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3 Ways to Keep Your iPhone 5 Safe from Hackers

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

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.

Weird But True App Review – iTunes Free App of the Week

Written by iHospital. Posted in Applications

Weird But True App ReviewWeird But TrueiPhone, iPod touch and iPad Application – 4 IV’s

  • Winner of 2012 Spring Parents’ Choice Award
  • New York Times App to Keep Kids Happy
  • Chosen as New & Noteworthy, What’s Hot, and Staff Favorites by Apple
  • This week’s iTunes Free App of the Week

What is Weird But True?

Weird But True is a Books application created by National Geographic Society that is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. It also happens to be this week’s iTunes free app of the week.  It’s currently rated 3.5 stars in iTunes based on 280 ratings.  Weird But True is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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. 

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!

Written by iHospital. Posted in Accessories, iHospital iV

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.  

Solar Walk App Review – iTunes Free App of the Week

Written by iHospital. Posted in Applications

solar walk app reviewSolar Walk App Review – iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Application – 3 IV’s

  • Halloween contest on facebook.com/starwalkapp
  • A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner
  • Featured by Apple as Best Apps of 2010 and Best Apps of 2011
  • One of the first apps on the AppStore with real 3D TV Support

What is Solar Walk?

Solar Walk – 3D Solar System Model is this week’s iTunes free app of the week.  It’s created by Vito Technology. Interestingly, Vito is associated with a group of family-friendly developers called Moms with Apps and they promote quality applications for families and kids.  This free app fits into the education category and gives users the ability to

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.

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.”

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