Category Archives: Phone tips

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

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

Best Motorola Photon Extended Battery AND Case!

Here is the best extended battery I have found for the Motorola Photon: Hyperion Motorola Photon 4G 3500mAh Extended Battery & Back Cover and here is a case that actually fits pretty well when the extended battery is installed! Solid Black Silicone Skin Gel Cover Case For Motorola Photon 4G I have found my battery life to be 2-3 days with fairly heavy use, whereas before the extended battery I was lucky to get a day’s use. 🙂 The price

How to calibrate Motorola Photon extended battery

2012.07.20 UPDATE: So far the battery life with the extended battery is simply phenomenal! I recently purchased a Hyperion extended battery for my Motorola Photon (about $18 on Amazon). Mugen is another popular brand of extended batteries, however, they seem to be $60+. So for now I am pleased to try out this lower cost battery and see how it performs After switching to an extended battery it seems that the Photon will report that the battery is running down fairly quickly

Motorola OTA update for Photon (DETAILS)

Today I received a notification from Motorola about the availability of an OTA (over the air) update for my Photon. Down below you can find the full details.  But first, three important notes: If you have your Photon rooted, reports are that this update removes root. 🙁 There is no mention of a fix for the no-audio problem on Lapdock 500 etc. when using the phone as a WebTop 🙁 This does not update the Photon to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 🙁 Details

Adjusting color balance on Android phones

One of the beautiful things about Android devices is that they are so configurable. Case in point, adjusting the color balance on my phone. My Motorola Photon has a nice resolution screen (256 PPI) but I never found it comfortable  to my eyes 🙁 Today I had my Photon setting next to my iPod touch and found that on the Photon screen whites were too white. It really looked less appealing and caused more eyestrain than the otherwise antiquated iPod touch screen.

Automatic app download on iPhone iPod

Recently my iPod displayed a message telling me that I had purchased an app on my computer and that I could turn on automatic app downloads on my iOS device. Here are the steps to do so: Go to Home screen -> Settings -> Store (you may have to scroll down) Wait for the “Automatic Downloads” listing to display (you may have to login with your Apple ID if you haven’t already) Toggle the “Apps” option to “ON” Now you

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