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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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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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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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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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Navigate home screen pages without swiping

Swiping through the home screens on your iOS device is fun and effortless. With a swipe of the finger to the left and the right the pages responsively slide back and forth. Well, there’s another way to navigate those pages on your device and it works on iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. Simply tap directly to the […]

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Sound Bender for iPad Bender Backer Support

Attention Bender Backers, With surpassing a $5,000 mark on Kickstarter.com, Sound Bender has made their goal and still needs your support to aid them in them funding of their project. To continue their celebration Sounder Bender has created the “Bender Backer Avatar”! What’s an Avatar? It’s the picture/icon that gets displayed next to your Kickstarter […]

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A shocking new iPhone case – Yellow Jacket for iPhone

There are so many peripheral devices and accessories on the market for the iPhone it’s hard to keep track but this device or accessory is a little different. Designed with personal protection in mind the Yellow Jacket iPhone 4/4s case doubles as a stun gun. A 650,000 volt stun gun capable of taking down a […]

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O.R.B. Bluetooth headset Ring

Hybra Advanced Technology a product development company based in Traverse City, Michigan have a new product on the horizon. This cutting edge product can be worn on your person and combines fashion, style and technology in one small package. Imagine feeling a vibration alert, on your finger! and as you look down at a your O.R.B […]

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