Monday, October 10, 2011

How to Activate iPad or iPod Touch without a Credit Card

[Updated 2/21/2013 fixed link]

You can activate a ipad or ipod Touch without a CC (Credit Card) but  it does take a few extra steps.

You will have to create an  " iTunes App Store account" first.  Very important, this is were a lot of frustration can happen (don't ask me how I know), make sure you are in the App Store, not the iTunes Store.

Then you must install a free app, any free app will work AFAIK, this is basically a work around to create account without CC as far as I can tell.

Rest is pretty straight forward.

You select create new account.

When you get to payment options,  select "None" as the payment option.

Step by step instructions with clear pictures at Apple Support:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Learn how Wifi works.

This Ars article on WiFi is well written and informative.

It provides a solid basic technical explanation of WiFi, in words anyone that uses computers can understand.

I am in the planning stages for setting up good, gaming quality, home WiFi LAN, so I am mining this article for hints and tricks for setting one up.

Good source of information and "How To" for people using Blogger