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iPhone 5 boot loop and fix (Jailbreak)


While playing around with a tweak (ScrollingBoard) I tried to set the battery widget to the dock. Well once I did that my phone went into an immediate bootloop. Needless to say I was surprised and not very happy. I think the cause of this was that I also use Battery Doctor Pro and these two […]

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MYO – It’s all in the wrist


The future is quickly catching up to us. All of those cool futuristic gadgets and actions that were in the movies over the past ten years or so are mostly a reality now. Nintendo kicked it off with the Wii and Microsoft took it to a whole other level with Xbox Kinect. And very soon […]

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Crysis 3: Laugh now…Cry-sis later?


Written by: James VanGorden When I got Crysis 3 in my hands I have to say I was excited. Not for the story but for the gameplay and graphics. The characters in Crysis 2 didn’t seem fleshed out to the point where you could care about what happened to them. So naturally I thought that […]

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Aliens: Colonial……..Why would you do this to me!?


Written by: James VanGorden Even though I’m not a huge fan of the Alien(s) movies. I’ll watch them if I just happen to stumble across one on late night cable, but I do enjoy watching bald Sigourney Weaver kicking Xenomorph ass. So I had some hope for this title. Developed by gearbox what could go […]

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2012 in review


Thank you to everyone who visited ElectricSproket in 2012! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 50,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals […]

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Add GPS to your WiFi iPod touch or iPad


  With the Bad Elf BE-GPS 1000 you can use navigation on your iPod touch or iPad where ever you might need it. No really, anywhere! The Bad Elf satellite receiver can lock on up to 15 satellites to use GPS navigation all in a compact dongle that’s about the size of a quarter. Accurate within 8 ft the device can […]

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Dead Space 3- My Journey into Madness


Written by:James VanGorden When I initially heard about Dead Space 3 and that it was getting co-op and then battling humans on top of that I have to say I was skeptical. I asked myself is this awesome survival horror game that I loved just turning into some gears of war action fest clone? But […]

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Date and Time syncing issues on iPhone 5 and how to fix it


Some people are experiencing a problem with the time and date not syncing correctly on their new iPhone 5. It seems that this problem is mainly on Verizon’s network according to Apple Informer via Apple Insider. When Verizon was posed with the issue they claim that the problem is with Apple’s firmware. Apple is then pointing the finger at […]

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iOS tip of the Day- Can’t answer a call? reply with a message instead


This is a handy feature in Apple’s latest version firmware iOS 6. While in a meeting last week I placed my iPhone on vibrate and during the meeting I got a call. Since I couldn’t answer I just replied with a friendly message of “In a meeting call you later” and the call was sent […]

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iPhone 5 lightning cable charging problem


I found a problem while charging my iPhone 5 today. After I plugged in the lightning cable to charge I accidentally bumped it and noticed it had stopped charging. So I slightly wiggled the connector left and right. While doing this I noticed that it would start charging (it made the charge sound) then it […]

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Get Google maps back on iOS 6 with street view


With all the scrutiny Apple is getting on their new Maps app its hard not search out other alternative apps. While Apple has made some improvements to their native app it may not ne enough for some of you. If you’re a fan of Google maps and want it back like prior to iOS 6 here’s how […]

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iOS tip of the day- Take control of your Notifications


Every time an app is installed a pop up message or two appears. One asks to allow it to access your location and the other asks to allow notifications. If you decide to allow Notifications it will send updates via Notifications Center and display a pop up alert. The draw back to this could be […]

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How to Trim videos


When a video is recorded it may be too long to Email or MMS. That can be fixed by “trimming” it. Or there may be a part of the video that might need to be cut out and this can simply be done after its recorded. After a video is recorded open it in the […]

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Sharing photos on iOS with Chirp and iPhoto


  Sharing photos can be done many ways. There’s sharing via email where you can send up to 5 photos at a time. There’s MMS and you can send multiple photos but it will compress the pic and you wont get the original raw file. Then there are many different apps in Apple’s app store […]

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