Archive for December, 2011

No Signal

Aghh! No signal!
How often have you been in the middle of civilization and yet you can’t make a call? There is a local store we shop at and for some reason there is NO cell signal inside. It doesn’t matter who’s carrier you are on. But, the store like many, has complimentary wifi while you are shopping!
So, here is a free work around for the lack of coverage!


If you have an iPhone (of course this will work on the iPod Touch and iPad as well) just head over to iTunes and download the free Magic Jack app. You can make free calls (outbound) and if you sign up you can even receive calls.

Once loaded, start the app and select the option you want (so far I use the free one, but know folks that have signed up and love it and use it as their primary number at home as well.)

While I would of course prefer cell coverage, this is a great work around!

Note to Droid users, there is an app for you too. It isn’t by Magic Jack, but if you have an account with them you can follow this link to an app that lets you use the account.


Gmail Auto Archive

Here is something that drives people nuts with Gmail. Everything seems fine and they may have Gmail on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and even their desktop. But, for some reason the inbox will have email just disappear ! Well, after some searching they may in fact find it in the All Mail folder.


Well, here is the scoop. It isn’t the way it is set up on the iPhone etc., it is in the Gmail settings. Log into the Gmail account and in the upper right hand corner you will find a gear. Select it and select “Mail Settings”. In about the middle of the screen select the middle tab of “Forwarding and POP/IMAP and look at the section that says “POP Download”. The number 2 setting says “When messages are accessed with POP …..” with the listing of your option selected. It is a drop down box. The “Keep Gmails copy in the Inbox” is the one you want if you are having a concern with it disappearing. Click on the image above to see your other options.

Hope this helps!



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