Tag: phone

How to fix – Home button not working on your iPhone, iPad or iPod

The Home button not working can be the result of dropping your phone, getting your phone wet or just dust (or sometimes stuff just tanks). Fortunately it’s a hardware problem with a software workaround.

This will work with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad using iOS6 or earlier.

1. Hold the power button down to force a full shutdown and restart of your phone.

2. Touch Settings

3. Then General

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4. Scroll down and find Accessibility

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5. Under the heading “Physical & Motor” turn on AssistiveTouch.

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6. You’ll notice a little glowing circle in the top left of the screen.

7. Touch the circle and there’s your new Home button!

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I hope this works for you, if not you might find a few other suggestions on this Apple.com thread.

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Top five things about Blackberry's new Blackberry 10

Summer fruit salad ingredients, blackberry and raspberryBlackberry’s new Blackberry 10 was unveiled yesterday. Top five things about that…

#5. Blackberry 10 is not itself a phone, it’s a proprietary OS that runs on their phones. Much like Ashley 7 herself is not a morning show, but rather an essential irreplaceable component of a morning show.

#4. The company that makes the Blackberry changed it’s name to Blackberry. Mainly because of all the toilet jokes associated with a company called RIM.

#3. Its not in stores yet. So you can’t actually hold one. Its kind of like the Manti T’eo of phones.

#2. They showed off two new phones called Z10 and Q10. Little known fact: Their working names were “Luongo” and “Schneider”.

#2a. It’s sooooo much better than the 9. 😉

#1. The new Blackberry will have its own $3.8 million dollar commercial for the Super Bowl. Well, that’s the plan, first the need to sell a little over 192,000 of them by Sunday morning.

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Top five signs your iPhone 5 is a fake

The iPhone 5 went on sale on Friday and they were flying off the shelves. I guess some people were actually selling fake iPhone 5’s online. Top five signs your iPhone 5 is a fake.

#5. To make calls you’ve got to insert a quarter.

#4. Takes 20 D batteries.

#3. The screen looks pretty small and the number buttons are pretty big, might actually just be a calculator.

#2. You ask Siri a question and she tells you to “.. just Google it”.

#1. It has a much bigger screen, more stable OS, more apps and says Samsung on the front.

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The first phone call

On this date in 1928 the first phone call from Vancouver to England was placed. I think it went something like this…

VANCOUVER: “Hello England, is that you? This is Vancouver calling.”

ENGLAND: “Jolly good, pip pip!”

VANCOUVER: “Could you please send us more old people? We are building a whole city of them over on the island.”

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Can you please hold? Or would you rather hold?

Dear Shaw,

I had some trouble with misdirected email yesterday. So I called your number and you said “heavy call volume — blah, blah — If you would like us to call you back, press 7..”

So I’m thinking — I don’t want to be on hold for 15 or 20 minutes, so I select the option to have you call me back.

You did. You called back about two hours later. I explained the problem, answered your questions, you took all my info, account number.. etc. Then you said, “okay.. just hold on and I’ll be right back”.

I was holding for over 15 minutes…

I was laughing at the idea of me not wanting to be on hold, so instead I selected the option where you would call me back later to put me on hold. That’s funny.

My problem is not resolved. I had to hang-up during my extended call-back holding session, for the same reason I didn’t want to be on hold in the first place, I didn’t want to tie up the phone for 15 or 20 minutes.

So my choices are, a) I call you and you put me on hold, b) You call me and put me on hold, c) I switch to the phone company, so they can put me on hold, or d) I resolve to whine and complain to anyone who will listen.

Once again “d” wins!

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Top five ways to avoid distractions while driving

There is a town in Illinois that is now looking at banning eating or drinking while driving. Texting or talking on the phone while driving is already illegal. Whether it’s eating or texting, driving while distracted is bad. Mike’s top five ways to avoid distractions while driving.

#5. Try not to read each election sign completely, just know it’s something like “Elect me, yada yada yada. I’m the best, the other guy is bad. Yada, yada, yada.”.

#4. Auto forward all cell phone calls to your Twitter feed and then have the radio DJ read it on-air as your driving.

#3. Ask everyone else in the car to remain in a locked up-right position until the vehicle had come to complete stop in front of the terminal building.

#2. If you hear your name called on the Jamaica contest, remember 101 seconds is more than enough time to safely pull over to the side of the road, but just in case it isn’t, maybe just drive to work on the shoulder of the road during peak hours.

#1. To help you ignore the phone, set your ring tone to sound like someone giving you directions.

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Ways to help break your cell phone habit

Mike’s top five ways to help break your cell phone habit while driving.

#5. Get one of those skins that make your phone look like one of the kids (should make it easier to ignore).

#4. Auto forward all calls to your Twitter feed and then have the radio DJ read it on-air as your driving.

#3. Put your phone in a difficult to get to place (front pocket, pants, left side, deep).

#2. Ask people not to call you while you’re driving (unless it’s really important).

#1. Set your ring tone to sound like someone giving you directions.

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Ways to help break your cell phone habit

It’s the law now, no driving and talking anymore on BC roads. It’s going to be tough for some people to give up the habit of talking or texting while driving. Mike’s top five ways to help break your cell phone habit while driving.
#5. Get one of those skins that make your phone look like one of the kids (should make it easier to ignore).
#4. Auto forward all calls to your Twitter feed and then have the radio DJ read it on-air as your driving.
#3. Put your phone in a difficult to get to place (front pocket, pants, left side, deep).
#2. Ask people not to call you while you’re driving (unless it’s really important).
#1. Set your ring tone to sound like someone giving you directions.

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Ten digit dialing

Telus is asking people across BC and Alberta to prepare for 10 digit dialing this fall. On September 12th, all calls must be made by dialing the area code and then the regular number. Some are complaining about this – but I can see how this could be a good thing..

#5. New web site start ups include, opinion 251 and 252.

#4. You’ll get to teach the kids the new emergency number, 250-911.

#3. Brand new wrinkles around your eyes as you squint to read all the tiny numbers on your little cel phone.

#2. Pizza 73, changes it’s name to Pizza 250-73!

#1. Think of all the new people you’ll get to talk to, trying to dial all ten digits while driving and eating your BLT on the way to work!

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