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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.

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. 

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.

iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad Review

Written by iHospital. Posted in Accessories

iCade review

Accessory - iCade – Arcade Cabinet for iPad – $99.99 – 3 IV’s

What is the iCade?

The iCade Arcade Cabinet for the iPad allows users to create arcade-style gaming with their iPads. This iPad accessory comes complete with joystick and old-school buttons.  You’ll flash back to the glory days of your childhood with the iCade.  The iCade’s controls connect to your iPad wirelessly so you won’t need to worry about cords or cables.

When you purchase the iCade you get:

  • iCade game cabinet with built-in joystick & buttons
  • Instruction manual
  • Quick-start guide
  • 2 AA Batteries

What did you like about it?

If anything this is fun. Atari really stepped it up w

Jawbone JAMBOX

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Accessory – Jawbone JAMBOX  – $199.99 – Score: 4 IV’s

Jawbone Jambox speaker review

What is the Jawbone JAMBOX?

JAMBOX is a portable wireless speaker that you can attach to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  It claims to be the “smallest, best sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet.”

What did you like about JAMBOX?

There are times when you are with a small group of people and something is missing. Conversation is steady and the topics are interesting, but there’s something that could add some flavor to your little get-together.

Look no further than the JAMBOX made by the reputable Bluetooth headset manufacturer, Jawbone. With the small size and solid construction of the unit, one will have a hard time not paying the $199.99 MSRP for the portable speaker. Upon handling the device, I instantly loved the feel of it without even turning it on, however after turning it on I discovered that it was even better than imagined. As you flip up the spring loaded switch on the side of the JAMBOX, the speaker whips to a start with a sound that could only resemble a larger speaker with more mass to it. Right after, the user is greeted by a lady with a lovely accent who dictates the status of the device to you. Whether it’s “JAMBOX is in pairing mode, waiting for device to connect,” or “Battery is full,” the software narrator gives you all the information you need to know.

In terms of sound, the device goes beyond the expected for a device of its size. Playing music brings out all the highs and lows that your heart could desire in a small setting. People immediately notice the subwoofer quality bass “thump” that comes from the tiny speaker. Another neat feature of the device is LiveAudio, a technology from Jawbone that allows for 3D sound. Once placed a couple of feet in front of the listener, the music is other worldly. There is really no way to accurately describe the experience of 3D sound. You have to hear to believe.
Place the JAMBOX into your car to use when needed at a campfire, picnic, or any other activity, or you can keep it around the house for casual listening around the kitchen or playroom. The convenient size of the speaker really makes for a versatile device that can be used in many situations.

While some users may not choose to partake in the possibilities, Jawbone actually offers software updates on their website for the JAMBOX with customizable voices and other sound enhancing tweaks here and there. You can even use the JAMBOX as a speakerphone for small meetings with its built-in Bluetooth microphone.

What didn’t you like about JAMBOX?

Purely said, the JAMBOX is awesome, but as with any consumer electronic, there are of course trade offs. The size of the JAMBOX does not allow for the loudest volume especially since one of the strong points is the sound quality, so no one is going to throw a house party with this speaker (look to the newly released “Big JAMBOX” for that). Any more than 6 people gathered for a social gathering and their conversation is going to drown out the music. Last, but certainly not least and at the forefront of the mind of the consumer: the price. $199.99 is a lot to pay for anything, let alone a portable speaker, so it takes many a person some considerable time to mull over whether the price tag is worth it.

Where you can purchase JAMBOX?

Visit their website here for more information.

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Jake Candler. Jake works at iHospital Atlanta.

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