Guide to iPhone printing – you probably have everything you need already

We now live in a world where we can do most computing tasks from our mobile devices. We haven’t completely got rid of paper though, and we still need to print documents and photos. Luckily, if you own a printer you probably have everything you need already.

Your iPhone (and iPad) has the ability to wireless print to printers compatible with the AirPrint standard. This is a specification and capability that Apple have made and designed into their products. You will need a compatible printer, but more on that in a moment.

To print from your iPhone first make sure you are on your home or office wifi network. Then open the document/email/picture/thing that you’d like to print. Tap the share icon (it looks like a document with an arrow pointing upwards and can usually be found in the lower toolbar). Scroll right a bit and select Print. Chose the printer on your network and go get you print out. Very simple!



Now for this to have worked your printer needs to support Apple’s AirPrint and be connected to your wifi network. AirPrint is supported by most contemporary printers and the easiest way to find out if yours is compatible is just to try it. Do remember to make sure that your printer is on and connected to wifi, and that your iPhone is on the right wifi network.

If you don’t have a compatible printer (or no printer at all) not to worry, they are really cheap. Check out this Amazon link to see a whole range (click here).  If you are on a budget there are some seriously good deals, such as this all in one color Canon printer (link here).  We generally like HP printers using them at home and in the office, they are reliable and the scan quality is good.  For just $79 you can pick up this HP all in one printer/scanner/copier with AirPrint support (link here).

BEZALEL Empowers iPhone Users with Universal Wireless Charging

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After a very successful Kickstarter campaign and debut at CES, BEZALEL’s first-of-its-kind universal charging solution for the iPhone is now available via Amazon and the Bezalel.co website.

The Latitude dual-mode (Qi and PMA) case enables iPhone users to power up using any wireless charger – regardless of charging standard.

“The iPhone is packed with great features, but wireless charging isn’t one of them,” said BEZALEL CEO and Co-Founder Frank Wu. “Our first-of-its-kind Latitude case lets iPhone users power up using any wireless charger, without having to pick sides in the war over competing charging standards.”

Wu went on to explain that the war between Qi and PMA is similar to iconic battles such as VHS vs. Betamax and Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD, except that wireless charging impacts far more consumers given the proliferation and daily use of smartphones. Companies backing the Qi standard include McDonald’s, Samsung, Toyota/Lexus and IKEA. Those backing the PMA standard include Starbucks, Delta Airlines, Google and AT&T.

“Wireless charging is all about convenience, and there’s nothing convenient about being unable to power up because your mobile device is incompatible with the nearest wireless charger,” he added. “While the standards war won’t be resolved anytime soon, we’ve found a way to settle it now for iPhone users. BEZALEL is like Switzerland in the battle between Qi and PMA.”

The Latitude case is available in black or white for iPhone 6/6s ($49.90) and 6 Plus/6s Plus ($59.90). It is constructed of advanced polycarbonate, and includes a flexible, super-durable Lightning cable connector that lets users charge and synch their iPhone easily the old-fashioned way (via a standard Lightning cable).

“There’s irony inherent in the fact that most people power up their ‘wireless’ devices via a power cord,” said Wu. “At BEZALEL we’re determined to change that.”

Learn more about the dual-mode Latitude case for iPhone at http://bezalel.co/pages/Latitude, and check out the quick intro video on YouTube https://youtu.be/WMXGwCd7Vxk.

See the latest prices on Amazon here: BEZALEL I6 Qi Wireless Charger Charging Receiver Patch Module

About BEZALEL

Los Angeles-based BEZALEL was founded in 2013 to design and manufacture wireless charging technology that lets mobile device users ditch the power cord, both at home and on-the-go. After completing the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s renowned Start-Up Garage incubator program, the company conducted an initial Kickstarter campaign named one of the Top 10 of 2014. Its debut products include the Prelude fully-mobile (i.e., rechargeable) wireless charger, and the Latitude first-of-its-kind dual-mode (Qi and PMA) wireless charging case for the iPhone. More information is available at Bezalel.co.

Contact:
Erik Deutsch
ExcelPR Group
(323) 851-2455
erikd[at]excelpr[dot]com

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Original Press Release Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bezalel-empowers-iphone-users-with-universal-wireless-charging-300215397.html



How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone

Wi-fi calling is a particularly useful feature for people who are in areas of limited coverage, or often make calls from basement offices.  In this article we show you, with screen shots, how to enable wi-fi calling.

