Everyone always cites Apple's great support and customer service when they praise the company's products. Having owned an Apple product or two (iPhones, iPods, and an iPad), I haven't been able to see this until now. I have fixed most issues myself including cracked screens and the like. However, a couple weeks ago a shoddy headphone splitter that I had lying around broke inside the headphone jack on my new iPad. I was very angry and devastated. I tried every single trick suggested on forums, but nothing worked. Here's what did: I took it to the Apple Store on Walnut St. in Philadelphia. I waited for about 10 minutes for an "appointment". The guy took out a little penlight and fuddled with it for a minute like I had for hours over the past weeks. Then he apologized, asked if I had stuff backed up, and went and got me a new one. Brand new, he even took off the plastic in front of me.. I was out in 20 minutes total.
While trying to search for an alternative version of a software that I tried to buy but the payment wouldn't go through, I go some sort of a redirect virus/malware. It's commonly referred to as the "Google virus" because all links from google are redirected to some stupid deal site or otherwise. Anyway, I seemed to have contracted the zebra and not the horse, and didn't get the typical "TSSS" strain. So it took a while to get to a site that was talking about the same thing... came across this:
I have a bunch of screenshots of lecture slides from a streaming video, and I wanted to put it into a .ppt to annotate myself with notes so they correlate better. Also it helps to run through it fast before the exam. I used Lightscreen to take quick screenshots that automatically save with a keyboard shortcut, and used a built in new PowerPoint image album feature explained here:
The GeoTagging on the iPhone is really amazing. I was just at a conference and I can tell room by room where I took various photos, and without remembering the name of a restaurant, I can find where it was by the pics I took there. Stunning.
So yesterday, I did something stupid and left the apartment with my Silvia on. Not only was it on (which I've done before) but I left the steam switch on, which meant that the boiler was full of steam and prone to overheating. Luckily this guy saved me and explained exactly how to fix it, but the only reason I saw it was because he described it as the "Silvia won't heat problem". Perfect. Exactly my search query.