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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tech Tip: For longer battery life, change this iOS 7 setting

How to turn off Background App refresh in iOS 7

Description: This feature allows apps to refresh in the background when on Wi-Fi or cellular and also use location services. Turning off background app refresh will help preserve battery life.
  1. Go to Settings Settings from the home screen of iPad.
  2. Go to General and then select Background App Refresh.

    Background App Refresh

  3. Move the switch from right to left to toggle off.

    toggle off

    Green is On and white is Off.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tech Tip: How to fix Windows Updates for Windows 8

Description: This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to troubleshoot and resolve errors when Windows 8 is failing on installing an update from Windows Update.

First try this Microsoft Fix-It:
 If that doesn't solve the issue try the following:

  1. Right click on the task bar and go to Task Manager. (Alternatively press Ctrl+Alt+Del and select Task Manager.)

    Task Manager

  2. Click on More Details at the bottom left and then click on the Services tab on the right.

    More Details


  3. Scroll down to wuauserv or Windows Update.


  4. Right-click and go to Stop.


  5. Now open up Computer by clicking Start and Computer.


  6. Navigate to C:\Windows by double clicking on Local Disc C:\ and then Windows.
  7. Scroll down until you see the folder SoftwareDistribution.


  8. Rename the folder to something else: IE: SoftwareDistribution-OLD.
  9. Now restart your computer and try Windows Update again.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's new in iOS 7?

Description: This guide will show you the new features of iOS 7.

  1. iOS 7 now includes a new feature called Control Center where you can quickly access several settings. To access Control Center, Swipe from the bottom of your iOS device to the top. This will open the Control Center from here you can play/pause music, adjust the volume, turn on/off Bluetooth, access a flashlight (iPhone), turn on/off different modes like Do Not Disturb mode as well as access commonly used apps.

    Control Center

  2. iOS 7 also introduces an all new Notifications Center. To access the Notification Center swipe from the top down on your iOS device. From here you can see recent calls, messages, and events. The new notifications area also allows you to sort them by today, all, and missed.

    Notifications Center

  3. There are also now app previews making multi-tasking even easier. To view open apps tap the home button twice. From here you can see all of the apps you currently have open as well as close them and switch to other apps.


  4. The App Store has also been updated. You can now view some of the most popular apps as well as a brand new Kids Apps section. Apps downloaded from the updated app store will now automatically update.

    App Store
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