Wi-fi calling enables you to make and receive calls and SMS as usual, but using your wifi network rather than the cellular network.  Unlike services such as Skype and Whatsapp, there are no additional apps or different accounts to use; your phone operates and normal and people can call you as normal; it’s all done through your mobile operator, just via wifi instead of their cell tower.

First of all you need to ensure that your mobile network supports wi-fi calling. At the time of writing in the USA T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and (soon) Verizon support it, whilst in the UK support is found from EE and Vodafone.

If you are on a supported network:

1. Open your settings

2. Select the Phone option

Select Phone in your iPhone Settings
Select Phone in your iPhone Settings

3. Select Wi-Fi Calling

Select Wifi Calling
Select Wi-fi Calling

4. Move the Wi-Fi Calling slider to on

Move the slider to on
Move the slider to on

Your device will ensure that the wifi network you are using has sufficient bandwidth to support the call.  If it does you will see your network change to say ‘WiFi Call’:

WiFi Calling is Enabled
WiFi Calling is Enabled

Once you leave the wifi area your phone will switch to a cellular network, if one is available.

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Slip iPhone 6s Plus into Crafted Leather Protection with OtterBox Strada Series

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The latest iPhones are a great canvas for personal style and the iPhone 6s Plus provides even more real estate to flaunt sleek sophistication. OtterBox combines fashion and functionality into one sleek, elegant case with Strada Series for iPhone 6s Plus, available now.

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Strada Series wraps iPhone 6s Plus into a slim protective shell with a premium, genuine leather folio that protects the HD Retina display from harm when closed and doubles as a display stand. The elegant design emanates a classic, sophisticated style and is functional for easy, on the go use. The iPhone 6s Plus folio case is also compatible with iPhone 6 Plus.

“Leather is the most classic, timeless element of style,” said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. “Strada Series for iPhone 6s Plus is truly a classic case that looks and feels premium while still delivering on the OtterBox promise of protection.”



Designed with sophistication in mind, Strada Series is as functional as it is attractive. The case is made of premium leather accented with tailored stitching in a nod to its Italian-inspired design. The folio flips open and closed with ease and a magnetic latch keeps the cover securely closed to protect the screen on the go or holds the cover open for easy access to the display. Plus, the folio has a vertical card slot built into the cover and a second card slot is located behind the phone when the kickstand is fully opened.

Strada Series boasts OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection, meaning the case design has undergone more than 238 hours of testing across 24 or more tests to ensure durable, long-lasting performance.

Strada Series for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus is available now in “Saddle” (brown), with other colors coming soon on otterbox.com for $59.95. Strada Series is also available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and GALAXY S6. To learn more, visit otterbox.com.

About OtterBox:

Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.1 Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is an eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices inSan Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit otterbox.com. Protecting your mobile world.

Note:

1 No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 9/2014 – 8/2015

©2015 Otter Products, LLC. All rights reserved. OtterBox and all OtterBox logos, trademarks and symbols are the property of Otter Products, LLC. All other logos, trademarks and symbols are the property of their respective owners.

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How to set a photo as your iPhone’s lock screen

In this short guide we’ll show you how to set one of your photos from your photo library as your lock screen image.
Your lock screen is shown when your device is locked, before you put your pin code in.

To set this to a picture:

  1. Open up your photo library
  2. Choose the picture that you want
  3. Holding your phone vertically, tap the share button (found at the bottom of your browser window with an arrow pointing upwards)
  4. Scroll down and select ‘Use as wallpaper’
  5. You can then zoom in and out to crop the picture
  6. Once you are happy with this tap ‘Set’
  7. Select whether you’d like this as your lock screen image, your home screen (behind your app icons) or both.

Hey presto, you’ve just pimped your lock screen!

Number One iPhone App Made in One Week Without Programming

LOS GATOS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Last night the hit game Color Switch overtook the top position in the U.S. iPhoneApp Store of All Apps.  The game has amassed over 8,000,000 downloads and is currently #1 of all apps in 34 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160121/324749

Color Switch was created by California resident, David Reichelt, in a single week using drag and drop game building software called Buildbox.  Buildbox is the first game development tool without any option for programming or scripting and is widely becoming known as a rapid development tool.  Creators use the software by dragging images into a level editor and changing their physics and control properties to create unique games.  David created the basic idea for Color Switch in only 30 minutes, and then finished the complete game in one week.

