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How To Get unlimited Cloud Space to store data

I am going to tell you a smart tip which will help you to get this done very easily. Cloud storage is one of the most expensive storage media where you can store your data. There is no cloud service which offers free data storage. It started getting popular with Dropbox and now we have large number of options which includes Microsoft Skydrive, Google Drive and others. When a user creates an account over Google then he already gets a cloud storage space of 10GB for all the activities and files which are associated by using the Google services.

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10GB is a good amount of free space if you simply want to save only the important stuff over your account and if your account is old then you will have this free space as 15GB which is again really good. This 15GB will have all the mails available on the Gmail account and also the files uploaded on Google Docs. Now the Google Drive application for Android and iPhone has been recently updated which can help you to monitor multiple Google Accounts on Google Drive pretty easily.

How To Do It?

Whenever you getting out of space then you can create another Google Account for a new 10GB free of Google Drive space and then start uploading your files there. But make sure you share all those files with the primary account which you usually access all the time. So, through you are uploading from different ends, but you will be able to read and edit all the files from a single frame (this is from your primary account).

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The screenshot shows that I am sharing a file with my primary account and then using my phone to manage both the accounts at the same time. If you have the application installed on your tablet or smartphone, you will not even have to enter the passwords again and again but if you are using the desktops then you can open another account by using the incognito mode of your Google Chrome browser.

Problems You May Face.

You may face the problems like he handling of all those Google Accounts can be bit of a problem. So, try to set the same passwords for all those accounts.

Every time you upload any damn file!! There number can be huge but you cannot help it you will have to share every one of them with the primary account in order to take the advantage of the tip. So, upload all the files at once and then click the select all option to select all the files. Now click share and then share all those files atone. I think this solves your problem.

Conclusion

This will help you to get a good amount of cloud space for you. You can use the same method for Skydrive accounts also but I am not sure whether you can manage multiple account in their applications for android or iPhone. I hope this solves your problem to a certain extent. Please let us know if you face any other problem while using this tip.

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[Fix] What and Why are these Blue Dots on iPhone [iOS New Feature]

There is a new UI feature in the new iOS7 which puts a blue dot behind the name of the application which has been recently installed or which has been recently updated. Now in this post I will tell you that what does this signify and if your iPhone is automatically putting this in front of every application now and then (even if you don’t manually update it), then what is the reason behind it.

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This blue dots just tell you that after the install of that application or after its latest update you have not opened it once. The moment you open it, this blue dot will go away and there is not provision to completely remove it. However, if this comes on every application even if you don’t update it, then there is a small unknown setting on iPhone which has been doing this.

Reasons Why They Exist

Open the Settings section and then search for the option of App Store. Here you will see that the automatic updates option is toggled as ON, which means that as soon as the update arrives it uses the WiFi network through which your iPhone is connected and then updates that application. Hence, you see that Blue dot without doing anything.

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It may also happen if you will update the applications on your iTunes on desktop or laptop and then once your iPhone is synced with it, iTunes will replace all the old applications with the new updated versions and thus again you will see the same dot before the name of the updated applications (as they have not been opened since updated.)

Conclusion

This feature has really troubled many of the users. I just took a look at one of my friend’s iPhone and told him that you have not used this application till now. He was surprized that how did I tell him and so here goes the trick in this post. Please let us know if you face problem while following this tip or if you face any other problem on your iPhone.

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How To Check Cellular Data Used by Applications on iPhone [iOS7 Feature]

Till iOS6 we have been installing many application to know that what amount of cellular data is being used by what all applications on the iPhone. So, that we could limit the usage of the application while we are using the Cellular data. Luckily this feature is now one of the new features which have been introduced in the new iOS7 and in this post we will be telling you that how can you check the data usage by every application installed on your iPhone. You can also choose to revoke the access of cellular data for that application.

If you are on WiFi and you have switched off the Cellular Data and then the screen will look like this.

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Go to the Settings section and then choose the Cellular Data as the option, scroll down on the screen and you will see all the applications with the cellular data being used.

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Switch ON the cellular data option and you will be able to see all these application with a toggle button to revoke their access to Cellular data. If you feel that some of the application use your cellular data a lot then you can use this toggle button and thus they will only operate over the WiFi.

