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October 23 2013

How to Record your iPhone or iPad’s Screen using AirPlay Mirroring

Display your iPhone or iPad Screen on your Computer using AirPlay Mirroring

Reflector App Tutorial

Reflector App Tutorial

Did you ever have something really cool on your iPhone or iPad that you wanted to see on your computer screen?


Maybe you want to:

  • Play a game
  • Watch a video or photo show
  • Demo cool new apps for people
  • Share a presentation

Well, you can and it’s really easy. I’m going to show how to display everything happening on your iPhone or iPad on your computer in real-time.

If you have an Apple TV, you may have used Airplay to share pictures, movies, or music with your TV. Well, an app called Reflector allows you to do the same thing with your Mac or Windows computer.

Installing Reflector Application on your Computer

Start by going to their website and buying the software ($12.99) from AIRSQUIRRELS.com

Reflector Website to purchase and download Reflector App

Reflector Website to purchase and download Reflector App.

Once you have the software installed and running, you’re ready to go.

Enabling AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS Device

You don’t need to install anything on your iOS device, Airplay mirroring is built right into the operating system.

Connect your iOS device to your wifi network.

Swipe your iOS 7 device up from the bottom of the screen.

Air Play link in iOS 7 Control Center

Air Play link in iOS 7 Control Center

Tap the AirPlay icon toward the bottom of the screen.

You will see a list of available AirPlay devices.

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Select the name that you gave your computer in Reflector (Mine is NEW-MBP)

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Then, slide the Mirroring switch to the right.

AirPlay Mirroring Enabled from iOS 7 Control Center

AirPlay Mirroring Enabled from iOS 7 Control Center

Tap the Done link.

Now, your device’s screen will appear on your computer.

When it opens up you can see whatever is on your devices screen displayed in real-time on your computer monitor.

If I open an app like Twitter, you can see it in real-time.

If I show a photo or video you can see it on the screen.

If I open up a Slide presentation I can deliver it on screen.

For things like Video or Slides, you will want to switch to Full Screen Mode

Select Device, then Full Screen from the menu.

You can also control how the device frame looks.

Select Device, then Frame Skin from the menu.

See the Reflector App Video Tutorial

The video tutorial below shows how to do all of the steps listed above.

So, that’s Reflector and some of the cool things you can do with it.

October 21 2013

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October 02 2013

How to Shut Down Background Apps in iOS 7

Save your Battery Life, Data Usage, and Processing Power by Killing Background Apps

Goal:Learn how to shut down applications running in the background in iOS 7.

Shut Down Background Apps iOS 7

Shut Down Background Apps iOS 7

First, the Bad News

When you launch an app on your iPhone, it runs even after you click the Home button to close it. Actually, you really just minimized the app – you didn’t close it. After using several apps (or dozens), you will have a big pile of crap running in the background.

“So what?” you say. Here’s what; many of those apps do a few not-so-great things unbeknownst to you.

  1. They download data
  2. They run background process which use CPU and Memory
  3. They wear your battery down

All of these things make your awesome little friend a lot less awesome.


Here’s What You Can Do About It

You can shut down any apps that are running in the background using the Multitasking menu. Double tap the Home button.

This will open the Multitasking menu. You will see a thumbnail preview of the app you were most recently in, as well the rest of your running applications. Swipe to the left to see the rest of your open apps.

iOS 7 Multitask Screen

iOS 7 Multitask Screen

Closing Running Apps

You can activate the App Killing Mode by holding your finder on one of the app thumbnails for a few seconds.

Swipe an app up and off the screen to fully shut it down. Scroll left and right and repeat the upward swipe to close any or all running apps.

Swipe up to Close an App

Swipe up to Close an App

How to Reboot your iOS Device

Once you kill all of the apps that you want closed, you can/should reboot your device.

Hold down the Home button and the Screen Lock button.

How to Reboot iOS 7

How to Reboot iOS 7

The screen will go black in about 5 seconds, then the Apple icon will appear in another 4 seconds.

iPhone reboot screen

iPhone Reboot Screen

Now you can release the Home and Screen Lock buttons. In a few more seconds you will see your Home screen.

That’s it, all of your background apps are closed and your device should run a little better.

Watch the Video Tutorial to See How it’s Done

The post How to Shut Down Background Apps in iOS 7 appeared first on VitaminCM.com.

September 30 2013

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July 12 2013

July 11 2013

How to Add Reminders in Evernote – Video Tutorial

Goal: Learn how to add reminder notifications in Evernote to manage your to do list tasks.

How to Add Reminders in Evernote

How to Add Reminders in Evernote

Manage your To Do List from Evernote

It’s been a loooong time coming, but Evernote finally added to-do list management capabilities to my favorite software/service.

You can add Notifications to notes and manage them like a typical to-do list. The process is pretty simple:

Create a new note

Click the Notification (alarm clock) icon

Assign a Date and Time for the Notification to go off

That’s it!

When the Notification goes off on your desktop or mobile device, you just open it and view the entire note. Then, you can postpone, complete, and/or delete it. Simple and practical.

View the video tutorial below to see how to create and manage Notifications in Evernote.

How to Add Reminders in Evernote – Video Tutorial

When you get a notification on your mobile device, you can just touch or swipe it to open the entire note.

iPhone Evernote Notification

iPhone Evernote Notification

When the note opens, you can manage the notification.

iPhone Evernote Note - Notification

iPhone Evernote Note – Notification

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February 18 2013

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January 21 2013

VitaminCM.com on Top 100 Technology Blogs List

VitaminCM.com on Top 100 Blogs List

VitaminCM.com on Top 100 Blogs List

I received word that VitaminCM.com was added to a list of the Top 100 Technology Blogs. You can see that we came in 80th place. Not bad.

Top 100 Tech Blogs Infographic

Top 100 Tech Blogs Infographic

You can see the full list of the Top 100 Tech blogs here.

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