Your Apple ID is how Apple identifies you. It is what you use to access and download apps on iTunes, enable iCloud, purchase from the Apple Store, and even schedule a call or book an appointment with Apple Store representatives and tech support. When I did schedule a call, I had to wait until the next day to talk to support. So, in case this happens to you, here’s what you can do to recover it.
Microsoft has been making a steady push into mobile markets, especially when it comes to apps. One of their biggest, and most helpful, releases has been mobile versions of Office programs. While Office for iPad is useful for many business users, you do need a subscription to access all the features. Microsoft has recently announced that they have updated the iPad apps and added in-app subscriptions.
When the iPad versions of the Office apps were released, users could download the apps for free but needed an Office 365 subscription in order to use the full features of the apps. Those who didn’t have a subscription were limited to only being able to read and print Office documents, and present using PowerPoint.
Those who wanted to use all the features of the app needed to sign up for an Office 365 account. In order to do this, they had to physically go to the Office 365 site and sign up. They couldn’t sign up via the app. While this process isn’t overly taxing, it did cause some frustration for some users.
To remedy this, Microsoft has recently announced that users will now be able to sign up for an Office 365 subscription directly from the app. According to an article posted on the Microsoft Office blog, “Starting today [September 2, 2014], you can buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad.”
While Microsoft has noted that you can purchase an Office 365 subscription in-app, you should be aware that the subscriptions are monthly and for the Home or Personal versions of Office 365. A monthly Office 365 Home subscription costs USD$9.99 a month and can be used on one iPad and up to five PCs or Macs, while an Office 365 Personal plan costs USD$6.99 a month and can be installed on on iPad and one PC or Mac.
In our fast paced culture where everyone has a mobile device, privacy is becoming a valuable commodity that’s harder and harder to retain. And if you’re an iPhone user and business owner who’s on the go, you may be texting confidential information on on a daily basis that, if made public, could have a negative impact on your company. Don’t let that happen. Here are three easy steps to take to ensure your iPhone text messages are kept private.
With the release of the newest iPhones, a lot of people will be upgrading and selling their phones. However, you most likely have a number of apps that contain personal information. To protect yourself you should de-authenticate apps before getting rid of your current device.
As technology continues to expand and improve, many people have come to prefer to use their own systems over their office’s tech offerings. This is largely because many of us have newer personal devices that allow us to do so much more than the computers we use at our office. As a result, the issue of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become far more important, especially due to the fact that if left unchecked, BYOD could pose a security risk to your organization.