The applications are sorted as per the last application which used the Cellular Data. Please let us know if you have any query related to this tip. With the help of this feature you will be able to check the data usage on behalf of all the applications on your iPhone.

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How To Monitor and revoke Cellular Data for applications [iOS]

Whenever we install an application on our iPhone and then it does not ask access to the cellular data of your iPhone as it does for the access of Bluetooth, Photo Gallery, Location services and camera. But whenever you are not in the range of any WiFi hotspot you tend to use the cellular data on your phone which has a certain limit for the month. So, who will you do to stop the certain applications to use the cellular data on your iPhone in order to minimize the usage of Cellular data on your iPhone?

The answer to this question is very simple, just follow the steps mentioned below and you will know how to do it. Before going further let me tell you that you will be able to alter these settings only when you have switched on the cellular data service on your iPhone.

Go to the Settings section and then tap the cellular network option. Now, enable the cellular data option.

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Now scroll down a little and you will see the list of all the applications installed on your iPhone which have the right to use the cellular data. Not only this, but you will also be able to see the data which has been used by these applications till date.

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So, this will really help you to point out the correct application which actually take up most of the data out of the limit which your pack carries. By simply toggling the button you can turn off the option to stop the usage of cellular data for that application. Please let us know if you face any problem while following up with this tip. Stay tuned to such tips for new iOS7.

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How To Copy Music Songs, Videos From iPhone to PC

There are many ways to transfer songs from your laptop to iPhone, you can manually copy and paste the songs to the music section of your iPhone or you can create one playlist and sync your iPhone only to that particular playlist, keep on changing it all the times as per your mood and then syncing it once with the help of iTunes or you can tick mark the genre of the music in iTunes and then it will automatically sync all the music under that category.

Transfer iTunes Music, Videos From iPhone to PC

But what to do when you have installed new operating System to your PC and now when all the music from your laptop is gone and you want at-least your iPhone music to be there in your laptop then you can select the free program called Sharepod which allows you to do it easily. Moreover if you laptop does not have any music then syncing the laptop with your iPhone over iTunes will delete all the music of your iPhone. In this post we will mention a method which can help you to transfer the music and almost every type of file to your laptop.

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There is a freeware known as Sharepod, which can help you to transfer music from iPhone to PC. This freeware has been designed especially for music and videos on your iPhone. You can download this freeware from the link at the bottom of the end of article. Once you install it, it will detect the device connected with your laptop and automatically list out the details of all the music files and videos available on your iPhone and you will have some options as mentioned above.

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With the first option you transfer select files available in the window to your computer. Select the files and if you want to transfer all the files then tap ‘Ctrl+A’, now press the first option and you will see something similar to this. You can select the path where the file will be saved and at the same time you can choose the hierarchy in which the file will be saved, like the songs of the same artist will be saved under a common folder by its name categorized by the names of Album. Similarly, you can choose any other hierarchy option or you can create your own option. That’s it you will find your music or video at the same location. You can also choose to take the backup of music and videos on your iPhone and choose to transfer the music from laptop to your iPhone without using iTunes.

Please Note: You will only be able to copy the songs which you have transferred to iphone from iTunes previously from PC, but you can’t transfer the purchased and downloaded songs from iTunes music store.

Conclusion

I tried to search for many application but most of them were paid and yes obviously much better than this in terms of UI and functionalities. Tools like iExplorer3 can do the same for all the available files on your iPhone like, taking out the downloaded browsing history or backup files or other media. You might take help with the demo version also but then it will ping you all the time to convert it into the full version. This freeware is a good and neat application for transferring the application from laptop to iPhone.

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Make Notifications For Facebook Messenger on iPhone For Some Hours or All Time

Facebook Messenger application specially designed for the users to chat over it has been improving over couple of months in the past. Now they have the provision to send the voice recording to the other users but the only problem I feel in this feature is that the recording will only take place till you place your finger over the recording button, but still the feature is there and I hope that this restriction of keeping your finger over the recording button while recording is to make the recording short (which is easy to send and receive). Now when the features are improving, the users have been using it in preference to the other IM applications because as the phrase goes ‘everyone is on Facebook.’

