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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. 

3 Quick and Easy iPad Tricks

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iPad tips and tricks

Here at iHospital, our main goal is to keep you up to date on all the latest and greatest iPad tips and tricks.  Today, our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are sharing 3 quick and easy iPad tricks to get the most bang for your buck on your trusty iPad.  If you have any additional iPad tips you would like to share, please feel free to leave in them in the comments section below!

Quick and Easy iPad Tricks

How to Add Customized Words to The iPad Dictionary Via Keyboard Shortcuts

This is a great tip if you have to type in last names and other pesky words that are not included in the dictionary on your iPad.  Adding words is very easy via keyboard shortcuts.  Go to Settings on your iPad, tap General, tap Keyboard and then tap Add New Shortcut.  Simply type in the word you wish to add to the iPad Dictionary and leave the Shortcut field blank.  Easy!

How to Make Your iPad Speak

This tip is all about how to make your iPa

How To Add Safari Shortcuts to Your Home Screen

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This post is about how to easily add Safari shortcuts to your home screen on Apple devices. Want to quickly view your favorite website on your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone? This article is for you!  Safari allows you to easily save websites for easy viewing later on. An icon with the shortcut will appear on the home screen of your device.

How to Add Safari Shortcuts

1.  Using the Safari Internet browser on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, visit the website you wish to bookmark. We have used iHospital’s website for this example located at After the website has fully loaded, tap the right facing arrow at the bottom of the page.

5 Useful iPad Shortcuts that Will Save You Time

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ipad shorcutsThe iPad is dominating the world tablet market accounting for 68% of all tablet shipments during the second quarter of 2012. Apple’s legendary iPad is immensely popular due to its simplicity and intuitive interface. With that in mind, our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices thought it was appropriate to share with you our top five iPad shortcuts that are sure to save you even more time!  Check out our previous post, iPad Tips and Tricks You Need to Know for even more tips.

1. Did you know that you can Shake to Undo on your iPad? This is a simple shortcut to save you time when editing text messages, writing notes or sending emails.

2. Are you a super texter? If so, you’ll be happy to know you can use your thumbs to split your iPad keyboard so that each half docks on either side of the screen.  You’ll be able to type and hold your iPad at the same time.  It’s easy to un-split the keyboard with your thumbs when needed.  

3 Ways to Keep Your iPhone Hack Free

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how to keep your iPhone hack free CNN recently reported how all your iPhone apps could be hacked at once which quickly led to privacy concerns and Internet buzz about how to keep your iPhone hack free.

This paired with the recent Trojan Loophole has been keeping the Apple engineers up at night working hard to keep your iPhone, iPad and Mac’s hack free. But, as die hard Apple fans, we know that our beloved devices are some of the most secure on the market, and our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wanted to share three ways to keep your iPhones hack-free.

1.  Ensure that you enable the Passcode Lock on your iPhone. This is done by tapping “Settings” and then “General” and swiping the “Passcode Lock” to “ON”.  Enter a four digit code that is easy to remember but hard to figure out. (Don’t pick 1234, 4321 or all the same numbers). Please note from this setting you can also decide if you want to set “Erase Data” to on. Turning this on will cause all your iPhone data t

Which Mac is Right For You?

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how to choose a MacSo you’ve made the big decision. You’re switching from PC to Mac and now you need to decide which model to choose. The great thing about Macs is that unlike PC manufacturers, there aren’t dozens of models to pick from. But, when you walk into your neighborhood Apple store, you’ll be met with a number of options and configurations. Should you buy a tablet, notebook or desktop? Once you make that decision, you’ll need to decide which model. Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to make this decision easier by creating the below guide for you!

How To Decide Which Mac is Right For You

MacBook Air

  • Positives: The MacBook Air is extremely portable due to its light weight.  It also has a long battery life and a super fast start-up.  This Mac is perfect for multi-tasking and solid state drive storage comes standard.  All models come with Intel HD Graphics 3000.
  • Negatives: The downside of MacBook Air includes no disc drive, limited memory, smaller storage and limited ports.
  • Type: Laptop
  • Price Range: From $999 – $1499 US
  • Notes:  There are two sizes to choose from: 11″ or 13″, and 128GB or 256GB. We recommend that if you are using your MacBook Air for work you purchase the 256GB.

