1Password App Extension for iOS 8

Speaking of iOS 8 extensions, 1Password will be another extension that I’m looking forward to.

I use 1Password a lot with my Mac and iDevices. It’s one of the first things I install on my Mac when I do a fresh install.

In this day an age of companies getting hacked, now is a good time to randomize your passwords and not use the same one over and over on different sites.

I’ve been pushing hard for family and friends to use 1Password or another software/service like LastPass. It’s worth the money.

(via MacStories)

Social media platforms longevity

Brent Simmons on his blog:

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them.
It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and
Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus
fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

I’ve had my blog (domain name) since the late 1990′s. Although my posts have come and gone, my blog has been around for quite awhile. I’m glad that I’m able to host it and do what I want with it.

Most of my friends have moved on to social networks and there are only a few of my friends who still blog. I miss seeing posts from my friends in my RSS feed.

BackupBuddy 5.0

iThemes has released BackupBuddy 5.0 with 80 new features and enhancements.

I’ve been using it on friends’ WordPress sites and it’s really nice to have especially if your site got hacked and you can roll back to a previous version of the site. Think of it like Time Machine for WordPress.

I highly recommend something like BackupBuddy for your WordPress websites.

It’s always important to back up your valuable digital things like your computer, music, photos, and your websites. You never know what might happen.

Screen sharing in Yosemite

Apparently the latest beta of Yosemite has screen sharing through iMessage.

This was a nice feature in iChat awhile ago. Glad to see it’s making a comeback.

I help friends and family with tech issues and sometimes it’s easier to do screen sharing so I can see what their particular issue is. I’ve used LogMeIn and the Google Chrome screen sharing plugin.

This will be a nice alternative to use when helping family and friends out.

Now only they was a way to do this with an iPad.

(via 9to5Mac)

SSH SFTP for WordPress

I ran into an issue of updating themes or plugins because it’s required that I use FTP or FTPS (which isn’t the same as SFTP I read).

I did not want to enable FTP through my server. I’ve been using SSH and wanted to use that instead.

Luckily I found a plugin that will enable SSH SFTP. I just need to enter in my SSH private keys and passphrase and I’m set.

I can now safely update plugins or themes.

Restore disabled iPhone/iPad

My dad’s iPad was disabled for some unknown reason and he needed to get to open it up. It wasn’t connected to WiFi so we couldn’t remote wipe it from iCloud.com.

Since he doesn’t backup his iPad because he says that he doesn’t need anything on it. He (and everyone) should backup their device using iCloud or iTunes. I had to look this up because I’ve never run into someone who doesn’t back up their device.

Thank you Apple support pages.

  1. Disconnect all cables from your device.
  2. Turn off your device.
  3. Press and hold the Home button. While holding the Home button, connect your device to iTunes. If your device doesn’t turn on automatically, turn it on.
  4. Continue holding the Home button until you see the Connect to iTunes screen.
  5. iTunes will alert you that it has detected a device in recovery mode.
  6. Click OK, then restore the device.