But what to do not want to block a certain friend of yours but he keep on bugging you through the day on your Facebook messenger. You will definitely to switch off the notification with respect to that particular user rather than muting the whole application. In post we will tell you the method by which you will be able to mute a particular chat for a fixed period of time or if you want than you will be able to mute the whole application which can be required when you are busy in a meeting. Before proceeding further let me tell you that the notification will be muted for a particular period of time and after you will start receiving the notification again.

Steps Performed To Mute Facebook iPhone Chat Message

Open the messenger application and then open the chat, now tap the icon on the right hand side top corner.

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Now tap the notification field and then you will see the options for muting that particular user.
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If you wish to mute that particular user forever then the first option is very much appropriate or for the fixed period of time, the other 2 options are good to go.

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But if you want to mute the application for 8 hours then come to the home page of the application and then tap the highlighted option, which will show you the list of users available online.
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Now tap the gear icon and then toggle the status of the notification field.
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Here you will have only one option, which is muting the notification for 8 hours.

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That’s all the options you have to mute the application and once that fixed span of time is over you will be able to receive the notifications and if mean while you opened the application, then on the very first screen you will be notified the way mentioned below.

Conclusion

We have mentioned the way to mute the application, but that involves lot of time and moreover you will never want to mute the application permanently. So take these steps as the best way to mute the chat for a certain period of time. If you have Facebook application installed on your iPhone then you must also be getting notified by that application if anyone pings you over the chat, I am not sure if muting the messenger the application mutes the notification on Facebook application too.

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Why System Services on iPhone Use Location Services [Know Your iPhone]

If you want to preserve your battery for a longer period of time then it is for sure that you will be conscious about mainly 2 factors, firstly the brightness and the other one is the location services. Since the upgrade of iOS 5.0, the location services are only used when an application needs them so whenever you see that arrow icon on the top of your screen, it means that location services is being used by an application right now. Now unknowingly while installing an application we hastily give them the access to our location services feature, without considering whether it is important or not.

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One of the famous example can be the Facebook Messenger app, I am sure that most of you will have given access of the same to this application and all the time when you are chatting with your friend on this app, the location service feature gets to be used continuously because the application keeps the track of your location and in every line of chat sent by your through the messenger attaches that information which can be seen by the user at the other end.

Similarly you might not know but your iPhone uses the location service to provide you the location based iAds to display them in an application currently being used by you. The same story goes for features like:

  • Call network Search: You might have observed that when your network strength start reducing and reaches to a level at ‘Now service’, then this feature is utilized to predict the nearest tower signal and retrieve signal from that part.
  • Compass Calibration: When you are using Google Maps or any other application related to maps then compass is used to let you know about the direction in which map is being displayed and the direction in which you are moving.
  • Diagnostic and Usage: these are the reports generated on the performance of iOS on your device. I don’t have a clue that why do they need location information in these reports. It may happen that they might be categorizing the reports of the users on the basis of the location.
  • Genius For Apps: Genius features take a note of all the applications installed on your iPhone and on the basis of that it recommends you the other application on the App Store which you may want to try.
  • Location-Based iAds: You must have observed that usually when an application is free then either on the top of the screen or in the bottom, a space is reserved to display you the applications. These advertisements are shown to you by Apple after considering data specifically related to you.
  • Setting Time Zone: You might not need your iPhone to do this, you can set the time zone on your own. Else this feature takes up the location where your iPhone is located and set the Time zone.
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The location feature access to these features can be toggled at Settings>Privacy>Location Service>System Services. This option is available at the bottom of the screen and you will have to scroll down a lot for this.

Now depending upon your priorities you may enable of disable them, for instance you will not Ads to use your location feature so you can disable that feature and similarly you can do that for Genius Apps also. We have already mentioned above the meaning of these features, so toggle them and let us know if they have helped to improve your battery life. You can follow the same for the list of applications to which the access of location service is given. It will somewhat look like below.

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I hope that this post will help you to manage the permission of location services in a smart way as the services mentioned above are always hidden generally from the user. This will surely help you to increase some battery life.

