How to enable zoom on your iPhone or iPad

Zoom is an accessibility feature that makes everything from text to icons to interface elements bigger and easier to see on the iPhone and iPad.

Zoom magnification defaults to 200% but can be set from 100%-500% to help anyone with low vision of any level.

When in zoomed mode, all the standard navigation and selection gestures — tap, swipe, and pinch — work just like normal.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Zoom under the Vision section.
  5. Tap the switch to turn on Zoom.

    Tap Zoom under the Vision section, tap the switch to turn on Zoom

Once you’ve got Zoom enabled, you can use it on the fly. Here’s how to use it:

  • Double tap with three fingers anywhere on the screen to enable and disable zoom. You can do this from pretty much anywhere.
  • Drag three fingers around the screen to pan around and move to another area of the screen.
  • Use one or two fingers to scroll in the particular section that is on the screen.
  • Tap and hold the anchor to drag the magnifying glass up and down the screen.

That’s it! You’re good to go! If you ever decide you don’t like zoom enabled, you can easily disable it by following the same steps.

Did You Know Netflix Has Secret Movie Categories? Here’s How to Find Them

Your Netflix hunting just got so much better. Turns out, there are a ton of secret movie categories on Netflix, and there’s an easy hack for finding them. To access one of the hidden categories, you’ll just need to type out the following in your browser:

So, for instance, 67673 is the code for Disney, so to see all the movies in that category, you’d type:

Cool, right? What’s on Netflix has all the categories, which include very specific genres such as sci-fi thrillers (11014), foreign films from places like Scandinavia (9292), and even for children’s age ranges from 0 to 2 (6796) and 11 to 12 (6962). Check out some of the ones that grabbed our interest here!

  • 10118 — Comic Book and Superhero Movies
  • 10702 — Spy Action and Adventure
  • 11146 — Anime Fantasy
  • 26 — Mockumentaries
  • 10944 — Cult Horror Movies
  • 1159 — Travel and Adventure Documentaries
  • 6384 — Tearjerkers
  • 29764 — Art House Movies
  • 8646 — Slasher and Serial Killer Movies
  • 75405 — Zombie Horror Movies
  • 36103 — Quirky Romance
  • 972 — Steamy Thrillers
  • 1164 — British Crime Dramas Based on Books
  • 2077 — Witty Independent Movies
  • 502 — Gritty Political Thrillers
  • 394 — Critically-Acclaimed Coming-of-Age Movies

Happy Netflix!!!

7 things to know about the IPhone 7

1. Removal of the headphone Jack
The removal of the headphone jack has provided the space Apple needed in order to place the Taptic Engine. The area also hosts a simple plastic bumper, which suggests another reason for the removal of that port was improvement in water resistance. The new model iPhones also open sideways, which specialists suggest may also help improve water resistance.
2. It’s Water resistance

Apple has paid a lot of attention to water resistance, but how resistant will it be? First signs show it’s as good as the S7 from Samsung
3. That superb processor

The iPhone 7 has double the single-core performance of the fastest Android smartphones. When it comes to multicore performance they are similar to the 2013 MacBook Pro – in other words, these are proper computers in your pocket. In related news with its Note 7 debacle it looks like Samsung is (rightfully) limping into the history books, Apple has at last replaced it as processor manufacturer in the A10 Fusion chip, which is made by TSMC. The M10 motion coprocessor is embedded within the chip. (Samsung still gets to make some memory for the iPhone, 3GB in fact).
4. More time than ever

In comparison to the previous generation the new iPhones should deliver over an hour of additonal battery life. That’s because the battery is 1,960 mAh, 3.8 V and 7.45 watt hours in comparison to the iPhone 6S which hosted a 1,810 mAh, 6.9 Wh battery. (The 7 Plus features a 2,900mAh battery according to iFixit).

5. Tougher than before

The Apple smartphone has already been put through rigorous stress testing, showing It’s less likely to scratch than a Note, the Home button and camera lens are similarly tough. The iPhone also managed to completely recover from being exposed to flame, even though its pixels briefly went black, and while the phone may need a quick visit to a repair shop to fix broken adhesive it can take a good degree of bending too.

