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Most people think an iPhone and its leather case is good for one thing: to co-exist. But explore the technicalities of it, and you've suddenly got a device that can do so much more.
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
I hate losing things. Especially something as important as my smartphone. But if you're like me, it happens sometimes. So all I can say is that if you're going to lose your iPhone, do it right. Be prepared before it actually happens.
Step 1: Enable "Find My iPhone"
Unfortunately, if you've already lost your iPhone without enabling this setting, you're out of luck. Back to the old-fashioned way of checking under the couch cushions, driving back to the restaurant where you ate dinner, and racking your brain to figure out when you last had your iPhone.
One of the first things you should do when you get a new iPhone is to enable the Find My iPhone setting.
Go to the Settings app and choose iCloud.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom until you see "Find My iPhone." Slide the tab to ON to enable the setting.
Click on "Allow" when your phone prompts you to enable Find My iPhone features, such as showing the location of your phone on a map.
Step 2: Locate Your iPhone
Okay, so you've lost your iPhone. Now what? With "Find My iPhone" enabled, you can use any other iOS device or the Internet to locate, lock, or wipe your phone if it's lost or stolen.
From the web, go to www.icloud.com.
Log in to your account and click on the Find My iPhone button.
Choose your iPhone from the list of devices.
Your iPhone's location will automatically pop up on the map. From there, you can choose to play a sound that helps you locate the device (for example, if it's underneath a pile of dirty clothes), change your phone to lost mode, or erase all data from the device.
Step 3: Lock Your iPhone
If your iPhone is in a location where it could get stolen or someone could access your personal information, your next move should be to lock your iPhone. This will keep anyone from accessing your personal data until you can get your phone back.
To lock your iPhone, just choose "Lost Mode," which will pop up a screen on your lost iPhone with a customized message so that if someone finds your iPhone, they can call you at a different number, bring it to the manager of the restaurant, or any other specific instructions you want to include in the message. "Lost Mode" will also lock your iPhone.
Step 4: Wipe Your iPhone
Finally, if you're in a situation where you know you won't be able to get your iPhone back (for example, it's stolen or lost for good), you can erase the iPhone's memory from iCloud.
Just choose "Erase iPhone" to wipe your phone's data.
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Image Credit for Screenshots: Find My iPhone App on itunes.apple.com
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
If you love the smooth, sleek design of the iPhone 5 and the slim, minimalistic appeal of the MacBook Air, Jony Ive is the one to thank for it. As the leader of industrial design at Apple since 1996, Ive is well regarded for his remarkable design aesthetic. And as the man responsible for determining the look and feel of each Apple product, he's known for the household product that he created more than he's known as a household name.
Apple Leadership Shuffle
After a recent shift in leadership at Apple, Jony Ive is now head of all design, including software and industrial design. What you see physically when you hold an iPhone 5, iPad Mini, or a MacBook in your hands is all the result of Ive's genius. What you see on your iPhone screen or other device when you actually use it is now also his responsibility.
The new iOS 7 platform—coming this fall, according to Apple's website—is the brainchild of Ives and the design team under his leadership. The former head of software design, Scott Forstall, was fired by Apple, apparently as a result of his abrasive management style and sharp clashes with other executive leaders, according to a news update on iDownloadBlog.
Ive Praised by Cook
The new responsibilities for software design are in addition to Ive's current previous responsibilities as head of Industrial Design. Apple described the change in leadership in a memo sent out to their employees from CEO Tim Cook, saying, "Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design." The email praised Ive's accomplishments at Apple, saying that "His incredible design aesthetic has been the driving force behind the look and feel of Apple's products for more than a decade."
Ive's title shifted from Senior Vice President of Industrial Design to a broader description: Senior Vice President of Design. By dropping "Industrial," Ives is now in charge of all design at Apple, including the software.
Coming Soon: iOS 7
Ive's first major accomplishment as head of design at Apple will be big news soon, when the new iOS 7 platform is available on all consumer devices created by Apple. Besides being installed on all new devices going forward, iOS 7 will also be available for software updates on older models, such as the iPhone 4S.
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Image Credit: Screenshot of Apple YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ErUMeT7uE
As sleek and stylish as the iPhone 5 is, it can be hard to bring yourself to cover it up with an iPhone 5 case...unless you find a case that's just as classy as your phone. While everyone's taste differs, we have no doubt that you'll be able to find an iPhone case that both protects your phone from damage and fits your style, too. Here are some of the different types of iPhone cases available to choose from.
Pouches / Sleeves
If you just want something to protect your iPhone while you're not using it, a pouch or sleeve will do the trick. With extra padding, the pouch or sleeve can provide damage protection from drops, as well as scratch protection from car keys, pocket change, and other sharp objects when your iPhone is stored inside your purse or bag.
Book-Style iPhone Cases
Want all-around protection for your iPhone? A book-style iPhone 5 case (also known as flip case or wallet case) protects your screen as well as the back and sides of your phone. Although it's a bit bulkier than something like a skin or bumper, an iPhone book case offers more protection, as well as theft protection, since it looks just like a wallet or moleskine notebook from a distance.
While you typically think of iPhone skins as made of silicone, there are plenty of other materials available, including wood skins, metal, leather, and carbon. The skin protects the back and sides of your iPhone and makes it easier to grip your phone when you're holding it. Make sure you choose a skin that doesn't block any necessary ports, camera parts, or jacks that you need to access.
Bumper cases wrap around the edge of your iPhone to make it easier to grip and provide minimal protection for your phone. Although it doesn't offer as much protection as a skin, case, or sleeve, a bumper case does offer a bit of drop protection (including the fact that you'll be less likely to drop it, with the extra grip from the silicone) and is one of the most minimalistic iPhone 5 cases you can buy.
If you listen to music on your iPhone while you exercise or when you need to keep your hands free, an armband case will come in handy. It's similar to armband cases for MP3 players and iPods—just designed specifically for the iPhone.
Even if you use one of the above cases for your iPhone 5, you may still want a little extra protection. That's where a screen protector comes in. Without adding bulk to your iPhone, it protects against scratches and smudges without covering up the stylish design of your iPhone. Better yet—you can use it along with just about any iPhone 5 case, skin, or bumper.
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