Monthly Archives: October 2018

How to stop your dash cam from crashing

As a musician, there are a lot of reasons for me to use the dash cam on my iPhone. I’ll want to record something at a show or a demo of a song, and the camcorder function works great for that purpose–it even allows users to easily upload their videos to YouTube.

Unfortunately, it’s got a few bugs in it, and one of the most common is crashing when uploading videos to YouTube. The iPhone may freeze or it may not allow the user to select a category, which can be frustrating; you have to try to upload videos multiple times, re-entering the information with the iPhone’s tiny keyboard each time.

Fortunately, it’s an easy bug to fix. Here are a few tips for stopping the iPhone’s “dash cam” app from crashing.

Keep enough space free. The dash cam app uses a lot of space and it may not work properly if you have less than about a gigabyte of free space on your iPhone. You can check your free space in the Settings menu or by plugging your iPhone into a computer and opening iTunes.

Try to keep at least a gigabyte of free space at all times–the iPhone generally operates better with a little bit of room.

Close the dash cam app and re-open it. To do this, go to your iPhone’s “Home” screen, then quickly press the “Home” button two times. Thumbnails of your current open Apps will be at the bottom of your screen. The dash cam app should be right near the beginning if you were recently using it.

Hold your finger on the dash cam app until a little red minus circle appears, then tap that minus. This closes the app, and you can reopen it to get the dash cam to work properly again.

If bugs persist and the dash cam app keeps crashing, reset your iPhone by holding the power button for a few seconds and swiping the red bar. When you turn the iPhone back on, dash cam issues shouldn’t occur unless there isn’t enough free space for the App to operate.

Check the “Category” tag first. The dash cam app will often prevent the iPhone user from selecting a YouTube category, which wastes a lot of the time you spent typing. To avoid this bug, always scroll down and make sure that you can use the “Category” tag when you’re trying to upload a video to YouTube.

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Things to do before you sell your iPhone

It seems like there is a new iPhone being released every couple of months making the one you have feel older and older with each new release. Of course most people are happy with the phones they have and a lot of people only really upgrade because they feel the need to. Also the more new iPhone’s are released the less our currenty (older) model is worth. That said according to music magpie iPhone’s have the lowest depreciation of any brand of phone so that is good news for iPhone owners.

Getting a new iPhone can be a pain. Not just because they are expensive but the stress of moving all of your info on to a new phone can be a real pain especially if you are not that tech  inclined like a lot of people. A lot of people find getting a new phone daunting because of this task but to be fair to Apple at least all of their phones run on the same operating system so there is not too much new to learn there. Making sure you have your contacts backed up, texts, apps, photos, videos and whats app can all be a real stress.

The first thing to do when selling your iPhone is to back up all your contacts. You can do this using Apples cloud or any third party storage service but the iCloud is actually very cheap. Turning off Find my iPhone app is the next phase. Without this turned off no one else can use your phone. Once the phone is backed up you can factory reset or wipe the phone so none of your old data or details is there for anyone else to see.

If your phone is damaged you can still sell it online or trade it in to somewhere like who repair broken iPhone’s and resell them. This means that no matter what your iPhone is still worth something..even if it is only the chip inside that makes you a few euros!




Are teeth whitening strips safe to use?

Teeth whitening has become big business over the last 10 years or so. Before this of course teeth whitening was big but to have your teeth whitened you use to have to go in to a dentists and have it done either by laser or by whitening gel. Oh how times have changed! Now a days you can buy teeth whitening strips and kits online and they have become extremely popular but are they safe to use? Most teeth whitening products use some form of peroxide which whitens your teeth. Depending on the product you will have difference percentages of the peroxide in the strips or kit.

is teeth whitening safeA safe percentage of peroxide is under 50%. Any more than that can actually be damaging to your teeth especially if you leave the strips or kit in too long. You should of course ask your dentist before using any of these home teeth whitening kits as if you have an infection of abscess in the tooth this can be very dangerous. You should also ask your dentist which teeth whitening method he recommends for your teeth.

Another option is to go the natural route. There are now a range of activated charcoal teeth whitening products that are made from natural charcoal. Believe it or not this does actually whiten your teeth and these products are considered safe and effective and have blown up on social media.

No matter what option you decide to go for make sure it has the seal of approval and do some research on the product before you buy it. The website sell a range of natural whitening products so this is a good option especially if you have never done it before and are a bit apprehensive. You can also get a range of teeth whitening tooth paste that is also a natural product. Again this is safe and also takes less time and effort when compared with the strips and kits so this is a very good starter option.



Are hoverboards safe to use in 2018?

There has been much press about the hoverboard electric scooters as of late and this bad press just won’t seem to go away. Hoverboards have been around a while now but they are still somewhere of a novelty and everyone who has one seems to love them. The issue has been that some of these boards have been rushed to market to meet demand and this meant that not all necessary standards were applied to the electronics in the boards. This goes back a few years now to when there were reports of house that were burnt down due to hoverboards over heating and catching fire. Of course this is massively dangerous and it is a miracle no one has been injured by this.

Now here we are in 2018 so where do we stand on these hoverboards. They say that there is no such thing as bad press but in this case I believe many people have been put off buying the boards due to safety concerns. After having done some research I found the website who seem to be one of the biggest suppliers of these boards in the EU and they do have a page dedicated to safety and how their boards are safety certified. This would indicate to me that the concern over the boards is still there as most of the website is labelled with stuff about these boards.

After a bit more research you can see that most of the boards being sold are not only CE certified but also have certifications for the USA and something called a UL2272 which is some sort of battery certification. This should indicate that the batteries in these boards safe as they have gone through the correct testing.