Last night I was installing and uninstalling some apps on my iphone and the phone crashed. I tried to reboot the iphone several times but it didn’t work. First, I tried rebooting by just holding down the sleep/wake button on the upper right corner of the iphone. Normally that turns the phone on. But instead, the booting-up Apple appeared for 30 seconds and then the phone turned off again.
Then I tried restarting the phone by pushing the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time and holding it for 10 seconds. Again, the phone started up and then died.
I called AT&T who sent me to Apple and they told me how to restore my iPhone completely to factory settings.
- Start up iTunes and plug the USB cable into the computer but not the iPhone
- Hold down the Home button on the iPhone for 10 seconds. You’ll see an image of a USB plug appear on the iPhone.
- Keep holding down the Main button while you plug the cable into the iPhone.
- Follow the prompts on the iPhone and iTunes to restore your phone to brand new condition. Restoring will take about 10 minutes, and then you’ll have to fiddle with the phone for an hour to get it back to how you liked it.
Note that this will wipe all of the settings on your phone. :-(
I’ll be arriving Monday afternoon or Tuesday.
If you want to try and hook up with me at Burning Man, find my red Sebring convertible parked at 4:20 and L(ineage). My tiny 2-man tent will be just a little outbound from L. The tent is tan and brown with a silver tarp covering it and some plastic flowers tied to the rebar stakes.
I’m not a “420″ nut but you’ll certainly have no trouble remembering where I’m staying :-)
I got schooled, Scam Schooled! I went to Encore Karaoke Lounge, 1550 California St. 2nd Floor, SF tonight and… well, you’ll find out why I suck at poker when the show goes live on September 3rd. Watch me suckin down Coors Light ™ and trying to beat a Royal Flush with 4 Aces*.
I got to talk with Mike (Brian’s right-hand man) and Brian Brushwood (who is a damned cool, witty and energetic guy) and Mitch (a camera man and editor)
* (I was a little tipsy and on the last poker game I played I won with 4 aces and a joker, 5 of a kind, so I gravitated to the aces, oop!)
I want your impression of the following. Don’t google for it, just tell me what you think. According to the following, can you use a cell phone with a headset? Can you use a cell phone with a speaker phone in a car?
23123. (a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.
a) Let’s say you have a cell phone with a speaker phone. If you turn on the speaker phone, it is certainly “configured to allow hands-free listening and talking”.
b) If you use this cell phone with the speaker phone activated in your car, then you are “using it in that manner while driving”.
c) Therefore, you may use your speaker phone even if you are holding your cell phone in your hand.
The California DMV believes that you are not allowed to hold the speaker phone in your hand.
Q: Does the “hands-free” law allow you to use the speaker phone function of your wireless telephone while driving?
A: Yes, as long as you are not holding the phone.
But the problem with the logic is in the wording of “configured to allow hands-free listening and talking”. Even if the cell phone user is using both hands and feet to operate their speaker phone activated cell phone, the phone is still “configured to allow hands-free listening and talking”.
That’s what the law says, so that’s that I’m going by. Find section 23123 and full California law here