Tag Archive: iPhone

Oct 14 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Unboxing

Over the last couple of years it could be argued that Apple had been “overshadowed” by the advent of larger smartphones and phablets particularly in the Android ecosystem and, to a lesser extent, the Windows Phone ecosystem. However, this year Apple has responded by bumping the screen sizes of its iPhone 6 to 4.7″ and the iPhone 6 Plus …

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Jan 30 2013

An Alternative Way to Hang Up Calls on iPhone

Here’s a tip that you might find handy particularly if you get a lot of foreground notifications that block your ability and must be dismissed prior to hitting the “end call” button. You can actually hang up phone calls by pressing the lock/power button on the top of the iPhone. For some, this may be …

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Jan 29 2013

Self Serve at the Apple Store

During the long weekend, my wife had to buy a new pair of earphones and found out that the Apple Store in Hornsby had them in stock. We paid a visit to complete this fairly straightforward transaction. Anyway, we found out that you can actual serve yourself using the Apple Store app found in the App Store. …

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Jan 19 2013

Make Your Own iPad Mini Dock with Flybridge

My wife was trying to find an official dock solution for her iPad mini but surprisingly Apple has not brought out anything that will physically prop it up and provide charge at the same time. Look no further than Flybridge. It’s a new Kickstarter campaign to fill the void left by Apple allowing you to …

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Jan 08 2013

Cheaper Lightning Cables

Let’s cut to the chase – Apple wants you to lay down $25 for a Lightning to USB cable. You might only need one or two in addition to the one that you got with your iPhone or iPad (i.e. the original cable for home, one for the car and one for work) but $50 …

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Jan 05 2013

iTunes Music Not Syncing

Yesterday, my wife was having problems syncing music from iTunes to her iPhone. She had a playlist that would sync successfully to her iPad mini but would not copy to her iPhone. We tried all sorts of things, including: deleting the playlist off the iPhone and copying it back, reconnecting the iPhone, restarting the iPhone. …

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Dec 17 2012

Incoming Gadget – Apple iPad Mini

My wife has had some issues with her iPhone 4S lately when playing music in the car with the volume randomly turning itself down. Obviously, this is counterproductive to listening to music and so we had to find a solution. Unfortunately, Apple was unable to replace the device as the moisture indicator had been activated …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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Oct 11 2012

Incoming Gadget – Apple iPhone 5

Just a quick heads up that I will have an unboxing video for the Apple iPhone5 coming up this week. I’ve not bought one for myself but rather my mother-in-law got one to replace her iPhone 4 as she was out of contract and it has been given to be to activate and do the …

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May 30 2012

Fix Volume Control in iOS

Once in a blue moon you might find that your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch doesn’t work despite using the volume control rocker and the volume changing on screen. This can be a frustrating problem but luckily it’s fairly simple to fix. All you need to do is double press the home button to bring …

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