Tag: applications

iPhone Problem – Any Advice?

My iPhoneI finally joined the masses and grabbed myself a 32GB iPhone about two weeks ago. Ever since then I have been hunting around for the best apps and downloading a fair few, especially game and utility apps.  I will probably do a round-up post detailing the apps I have soon, offering my recommendations.

However, this blog post is to ask the question – Is there a way of running a diagnostic on my iPhone while at home? The reason I’m asking such a question is due to a recent problem I had with my new phone:

I recently took the phone out of my pocket only to find the device was turned off. This struck me as odd, as not only does the iPhone require a button hold in addition to an on-screen action in order to turn it off, but the battery was also showing a 60% charge around two hours prior to this happening.

After several failed attempts to power up the device I was somewhat concerned. Luckily, I was in Liverpool for the weekend visiting family, and an Apple store was close by. I popped in to seek advice and was told by the stores staff that the new phone “looked fine” and that I should try plugging the device into one of the many charging stations in-store. Having done this, and failing an Apple employee repeated the process in another charger, this time to some success. The device powered up, however it took over 3 minutes to reach the home screen, it had worryingly also lost around 30% of it’s charge.

The helpful Apple staff at the Liverpool One branch suggested that a rogue-app may have been the cause of the problem, adding that if this (currently isolated) issue was to happen again that I come in to have the iPhone checked.

So do any of you guys know of a way to run a diagnostic check on the iPhone, at home? I would like to see if any of my apps are sapping away my battery or causing my phone to crash. Any comments or emails on the issue would be highly appreciated.

Amazing Mac application offer!

MacHeist are well known within the Mac community for offering amazing deals on a range of third party software for Apple computers, and their most recent offer is no different. The third MacHeist software bundle, once fully unlocked, will offer over $900 of software value, all of which can be yours for an amazing $39 USD.

The latest bundle includes the following software:

  • iSale – eBay manager
  • Picturesque – Image editor
  • SousChef – Cooking assistant
  • World Of Goo  – Puzzle game
  • Phone View – iPhone history
  • Little Snapper – Image sharing
  • Acorn – Photo editor
  • Kinemac – 3D animation
  • WireTap Studio – Recording utility
  • BoinxTV – Video production
  • The Hit List – Task management
  • Espresso – Web development

In addition to all of the above great software, the first 25,000 thousand customers will get Big Bang Board Games too! And to make this deal even more sweeter 25% from every sale goes to charity, and you get to choose which charity see’s your cash. So if you are using a Mac, be sure to check it out.

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