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iPhone prompting for old Apple ID

Ipad asking to sign in to old apple ID. My ipad suddenly started to repeatedly ask to log in to old an Apple ID. One that was old AND discontinued. Apple Chat could not work it out or stop it. Then the next Apple help session said it will be an app on that ipad that was set up under the old ID trying to update. Even though we udated all apps it still happened. Then i deleted what i thought were the oldest apps - and it stopped. So it was an v old app trying to update

Posted by Owain Jones on March 24, 2017 at 4:51 AM (CDT)

Phone numbers for iMessage on an iPad and iPod touch

How can I find my iMessage number on iPad Pro?

Posted by Susan cook on March 21, 2017 at 10:29 AM (CDT)

Why do I have two separate conversations with the same person in Messages?

Make sure all your iDevices are signed in to iCloud in the messages settings and you only use one phone number to be reached at for all your devices. That way no matter which device you use you always send and receive the same way.

Posted by Brandon on March 20, 2017 at 11:06 PM (CDT)

How do I cancel a print job on iOS?

They are using Disqus because it gets rid of most of the trolls.

Posted by beduke on March 7, 2017 at 1:47 PM (CST)

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

Dove is nice - $4.99 / month

Posted by Jt Russum on February 16, 2017 at 9:03 PM (CST)

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

Direct TV offers $30 subscription for apple TV.  I am now paying $126 for the same subscription.

Posted by Jt Russum on February 16, 2017 at 9:03 PM (CST)

Whether to include specific apps in iCloud backups

Sadly, there’s no easy answer to that, as it depends entirely on the specific app and how they’ve chosen to store your data. The answer is that this should be the case — assuming the photos aren’t otherwise synced to a cloud service (e.g. when using something like Google Photos or Flickr).
According to Apple’s iOS Data Storage Guidelines, apps should include local data that is stored only on your device in iCloud backups. It’s a safe bet that any reputable app does this, as most developers would have to take specific steps to avoid it.
On the other hand, data that can be re-downloaded from a cloud-based service is usually not backed up to iCloud. This makes sense, since with only 5GB of free iCloud backup storage, you probably don’t want to be using it up with content that can be re-downloaded from elsewhere. This applies to most of the cloud-services apps such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Photos, Flickr, etc. The same is true for Apple’s own Photos app if you’re using iCloud Photo Library — your photos are already stored in iCloud, so there’s no point in backing them up to iCloud a second time.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on December 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM (CST)

Whether to include specific apps in iCloud backups

Say I have a photo app with most of my pictures on it, will the pictures/videos be on the app once it is backed up?

Posted by Hecox on December 21, 2016 at 9:23 PM (CST)

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

Agree with Leslie, If I had cable or satellite service I wouldn’t have Apple TV. If I had known that many shows are locked out, I might now have purchased Apple TV.

Posted by Helen Adams on December 15, 2016 at 2:25 PM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

Great review. I never would have found out about Magnifier without reading this. Thx!

Posted by Herojig on November 21, 2016 at 9:15 PM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

Yup, it’s almost definitely coming back. It’s fair to say that if it’s in the beta releases, it will land in the iOS 10.2 release unless something really weird happens before then.
See my recent tweet for what it looks like.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on November 15, 2016 at 10:16 AM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

I have not had any problems either, but am very disappointed that they have removed the star rating for songs - you cannot view or change the ratings on songs anymore, just the “love” and “dislike” buttons.  However, it looks like this is being fixed in 10.2, the star rating is back in the beta releases so far..

Posted by Derron Bohne on November 15, 2016 at 9:54 AM (CST)

Top Five: The Best Products for Building a Smart Home with HomeKit

I can give testimony on the ecobee 3 units…they are wonderful! We purchased 2 units, one for each floor. The sensors are invaluable because they really do help you adjust temps so that your bedroom stays cool when the den (main thermostat) may not need it, for example.
And being able to digitally “lock” the units keeps the kids from constantly turning it up & down is great, but also lets us remotely adjust their upstairs thermostat without leaving our bedroom. :)
The HomeKit works pretty well but lacks many of the advance features & settings of the excellent ecobee app.
Now if only our Chamberlain garage opening will add HomeKit, then we’re set!!

