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Fixes for the Three Biggest iOS7 Upgrade Issues

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Oct 7, 2013 3:58:00 PM

Every time a new iOS update is released, there always seems to be fallout a few days after it takes place. The last major release which was iOS6 caused severe battery drain. The biggest issue with iOS7 seems to be lack of support for 3rd party accessories. There are several other features that iProduct users have found to be less than favorable.


Battery Drain 

Aside from the normal smartphone battery savings tips like shutting off GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth as well as dimming the display, here are some iPhone specific things: 
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Topics: Apple, iTunes, iphone, Updates, iOS7

Update or Upgrade? Apple Has a New Look for You

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Sep 18, 2013 4:37:00 PM

Today is one of those days where iPhone users have a lot to look forward to. No, it's not the release of a new phone, that happens on Friday of this week (September 20th). It's the release of the newest Operating System iOS7. It's like getting a new phone all over again! Here is what you can look forward to when you download and update your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

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Topics: Apple, Smartphone, iTunes, iPhone5S, iphone, Upgrades, Iphone4S, Announcements, Updates, iPhone5, iPad, iPhone5C

No More iPhone5? Apple Makes Room for 2 New Models in 19 Flavors

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Sep 12, 2013 3:54:00 PM

True to form, Apple has made their end of summer announcement and they have given us a few new products and a new OS to look forward to. Or not? If we take the Stock market as an indication, perhaps people are not that excited. 

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Topics: Apple, Smartphone, iPhone5S, iphone, iOS apps, Announcements, Updates, iPhone5, Verizon, iPhone5C, As seen on BetterCT

Another Apple Update Issue?

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Mar 26, 2013 3:00:00 PM
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Topics: Apple, iphone, Iphone4S, Updates, iPhone5, iPad

Droid RAZR Users Update to Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Mar 12, 2013 5:17:00 PM

Finally Moto Droid RAZR users get to enjoy all the fabulousness that is Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Google Now, improved camera, Voice Search, New Notification bar...Well, see for yourself, read below all the enhancements and fixes you'll experience with this upgrade. I would suggest backing up before you upgrade!

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Topics: Motorola, Android, Smartphone, Jelly Bean, Updates, Verizon

Samsung Android Updates Coming Your Way

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Mar 6, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy 3III Update

The Galaxy SIII update rolled out yesterday only a few months after the original Jelly Bean rolled out. I know because I got giddy when I saw it appear in notifications! This will bring you up to 4.1.2. Here's what to expect. Oh and just a quick tip. Always try to do a back up before you do an update, just to be safe. If you are subscribed to BackUp Assistant you are good to go!

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Topics: Android Apps, Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Jelly Bean, Updates, Verizon, Google Now

iOS 6.1.2 Software Update. Batteries Rejoice!

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Feb 20, 2013 1:51:00 PM

Apple is finally rectifying the whole battery issue that was a result of iOS 6. When iOS 6 came out, everyone wanted to get a piece of it. Apple Maps were supposed to be as great as Google Maps and there were all kinds of enhancements like turn by turn directions that made the upgrade so compelling that I personally stopped everything the minute my phone was ready for it. It took about an hour and a half because the rest of the world was probably downloading it too. That being the case, the rest of the world experienced what I did. Horrible battery drain.

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Topics: Apple, iphone, Iphone4S, Updates, iPhone5, iPad

Is this the Year of BlackBerry?

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Feb 18, 2013 4:06:00 PM

Why We Should Give BlackBerry a Chance

Now, they might not have had the best reputation for the past few years, but I believe BlackBerry has a chance for a huge comeback. With all the new technology smartphones have now, I think it’s time we give BlackBerry a fair chance. With the new BlackBerry models slated to release around mid March, who knows, they might come to surprise you. Considering they were the tech titans of the early 2000’s I feel like we at least owe them the benefit of the doubt. Here are some reasons why:

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Topics: Smartphone, Blackberry, Upgrades, Product Information, 4G LTE, Updates, Verizon

6.1 iOS Update is the Equivalent of iHeadache

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Feb 12, 2013 11:24:00 AM
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Topics: apps, Apple, Smartphone, iOS apps, Iphone4S, Updates, iPhone5, Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note II Update

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Jan 22, 2013 9:39:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy Note II Update or shall I call it a restart?

Imagine my surprise when I woke up to a software upgrade this morning that I wasn't even waiting for.
If you have a Note II, before you go getting all amped up. it was just a security patch.

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update, SW Version
Baseband version: I605VRALL4 Build Number: JRO03C.I605VRALL4, for
your Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Device Enhancement
+ Android Security Patch added for additional security.

That's it! I don't know what they secured but it takes all of about 1 minute, then it restarts so you won't be inconvenienced for more that the time it takes to brush your teeth. That's what I was doing while it was restarting. Because it was so fast, I knew there wasn't going to be much to write home about but I just thought I'd fill you in on the deets.

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Topics: Android, Samsung, Phablet, Android OS, Updates

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