Tag Archives: iOS

How to stop voice activating on iPhone 7

VoiceOver and Siri on the iPhone are revolutionary for blind or partially sighted folks. Great accessibility innovation. I am sure I will need it someday myself. But at the moment, I can’t stand either of them, because they totally mangle comprehending … Continue reading

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iOS9.1 App Store vs jailbroken iOS 8.4

For weeks, my jailbroken iPhone 5 on iOS8.4 refused to download anything from the App Store. I don’t remember clearly when it started as I’ve been busy with physics, but think it might have changed about when iOS9.1 appeared, ish. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Bloody iOS Keychain

Somewhere in amongst updating the OS on my iPhone 5 to iOS8.4, I hit some button that set up some infinite loop regarding Keychain. I try to turn it off in Settings, then it reactivates and demands attention at random … Continue reading

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Keeping iPhone field test mode on

Excerpts from http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-see-your-iphones-true-cell-signal-strength-2014-11:- To be able to peek at your true signal strength number you need to get into Field Test Mode by dialing *3001#12345#* (yes, including the asterisks and hashes) and tapping “Call.” You’ll be brought to the Field Test App, … Continue reading

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iBackup Extractor

Have a major sad face about losing SMS when restoring factory fresh on your iPhone in aid of jailbreaking? Cry no more. Get iBackup Extractor, and find all your SMS which were hidden all along in the backups on your … Continue reading

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Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 with PP

I hate to use what is apparently a TaiG clone ripped off by PP, but TaiG left me no choice by offering no Mac software. The iPad Mini 2 was easy to JB, but for the iPhone 5 I found I … Continue reading

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How to stop the symphony of ringing iOS/OS X devices

OS X Mavericks and iOS8 have some unholy deal between them that means when your cellphone rings all your bloody devices ring! To turn this feature off for OS X, go to FaceTime.app, open Preferences, and uncheck “iPhone cellular calls” … Continue reading

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WireLurker Detector

From https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks-BD/WireLurkerDetector/blob/master/README.md :- Open the Terminal application in your OS X system; Execute this command to download the script: curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PaloAltoNetworks-BD/WireLurkerDetector/master/WireLurkerDetectorOSX.py Run the script in the Terminal: python WireLurkerDetectorOSX.py Read the output messages and detection result.

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Ridding Tweetbot for OS X of AutoCorrect & SpellCheck

Tweetbot for iOS is a great app — definitely my all-time favourite twitter app. I’ve written tens of thousands of tweets on it! But on OS X, Tweetbot has a supremely annoying feature: every new window resets the spelling and … Continue reading

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Making iPhone ringtones

It’s easy to make a ringtone. Open iTunes. Add the sound file you want to use to your Library if you haven’t already done so. It should be 30 seconds or shorter. Open up iTunes Preferences, then click General, then … Continue reading

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