Back To School
If you missed the promotions during tax-free weekend, you haven’t missed out completely. Apple still has their Free Studio Beats promotion with the purchase of a Mac for college students. That is on top of the education pricing you get on the Mac as well as the 20% off AppleCare+. Take a look at this year’s Back to School Program here and see if you or your student(s) qualify!
Not Receiving Voicemail?
Are you suspicious about not receiving voicemails on your mobile phone? You may need to complete these troubleshooting steps to get it back. First, hold down the number 1 on your dial-pad. That will call your voicemail box. If you don’t remember your voicemail password then hang up and dial 611 to reset your password first. Once you have a password, hang up, turn the phone off and then turn the phone back on again. If you tap the voicemail button and it is still not working at this point then you need to hold down the number 1 again and put in the new voicemail password you just created. Then tap the voicemail button and everything should come back up and start to populate with old voicemails. If you have a voicemail box that is showing as empty but says it is full when people call, then you will need to call your carrier to have them reset your voicemail on their end.
How to Fix Apple's App Store Bug
If your Mac won't let you update one of Apple's apps until you click on 'Accept,' here's what to do when there is no such button according to appleinsider.
iOS Software Update Version 12.4
The iOS 12.4 and WatchOS 5.3 updates became available. This update includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch and re-enables Walkie-Talkie functionality. It also introduces the ability to wirelessly transfer data and migrate directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone during the setup process. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. I always recommend completing a backup before running updates just in case an issue arises.
Phonesoap UV Cellphone Sanitizing Charger
I found this on uncrate.com. “Throughout the day, your smartphone is picking up bacteria. Enough bacteria to make it 18 times dirtier than a public toilet. So before you put your fingers on it and push it up against your face, let this sanitizing charger clean things up. PhoneSoap uses UV light to kill that nasty bacteria when you place your phone beneath the scientifically proven germicidal UVC light. It also doubles as a charger with two external charging ports on the back for your other devices. It's able to fit all phones, including the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and can sanitize anything that fits inside.” Buy yours on Amazon today!
LG UltraFine 5K Display
According to MacRumors, “Last week LG released a new version of its UltraFine 5K Display with USB-C connectivity, allowing it to be used with the 2018 iPad Pro for the first time. You can purchase it through Apple here. There are so many monitors on the market right now so although this one is beautiful, I’m not sure the almost $1300 price point is where it should be to compete. Here is a great monitor that I like to recommend as well for all-in-one workstations. This is another great option, a client of mine recently purchased this and I’m in love with it!