Hello My Fellow Apple-orchard Dwellers, 

What is an Apple ID?  An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple: Shop the iTunes Store, enable iCloud on all your devices, buy from the Apple Online Store, make a reservation at an Apple Retail Store, access the Apple Support website, and more.

Although I continue to be amazed at the ever increasing level of accessibility Apple Inc. affords its physically challenged customers, and although I use both my Macintosh computers and iOS devices more than any other, on a daily basis, when it comes to providing serious online data such as credit card information, billing and shipping addresses, answers to security questions, etc I prefer to use my good-old Windows PC with its ever-so-familiar screen magnifier and text-to-speech engine.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

In this post, I will provide the steps you need to take in order to prevent Clockwork or any custom recovery from being overwritten by factory stock-ROMs at system reboot:

Just like on a desktop computer, when you power on your Android device, several things happen before the system is loaded.  These “things” take place in what is essentially the BIOS of the phone, tablet, etc.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

I accidentally deleted the original question that was posted on this subject but I want to offer an answer regarding how blind and low vision iOS 6.0 users can work with photos received via SMS.

VoiceOver is Apple’s software screen reading solution for the blind and low vision.

This document assumes that VoiceOver users are familiar with basic VoiceOver gestures.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

To date, I have had no fewer than 15 conversations with 8 people via their new iPhone 5s. 

I am amazed at the outstanding voice call quality of the iPhone 5 as heard from my end of the wireless connection.  Simply put, I was unable to tell that they were not on a land-line.

Regardless of the hardware glitches, iOS bugs, etc, the iPHone 5 is, in my opinion, a superior product in terms of wireless call quality.

Bravo to Apple on this feature.


Hello Everyone,

I was in my local AT&T Wireless Store assisting a friend in upgrading her iPhone 4 to an iPHone 4S.  While we were waiting for a representative, I took the opportunity to explore iPHone 5, again.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello All,

I am delighted to report that with the release of Apple’s iOS 6.0, Siri enabled devices such as iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, can now dial Contacts whose telephone numbers contain special symbols, such as those used to selectively display Caller ID on the AT&T Wireless network.

Although I do not recommend it, AT&T Wireless customers can now send text messages to telephone numbers containing the Display Caller ID symbols, as well. 

The following are updated instructions that describe how to implement selective Caller ID on the AT&T Wireless network:  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

I just returned from over 90 minutes of using the iOS 6.0 Maps App, via VoiceOver (Apple’s software screen reading solution for the blind and low vision), on my iPhone 4 S running iOS 6.0.  I am extremely tired and uncomfortable as today was a particularly hot day here in southern California.  Normally, I would post my results after a rest but want to report while the experience is still fresh in my mind.  So, if the following comes across as curt, please accept my apology; I just want to get the facts, as I experienced them, to you.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

You know, when Apple announced Passbook, I thought, among other things, one would be able to take whatever store reward cards, currently in one’s possession, such as those issued by CVS Pharmacy, Kroger, The Vitamin Shoppe, etc, and either scan them into the App or enter any ID numbers that were associated with the Rewards card into the App.  This is the case with one of my favorite free Apps called Key Ring.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, at 4:30am I was in a line at my local A T & T Wireless store.  I was 32nd in line.  It was dark as the sun was not out but pleasant.  I Learned that the first person in line had gotten their at 8:00pm the previous night.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

After updating to iOS 5.1 or thereabouts, my iPhone 4 S began losing Wi-Fi connectivity; in the last couple of days it had gotten to an almost intolerable level; dropping the connection after less than 10 seconds after each lock of the display screen.

I resolved the issue, the solution to which being so simple that it almost hurts me to post it but I will do so in hopes of sparing others a long and unnecessary troubleshooting experience.   Read the rest of this entry »


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