How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod, so that you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps.  The only method we’ve found to restore responsiveness to the touch … Continue reading How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen



Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Touch portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer. Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. But, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time this iPod  is connected … Continue reading Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player



Restore Factory Default Settings to Apple iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Nano portable media player to factory default values, can be done without a computer. Note however that this procedure does not erase any music, video, or playlist files on your Nano at the time you execute it.  However, these files will be erased the next … Continue reading Restore Factory Default Settings to Apple iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player



Factory Default Settings Reset of Apple iPod Video Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Video portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer.  Note however that doing so this way, does not erase any music right away.  However, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time the iPod Video Player is … Continue reading Factory Default Settings Reset of Apple iPod Video Player



iEdge® USB to Lightning Cable iPhone iPod iPad 10 Ft E-330 Review

The ten foot long iEdge® USB to Lightning Cable costs less than we’ve ever found for an Apple-compatible sync and charge cable. While there’s no indication on the packaging that this accessory is MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified, our tests found it nonetheless, to be a highly reliable, moderately fast charge, medium-current handling cable. We paid $3.99 for ours at … Continue reading iEdge® USB to Lightning Cable iPhone iPod iPad 10 Ft E-330 Review



DE 9 Ft Lightning to USB Cable Review

The DE 9 Ft Lightning Cable is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available. We paid nearly $25 for ours at K-Mart, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords, though the extra three feet of length here makes this cable a bit cheaper per foot. Its construction, larger … Continue reading DE 9 Ft Lightning to USB Cable Review



Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger LFS0502100D-A8S Review

The Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger, model LFS0502100D-A8S, is so far, THE cheapest medium-high current USB home wall adapters we’ve tested. At under $3 per copy, this AC USB adapter can charge the higher demand tablet computers, and does so at moderately fast speeds. We charged our iPad Air overnight with it, and it … Continue reading Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger LFS0502100D-A8S Review



OtterBox Defender Case for iPad Review

We’ve tested the OtterBox Defender Series protective cases for the Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 tablet computers.  In one sentence:  OtterBox cases cost more than any other mobile device case that we’ve encountered, but they’re of the highest overall quality as well.  Though OtterBoxes, we feel, are excessively priced, since they’re made of … Continue reading OtterBox Defender Case for iPad Review



Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review

Bought another set of natural-sounding in ear earphones that are a marked improvement over the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds that came with iPods prior to 2014; those being the   Apple Earpods Earbuds.  At roughly $30 per pair, these earphones cost about the same as Apple’s earlier stock model, but feature significantly improved sound and fit.  After having … Continue reading Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review



IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue