iPhone WiFi Calling not working

WiFi calling on the iPhone is awesome when it works…. But sometimes it doesn’t work.  Here are some steps to try to resolve WiFi Calling not working. Issues WiFi calling calls fail Battery Drain Incoming calls aren’t ringing Incoming callers can’t hear you iPhone gets warm when on WiFi iPhone switches between WiFi carrier and … Continue Reading

iPhone or iPad sync session failed to start

The backup and sync feature with Apple’s iTunes is slowly being replaced by iCloud’s features. But if you’re cheap like me and have over 120GB on your 128GB iPhone, you don’t want to resync with the cloud in the event of a failure. I have so much freaking data, I need a local back up. … Continue Reading

iPhone/iPad App Keeps Crashing

Have an app that keeps crashing when you try to load it?  Here are some steps to resolve it: Remove the App from Multi-tasking and start again (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4211) Free up running memory by closing apps that are running in the multi-tasking background. Reconnect to Cellular or WiFi network. Verify that you have the latest iOS installed on your … Continue Reading

Password Protection #netsec

We all hate it when our companies make us change our passwords every 60 days.  But they do it for a reason!  It’s more secure! With all of the hoopla over the leaked celebrity scandalous pictures, I thought I’d revisit a topic that’s been covered to DEATH, but no one seems to really take the advice … Continue Reading

East to West Data Center Security? #netsec

I always recommend layered security. And East-to-West Data Center Security is no different!  However, security for the sake of security isn’t ever a good thing. So let’s take a look at East-to-West DC security. I’d also wholeheartily agree with intrusion prevention (IPS) and possibly application layer security on east-to-west data center traffic.  Hackers are breaching East-to-West … Continue Reading

Segmenting Datacenter Servers (Security and Performance)

In data center networking, you really don’t care what is hosted on a server. Let’s face it. You know it’s true. Some business unit probably calls this app “critical”. It probably generates a report that 3 people in the company see. But it’s important to them. To you, it’s a VLAN, an IP address, a … Continue Reading

Get started cycling with the right ingredients! #expensive #fun

I seem to find one or two new hobbies a year and they never end up being cheap. Last year it was running and shooting, so at least running was cheap!  This year it’s bicycling and triathlons!  My goal is to run in an Ironman next year! I’m currently training for a 100 mile ride … Continue Reading

iOS 7 First Look: Photos

Yesterday I blogged about the new iTunes Radio in iOS7. Today I’m checking out the camera and photo features. Let’s start with the photos app first: The Icon isn’t a photo.  It’s doesn’t lead you to believe that by clicking it, it will take you to a magical land of photos.  It looks like some … Continue Reading

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iOS 7 First Look: iTunes Radio

iOS 7 was announced two days ago! And boy was it a change…. Over the next few days I’m going to be to be posting some reviews/first looks at the OS. Today, I’m looking at something I’ll probably use most. iTunes radio. I’ve listened to several songs over the last couple of days. Its algorithms … Continue Reading