Did your shiny new iPhone 5S Freeze or crash? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Due to the completely redesigned iOS 7, there are still some software bugs that may leave your phone frozen for extended periods. Here are the short-term and long-term un-freezing solutions.
In particular, I found that iOS 7’s mail app seemed to have a memory management issue that caused it to freeze.
The Quick Un-freezing Fix
What we’re going to do to fix your broken phone is called a “hard” reset. It doesn’t actually reset your phone’s software, or affect data. It just quickly quits out of any active operations, restoring your phone to normal.
Note: You may notice that your iphone 5S’s home button and lock button don’t seem to work while frozen. This is because all operations are frozen by the hung memory.
Hold down the home button, and lock button (top button) together. Nothing will happen at first, but keep holding.
Hold for 15 seconds, and if this doesn’t work, hold a second time for 20 seconds.
Put phone down.
Wait for the Apple logo to pop up. As your phone quickly resets and restarts the operating system, the screen you see when you start up your phone will appear.
In a few seconds, your homescreen (A.K.A springboard) will appear, and you’ll be good to go, until it happens again. Read on to find the permanent solution.
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The Permanent un-frozen Fix
Unfortunately, if you do nothing, your phone will keep freezing until they fix the bug that caused the freeze. So how do you unfreeze permanently? Use the method on the next page to fix the freeze completely.
If you’ve picked up an iPhone or iPad in the past years, or watched an Apple commercial, you’ve probably heard her voice. She’s SIRI, the automated virtual assistant that Apple created for the iPhone 4S, and that has appeared on every device since. But until today, the woman behind the voice has been secret. She’s the voice of SIRI, and she’s talking… and it has nothing to do with directions.
In the video embedded below, Susan Bennet, a voice actress who also provided the voice for the world’s first ATM, discusses how she stumbled upon SIRI, and how she found out that she’d been cast as the world’s busiest secretary.
And if you’ve ever dreamed of SIRI having a conversation with herself, she did that too.
How SIRI was created is an even more interesting tale. For four hours a day, for a month, she was hired to record various sayings. After several years, she’d nearly forgotten about the project when a friend emailed her to ask if the voice of the iPhone was hers.
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The 15 and 13 inch Retina Macbook Pros are (likely) receiving an update on October 15th, and tons of people have asked me “Will the Retina Macbook Pro have…?”.
Based on these requests, and the quantity of misinformation out there, I’m releasing a guide as to what to expect for the retina macbook pro, which should be confirmed on the release date, of October 15th. If you’re interested, also check out our popular guide to Apple rumors 2013.
What Processor will the new Retina macbook Pros have?
Expect the next Retina Macbook Pro updates to have intel’s latest Haswell quad core i7 processors, which are faster and more energy-efficient, contributing to longer battery life.
Haswell is practically a given, and here’s why: Apple’s lesser line of laptops, the macbook airs, got Haswell at Apple’s WWDC in June. Apple’s iMac line of computers were upgraded to Haswell i5s and i7s just last week. Beyond needing to upgrade their pro line above that of their consumer line, Apple also needs to match competitors who are already sporting Haswells. Haswell is not an option.
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How Much RAM will be available on the new Retina Macbook Pro?
The new Retinas will likely offer 16 GB of RAM as stock (8 for the 13), with a possible (though unlikely) option of a 32 GB upgrade. Given the prevalence of gaming, and the typical advancement that comes with an upgrade, I find it unlikely that Apple wouldn’t give 13 inch users an opportunity to upgrade to 16 gigabytes (already stock on the 15 inch), but Apple definitely could ground 13 inch users at 8 GB total. More than adequate though.
Will the Retina Macbook Pro offer a 1 TB SSD (solid state drive)?
I’d put this in the category of “likely”. Users want more storage: It’s a fact. On the 15 inch, I’m predicting that the upgraded SSD option will be shifted up from the 768 gigabyte SSD, to a 1 terabyte SSD. On the 13 inch, Apple will probably continue to limit users to a 768 gigabyte drive. It’s about time Apple offers a 1 TB solid state laptop.
Will the Macbook Pro design change?
Probably not much. Apple may add another USB port (just an example of something they could do, not a prediction), or they may add a higher resolution Facetime camera, or improved speakers, but odds are the classic, thin, aluminum design, with the black bezel will remain largely the same.
Will Apple Update the Retina Display?
No. Apple will probably update the graphics processor, and build in more memory, but the flagship Retina display will not change. It already leads the industry, so there’s no reason to develop a new display, and they’re not releasing a touch screen mac anytime soon.
Will Apple Update the Cinema/Thunderbolt Display?
This question is anybody’s guess. The thunderbolt display is long overdue for an update, and could use a retina display, but that whole line of displays is highly unpredictable.
Will the new Retina Macbook Pros have better battery life?
Thanks to reader Pradeep Gorthi for requesting this, because I totally forgot