How to create an iCloud Apple iD for iPhone

Do you know what iCloud is? iCloud is a cloud computing and cloud storage service from Apple that was first launched in the year 2011 on October 12. This service has grown immensely popular ever since its establishment and is still a growing sensation. The storage abilities of iCloud have made it extremely popular among users and they are glad that services like this are available in the market to be of assistance to them if necessary.

Are you wondering how you can sign up for iCloud? If you are then, you should know that it is very easy to sign up for an iCloud account on an iPhone. All you have to do is follow the right steps that will help you in creating your account with ease. When you sign up for an account, you will have to verify the email address that you are using for your personal Apple ID. You can follow the iCloud setup instructions and enter your email address in the place of your Apple ID. The steps are as follows:

 Step# 1

You should start off by going to Settings sections and click on iCloud. Read more

Understanding the Right SIM Cards for GSM iPhones

All SIM Cards are not created equal. For iPhones, there are three kinds of SIM cards to be used. If your iPhone is purchased from a particular network provider then it comes with the right SIM card. If you have your iPhone unlocked to be used for another network or when you are abroad, then you must understand what type of SIM card will fit into your specific iPhone model.

It is important to know which SIM card is going to work for your iPhone model, especially if you have to swap your current SIM card for an international SIM to be used while roaming abroad.

The Different SIM Cards:


Standard SIM Card – This is the very first type of SIM card released and it is the most commonly used in today’s mobile devices. It measures 1 inch in length by 0.6 inch in width and it is the biggest sized SIM card. For the First Generation iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, the standard mini SIM card is used.



Micro SIM Card – This SIM card measures half the size of the Standard type at 0.6 inch in length by 0.5 inch in width (15 x 12 x 0.76 m). The Micro SIM has the same chips in a Regular SIM but with less surrounding plastic. The Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S use a Micro-SIM card.



Nano SIM Card – This is by far the smallest SIM card available in the market today. It is actually 40 percent smaller than micro SIM at just 0.5 inch in length and 0.3 inch in width.Both the iPhone 5, 5C and iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 plus work with the newly released nano SIM card, which happens to be designed by Apple. Thus, it is not surprising that if you happen to get the latest iPhone, you may not be able to use the SIM card you used for the older iPhone model.

Where to Buy SIM Cards for GSM iPhones

In case you have purchased a SIM-free iPhone or unlocked, you are going to have to purchase a GSM- AT&T SIM separately. In the US, you can buy SIM cards from Straight talk or AT&T. If you are traveling abroad you can buy a SIM card from local GSM carrier.

You can buy an AT&T compatible sim card for Straight talk.

An example where you can find. Regular size sim card  Straight Talk -AT&T compatible or unlocked phones. 

Micro size sim card  Straight Talk -AT&T compatible  or unlocked iPhones  

Trim your Current SIM to Fit your new iPhone 5 or 5C or 5S

It is possible to use your current SIM (Standard or Micro) for an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S. All you need are your old SIM card, scissors, pokey stick device, and an artistic precision combined with an ultra steady pair of hands.

Since the latest Nano-SIM is not just smaller than a Regular or Micro SIM card, but 12 percent thinner as well, there are on-going debates and arguments as to whether it is really possible to trim old chips to the size of a Nano.

This process has been proven successful before – Regular SIM cards trimmed to the size of Micro SIM cards, but will it apply to the size of the smallest chip ever made? Some people have already done it with positive results.

But, before you take the plunge, it is important to understand that risks will always be present if you decide to trim your old SIM card. There is a big chance that irreparable damage will result from the shrinking process and you may be left without a phone to use for a few days. If the Regular to Micro trimming was proven successful, there could greater risk for the Nano size conversion. One look at the SIM tray of your iPhone 5 or 5S and you will understand.




How to Find IMEI or MEID on iPhones and on Other Phones

The MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifier) or IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a unique set of digits that plays an important role as an identifier for a mobile device. Your phone’s MEID or IMEI is very unique and no other phone has exactly the same combination of numbers. Knowing your phone’s MEID or IMEI number is your best weapon against lost or theft. This set of numbers is what you are going to need if you want to track your phone and to disable its use. Read more

Buying a New Cell Phone? Keep these Tips in Mind

Are you planning on buying a new cell phone? Is there a particular brand and model that you already want to get? If so, then there shouldn’t be much problem as to how you should go about the purchasing process. But, if you happen to be a bit confused or just amazed due to the wide array of choices and if you are not really sure about where and how to get the best deals, then the tips below should be useful to you. Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 – Review of a Phone with a Great Camera

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is by far the only phone with the best camera feature. And for some people it is actually like buying a camera with phone features. Read more

Motorola Moto G – Review of the Phone with the Most Vibrant Display

The Motorola Moto G has been receiving good reviews and for good reasons. It is for one, an exceptional phone. It has the sharpest HD display, long lasting battery and the support of a reliable processor and operating system. Read more

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Hey Siri: Get to Know this iOS 8 Innovation

iOS 8 Innovation

The world is definitely going very high-tech. It is now possible to ask questions to your device without you laying a finger on it. The “Hey, Siri” command gives more power to Siri, the voice-controlled PA from Apple. Read more

The Best Smartphones of 2014 That You Can Choose From- List of Top 5

Even though carriers are making it very easy to upgrade smartphones, a number of people are going to stay with the next updated device for around two years. This is why the phone that you purchase should be able to provide you with the right mixture of features, speed, and should be easy to use. Plus, the battery life of the phone that you purchase must be excellent! There are so many different models of smartphones for you to choose from and you can make the selection based on your personal wants and needs. Read more