Monday, 5 June 2017

Reset iPhone that won't turn on!

Amazing as it might be to some people not everyone knows how to reset an iPhone or iPad, I meet lots of people every week with a dead iPhone and this trick usually solves the problem.

If your iOS device is unresponsive you need to try this before you go to the nearest shop for help.

Hold both the Home button (circular button on bottom) and the Power button(sleep/wake) button on the side or top of the device together for a least 10 seconds...

If you are successful you should see the Apple logo appear on screen and congrats if not plug in to power give it a few minutes and try again. Still no joy? Might be time to go to the shop!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

How to take a Screen Shot with an iPhone.

Taking a screen shot with an iPhone is really easy, Just quickly hit, hold and release the following buttons on the iPhone, it can take a few tries to get it nailed but once you get used to it you'll know for ever more!

Home and Power Button

The screen should flash white to let you know its worked and you will now have a screen shot saved in your photos to do with as you will.

My iPhone home button is broken help!

If your iPhone home button has given up after to many angry home screen returns thanks to Apples Accessibility options with have a quick and easy way to get around this seriously annoying problem and keep your iPhone going till you can get it repaired.

Go to the following.

Settings - General - Accessibility - scroll down and Turn AssistiveTouch on.

You should now see a glowing square with a circle in the middle somewhere on your screen, Tap it!

You now have a Home button on screen as well as shortcuts to other parts of the system.

Hard Reset Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) or S6 Edge (SM-G925)

Hi all were back again with a few quick reset tips for some of the newer handsets starting with the S6.  

To Reset the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge you need to do the following to get to the recovery menu. 
With the phone off Hold the following Volume Up + Home Button + Power button, Keep holding as it powers on and you will be presented with the Recovery menu options when you see these release the buttons. You can now use the Volume buttons to move around the menu and the power button will let you select the option. To preform the reset select "wipe data/factory reset", you will be present with a confirmation screen again use the volume keys to navigate to  "Yes -- delete all user data" and the phone will then start to reset once this is complete you can select the "reboot system now" job done.
If you still have access to the phones menu you can of course navigate the settings menu and select the "Backup and Reset" option and in here you will find the "Reset device" option once you have tapped this it will prompt you to "Erase everything" once tapped the phone will start to wipe and reboot.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

How to get Flappy Bird and Play it

It seems everyone is still talking about flappy bird but I'm not here to add more fuel to the already crazy fire, I'm just here to provide a few ways to check it out in case you missed it the first time around.

There is an online version here  and for you Android people who know how to install apps without the Play store through Unknown Sources search Google for "flappy bird apk" there is 3m+ hits on it! I'm not going to direct link or explain in this post as most hits are providing full tutorials. Keep on Flappin Nguyễn Hà Đôn! Image from wikipedia. 
Oh Hey Happy 2014 I know I'm only 2 months late, I've been busy 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Speed Up an iPhone with iOS7 installed

The Picture from the Wikipedia Archive has absolutely nothing to do with Apple but as this is our 30th Post I thought I'd mark it with something different!

We have a new article set up on how to improve performance on your iPhone now that you like most of the iOS user base (According to Mr Cook its a pretty high adoption rate!) have updated to version 7 and there is no way back as of yet so maybe these tips will help you out and make iOS7 bearably check the link.

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Loads more content in the coming weeks as we attempt to get to post 60 before the end of the year. This would be a massive achievement as it took 2 years to get the first 30 in. Thanks every one for all the visits this year and don't forget to check our sponsors! ;)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bittorrent and uTorrent on Android

Did you know you can download torrent files on the go straight to your phone? This is a really handy tool to have installed on your Android device.

You can search for a torrent with your phones web browser like you would normally on your computer, download it to the phone then load it in to your torrent client that you installed. It will start to download in the background while you do more important things. Your going to need a bigger SD card as with all downloading memory is key so make sure you check file sizes before you start. Your not going to fit 15gb on your HTC Wildfire internal memory!

All you need to get going is one of these great clients available in the Play Store. uTorrent or Bittorrent. Install either of these then search your normal sources for legal torrent files and start downloading.

All files will be stored in a preset directory in your phone and once you connect your phone to your PC you can search for your downloaded files and you can copy them to your desktop, simple as that.

The clients are very straight forward to use and installing them is a breeze, just keep and eye on your memory, battery and if your trying this on mobile data keep a close eye on your data usage as this will eat through any data cap quickly if you start downloading a lot of information.