iPhone or iPad sync session failed to start

The backup and sync feature with Apple’s iTunes is slowly being replaced by iCloud’s features. But if you’re cheap like me and have over 120GB on your 128GB iPhone, you don’t want to resync with the cloud in the event of a failure. I have so much freaking data, I need a local back up. … Continue Reading

iPhone/iPad App Keeps Crashing

Have an app that keeps crashing when you try to load it?  Here are some steps to resolve it: Remove the App from Multi-tasking and start again (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4211) Free up running memory by closing apps that are running in the multi-tasking background. Reconnect to Cellular or WiFi network. Verify that you have the latest iOS installed on your … Continue Reading

Password Protection #netsec

We all hate it when our companies make us change our passwords every 60 days.  But they do it for a reason!  It’s more secure! With all of the hoopla over the leaked celebrity scandalous pictures, I thought I’d revisit a topic that’s been covered to DEATH, but no one seems to really take the advice … Continue Reading

iOS 7 First Look: Photos

Yesterday I blogged about the new iTunes Radio in iOS7. Today I’m checking out the camera and photo features. Let’s start with the photos app first: The Icon isn’t a photo.  It’s doesn’t lead you to believe that by clicking it, it will take you to a magical land of photos.  It looks like some … Continue Reading

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iOS 7 First Look: iTunes Radio

iOS 7 was announced two days ago! And boy was it a change…. Over the next few days I’m going to be to be posting some reviews/first looks at the OS. Today, I’m looking at something I’ll probably use most. iTunes radio. I’ve listened to several songs over the last couple of days. Its algorithms … Continue Reading

Disable Adobe Reader for Safari PDFs

If you absolutely MUST have Adobe Reader installed on your Mac, you probably hate how Adobe takes over Safari.  So anytime you view a PDF in Safari, you’ll have to load an Adobe plugin and slow your computer down to a halt… Yep, Adobe is great at making crapware! To disable this junk, it’s super … Continue Reading

Why I don’t like Apple Stores…

I love most Apple products. I love the company culture of innovation and progress. I’m a big Apple fan. I’m not sure I’d call myself a “fanboy”, but I like the company and their products. When it comes to their retail stores, I love the design, look, and feel….but hate the store… To be fair, … Continue Reading

Apple’s iPad announcement #ipad4 #ipadmini

The iPad Mini So, Apple just announced the iPad mini… Click here for the Apple Site. What do I think of it? Well, it looks like a great tablet.  If you already have a tablet, you don’t need it.  If you don’t have a tablet after 2-3 years of table computing, this is probably your … Continue Reading

Clear DNS Cache on a Mac (OS X)

If you’re ever messing with DNS records, you may run into times when you have stale entries in your DNS Cache. Here’s you how clear your cache in Mac OS X: dscacheutil -flushcache