While recycling is certainly a lot better than clogging up our landfills with toxic materials, I have an even better option to tell you about.
Question from Michelle H.: I sometimes loan my phone to my 9 year old son so he can play a game, and I recently found out that he sneaked into the Google Play store and bought several games without my permission.
We had a long mother-son talk and he assured me that he won’t do it again, but I’d really like to force the Play Store to ask for my password for every purchase. Is there a way to do that?
Rick’s answer: This actually is a very common problem, Michelle. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, that’s about all you can do with it. Even worse, the contents of the clipboard are overwritten every time you “copy” something else.
The good news is you can download a clipboard app that will give your phone a fully functional clipboard.
Most of the available apps allow you to copy and store multiple snippets which you can then paste into any app, at any time. [Read more…]
I frequently receive messages from readers asking how they can find out if their Mac, iPhone or other Apple gadget is still under warranty before they contact Apple Support to request a needed repair.
These warranty-related questions are usually spread out over time, but for some reason I received six of them just within the past week!
That prompted me to write up this short post explaining how to quickly find the warranty status of any Apple device.
Luckily, Apple has made it very easy to instantly retrieve that vital piece of info. Just follow the steps below: [Read more…]
Question from Claire: I recently broke my old iPhone and I replaced it with a new one.
That’s not really a bad thing because I’d had the old one for several years and I’d been looking for an excuse to buy a new one (smile).
The thing is I still have the backup from the old iPhone stored in my iCloud account. How can I get rid of it?
Rick’s answer: [Read more…]