Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Review

We finally found a set of spectacular-sounding in ear earphones that equal or perhaps even surpass the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds; that being the Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds.  At roughly $40 per copy, these earphones cost over double what we had been used to paying, for what we thought were decent earphones.  Hard to be comfortable with … Continue reading Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Review



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



Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Headphones Review

The Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP Earbuds excel in their punchy midrange, but suffer from weak bass as well as treble response. The 9mm dome drivers here, while acceptable at reproducing the musical highs without seeming to retreat from the task, the lows, due to the pointlessly small size of these buds, do indeed suffer. What you gain in miniaturization, you lose in richness of … Continue reading Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Headphones Review



Sony Make Believe Headphones DR-EX12iP Review

The Sony Make Believe DR-EX12iP Earbuds  shine in their crystal clear high-end, treble clarity, but at the expense of an unmistakable bass presence.  The 9mm drivers here, while pretty good at reproducing the musical highs without appearing to back away from the task, the lows, owing to the very small size of these buds, do … Continue reading Sony Make Believe Headphones DR-EX12iP Review



Changing Connected Wi-Fi Network on iOS Mobile Devices

You may need to connect your iOS mobile device to many different Wi-Fi networks as you move about among offices, stores, friends’ houses, and coffee shops.  Or, perhaps you have changed the name of your home wifi network, or you want to connect your iPad to a different Wi-Fi access point (WAP) in your home such as a 5 … Continue reading Changing Connected Wi-Fi Network on iOS Mobile Devices



Belkin Lightning Charge Sync Cable 1.2 M 4 Ft Review

The Belkin Lightning Charge & Sync Cable (part number 8830bt15381 Rev. B01 ) for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, at just several dollars per cord online is among the cheapest cables we’ve bought.  Yet it carries the Belkin name brand, which typically denotes high quality, and still charges even the biggest iPads; many of the cheapest cables will not … Continue reading Belkin Lightning Charge Sync Cable 1.2 M 4 Ft 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



Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe