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Friday, 17 April 2015

Microsoft Office, Project & Visio 2013 ISO Downloads

If you need to download any Microsoft Office, Project or Visio 2013 media as a backup or if you have lost your original DVD, then there is a website where you can download all of these in a variety of languages.

To do this you should click the link below to take you to the full matrix of downloads available:

Microsoft Office, Project & Visio Media

Note that you will need a genuine key to activate these, so do not think that you are downloading a free pirated copy of the software!
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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Football Manager Classic 2015 Released for iPads

The best Football Management simulation game of them all has now launched on the iPad.

Football Manager 2015 Classic is basically the full game that you normally get on the PC but for the more modern iPads. This is great news for FM addicts and we have tested the game and it is absolutely brilliant and very highly recommended.

The game is a little on the pricey side at $19.99 US dollars or £14.99 in the UK but it is very much worth it.

You can get the game from the App Store using the link below:

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How to add AdSense to Google Sites

You may have seen a notification from Google way back in October 2013 that you are not able to just add the HTML/Javascript code to your Google Sites website any longer. This is very strange....you can have a Google website but cannot put Google AdSense on it with any ease? madness!

Anyway, although you cannot just add the code into your Google Site, you can still add Google AdSense code to your site by using a custom URL gadget.

To do this, first of all you need to create your advert you want to place on your website and take a copy of the code.

Then go into your Google Site and edit the page where you want to add your advert. You should then click Insert and then click More gadgets


Then you should select "Add gadget by URL" and you should see where you can enter a new URL:


You should then enter the following URL:

 https://gcodeadsense.googlecode.com/svn/release/gCodeAdSense/gCodeAdSense.xml  

Then click on the Add button and you should then see a new gadget with these variables:


You should then look at your original code from your Google AdSense advert and fill out the required fields. You should have something like this:

<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
<!-- Ad1 -->
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
     style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
     data-ad-client="ca-pub-00000000000000"
     data-ad-slot="0000000000"></ins>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
</script>

As you can see from the bold red text above, these are the parameters you should enter into the fields.

Once you have done this, click the OK button and this should then add your Google AdSense advert to your Google Sites website.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Apple iTunes & App Store Refunds

I recently bought something from the Apple App Store for my original iPad Mini without noticing that the app would not work with this original iPad and would only work on the more modern models.

So, what I've done is just buy a new iPad Air 2, however, this is stupid and what if you are not stupid? You would obviously just want a refund. But how? below you will find the steps you need to take in order to get a refund once you have made a purchase from the app store.

First thing you need to know is that Apple usually only let you get a refund within 90 days of purchase although this may change between different apps.

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Start iTunes on computer
  • Click on your name at the top and from the drop down select "Account Info" option
  • Type in your password when asked
  • Click "See All" under your "Purchase History"
  • Find the item you want a refund for then click on "Report a Problem"
  • You will be redirected to Apple's website
  • Sign in and follow the process
  • Click on the "Refund" option and give a good reason why you want the refund
Once you have done these steps, so long as you have a good reason for the refund, then you should be given your cash back!

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Monday, 13 April 2015

iOS 8.3 Released

Apple have released iOS 8.3 - you can get the update now by going into your settings on your iPads, iPhones and iPods and updating your device.

This seems to be a fairly minor update but the redesigned Emoji keyboard seems to be the biggest visible change. The official Apple change log is below.

This release includes improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Changes include:

Improved performance for:

    •    App launch
    •    App responsiveness
    •    Messages
    •    Wi-Fi
    •    Control Center
    •    Safari tabs
    •    3rd-party keyboards
    •    Keyboard shortcuts
    •    Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials
    •    Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks
    •    Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected
    •    Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

    •    Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape

    •    Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape

    •    Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket

    •    Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

    •    Address issues that caused group messages to sometimes split
    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages
    •    Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages

    •    Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app
    •    Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

    •    Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices
    •    Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps
    •    Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications

CarPlay fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen
    •    Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated
    •    Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn't

Enterprise fixes

    •    Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
    •    Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
    •    Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
    •    Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
    •    Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
    •    Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
    •    Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions
    •    Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-FI network

    •    Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond
    •    Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages
    •    Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages
    •    Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off
    •    Fixes issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled

    •    Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing

Other improvements and bug fixes

    •    Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters
    •    iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta
    •    Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps
    •    Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays
    •    Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on
    •    Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard
    •    Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay
    •    Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
    •    Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)
    •    Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather and Genius Playlists in Music
    •    Address an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices
    •    Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen
    •    Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs
    •    Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data
    •    Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting "FYI"
    •    Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply
    •    Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode
    •    Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or 3rd-party app using FaceTime URLs
    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows
    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes
    •    Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks
    •    Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen
    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented adjusting call volume
    •    Fixes an issues that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ultimate Settings Panel v2.6 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.6.

This release has some re-branding and also has had a number of code changes to coincide with the launch of the new website for this utility. It still has 10 different configuration tabs including Windows 8.1 and a total of 224 configuration items available in the Pro version.

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

You can get new instructions, video demos, screenshots and much more from our new website for Ultimate Settings Panel by visiting the site at www.ultimatesettingspanel.co.uk

You can download the new version by clicking the download button below:

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel

VIDEO DEMO



UPDATE LOG

In this version we the following changes have been made:
  • Re-branding
  • Code changes for new website launch
  • Menu bar updated
PRO VERSION

You can purchase the Pro version for just £0.89 (GBP - around $1.30 USD) buy following the instructions carefully on the purchase page below:


SCREENSHOTS





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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Ultimate Settings Panel - New Domain - New Website!

As you may have seen from one of our earlier posts this week, we have launched a standalone website for our popular utility, Ultimate Settings Panel.

Today we have purchased the domain for this website which can now be found at:


From now on, all updates, version control and downloads will be available directly from this website although we will continue to post update posts here at TechyGeeksHome.co.uk just to keep you up to date with the utility.

We will also be making a number of changes to the utility including a re-branding and we hope to release this new version over the next few days.

Remember that you can purchase the Pro version of Ultimate Settings Panel for just £0.89 GBP which works out at around $1.30 US dollars so very much worth purchasing and this cost includes any future updates that we release.

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