Since I installed iOS 8 on my iPhone 5s I’ve been experiencing a strange issue with the predictive keyboard/QuickType. Some words that the predictive keyboard suggested had a large gap at the beginning. Meaning my messages would send out looking something like this:

“The cat sat on the mat” …. This is not something I text a lot but used purely as an example.

I soon started to realise it was words that I had previously added to the dictionary. So I figure clearing the dictionary may fix it.. Which it did!

So if your experiencing issues with the predictive keyboard, then perhaps try deleting your iPhone keyboard dictionary. This isn’t the language dictionary this is purely your own custom words.

To do this, tap on Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary

You’ll them be prompted for your iPhone passcode, once entered the dictionary will be wiped.

Caveat: This will obviously mean you’ll have to build up your custom word dictionary again from scratch.. However it’s a small price to pay!



Managed to make it onto one of the many pre-order lists for the new Apple iPhone 6? Great! Well Giffin Technology have stepped up, and created there very own Pre-order list for iPhone 6 cases. Whats more they are offering a 15% discount across the entire site!

You can bag your discount code, and head over to Griffin by clicking the link below.

This code is only valid THIS weekend! So you don’t have long!

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T-Mobile recently released news of a brand new initiative across it’s mobile phone network. Customers are now able to request a trial iPhone 5s handset on their T-Mobile Test Drive initiative.

The trial allows a no obligation, no strings and no costs (asides from your calls and data obviously) 7 day use of Apple’s flagship handset the 5s.

More then 12,000 people have already signed up to the trials.

Although there is no news of the trial being rolled out to other handsets, it’s clear to see the idea has proven popular. So in my opinion it would make perfect sense to do so. No longer will consumers have to buy blind a handset, that they may not get on with..

Great move T-Mobile.



Before I bought into the whole Apple ecosystem, I used to love the HTC phones.. Throughout the years I pretty much owned all of them. Along with their accessories. One of my favourite of all the accessories was the HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300, I loved the sleek design and shiny surfaces.. Even if they did attract finger prints and dust.

HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300

I’ve had the cradle now for properly 7 years, just could bring myself to throw it away.

Today I decided it was time to either repurpose of get rid – in the end, I have settled with repurposing!

Using some household tools (a hand full of screwdrivers) and some Sugru, I have managed to ‘embed’ a lighting cable from Amazon into the HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300 housing. I have to admit, currently there is more that needs to be done on this project – as there’s nothing taking the weight of the phone. (Until more Sugru arrives – as I ran out!) However, if you would like to give it a go, there are some basic instructions below:

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20140614-142034-51634606.jpgWe’ve all been there, found some amazing content you just to show the other people in the room.. But how many of us sit there an think “for god sake, don’t swipe left, don’t swipe right, don’t exit the application, don’t nosey else where.. Just look and hand back the phone!?”

Well – there’s a little hidden gem of a feature called Guided access, and it’s buried inside the accessibility settings menu.

With this feature switched on, you can actually “lock” your device inside an application, and what’s more, using simple drawing techniques you can disable buttons, menus or features.

Only users with the pass code are able to exit the guided access mode, making it perfect for handing your phone over to your more inquisitive friends.

To switch on guided access on your iOS device, goto Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access

Once there, be sure to set a passcode you’ll remember!

Now, to activate the guided mode head to any application, and triple tap the “home” button. Draw round any controls you want to disable, then hand your phone to your friend. Simple!




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