This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the bugs in iOS 7, time saving Android shortcuts you should be using, and how to find your parked car when you lose it. We’re also answering your questions about migrating a scattered iTunes collection to a new computer, improving cellular reception when you have none, and automatically downloading podcasts on your iPhone.
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News and Top Stories
Evernote Gets Two-Factor Authentication, Turn It On Now In this age of password leaks and trivial account hacking, two-factor authentication isn’t an extra or optional layer of protection, it’s a necessary one. Today, all Evernote users—whether paid users or those with free accounts—can turn on this important security feature.
Amazon’s New “Login and Pay” Service Makes It Easier to Shop Online It’s annoying to sign up for an account and enter your credit card info at every darn site you shop at. Today, Amazon announced a new featured called “Login and Pay with Amazon” that lets you bypass the annoying stuff and shop easier.
iOS 7’s Most Common Bugs (and How to Fix Them) No operating system launch is without a few bugs, but it seems like iOS 7 has had more than it’s fair share of blunders. From iMessages not working to lock screen exploits, here are some of the biggest bugs, and how you can fix them.
Seven Time-Saving Android Shortcuts When it comes to getting things done on mobile, you can never be fast enough. There have been so many changes to the core of Android over the years, though, that you may have missed a few ways that you can do things faster or more efficiently right now.
How to Ensure You Never Lose Your Parked Car Again: How many times have you parked your car and forgotten where it is? Some of us just don’t have the necessary skills to locate our own vehicle a few hours after we left it in a very specific location. If you suffer from this affliction, we have the help you need.
Questions and Answers
Chris asks, “I keep my music stored in folders all over my computer, but use iTunes to listen to them. It’s time to get a new computer. How can I migrate my music? Am I best off consolidating my music into iTunes first? Or should I keep it all separate as I’ve resisted so far?” We recommend you consolidate your library with the “Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized” and “Copy Files to iTunes Media Folder” options checked in Preferences > Advanced. Then, you can just copy the entire “iTunes Media” folder to your new computer, put it in the same place, and open iTunes—everything should be exactly how you left it.
“Verizon has horrible reception where I live, but I’m stuck in a contract. What can I do?” First, I’d Make sure Verizon really is the problem. If indeed they are, we have tips for getting out of your contract without paying that early termination fee.
“I am a city girl with a pretty long commute on an underground subway with no internet access. I love to read and listen to podcasts on my way to/from work on my iOS devices. Is there a way to auto download my content at certain times of day or in certain locations? A lot of times I forget to/don’t have enough time to download everything I want to read or listen to before I leave the house since it has be done manually.” This wasn’t easy in iOS 6, but with iOS 7, more apps are getting background download functionality. Downcast, our favorite podcast app for iOS, can download based on your location or in certain intervals.
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