Showing posts from July, 2013

How to Make Your Old iPhone Run Like New

Maybe you have an iPhone 4, and you're very happy with it.  Just a little wear and tear, but no need to upgrade yet.

Maybe you're waiting for the iPhone 6 to come out, but when???

You'll probably find this video - Make your old iPhone run like new - by Donald Bell very useful.  It has some tips and tricks to clean up your iPhone and make your life a little easier.  You know that game that was FREE and looked really fun in the App Store.... had to connect to a WiFi network to download it.... yeaaaaaah, you never play that, do you?  By deleting that huge, space-sucking game off your phone, you can make it run a little faster.

Also, if you're having trouble with your home button, here is another video - Four ways to fix an unresponsive iPhone home button - by Sharon Vaknin.  Sharon offers four.... progressively more intensive.... options for making your home button work nicely.  Check out people's comments at the bottom of the page; these tips worked well for them!


Google Sets Internet Record with 25 Percent of U.S. Traffic

According to the article Google sets Internet record with 25 percent of U.S. traffic on CNET, 25 percent of North America's consumer web traffic travels through Google's servers.  This is up from just 6 percent of Internet traffic in 2010, the last time the study was done by Internet monitoring firm Deepfield.  60 percent of all Internet end devices/users exchange traffic with Google servers during the course of an average day.  That makes Google bigger than Facebook, Netflix and Twitter combined!

Of course, you may just want to visit Google to see if there's a fun doodle for the day.  Yesterday, Google honored the would-be 93rd birthday of biophysicist Rosalind Franklin.  Her research in X-ray crystallography was essential to the discovery of the structure of human DNA, but unfortunately, she died before she could even be nominated for the Nobel Prize.

I started reading about Google doodles on their website, and the history is interesting.... In 1998, the Google founders,…

Apple Patent Lets iPhone Users Share Photos, Music with On Hold Callers - from Apple Insider

"Can I put you on hold for a minute?"
"Sure, that's fine."
.... look at fingernails
.... straighten papers on desk
.... build a paper clip tower

.... doodle a picture of a lion.... on an African savannah.... it turns into "The Lion King".... animals start singing "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"

"Thanks for holding!"
 "Oh! Hi."


Apple is looking at ways that you can entertain your callers while they're on hold.  No, not just cheesy elevator music. (No offense if it's your dream job to select elevator music....)  You could soon have personalized music, photos, and videos to entertain you while you're waiting on hold.  The article Apple patent lets iPhone users share photos, music with on hold callers by Mikey Campbell on Apple Insider discusses Apple's new patent.

What would you like to share with your callers while they're on hold?  Inspirational quotes on a scenic ba…

35 Great iPad Apps for Work - Mac|Life

Whether you use a tablet, smartphone, laptop, or all of the above at work, these devices can help make our lives much more organized and efficient.  Which apps do you find most useful at work?

Click here to read 35 Great iPad Apps for Work from Mac|Life.

New Technology Helps Scientists Study 17-Year Cicadas

Cicadas.... These interesting insects sleep and feed underground and then only emerge once every 17 years!  When they do come above ground, they're nearly impossible to miss in parts of the United States.  You'll hear their buzzing mating call filling the air, or they may shed their exoskeletons all over your yard.  They are so ubiquitous during their few weeks above ground, that they trend on Twitter with the hashtag #swarmageddon.

After studying cicadas with pens and paper maps for decades, this time, scientists can use smart phones and GPS.  Advances in technology have been greatly benefiting University of Connecticut entomologist John Cooley's 17-year cicada studies.  The article Cicada Spawn Tracked by Scientists Armed with Technology on Bloomberg mentions his study of Brood II cicadas (Magicicada septendecim), which are an East coast group whose last emergence was in 1996.  In the article, John Cooley talks about his research experience in 2013 vs. 1996.  Can you be…

ASI Show Chicago - July 16-18

LYNKtec will be attending the ASI Show in Chicago this week!  ASI - Advertising Specialty Institute, has been providing award-winning products and services to the advertising specialty and promotional products industry for over 50 years.  It is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry.  With ASI, you can discover a wide variety of products, which can then be custom-branded with your logo or message.

The ASI Chicago Show is July 16-18, 2013 at McCormick Place.  Come visit our LYNKtec booth to find out about custom-branding, chat with us, and even enter to win a prize!

If you're not around Chicago this week, but you are interested in putting your logo on an amazing TruGlide Stylus or Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.... Contact us at!

Mac|Life Craves the TruGlide Pro!

The TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus is featured in the Crave section of Mac|Life!  Pick up the July 2013 issue to read what Chris S. has to say about our amazing new stylus.  You can also sign up for a Digital or Print Subscription to Mac|Life on their website.

Of course, we are extremely proud of all our reviews, but Mac|Life is one of the rulers of the world when it comes to tech magazines.  Known as the ultimate destination for all things Mac, Mac|Life offers up-to-date news, reviews, and information on the latest Apple products.  So, we are especially proud to be featured in there!

The TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus is LYNKtec's newest stylus.  At just 5mm, the ultra-precise microfiber tip is the smallest of its kind on the market.  The high-quality TruGlide Pro is weighted and has an ergonomic design for optimal comfort.  This premium stylus is perfect for drawing, note-taking, navigating, playing games, and whatever else you'd like to do with your touch screen.  We will so…

Traveling this summer? Check out the "5 Best Travel Tech Accessories"

While experiencing a 4-hour flight delay yesterday.... I was very glad to have a variety of entertainment options on my tech devices.  With the hours I was spending using my electronics, I was even more excited that the New York LaGuardia Airport provided power outlets under most of the seats at the gate!  Genius.

So today, I thought I'd share this article, 5 Best Travel Tech Accessories, with you.  These would definitely be some useful products for your travels this summer - whether you're spending a few nights in the coolest hotel you've ever visited, riding the biggest roller coasters in America, enjoying your favorite musicals, museums, and skyscrapers in Chicago, touring movie sets in California, or hanging out in the airport for an extra 4 hours.

5 Best Travel Tech Accessories by Geoffrey Morrison - Forbes

With iPads, Kindles, smartphones and more, traveling with tech has become a bundle of wires, boxes, and screens. There are ways to minimize the clutter, and at t…

10 Tips to Save Your Phone's Battery


4th of July Specials!

We're proud to be American!  In honor of America's 237th birthday, we have some amazing specials.  Check out the LYNKtec website for coupon codes, free ARTcloths, and great deals!  I also made this beautiful TruGlide Stylus American flag.... Enjoy!

What Technology Will Apple Create in the Future? Apple Seeking Trademark for the Name "iWatch" in Japan

Dear iCustomers,

Do you have an iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod?  This video and article by Bloomberg show that Apple may be planning to add an iWatch to your iCollection.  Apple filed for a trademark of the name "iWatch" in Japan earlier this month.  Check out this video to see "What Apple Will Bring to Your Wrist":

Video - iWatch: What Apple Will Bring to Your Wrist - Source: Bloomberg

The ideas and predictions about what the watch can do remind me of the movie "The Island" (2005).  The futuristic characters scan their technologically-enhanced wrists at the cafeteria, their bodies' nutritional needs are analyzed, and their meal is prepared accordingly.

One of the things I enjoy about my inexpensive, digital watch is that it is waterproof to 15 meters.  So, a concern for me would be getting the iWatch wet and ruining it.  Also, I tend to be kind of clumsy, run into things, scratch my watch, etc.  I don't really mind parting with my $15 once every year or…