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To dictate text anywhere you can type, tap on the keyboard, then speak. Tap Done when finished. Tap  again to continue dictation. You’ll need to speak punctuation to add it. For example, “I’m so excited exclamation mark.” You can even say “smiley” to insert a smiley face.  
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Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPhone until the slider appears. Then drag the slider to turn your iPhone completely off.
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While viewing a list of messages, tap Edit. Select certain messages or tap Mark All, then: Tap Mark to Flag, Mark as Read or Move to Junk Tap Move to move selected messages into a mailbox Tap Trash to move them to the trash If you make a mistake, shake iPhone immediately to undo.
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postheadericon Use a VPN to Watch FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming Anywhere

Use a VPN to Watch FIA Formula 1 Racing

Watch FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming With a VPN

The 2014 FIA Formula 1 racing season is underway, and it’s off to an interesting start, with news of hometown boy Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification after exceeding his fuel flow limit and taking second place in the recent Australian Grand Prix. Controversy aside, there’s a whole lotta FIA Formula 1 racing to go this season, but how can you ensure the ability to follow the streaming this action-packed races as they bounce from Melbourne, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and all the way to the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Where to Stream Formula 1 Live Racing

After all, these races aren’t available to stream just anywhere, with nine races for available for free in the UK with BBC Sport, and all of the races available on UK and Ireland on Sky Sports for £ 22 a month. You can also stream races for free via Tenplay, which is only available for streaming in Australia.

Use a VPN to Enjoy FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming From Anywhere

Best VPN Providers To Watch Formula One Streaming Sports

If you aren’t in one of the countries that is providing Formula 1 live streaming for free, you’re going to want a versatile VPN that offers considerable worldwide coverage; one that serves the dual purpose of allowing you to enjoy geographically restricted material on the web and keep your web presence safe, and we’ve got lots of recommendations.

Start by taking a look at our official supported VPN service provider list; it’s an incredibly useful way to compare many of the most popular VPN services and figuring out which one suits you.

Popular VPN services for comprehensive international coverage include IPVanish (fast, reliable service in 45+ countries), VPNSecure.me (VPN provider based in Australia with some of the best support), VyprVPN (over 40 countries and 200,000 IP addresses!), , and PrivateInternetAccess (one of the most popular VPN services with huge list of server locations). But really, if it’s on our provider list, you can’t go wrong.

Watching FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming With a VPN on a FlashRouter in Streaming HD Video

Having a VPN will certainly ensure that you can access the sites you want to access in order to watch FIA Formula 1 live streaming, but if you want to enjoy those races in streaming HD video, you run the risk of increasing amounts of stalls and freezes.

Fortunately for you, and as the above video explains, a FlashRouter can take help you with all of that. We’ve got the open-source routers with superior functionality that make those pesky streaming & stability issues a thing of the past.

Whether you’re looking for a simple, cost-effective way to update your network with a great economy Single Band model like the Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT or the Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato, or splurge on a monolithic beast like the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT or the Asus RT-AC66U Tomato, a FlashRouter is what you need for seamless FIA Formula 1 action. Every FlashRouter comes with:

  • An extensively tested DD-WRT or Tomato Router.
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  • Free VPN Service Integration: Remote Teamviewer assistance included if required.
  • 90 Day Warranty – Open-source firmware will void our router whether you do it or us so we give you a little piece of mind so you don’t get a lemon. Plus we stress test all device prior to shipping anyway.
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postheadericon Microsoft expands cloud services for mobile scenarios

SAN FRANCISCO — March 27 , 20 14 Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced several new and updated applications and services including Microsoft Office for iPad and free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones. Microsoft also announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite, a comprehensive set of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on the devices people use at work and at home. In addition, the company announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and enhancements to Windows Intune.

“Microsoft is focused on delivering the cloud for everyone, on every device. It’s a unique approach that centers on people — enabling the devices you love, work with the services you love, and in a way that works for IT and developers,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer for Microsoft.

