Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Apple iPhone Photo Library Full in Manage Storage, But There Are No Photos or Hardly Any Photos on iPhone

Phantom Photos of Phantom Video are photos or videos that take up valuable space on your Apple iPhone even though they aren't visible in your Albums or Camera Roll. Once an Apple iPhone showed over 2700 photos and over 780 videos in the Storage Setting, but only 10 photos in the Photo App and ZERO videos in the Videos app. Also iMovie show only 1 clip in the iMovie app.

Syncing photos with an empty folder on a Mac notebook didn't provide a fix.

Emptying the longest thread of text messages on iPhone didn't work, either.

Temporarily resetting the date and time back in time worked.

1. Go to Settings >> Date & Time

2. Untoggle "Set Automatically"

3. Manually change the date back to a date that is about 1 or 2 years prior to the current date.

4. Close Settings.

5. Open "Photos"app

6. Select "Albums" You have probably already tried to clear out everything from the Camera Roll and "Recently Deleted" folder. Your Recently Deleted folder might still show 0 photos from outside view, but when you open it, you'll see that there are hundreds or thousands of of old images in the Recently Deleted folder that weren't there before. Those are your phantom photos.

7. At the bottom you will see an option to DELETE ALL or RECOVER ALL the photos. If you are sure you have already backed up these photos, just DELETE ALL. Otherwise RECOVER ALL and then you can re-import to PHOTOS on your Mac desktop or notebook (make sure you set the date back to automatic on your iPhone first. You may have to eject your Apple iPhone and reconnect).

8. Go Setting >> Date & Time and return to automatic time setting.

9. After you DELETE ALL or RECOVER ALL and IMPORT TO MAC PHOTO (with Delete after importing checked) go back to General >> Usage >> Storage >> Manage Storage. You should see a great amount of increased memory available.

We freed 40.1 GB of phantom photos and videos that hampered an Apple iPhone 6 plus to operating with only 2-5GB remaining after "deleting" all photos and videos.

We decided to restore the 40 GB on a MacBook Pro, just to do a little investigating. Multiple video clips that were clearly recalled as having been deleted were "recovered" from Phantomland. Invisible photos and videos were taking up valuable storage space on the Apple iPhone.

Now why doesn't Apple have a method or utility that would find Phantom Photos and Phantom Videos? There should be some type of process that gives the user an alert if there are a significant greater number of photos counted in Storage Settings compared to the number counted in the Camera Roll or Photos app.

When photos or videos are deleted the sit in a Recently Deleted folder. A message at the header of the folder states something like "Photos and videos show the days remaining before deletion. After that time, items will be permanently deleted." Apparently they often go into Phantom mode after 30 days. They appear to be permanently deleted, but apparently some or all go into Phantom mode that takes still takes up memory. It is probably a good practice to use the Delete All command lower left when files are recently deleted and sent to the Recently Deleted folder. A subtitle shows the number of days until the file is supposed to be permanently deleted. No trust in that subtitle here. Use the Delete All command, lower left.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apple Sees First Revenue Decline in 13 Years

Lance Ulanoff of Mashable and Scott Martin of United Advisors break down Apple earnings.

Apple's stock was down 5% aftermarket after Apple reported the first revenue decline in 13 years. Apple's momentum is maintaining a slow decline because of its strong ecosystem, but Tim Cook is simply riding on Steve Job's innovation from years ago. Analysts talk of incremental innovation, but a lack of any stellar innovation. Analysts are saying that Apple no longer develops the game-changing products it used to produce.

 Consider that while the innovation has stalled at Apple, the company still manages to abuse its customers by failing to support older equipment with planned obsolescence. Apple often lags in memory availability and even recently made their Mac Mini non-expandible by soldering RAM memory, which prohibits customers from expanding their computer's memory capacity when their budgets allow them to fund expansion. Apple iPhones have no memory expansion slots, and entry level iPhones barely have enough memory to function.

