Facetime Facepalm

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Since April 16th people who have devices running iOS 6 have been experiencing difficulty using FaceTime. Apple changed their troubleshooting page to advise updating devices to the latest operating system, but it was thought that the issue would be fixed after a short period of time.

 

Unfortunately kids, it appears we are just not that lucky. Apple today released a new support document advising that the problems people are experiencing with FaceTime are due directly to a bug which has resulted from an expired device certificate.

 

No good.

 

If you are on of those people experiencing the problem, then the only way you can use FaceTime is to update your operating system to the latest version that your device is capable of running.

 

If your device is capable of running iOS 7 it must be upgraded to iOS 7.0.4 or later, however if your device is incapable of running iOS 7 ( like the iPhone 3GS), you must upgrade to iOS 6.1.6.

 

Here it is direct from the sauce:

 

“If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue.

 

If you’re using iOS 7.0.4 or later or iOS 6.1.6, this issue doesn’t affect you.

 

If you’re using these versions of OS X or FaceTime for Mac, this issue doesn’t affect you:

 

- OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 or later
- OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 with the latest security updates
- OS X Lion v10.7 with the latest security updates
- FaceTime for Mac version 1.0.5 or later for Mac OS X v10.6

 

While FaceTime does work with iOS 6.1.6, that particular update is not available to recent devices that are able to run iOS 7, which means iOS 6 users with newer devices who wish to access FaceTime must upgrade to iOS 7.”

 

 

So… Happy upgrading? We guess? For reals though, it actually is a pretty nice iOS, even though the changes might look a bit scary. Check out our iOS 7 article here. You knew you had to do it eventually, right?  Right? … FaceTime Shots Anyone?

 

 

Fact of the day

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According to a recent United Nations report, more people have mobile telephones than have access to a flushing toilet.
Six of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones – but only 4.5 billion have a toilet, according to the report.

 

Unfortunately there are huge health consequences to not having access to basic sanitation such as a flush toilet, but there is also huge infrastructure and costs associated with such systems which people tend to rely on the government to provide – and that isn’t possible in some countries around the world currently.

 

The UN understands the gravity of such a huge problem and have launched a global campaign to improve sanitation for the 2.5 billion people whose health is at risk.

 

Go here to read more and find out how you can help! And if you’re reading this on your smartphone whilst engaging in some rad flush – toilet action, pat yourself on the back, you’re one of the really lucky ones.

 

 

FaceTime not working? This might be why.

 

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If you’re running iOS 6 on your iPad or iPhone, you may have noticed that you’re currently unable to FaceTime. According to a report on Macrumors, multiple people running iOS 6 have encountered the problem and Apple has updated it’s troubleshooting page specifically to advise upgrading to the latest iOS as the number 1 step.

 

 

Users who have complained directly to Apple have also been advised to update their iOS as the first troubleshooting step, however it is acknowledged among the tech community that the problem should be a temporary one.

 

 

If you don’t want to update your device to the latest iOS, you shouldn’t have to, unless you NEED to do FaceTime shots/ show babies to someone IMMEDIATELY.  Or REALLY SOON.

 

 

We totally understand that need, by the way and we plan to be doing one of those today, so we’ll use an ioS 6 device and keep you guys updated as to if and when the issue appears to get fixed!

 

 

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Images courtesy of Quickmeme.com & Petapixel.com

Wanna buy Google Glass?

Well kids, you’re in luck!

 

For one day only, on April 15th, Google will be selling their most anticipated wearable tech product to any adult over 18 living in the United States ( sorry everyone else in the world).

 

Go here now to sign up for a reminder to purchase, and go here to read more from Google themselves about the opportunity to purchase Google Glass.

 

The chance to buy is limited, and it will cost you $1500 + tax, so get in quick if you want to be super cool like this:

 

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WWDC dates announced! Details here!

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Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference dates have been announced!

 

This year the conference will run from June 2nd through to June 4th, and developers have had the opportunity to apply for random ticket selection up until today- a different approach to other years.

 

Here is the run down from Apple themselves:

 

 

 

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So, what can we expect?

 

You should definitely expect to hear Tim Cook making announcements regarding the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 and outlining their release dates and specs. Apple TV will most likely be getting an upgrade, however an actual Apple TV will most likely not be making an appearance.

 

There is a chance an iWatch will be announced, although analysts and basically everyone in the tech world go back and forth on this one. We think there is a 72.5% chance, but we’re not betting the farm.

 

We’ll also get pretty video’s played at 9:42 am, inspirational speeches, and special appearances by Craig Federighi and Jony Ive!

 

Are you excited?? Cos WE ARE!

 

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Images courtesy of Apple & Unitedcats

Everything in this Radio Shack ad from the 90′s can be found in your iPhone!

 

Ever feel like you’re super lucky to live in the world right now? With all the amazing advances in technology we should all be grateful!

 

Check out this Ad from 90′s Radio Shack- every function in every item for sale can now be found in your iPhone!

 

 

 

all these things are now in your iPhone

 

 

 

 

 

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Tech Tip Of The Day- youtube edition

 

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YouTube is awesome, because that’s where we get Britney Spears best-of compilations and Tech N9ne lyrics for our flow parties, but it’s also got quite some surprising and secret easter eggs that not many people know about.

