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Apr 26, 2017 8:51 AM

How to backup your iPhone to iCloud

Save yourself the headache: backup your iPhone to iCloud to avoid losing important data

You’ve treated yourself to the latest iPhone, you’re enjoying taking high-resolution photos and videos and simply loving it…

But have you thought about what would happen to all your photos, videos, apps, contacts, emails in the unlikely event your iPhone is lost, stolen or simply dropped in a lake/ocean by accident?

Well, if you ensure it backs itself up to your

Apr 20, 2017 12:42 PM

Use Night Shift mode on Mac and iPhone to sleep better

The Night Shift mode helps your eyes enjoy your Apple devices while reducing eye strain and sleeplessness

You’ve probably read it somewhere: the light emitted by our electronic devices triggers reactions in the brain and can create eye strain and sleeplessness.

The Night Shift mode allows to reduce such impact and helps you enjoy your devices at night.

It basically turns your entire display into warmer tones to help your eyes and

Apr 12, 2017 11:18 AM

Did you know? You can schedule your WordPress posts for later

Writing your own blog posts can be a daunting task if you’re not a pro

However, we all experience that burst of creativity from time to time where we’re ready to write 3, 4 or even more posts at once!

Instead of having to save them as “drafts” in the backend of your WordPress website, did you know you can schedule them in advance?

How to schedule your posts

On a post page, click the “Edit” link

Apr 6, 2017 10:04 AM

Sync your Chrome browser across devices for better efficiency

Chrome is probably one of the best browsers you can use for a great online experience

Among the fantastic features it offers, logging in with your Gmail address will help you synchronize a myriad of data that will make your life easier.

For a start, it will sync your bookmarks, which means no more trying to keep them up-to-date between you iMac, Macbook Air, iPad and iPhone, they are always up-to-date.

It can also sync

Mar 29, 2017 11:01 AM

Turn off your Apple devices’ notifications sounds and welcome calming silence again

A few days ago, I realized that whenever a notification of any kind on one of my Apple devices was triggered, my office turned into the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra…

Don’t get me wrong: I love the CPO!

But with multiple notifications a day, between calendar events, tweets, Linkedin connection requests, Slack notifications, Stripe payments gone through, Meetup notifications, Google Drive, Reminders and so many more apps, timed by 4 devices at once (iMac, Macbook

Mar 22, 2017 11:00 AM

How to make your old iMac faster

You may not need a new iMac!

An SSD drive and more RAM and you’re good to go!

Simply replacing your old mechanical hard drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive) and increasing the RAM can extend the life of your iMac.

Maybe you’ve been struggling to open certain applications like Photos or iMovie or your older iMac is simply getting too painfully slow now…

While adding more RAM can help your iMac multitask better, quite

Mar 15, 2017 10:11 AM

How to easily setup comments on your WordPress posts and protect them against spam

Your blog posts are a great way to engage your audience on your WordPress website

Setup the comments feature and protect them against spam

AkismetA blog on your website is one of the best ways to engage your audience with high-quality content.

To engage your audience even more, we would recommend to provide an opportunity to leave a comment and participate to the discussion, which, in turn, will create a community around your platform.

 

How to

Mar 8, 2017 9:41 AM

Using Siri on your Mac

Did you know Mac OS Sierra has brought Siri on your Mac?

Mac OS Sierra SiriYou can now use your favorite virtual assistant you’ve been accustomed to on your iPhone to help you with numerous tasks on your Mac.

According to this article from Apple, here are just a few examples of the many things that you can ask Siri to do:

  • “Show the PDFs in my Downloads folder”
  • “How much free space
Feb 21, 2017 12:40 PM

Use widgets on iPhone to boost your efficiency

Did you know? The widgets are at the swipe of a finger on iPhone

Using widgets can go a long way in helping you become more efficient and productive.

How to access them

Simply raise your iPhone to wake it up or press the home button then swipe right to reveal the widget dashboard.

How to customize the widgets

iPhone widgetsOnce you’ve accessed the widgets by swiping right, you can scroll all the way down to reveal

Feb 15, 2017 3:20 PM

Apple devices not syncing? Apple IDs all over the place? We can help!

Syncing your Apple devices together is such a wonderful feature but needs to be setup correctly

By syncing your iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbook Air, the important information such as your contacts, calendars, emails, photos and more will always be up-to-date whichever device you pickup at that moment.

