Day: August 15, 2019

‘Why won’t my iPad connect to Wi-Fi?’: How to fix your iPad’s Wi-Fi connection in 4 different ways

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To get the most out of your iPad, you need to be connected to the Internet. 

If your iPad won’t connect to Wi-Fi, sometimes restarting the iPad will fix the problem. However, if that doesn’t work, here’s a guide to troubleshooting connectivity issues.

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Check your Wi-Fi router and modem for a failed connection to your iPad

Your router may not be sending a signal to your iPad, or the iPad might not be receiving a signal from the modem. 

  • While routers and modems are usually consolidated into one device, they do different things. If you have a separate router and modem, check to make sure both are on and that they’re connected properly.
  • Try resetting these devices by unplugging and plugging them back in. 
  • The rule of thumb when resetting a router or modem is to leave it off for 10 seconds to ensure that it has completely turned off before turning it back on.

Make sure your iPad has Wi-Fi connection enabled

The first step for iPad-based troubleshooting is to make sure you have Wi-Fi switched on in your iPad’s settings. Sometimes you can inadvertently turn it off.

1. Tap on Settings.

2. Tap on Wi-Fi in the left column.

3. When Wi-Fi comes up in the right column, tap on the toggle next to Wi-Fi so it’s green.

4. If you already have a preferred Wi-Fi, it should come up automatically. If not, a list of networks should come up. Click on yours.

5. If this is the first time signing into it, or if your iPad is signed out, you will be asked to enter your password. When there is a check next to your Wi-Fi and it’s showing up below your Wi-Fi toggle, you’re hooked up to the Wi-Fi coming from your router.

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Note, however, that if your modem or router is not functioning correctly, your iPad may show “No Internet Connection” or “Unable to join network.” In this case, you should reset your router or modem by following the steps above. 

Reset your iPad’s network settings

If you’ve tried resetting your iPad and your router and modem to no avail, try resetting your iPad’s network settings.

1. Tap Settings.

2. Tap General (should be the top of the 3rd group in the left column).

3. Tap Reset (located near the very bottom of the right column).

4. Tap Reset Network Settings. This will require you to re-enter passwords as well as cellular settings and any other information saved in your network settings (for this reason it will require you to enter your iPad password before confirming).

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Try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network on your iPad

If it still doesn’t work, go to another place with Wi-Fi (office, coffee shop, or somewhere similar) and try to log in there. If your iPad can connect to a different Wi-Fi network, the issue is with your router, modem, or service provider.

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How to cancel your YouTube Premium subscription on a computer or mobile device

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  • You can cancel YouTube Premium, the $12 per month subscription service offering ad-free videos and other content from YouTube, in a few different ways. 
  • If you have a subscription to YouTube Premium and want to cancel, you can do that using the Paid Memberships link under your avatar on a desktop web browser or in the mobile app.
  • If you subscribed via iTunes, you’ll need to cancel YouTube Premium in the App Store app on your iPhone.  
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YouTube Premium (which was formerly called YouTube Red) is a subscription version of YouTube that offers ad-free versions of all the video on the site, along with exclusive original content and some other features (like downloads for offline playback) for $12 per month. 

If you’ve tried YouTube Premium but want to cancel your subscription, you can do it with just a few clicks or taps. 

In most cases, you can cancel YouTube Premium from the web site or the YouTube mobile app. The only exception is if you subscribed via iTunes – you’ll need to unsubscribe using the App Store app on your iPhone

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How to cancel YouTube Premium in a web browser

1. Open YouTube in a web browser.

2. Click your avatar in the upper right corner and click “Paid memberships.”

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3. You should see YouTube Premium listed as a paid membership. Click “Cancel Membership.”

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4. When asked, confirm you really want to do this by clicking “Yes.”

How to cancel YouTube Premium in the mobile app

1. Start the YouTube app.

2. Tap your avatar in the upper right corner and tap “Paid memberships.”

3. In the YouTube Premium section, tap “Manage.”

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After the membership page opens in the browser, tap “Cancel Membership.” Confirm you want to do this by tapping “Yes.”

How to cancel YouTube Premium from the iPhone’s App Store

If you originally subscribed to YouTube Premium via iTunes back when the service was called YouTube Red (you can no longer subscribe this way, so this only applies to a small number of long-time YouTube Premium members), you need to unsubscribe using the App Store. 

1. On your iPhone, start the App Store app. 

2. Tap your avatar in the upper right corner. 

3. Tap “Manage Subscriptions.”

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4. Tap “YouTube Premium.”

