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Input your Email or Username in Two Keystroke (iOS)

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Sick of typing out your entire email or username each time?

If you want to bypass the long and tedious process of entering your email /username/password each time you can quickly enter a shortcut on any iOS device following this step-by-step picture.

1.Enter Settings.
2.Select General / Keyboards / Add New Shortcut
3.In the phrase field enter your email or username.
4.Add a shortcut such as the first letter and an @ symbol, (It can be anything).
5.Hit save.
6.Compose a message and see if the shortcut works.

Done.

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How to Successfully Live in the Cloud

Intro:

I’ve always loved “The Cloud” for it allows me to view pictures, listen to music, open files and save bookmarks no matter where I am in the world or what device I’m on.

There are therefore a few requirements I have for good cloud living. Cross platform (iOS/Android/Web), and ease of uploading and downloading from your chosen cloud service.

I’m not one for picking sides, or choosing one service over another. I like to explore all the options and check back on new released from previously poor services.

Here is my current cloud set-up and something you can emulate to have peace of mind and a device with plenty of space. I never buy a gadget with lots of storage because it’s a waste of money, and I can access what I need on the go and save offline for when I have no WiFi/network. Continue reading