Color Switch was featured by Apple in major markets upon release and promoted heavily by the social media star, Fortafy, who published the game.  This was the 31st Buildbox game to break the Top 100 iPhone Games chart in the last year and the 28th Buildbox game to be featured by Apple.  Buildbox has had more Apple features and Top 100 games built with it’s software than all other game building software platforms combined.

Buildbox has been publicly available for 15 months and the company has recently announced the version 2.0 of its software.

SOURCE Buildbox

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Original Press Release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/number-one-iphone-app-made-in-one-week-without-programming-300208096.html


Quick! Discounted smartphone battery packs (USB charger)!

Hello faithful readers.  We know you love your mobile technology and a good bargain!  Our smartphone batteries are always running out, and right now Amazon has one of their limited time offers on a great battery pack that can charge your smartphone and tablet.  It’s one of the bigger ones, which means on a single charge it can charge your iPhone 6 – 7 times over.

It has 2 USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time.

At the time of writing it is only 2% claimed but will run out in under 4 hours.

Check it out on Amazon here:

Photive 12000mAh Dual USB Portable Battery Charger for Smartphones and Tablets


Press Release: CarbonTV Launches New iOS App at the 2016 SHOT Show


DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fans of outdoor-related programming can now watch full episodes and seasons of premium hunting, shooting, fishing, farming, equine, off-road and country lifestyle shows, for FREE, on the new CarbonTV iOS app.

Hailed as the #1 streaming video platform in the outdoors, the new iOS app from CarbonTV offers:

  • An extensive library of free HD outdoor and rural lifestyle content
  • Full episodes and seasons of new shows, films, clips and personalities
  • Captivating original series and short films
  • Access to CarbonTV’s renowned Carbon Cams, including the CRUSH Deer Cam and live eagle cam
  • Chances to win swag from popular outdoor shows and brands through exclusive sweepstakes
  • A personalized experience allowing users to follow their favorite shows and curate their own video playlists
  • The ability to beam to your TV screen through Apple AirPlay

Download the five-star rated CarbonTV iOS app for free: http://apple.co/1Niz17J

Available on CarbonTV.com, Roku, Xbox One, Samsung SmartTVs and now on iOS, the digital streaming destination continues to make it easy for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the best outdoor-related programming on the go.

“We’ve been inundated with positive feedback from users thanking us for making outdoor content accessible and free at a time when cable packages continue to skyrocket in price and cut outdoor programming from their offerings,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at Carbon Media Group. “From college students streaming hunting shows in their dorm rooms to Marines overseas who miss whitetail season, we’re committed to providing broader access and quality programming for our users – those who love the outdoors – the Carbon Class.”

About CarbonTV
The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 125 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Bone Collector, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind The Draw, American Harvest, Major League Bowhunter, SCORE Int’l, American Elements and the RIDE TV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visit http://www.carbontv.com. Download our app:http://apple.co/1Niz17J. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

SOURCE CarbonTV

 

Original Press Release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carbontv-launches-new-ios-app-at-the-2016-shot-show-300206309.html


HomeKit enabled iDevices announce tighter home integration

iDevices are one of the leading suppliers of HomeKit enabled smart home devices and today they are announcing gear that offers tighter integration into your home.

The Verge reports that iDevices announced that they will make switches, sockets and dimmers that integrate directly into your home by sitting in the wall… You know… Like normal switches do.

This means that those who want smart tech don’t have to leave lights and sockets permanently switched on (causing conflict between the switches and the smart tech) or feel like you’ve retro fitted something to your house.

Light switches work like light switch should, but they’re also smart inline with iDevices’ usual smart home gear.

This is also the first time this has come to a HomeKit enabled system.

You can see some of iDevices’ existing kit on Amazon :

The full article by The Verge can be found here:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/5/10706816/apple-homekit-light-switch-power-outlet-idevices-ces-2016

How to scan receipts and documents with your iPhone 

Gone are the days when you have to have your computer to hand to scan documents – you can do all this from your iPhone (or iPad)!

When on business to may need to quickly log that expense receipt; alternatively you may need to scan that contract as you head out of the office.

Scanner Pro is an iPhone application which lets you use the camera in your phone to easily create PDFs or JPGs of you documents or receipts.  Just point the camera at the paper and the app will recognise the border of the document meaning you have a nicely cropped image. You can even add a password to PDFs to secure them.

Once scanned the images can be printed, emailed or sent to a number of cloud services including Dtopbox, Evernote, Google Drive, iCloud or Onedrive).