Office productivity when and where you need it

Starting Thursday, Office 365 subscribers can simply add an iPad as one of their chosen devices included in their subscription benefits, and can create and edit documents with Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad and Excel for iPad. These apps are available as free downloads from the App Store, enabling people to read and present documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Office for iPad brings full file fidelity across Office on PC, Mac, tablet and phone, and along with cloud storage from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business your files are up to date, wherever you need them on whatever device you want to use. Office for iPad apps have a familiar look and feel that are unmistakably Office but are built from the ground up for iPad, factoring in the unique nature of touch and functionality native to iPad along with what people most commonly want to do on a tablet. More detail on today’s announcements can be found in the Office blog.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever, with increasing popularity of the subscription service among consumers because of the ability to move between devices, share subscription benefits with household members with an Office 365 Home subscription, and have constant access to important Office documents online. In addition to Office for iPad announced on Thursday, Microsoft also offers other iPad-optimized productivity applications, including OneNote, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, Bing, Lync, Outlook Web Access, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Yammer and Skype.

Comprehensive services to help IT embrace b ring y our o wn d evice and the move to software as a service

Customers continue to use more devices and services, and IT needs an integrated and economical way to manage it all. The new Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) provides comprehensive device, identity and access management with data protection from the cloud. EMS includes Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services, to give IT the tools they need to help protect corporate assets and enable people to work on the devices they love.

The new Azure Active Directory Premium delivers cloud-based identity and access management with single sign-on to over 1,000 popular software as a service (SaaS) applications, self-service tools for users, and machine-learning-driven security reporting and anomaly detection. With Azure Active Directory Premium customers can reduce their IT costs and more easily manage their users, groups and SaaS application access.

Microsoft also announced additional enhancements to Windows Intune, including support for the Samsung KNOX platform, Remote to My PC capability for Android and iOS devices, and support for the next update to Windows Phone, continuing Microsoft’s commitment to cloud-first mobile device management across all devices.

Availability

Microsoft Office for iPad is available Thursday in 29 languages. The apps require an iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. More information about Microsoft Office for iPad can be found on the Office blog. The new Windows Intune features and Azure Active Directory Premium will be available in April, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite will be available via Microsoft Volume Licensing channels on May 1. More information about these new enterprise mobility solutions is available at Microsoft’s In the Cloud blog.

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Tap New or New Station on the iTunes Radio screen. Tap to select a genre, or search for your favorite artist, song, or genre. You can also create a station from the Now Playing screen in iTunes Radio by tapping  and selecting New Station from Artist or New Station from Song. If you’re listening to a song from your music library, just tap Create.
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You can browse your music by playlist, artist, or other category. For other browse options, tap More. Tap any song to play it. To rearrange the tabs in the Music app, tap More, then tap Edit and drag a button onto the one you want to replace.
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In Contacts, tap  to pull up a new contact card. Enter the person’s info and tap Done. To edit a contact, pull up the card and tap Edit. Make changes and tap Done to save. To delete, tap Edit, then scroll down and tap Delete Contact.
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postheadericon Microsoft adds nine new Windows Phone hardware partners

BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 23, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. on Sunday announced nine new hardware partners for Windows Phone and direct access to tools that will broaden the portfolio of devices for consumers and introduce new price points to accelerate growth in key markets. In addition to existing partners — Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei — Microsoft has announced it is now working with Foxconn, Gionee, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE to develop on the Windows Phone platform.

With this latest news, Microsoft is now working with seven of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers in the world in addition to leading brands in China, India and Taiwan, representing more than 56 percent of the addressable market globally (IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, 2013). Customers can expect to see an even broader array of devices, from iconic to lower-cost options, coming to market.

“We are pleased to add these new partners to our expanding Windows Phone ecosystem. They will be key contributors to continued growth across price points and geographies for Windows Phone,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of the OEM Division at Microsoft.

Windows Phone is the fastest-growing smartphone operating system, according to IDC, and posted the largest increase for 2013 (90.9 percent), more than doubling the growth of the overall market during the year.

