Category Archives: Phone tips

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

Verizon Double Data plan ANSWERS

I had some questions about the Verizon ‘Double Data’ promotion they are currently running. Here is the chat transcript of the questions I asked the Verizon representative. I hope these answers are helpful to you if you have similar questions about their data plan promotion 🙂 Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience. You are now chatting with ‘Stephanie R. ‘ Stephanie R. : Hello. Thank you for visiting our

Disable Sprint proxies for faster DL/UL speeds

I recently disabled the proxies that were set at the defaults on my Motorola Photon phone. After that, my 3G download speeds were noticeably faster 🙂 4G is spotty in my area but I will do more testing on that next time I have good coverage again. Here are the screenshots of the process: (click the thumbnails for larger non-cropped images) I also plan on posting speedtest results and detailed instructions eventually, but if the screenshots aren’t enough for you

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