6. (A little) Intel inside

Chipworks got hold of an iPhone 7 and tore it apart to find the LTE modem inside the smartphone is made by Intel, though this may not be true in the case of every handset. This wasn’t all the Intel “stuff” inside of the phone, which also hosts two transceivers and a power management chip from the company. (Qualcomm also makes these components for Apple). The tear down shop took apart an iPhone aimed at the North American market.

7. It’s out now.

Check out the future of SharePoint

For over a decade, our customers have relied on SharePoint to power teamwork, to automate business processes, to create business applications and to build company-wide intranets. As a core part of Office 365, SharePoint provides content management and collaboration capabilities that are seamlessly integrated with the other applications people use every day to create and co-author documents, meet and work with their teams, brainstorm, analyze and make decisions. SharePoint is also integrated with the powerful cross-suite capabilities of Office 365, such as Office 365 Groups, the Office Graph, and governance controls for security, privacy and compliance.

More than 200,000 organizations use SharePoint today and an extraordinary community of more than 50,000 partners and 1 million developers make up a $10 billion solutions ecosystem around SharePoint.

And the best is yet to come. Microsoft is on a mission to empower every individual and organization to achieve more. Watch this video to hear our CEO Satya Nadella underscore the importance of SharePoint to our ambition to reinvent productivity:


The future of SharePoint

11 Features On Your iPhone Headphones That Most People Don’t Even Know Exist

1. Triple click the center button and hold to rewind.

2. Juggle multiple calls.

If you’re already on the phone and get another call, click the center button once to hold your current call and answer the second one.

3. Hit the center button once while on a call to hang up.

4. Double click and hold to fast forward through a song.

5. Click the center button once to answer a phone call.

6. Take a photo.

With the camera app open, hit one of the volume buttons to snap a photo.

7. Play and pause media.

Tapping the center button will play, pause or resume a song or video.

8. Press and hold the center button for two seconds to activate Siri.

9. Ignore a call.

Hold the center button for about two seconds to ignore a second caller and stay on the line with your current call.

10. Click the center button three times to start a song over or go back to the previous song.

11. Double tap the center button to skip to the next song.

New things this week in Office365!

What’s new in Office 365 Groups administration—June 2016 update
On June 13, 2016 Microsoft published a June update for Office 365 Groups. The latest updates include the ability to manage group creation policy in Azure Active Directory, set usage guidelines, define data classification, and leverage mobile application management.

Announcing a new version of the Office 365 admin app
On June 14, 2016 Microsoft announced a design update for the Office 365 admin app that will make it easier and more efficient for you to manage your service using the app. The new version is available now for Windows Phone and Android, and will come to iOS in 1–2 weeks.

The Deferred Channel June updates for the Office 365 client now available
On June 14, 2016 Microsoft announced the Deferred Channel June updates. The June Office 365 client update (version 1602) includes a number of new features and capabilities for those receiving updates from the Deferred Channel. The Deferred Channel allows organizations to choose an update schedule that reduces the frequency of feature changes for the Windows desktop apps, enabling IT admins and developers to have more time between releases to validate Office against their line-of-business applications, add-ins and macros.

June Office 365 security and compliance update
On June 15, 2016 Microsoft announced the June security and Compliance update. In the last month, Microsoft has delivered a number of enhancements to Office 365 security and compliance capabilities, including the introduction of Advanced Security Management, a new set of capabilities powered by Microsoft Cloud App Security that gives you greater visibility and control over your Office 365 environment.

Google knows what you said last summer !

Thanks to a function of their search software, Google could have years worth of your conversations recorded, and you can hear it for yourself. Your cringe-worthy history can be heard and viewed along with a list of all your searches, at your personal Google history page.

The feature was built into Google’s search function as a means of delivering accurate search results. However, the sheer accuracy and amount of data Google stores is chilling.

The good news is that you can turn it off and delete it, and at the end of this article, we will show you how.

The recordings can function as a kind of diary, reminding you of the various places and situations that you and your phone have been in. But it’s also a reminder of just how much information is collected about you, and how intimate that information can be.

You’ll see more if you’ve an Android phone, which can be activated at any time just by saying “OK, Google”. But you may well also have recordings on there whatever devices you’ve interacted with Google using.

However, even if you don’t have an Android phone and conduct Google searches on iDevices, Google is still listening.

When visiting your personal history page that the web giant keeps on you, it will show you everywhere Google has a record of you being on the internet.

