Category Archives: How-To Articles

How To Prevent Your Apple Watch From Locking While On Your Wrist



Are you one of the bzillions of people who have trouble keeping your Apple Watch unlocked after entering the passcode when you first place it on your wrist? 

Wow. Look at all the virtual hand raises!  So many elevated hands, so little time, so little solutions. Read the rest of this entry


How To Store Photos In The Cloud 

 Photos In The Cloud
 There is a great ARTICLE over at  iDownloadBlog.Com which pretty much walks you through every popular method to save your photos to a cloud server.  This article is extremely beneficial and is a necessary read for those of you who are confused on how to go about securing your precious photos and videos on your Apple Device. Read the rest of this entry

Grannie The Geek’s Weekly Tip: How To Create Photo Albums in iCloud


So, you just came back from that memorable and fun loving Disney vacation or wedding celebration and, of course, snapped a billion and one pictures and videos with your iDevice.

And, before you left to come home to your daily routine,  your friends and family begged you to send them the pictures you took.   Please, pretty please?  Don’t forget? 

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How To Remedy A Keyboard Placement Issue After iOS 8 Update


Overall, I am enjoying the iOS 8 update. It took a few days for everything to run smoothly but, overall, it is a vast improvement to iOS on many levels.

And, I learned that a quick restart/reboot usually takes care of many problems.

However, I was experiencing an annoying keyboard issue Read the rest of this entry

How To Manually Back Up Your iPhone To A Computer If It -The iPhone – Is Wearing A Mophie Battery


In a word or two? You can’t.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mophie products. I have a portable battery and a wearable one as well for my precious iPhone 5.

But, with the iOS 7 update looming, I thought perhaps it was time to do a manual back-up in addition to the back-up on my iCloud storage plan.

So, I plugged the iPhone into my iMac – something I had not done in a while – and I waited and waited and waited. Nothing happened.

I rebooted, restarted, unplugged, updated both my iPhone and iTunes software. Still nothing.

Well, this was not good.

So, I took a break and went to purchase some Tim Hortons donuts for my America’s Got Talent Performance Finale Party tonight and then it hit me.

My Mophie Battery! Now, maybe it was the Timmies talking, but I had a revelation.

I was using the USB recharging cable from my Mophie product because this is basically how I charge my iPhone every night. Both the battery and iPhone are “joined at the hip” and I just assumed that the USB end of the cable would communicate with my Mac.

Well, guess what? It doesn’t! My iPhone 5 was craving its lightening cable big time.

So, I disconnected the bottom of the battery unit and exposed the original lightening port, plugged in my lightening USB cable and watched the magical import process begin on my iMac.

And that is it. Not a big how-to but important enough nonetheless. Better than tearing out your hair, right? And, if you are reading this and it made your day, then – you’re welcome. 🙂

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