Located at 88 East Main Street, in lovely downtown Ramsey, New Jersey is an authorized Dealer for AT&T Wireless Services. They have been in the wireless business since 1999; but their cumulative wireless experience totals over 40 years.
This type of experience can only benefit their customer base. Since day # 1, the owner and staff have tried to steer clear of the stereotypical wireless dealership mentality. It has been their goal to be more of a consultant; than a salesperson. They treat “word of mouth” or “referral” business as their driving force.
If you use iCloud to back up your contacts, you can quickly bring them down to a new iPhone or iPad in a matter of seconds. There have also been reports of contacts mysteriously disappearing completely, which may require you to push them back down from iCloud again. Regardless of the situation, you can restore contacts from your latest iCloud backup in just a few taps.
How to re-download contacts from iCloud to your iPhone or iPad
Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap on iCloud.
Turn On the option for Contacts — if it’s already on, turn it off and then back on again to trigger a re-download. When asked what to do with existing contacts, choose the Delete option.
If you are asked, choose to Merge contacts.
Launch the Contacts app or the Phone app and verify your contacts are all there.
Keep in mind it may take a few minutes for all your contacts to come down. If you’ve recently had contacts disappearing from your iPhone or iPad that you know you previously had, this could potentially solve the problem. If it doesn’t, you can also try one other fix for disappearing contacts via the link below.
The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off in Chicago in a few days, but for those that can’t make it, Red Bull has you covered. As part of a partnership, Red Bull will be live streaming the festival to a number of devices this weekend.
Any device with a Red Bull TV app will be able to watch Lollapalooza live. Red Bull TV is available on devices like the Apple TV, Xbox 360, Chromecast, smartphones, tablets, and more. Red Bull will provide three channels for the over 100 performances. Each channel has a focus. One features artist interviews, behind-the-scenes access, and unique views of performances. The second and third channels provide live streams of the different acts.
Will you be tuning in to Lollapalooza one your device of choice this year? Let us know below in the comments.
The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you’re watching on the Apple TV in your living room or streaming to your iPhone or iPad, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene talk Doctor Who season 4, marrying the Doctor’s daughter, thinking through your anti-life plans, the end of the beginning of River Song, bionic companions, Time Lord bonds, and non-ginger regenerations.
This Spring Clip Holster holds your iPhone securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches while the rear clip can be rotated in seven different positions for complete comfort.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is a new endless runner by Nickelodeon that lets you play as your favorite turtle characters. You’ll have to defeat enemies on rooftops and in the streets in order to make it as far as you can before your energy meter runs out. Along the way you can play mini games, search for pizza, and collect Mutagen, the game’s form of premium currency. These are the tips, hints, and cheats we think you need to know to achieve your furthest run ever without having to spend tons of real world cash!
1. Make sure you’re collecting green orbs whenever possible
If you run out of energy, game over. As you run you’ll have to collect green orbs in order to build back up your energy while you’re running. If you have a choice between fighting an enemy or jumping over them to collect orbs, always go for the orbs.
2. Save your Mutagen for defeating enemies
Mutagen is Rooftop Run’s premium form of currency and is rather hard to come by. If you run out of energy due to getting hit or from lack of orbs, you’ll have to cough up Mutagen to continue on or you’ll have to start over. Each time you decide to continue on, the amount of Mutagen you have to cash in gets higher and higher. This is why it’s smart to use it wisely and typically save it for when you’re battling an enemy.
3. If you’re going to buy anything, buy Mutagen
If you decide you want to spend some real money in order to give yourself an edge, coins are easy to collect in-game so pass on them. Instead, buy yourself some Mutagen so you can continue on during runs when and if you need to.
4. Fill your energy meter to activate Turtle Time
If you completely fill your energy bar by collecting enough green orbs, you’ll activate Turtle Time which is a sort of bonus game. In the mini game, you’ll have the opportunity to rack up tons of coins quickly, so be sure your always aiming to fill that meter.
5. Buy Turtle Power Magnets and other boosts to give yourself an edge
The store offers lots of items for sale. One of my favorite boosts is the Turtle Power Magnet which attracts all green orbs near you so you don’t have to go after them. If you find yourself having a hard time making it past rooftop enemies, the laser bot will most likely be your best bet. Regardless what you choose, boosts aren’t terribly expensive, you can trigger them whenever you’d like, and you’re free to stock up on as many as you’d like.
