Archive for the ‘Phone’ Category

LunchCast – Apple Watch IOS 2 upgrade fix – Stuck verifying

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

It took about an hour to download the IOS on Monday the 21’st.  It then paused saying I needed to have my watch plugged into the charger.  Went home, plugged in the charger and waited another hour for it to verify.  It felt like it was stuck.  I tried this 3 more time and it would stick on verification.  Today I decided to reboot both my phone and the watch.  I actually did a full power down on both devices.  Launched the update again and this time it began installing.  It even showed an update status on the watch face.  This took about an hour to complete.  Now my watch is fully updated.


It takes 550mb of space.  Make sure you have enough room on your phone and watch.

You need your watch charger to do the actual update, even if you are fully charged.  In fact, your watch must be at 50% or higher for it to begin.

Before you begin the update, I highly recommend you reboot your phone and watch.

Do not unpair your watch from your phone.

Lunch Cast – Apple Special Event – iPad Air 2, OSX 8.1 , iPad Mini 3

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Yosemite 8.1 available free today from Apple store

iPad mini, iPad Air 2, Touch ID – 10 hour, thinner, better camera, faster cpu and graphics chips.

iMac and Mac mini – 5k display

Touch ID, Thinner, Improved Camera

$249, $299, $399, $499

Pre-order Oct 17

Ships next week.


Mac Book Air

Retina Display

Mac Book Pro

Retina Display

iMac Retina display

5120 x 2880 14.7 million pixes.  Worlds highest resolution display

Retina 5k

7x more pixels than  1920×1080

4k video editing

Mac Mini

HD Graphics 5000


Two thunderbolt 2 ports

$499 Mac Mini


Lunch Cast – Apple Announcement 2014 – iPhone 6?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Apple will be holding its new product announcement at the Flint Center today at 10:00 am.

What can we expect to hear from the event?

New Phone

New Tablet

New Watch


10:00 am. Event Begins

Video streaming issues…

iPhone 6 Plus

IPS Display


4.7 and 5.5

1920 x 580

5.5 1080p two million pixels

4.7 750p

landscape view for the plus

retina display

Graphics are 84 x faster

Game -Vain Glory



Apple Watch

Use Crown to scroll / zoom

Square face

retina display

Touch and force sensing

four sensors for pulse rate

wireless charging

removable straps

sweat and chemical resistant

stainless steel bracelet

Watch Sport

Watch Edition

18k gold

Health and Fitness


LunchCast – IOS 5 revealed

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Apple holds conference on IOS 5.0 and OS x Lion

  • Your devices no longer require a computer
  • Data is synced in the iCloud
  • Over the air updates – Delta
  • Keyboard with your thumbs
  • Air Play
  • iMessage – Instant messenger
  • Calendar – Shared appointments
  • email – Rich text, improved search, drag contacts
  • Music, photos, documents all are automatically synced to the  iCloud
  • Photos – Easy access to camera app, edit your photo from the app.  Use of the volume buttons to take photos.
  • Mobile me is now free
  • Enterprise support for data encryption
  • You can see all your purchases from your devices
  • Incremental backup of documents (application controlled)
  • Notification Center
  • iMessage
  • Newsstand
  • Reminders
  • Twitter
  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Safari – Tabs
  • PC Free
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Game Center
  • Wi-Fi SyncMultitasking Gestures for iPad
  • AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2
  • Accessibility
  • Compatible with iPhone 3GS / 4
  • iPod touch 3rd and 4th Generation
  • iPad and iPad2

LunchCast Voip Phone services – Pros and Cons

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Are you tired of paying for your land line and want to know what the alternatives are?

You have several technologies to choose from.  Cellular, Satellite, Voip, Ham Radio, CB Radio, Walkie Talkies.

I will be covering VOIP – Voice over Internet protocol. With this technology, you can get better than Land Line quality phone calls.  The main requirements for this technology is access to the internet, decent bandwidth, and Voip software and or hardware.  Things to consider before getting rid of your land line.  Does it support 911 location calls?  Do your lenders or other financial institutions require a land line to identify who you are?

  • Skype – Computer and smartphone – Free video calls
  • Magic Jack – Computer only – Flat fee of $20 a year, unlimited calls
  • Net Talk Duo – Computer video calls, no computer needed, just access to the Internet via an Ethernet port
  • Vonage – No computer, voice only, $15 month
  • Ooma – $200 for hardware, free phone calls for life
  • Cisco Voip – Business class high end
  • Fonality – Business class high end

LunchCast – Droid for sale, Upgraded to the Fascinate

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Droid listed for sale on EBAY.Droid

I upgraded to the new Fascinate, so I now have the Droid available to sell.  List price on this bad boy is $559.  I see them selling used on ebay for around $200.

Lets get the bidding going, please check it out.  Thank you.

LunchCast – Droid and Flash 10.1

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Want to install Froyo Leak on your Droid? Visit Droidlife.

Casey has installed Froyo leak – Android 2.2 and flash 10.1 on his phone.  He is able to watch all the youtube videos now.  However a lot of sites still don’t come up.  It could be that they redirect to a mobile version of there website, without flash.  He also tried and a message indicated that he isn’t licensed to view videos on  Maybe it thinks he isn’t in the USA.

LunchCast – TomTom Darth Vader Voice

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Have a TomTom ?  You will want to get the directions from Darth Vader.  Check out the 3 samples

  1. Depart
  2. Turn around when possible
  3. Left turn ahead

Voices will be coming for the Droid in June.

Looking for a Cell Phone to replace your computer?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Google has produced the G1 phone.  It has a lot of potential for being one of the best cell phones on the market, because the software is open source.  People have pooled all of there ideas into building this cell phone.  Code name Android.

VOIP – Phone Service

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Voip – Voice over Internet Protocol.

Magicjack is a new product that plugs into your usb port on your pc, then you plug in your analog existing phone into it. magicjack$19.95 / year.  $40.00 to purchase.  Thats it.  Works with your existing internet service. Requires XP, VISTA, or INTEL MAC.  You can have multiple jacks on your network.  Uses ports 5060 and 5070 UDP.  80k bandwidth is used.  Some faxes may work too.  


Although the magicJack was not designed to be set up this way, many have been successful doing so.

In order to set up your wiring so that magicJack can feed and ring your phones plugged into the wall phone outlets please do the following.

Locate the Telco Box where your landline comes in. In a house this box is usually located on the outside of the house. In an apartment it can be located in a closet, laundry room, or storage room.

You disconnect the line coming in from the phone company and then connect a phone cord from where the phone company line was connected and then plug the other end of the phone cord into the back of your magicJack.

(Please be advised that this will diconnect your landline from ringing the wall Jacks. If you want them both to work you will have to buy a splitter)

Please be aware that you may have to purchase an AC Powered USB Hub to plug the magicJack into to provide enough power to feed all the phones connected to the wall jacks throughout your apartment or house.

Also, try using newer phones as older phones require more power to ring and the USB port on your computer or the AC powered USB Hub may not provide enough power to ring the phones if they are of an older model.

 This is a great service because it is feature rich.  You get all the bells and whistles included in the price with out paying extra.  Most services include free computer to computer calls, unlimited long distance to lan lines, and it is normally a flat fee every month.  Most services allow you to keep your existing phone number.

Requires internet access.  Most of the time this is not a problem, except if your internet access is unstable or unreliable.  It could end up sounding like your cell phone.  Fax machines and security alarm systems and maybe older devices that use modems such as the replay system may not work with this type of service.  911 calls are handled differently too.  Be sure to check out all of the features before jumping in to this service.

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