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iPhone Battery Draining Too Fast? Try Calibrating The Battery

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

iphone battery drainingMany people are complaining that their iPhone batteries are draining too fast after they installed iOS 6.  Check out this thread in the Apple Support Communities for a long discussion on the causes and the remedies. The most common complaint is that after a full night of charging the battery to 100%, it drops to 75% or so within an hour with little or no usage.  Although this is perceived to be a common issue, it’s been noted that there are similar complaints each time a software update has been issued by Apple.

No matter the cause, it’s extremely frustrating to have an iPhone battery that dies quickly after a full charge.  One remedy is to calibrate your iPhone’s battery.  This should only be done after you’ve tried the following: resetting your network settings; turning off Bluetooth when not in use; disabling notifications, iCloud, location services, and usage reports. These settings are easy to adjust and should help retain your iPhone’s battery life.

Pocket Planes App Review

Written by iHospital. Posted in Applications

pocket planes app reviewFREE – Pocket Planes – iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Game Application – 4 IV’s

What’s new in the latest version 1.0.5:

  • New planes
  • iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support
  • Support for syncing with Mac version
  • Bug Fixes

What is Pocket Planes?

Pocket Planes is an addictive game application that is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Pocket Planes is also optimized for the iPhone 5 and will take up 19.8 MB on your device.  The current version is rated 3.5 stars based on 204 ratings.

How to Insert a SIM Card into an iPhone 5

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

Today we’re discussing how to insert a SIM sim card into an iPhone 5.

1) The first step is to get your nano SIM card.  Please note a conventional SIM card can’t be used in the iPhone 5. Don’t worry if you don’t have a nano SIM card, your carrier will be happy to replace your traditional SIM card with a nano.  This nano SIM can be converted back to the traditional form if needed.

2) The second step requires you to find your SIM eject tool.  Depending on the model, you may have gotten a SIM eject tool with your purchase. If not, a bent paperclip will work just fine. 

Fans pack Apple stores for iPhone 5

Written by iHospital. Posted in Media Coverage

Well, Apple fans, the wait is over. The iPhone 5 was officially released today. And, check out the lines!

People started lining up last night. But really, why? Here’s Fox 15′s Josh Cascio to take a look.

Minute by minute, hour by hour, they waited – even in the rain. For these folks, few things were more important on Friday as getting their hands on the iPhone 5.

Tony Pomales, “It’s a great product. I’ve owned the the 4, the 3, and I never had a problem with them.”

For many, waiting in line for Apple’s latest gadget has become tradition. But the question is why? There are plenty of other top tier electronics out there.

Justin Saturley, Operations Manager for the iHospital which services all things Apple, describes a passion for the product.

“When you get your hands on one of those devices, you realize how much attention to detail they put in there. One of Apple’s main goals in their retail environments is to enrich people’s lives.”

LostWinds App Review – iTunes Free App of the Week

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LostWinds app reviewLostWinds App Review –  iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Application – 3 IV’s

  • “Its blend of beautiful graphics and sound, compelling platforming, challenging puzzles and of course the intuitive one-finger controls, makes it one not to miss.” TouchGen
  • “A wonderful treat, brimming with clever ideas and imaginative sights.” PocketGamer
  • “Drop whatever you are doing and pick this up now, you won’t regret it.” AppShack
  • “Buy this, sit down with a cup of coffee in a peaceful house and enjoy the best few hours in gaming, and savour every moment.” SmartPhone App Review

What is LostWinds?

LostWinds is this week’s iTunes free app of the week.  It’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th) generation and iPad. It requires iOS 4.2 or later.  It will take up 72.3 MB on your Apple device as well.

What did you like about it?

Let’s get down to business. LostWinds is a game application by Frontier Developments Ltd.  It was originally a Wii game and has transformed into a great iOS game.  Your mission is to guide and protect a young boy named Toku.  Your mission is to release the curse placed upon the enchanting world of Mistralis by the evil Balasar.  This game includes beautiful images and will definitely take up hours of your time.

Control the game via touching and gesture driven movements.  Toku uses wind power to get around.  You can control the wind based on a mix of swiping and gestures.  You must swipe upward to propel Toku through the air

What didn’t you like about it?

The only downside of LostWinds is the short gameplay.  Once you finish it, the game becomes pretty boring.

Where can you get LostWinds?

You can download LostWinds for free this week in iTunes.  Make sure you get it prior to Wednesday as it will go back to regular price afterwards.

