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Sprint iPhone 5 users experiencing 3G data problems – no solution available yet

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If you are a Sprint iPhone 5 user and you are experiencing data connection problems (slow data, no connection to 3G, difficulty connecting to WiFi, etc.) your are not alone.

By not alone we mean that EVERY iphone 5 user on Sprint and possibly other networks is having the same problems.

Over the past few weeks both Sprint and Apple have acknowledged the problems in message boards on their respective websites. However, they have not made any official announcement to the media about the problem. Rather than post dozens of links to these message boards, we invite the reader to simply do a Google search for “iPhone 5 Sprint data problems” or “Sprint iPhone 5 connection problems.”

The problem affects texting as well as all forms of data usage.¬†We have read most of the messages on the boards and here’s what we found.

1. Resetting the network settings via the fancy code that Sprint gives you for tower updates will not work.

2. Resetting the network setting on the iPhone itself often works temporarily. Heavy data users will have to do this 5-10 times per day.

3. Sprint and Apple are both aware of the problem and they claim that they are working

on a fix.

4. Apple blames Sprint and Sprint blames Apple.

5. Both seem to agree that the problem has something to do with LTE even though the problem is worse in areas without LTE. However, they aren’t sure about this because LTE is so spotty in the few areas that do have it.

6. Our interpretation of things is that Apple really wants to resolve this problem but they are waiting on Sprint to provide something (maybe testing results, maybe confidential radio information) and Sprint is dragging its feet.

7. Sprint seems pretty sure that the problem will go away when they do some sort of planned LTE update in or around 2013.

8. Nobody in a Sprint store has access to any information that gives them the ability to predict a timeline for a fix.


12 2012

Castellini on Computers 015 – Charlie Sheen and iPad 2 Announcement


In this episode we discuss…

Charlie Sheen (just for the Google hits)

What’s easier than

How long can we go without talking about the iPad 2

Who will still be using Twitter in 2 years

Charlie Sheen deserves another mention

Twitter vs. Facebook – or does it matter?

How often should you clean out your Facebook friends?

WordPress 3.1 vs. Drupal

Answers to listener email


How much trouble should you go to just to save a few clicks

iPad 30 minutes into the show – everything you want to know about what we think of the iPad

Spyware and much more

Intro Music for this episode:

“Charlie” by Jesus du Dos from the Album Jesus du Dos

Castellini on Computers Episode 005 – Digital Sins and Foreign Emails


In Episode 005 of the Castellini on Computers podcast you will here us…

Castellini on Computers – Episode 002 – 1-800-I-KNOW-MY-MAC


It’s our second official podcast episode of Castellini on Computers.

In this episode we discuss online auction scams, iPhone AV cables, hot wives of MLM companies, less-than-instant search, user friendly Mint Linux, Finder vs. Explorer, Picasa vs. iPhoto and much much more.

We also answer listener emails and throw in a bunch of filler.

Visit for show notes and more great computer tips and information.

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Google Earth Segway team up to help you see the world at 7mph


The Google Earth team announced today that a Segway plug-in will be available soon for Google Earth.

Once installed, Google Earth Users will be able to see the world via Segway. There will be two versions of the plug-in. The standard version allows users to see the world in street view at approximately 7mp. A second version of the plug-in will be available via a link on Segway’s website. The enhanced version will cost $19.99 and allow users to see the world in street view at approximately 12mph.

Polo Segway & Steve Wozniak

Segway polo simulator is expected on all major game consoles later this year

Creative Commons License photo credit: Franco Folini

The move is the latest in Segway’s expected series of announcements to bring Segway simulation to game consoles and mobile devices.

“The big comment we always hear about Segway is, I would love to try one of those someday,” one Segway dealer explains, “The Segway plug-in for Google Earth allows this to become a reality.”

Now that Google and Segway have confirmed the leaks about the Segway plug-in, the question is when does the iPhone app come out? Fuzzy pictures plastered all over the tech blogs earlier in the week suggest that the iPhone app will allow you to control the Segway via the internal gyros allowing you to control the Segway by leaning much as you would control a real Segway.

Click here for a link to Google Earth Segway Simulator simulator.


04 2010

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