iPhone Tip - How to Use Emoticons in Your Text Messages

by Saul Edmonds
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‘Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realising it.’ (Vincent Van Gogh, 1889)

Emoticons are useful when texting. They are a great way to show friends how you really feel. Of course, emoticons are ‘emotional icons’. When words alone are not enough - an emoticon provides the ready means to express yourself succinctly.

It is easy to enable emoticons on your iPhone. Simply following the steps below to express your mood with ease.

How to Use Emoticons in Your Text Messages

Step 1 : Open the App Store and download ‘Spell Number - Emoji for FREE’

Step 2 : Open the Spell Number app and enter the code 91929394.59

Step 3 : Close the Spell Number app and then go to:

Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Emoji

Step 4 : Close Settings and open up Text Messaging

Step 5 : You will now see a globe icon next to the spacebar on the keyboard.  Select the globe and you will see the available emoticons.

*Important Point: Emoticons on the iphone can only be viewed on other iphones, so don’t go sending them to your friend who bought a mo**rola d**y (and wishes they had an iphone). It will be sent as garble.

Get graphically emotional.


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Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

  • strategic brand design
  • web design & development
  • app design and development 
  • digital marketing 
  • creative engagement 

    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

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    Get Mobilized

    by Saul Edmonds
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    ‘Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.’

    (Friedrich Nietzsche)

    The mobile web is more important than ever. The popularity of social networking via mobile devices continues to surge. Mobile media consumption is on the rise.

    Your audience is on their phone.

    Any web development and branding strategy should be optimised for mobile web browsers. Companies should carefully invest in their mobile brands. Although application usage continues to steadily increase, internet via browser remains the most preferred method of mobile media access.

    Smartphone and Social Networking

    Consider the following:

    Twitter mobile usage is up 347%

    Facebook mobile usage is up 112% (comscore-mobile-stats)

    Today, a ‘mobile ready’ website is essential. Failure to implement risks ignoring up to 30% of fans and followers.  

    Get Mobile and Prosper

    It is easy to get prepared for your mobile audience.

    Firstly, detect mobile browsers via user agents then use PHP/ASP scripting to redirect the page. DetectMobileBrowser.com has some script examples. Secondly, direct their request to a different page - that is optimised for mobile usage. Use Mobify.me to create a free mobile web page.

    Alternatively, your web developer can design a customised solution.

    However you do it, meeting the mobile challenge is crucial for business today.


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    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

    He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

    • strategic brand design
    • web design & development
    • app design and development 
    • digital marketing 
    • creative engagement 

      Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

      Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

      Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

      Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

      Phone : +617 1300 727 749
      email : us@roundhouse.cc

      • Learn about our web design here.
      • Learn about our app development here.
      • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

      Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
      Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

      iphone tip - Backup Bootcamp

      by Saul Edmonds
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      ‘It isn’t just the past we remember, it’s the future too.

      Fifty per cent of memory is devoted not to what has already happened,

      but to what will happen next.’ (Zen Quote)

      Lost Data = Disaster

      The experience of a lost or malfunctioning iphone could happen to you. Imagine the irrevocable denial of access to emails, photos, documents, software, ebooks, music and files. In the fight against oblivion our only salvation is a watertight backup system.

      For your business, lost contacts and schedules is system downtime. The recreation of data incurs additional time and cost that few businesses can afford.

      How to Backup Mail, Contacts and Calendar

      Preserve your critical data. Setup your iPhone to automatically copy all calendar and contact information to the safety of the cloud. Sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars to Gmail today and sleep peacefully tonight. If the unthinkable happens (lost/ stolen iPhone) - at least your Mail, Contacts and Calendar data is intact.

      How to Sync your Gmail Account

      Step 1 : Open Settings, go to ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’

      Step 2 : Add accounts, select Microsoft Exchange

      Step 3 : Enter your gmail address in the email & username field, then your password

      Step 4 : When the certificate verification dialog pops up click cancel and enter m.google.com as the server name.

      Step 5 : Select all 3 services to sync, Mail, Contacts, Calendars

      Peace of Mind.


      Contact Roundhouse Now! 
      Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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      Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

      As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

      He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

      Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

      • strategic brand design
      • web design & development
      • app design and development 
      • digital marketing 
      • creative engagement 

        Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

        Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

        Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

        Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

        Phone : +617 1300 727 749
        email : us@roundhouse.cc

        • Learn about our web design here.
        • Learn about our app development here.
        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

        iPhone 4 Tip - Is your Data Securely Encyrpted?

        by Saul Edmonds
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        “This is my password,” said the King as he drew his sword. “The light is dawning, the lie broken.” (C.S Lewis)

        The establishment of a password on your iPhone is a wise move. It is an easy means by which to ensure your data security. Even emails and attachments will be effectively encrypted and protected by this simple system.

        Unfortunately, there is a loophole.

        This issue concerns users who set their iPhone password using iOS3 and have since upgraded to iOS4. In this circumstance, data encryption may fail.

        How to confirm if your password is secure?

        Step 1 : Settings > General > Passcode Lock

        Step 2 : Enter your passcode to reveal the Passcode lock screen and scroll to the bottom of that screen.

        Step 3 : Find the confirmation ‘data protection is enabled’ in dark blue letters.

        If data protection is not enabled, perform the following steps.

        Step 1 : Disable your passcode in Settings > General > Passcode Lock

        Step 2 : Back up your device. Connect it to your computer. Go to iTunes, Control-click and select Back Up.

        Step 3 : Restore your device by clicking the Restore button in the Summary screen in iTunes.

        Step 4 : Enable your passcode again, which turns on encryption.

        Safe n sound.


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        Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

        As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

        He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

        Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

        • strategic brand design
        • web design & development
        • app design and development 
        • digital marketing 
        • creative engagement 

          Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

          Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

          Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

          Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

          Phone : +617 1300 727 749
          email : us@roundhouse.cc

          • Learn about our web design here.
          • Learn about our app development here.
          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

          Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
          Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

          iphone 4 Tip - Hard and Soft Reset

          by Saul Edmonds
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          ‘Now that the storm has passed and rebuilding will restart, the future is even brighter.’ (David Stockman)

          If your iPhone 4 does not respond - freezing, unable to turn on - you may need to do a reset.

          Try a Soft Reset First

          • Step 1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then drag the slider.
          • Step 2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

          A Hard Reset is the other alternative.

          This is basically a forced reboot. Rest assured that your iphone data remains safe during this process.

          • Step 1. Press / hold the Home button and the Sleep / Wake button simultaneously.
          • Step 2. Continue holding both buttons until the iPhone shuts off and begins to restart.
          • Step 3. Release when you see the silver Apple logo.

          You have completed a hard reset successfully.


          Contact Roundhouse Now! 
          Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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          Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

          As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

          He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

          Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

          • strategic brand design
          • web design & development
          • app design and development 
          • digital marketing 
          • creative engagement 

            Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

            Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

            Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

            Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

            Phone : +617 1300 727 749
            email : us@roundhouse.cc

            • Learn about our web design here.
            • Learn about our app development here.
            • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

            Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
            Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

            by Saul Edmonds