6. Focus on leveling up a single turtle instead of unlocking them all
Instead of unlocking all 4 turtles, a better strategy, at least in the beginning, is to concentrate on leveling up one. This way all your coins are going to giving you the maximum amount of armor and energy as fast as possible. So pick your favorite in the beginning and stick with them for a while.
7. Increase energy and armor capacity before anything else
Increasing energy and armor means you can take more hits and go longer without having your energy meter fall. For most folks this will mean that you’ll have a better chance at getting farther without having to use Mutagen. You’ll be thankful you have the extra armor and energy when battling enemies.
8. Don’t forget to visit the garage to upgrade the Shellraiser
You’ll need to protect and upgrade your vehicle just like you upgrade your character. Increasing armor should be at the top of your todo list followed by adding better launchers. Just choose wisely when it comes to spending money on the Shellraiser and on your character.
Your Rooftop Run tips, hints, and cheats?
If you’ve been playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, what tips, hints, and cheats have you found to be helpful? Be sure to let us know in the comments, along with the length of your best run yet!
Where this bumper case shines is around the edges of your iPhone 5C. It combines a hard, polycarbonate frame with a translucent TPU inner material that helps absorb shock. You’re getting the best of both worlds in a simple, yet protective case. Each bumper even features two tones of color from front to back!
Whether you’re looking for a no-nonsense text input system or are looking for something to do transformations to big chunks of text-based data, a text editor fits the bill like nothing else. Bare Bones Software makes a terrific one called TextWrangler that ought to be a part of every discriminating Mac user’s app arsenal. What’s more, it’s absolutely free.
Text editors serve important roles that word processors do not. While Pages, Microsoft Word and others may make your text look pretty and give you powerful layout tools besides, text editors specialize in actually doing things with text.
You can certainly create and edit readable documents with text editors, but that only scratches the surface. Text editors are indispensable tools for programmers who need to write source code and want to be able to highlight the code syntax to easily see what they’re doing. System administrators depend on them to manage and edit system logs and configuration files and scripts. Anyone can use them to find and replace text, add editing and formatting, filter.
To that end, TextWrangler is chock full of useful features. It can read any file that contains plain text. It sports pattern-based search and replace — so you can look for a specific word, phrase or block of text, or you can use tokens and modifiers to find near matches to what you’re looking for.
TextWrangler’s search functionality is based on Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE), a common library for search functionality. So if you’re familiar with the Unix grep function, you can create really complex search and replace patterns that can save you hours.
Beyond editing and manipulating strings of text, TextWrangler can manipulate entire files. You can merge the contents of a file into another one, for example. TextWrangler’s support of system-level versioning makes it easy for you to track what you’re doing, and it can auto-save files. It’ll even save what you’re doing if you quit the app or need to restart your Mac.
TextWrangler is built on the same underpinnings as Bare Bones’ flagship software app, BBEdit. BBEdit costs money, though — it’s available for $ 50 from the Mac App Store. The price tag gets you a whole ton of features you don’t get with TextWrangler, especially if you’re working with web documents — BBEdit has a complete set of HTML markup and editing tools, along with a clipping system, integrated support for version control systems like Perforce and Subversion, Automator workflows, the ability to read (and write) files stored in Zip archives, and much more.
The Bottom Line
If you’re just getting started in Mac programming or Mac system administration and don’t want to spend money on an industrial-strength text editor, TextWrangler is perfect for the job. Even if you’re not a code monkey or an IT monkey, having a powerful text editor can save you a lot of time and work when it comes to searching and transforming text-based documents you might be working with.
When it comes to acquiring smaller companies, Apple has a bit of a history of trying to make it all happen as quiet as possible. Sometimes it works and other times, well it doesn’t work out so well at all and folks spill the beans on them well before Apple is ready.
In the case of BookLamp, otherwise known as ‘Pandora For Books’ it seems they might have once again had their cover blown. Although the report from TechCrunch notes it happened earlier this year, if the report is correct that secrecy has finally come to an end.
TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. A second source says Apple bought BookLamp’s employees and technology for a price that was “higher than $ 10 million, and lower than $ 15 million.”
BookLamp’s most well-known product was the Book Genome Project, a platform that let users find suggestions for books to read based on natural language analysis of other titles. BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.
