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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Manage Other Storage in iDevice

iTunes is the place that helps you view different data storage available. You will be able to see date categories as photos, music, books, Apps, podcasts, and TV shows. You can individually check for any of the files to determine the storage space to manage your data. You can remove programs or files accordingly that are space hogging.

As far as other storage is concerned, it is all about data files that are other than iTunes file categories. This includes things like cache from Safari, Mail apps, attachments, e-mails, backup files, reading list, backup files, and files from jail-breaking devices. This is different from the primary data that is why you are not allowed to remove it using iTunes.

Viewing Other Storage

Now, you must be wondering where it is and how to locate it or view it. For this purpose you need to hook up one of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with your Mac or your PC and launch iTunes. Now, you need to click on the device name displayed in the window to get started. When the scanning is complete, go to the orange color bar that shows the memory consumed in other storage.

Steps to Clear Other Storage

If you are thinking of installing applications for erasing other storage memory then you need to know there is a better way of doing it without purchasing any app.
Below mentioned are the instructions to help you clear your other storage:

• Navigate through Settings-> General-> Usage, from here you can easily determine the amount of space consumed by each app, which you will see in the Documents & Data space

• When you reach Documents & Data space you only have two options, first to uninstall the app or clear the offline cache

• For deleting your Safari storage you can go to Settings-> Mail Calendars, Contacts and tap on any given account, then choose Delete Account. When it is clear you can again add it.

Using Restore Option

It might happen that you may come across a trouble like corrupted files that are lying in your other storage. If this is the case then the only thing left to do is Factory Reset but before doing that, you need to take a backup of your device for all the essential files and data that you would want to get back when you start afresh.

Update Windows 10 Drivers

Some folks have had problems with their hardware devices not functioning with newer operating system versions. Having said that, you can solve this issue by downloading the proper Windows 10 drivers or to make sure your hardware products, as us tech nerds call them, communicate properly with your OS or operating system allowing you to keep streaming your retro 90’s mix as much as it may annoy your millennial friends.

Now, a lot of times, people think that when their hardware equipment (remember what we said hardware devices are?) is not working properly, that it is busted and needs to be pitched in the recycling bin.

Don’t be a fool! Remain cool, because a lot of the time, the issue is often caused by old or out of date drivers. Yes, the driver is causing the issue. Now isn’t that interesting?

As well, when people upgrade operating systems, for example, moving to Windows 10 they will become aware that certain pieces of hardware that were working okay before are all of a sudden not functioning now. What could be causing this grief and frustration? In a lot of these cases, these problems are caused by driver incompatibilities. Incompatibilities, now that is a funny word. Try saying it fast 5 times in a row! Now getting back to our driver discussion, the driver worked fine with the old operating system, however with the new operating system, it ain’t working so good anymore.

Downloading a driver that the manufacturer has configured to Windows 10 will mean that your operating system will have no issue in understanding the instructions or in giving instructions to your hardware devices. “How do I obtain the proper drivers for my computer system?”, you perhaps may wonder.

Well, we can certainly help you out with that. There are numerous ways to update drivers on your computer system.

One of these ways would include going to the manufacturer’s website and trying to locate them there. Having said that, in certain cases, they can be hard to find and not very well laid out on their site. You have to be very cautious not to download the wrong driver as this may cause huge issues for the hardware device and computer. Another way is to play around in the device manager are after clicking on the start button.

In the esteemed opinion of ourselves, the easiest and most grief-free way to update your drivers with the absolute latest versions is to use a designated driver updating software program. These software programs are created by teams of egghead software designers to scan your entire PC for out-dated drivers and then automatically move to the next step and download the latest driver releases to be installed on your computer system. Yes, that’s correct, the software locates and downloads the correct drivers for your operating system and hardware devices. How cool is that?

Hiring Virtual Assistant

1. Stretch your budget. We all try to work within a budget. And one of the reasons why many people are considering a virtual assistant is because of its cost effectiveness. Consider spending more to hire a virtual assistant with more experience. Try to see it as an investment.

2. Communicate what you want. When hiring a virtual assistant it is important to let candidates know what you want and your expectations. You should also be clear about your budget, how long the contract will last, and the tasks you expect to be completed.

3. Test the water. Before agreeing to a long-term contract with a virtual assistant, assign a small job and see how the candidate will fare. Look into the discipline, scope of work, and timeliness of the VA candidate.

4. Availability of the VA. Most virtual assistant work for numerous clients at the same time. Make sure that the VA you will be hiring is available to go online during your clinic’s working hours or during the time when you need them the most. They should also be able to do multiple projects at the same time.

5. The quality of work and professionalism. This is one of the most crucial things to consider prior to hiring a VA. Look into the quality of the work delivered by the candidate and try to assess if it meets or exceeds your expectations.

Between Smart Watch and Smart Cuffs

While I personally don’t have any worries about my employer “opting to monitor” sensors in a smart watch (I run my own business) I have a broader concern about the general direction our society is heading by accepting the idea that it is OK for 3rd parties (employers, insurance companies, government, etc.) to monitor nearly every aspect of our lives. Granted, we as a society already give away a tremendous amount of information to 3rd parties such as cell phone companies who know who we call and where we are 24/7, credit card companies who know everything we buy, and internet marketing companies who track our every move online.

However, smart watches go a significant step beyond the vast amount of information already up for grabs every time we scan a customer loyalty card or pay for something by credit card. There is an axiom that once information is given away, it can never be taken back. There is also a rule that once information is given away, it is impossible to control how it is used.

For instance, Japanese Americans dutifully filled out U.S. Census Bureau forms in 1940 never expecting that data to be used against them a few years later. For decades the U.S. Census Bureau denied participating in the internment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. However government documents published in Scientific American in 2007 showed that the Census Bureau had in fact handed over names and addresses of innocent people so they could be forcibly relocated to internment camps.

While I don’t expect employers or insurance companies to punish “unhealthy behavior” with internment, the principle still exists that once personal data is surrendered to a 3rd party, the person who gave it away has lost all control over it.

In all likelihood I will be an early adopter of the new Apple smart watch because I like the idea of being able to read a text on my wrist. I just cringe a little every time I realize that this type of technology is taking us one step closer to the point where our technology can be used to control us rather than us controlling it.