Posted by D9 on November 11, 2016 at 4:17 PM (CST)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 10

Mt TV did not update automatically as I set it. I selected UPDATE , and it said it was updated. It is not….more crap to mess with today, No!

Posted by Tom Watson on October 18, 2016 at 5:50 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 10

Now I’m humming Tom Sawyer.

Posted by iEndure on September 15, 2016 at 12:02 AM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

Interesting. I’ve had no problems on my iPhone 6 Plus, although I have fewer songs stored locally — around 3000-4000 tracks. In fact, Apple Music has been pretty solid for me since the very first iOS 10 beta.
That said, I’m also wondering if all of the iCloud Music Library problems from yesterday and earlier today may be having an impact. I was having some weird performance problems yesterday, and — for the first time — lost a bunch of my downloaded music and had to turn iCloud Music Library back on to resync it. During that time, it was painfully slow until it figured itself out and got caught up.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on September 14, 2016 at 4:02 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

Offhand, my experience is that the new Apple Music app is buggy.  Performance is horrible.  Each button click takes 10 secs (no exaggeration) to respond.  Press pause, 10 secs later it pauses, press play 10 secs later it plays.  Press next track, 10 secs later it advances to the next track.  This is on an iPhone 6s with about 6000 songs downloaded locally to the phone.  I’ve never had performance issues before.

Posted by EricSteel on September 14, 2016 at 1:49 PM (CDT)

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10

Don’t hesitate to upgrade. I installed the update today on my 5s and it’s brilliant. Nice improvements and no discernible slowdown.

Posted by John Davis on September 14, 2016 at 5:14 AM (CDT)

Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers 'clarity and simplicity'

I’m convinced Apple designs this app for someone with 50 songs in their library of which half of their songs are top-40 crap, and the other half are show tunes. Smart Playlists is a very strong feature and is only one of many features they could be implementing to make it a much better app. I could write all night about what bugs me about it and what they should be doing.

Posted by expopstar on August 14, 2016 at 3:02 AM (CDT)

Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers 'clarity and simplicity'

Yeah, I still do most of my real library management from iTunes on my computer anyway, and “Stations” are there in iOS Music now for listening to similar songs while on the go, and they work pretty well. I don’t mind going back to iTunes if I’m looking to create actual Genius playlists.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 28, 2016 at 9:08 AM (CDT)

Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers 'clarity and simplicity'

Thanks Jesse! Oh well, give me an excuse to use my computer alittle more. I also own an iPod Nano 7th Gen from 2012 and it’s still going strong. Heck it’s the only portable device that I can sync my Genius Mixes to for on the go listening and it
‘s the only FM radio receiver I have for now, (except for my vehicle).

Posted by Jason on July 27, 2016 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers 'clarity and simplicity'

Unfortunately, the Genius feature appears to be gone for good — at least on the iOS side. You can still create Genius playlists in iTunes, and they will sync to an iOS 10 device via iCloud Music Library or a direct iTunes sync. Synced Genius playlists also show at the top of the Playlists section with the Genius icon, but they otherwise behave just like any other playlist.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 27, 2016 at 9:58 AM (CDT)

Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers 'clarity and simplicity'

Anyone with iOS 10 know if one can still create Genius Playlists or is that feature fully abandoned?

Posted by Jason on July 22, 2016 at 10:59 PM (CDT)

Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real speed boost

Not much appears to have changed just yet, although it may be something of a work in progress — the tvOS Music app didn’t get overhauled until the second beta that just came out yesterday, so I’m remaining cautiously optimistic that they’ll do something for the Apple Watch Music app as well.
About the only glimmer of hope right now is that the ability to place the Music app in the Dock keeps it running in the background, so it will more effectively remember your last source setting, even after you exit the app, but it otherwise still defaults to your iPhone library.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM (CDT)

Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real speed boost

Anyone?

Posted by jv on July 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

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