While most of the country was focused on the Super Bowl this past weekend (the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, in case you weren’t paying attention), a couple of Apple-related developments went down involving both the Verizon iPhone 4 and the mobile iTunes Store.
If you’ve been waiting for iPad subscriptions to arrive, you may not have to wait much longer -- Apple and News Corp. have sent invitations for select members of the media to join them next Wednesday as they unveil their iPad-only digital newspaper, The Daily.
If you’re planning to purchase a Verizon iPhone 4 when preorders begin on February 3, you may want to run Software Update -- Apple has pushed out the latest version of iTunes 10, which adds CDMA compatibility in addition to other stability and performance improvements.
This week, we'll show you how to figure out what to do if your iOS devices won't backup in iTunes. We'll also show you how to prevent your children from installing or deleting apps, making in-app purchases, and log out of your own App Store account on your iOS devices.
Sometimes, even the simple solution to restoring working backups in iTunes doesn't work. In that case, the ultimate fix is to perform a restore on your iOS device. The biggest drawback about this is that you'll loose all the saved settings, apps and their data, and you'll potentially be forced to start setting up your iOS device all over again, so use this tip as a last resort in restoring your iOS device to working order again.
If you want to prevent your children from installing or deleting apps, launch the Settings App, then tap General > Restrictions. If restrictions are currently disabled you'll see a button that allows you to enable them tap it to turn them on. Create a four-digit pin code if prompted.
Launch iTunes and tether your iOS device to your computer. Allow it to sync normally. Now, locate the icon representing your device on the left side of the iTunes window. Click it once with the mouse to select it.
If you want to restrict access to your iTunes account on your favorite iOS device, it's easy. Launch the App Store app on your device, tap the Featured tab, scroll to the bottom and locate a button that says, "Apple ID: firstname.lastname@example.org." Tap that button and then tap Sign Out. You'll be logged out of the App Store until you download another app in which case you will have to log in again to complete the download.