Archive for April, 2014

postheadericon Make a phone call.

To make a phone call, you can: Tap a phone number in Contacts Tap a name you added to your Favorites Tap a recent call in Recents to return it Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and tap the phone icon Press and hold the Home button to ask Siri to "Call Sam" or "Dial Claire"
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postheadericon Decline a call.

If you can’t answer an incoming call, you can: Press the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPhone — once to silence the call, twice to send the call to voicemail Tap Decline to send the call to voicemail Tap Message to reply with a text message without answering the call Tap Remind Me to have iPhone remind you to return the call
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postheadericon Set iPhone to Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb keeps calls, alerts, and other notifications from making sounds or lighting up when iPhone is locked. Swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone screen—even when locked—to reveal Control Center. Tap  to turn on Do Not Disturb. Note: You can also turn on and adjust Do Not Disturb in Settings.
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postheadericon Answer a second incoming call.

If you receive a second call while you’re on a call: Tap End Current Call to end the first call and answer the new one Tap Hold & Accept to put the first call on hold and answer the new one Tap Send to Voicemail to send the call to voicemail
Apple – Support – Most Recent – iPhone

postheadericon Set up Mail.

In Settings, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendar. Under Accounts, tap Add Account. Tap iCloud to add your iCloud Mail account, or tap another option to set up other email services like Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! and Gmail. More: iOS: Setting up an email account
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postheadericon Resona Holdings migrates 30,000 group client terminals from existing Windows XP devices to Windows 8

TOKYO — April 2, 2014 — Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. has announced that Resona Holdings Inc. has migrated approximately 30,000 client terminals to Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013. Resona Holdings, which had been running on group client terminals, completed the migration in February 2014, well before Microsoft ends support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 on April 9. This 30,000-unit deployment of Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 is one of the largest ever made.

Resona Holdings, which oversees the operations of Resona Bank, Saitama Resona Bank, Kinki Osaka Bank and other group companies, intends to become a “true retail bank that is highly trusted by our customers and the local community.” Its business revitalization plan prioritizes leveraging “All Resona” comprehensive capabilities, promoting cross-selling and reducing operational costs.

The key features of Resona Holdings’ migration to Windows 8 and Office 2013 include the following:

  • Significant cost savings by replacing approximately half the group’s client PCs, and by upgrading the software on PCs used for less than two years.

  • Utilization of BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 8 Enterprise to create a stronger security environment and maintain compliance.

  • With desktop virtualization technology to migrate business applications and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to carry out Windows 8 policy design and system configuration, successful migration of approximately 30,000 clients was completed in less than two years.

  • Adoption of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection at the same time as migration to Windows 8, use of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to enable remote automated software installation and dramatically reduce the time required for large-scale upgrades. Also, after migration, use of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for PC monitoring, software and patch distribution and security, enabling simple, low-cost client environment management.

“We needed to keep the costs of migrating to a new operating system down by making effective use of the latest system,” said Tetsuya Shiratori, executive officer and general manager, Information Technology Planning Division of Resona Holdings. “We decided to migrate straight to Windows 8, and we had no opposition to taking advantage of the latest products to boost efficiency. In addition to the cost savings resulting from standard Windows 8 functions and the great usability, including boot speed, we also managed the whole migration operation with unprecedented speed through using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.”

Resona Holdings adopted the following Microsoft products during migration:

  • Windows 8 Enterprise

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

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postheadericon How to Watch Netflix Instant in Europe

Watch Netflix Instant from across Europe with the help of VPNs and VPN routers.

Enjoy Netflix Instant in Europe With VPN Routers

Netflix Instant and Europe have so far had a bit of a tricky relationship. You could easily be forgiven for not knowing whether or not the streaming HD video service was available in your country.

But don’t worry: if you’re in Europe and you want to watch TV shows on Netflix like House of Cards or Orange Is the New Black, you’re about to find out how easy it is to get what you’re after.

A History of Netflix Instant in Europe

We’ve covered this beat a little before, offering tips on how to watch Netflix Instant from Germany or even watch Netflix US from the UK, where a more Anglo-centric version of the streaming service is available.

But we figured, with Netflix Instant keeping the details of their expansion across Europe kind of mum, why not give advice to the whole continent at once?

You can assume that if you’re in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, or Norway, Netflix Instant is there for you. But you may be missing out on a great deal of films and TV programs only available through Netflix US.

No one0 knows officially if Netflix Instant availability is impending in other major European countries from Spain, Italy, Germany, or anywhere in Europe. But who wants to wait only to get a limited TV catalog anyway!

So let’s take the guesswork out of the process and tell you how to enjoy American Netflix under any circumstances. No need for a Netflix equivalent in Europe when you can get the real thing anywhere at anytime.

Watch Netflix in Europe Using VPN Service Providers

Best VPN Service Providers for Netflix Instant Streaming HD Video

Use VPNs to Watch Netflix Instant in Europe

The ideal way to unblock Netflix service Europe is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service provider, which will allow you to hide your location and change your IP unlocking a whole new world of streaming content from the US to Australia to the UK.

Not only that, VPNs are designed to allow web denizens access to a more secure/encrypted Internet browsing experience. Using a VPN, you can ensure your own online security, and allow yourself access to corners of the web that are restricted by geography.

It’s the latter point that’s most useful for streamers trying to watch Netflix Instant in Europe. You may live in a country that doesn’t have access to Netflix Instant (or a country like Finland with less streaming video options than Netflix US), but with a VPN, you can fool your computer into believing you’re in the United States or Mexico or any country that has all of the Netflix movies and TV shows you want to see. Log into your VPN and pick an American server if it’s Netflix Instant US you want to watch. It’s that simple.

Most VPN service providers worth their salt offer a multitude of US IP addresses, so that Netflix US streaming HD video is just a couple of clicks away. Our top recommended providers for American Netflix would include HideMyAss (with possibly the largest pool of US locations/IP addresses) or IPVanish (with top-notch speeds from their personally maintained Tier 1 servers. You can also visit our Official Supported Provider list to compare top VPN service provider options for yourself.

How To Improve Netflix Streaming Quality – The Best Netflix Routers

There are few things you can do to improve your Netflix Instant streaming HD quality video experience than get a FlashRouter. As the above video explains, a FlashRouter  makes networks faster and more efficient, and therefore makes VPN usage that much easier. Using a FlashRouter will allow you to connect to your VPN through the router itself, and by this allow you to watch Netflix Instant Streaming movies and TV shows in Europe on Roku, iPad, Apple TV, and other devices with one account.

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postheadericon Create a new playlist.

Tap Playlists and tap New Playlist. Enter a title and tap Save. Tap next to a song to add it to your playlist. Tap Done when finished. Tap Edit to add or delete songs from a playlist. Hold and drag to move a song to a new spot in the playlist.
Apple – Support – Most Recent – iPhone

postheadericon Ask Siri to send an email.

To send an email, you just say "Send John an email." Siri will prompt you for the subject and email text. Siri will set up your email and ask you to confirm it before sending. Note: To include punctuation, speak it. For example, “See you soon exclamation mark.”
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postheadericon Ask Siri to set up a meeting.

You can ask Siri to set up a meeting by saying, “Set up a meeting with John in my office at 2:30.” Siri will check your calendar and ask you to confirm. The other attendees will receive an email that they can reply to. You can also ask Siri about your meeting. For example, “Where is my four o’clock?”
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