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Archive for the ‘iPod touch’ Category

dockStubz+: 30-pin Pass-Through Adapter with side Micro-USB port and USB/FireWire charge conversion circuitry

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/05/02

Interesting device I want to try out (probably from CableJive dockStubz+).

It is a 30-pin Pass-Through adapter for iPod/iPhone/iPad (lets call them iDevice).

Reasons to get one (or more depending on the number of devices/chargers you use regularly):

  • Use the connector to connect a compatible device, while still charging through the side micro-USB power port on the adapter.
  • Charge modern iDevice with old chargers and old iDevice with modern chargers.
  • Put your iDevice in a dock even when you have a bumper or case around it.

A few pictures showing their use are below.

Basically, there are two verions of charging circuitry: USB based and FireWire based.

I will make sure to get the + version, as it combines these two:

dockStubz+ model includes charge conversion circuitry for those older docks and accessories that don’t charge while they are connected. Safely connect your mobile device to any dock and get the charging you need.


via: dockStubz Charge Converter and 30-pin Pass-Through Adapter.

 (een larger)

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When using Apple Hardware, be prepared for security updates. iOS already there, OS X and others will follow. #gotofail

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/24

Last week, Apple fixed the so called #gotofail bug for iOS devices. Other devices (Macs with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, maybe earlier versions and I also suspect Apple TV to be vulnerable) will follow soon.

I thought that Old iOS devices would be in the dark as the updates are for iOS 6.x and 7.x only. So any device that can only run on iOS 5 or lower might not be supported.

So I thought these devices would be unsupported, but found out an iPad 1st generation would pass the test.

So if you have any of these, please let me know if they fail or pass:

  • iPhone 3 or earlier,
  • iPod Touch 3rd generation or earlier,
  • iPad 1st generation: passes.

Please watch any security announcements carefully with using Apple equipment, as the bug can highly facilitate a man-in-the-middle attack.

Some other site with background information (it hit the news wildly): Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Development, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Only on iOS 7 or higher: 12 Days of Gifts on the App Store on iTunes #Apple #Fail

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/26

Where last year it would still work on iOS 5 and 6, this year Apple has upped the requirements to iOS 7 leaving many users in the dark: iOS 7 only works on very recent iOS devices.

Too bad:

Incompatible with my 4th Gen IPOD Touch

by Valorian Nova

I spent quite awhile trying to figure out why this won\’t install on my Ipod and when I finally look it up it\’s because my IPOD is capped at IOS 6.1.5 and this needs IOS 7. Really puts a damper on this app for me.

via 12 Days of Gifts on the App Store on iTunes.

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Easier way to “how to solve stuck iPad keeping asking for Exchange password”

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/19

I wrote before on How to solve stuck iPad keeping asking for Exchange password: reset your iPad (or iPod/iPhone if it happens with those).

Actually, you should first verify if your Outlook Web Access still works with the same password, and if it does, then try to restart your iPad/iPod/iPhone, and if that fails, reset it:

Restarting your device

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red “slide to power off” slider appears, and then slide the slider.

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Note: Reset your device only if you are unable to restart it.

Resetting your device

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.


via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting.

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iOS 6.1 Software Update: unlike 6.0.2 it works on my iPod touch too

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/29

The iOS 6.1 Software Update is available. Whereas the 6.0.2 didn’t install on an iPod Touch 4th generation, this one does and seems to promise better battery life.

6.0 and 6.0.1 seemed to have shorter battery life, so I’m looking forward to see how much better 6.1 is.


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