Use FreeConferenceCall.com to Record Interviews Remotely

When you want to record an audio interview with a person at another location, I recommend using FreeConferenceCall.com. When you’ve created an account at this site, you will receive a number which you can distribute to the person(s) with whom you want to conduct an interview or conduct a conference call. You will also receive an access code which you would give to your call participants. Continue reading Use FreeConferenceCall.com to Record Interviews Remotely

Blog About Web Content Without Improving Its Rank in Search Engines

Updated May 29, 2016: Unfortunately, this site no longer works.

Bloggers often link to content with which they disagree or hate to promote. A simple link will, however, increase the undesirable Internet content’s ranking in search engines. Use donotlink.com to create a link which won’t boost the undesirable content’s profile. Here’s the service’s FAQ which gives more info.

How to Fix an iPhone Blank Unresponsive Screen

My mother wanted to record a selfie message on her iPhone to one of her grandchildren. The phone told her she was out of room and suggested she go to settings. She asked for my help.

I’ve installed Dropbox on her phone and set it up to automatically backup all of her photos. So I went through the photos and deleted many duplicates and moved some to a PC for storage in Flickr, which our family uses for sharing. I also decided to check out the Settings option the iPhone Camera App directed us to.

It showed applications taking up the most space. Most space was taken up by the music my mother has on her phone. However, I noticed some Apps which she never uses, so I removed them to free up space.

Then I went back to the Camera App to delete the photos I’d previously dealt with in Dropbox. When I went to Camera Roll, the screen went blank. Nothing I did seemed to get a response. I knew the phone was working, because it would ring when called, and, if I pressed the Home button, Siri would respond.

After watching this video, I learned I could reboot the phone by pressing the power and Home buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

Do Android Users Dream of Electric Rain? An App May Help You Get to Sleep Faster

Forgive my blog entry’s title. It’s a nod to the science fiction author Philip K. Dick’s story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, from which the movie Blade Runner was adapted.

I wanted to alert readers to Relax Rain – Nature sounds, a wonderful app on the Android which has helped me get to sleep faster. It allows you to choose from a variety of rain-themed sounds. Select the one you like and, as long as you are not on call, turn your phone to Airplane Mode to save power and avoid notifications which might interrupt your sleep.

The application’s developer has other nature-themed sound applications. I haven’t tried any others.

I searched the iTunes store for this app, but I did not find it. There are apps there which look similar. I haven’t tried those. If you like an iOS or Blackberry or Windows app for this purpose, let me know.

Low Tech Support Tip – Label Your Cables

A client told me he could not connect to the Internet. When I arrived at the house, I saw that the ethernet cable was not plugged into his laptop. I connected the cable, rebooted the computer and, voila, Internet. Later, we unplugged everything and connected wirelessly. I did not think to figure out why he was not previously connecting wirelessly, so I that’s a mistake on my part.

But I did do this part right: I put a label on his laptop above the ethernet port, a label on the wireless router above its ethernet port and a label on the ethernet cable itself.

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