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Top 10 Tips to Rescue Water Damaged iPhone or iPad

Top 10 Tips to Rescue Water Damaged iPhone or iPad

Top 10 Tips to Rescue Water Damaged iPhone or iPad
The iPhone revolutionalized not just the mobile phone market but changed how we use phones and the internet. Today we heavily rely on our iPhone to access the internet, use social media, listen to music and even store, process and send important documents. So, when your iPhone falls into water or water spills onto it, the water does not just damage the devices, it damages your whole being with it. However, the good news is that if water gets into your iPhone it does not mean the end for you. You can still rescue your water damaged iPhone by applying a number of tips. Here are the top 10 tips to rescue a water-damaged iPhone.
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1. Turn it Off

If water spills onto your iPhone or it accidentally falls into water the first thing you should do once your retrieve it from the water is to turn it off. If it is already off then don’t turn it on. The truth is water conducts electricity and the worst part is if the water that came into contact with your iPhone was salty water it is a good conductor of electricity. Leaving your iPhone on after the incident will result in more damage because the water will conduct electricity and end up short-circuiting important components of the phone. However, by switch it off immediately you control the damage by stopping electric flow in the devices. This saves your phone from damaging its internal parts.
2. Remove the External Casing and the SIM Card
An iPhone or iPad is a very valuable device for most people. For this reason, many people buy an external casing to protect their prized iPhone from external damage. In case the iPhone falls into water the next steps you should take after turning it off is to remove the external casing. This will create room for you to be able to wipe off all the water. After removing the casing make sure that you remove the SIM card. Use a paperclip to remove the SIM card trey.
3. Wipe off the Water
It is only natural if water spills onto your iPhone or iPad you should wipe the water off at the earliest opportunity you get. The same things should happen when your iPhone or iPad falls into water. Use a soft towel to wipe the water off the external body of your prized iPhone or iPad. Do this with a lot of care and without applying too much pressure to avoid further damage to the device. Wipe all around to ensure that there is no water or moisture left.
4. Place the iPhone or iPad in a Warm Dry Place
You need to dry the iPhone or iPad and get rid of moisture and water droplets from both the exterior and the interior of the device. The best way to do this is to place the iPhone or iPad in a warm and dry place to enable the water to evaporate. If it is during the day in the summer place the iPhone or iPad near a window in the direction of the sun. It should not be exposed to the sun but in a place to receive the warmth from the sun. If it is during the winter or at knight then consider placing in on top of your television if the television is on or under a burning lamp. These should provide sufficient warmth to cause the water to evaporate.
5. Use Silica to Dry the iPhone or iPad

Other than letting the iPhone or iPad dry in a warm and dry place you should take further measures to ensure that all the water both inside and outside dry up before attempting to put the phone or iPad on. One of the best ways to remove moisture from the iPhone or iPad is the use of silica gel packets. You can get these silica gel packets from the boxes you used to buy electronics or alternatively you can check your local stores if they are available. Place a few silica gel packets on a flat surface, place your iPhone or iPad on top and then cover your iPhone or iPad with some more packets. This will help absorb more moisture leaving your iPhone or iPad dry.

6. Use Uncooked Rice to Dry your iPhone or iPad
Other than dry uncooked rice, the hair dryer is another great device that you should use to remove moisture from your iPhone or iPad. If your iPhone or iPad got submerged into water, then you should consider using the hair dryer to remove any water that got inside. This is especially important because no other drying method can do the job better. It is important to be extra careful when using a hairdryer. Turn the dryer to low power and then slowly blow over your iPhone or iPad focusing in orifices and other places that could have let water deeper into inner parts. The warm air should push moisture out of iPhone or iPad leaving it dry as it can be.
8. Dismantle the iPhone or iPad

Once you have used several drying methods such as the drying in a warm place, silica packages, dry rice, and the hairdryer, try to turn on your iPhone or iPad. If it does not turn on, then you should consider taking the phone apart. Use the manual to dismantle the iPhone or iPad and be careful in doing so that you don’t damage anything. Once you remove the casing and larger parts such as the battery you should dry the iPhone or iPad again to ensure that all the moisture on the inside dries up. You can then assemble it and try switching it on again.

“This step should be performed by an expert like PC Expert Services. We highly recommend not to take your iPhone or iPad apart if you do not know how. Please submit the drop off form at PC Expert Services and bring in your iPhone and iPad for further repair.”

