Updates and more

So I am going old school Nostalgia right now. I have fired up Mac OS 9 (the predecessor to Mac OS X/OS X/macOS) from the 90’s and launched Quicken 2000 to record my spending. Since I have yet to learn how to properly budget I am following Ramit Sethi advice to track my spending. More… Continue reading Updates and more

A pivot

“A pivot is where a start-up company decides to switch direction in how they make their revenue. This is often after their first plan results in failure. Pivot as relates to entrepreneurship.” – Urban Dictionary There is an old motivational saying which — I have as wallpaper on an old iPod Touch 4G — “If at… Continue reading A pivot

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At this time I do not recommend upgrading to iOS 11 especially if you have an iPhone 5S.

 

Based upon my own experiences with iOS 11, Apple needs to iron out some more wrinkles with the software to refine some features and to improve overall performance on the iPhone 5s. iOS 11 slows down the iPhone 5s and increases the waiting time or   “hanging” time from when you open an app (like Notes for example) until you can actually use the application.

 

Therefore when you receive the “new software update” notification for your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch/iPod Touch tap “not now” or “remind me later” to delay installing the update. Later I will post a guide on how to remove the update only if you’re in the time period AFTER you accidentally tapped “install” but BEFORE the update was fully applied.

 

If you actually applied the update and don’t like iOS 11, it may be possible to downgrade but not without challenge and/or time cost. Contact me and I’ll either give you a free estimate for me to do it for you (if you’re in the greater  NYC area) or I’ll quickly just tell you over the phone.

 

Although a warning, in order to downgrade EVERYTHING will be removed off your phone and that EVERYTHING includes messages, saved app data, open web browser windows and more. It will be like resetting your iPhone to the first day you bought it with NOTHING on it, zip, zero, nada. Finally time is limited on when you can do that; usually within a week or less of a new update Apple removes the ability to revert to the old iOS version. Therefore time is of the essence if you accidentally updated/upgrades and want to go back.

Don’t upgrade to iOS 10!

iOS 10 is out and has been making a splash with new home screen unlock method, new to view your messages, and people unable to find the “shuffle” button in the music app. Granted iOS 10 has a lot of shiny new features and polished up old features. More people upgraded to iOS 10 faster… Continue reading Don’t upgrade to iOS 10!

Backups (quick note)

It’s always good to have backups because you never know when something is going to fail. This can be said of data as well as hardware. Working on an important document, save it first to your Dropbox.com folder then save a copy to an external flash however while you update the file make sure you’re… Continue reading Backups (quick note)

Is your iPhone/iPad/iPod backed up? Abridged

You have important stuff on your Apple iDevice right? If you’re like me, I have voice memos, app settings and data, contacts, calendars, reminders, Pages Documents, Number’s Spreadsheets, and photos. Are they being backed up, well of course they are, they’re being synced to iCloud, right?   Wrong!   The beautify of Apple iCloud syncing service is… Continue reading Is your iPhone/iPad/iPod backed up? Abridged

The Secret to my success

I am not sure about you but it feels like I’ve had a life time of adversity and while not to bore you with details it feels like either The Devil or may be more appropriately God dumped a huge scorching serving of responsibility on my shoulders from a young age for my generation. Without… Continue reading The Secret to my success