Microsoft also unveiled expanded hardware support that provides more flexibility so Windows Phone partners can build devices to meet the unique needs of their region or customer segments. Microsoft is adding support for Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200 and 400 processors by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. with options that support various major cellular technologies, including LTE (TDD/FDD), HSPA+, EVDO and TD-SCMA. Windows Phone will also support soft keys and dual SIM, critical requirements particularly in Asian markets. These changes allow for manufacturing partners to easily leverage existing design investments to diversify their portfolio to include Windows Phone devices, including larger screen phablets.

On Sunday, Microsoft launched the Windows Hardware Partner Portal, which is designed to speed up device commercialization while minimizing development costs. Speed and economies are especially important for manufacturers needing to compete and win in the dynamic high-volume smartphone segment. The Windows Hardware Partner Portal is now open to all smartphone device manufacturers to learn about and begin the process to develop on the Windows Phone platform. Windows Phone device manufacturers will also be able to leverage the great services Microsoft has to offer in that market, which could include Office Mobile, Skype, Xbox and Bing; a growing app catalog; and features like Live Tiles and People Hub, which make Windows Phone so uniquely personal.

To further help enable smartphone device manufacturers to quickly and easily broaden their portfolio to include Windows Phone devices, Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies are collaborating to give OEMs and ODMs that are working with the various Qualcomm Reference Designs for Snapdragon 200 and 400 processors direct access to Microsoft tools, content and adaptation kits to build devices on the Windows Phone platform. With Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies, through its Qualcomm Reference Design program, delivering the building blocks to help design and build Windows Phones, Microsoft hardware partners will be able to focus on differentiating their offering based on apps and services. Device manufacturers will now be able to choose from hundreds of ways to customize their Windows Phone devices while keeping the consistently high-quality experience that the Windows Phone platform provides.

“We are making it easier, faster and more affordable for partners to develop a Windows Phone,” Parker said.

The well-established Qualcomm Reference Design program offers Qualcomm Technologies’ leading technical innovation, differentiated hardware and software, easy customization options that save engineering costs, access to an ecosystem of hardware providers, and testing and acceptance readiness for regional and leading operator requirements.

The expanded Windows Phone ecosystem will also provide mobile operators and retail partners with additional opportunities to offer white-label Windows Phone devices under their own brands. Mobile operators will also have more options to build custom apps and services for their Windows Phone devices that increase customer satisfaction, retention rates and revenue streams.

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postheadericon How to Watch the World Cup 2014 Live Streaming From Anywhere (Updated)

Get Your Network Ready for World Cup 2014 Live Streaming

Get Your Network Ready for the 2014 World Cup

You’re excited about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil; of course, you are. We all are. Why else would we be posting about it almost three months the first game starts? The World Cup will be pumping up emotions around the world from June 12-July 13, 2014.

Anticipation is at a fever pitch. Ticket sales in Brazil are breaking records. FIFA’s issuing warnings about buying tickets from unauthorized sources.

Of course, most of the world won’t even try to get tickets, and will happily settle for watching it on TV or streaming it over the web. This also applies to restaurants and bars trying to show matches to their patrons that aren’t streaming on available TV channels.

If you are in the United States, trying to watch the England, Italy, or Japan game while the US game is playing on television may not be possible, unless you are web streaming. If you don’t have cable or an ESPN 360 account, you will need to an alternate way to ensure you will be able to watch all of the matches.

Below is a guide that we will be continually updating the make streaming the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil streaming is as fluid and hassle-free as possible.

How to Watch the 2014 World Cup Online

World Cup 2014 Draw- How To Watch 2014 World Cup Online

2014 World Cup Draw

Just looking at the results of the World Cup 2014 Draw is enough to get us worked up. Looks like our home team will be facing Germany, Portugal, and Ghana in Group G, with the No. 2-ranked Germany posing biggest threat to the US squad. Host country Brazil will facing off with Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon when everything kicks off on June 12th. This could get interesting.

If you don’t miss a minute of it, and if you want to know who has the rights to stream the World Cup in your country, it would be best to consult this list of broadcasting rights. In addition, here are a few choice sites and apps that will allow you to access World Cup 2014 live streaming for every game that your heart desires.

