Tag Archives: Apple

11 secret controls on your iPhone headphones

If you have any Apple brand device, chances are you have at least one pair of their headphones laying around. If you use them on a regular basis, here are some tips to get the most from your Apple headphones: During phone calls: 1 - Incoming calls: Tap the center button to answer a call 2 - Ignore a call: Long-press the center button to ignore the call - you should hear 2 'beeps' and you will know that the caller was successfully sent to voice mail 3 - Swapping calls: Tap the center button Read more [...]

Google Doodle Honors Robert Noyce – “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

Robert Noyce is being honored by Google for his contributions to the electronic components industry on what would have been his 84th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Google's homepage has a doodle which etches the Google logo onto a microchip, a technology that Noyce is credited with co-inventing. Known as the Mayor of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and is credited along with Jack Kilby with the invention of the integrated circuit. Read more [...]

Kindle Fire or iPad – which is the best tablet?

The iPad has been around a couple of years and has set the standard for tablet computers. Very often "iPad" has been synonymous for "tablet" the way that people use the word "Kleenex" for "tissues." There has been just no competition. We decided to compare the newest Kindle Fire from Amazon head to head with the iPad to see which was was preferred here at West Florida Components. Today's comparison will look strictly at the physical aspects of both tablets. Screen Size: The Kindle Fire has Read more [...]

Macbook users: FREE software to track a stolen Macbook

Every once in a while a great piece of software comes across our desks here at West Florida Components....and today we found an excellent way to recover your Macbook or iMac should it ever be stolen. It is an ingenious piece of software. Download Hidden, and it can track your Macbook or iMac, show you where it is and who has it. When you activate the tracking, Hidden will locate your stolen computer anywhere in the world, take pictures of the thief using the computer (via webcam!) and also provide Read more [...]

How to Jailbreak an iPad

Jailbreaking an iPad If you have an iPad, you may be intrigued by the thought of jailbreaking it. Jailbreaking a device permits you to install and use third party applications and utility programs. In the case of a jailbroken iPad, you would be able to then run apps like Adobe Flash which is not available through the Apple OS, or access files like you can on a PC. One app that caught my eye was the multitasking app which would allow you to run multiple programs without having to save/close Read more [...]

iPhone death grip frustrates iPhone4 buyers

No, your iPhone is not going to die, but be careful how you hold the phone for the best reception. Originally thought to occur due to a design issue related to the wraparound antenna which is unique to the iPhone 4, it is now suspected to be a software problem as well as a design flaw. Reportedly, Apple technicians are on the case and there are rumors of a firmware update within the next week. Rumor has it that the issue is related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband. The problems are Read more [...]

Using the iPad for business

Apple sold 3 million iPads in 80 days and is still having a hard time keeping the iPads in stock - a situation that is not totally unexpected, but even analysts are revising their projected sales figures upward based on what they call the 'strongest product cycle in the company’s history, led by the iPad and iPhone 4'. In terms of apps, there are over 11,000 apps already developed for the iPad. What is surprising the analysts is not the number of apps available but the number of businesses Read more [...]

Buy a Mac – get a free iPod touch

Just in time for graduation, Apple has announced a super deal: Buy a Mac and get a free iPod touch Pretty cool! Here's how it works: If you buy a new Mac with Apple education pricing from May 25 through September 7, 2010, you can get a free 8GB iPod touch. That's a value of $199! The $199 is in the form of a rebate which is processed online, and if it's like other Apple online promos, it's pretty painless and fast. Want a bigger iPod touch? No problem. You can get the 32GB iTouch for Read more [...]