Category Archives: Mobile

Call Forwarding

Cellular Call Forward (The phone will not ring): *72 & Number forwarding to Disable *72 0 No Answer Call Forward (Unanswered calls are forwarded):  *71 & Number forwarding to Disable *71 0 Vonage From the Vonage App: Tap the top left Icon > Settings > Call Settings > Call Forwarding > Select “Forward All Calls” > Tap the… Read More »

Jabra Engage 75

Wireless headsets can be a great enhancement to your daily productivity. The Jabra Engage 75 connects to your PC, Mobile and desk phone. For those that travel the Jabra Evolve2 85 is a great over the ear solution.

FileBrowser 101

Editing Files in Another App Remember that FileBrowser can preview a variety of file formats such as Excel, PDF & Word. If you tap on the file in FileBrowser, it will open in preview mode. If you want to edit it in another app, Do Not preview, Do Not tap on the file name. Tap the vertical ellipsis… Read More »

KeePass Touch

This is the mobile version of Keepass, our recommended desktop password management tool. You can use iTunes on your PC or Mac to transfer your password database to your iOS device periodically. This will give you mobile access to your passwords without ever placing them at risk in the cloud. This can also serve as a backup location… Read More »

iOS 13 Preview

Apple announced the new features of iOS 13 More here… Do not be the first to upgrade. Turn off Automatic Updates: Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates > Off

5G is here.

The next generation of cellular known as 5G is being rolled out on October 1. Verizon is first in the world to provide a commercial 5G service, with plans for rapid broadband internet, and 5G mobility service More Here …

iOS: Apps for Architects

This corner of the App Store recommends iOS apps for architects and designers. Apps like Morpholio Trace – Sketch CAD take advantage of the augmented reality features of the iOS. Download from iTunes

High Quality Voice Calls

Your iPhone is capable of making higher quality voice calls with VoLTE. The quality improvement comes from increasing the bandwidth used to carry your voice, relative to a traditional cellular call. To enable this go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE > Select Voice & Data

Set Out of Office from iOS

To set your out of office from your iPhone: Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts  > Choose Your work account At the bottom of the page tap Automatic Reply Be sure to set both the internal and external (scroll down) message. When you set an end date the message text will be updated with that date automatically,… Read More »

Clear your iOS Device

This will destroy all data. Backup your data. From the iOS device to be reset: 1 Go to Settings > Tap your name at the top > iCloud > Turn Find My iPhone / iPad Off 2 Enter your Apple ID password when prompted 3 Next go to Settings > General > Reset 4 Choose Reset All Content… Read More »


Create, update & resolve tasks, add images, reassign and get an overview of upcoming tasks using the app. Here is an example of a task that has images attached:

Embedding Images

When sending images from your iPhone you can choose whether they are sent as attachments or embedded in the message. This is determined by the format of the email itself. If the email format is text the photos will be sent as attachments if the email is HTML the images will be embedded. Nowhere in settings can the… Read More »


Passwords should never be stored in clear text, Excel or in the cloud. These are easy targets for viruses and hackers. KeePass is an open-source program that will store your passwords in an encrypted file on your Mac or PC. A pin or password is used to access your data. You can also load this directly to a… Read More »

Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes – Is a web browser and service that filters content and reports internet activity for $14 a month per family. The interesting twist is that you can leave filtering off and just rely on the reporting. This was helpful in the instance where a high school filter blocked Circle and the school expected unrestricted access to… Read More »

Mile IQ

For tracking travel and expensing mileage there is no easier app than Mile IQ. Continuous background tracking Auto enter repeat trips Location renaming Separate personal and business Submit monthly reports Download from iTunes

Genius Scan

Genius turns your camera into a scanner. It is great for capturing receipts or creating a fax quality document. Single page or batch mode Send as JPG or PDF Output to Email, iMesssage or Camera roll Recognizes the document outline and eliminates background Automatically straightens text. Download from iTunes

Securing your digital life

These tips will help you to safeguard your digital accounts. 1) Never store passwords in these: your email, an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document, the Notes app on your phone, ANY cloud based password storage solution. The reasons are legion, but here are a few: these are far too easy to search, most lack encryption in the event… Read More »


Doceri allows you to mirror and control any PC or Mac from a wirelessly connected iPad.  It is also an interactive whiteboard that can be used to create a presentation, insert images, save and edit and record a screencast video that can be saved and shared. It works with any software as the makeups are actually being done… Read More »

Prepare for Service

When your iPhone or iPad goes to Apple for service, it is possible the data on your device can be lost. To ensure it’s recovery and a successful repair please do the following before we pickup your device: 1) Backup your Device It is possible Apple will replace your device so be sure to have a full backup.… Read More »


To access company files on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and have “FileBrowser”  installed and configured in advance. To connect: Go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on. If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN”at the top of your device. Open the FileBrowser app and click on the book… Read More »


Measures the current download speed of the network you are connected to. Useful for determining the quality of your WiFi and ISP. download from iTunes

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop allows you to connect to your PC securely from you iPhone or iPad. To use remote desktop on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and configured by NMS. To Connect: go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN” at the top… Read More »


TSheets is the best time tracking app I have ever used for tracking time. It offers: Powerfull desktop interface Single entry transitions from one job to the next GPS tracking for users in the field Manager approval process for submitted time Email reminders Integration into accounting systems and detailed reporting Paid time off tracking Submit time from the… Read More »

Search Slowness

A few users have mentioned contact searches taking longer that usual or new contacts missing from their mobile. This seems to have started after a resent update. I have 2 solutions. 1)    Use spotlight search. This is a separate index and does not have the same slowness as contacts. Access spotlight search from the app screen on your… Read More »

Apple in Store Support

To get your Apple device fixed by Apple, at one of their stores or certified repair locations: Start by scheduling an appointment. You do this via the Apple Support app. Download from iTunes When prompted to login with your Apple ID, do so to see all your families devices. In the app go to Get Support (bottom) >… Read More »

Limit Data on iOS

Useful for international travelers(also saves battery life) disable the following: Background App Refresh: Settings > General > Background App Refresh Cellular data for automatic downloads: Settings > iTunes & App Store > and tap the Use Cellular Data switch to turn off. Cellular data for Safari‘s reading list: Settings > Safari > Use Cellular Data > OFF Cellular… Read More »