Of course, Google claims that this information is never personally used against you and is done solely for the purpose of enlightening your experience on the web. However, imagine the ominous implications if this information was being used against you.

Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

The data from these searches is then stored on each individual who conducts them. Using this data or steering results in a particular direction, the internet behemoth could effectively influence the entire world. Aside from influence, Google could predict the future based on trends.

Much of this search history is tied location data retrieved from the device being used to conduct the query. So, not only does the search engine have information on what your interests are, it has you specific interests based on where you are at any given moment.

Google’s motto of Don’t Be Evil now seems like less like a request for its users and more like a way of keeping themselves in check.

Now for the good news — you can turn all of this off.

You can start this eye-opening journey by heading to Google’s history page and looking at the long list of recordings. The company has a specific audio page as well as their record of where you’ve been on the internet.

If you’ve never disabled the feature, you will see a list of audio recordings, even some done outside of the Google app, as well as a transcript of the audio Google has converted to text.

What we recommend, after you further panic by listening to or scrolling through Google’s creepy recordings of your search history, is to delete them all and disable the functions.

How to do this:

To delete particular files, you can click the check box on the left and then move back to the top of the page and select “delete”. To get rid of everything, you can press the “More” button, select “Delete options” and then “Advanced” and click through.

The easiest way to stop Google recording everything is to turn off the virtual assistant and never to use voice search. But that solution also gets at the central problem of much privacy and data use today – doing so cuts off one of the most useful things about having an Android phone or using Google search.

Now that you know this exists quit voluntarily handing over your data to unknown parties and share this article with your friends and family to show them how to stop it as well.

What’s new in Office 365 this June?

Updated “Site Contents” page begins rollout into #SharePoint Online (First Release)

On June 1, 2016 Microsoft announced that SharePoint team is refreshing the SharePoint Online site contents page – a ‘behind the scenes’ page per site that helps site owners, members and visitors better understand the activities occurring within their site. This page retains previous value to work with and manage site content, and has been redesigned to provide visibility on site activity and top-viewed content, along with an easier to navigate site map, user tips and clearer access to add lists, document libraries, subsites and apps.

Video Channels & Videos on SharePoint Home

On June 1, 2016 Microsoft announced that the new SharePoint Home activity (replacement for the sites page) is now enabled for all First Release customers. Video channels and videos show up on SharePoint Home alongside SharePoint sites, O365 Groups, and files. As you view videos or as others near you view videos, video channels will start to show up in the “Frequent” section at the top of SharePoint home. 

The new SharePoint home experience is on for 100% of First Release

Microsoft confirmed that the flights have been turned on for 100% of First Release tenants for the new SharePoint home experience. If you are not seeing it and you are a first release customer (not select release).

SQL Server Data Tools GA update for June 2016

The SQL Server Data Tools team is announced an update for SSDT General Availability (GA) on June 1, 2016. All versions of SQL now include Power BI. 

New hybrid Cloud search in Office 365 and SharePoint 2016

What information is stored in the Office 365 index of the crawled On-Premise Content? And is the index encrypted? Search is now going across all of Office365. Exciting.

One Drive for Business – The ugly duckling

So first things first, if you use office365 and One Drive for Business, let me advise you of the following updates coming in the next few months….

  • Manage bandwidth—By the end of June, we’ll deliver IT controls to throttle bandwidth consumption of the client.
  • Extended Windows Explorer integration—A simple right-click action to get a link or share files directly in Windows Explorer.
  • SharePoint Document Library Sync—We’re adding SharePoint Online document library sync, starting with a preview in the third quarter of 2016, with general release by the end of 2016.

It’s always good to start on a good note as most of my previous posts about One Drive have not been so positive from the outset.

OneDrive for Business has made significant progress in the last six months, and was recently named a Leader by Forrester Research in “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms, Cloud Solutions, Q1 2016.” You can read the report here.


Browser experience enhancements

Microsoft are introducing a simple way to remove files and folders from the “Shared with me” view in the browser experience. Removing an item from the “Shared with me” view doesn’t delete the file; it can still be found via a search, so it’s not lost if you need to get back to it.

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Easily remove items from your “Shared with me” view.

Sharing with people outside your organization is now a whole lot easier!

