Apple Mac Tips
iPhone and iPod touch Wrong passcode results in red disabled screen
Restoring your phone is your only option if you have forgotten your passcode or if you have bought a used iPhone that has the previous owner’s passcode set on it. The only way to do it is to use the Recovery Mode on the phone. Using the iPhone in Recovery Mode in conjunction with iTunes, you will be able to reset the phone to its factory defaults and begin adding new applications, taking pictures, etc., all from scratch.
Hold down the “Sleep/Wake” button at the top of the phone. After a few seconds a notice saying “Slide to power off” will appear.
Slide the red button to power down the phone.
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Hold down the “Home” button. This is the square button on the iPhone under the screen. After about ten seconds a yellow triangle and a notice saying “Please Connect to iTunes” will appear.
Plug the iPhone into the computer on which are running iTunes. You must have an iPhone or iPod USB cable, because the side that is inserted into the iPhone is unique to Apple.
How to Unlock the iPhone
Unlocking is the removal of SIM restrictions on the modem, allowing the use of the iPhone on any carrier. The main reason to unlock your iPhone is if you want to use it with a different service provider (ie T-Mobile). Here are 2 articles you may want to look at:
There are two ways to unlock an iPhone. You can either do a software unlock, which usually requires some kind of hacking, or you can do a factory unlock.
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Move your files from PC to Mac
Use an external Hard Drive
How to move documents and media files from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Apple’s support site suggests several different methods for transferring files from a PC to a Mac. My personal recommendation is to use an external USB hard drive: Connect the drive to the PC, drag your data onto it, then disconnect it, attach it to your Mac, and drag the data onto the Mac’s hard drive using the Finder (OS X’s equivalent to Windows’ Explorer).
(Your Home folder, which appears in the left-hand pane of the Finder and is equivalent to My Documents, is a good place to copy your personal files—it’s got folders for Documents, Movies, Music, and Pictures.)
Run Windows on a Mac
There are three main ways to run Windows on a Mac. First, OS X itself includes Boot Camp, a utility that lets you install a copy of Windows (which you supply) on your Mac. You can then boot into either OS. Windows will run just as fast as on any PC with comparable specs, and all Windows-compatible applicationsand peripherals work. The disadvantage of Boot Camp is that it’s either/or: You have to boot into one operating system or another; you can’t Command-Tab to switch between Windows and Mac apps.
Understanding Mac security
When it comes to security, using Windows can feel like living in the heart of a big city—the kind of place where you can install all the locks and alarms you want, but you still worry. The vast number of computer users who run Microsoft operating systems form the biggest, juiciest target cybercriminals could dream of. Which is why there are more than twenty-two million unique examples of Windows malware out there.
Using the Mac, by contrast, is like living in the country. Even if you don’t arm your home like a fortress, chances are vastly lower that anyone will break in, simply because the Mac is a much less attractive target to bad guys
If you’re having problems getting any songs in your Music Library on your Mac to upload to or download from iTunes Match, here are the three essential troubleshooting steps you need to know:
1. In iTunes, select the View Options item from the View menu.
From here, make sure that both the iCloud Download and iCloud Status items are selected.1. In iTunes, select the View Options item from the View menu. From here, make sure that both the iCloud Download and iCloud Status items are selected.
The Download column displays icons indicating the current status of your songs. These icons generally appear only when an action is pending or if something has gone awry—such as a song that is ineligible to upload or an error in the uploading process