How to Remove Devices from the List of iMessage Text Forwarding

How to Remove Devices from the List of iMessage Text Forwarding

After selling my iMac and buying a MacBook Pro recently, I was left with the iMac as a device on my iPhone to forward  text messages in iMessage. I could turn it off, but I couldn’t find a way to remove it from the list of devices. I tried signing out of iCloud and deleting the device from the web interface of iCloud, but neither resolved my issue.  After searching Google (as one does) I found an article from MacWorld by Glenn Fleishman.  It required changing your iCloud (or Apple ID) password. But there’s an answer, found in discussions online among users with similar troubles: Change your Apple ID password, and the phantom devices disappear. Whether you’re using password-only, two-step verification, or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID, changing the password can mean re-entering it and going through a code-based … Read more…

Life: MoviePass

Life: MoviePass

What is MoviePass? MoviePass is a subscription service that allows subscribers to see a movie every 24 hours for a monthly fee. I subscribed for one full year and I saw 67 movies. My monthly subscription price was $35 a month, but I was able to get the first month at the introductory price of $20. I spent a total of $405 or $6.05 a showing. How does it work? MoviePass subscription works similar to a Gym membership. After the 30-day contract free introductory period, customers agree an annual contract, that if terminated before the end of the 12-month period an early cancellation fee is charged. Monthly payments are auto debited from the customer’s account set up with MoviePass. A MoviePass Credit Card backed by Discover is provided. The card is only usable when activated via the MoviePass App on … Read more…

Software Review: Vidify for iPhone

Software Review: Vidify for iPhone

Vidify for iPhone is wonderfully useful automatic video editor for iPhone. At the heart of Vidify is the ability to take several different short video clips and edit them into one professional looking video. Instead of editing the selected clips in your photo library into one continues movie, Vidify uses a proprietary algorithm to take the selected video clips and spread them randomly into one final video. The App’s settings allow for some user input in how the video is put together. The user is able to choose the length of the video, how fast the editing process takes, the inclusion of fades & cross dissolves and the video resolution. The user has the ability to choose color filter effects which include B&W, Sepia, and Warming Filter.  The user can choose from the stock music library or from music residing … Read more…

Helpful How To: Backing up and/or Syncing iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Helpful How To: Backing up and/or Syncing iPhone Contacts to Gmail

I use my iPhone as the source of my contact information. When I input a new contact on my iPhone it syncs to iCloud and is made available on all my devices that connect to iCloud. For example when I save a contact on my iPhone, that contact is now available within the Contacts App on my iMac. It is also available to me via the web interface at iCloud.com.   In addition to iCloud I use Gmail as a secondary email account. What I have found over time is if I wanted to create an email in the Gmail web interface, not all my contacts were available. I found that I had to manually export contacts from iCloud and overwrite what was present within Gmail. This process has some consequences, which has included wiping out contacts added via Gmail and … Read more…

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

After months of build up for the iOS Mailbox App I was ready to use Mailbox as an alternative to the built in Mail App of iOS. Mailbox touted some nice features that would “put email in its place”.  The day came that I was sent an email for my reservation to use the Mailbox App.  My place in line was 49450 and on February 7th the app was made available in the App Store.  Upon downloading the app I was prompted to enter my number and a special code that was provided in the email.  On the first day I moved up some 300 spots.  It  became clear that access to this app was going to take a while.  This caused quite the conversation on Twitter and various blogs.  Finally, on Sunday February 10th, sometime in the evening, I gained … Read more…