Posts by: theitechtutor

I often get people telling me they got a message from Apple/iCloud that they are running out of iCloud memory and need to buy more storage, “What should they do?” (See a copy of a sample letter below.)

You can buy more storage, as they suggest, but backing up to your computer is much better.


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The question often comes up: “How much data do I need on my data plan?”

The answer is easy. ¬†“It depends”.

It really depends on what you do with your smartphone & tablet. ūüôā

According to research firm NPD, a sample of 1000 android users shows how much memory people use.

”¬†The overwhelming majority of […]

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I often get asked how to keep email synchronized across all my devices. For example, if I read then delete and email on my smartphone, I do not want to have to see it again when I get back to my desktop computer.

The answer is straight forward. ¬†When you setup your email, make sure […]

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Having your own business or just working independently requires a lot of self-discipline and can be very daunting, especially if you have to do all the work by yourself.  So I am always on the lookout for apps that make my job easier.

Since it was just tax time, I realized how much information I […]

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I’m Back

On March 28, 2013 By

Time to get back to my Facebook and blog. Business has been so busy, I haven’t had time for this fun stuff. Keep posted for more interesting and fun information to follow.

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Note: ¬†The spring ¬†2013 “Using Your iPhone and iPad for Beginners” class at the Santa Rosa JC is already full!

The next class will be this summer.  Please check back for updates.

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The holidays are over.  Now its time to get back to life as normal.
But wait!

You received some awesome gifts. Now you want to learn how to use the most awesome of them all.

I offer some excellent personal and group lessons for iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android smartphones & tablets and more.

I […]

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Google Maps vs Apple Maps

On December 14, 2012 By

Google Maps is finally back for the iPhone!

Since Apple released it’s latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS6 people have been complaining.

The two biggest complaints against Apples Maps are:
1) Accuracy – This is a really important one. ¬†What good is a map if you can’t trust the results?

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Okay, I have to admit, I was skeptical at first.

I wondered, why would I need an iPad mini when I already have an iPhone and an iPad.

Even more, if I’m going to upgrade my iPad from the original iPad to a newer one, shouldn’t I go for the biggest and best?

I came […]

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Okay, last time we talked about the three tiers of gift giving.

For the first tier, I made the overly obvious recommendation of smartphones, tablets, or Kindes.

Today, I have some more creative suggestions that fit into the second tier:¬†Those close […]

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