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How to hand write your iMessages on iOS 10

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

In 2016 it’s unusual to deliver a handwritten message. But if you’re after a bit of nostalgia or are looking to up your handwriting game it’s time to check out this hidden feature on iMessage for iOS 10.

It’s easier than you think.

1. Simply open iMessages app, start a conversation and tap into the text entry box.

send handwriting iOS 10 iMessage

2. Rotate the iPhone into the horizontal position. (Make sure that orientation lock is not toggled on to prevent rotation.) You should see this box appear:

handwriting on iMessages ios10

3. Hand write your message, click DONE for this will be inserted into your conversation.

handwriting iOS 10

4. Click the green arrow for your message to be sent to your recipient.

send handwriting iOS 10 iMessage

Your message should appear as part of your conversation thread.

Happy Writing!

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How to Force Restart your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Got a problem with some tech? Turn it off and on again is always the first step. But now the new Home button on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus isn’t mechanical anymore this process is slightly different.

The Taptic home button now means that your handset won’t be able to preform a traditional hard reset in the same way as its predecessor. Previously you would press home and power buttons simultaneously, but luckily the new method is just as easy.

Simply hold down both the power and volume down buttons. The screen will turn black and the Apple logo appears to show you the rest has been successful.

iPhone 7 hard reset

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How to send Screen Effects on iOS 10

Monday, November 14th, 2016

iOS 10 saw some major overhaul in the iMessage app, with stickers, bubble effects and screen effects.

Today we’re looking at  Screen Effects, which are messages that take over the entire screen with an animation and sound.

Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 14.17.47

Apple have initially launched five screen effects to add a little something to your messages:

  • Balloons: An array of colourful balloons float up your the screen.
  • Confetti: A blast of confetti falls from the top of the screen.
  • Lasers: Disco lasers scan up and down, emanating from behind the text bubble.
  • Fireworks: A series of colourful firework blasts across your device
  • Shooting Star: The nighttime sky lights up across the screen.

To add these to your messages, simply write a message, then use Force Touch (long-press) on the send button until the Bubble Effect screen is activated. Then, tap on the Screen button at the top of the screen. Scroll across to view each screen effect, selecting your favourite to add.

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Where has the lock screen camera shortcut gone on iOS10?

Friday, November 11th, 2016

If you’ve recently ordered an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, or have updated to iOS 10 you’ll notice one useful feature seems to have disappeared.

Previously on  iPhones  you’d swipe on the little camera icon on the lock screen to quickly open the camera. This ensures you don’t miss the moment whilst trying to unlock your device and locate the camera app.

However, on iOS 10 this little shortcut is not there. Not only that, but it’s not immediately obvious what to do instead.

iOS 10 camera shortcut

image source: digitalspy


Here’s what you have to do now:

Simply swipe to the left on the lock screen to open the camera instantly.

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How to take a Screen Shot on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Most of us are aware of how to take screenshots on our  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets (Power button + home screen) but the Pixel handsets vary slightly to this familiar command.

Use the hardware buttons to take a Screen shot:

Hold down the power button +

  • hold down on the down volume button. 

Release both buttons at the same time.

You’ll see an animation of the screenshot quickly appear and fade out if you were successful.

google pixel screenshotimage source: Android Central

The Google Pixel stores screenshots in a special folder, which you can access vis the Photos app. Simply swipe down on the notification bar to view.

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How to Import and Export Records from your old device onto the new BlackBerry Dtek60′s Password Keeper

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

BlackBerry Password Keeper app on the BlackBerry Dtek60 Sim Free allows you to store your password records, including passwords, usernames, notes, and lists, in one safe and secure place. Encrypting your information using AES-256, all of your passwords are protected by a single password that you choose. BlackBerry Password Keeper can even generate random passwords that are more difficult to guess.

If you are upgrading your BlackBerry handset you can easily export password records from your old device and then import them into your new device.  You can also export your password records so that you have a file that you can use as a backup.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap The menu icon > Settings > Import/Export.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Tap Import passwords, and then tap the file that you want to import.
    • Tap Export passwords.
  3. Complete the instructions on the screen.

Use a media card to transfer password records:

  1. In the BlackBerry 10 version of Password Keeper, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap The Settings icon> Export Passwords.
  2. Save your encrypted password backup file to the Documents folder of your media card. Note your password. You must enter this password to import the file on your new device.
  3. Remove the media card from your previous device and insert it into your new device.
  4. In BlackBerry Password Keeper, tap The menu icon > Settings > Import/Export > Import passwords > Documents.
  5. Tap The more actions icon, and then make sure that Show SD Card is selected.
  6. Tap The menu icon > (Your SD card name).
  7. Tap the Documents folder, and then tap your password backup file.
  8. To complete the import, type your BlackBerry 10 Password Keeper password.

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How to Download Non Google Play apps onto your BlackBerry DTEK60.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Google Play is the default trusted source for downloading Android apps onto your BlackBerry Dtek60.

google play

With a wealth of apps on offer, you’ll never get bored. However, some apps are popping up from other websites/sources and if you wish to access these from your Dtek device you’ll need to follow the following instructions:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap the Settings icon > Security.
  3. Turn on the Unknown sources switch.
  4. Tap OK.

As you’re downloading an app from somewhere other than the default trusted source, it is also important Scan device for malicious activity.

Here’s how:

You can set up your device to scan periodically for malicious activities. Your device warns you about potentially harmful app activity.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap the Settings icon > Google > Security.
  3. Turn on the Scan device for security threats switch.

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