Error 53 – You’re In Trouble!

When you do a search for error 53 iphone on Google, you quickly notice this is a problem that a lot of users are having. On one Danish website, it seems that it might be connected with a self-authentication routine run by iPhones when you start up your phone. If you have had someone else change you Home-button or screen, there could be a high risk you are going to be affected by error 53.

It’s a real pain in the backside. Quite naturally, you expect your units to have a certain lifespan before they start disintegrating, and the Home-button is apparently one of those things that has long plagued Apple users…

You might even be tempted to say some words that are less than kind about this, but that won’t solve the problem. However, you should consider whether the price tag of iPhones is actually worth the money. There are so many good phones out there that might give you just as effective battery lives, usability etc, so you might not buy an iPhone next time you’re going to shop for a smartphone.

I won’t make any specific suggestions, but for me, I have been very happy with my LG smartphone with a 5″ screen. It is run by Android, which in itself can also be a challenge, especially given that I have a model number that LG won’t support on their own website, but I get by. I got the phone for a very good price at a local supermarket in a nearby city, and it performs what it should do at this time. As long as I haven’t used up my two year warranty, I let it survive anyway.

Paying hundreds of dollars to move over to Apple iPhones won’t happen anyway, but I must admit I am considering Samsung at some future date. But there is no hurry. I am sure you know the feeling. :-)

This Blog Is Back

As some of you may have noticed, this blog was down for quite a while. Whether it was a database error or a software issue, I can’t say. My domain seems to be the only place where this happened. I have searched for a solution for quite a while, and hoped I could have solved it much earlier.

But the good news is: this blog is now back.

We will be looking at Apple TV in the new version, and many other things during 2016.

Previously I Had an iPad – Now I Choose Medion Lifetab

First of all, the Price of a Medion Lifetab is only about a third of an iPad. The screen is bigger, and the weight is about the same. What would you have chosen? Would you go for the 9.7″ screen, or would 10.1″ fit better?

I must admit it. A lot of products have not been anyway nearly as innovative as when Steve Jobs was alive. He was a very special man WHO never compromised the idea of excellence in new releases. When you switch between smartphones, you can easily find things where the iPhone doesn’t quite fit what you could expect from a phone that is oftentimes four to five times more expensive than other phones.

I made a choice a couple of months back. My Kazam was suffering from a rather bad screen due to the screen not being hard and strong enough. Besides, LG ran a sale through the supermarket Aldi, and I could get a LG L80 smartphone for a Fifth of the Price of an iPhone – with a bigger screen also…

As you have guessed, size matters. You need a decent phone, and although I admit the iPhone 6 is nice, it simply just isn’t worth the price. I am watching very closely to find something innovative. It’s no secret that I love Apple products, but they must be the best if my wallet is to be opened.

What are your thoughts?

Some Like iPhone – I Love Kazam Trooper X3.5

Kazam Trooper X3.5

This is the Kazam Trooper X3.5 smartphone – available for 1/8 of the price of an iPhone

I have an iPhone as my business mobile, but I have made a purchase that I thoroughly enjoy – a Kazam Trooper X3.5. In Denmark such a Kazam smartphone costs about 1/8 of an iPhone.

As regular readers know, I DO value all the positive aspects of Apple products. However, I have also, long ago, realized that you need different horses for different courses.

I hate to brag, but I am willing to go very far to get exactly the product I need, and iPhones have one annoyance in common with Nokia Lumia smartphones: their Danish dictionaries are NOT up to par!

I won’t spend just under 800$ for a smartphone if I can get one for $100 that does the job – and at least allows me to write my text messages without annoying suggestions that are in no way relevant for my line of work or any of my hobbies. Remember, all areas have their own special words, so the challenge is big indeed…

If the iPhone has also annoyed you, it might be time to try a Kazam Trooper X3.5 for you too. Enjoy. :-)

Perfection Comes With a Price

It is quite fun to discuss prices, because one of the biggest assumptions against Apple products is the price level… Perfection comes with a price, and you can’t get a Rolls Royce at the price of a Nissan.