Microsoft have streamlined the process for an external recipient who doesn’t have an Office 365 or Microsoft account to open files you share with them from OneDrive for Business. Now, anyone without an Office 365 or Microsoft account who receives a file invitation just needs to enter an email address or phone number and a password, then confirm their account (one time only), and they’ll have access to the file.

Simplified creation of a Microsoft account.

Driving mobile productivity further

This update is a big one for our iOS and Android apps! We’re integrating Outlook mobile with OneDrive for Business, so you can share files through email on both iOS and Android—this update will roll out in the coming weeks.

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Composing an email on an iPhone and attaching a link to a OneDrive for Business file is quick and easy.

We’ve introduced a richer sharing experience in the OneDrive app for Android, including a fantastic new PDF viewing and annotation experience and an embedded Office Lens experience. You can now take a photo of the whiteboard after an important meeting and have it automatically converted to a PDF file and uploaded to the OneDrive for Business folder of your choice, in one simple process. We’ve included support for Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP). This builds on the DLP integration already in the browser experience. This update will start rolling out today and be available to all users within a week.

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In the OneDrive app for iOS, we have a new, richer sharing experience including SMS, Mail, Outlook Mobile, Copy Link (both Edit and Read-only links), Invite People and others. You can also save files to OneDrive for Business from any iOS app. As with the Android update, this iOS update also supports Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies defined by your organization. Again, this update will roll out to all users in the next week.

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This iOS update has much richer sharing options for OneDrive for Business files.

New insights, governance and controls for IT

One of the great things about Office 365 is the ability for IT to get an unprecedented view of what’s going on with your critical business data across email and files. We recently started to roll out a new reporting portal in the Office 365 admin center, where you can see key usage metrics for all of your Office 365 services including OneDrive for Business.

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Comprehensive usage reporting across Office 365 services is now available.

In addition, along with making external sharing easier for end users, Microsoft are also giving IT administrators more controls over who their users can share with. For example, perhaps your organization is OK with files being shared with external parties, but doesn’t want employees to share files with certain organizations, such as direct competitors. Now, IT administrators can set up a list of domains that people can share with or a list of blocked domains (but not both). This new capability is currently rolling out and will be available to all OneDrive for Business customers by the end of April.

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Setting a list of domains that users can share with.

In September 2015, MS rolled out the ability for end users to define an expiration date for an anonymous or guest sharing link. Now we’ve added the ability for IT to set a tenant policy (RequireAnonymousLinksExpireInDays) that makes expiration dates mandatory for anonymous or guest links and assigns default expiration period (e.g., 7 days). Users can still set an expiration date that is shorter, but not longer, than the default period.

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The user experience if they try to set an expiry date beyond the organization’s policy.


All in all….Good News for OneDrive/SharePoint and Office365 Users !!!

Mobile Phones can hack your Contactless Cards !

So you now love your mobile phone right ? You know you shouldn’t be on it that much but god damn it, it’s just there…and you’re bored and well it’s just habit !!!

So mobile phones are already our friend and foe. Get ready to be even more annoyed with the fact you love your phone.. By the end of this blog post you might be ready to chuck your smartphone out the nearest window and go back to living without one, like folks did in the Stone Age (the ’90s were the Stone Age, right?).

The problem is that every smartphone out there is a potential threat to you whether you own one or not. For example, did you know that any old Tony Faloney can brush against you in a Buckley’s and remotely steal the data right off your credit card with his phone?

And that once that information is on his phone, he can wave it at a register and pick up a lock of free stuff with your card details ?

Don’t worry, not all of your cards are vulnerable. But if you’re one of the thousands of Irish people carrying a futuristic “contactless” card — the kind you just wave in front of a terminal to pay for stuff, such as American Express’ ExpressPay — then you’d better keep that fucker in a lead-lined wallet because, as you may have already realized, they’re designed to have their radio chips scanned from inches away.

That means all it takes is a modern phone with near field communication (NFC) capabilities and a special program and voila — a crook can use thief magic to pass right through a solid wallet to steal your credit card with god damn radio waves, and you don’t even get the satisfaction of a fleeting grope.

Yep, in our technological age, even the intimate act of digging inside a stranger’s pocket has become detached and impersonal for the sake of convenience.

Next time you are out and about remember to stay in big fields, away from people and things.