Category Archives: Phone tips

How to save a wet cell phone!

A good friend recently jumped in the river with his Motorola cell phone… I waded into a stream with a Canon compact camera in my cargo pant pockets… a friend droped her iPhone in the toilet…. What do these stories have in common? Wet electronics Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to (hopefully) salvage your electronics in the event you get them terribly wet:   When the Sahara is not an option: The best ways to dry

HTC One V how to access microsd card? [ANSWERED]

Here are easy instructions for removing the back (bottom) cover and installing a microsd card on the Virgin Mobile HTC One V Android phone: Bottom coverhttp://www.htc.com/help/in/howto_iframe.aspx?id=166989&type=1&p_id=439Replacing the bottom cover Important: Antennas are placed underneath the cover. To get the best signal for calls and data connection, be sure to secure the cover tightly. Storage cardhttp://www.htc.com/help/in/howto_iframe.aspx?id=166991&type=1&p_id=439Inserting the storage card Take the bottom cover off. Insert the microSD™ card into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facing down and push

35mm equivalents of various smartphones cameras (iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, etc.)

iPhone 5 4.1mm lens, to give a 33mm equivalent field of view (source) iPhone 4S 4.3mm lens, 35mm equivalent view (source) Nokia Lumia 920 F2.0 26mm equivalent view 16:9, 28mm for 4:3 (source) HTC One X F/2.0 3.6mm lens, 28mm equivalent view (source) HTC Windows Phone 8X F2.0 28mm (source) backside illuminated sensor HTC One V (samples)

iPhone 5 unknown device driver windows7

Is anyone out there getting an ‘unknown device driver’ error when they plug in their iPhone 5 into their Windows 7 computer? If so, here is a tip that may help: Make sure you iPhone 5 is disconnected from your Windows PC Open a command prompt: If you are logged in as administrator: Open your command prompt, click Start select Run  Type cmd  then press Enter (this opens a command prompt window) If you are not logged in as administrator

One of the first iPhone 5 cases

Currently available for about $12 (including shipping) at Amazon

Well that didn’t take long! Here is one of the first iPhone 5 cases I have seen: (click the image below for the page that has larger photos and more info) Overall quality seems pretty good though some ports may need slight adjustment. I generally like a dremel tool with an abrasive tipped bit for slightly enlarging an opening in a case, though some people are using a X-Acto knife to do the same. Now if only I could find

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