Best VPN Service Providers for World Cup 2014 Free Live Streaming

Best VPN Services for Watching World Cup 2014

For the uninitiated, a VPN service (or Virtual Private Network service) is a subscription-based service that accomplishes the dual purpose of making your online activity secure and allows you to have access to a freer, more open internet. It accomplishes the former by securely tunneling all of your online activity through encrypted servers set up all over the world, thus keeping your sensitive information (e-mails, credit card numbers) out of the view of prying eyes.

As for giving you a more open Internet, a VPN also allows you to access geographically restricted material like the World Cup from anywhere in the world. When you log in to a VPN, you’re allowed to choose the country in which your encrypted server is located. When you do so, your computer is given a new IP address in that country, which effectively makes your computer think it’s in a different country.

Want to stream the BBC from Mexico? Choose a UK server and you’re all set. The same trick applies if you want to watch Netflix from New Zealand or visit Google from China.

How to Stream World Cup 2014 on Any Device

On the other side of things, even if you are have chosen the right VPN of your choice to watch the World Cup 2014, you still may have issues with the actual live streaming of the games on your different devices. That is why a powerful router for integrating VPN through your entire network is a necessity. Using a better router could give you streaming HD quality World Cup action like you never imagined.

Using a VPN router means you set up the VPN provider once and any device that connects will now be using that country you have selected. iPad, Ps4, Roku, AppleTV. You name it and it’s covered.

Some of our most powerful VPN ready routers include the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter & Asus RT-AC66U Tomato FlashRouter which offer top end processor and wireless speeds. If you are looking for a basic router upgrade to get your network more prepared for a streaming future, might we suggest the Linksys E1200 Tomato FlashRouter or the Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router.

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Best Free World Cup 2014 Live Streaming – FIFA.com

FIFA – Who can do a better job of covering the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil than FIFA themselves? In fact, FIFA’s live streaming service is available in the following (admittedly, all European) countries:

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

How to Stream the World Cup on FIFA Outside of Europe

So if you want to access FIFA or BBC Sport or any other site streaming World Cup games that is not available in your country, hop on to your VPN and pick a server in a country that will allow you to watch the game. you can use the following list of Top Recommended World Cup VPN Providers and the servers countries they offer.

  • IPVanish – Own their own Tier one VPN Servers with major coverage all throught Europe. Out of the FIFA list: IPVanish offers servers Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark (2 servers), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary (3 servers), Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (6 servers). Any of which are FIFA.com accessible.
  • Overplay – Popular VPN provider with server locations from the countries from FIFA list in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
  • PrivateInternetAccessTop low cost VPN provider. Limited country selection but available in the following countries from the FIFA list: Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Best Sites & Apps for Streaming Live Football/Soccer

Watch World Cup 2014 on BBC Sport

BBC Sport/iTV: BBC Sport is a free streaming sports treasure trove and your best bet for World Cup 2014 live streaming would be through BBC Sport. In conjunction with ITV, BBC has the online streaming rights to World Cup games. All matches will be split between these two UK services. Unfortunately, both BBC Sport and ITV only available in the UK- unless you are subscribed to a VPN service that can help you get around these pesky country restrictions.

Streaming World Cup Live in the USA

WatchESPN: If you’re watching from the US, as we are, then you can count on 271 hours of World Cup 2014 live streaming from Brazil courtesy of ESPN. WatchESPN will be airing simulcasts of the games and that’s likely where you’ll find us. However, unless you are a cable subscriber, using ESPN to watch the World Cup not be possible.

FOX Soccer 2Go: This is a US subscription-based streaming service devoted to all things Soccer and Rugby. They’ve maintained solid coverage on this upcoming World Cup, so you can be certain that FOX Soccer 2Go will stay on the ball when the real action starts. There’s even a Watch on Demand function in case you miss the game you want to see. It all depends on whether or not you want to pay the subscription fee and if your local provider can bring this service to you.

  • Available in: United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Top Recommended US VPN Providers: HideMyAss, Proxy.sh

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