At this point, the deal remains unconfirmed by Apple but TechCrunch has amassed a ton of supporting evidence to go along with the tips that it has indeed happened. The BookLamp site has been shut down, there’s offices being maintained but no one reportedly works in them. And perhaps the biggest clue, no one from the core team who was working there at the time of shutdown has changed their employer status as of yet.
Update – Apple has now confirmed the purchase to Re/Code simply stating: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” offering no further comment on the matter.
Summer vacations are just made for the great outdoors. Whether you’re in your backyard, at the local park, at a national park, or hiking halfway around the world, there’s an amazing amount of plants and flowers, bugs and birds, rocks and streams to see and enjoy. Best of all, if you have your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, the Camera app means you really can bring it all home with you. What’s more, if you have iPhoto on your Mac, you can have even more fun. You can have a real book printed and bound on real paper so you can share it with your family and friends. For kids — or kids of all ages — it’s a great project that not only lets you relive your adventures but record them for everyone!
Getting started with iPhoto on Mac
Before you even launch iPhoto, make sure you shoot a bunch pictures. Shoot the trip to get there. Shoot again cool signs you see along the way. Shoot the name of the place or park you’re visiting. All of that will help you establish where you are. Then just shoot all the amazing things you see. Get some photos that show the landscape, the trees, and the surroundings. Get some shots that show the people you’re with. Make sure they take some shots of you too! Don’t be afraid to get in close. Really close! Capture all the sights and textures and things that shine in the sun, glisten in the rain, creep, or crawl, or fly, or swim around you. Nature is wondrous diversity. Capture as much of it as you can!
Once you’ve gotten more than enough photos, and you’re back home safe and sound, you’re ready to share!
Launch iPhoto on your Mac. (it’s free and comes with OS X, the software that runs your Mac.)
If you use iCloud and Photo Stream, wait for your photos to sync over. If you took a lot, it may take several minutes, even on a fast Wi-Fi connection.
If you don’t use iCloud, or you want to go even faster, connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to your Mac using your Lightning or 30-pin Dock connector and sync your Camera Roll to iPhoto over USB.
Select the photos you want to use in your book.
Click on the Share button at the bottom right.
Click on Book.
Choose the format (hardcover, wired, etc.), style (picture book, journal, etc.), size (L, XL, etc.), and color of the book project you want to start.
Click on Create.
Click on each page to edit the photos and text.
Click on Buy Book once you’re done.
Apple offers a ton of options for your book. You can choose between hard cover and soft cover, and whether you want it wire bound or not. You can pick the theme by either using the drop down (handy if you already know which one you want), or the carousel to browse them all (handy if this is your first book).
You can choose the size at the bottom left, either large (L) or extra large (XL), and the paper color at the bottom right.
Once you’ve picked all that and created your new book project, you can still change your mind about the theme using the “change theme” button at the top right.
iPhoto will pre-populate your book with all the photos you chose. If you haven’t chosen enough photos to fill the book, you’ll need to choose more photos, change the page layout to show fewer photos per page, or even repeat a few of your favorites.
Click on a page to change the layout, photos, arrangement, options, or text. Click on a photo or text block to move or edit it, or click on Options to add things like borders or captions.
Once you’re done and happy, click Buy Book and Apple will get the process started!
Digital is glorious. Digital is beautiful. But for some things, for some people, you just want a real book to hold in your hands, real pages to flip between your fingers, and real printing to splash beautiful photographic light across your eyes. From coffee table compendiums to National Geographic magazine, there’s a long, proud history of nature books and journals and, thanks to Apple and iPhoto, anybody and everybody can make one of their very own.
If you visit a park or a mountain, a trail or chasm, your backyard or the beach, take photos with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and then make yourself a book with your memories, or make one as a gift for your friends or family. Either way, it’ll be enjoyed!
Flying Alaska Airlines anytime soon? Then you’re going to want to download their updated app for iPhone. Alaskan Airlines has given their iPhone app a fresh new look.
Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest American airline and is based in Seattle. Head into the Apple App Store and you’ll find their iPhone app now sitting at version 3.0.
What’s new? The crew at Alaska Airlines revamped the entire look and feel of their app. The goal was to make navigation more intuitive, while keeping robust features in place for hassle-free travel. You can also now see a list of all your upcoming travel reservations with Alaska Airlines and jump to see the details of each flight.
We’re really liking how the new Alaska Airlines app is looking. Fly Alaska Airlines often? Download the updated app and let us know what you think of the new interface!