 

The end.

 

Just kidding! Here’s  list of what we think are the best Easter Eggs on YouTube.

 

*Protuber is a free YouTube app on the iPhone which allows you to multitask while playing a video.

 

*If you pause a video on YouTube and type the numbers ’1980′ you will get missiles firing at your video, and the ability to fight back.

 

 

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* Pause a video on YouTube, then hold down the left arrow key for 2-3 seconds. Whilst holding down that key, press the up arrow. BAM! YOU’RE PLAYING SNAKE!

 

 

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*Right click on any YouTube video and you can scroll down to the ‘Stats For Nerds’ option. Click on it and you get a rundown of statistics of the video you’re watching, including dimensions, frames and volume percentage.

 

 

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*Type the word ‘repeat’ after youtube in the URL – for example: https://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch?v=pt8VYOfr8To. This will let you play the video on repeat!

 

Finally, don’t forget to check out www.bestofyoutube.com to get your weekly dose of YouTube awesomness.

 

 

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Images courtesy of play.google.com, newgrounds.com, reddit.com, dailydawdle.com & weknowmemes.com

iPhone Tip Of The Day

 

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To celebrate being a month late for National Grammar Day, we’ve decided to give you guys some iPhone keyboard grammar tips! Are we all ready for some exciting keyboard shortcuts? Huh? Huh?  I think we heard a yes? Maybe?

 

Alrighty, lets start off with some dashes, cos they’re awesome, obviously. Hold down the Dash button to get a selection of dashes, including the lovely en dash and the slightly less lovely in our opinion em dash.

 

Hold down the slash to get a reverse slash, that’s an easy one.

 

Hold down the dollar sign to get the Pound, Cent, Euro, Yen or South Korean Won symbols

 

 

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Hold down the ‘&’ symbol (Ampersand for those playing at home) and you’l get a § - a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code. It is also called “double S”, “sectional symbol”, and our favorite, ”hurricane”. Obviously.

 

Hold down the period to get three dots, or Ellipsis. Hold down the apostrophe button to get both types of apostrophes and quotation marks.

 

Hold down the question mark to get an upside down question mark.

 

 

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Hold down the exclamation mark to get an upside down exclamation mark¡ (See what we did there….)

 

Happy one month past National Grammar Day!

 

 

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iPhone Tip Of The Day

 

 

 

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You guys know when you’re super excited/angry/drunk/revengy and you decide to send a message to someone?  And then you get a moment of clarity and realize that telling your boss that you hate the way he wears his stupid pretentious ties is not the best career move? Or telling your friend that she’s a really mean jerk might not be the best thing to do?

 

 

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Precisely perfect for these moments is the undo typing function, because pressing delete over and over might take too long and the drunky revengy you might come back!

 

So, shake your phone, man, just shake your phone! An “Undo Typing” box will come up –  hit it like it’s a 1990′s dancefloor!

 

 

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If you do change your mind after you’ve hit Undo, shake your phone again for a handy “Redo Typing” box.

 

So now you can save telling people how you really think when you’re angry/drunk/revengy for REAL life! Hooray!

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Huffingtonpost.ca, Shakesville.com & nytimes.com

 

April fools day Prank ideas from iPhone Antidote!

 

It’s almost here! The 4th most glorious day of the year that’s not a real holiday but is still an awesome day!

 

Tomorrow is April Fools Day!

 

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Tomorrow also represents Apple’s 38th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. So there’s another reason to celebrate! There’s also often App and iDevice pranks that tech companies pull, so we’re looking forward to that! As long as their not lame, cos that’ll just be…lame. 

 

So whadda YOU gonna do for April Fools Day Pranky McPranksters? Cos we’re cool like that, here’s some ideas specifically designed for your friend’s iDevices and Macs!

 

* Replace the shortcuts on their iPhones to whichever words you may find hilarious. Like poo. Or Strippers.

 

 

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*Flip their computer screens for some excellently frustrating bafflement! Open System Preferences, click Display while simultaneously holding down Command + Option. A new menu called Rotation should appear, and you can flip the display and save it or undo.

 

 

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*Set a screenshot of their homescreen as wallpaper, and then move around the actual apps so it seems as if nothing is working when really YOU’RE CLICKING ON NOTHING, MAN! NOTHING! BAHAHAHA

 

*Turn your friends iPhone App icons into baby kittens! Well, not really, but it LOOKS like it, which is almost as fun. Go to www.iphoneceptions.com on their phone, and follow the instructions listed there.

 

 

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*Download the Nicholas Cage chrome extension that makes every image on any website actually be a picture of Nicholas Cage. Brilliant.

 

 

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Other ideas not specific to tech include:

 

*Hire a smoke machine, lock your room-mate in his room with the machine right next to his door at 4:35am.

 

*Mix Soy sauce and sprite together for a surprisingly disgusting diet coke.

 

*Put toothpaste in their Oreos

 

*Paint their soap with clear nail varnish

 

*Finally, our favorite, put tabasco sauce into their sleeping mouths, then give them vodka to douse their burning lips.

 


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Images courtesy of Happyholidays2014.com, Gizmodo.com, Wikihow.com, & News.com.au