9. Take it to an Expert

If after trying all the tips above your phone or iPad still has a few issues then the only logical thing to do is to take it to PC Expert Services. This is the safest way to get the problem resolved.

“Please bring in your iPhone or iPad to PC Expert Services. We highly recommend not to take your iPhone or iPad apart if you do not know how. Please submit the drop off form at PC Expert Services and bring in your iPhone and iPad for further professional repair for your iPhone or iPad.”

10. Buy a waterproof case
Once the problem is resolved, then it is time to take care of the future. This can be done by getting a new waterproof case for your iPhone or iPad. The casing will help prevent water damaging your iPhone or iPad should it fall in water again in future.

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How to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118?

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118?

QuickBooks Error 3371 Code 1111 is likely to occur when entitlementDataStore.ecml containing the license properties gets corrupted.

You can fix the issue by renaming the entitlement file as the steps below.

Solution to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371, Status Code 11118:

1. Press Windows + R together from your keyboard.

2. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 in the window.

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3. Right Click on the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and select Rename from drop down menu and add .old to the end of the ecml file that will read like this : EntitlementDataStore.ecml.old

 

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4. A new window will pop up and click YES to confirm the change for the file name.

5. Close all windows and run QuickBooks and Register the item again.

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Microsoft Outlook Hangs on “Synchronizing Subscribed Folders”

Microsoft Outlook Hangs on “Synchronizing Subscribed Folders”

When you have many folders with many messages in Microsoft Outlook, synchronization can be slow or even appear to hang.

Outlook hangs because it downloads all messages every time, including attachments, while with a regular email IMAP application, only headers are being synced.

To solve this issue in Outlook, please follow these steps:

Open Outlook as usual and right-click on your email account and select “IMAP Folders…”

1. Click on the “Subscribed” tab and click the “Query” button.

2. Select all items in the list as follow:
3. Select the first item in the list and scroll down.
4. Hold shift and click the last item in the list.
5. Click the “Unsubscribe” button on the right.
You may get prompted about folders that cannot be unsubscribed, click “OK” here.

6. Next, select the “ALL” tab as we are now going to sync folders we wish or need to sync.

7. Select “Drafts” and click subscribe.
8. Select “Inbox” and click subscribe.
9. Select “Spam” and click subscribe.
10. Select “Sent” and click subscribe.
11. Select “Templates” and click subscribe.
12. Select “Trash” and click subscribe.

Do this for any other folders you wish to sync with the server.

The steps above should resolve the issue of Outlook hanging on “Fix Outlook hangs on synchronizing subscribed folders.”

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What is U.2 Storage Technology?

What is U.2 Storage Technology?

What is U.2?

Formerly known as SFF-8639, is an interface standard defined by SSD Form Factor Work Group.

It was developed for the enterprise market and designed to be used with new PCI Express drives along with SAS and SATA drives. It uses up to four PCI Express lanes and two SATA lanes.

U.2 connector supports NVMe standard protocol and PCI-E 3.0×4 bus, which makes the U.2 SSD have a theoretical bandwidth up to 32Gbps and have advantages of high speed, low latency, and low power consumption.

Currently, HGST Ultrastar SN100, OCZ Z-Drive 6000 and other enterprise-class SSDs have a common feature, that is, they provide two form specifications. One is the traditional PCI-E expansion card model, and the other is the 2.5 inch U.2 interface disk style.

In November 2015, Intel introduced the 750 series SSD which is available in both PCI Express and U.2 variants.

However, the U.2 SSD that can be bought by ordinary consumers includes the Intel 750 series, which includes three capacity specifications: 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1.2 TB.

The sequential reading and writing speed of the Intel 750 U.2 SSD of 1.2TB capacity can be up to 2400 MB/s and 1200 MB/s, respectively. As for its random reading and writing speed, this SSD can reach 440000 IOPS and 290,000 IOPS, respectively. In a word, the performance is very strong. If you want to know the explanation to terminologies about disk performance, please read the recommended article.

In addition, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock, and other vendors have announced support for U.2, and demonstrated the new U.2 data line and U.2-M.2 converter. At present, the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard has been equipped with a U.2 interface.

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The U.2 connector is mechanically identical to the SATA Express device plug, but provides four PCI Express lanes through a different usage of available pins.[3][4]

U.2 devices may be connected to an M.2 port using an adapter.

U.2 compared with M.2

  • U.2 allows hot-swap, whereas M.2 does not.
  • U.2 can use 3.3 V or 12 V for power, while M.2 only supports 3.3 V.
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What is RAID?