No more entering your contact details on each device or having to transfer photos…

Setting up the sync through your iCloud account can go a long way in helping

Feb 9, 2017 4:09 PM

3D Touch on iPhone or the art of saving you time

Since the iPhone 6S, “3D Touch” or “Force touch” has been one of the most overlooked features

Most of you probably don’t even know what it is nor what it does, right?

3D Touch on iPhone or the art of saving you timeWell, as Apple strives to make our lives easier, 3D Touch does just that. It allows you to access certain features

Feb 1, 2017 8:56 AM

Double check your WordPress website on many browsers for consistency

Make sure your visitors have the same experience regardless of the browser they use

Browser on iMacWhether you’re creating your own WordPress website or you’ve engaged the skills of a team of WordPress experts, you need to ensure you test your website on many different web browsers.

Although companies that power the most popular browsers do a great job of keeping them up-to-date and performant, sometimes your website may not display exactly as

Jan 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Clear your browser’s cache for a better online experience

View websites as they’ve been designed and load web pages faster

Your web browser, regardless of the device you use (computer, smartphone, tablet…) gets clogged up with many temporary files that can accumulate pretty quickly.

Clear your browser's cache for a better online experienceAlthough this feature helps you load web pages of the same website faster as it has downloaded many components it can now

Jan 11, 2017 11:09 AM

How to quickly access the photo app on iPhone

Get the photo app up and running in no time on your iPhone

iphone-7Let’s face it, when it’s time to take a photo with your iPhone, you don’t want to be fiddling around with your passcode, searching for the app, tapping it, then taking the photo, right?

At this point in time, your photo opportunity may have gone…

Since iOS 10, there’s a new feature that allows you to simply swipe left from the home

Dec 20, 2016 4:23 PM

How to manage WordPress user roles better

Let’s add more flexibility in managing WordPress user roles

How to manage WordPress user roles betterUser roles in WordPress allow you (presuming you’re the owner of the website) to create other user accounts with different permissions depending on what you’d like that person to be able to do on your website.

It could simply be someone who helps you write posts on your blog, a shop

Dec 15, 2016 12:46 PM

How to secure your Mac user session

Make your Mac more secure

If you’ve purchased a Mac for the family, whether a laptop or desktop, you probably want to ensure your user session is secure in case you need to step out for a moment.

We’ve already talked about easily switching users on a Mac in a previous post but how do you secure your user session without having to shut down your Mac altogether?

It’s simple.

How to secure your Mac user session

Dec 8, 2016 1:32 PM

Did you know? You can choose the depth of your home button click on iPhone

You can choose how responsive your home button click is on iPhone

home-buttonFor the ones who love to customize every single aspect of their iPhone to make it fit their preferences and lifestyle, the iPhone is packed with so many small settings most don’t know about.

One of them is the haptic feedback on your iPhone’s home button.

It means you can choose how deep the response feels when you press on your home button.

How

Dec 1, 2016 9:58 AM

Touch or Press to unlock your iPhone?

With the new home button on iPhone 7, you can choose how to unlock it, your way

iphone-7The new home button on iPhone 7 is not a real mechanical button, it’s a “software” one.

This has helped Apple make the iPhone thinner with fewer parts under the home button.

Now that it can do both the “press” and “touch” to unlock your iPhone, which one do you prefer?

By default, you now have to press

Oct 26, 2016 10:53 AM

Reachability or the art of making your life easier on iPhone

With iPhones getting larger and taller, it’s not always easy to reach a menu items at the top of the display with only one hand

reachability-or-the-art-of-making-your-life-easier-on-iphoneFortunately, Apple has thought about it (thank you guys, you rock!) and they’ve designed the “reachability”.

What is it, you ask?

I’m glad your curiosity has been piqued…

Let’s take an example.

You’re reading emails on an iPhone 7 (because you had to have it obviously) and you’d like to go back

Oct 12, 2016 10:44 AM

The new website for Signature Landscape Maintenance Calgary is now “live”!

Over the past 20 years,  Signature Landscape Maintenance has cultivated a skilled staff in all areas of the landscape industry.

What does that mean? That means one call separates you from anything your property needs.

Spring – Summer – Fall – Winter. They’ve got you covered!

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-20-50-pmIn 2016, Creative Elements Consulting Inc. and Signature Landscape Maintenance connected to create a more professional and contemporary online presence.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the new