet for granted.  It’s simple right?  All you have to do is type in the web address and go from there.  But have you ever found yourself hopelessly confused when looking at a web page on your Safari browser that is full of animated GIFs that are driving you crazy? This post is all about how to browse Safari like an expert and take charge of your Internet browsing experience! We’ll also share how you can pause those annoying GIFs.

How to Browse Safari Like an Expert

1.) How to stop those annoying animated GIF images.  The solution is simple.  All you have to do is hold down the Escape key and all the animation will stop.  The same procedure will also work in Firefox.

Finally! Apple Launches a New Dedicated Podcast App for iOS.

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

Apple's New podcast applicationDid you know 45% of Americans have listened or watched a podcast? With the release of iTunes 4.9, more and more people are subscribing and becoming addicted to podcasts dedicated to every interest and industry.  Guess who released a dedicated podcast app for iOS? You guessed it – Apple!  It was rumored to be released with iOS 6 but Apple jumped the gun and released their free standalone app today.

Here’s 9 things you need to know about Apple’s new dedicated podcast app for iOS

1. The podcast app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation) and iPod. It requires iOS 5.1 or later.

2. The average customer rating (so far) is 4 stars based on 72 ratings.

3 Exciting iHospital Updates

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

It’s been an exciting and prosperous year here at iHospital and we’d like to thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  We’ve worked hard to be your preferred Apple device repair and upgrade shop and look forward to many more years! This post is all about the exciting things that have happened this past year and also about some of the new things we have planned too.  First, we’d like to touch on the three new iHospital locations that have opened in the past ten months.  Then we’ll tell you about how our flagship iHospital has moved to a brand new location to serve you better. Last, we’ll be giving you some information on a brand new section of the iHospital website, an E-commerce section to better serve the needs of our beloved customers!

iPad Tips and Tricks You Need to Know – Part 1

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

iPad tips and tricks This is the first part in a three part series on tips and tricks for your beloved iPad.  As fellow Apple enthusiasts, we know you’ve worked hard to purchase your iPad so why not use it to its fullest potential? Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices have compiled some pointers on how to do just that.

5 iPad Tips and Tricks You Need to Know Today

1.  How to quickly mute the sound.  If you want a simple way to mute all the sounds coming from your iPad, all you have to do is hold down the volume down button for two seconds.  Don’t forget, we take care of all sorts of iPad repair issues if your volume button happens to need some TLC.

Why CloudOn is Our Favorite Productivity iPad App

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

CloudOn iPad App ReviewCloudOn was the very first application to bring Microsoft Office to your Apple iPad and link it to your DropBox account.  This is a great app for Mac fans that still have an ongoing affair with Microsoft Office.  For those of you on the fence between Microsoft Office or iWork,  make sure you check out our previous post, Do You Prefer iWork over Microsoft Office, for more information on the pros and cons of each.  The best part about CloudOn is that it brings Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the iPad therefor increasing productivity for when you’re on the go.  These programs are presented in a format that is easy to use on your iPad’s interface as well.

The neat thing about CloudOn is that it also integrates with Box and Google Drive which means you can now connect with all three services to open, edit and store your files in one place.  The folks over at C

Top 5 Apps for Your Summer Camping Trip

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

summer camping appsIt’s officially summer which means many of you will be doing some camping.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices thought it would be a good idea to share some essential apps to help you and your family plan your camping trip and help you during your outdoor excursion.  Camping has gone digital and we’re here to help you with the conversion!

Top 5 Apps for Your Summer Camping Trip

1.  Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot – FREE.   This app allows campers to search over 12,000 camp groups and RV parks across North America using the 2011 edition Woodll’s RV & Camping Copilot.  You can easily search by state or province, or search nearby using GPS technology.  Each listing includes detailed amenities, services and recreation facilities.

2.  Camping List – $1.99. Want to make sure you don’t forget anything on your next camping trip? Download this app right now.  It’s simple and offers neat features such as sorting lists in alphabetical order, the ability to copy checklists and it also comes pre-loaded with everything you’d ever need on any camping, hiking or fishing trip.