5. Tap “Cancel Subscription” and then tap “Confirm” to complete the process.

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How to remove someone from a Snapchat group in 2 different ways

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Group chats on Snapchat are somewhat lawless — instead of leaving control to the person who set up the chat, anyone can change the name of the chat and add new members to the group (though there is a 32 person limit).

Bad news first: There’s no feature on Snapchat to actually remove someone from a group chat. 

However, the good news is that there are ways around this oversight. Which one you use will depend on your preferences and the reason you want to remove that person from a group chat.

Here are two methods that can help you accomplish the task and effectively have a group chat with fewer users.

How to remove someone from a Snapchat group

Set up a new group chat 

If you’re in more of a hurry, you can just set up a new group chat that includes everyone except the user or users you wish to remove. The process is simple and should take you no more than a minute or two to complete.

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Ask the person to leave the group chat

This one is definitely more of an aggressive move, and whether you choose to use it or not will depend on how comfortable you are with confrontation. Once they leave the group, all of their chats and Snaps will be automatically deleted from the group.

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How to make a group chat on Snapchat, to send private Snaps and messages to multiple people at once

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Creating a Snapchat group chat can be a great way to keep a friend group connected. 

Keep in mind that Snaps sent to groups will not count toward Snapstreaks. And if you want to see who’s read or saved Snaps sent within a group, simply tap on a chat — and once someone else opens the group chat, their name and Bitmoji will appear above your keyboard.

Group chat messages are still automatically deleted after 24 hours, just like regular Snaps, unless of course you save them. 

Here’s what you need to know to create a group chat within Snapchat on the iPhone or Android app.

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How to make a group chat on Snapchat

Setting up a group chat is a simple process and should only take you a minute or so to do:

1. Open the Snapchat app and log into your account, if necessary.

2. Swipe across the screen, from left-to-right to get to the Friends screen.

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3. Tap the speech bubble with a plus sign next to it, located at the top of the screen.

4. Select the people you want to add to a group chat — you’ll see their names appear at the top of the screen as you add them.

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5. Tap “Chat” or “Chat With Group.”

Once you have your group set up, you’ll be able to get to it from the Friends screen, as well as via the search function within the app.

You can also go back into a group to add more members in case you accidentally left them out. To do that, you’ll have to open the group chat, and tap the Group Chat icon at the top-left of the screen to open the Group Profile. From there, tap the “+ Add Members” button, and select whoever you want to add to the chat.

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Startup founders need to distance themselves from big tech, according to the CEO of famed startup accelerator Y Combinator

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With the tech industry under the microscope, Silicon Valley’s young startups are caught in the middle of contentious debates about privacy, regulation, and accountability. 

Startup accelerator Y Combinator runs a founder showcase, called Demo Day, which is something of a Silicon Valley legend. This year, the two-day event will run from August 19 to 20 in San Francisco where entrepreneurs at the end of the 3-month program will pitch some of the Valley’s biggest investors for funding for their startups.

It’s a coveted moment for techies chasing the Silicon Valley dream, and an opportunity to shine in front of a friendly crowd. Outside the confines of Silicon Valley however, the startups will face a much more skeptical audience.  And Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel says startups need to be ready for it.

For a startup pitching an idea for a game-changing tech product, the task is much trickier today, when tech has become a bad word for a lot of people, Seibel told Business Insider in an interview.

“In this age, where I think tech is getting more skepticism, which is legit, you have to make sure you’re not letting that splash on to your startup and get you down,” Seibel said.

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Outside of Silicon Valley, Seibel has noticed people start to refer to startups with the same language they used to describe larger tech companies like Google and Facebook, both of which are facing significant scrutiny from users and lawmakers alike.

At one time, a comparison to Google would have been the ultimate complement. Today, it’s a less-than-ideal comparison for founders just starting out.

“Sometimes in the popular culture it’s like, it’s weird to me, but I think it’s very normal to lump Google, Facebook, and then all the startups you’ve ever heard of. I would hope that we could separate them out a little,” Seibel said.

One of the biggest differences, according to Seibel, is the standards founders are held to by the general public and investors. Those expectations tend to remain the same whether a founder is running a four-person team or a 50,000-person team, but Seibel argues that shouldn’t be the case.

“It feels like Google and startups should be a closer comparison than Exxon Mobil and startups, but in reality Google is a lot closer to Exxon Mobile than it is to startups,” Seibel said.

Although Google and Facebook started out as four-person teams themselves, both tech giants have come under scrutiny for a host of privacy and anti-competitive concerns. In July, the US Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion penalty over its handling of user data. And Google has been fined billions of dollars in Europe because of its business practices, and is facing an antitrust investigation in the US by the Department of Justice. 