What is RAID?

What is RAID?
RAID commonly stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. In a RAID two or more separate drives are put together to act like one. The benefits of this are to keep your data safe, to access your data faster, or some combination of the two. A RAID distributes data across volumes (or drives) in several different ways, depending on the level of RAID you choose.

A Short Overview of Spinning Disk and Solid State Drives
Spinning disk, mechanical hard drives, or Hard Disk Disks (HDDs) are typically chosen in situations where needs such as speed and performance fall second to cost. Due to physical limitations and the mechanical nature of many high speed moving parts contained in them, HDDs also have a relatively high failure rate compared to SSDs. RAID is meant to help alleviate both of these issues, depending on the RAID type you use. Typically, a mechanical hard drive has a 2.5% chance of failure each year of its operation. This has been proven by multiple reports and no specific manufacturer or model has a dramatic variation from that 2.5% rate. In short, if you value your data, you are going to need to implement some methodology to help protect it from drive failure.

SSDs are typically chosen in situations where speed and performance take a priority to cost considerations. As they have no moving parts, their ability to both write and read data on them is significantly faster than on a HDD (at least 8-10x faster.) And their failure rate is roughly .5% during each year of is operation, which significantly reduces the risk compared to a spinning HDD.

Because of the dramatic difference between the technologies of HDDs and SSDs, it’s important to state that some RAID implementations that are great for HDDs are not for SSDs, and vice versa.

What are the Different RAID Levels?
There are multiple levels of RAID and each has its own pros and cons regarding the balance of speed and security. RAID levels are denoted by different numerical values (RAID 0, RAID 1, etc.) but these are only for identification and do not signify number of disks, performance or any other metric.
RAID level chart

Volume (logical) vs. Disk/Drive (physical)
When discussing data storage, it is important to understand the difference between logical and physical.
When someone says,
“I have a 160GB hard drive in my computer.” They are referring to the physical disk/drive.

When that same person says,
“There are two drives that show up on my computer.” They are referring to the logical disk/drive, which is referred to as a volume.

When a physical drive is split logically into different volumes, this is called partitioning.

When discussing RAID technology, it is important to be aware of the differences between the logical and physical storage references.

Firmware
Firmware is essentially a small piece of software that resides on a piece of hardware to provide core functionality to the device as well as interface it with software and other pieces of hardware.
Firmware provides a basic set of operating instructions for the hardware device such as a hard drive.

It helps to think of firmware as a very basic OS (operating system) for a specific piece of hardware.

Drivers
Drivers, like firmware, provide a link from hardware to software.
Drivers reside on the host OS (Mac OS X, Windows XP, etc.) and give functionality to the hardware present.

For example, your digital camera may require special drivers to be installed on the OS in order for it to transfer photos.

It helps to think of firmware as a very basic OS (operating system) for a specific piece of hardware.

When Should I Use RAID?
RAID is extremely useful if uptime and availability are important to you or your business. Backups will help insure you from a catastrophic data loss. But, restoring large amounts of data, like when you experience a drive failure, can take many hours to perform. Those backups could be hours or days old, costing you all the data stored or changed since the last backup. RAID allows you to weather the failure of one or more drives without data loss and, in many cases, without any downtime.

RAID is also useful if you are having disk IO issues, where applications are waiting on the disk to perform tasks. Going with RAID will provide you additional throughput by allowing you to read and write data from multiple drives instead of a single drive. Additionally, if you go with hardware RAID, the hardware RAID card will include additional memory to be used as cache, reducing the strain put on the physical hardware and increase overall performance.

Note: We generally do not advise using a hardware RAID card for SSD volumes, as the additional cache isn’t necessary because of the speed of the SSDs themselves.

What Type of RAID Should I Use?
No RAID – Good if you are able to endure several hours of downtime and/or data loss due while you restore your site from backups.
RAID 0 – Good if data is unimportant and can be lost, but performance is critical (such as with cache).
RAID 1 – Good if you are looking to inexpensively gain additional data redundancy and/or read speeds. (This is a good base level for those looking to achieve high uptime and increase the performance of backups.)
RAID 5/6 – Good if you you have Web servers, high read environments, or extremely large storage arrays as a single object. This will perform worse than RAID 1 on writes. If your environment is write-heavy, or you don’t need more space than is allowed on a disk with RAID 1, RAID 1 is likely a more effective option.
RAID 10 – A good all-around solution that provides additional read and write speed as well as additional redundancy.