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Sam SchlamiHospital in Atlanta, Georgia

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Passbook is Finally Good for Something! iOS 6 Passbook Now Supports Starbucks and More

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

Passbook Enabled AppsDespite an overwhelming amount of negative press, Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook application is starting to gain some momentum among Apple fans.  This is largely due to the fact Passbook is now supporting a number of high-profile companies including Starbucks, Major League Basecall, Ticketmaster, Walgreens, McDonald’s, Airbnb and Eventbrite.  You can find a complete list of Passbook enabled apps here.

Starbucks is one of the most recognized brands that has decided to support Passbook.  Starbucks consumers can now pay for their java using Passbook as it will store their gift cards and use QR codes.  Leave the cash and credit cards at home.  We knew Apple and Starbucks were working together on the Passbook application due to Starbucks being prominently displayed in Apple’s marketing.  What’s even better is that Passbook is designed to make it easy for people to get right to their gift cards and coupons from the lock screen. It uses location and time information to pinpoint when a user is near a Starbucks and it puts a link to the Starbucks gift card right in the lock screen.

Looking for Reliable Mac Repair in Gainesville?

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Gainesville mac repairAre you searching for reliable and cost conscious Mac repair in Gainesville, Florida?  You’ve come to the right place. We know you’ll find a multitude of Mac repair shops in the Gainesville, Florida region. But how can you tell the good from the bad?  Simple. Check out our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Our customers love iHospital.  We’re 100% confident that once you visit iHospital Gainesville, you’ll continue to come back for all your Mac repair needs. Here’s five more reasons why iHospital Gainesville excels at Mac repair:

1.) No appointment is needed when you visit iHospital Gainesville for Mac repair. Grab your Mac computer and head down to our central location located at 1702 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32603.  One of our certified D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices

Separating Fact from Fiction Regarding Apple’s iPad Mini

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iPad Mini

The Internet is buzzing excitedly with rumors regarding the mysterious “iPad Mini”.  According to MacRumors, who references a sketchy report from Philip Elmer-Dewitt at Apple 2.0, Apple might be sending out invitations on October 10, 2012 to a major media event.  Based on historical Apple timeline data,  the said media event will take place approximately one week later and the iPad Mini will be introduced to the world.  Fortune is reporting that the iPad Mini could be available to the general public as early as November 2, 2012. Dewitt went on to say that this is a “rumor we have no reason to believe” except for the fact it came from a major Apple investor who still remains unknown to the general public.

Here’s what Dewitt had to say:

According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.  What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.

Additionally, the renowned Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple posted a vague message earlier this year regarding the iPhone 5, which was launched on September 12, 201, and the iPad Mini:

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 App Review – iTunes Free App of the Week

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 app reviewTiger Woods PGA Tour 12 App Review –  iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Application – 4 IV’s

  • “The definitive golf game for…iPhone.” (Modojo)
  • “The most realistic golf game for your…iPhone.” (Touch Reviews)

What is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12?

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is this week’s free app from iTunes.  It’s available as a downloadable application from iTunes that is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  It’s usual price is $0.99 but there’s also a $4.99 version built especially for the iPad.  This week’s free app from iTunes takes up 248 MB of space and has a 4.5 star iTunes rating based on 1064 ratings for the current version.  This app was developed by Electronic Arts.

What did you like about it?

This is a great golf app for all levels because the controls are extremely simple to learn.  They are conveniently located on the bottom of the screen.  It’s easy to change clubs, see how far the ball will travel and where it will land if hit perfect.  It’s also easy to see how much power is being put into each swing. Another great feature of this free app is the ability to putt.  It’s extremely simple using the swing meter but it will take a little practice to get used too.

At the bottom of the iPhone 5, the downside to buying it

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

It’s no secret a lot of people are salivating at the chance to take a bite out of Apple’s newest iPhone. The new iPhone 5 has plenty of new bells and whistles to boast: it’s bigger, faster and has a better camera.

But the downside appears to be on the bottom of the phone.

“The new connector is bitter sweet,” said Justin Saturley, a technician with Tampa’s iHospital.

Dubbed “Lightning,” the connector is smaller than the one that’s used on current Apple products, which means you’ll need an adapter for your old accessories. And Apple will be happy to sell you the new adapter, for around $30.

“There was no way for them to make the phone thinner and better without changing that connector. That 30 pin connecter was so just so large,” Saturley said.

The technicians at the iHospital hope to have them soon after launch. For most, it’ll be a must-buy along with their shiny new phone.

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