MacBook Air Product Page

MacBook Pro

  • Positives: The MacBook Pro has an upgraded storage, expendable memory and lots of ports and drives. The best part of the MacBook Pro is that it has a dedicated video memory.
  • Negatives: The MacBook Pro is heavier than the MacBook Air due to its upgraded features. It’s also more expensive and SSD storage doesn’t come standard.
  • Type:  Laptop
  • Price Range: $1199 – $2799 US
  • Notes: You’ll need to choose from a 13″ or 15″ display. The weight also varies from 2.38 pounds to 4.46 pounds. The most expensive version has a Retina display while the others have LED backlit glossy displays. You’ll also need to decide if you’d like CPU, memory and graphic upgrades. If cost is no issue, go for it. If you don’t know, don’t worry, you probably don’t need the upgrades. The MacBook Pro offers you the power of a desktop with the portability of a notebook.

Macbook Pro Product Page

how to pick your MacMac Mini

  • Positives:  The Mac Mini is great for students because of its low cost and tiny size. It also includes ample ports.
  • Negatives: The downside of the Mac mini is also its small

13 Ways the iPhone Will Exceed Your Business Needs

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how to use your iPhone for businessLet’s face it. There aren’t many jobs that don’t require you to have access to a computer anymore.  With that in mind, I bet you are reading this blog post if you are contemplating getting a smartphone to improve your efficiency while on the job and away from work. Here at iHospital, we are avid fans of Apple’s legendary iPhone, and we think it will improve your business efficiency and productivity.

Here are 13 ways the iPhone will exceed your business needs:

1.  Using iPhone’s built-in Voice Memos, you can quickly create record voice notes and business meetings.

2.  Send unlimited messages, pictures, and video clips via iMessage between iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch. Please note this requires iOS 5 or later.

3.  Using the Yammer application, you can converse and collaborate with your colleagues on a secure and private network.

4.  Using Roambi Analytics Visualizer, you can analyze business metrics with intuitive dashboards.

Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

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3 simple steps to upgrade to Mountain Lion OS XAre you wondering how to upgrade your Mac to Apple’s latest and greatest, OS X Mountain Lion?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wrote this blog post on how to upgrade to Mountain Lion in 3 simple steps.  As always, if you have any issues at all while upgrading, you can tweet us at @iHospital, drop into one of our locations, or contact us using our website contact form.  It’s important to remember that you can upgrade to Mountain Lion OS X from home.  It costs $20 and you can purchase it directly from the Mac App Store.  This is welcome news as its predecessor, Lion, set us back $50!

[Related: 5 Ways to Prepare for the Mountain Lion OS X Upgrade!]

Here’s How to Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

1.)  You must have one of the following Macs to be able to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
If you’re Mac isn’t listed above, head directly to your favorite Apple retailer and start looking for a new computer!

11 Eye-Opening Features and Updates of iOS 6

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11 new features of iOS 6Everyone is anxiously awaiting the debut of Apple’s iOS 6 which is expected to arrive in the fall of 2012.  Apple proudly launched iOS 6 during it’s WordWide Developers Conference in June, 2012 and we’re here to share the most popular and talked about features and updates.  See our previous post, Top 10 Instagram Photos from WWDC 2012, for a detailed look at the conference via images.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices put together the following list of 11 eye-opening features and updates to expect in the highly anticipated iOS 6:

1. Maps.  Instead of using Google maps, Apple will be using its own newly designed map app for iOS 6.  Unlike Google, this map can be tilted to view the map from an angle and there’s no pixelation when you zoom in as it’s vector based.  Apple is also introducing turn-by-turn navigation similar to the Android.  Users can follow maps with 3D views, look at road signs for their new turn and check traffic.

2. Siri.  The quirky little voice assistant is getting an upgrade to know more about sports and movies.  You can ask Siri about the current status of the Olympic games or what movie is playing at your local movie theater.  Check out our previous post, 5 best apps for the 2012 London Olympics, for more information on how to follow the upcoming games on your favorite Apple devices.  

5 Ways To Prepare for The Mountain Lion OS X Upgrade!

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mountain lion OS X updateThe Internet is buzzing about the latest news that Apple has released to developers the golden master of Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).  This is the final non-public version.

According to Apple, the brand new OS X Mountain Lion update will be going on sale at the end of this month and it will cost $20.

[Related: How to Update Your Mac’s OS X Software]

Here are some tips on what you need to make sure you can upgrade to the latest version of Mountain Lion as soon as it becomes available.

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