How to Add a Screen Protector on your iPhone or iPod without Bubbles

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

how to add a screen protector on your iphoneAdding a screen protector to your iPhone or iPod is a must when it comes to keeping your Apple device’s screen free of scratches.  All you have to do is take a look on eBay at all the iPhones and iPads for sale and you’ll see many of them say things like “screen scratched”, “marked screen” or “faint scratches on screen”.  If you decide to go without a screen protector and something happens, you’ll never forgive yourself!  But if you do need an iPhone repair or iPod repair you know where to come!

You must take care when applying a screen protector to your iPhone or iPod otherwise it can gather dirt, get smudges and like the title implies, get bubbles trapped under the surface.  Bubbled are caused when there is lint on the screen or when there is air under the screen protector.

Top 10 Instagram Photos from WWDC 2012

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

Unless you live under a rock, you know the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference took place in San Francisco last week.  Check out our post, WWDC 2012 Highlights, for some of the neat things Apple announced to the world.  Some of these updates included an updated MacBook line, more Mountain Lion features, iOS6, and a new and improved version of Siri.  As always, Apple fans were thoroughly impressed with everything that Apple brought to the table. One of our favorite pastimes here at iHospital is uploading and checking photos on Instagram.  Check out some of our recent pics here.

We decided to combine two of the things we love most here at iHospital, Instagram and Apple fans and share the top 10 Instagram photos from WWDC 2012

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@msjones_in_sf: My #view of #apple #wwdc2012. Jealous @imjstagrrl

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@onelouderapps: Cool visual of apps being downloaded across multiple iPads. #WWDC #wwdc2012 #wwdc12 #apple cc: @followtheeater

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@nawdsign: #WWDC2012

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@thelakeman: #wwdc2012

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@edanziger: The teeming hordes @ Apple Keynote #wwdc2012

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@olloclip: #wwdc #wwdc2012 #olloclip #wideangle #apple

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@nokeydokey: #wwdc

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@blatantgizmo: Didn’t realize how close this was. #wwdc #wwdc2012 #apple #sf

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@localcelebrity: How you know you’re at a developer conference…

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We hope you enjoyed our picks for the top 10 Instagram photos from the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference? If you have any Instagram pictures you’d like to share from the WWDC conference, post a link in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.

[Related: 15 Terrific Things You Need to Know About Instagram Right Now!]

Did you know you can protect and enhance your iPhone, iPod and iPad with Liquid-Armor? iHospital is currently offering this cool new service for $19.99 or at an additional $9.99 when you come in to iHospital for any repair.  Drop in to one of our locations and have one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices add a solid shield of durability to your beloved iDevice today! 

How to Change Your Apple ID on your iPhone

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

how to change your Apple ID on your iPhoneIf you want to use an Apple service such as iTunes or the App Store you need to have what is called an Apple ID.  You can use the same Apple ID across all Apple services.

There may be a situation where you want to change your Apple ID by either changing your current ID or switching to another ID.  This article will outline how to do this on your iPhone.

1) The first step is verifying what account you are currently using on your iPhone. Open the App Store on your iPhone and navigate to the bottom of the page.  If you’re already on a page for an app, go back to the main screen.  If you’ve ever purchased an app in the app store, your ID will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

2) After verifying which account you’re in, press the home button and launch Settings.

Top 3 iOS Apps for Optimum Efficiency

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

top 3 ios apps for efficiencyToday’s blog post is a roundup of iOS applications that will have you working at optimum efficiency all day long on your beloved iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  We spent the last couple days browsing through the hundreds of applications the Apple iTunes Store has to offer.  To be honest, the sheer amount of options can be mind numbing.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices have worked hard to take the guesswork out of the equation for you. Enjoy!

Top 3 iOS Apps for Optimum Efficiency

Clear – $2.99. This is a simple list-keeping application that’s simple, quick and satisfying to use. Visually, it’s nicely arranged and is very reminiscent of a Windows Phone smartphone.  You can create any type of list including a personal todo list, shopping lists, quick notes for phone numbers, and anything else you can think of.

DC ToDo – Free. A task based application with an extremely intuitive layout.  Tasks can be arranged on a day-to-day basis and you’ll never miss anything.  Overdue applications pop up on all lists in red so you have no excuse to miss them. You can also set up categories for work, family, friends, etc.

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