Category Archives: iOS

Easter Eggs Programmed into iOS Devices

Programmers must have to make life exciting by hiding little treasures in the software. These little treasures come in the form of games or flashy extras. Here are a ew that you can expect to find hidden in the iOS of your iPhone or MacBook.

If your MacBook detects a PC on your network, it will give you the blue screen of death

Mac Blue Screen
Mac Blue Screen of Death

Here are a few more Easter Eggs programmed into your iOS devices.

Play Mini Games
Inside Applications
go to the Utilities folder
Open Terminal
type “emacs” (without the quotes)
hit enter.
Press the esc key and the X key at the same time.
At prompts type “tetris” and get ready to spend hours playing this very addictive game.

You can also type in “pong” or “snake.”

Slo Mo Effects
When minimizing windows hold the shift key and you’ll see a genie effect.

Using the same directions for mini games above you can get a typed version of “Siri.”
Type in Doctor and it will ask what your problem is and you can carry on a conversation.

Funny things to ask Siri:
Siri has some thoughts on movies. Ask what Inception is about.
Here are more movies she has interesting answers for.
Star Trek
The Matrix
2001: A Space Odyssey
Wizard of Oz

More funny things to ask Siri:


Tech Gifts at ALL prices for all Your Geeks

Are you still looking for tech gifts for the geeks you love this Holiday? Here it is, the Gadgetista’s official list.

Here is an “under $25” list of stuff that I would kill for!



This is great for anyone that is constantly losing their keys. For only $25, you’ll never again hear, “Have you seen my keys?” You can use it on laptops, portable gaming devices, backpack or purse or anything else you might regularly misplace. $25.00

“Tile” to keep track of your stuff









Belkin Swivel Charger

This is great for anyone that travels or uses a ton of devices and doesn’t have a lot of outlets.If you truly listen to your friends complain, you’ll get some great gift ideas! Good for 3 AC and 2 USB and it swivels so you don’t need to worry about something else being plugged in above or below it. $20.00

Belkin Swivel charger
Belkin Swivel charger












Do you have that one friend when you go to their house, their WiFi signal is lousy? Give the router that keeps on giving. This won’t set speed records and it’s not ideal for large homes.but it is less than $20. and it’s backward compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g routers. $19.20

TP Link
TP Link


See/Buy it on Amazon

Anker Battery Bank
When is the last time you heard someone say, “Oh my phone was dead?” Probably last night! Get everyone you know one of these and you’ll never hear it again! This comes with a micro USB cord and it’s 3350mAh so it’ll get you out of a bind. Buy it with an Amazon Basic Apple approved lightning cord for Apple users and they’ll be set!

Anker battery charger
Anker 3350mAh battery charger















“Under $50”

Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Creative Sound Blaster Jam
Creative Sound Blaster Jam











These are awesome for an over-the-ear Wireless headset and they are only $34.99 on Amazon.


Misfit Flash

Misfit Flash
Misfit Flash








This will be the only real fitness trackers you’ll find for $30 or less. It works with Android phones and iPhones, for tracking your steps.



Samsung VR

Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR







Okay, The Samsung Gear VR is not for everyone! You have to have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 but if you do…it’s very cool at 96 degrees to see a type of virtual reality. It plugs onto the front of your phone and you are in a different reality! $199.99


A few more ideas

Amazon Echo  $179

Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo















Roku TV 40″  $299

Roku TV
Roku TV

Apple Watch  $399

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Jawbone Up 2  $99

Jawbone Up 2
Jawbone Up 2

The 5 Best Ways to Get Help with a New Gadget

Did you get a shiny new device for Christmas, Hanukah, Qwanza or whatever you celebrate? Here are 5 resources for getting your tech savviness in check!

1. Go to your carriers’ website.
There you will find a plethora of good info about your device. For example, if you just got a brandy new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and you have it through Verizon you can simply type and here are the things you can do there:

Support on Verizon for Galaxy Note 4
Verizon’s website supporting their devices


  • Download a user manual
  • Ask questions in a forum
  • Check FAQ’s
  • Watch videos
  • Complete interactive tutorials

All the carriers have great info it’s just a matter of navigating around to find it.

2. Go to the Manufacturer’s Website
Lo and behold look what I find when I got to Samsung’s website (I got there by Googling the device + support)

Manufacturer's website support
Find device support on the Manufacturer’s website






3. Google It

Again, using the Note 4 as an example, look at all the good stuff the world wide web has to offer when I goggle it.

Search Results Galaxy Note 4
Search results for device support









Here are some terms you can use:
Galaxy Note 4 help
Galaxy Note 4 support
Galaxy Note 4 how to
Galaxy Note 4 manual


CNET is a great resource for all things Gadget!
Here’s what you’ll see if you type in your device: Articles, Videos, Galleries (Photos) and Reviews Oh my! There are 4281 articles on the Note 4 alone and you’ll see many of them are “How-tos.”

CNET is a great resource
CNET device support








5. Amazon Kindle or iTunes

If all else fails and you are the type that likes to curl up ad read a manual, if you haven’t already downloaded it from the Carrier or Manufacturer’s website, you can find some great tips & tricks manuals on all devices on Amazon that you can download right to your device. Hopefully a device you already know how to use!

These are fantastic guides that will school you on basic use and the other 90% of the phone/device features that most of the world never uses! The prices are pretty reasonable. You can typically find a CNET branded book for $3.99-$5.99. Well worth it to get the most out of your device!

One hint, when you search on Amazon, be sure to select “books” as the category or you’ll spend some time shopping for the millions of available accessories!

Amazon is a great resource for device support
Amazon device support