Technology & Gadgets

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iPhone 5 Won’t Turn On or Wake Up

by Michael on January 13, 2013 · 0 comments

As an iPhone owner, there’s no worse feeling than picking up your phone and have it refuse to turn on. You hit the “home” button and nothing happens. You hit the “power” button. Same result. What’s going on?

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Whew. After a boatload of troubleshooting, I think I’ve finally narrowed in on the cause of our internet woes. In short, our AT&T FastAccess DSL was periodically losing connectivit and failing to load pages. But then it would start working again.

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Replacing Our D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router

by Michael on January 2, 2013 · 0 comments

Okay… After a firmware update and changing over to OpenDNS, we’re still suffering from DNS issues. I’ve checked with my neighbor who has the same ISP as us and his connection is rock solid, suggesting that we have a hardware issue.

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Switching D-Link Router to OpenDNS

by Michael on December 31, 2012 · 0 comments

Okay, the D-Link DIR-655 firmware update didn’t end up solving my DSL problems. Thus, I decided to disable the “Advanced DNS Service” and switch to OpenDNS. If this doesn’t help, then I probably have a hardware problem.

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Updating the D-Link DIR-655 Firmware

by Michael on December 31, 2012 · 0 comments

As I’ve noted in the past, I have a D-Link DIR-655 wireless router. Mine is a little older, so I have the A4 hardware version — the latest is Rev B. Over the past week or so, I’ve experienced a number of connection problems.

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Apple TV Can’t Connect to Server

by Michael on December 16, 2012 · 1 comment

Well, I just discovered the downside of iTunes Match… I’m trying to stream music from our Apple TV, but I can’t. Instead, I get the spinning wheel while it’s “Accessing iTunes Store” and then an error.

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As I noted in my previous post, I’m a big fan of the Apple TV, but it’s not without it’s frustrations. Aside from the YouTube login problem, iTunes Match — which has so much potential — can be a little glitchy at times.

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Can’t Login to YouTube with Apple TV

by Michael on December 6, 2012 · 0 comments

The title says it all. We have an Apple TV (3rd gen) which I otherwise love, but… It won’t let me login to YouTube. Very frustrating, as I would love to be able to access my “Watch Later” list, etc. directly from the Apple TV.

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