Nothing wrong with a Nissan car. Please don’t misunderstand. :-)

There is a difference in the concept lying behind Apple products. Apple has never claimed to be an open system. In fact the so-called jailbreaking of iPhones has been strongly discouraged, and comes with a penalty of losing your warranty. Some people are disgruntled with that.

But why did they even consider buying an iPhone if they were interested in getting an open system? They could have chosen any bamboo brand and quite simply installed Linux in any distribution if openness was their real issue.

Which brings me to the point of this article. Many assumptions have nothing to do with what Apple is trying to convey. Thousands of people f*ck up their pc every week, and therefore they end up relying on others to fix what they caused to break…

Competence is required when you want to use an open system. Good luck is needed when you want to use previous versions of Windows. But with an Apple Macbook or an iMac you’re quite simply surfing on a wave where everything works. That causes some jealousy, and quite often the real issue behind people’s skepticism against Apple is just that: jealousy… :-)

Apple 5c and 5s – What’s Going On?

The recent release of iPhone 5c and 5s is surprising to say it mildly. I have read Isaacson’s biography on the late founder, Steve Jobs, and I must say I didn’t see this one coming. iPhone 5c may attract a market that couldn’t previously choose to buy an iPhone. But was this step the right step? Time will tell.

When you have something as exclusive as the Apple brand, you want to attract a certain type of customer. Previously, you would attract people who COULD pay what quality cost, and now that seems to change. We all know that the biggest complainers are those who pay the least for a product. Their expectations all too often supersede their willingness to open their wallets.

I am not quite sure what Steve would have done, but I am quite sure he would have been very mad. Plastic didn’t quite seem to be his biggest preference. He was known for trashing an entire series if even just ONE detail didn’t live up to HIS expectations of an Apple computer, so it would seem rather strange that such a principle would be introduced after his all too early demise.

It seems stocks have dropped after the release, so I don’t expect I am the only one bewildered by this… :-)

What are your thoughts on this?

New Apple Headquarters

I really loved this video showing Steve Jobs presenting the plans for a new headquarters campus in Cupertino. I am sure all readers will also like watching this, so I wanted to share this today.

I am going to look more into this, and will share as I find more information. I think this confirms what Apple users already know. It’s a product based on environmentally sound principles, and this City Hall meeting confirms that very positive aspect of Apple.

You can watch their own presentation here also:

Expensive to Replace Screen on iPhone 5

A recent article in Danish media reported that it is far MORE expensive to change the glass screen on iPhone 5 compared with iPhone 4. It was new to quite a few people here in this country that the price for replacing those screens had tripled now that the new iPhone came on the scene.

I fully understand the disillusionment. But let’s face it. Why don’t people take good care of their smartphones? You’re not supposed to throw around your smartphone, and quite naturally covers ARE necessary when you acquire such an expensive cellphone.

Prices will probably drop in the future, but my best advice is to get a cover if you haven’t already gotten this for your brand new iPhone 5.

In Memory of Steve Jobs

As any Apple fan will admit, Steve Jobs WAS Apple. Steve dedicated his life to creating the very best, and when I stumbled upon this YouTube video with ten quotes from the late founder of Apple, I knew I had to share this with all of you. Hope you will enjoy these quotes:

Have a nice weekend everyone. :-)

Welcome to Yet Another Year

2013 has arrived. All speculations about Mayan calendars ending on December 21st 2012 have ended. I am among the most curious as to how Apple sales went this past Christmas-season, because there have been very different signals coming from Apple headquarters since the demise of founder Steve Jobs.

2013 will be a very special year, signalling either status quo or ongoing development of the MacOS operating system. In many ways I truly hope the Jobs legacy will be administered wisely by the people who succeeded him. It is a huge legacy of good quality products, masterful design and most importantly user-friendly interaction with the user. These qualities all lie at the core of what Apple is all about.

Looking forward to presenting what happens in the year ahead. Happy New Year everyone.