Software RAID vs Hardware RAID?

Software RAID
Software RAID is not always an included option in all of dedicated servers. This means there is NO cost for software RAID 1, and is highly recommended if you’re using local storage on a system. It is highly recommended that drives in a RAID array be of the same type and size.

Software-based RAID will leverage some of the system’s computing power to manage the RAID configuration. If you’re looking to maximize performance of a system, such with a RAID 5 or 6 configuration, it’s best to use a hardware-based RAID card when you’re using standard HDDs.

Hardware RAID
Hardware-based RAID requires a dedicated controller installed in the server. Steadfast engineers will be happy to provide you with recommendations regarding which hardware RAID care is best for you that is based on what RAID configuration you want to have. A hardware based RAID card does all the management of the RAID array(s), providing logical disks to the system with no overheard on the part of the system itself. Additionally, hardware RAID can provide many different types of RAID configurations simultaneously to the system. This includes providing a RAID 1 array for the boot and application drive and a RAID-5 array for the large storage array.

What Does RAID Not Do?

RAID does not equate to 100% uptime. Nothing can. RAID is another tool on in the toolbox meant to help minimize downtime and availability issues. There is still a risk of a RAID card failure, though that is significantly lower than a mechanical HDD drive failure.
RAID does not replace backups. Nothing can replace a well planned and frequently tested backup implementation!
RAID will not protect you against data corruption, human error, or security issues. While it can protect you against a drive failure, there are innumerable reasons for keeping backups. So do not take RAID as a replacement for backups. If you don’t have backups in place, you’re not ready to consider RAID as an option.
RAID does not necessarily allow you to dynamically increase the size of the array. If you need more disk space, you cannot simply add another drive to the array. You are likely going to have to start from scratch, rebuilding/reformatting the array. Luckily, Steadfast engineers are here to help you architect and execute whatever systems you need to keep your business running.
RAID isn’t always the best option for virtualization and high-availability failover. In those circumstances, you will want to look at SAN solutions, which Steadfast also provides.

Source: Steadfast , macsales , Wikipedia

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What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN? How can you find the right VPN for your phone, and how much is it gonna cost you, if anything at all?

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across a VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network. Encryption is a common, although not an inherent, part of a VPN connection.

VPN overview
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VPN technology was developed to provide access to corporate applications and resources to remote or mobile users, and to branch offices. For security, the private network connection may be established using an encrypted layered tunneling protocol, and users may be required to pass various authentication methods to gain access to the VPN. In other applications, Internet users may secure their connections with a VPN to circumvent geo-blocking and censorship or to connect to proxy servers to protect personal identity and location to stay anonymous on the Internet. Some websites, however, block access to known IP addresses used by VPNs to prevent the circumvention of their geo-restrictions, and many VPN providers have been developing strategies to get around these blockades.
A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated circuits or with tunneling protocols over existing networks.[2] A VPN available from the public Internet can provide some of the benefits of a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the resources available within the private network can be accessed remotely.
How does a VPN work?
How does a VPN work?
A virtual private network refers to a secure connection through which users can transmit and receive data over a public network. Connecting to the internet with your smartphone, tablet, or PC without a VPN exposes you to specific privacy and security risks. But VPNs offer online security and privacy.

Establishing a connection through a VPN first encrypts the packets of data to be sent even before the public network sees it. The encrypted data is transmitted to a VPN server, which in turn, forwards the data to the destination. The VPN server offers anonymity because it hides your IP address, with the transmission carrying its address instead. You can surf the internet from one country while your VPN indicates another location.

What Can a VPN Do and What Advantages Does It Provide?

In today’s technologically advanced world, network security is of primary importance. A VPN can secure your online activities from infiltrators and spies. It can even do much more. Here are some benefits of the VPN:

 Security Enhancement

The primary purpose of the VPN is to be able to establish a secure connection free of hackers and spies. It keeps your private information, such as passwords, IP address, and even your financial information from intruders.

Anonymity

With the VPN, you can surf the internet freely while protecting your identity from exposure. Anonymity is vital even as you surf through websites and web apps. There are certain online activities (not fraudulent ones) we usually don’t want to be traced back to us.

Remote Control and Access

You can use a VPN for a secure remote connection. It’s ideal for businesses because remote access enables their employees to work remotely.

IP Change

You can keep your IP hidden as you surf the internet. This also allows you to connect to certain websites where IP addresses from some locations are blocked.

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