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[How To] Guide To Install Older Version of Apps on iPhone

Many users have reported that they might like the previous versions of the applications, reason being they might be fed up of any bug or but then the question is how to downgrade it to the lower version.

When your iPhone syncs with iTunes on your computer it replaces all the old version of applications on your iPhone by the new one which were updated by you and if you updated the applications through iPhone then the older version of the applications on your computer will be replaced by the latest which will be copied from your iPhone. So, in short once the syncing is complete both the iPhone and your computer will have the latest version of the applications.

Now the question arises from where you can get those old versions back. Now once the syncing gets completed, all the old version application files are dumped automatically in the Recycle Bin. The only way to get the older version back is to take those files out and save them as a backup of those applications, as you will need these files while putting them again on your iPhone.

  1. Go to the location where you have all the iTunes Mobile Application saved, basically at the time of syncing the IPA files are copied from that location on your iPhone or vice versa. By default the location on your Windows 7 computer will be ‘C:\Users\FoX\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications’.
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  2. So, as you have deleted that updated application from your iPhone, delete the same latest application file from that location also.
  3. Now, as mentioned earlier you must have that IPA of the older version taken out from the ‘Recycle Bin’, paste that on the above mentioned location.
  4. Then simply sync your iPhone, you problem will be solved and you will have the older version of that same application on your iPhone.

Conclusion

This method is little bit tedious, we will let you know if we come across any jailbreak tweak which can do the same, else this is the full proof method to get the older version back. You cannot download the older version of any application from the App Store. Another problem is you will have to delete the application which means reconfiguring it again by logging in and losing all the previous data associated with it. So, keep these negative points in mind while restoring the app back to its older version.

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[How-To] Add Plus Symbol While Dialing or Adding a Contact on iPhone

If you are dealing with the phone numbers where most of them include extension numbers, then we do have a very simple solution to it to save your time. Usually, when the call is connected then you need to enter those extension numbers, usually you cannot save them on the phone and every time you will have to enter them manually. Today in this post we will mention a way in which you can add that number in the same contact details (we will not use any other application or jailbreak tweak of this)

Open the details of any contact in the ‘Edit’ Mode and then take your cursor in the mobile number at the end of the last digit and then press the key at left hand bottom corner ‘+*#’.

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On the other keypad, press ‘wait’, this will add a semi-colon (;) after the last digit in the contacts number.
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Now you can add an extension number and then save. You can see that I have made you add the wait character which will wait once the number written before is dialed and then will ask you to dial the rest.
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Now when you will call that same number, you will see a new button which will say ‘Dial (Extn Number)’. Once the call is connected you can use dial button for that that set of number whenever needed.
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Conclusion

This is one of the simple tweaks which are not used very often and thus unknown to many of the users. So, next time when you want to save the number of any restaurant using zomato (with the extension number) then you can use this tweak.

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iPhone Upload Photos Directly to a Folder in DropBox

Dropbox is most commonly used cloud based application on iPhone, because of the ease with which the images gets uploaded automatically and gets synced with the application version installed on your desktop. Moreover it is secure, because it has a separate passcode arrangement so, even if your friend known the passcode of your phone, he or she will not be able to open this application.

Now when this application has been recently updated, it has got a new feature where you can upload any image from your Camera Roll to a specific folder in DropBox. UI of the application has also been changed and most of it looks like the new UI of the Google Applications (which is decent). First of all reach out to the location where you want to upload the image.

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Then tap the ‘+’ sign, you will get 2 options, one of them can create a new folder and the other one will take you to the camera roll from where you can browse the image.
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Let me tell you that in case of iPhones you can only upload images or videos from your camera roll in the DropBox application, no other files like any document or any audio file will be uploaded. So you can create a folder like this.
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Or you can click the option to go the browse images section. Just select the images and then tap Upload. Images will be uploaded to that section.
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Conclusion

This feature is good but it doesn’t make much of a difference in using the application. Initially the process of doing so was 1 step more but that was also sober. Deleting the application is also very easy now, as you can delete them easily in lump. The overall changes is in the appearance and not much has been with functionalities.