For companies like Google and Facebook, once revered as paragons of business success and innovation, the loss of public goodwill has come as a stunning and humbling blow. And for young startup entrepreneurs who grew up associating Google with its erstwhile “Don’t be evil” motto, the change in perception is one more variable to plan for and learn from while building a company.

Many entrepreneurs may dream of achieving even a fraction of the companies’ success, but Seibel believes that founders need to hold themselves to a higher standard to avoid the same pitfalls.

“Honestly, maybe the standards should have been higher for those bigger companies back then,” Seibel said. “Startups are far more of a faith-based initiative. If you’re not in the right headspace, it can really screw you up. You have to really be the biggest fan of your startup to make it work.”

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What Education Partisans Get Wrong

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Extreme partisanship exists in education as well as politics, and it’s just as corrosive. Education is complicated and finding ways to improve it requires an open mind along with some humility. These are not qualities that partisans normally possess.

How to sync a calendar from your Mac computer to an iPhone, to access calendar updates on both devices

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With the ability to sync your calendar across Apple devices, it’s easy to make sure that meeting you accepted on your work email also goes to your iPhone to actually remind you to show up. 

You’ll have to activate this sync using either iCloud or iTunes. Both techniques take several steps on your Mac or iPhone, and both have pros and cons, including the fact that Apple is ending iTunes soon

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How to sync your calendar from Mac to iPhone using iCloud

To do this, you have to make sure your iPhone and your Mac share the same iCloud account. 

However, once they’re synced, updates made on your Mac should automatically update on your iPhone.

The first few steps involve your Mac.

1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left hand corner.

2. Click on System Preferences.

3. Click on iCloud to get the list of everything syncing to your iCloud.

4. Click on the box next to Calendars to ensure that it makes it into your iCloud.

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Then, activate the calendar on your iPhone.

1. Tap on Settings.

2. Tap on your iCloud profile name (“Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store”).

3. Tap on iCloud (the top of the second list).

4. Tap on Calendars to toggle it green.

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Calendars will be officially synchronized from your Mac to your iPhone.

How to sync your calendar from Mac to iPhone using iTunes

One benefit of using iTunes instead of iCloud is that you can share your calendar from your Mac to your iPhone even if they’re not on the same iCloud account. 

A downside is that you have to connect them physically, with a USB cable, to update the iPhone’s Calendar. There’s also the fact that Apple is soon killing the iTunes app on Mac computers and iPhones. 

1. Open iTunes on your Mac.

2. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB cable.

3. Click on the iPhone icon in the top, just next to Music (it is an icon of an iPhone).

4. Click on Info in the list to the left.

5. Click on the box next to Sync Calendars.

6. Click on Done in the lower right hand corner.

7. A box will come up asking if you want to apply these changes to your iPhone. Click Apply. 

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Your iPhone will now have synced with the Mac’s current Calendar.

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How to add a link to your Instagram Story — if your account is eligible to do so

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  • You can add an external link to your Instagram Story only if your account is eligible for the feature.
  • To be able to add links to your Instagram Stories, you need to have over 10,000 followers or a verified Instagram account.
  • The links will disappear with your stories unless you decide to add a story to your permanent highlights.

Instagram has revolutionized marketing and promotions.

Unfortunately, regardless of how compelling the pictures or videos you post on Instagram are, without being able to link to the website or products you may be promoting there’s no way to track your effectiveness.

If you’re an influencer and have sponsors and clients, or want to be an influencer, the companies that would potentially support you greatly appreciate click-throughs.

Luckily (for some), you can add links to your stories, as long as you have a verified Instagram account or over 10,000 followers. 

How to add a link to your Instagram Story

1. Open the Instagram Story tool to add a new story.

2. Tap the link icon — it will look like two chain links, on the top of your screen (again, if your account is not Instagram-verified or you don’t have 10,000 followers, you will not be able to see or use this feature).

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3. Open the website that you want to link to your story in a web browser and copy the link.

4. Paste the link into the Instagram Story link box.

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5. Tap Done to finalize (the button in the upper right corner).

6. Tap Your Story to publish your story and share your link with your followers.

After you’ve published your story, make sure the link works by opening your story and clicking through. Since stories erase after 24 hours, these links work best for one-off and timely promotions.

If you want to publish a longer-lasting or permanent link with the story, make the story a highlight by tapping your bio and adding a Story Highlight to your profile. You can add up to 100 photos or videos to your Story Highlights.

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