iPhone Sync Think Backup

It doesn't seem that long ago that the only way to sync and backup my iDevice was to iTunes. However nowadays a new user may not even be aware of iTunes backup or even have access to a computer for that matter. Instead you are encouraged to signup for iCloud and backup to iCloud. If you just got your first iDevice or are not a heavy user this works wonderfully. But for some of us, there are still some things to consider about backing up our iDevices.

Walmart Family Mobile

Was messing around with some old iPhone 4s and Walmart Family Mobile since my parents wanted the phones and wanted the cheapest phone bill they could get. I found various how-tos on the web and tried to combine what I found into one set of sensible instructions. Hopefully in the future things won't be like this.

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Upgrading to Lion

I've seen a few articles about upgrading to Lion but most leave out the most important steps. Two steps that you should really do before any software update. In fact even when or if you need to update to the latest Snow Leopard (10.6.8) you should do these first.

How many rings does it take?

How many rings does it take to get to the juicy voicemail prompt on my iPhone?

Finally found out how to set the delay before calls go to voicemail. AT&T Customer Service had no idea when I called a few weeks back but a random guy with the handle dmapr - a Cell guru - on their web based support forum knew the answer.

Go to the dial pad on your iPhone.

  • On your phone, dial *#61# and click Call.
  • Some text information should be displayed:
  • The bit that you are interested in is Voice Call Forwarding When Unanswered Forwards To:

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Thought I forgot about Lex?

Saw my previous post? Hey Yacc is only half the battle. So why don't I give it all away and post the lexical analyzer too? OK I will. But I hope you appreciate how difficult it was to post this code since many of the characters in here have meaning to html as well.

Hopefully no errors have crept in with all of the escaped character codes I had to add to please html.

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