 Operating system upgrades to Apple iPhones frequently slow them down to the point of being inoperable, and the upgrades often come with bugs because Apple failed to thoroughly test upgrades before releasing them to the public. With the amount of wealth that Apple has accumulated, they could fund a team that keeps older operating systems secure and viable. Along with the lack of innovation, perhaps the word is getting out that Apple cheats its customers. Apple needs to come up with innovative products that make replacing their obsolete products worthwhile. MakeOffice Chief Marketing Officer Shana Glenzer on the future of innovation for Apple as Stuart Varney asks "where is the innovation" and says that Tim Cook looks to be a failure as the successor to Steve Jobs.

After a big rollout and an announcement about the "revolution of TV" Apple didn't even mention AppleTV or tvOS in their quarterly earnings report. Apple's revenue dropped roughly 13 percent decline compared to $58.01 billion in the comparable year-ago period. The drop indicated the first year-over-year quarterly sales drop since 2003. The tech giant said it saw fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.90 per diluted share on $50.56 billion in revenue. Wall Street expected Apple to report earnings of about $2 a share on $51.97 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on Chinese entrepreneur and LeEco CEO, Jia Yueting, calling out Apple over its innovation, as well as his company's new smart car to take on Tesla.

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[Tim Cook] has yet to buy anybody to grow the business. He could buy Sonos, he could by Pandora, he could buy Tesla, he could by NetFlix; and he's done nothing. And they've got to do something. -- Ross Gerber, Gerberkawasaki CEO
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tim Cook's Letter to Apple Customers About Privacy, Encryption and Security

February 16, 2016 A Message to Our Customers
The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

Answers to your questions about privacy and security

The Need for Encryption
Smartphones, led by iPhone, have become an essential part of our lives. People use them to store an incredible amount of personal information, from our private conversations to our photos, our music, our notes, our calendars and contacts, our financial information and health data, even where we have been and where we are going.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

9to5Mac Review: USB-C to Lightning Cable - A Must-Have for the 12.9" iPad Pro

9to5 Mac recommends 12.9" iPad Pro owners invest in Apple's USB-C to Lightning Cable and USB-C Power Adapter.

Apple's USB-C to Lightning Cable and USB-C Power Adapter means faster charging. Of course, Apple should have shipped with the better adapter.

Friday, March 18, 2016

How to Delete Multiple Photos from an Apple iPhone -- and Videos, Too

Here is an easy method to delete multiple photos on an Apple iPhone. CAUTION: Once you delete photos or videos from an iPhone you cannot retrieve the photos or videos (without extreme forensics tools).

Open the Photos App

Choose the "Photos" tab it it's not selected by default

Use your finger to browse to the group of photos or video clips that are organized by date

When you see the group, tap on the Select button at the top-right of the iPhone. All of the photos and/or video in the date-categorized group are selected. If you don't want specific photos or videos deleted, you can tap on the photo or video to unselect the item singularly. Items set for selection are indicated with a checkmark -- toggled on or off.

Tap the TRASH icon in the lower right to delete the bulk photos.

Confirm and Tap "Delete XX Photos" to perform irreversible delete process.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

SKYSCAN Atomic Clock with Outdoor Wireless Temperature Model 86722 Operating Manual, Fix, and Alternate Products

The battery contacts can become insecure. Bend them out or extend them out using a pliers to make better contact with the batteries.

To get the outdoor temperature display to work again. Pull the batteries out of the outdoor temperature transmitter and clock and leave out for at least 30 seconds.  Prepare battery installation for both clock and transmitter. Place batteries in clock, then immediately place batteries in transmitter (install batteries in transmitter before manually setting clock). Outdoor temperature should display immediately but can take up to four minutes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Microsoft 10 and Big Uses For Tiny Computer: Raspberry Pi 3 | Tech Bet | CNBC

The Raspberry Pi 3 could help power your smart home. The new Raspberry Pi 3 chip is fast, smart, and can help contribute to the Internet of Things, robotics, and the overall tech sector.

A credit card-sized computer board has been used for education, but may start to be used for home-control Internet of Things type of functions.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Facebook: This content is no longer available The content you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired

When sharing a photo, photo album or a post, Facebook delivers the following message ...

This content is no longer available
The content you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

Usually, the message expected would be a confirmation message that says the message has been successfully shared.

In fact, even though the message says the content is not available, it has been successfully shared.

Some people are likely to make several attempts after getting the failure message. Instead they end up posting the "share" several times.