Daily Archives: December 2, 2012

LG Nexus 4 Unboxing

The next Nexus, the LG Nexus 4 by Google, is finally here. It’s packing some impressive specs, with a 4.7 inch IPS+ display, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera, and of course the latest version of Android 4.2. Take a look at what the phone looks like straight out of the box and what other goodies are included in the unboxing below:

What’s inside the box?

  • LG Nexus 4
  • USB wall adapter
  • Micro USB to USB cable
  • SIM card door key
  • Quick start guide
  • Terms and conditions


Nokia Lumia 920 Knife And Hammer Test

We recently put the Nokia Lumia 920 through a drop test, and it fared much better than we thought it would. In fact, it did significantly better than both the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5. So, as we do with all the phones that survive our drop tests, we took it to the next level by scratching it with keys and a knife, slamming it with a mallet and using it as a hammer. See how the Lumia 920 does below:

As you can see, the Lumia 920 survived this vicious test almost without a scratch (except for the knife scratches on its side). Again, the Lumia 920 has surprised us with its outstanding durability. The tough Gorilla Glass and polycarbonate material really hold their own. But eventually the phone will crack, and we’re planning to see just how much torture it could take before it does, so stay tuned!


How To Enable Guided Access On iOS

Out of all the new features that came with iOS 6, I think my favorite one is Guided Access. What is Guided Access, you ask? Well, its the ability to lock your iPhone or iPad into a specific app. For example, say one of your children want to use your iPhone, but you don’t want them getting into your Facebook or Twitter. With Guided Access, you won’t have to worry about that because they won’t be able to leave the app you lock the phone into without your password. Okay, so how do you enable it?

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Go to the General tab.
  3. Scroll down to Accessibility and tap on it.
  4. Scroll to Guided Access and tap on it.
  5. Flip the switch to the “On” position.
  6. Recommended but optional: set a pass code.

Now that you have enabled Guided Access from the settings, go to the app you want your iPhone or iPad to “lock” on, and do the following:

  1. Press the Home Button three times quickly. This should show you the Guided Access screen.
  2. Press Start in the upper right hand corner to begin.
  3. To exit Guided Access, triple click the Home Button again, enter your password if applicable, and press End in the upper left hand corner.