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3 Ways to Keep Your iPhone 5 Safe from Hackers

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how to keep your iPhone safe from hackersWhen Apple announced the iPhone 5 to the world earlier this year, many people started asking, “how can I keep my iPhone 5 safe?”. This is largely due to the fact that more and more hackers getting a hold of iPhone users’ private information. A well known group of hackers called AntiSec claimed they hacked more than 12 million Apple device ID’s from an FBI agent’s computer; however, this claim was later deemed fake when Paul DeHart, CEO of a company called Blue Toad, said his business was the source of this information.

In the end, iPhone 5 users need to keep their Apple device ID numbers safe and secure because this number is linked to user’s names, cellphone numbers and addresses. Scary right?

Here are 3 ways to keep your iPhone 5 safe from hackers:

Passwords

Keep your iPhone 5 safe by enabling a password. This is done by going to Settings>General>Passcode Lock. A new screen will appear and you’ll be prompted to enter 4-digit code and re-enter to confirm. You should also put a password on your SIM card to keep hackers from using your account.

5 Ways To Keep Your iPhone Charged During a Power Outage

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Ways to keep your iPhone charged during power outageWe know many of you are feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy which is thought to be one of the biggest storms to hit the U.S. ever. Early reports are indicating that as many as 10 million people might be without power from West Virginia to Main and even as far west as Chicago. Here at iHospital, we know you rely on your iPhone’s for communicating with relatives and family, weather alerts, storm trackers and other important information.  If you live in an area affected by Sandy, here are five ways to keep your iPhone charged during a power outage:

1. Turn off apps

If you’re looking for ways to conserve your iPhone’s battery during a power outage, turning off unnecessary apps is the first place to start.  Some of your favorite apps constantly run in the background of your iPhone unless you turn them off.  Double click your home button and turn off all apps you don’t need and turn off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to save power. 

Top 10 New iPad Mini Features

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iPad mini featuresSize doesn’t matter when it comes to the iPad mini.

Apple introduced the brand new iPad mini to the world today at a highly anticipated media event in San Jose, California.  Unlike other Apple media events, Apple offered a live feed of this event to Mac users, iPhone and iPad users and well as Apple TV users.  The event was kicked off by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who proudly boasted that the iPhone 5 sold out the first weekend it was launched selling more than 5 million units.  A brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac  and an iPad 4th generation was introduced.   And then at 1:51 PM ET, the brand new iPad mini was introduced to the world.

Here’s the top 10 things you need to know about the brand new iPad mini:

1. The iPad mini is 7.2 mm and 0.68 lbs. It’s 23% thinner, yet 53% lighter and it fits in one hand.

2. It comes with a 7.9 inch display that offers crisp colors and sharp text.  The iPad mini’s display uses the same LED backlight technology as the iPad. 1024 x 768 pixels which is the same as the original iPad, but on a screen that’s half the size.

3. The iPad mini comes with a variety of built-in apps including Siri, FaceTime, Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, Newsstand, Messages, Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, App Store, iTunes, Music, Videos, Notes, Camera, Photo Booth, Clock and Game Center. 

iHospital is Giving Away 6 iPhone Unlocks, Here’s How to Enter!

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iHospital iPhone Unlock Giveaway

iHospital is Giving Away 6 iPhone Unlocks!

Are you interested in winning an iPhone Unlock? iHospital is giving away iPhone Unlock’s to six lucky iHospital fans!

Benefits of Having Your iPhone Unlocked

  • Carriers such as AT&T require you to sign a two-year contract which means you can’t use any other SIM card. Having your iPhone unlocked means you can switch SIM cards if you find a better plan.
  • Having your iPhone unlocked means you can switch SIM cards when travelling to get a better roaming and data package saving you money.
  • Having your iPhone unlocked allows you to use them on GSM carrier – which, in the United States, includes AT&T and T-Mobile, and almost every carrier abroad.
  • After having your iPhone unlocked, all features will continue to work just as they did prior to unlocking.

Here is how to enter iPhone Unlock Giveaway!

Follow these 2 easy steps:

1. Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheiHospital

2. Share this picture on your Facebook wall and tag  iHospital 

Giveaway Rules & Details

Giveaway only applies to countries where Apple products are officially sold. Only users that have completed all steps will enter the giveaway. The contest runs from October 22, 2012 to November 4, 2012 and the winners will be announced on November 5, 2012.

Please only share this picture one time. SPAMMING this post will disqualify you and SPAMMERS will be banned from our page.

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Should You Get Your Broken iPhone Screen Repaired?

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broken iphone screen This is one of the biggest nightmares of all Apple enthusiasts. Something causes you to lose your grip on your beloved iPhone.  As you watch in horror, it appears to drop in slow motion to the ground.  You hope and pray it’s unscathed but low and behold, your iPhone’s screen is shattered.  This is one of the first questions that comes to mind: Should you spend the money to repair your broken iPhone screen, or should you just look past the shattered glass until you are eligible for an upgrade?

Here’s why you should replace the screen on your iPhone

1.  Not repairing your broken iPhone screen will greatly affect your resale value: Also, the resale value of your iPhone might offset the cost of repairing the damaged screen.  The difference in resale price on Gazelle and eBay between a cracked iPhone and an iPhone in good shape with just a couple scratches is between $50-$150. 

Top 5 iPhone 5 Cases You Need to Check Out!

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iphone 5 casesApple’s brand new iPhone has inspired plenty of brand new iPhone 5 cases! 

Apple fans have fallen madly in love with the iPhone 5 since it first hit stores earlier this year on September 21, 2012.  The iPhone 5 comes with a plethora of updated features including a lightning fast A6 processor, crystal clear graphics, a longer lasting battery, iOS 6 and quick LTE connectivity.  Aside from these amazing updates, the iPhone 5 comes with something the previous iPhone 4S didn’t, an upgraded look and design.  It didn’t stray too far, it’s still the same shape but the iPhone 5 is leaner, longer and thinner with a 4-inch display.   The iPhone 5 has a new aluminum back panel which increases durability, but take it from us, you still need the protection of an iPhone 5 case.

Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the iPad Mini Event on October 23

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iPad miniThe folks at Apple are definitely keeping us on our toes lately.  Last month they introduced the brand new iPhone 5, and now we’re gearing up for another media event.  Apple officially announced an exclusive media event for the iPad Mini, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and an upgraded Mac mini.  There’s also been rumors indicating 24 new iPad models and refreshed iMacs.  Only time will tell!

Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the iPad Mini Event on October 23:

1)  Date: The iPad Mini event will take place on October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am PT in San Jose’s California Theatre.  This is a big change as most media events take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  The official launch date of the iPad Mini will most likely take place in early November just in time for the holidays.  

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

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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:

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