It was inspiring and fun to be a part of #CodeCreate yesterday and do our part for #HourofCode. Over 100 kids here in #cityofPG (and a few grown ups – MLA Shirley Bond and Mayor Lyn Hall) ‘surprising themselves at the possibilities’.
Thank you to the Innovation Central Society for the invite and thank you to Monica and all the mentors from #sd57 who do this every day.
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
4. Scroll down and find Accessibility
5. Under the heading “Physical & Motor” turn on AssistiveTouch.
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!
Blackberry’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.
I have been getting a lot of spam email lately. I’m getting mortgage offers, pills to make me bigger and faster, secret deals to help the Bolivia Finance Minister to get huge amounts of cash out of Bolivia, cheap watches and of course ‘earn thousands working for just two hours a week at home’.
To help you figure out what is legit and what is not, here are Mike’s top five signs that an email is spam.
#5. It starts off with ‘Dear Fool’.
#4. After clicking on a link you end up at a web site called ‘takingYOUforAride.com’.
#3. When you click reply to sender, the return address is Bernie Madoff 001 at hotmail dot com.
#2. The email asks you to provide very sensitive personal and confidential banking information in return for a handy, comfortable Snuggie!
#1. If it makes a tasty sandwich when thinly sliced and served with mustard and lettuce on a sesame seed bun.
Sidebar: Hormel Foods Corporation, the maker of SPAM luncheon meat, does not object to the Internet use of the term “spamming”. However, they did ask that the capitalized word “SPAM” be reserved to refer to their product and trademark.