Category Archives: Mobile telephony/computing

Configuring the Audi MMI WiFi hot-spot

If you want to use the Audi MMI WiFi hot-spot to route data over your phone’s 4G/LTE connection rather than the embedded (eSIM), there are a couple things you need to know. Firstly, the eSIM does not come with the … Continue reading

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Blocking PPI claims management company phone numbers

Like many people in the UK, I regularly get called on one of my mobile phones from a PPI or accident claims management company. This is incredibly annoying but the latest round of calls are using identifiable caller-id numbers – … Continue reading

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How to root a Samsung S5 Mini

I needed to root my Samsung S5 Mini so I could have a play with an app called “Intelli3G”, but as usual when searching the net I came across various forum posts that stretched to numerous pages without giving any … Continue reading

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Poor call quality/signal strength on 4G/LTE

I recently ditched my old BlackBerry Bold work phone in favour of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, the main reason being that loads of web sites do not display very well on the Bold, I was constantly getting SSL certificate … Continue reading

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Blackberry Bold 9900 and (lack of) RSAP support – here we go again!

UPDATE: SOLUTION FOUND – SEE COMMENTS SECTION Some time ago I wrote about my mobile phone dilemma as I needed a handset that supported RSAP (Remote SIM Access Profile) so that it would work flawlessly with my VW Passat bluetooth … Continue reading

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Another Nokia N8 “no signal” problem (required reboot)

Had that problem again last night, no signal, but my friend, also on Vodafone was fine. Tried changing profile to off line then back to General, but was greeted with the “unable to change profile to General” message. Sigh. Switch … Continue reading

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Nokia N8 double lock-up

I noticed the time was wrong on the clock screen-saver yesterday. I was able to unlock the phone using the mechanical slider, but couldn’t do anything with it, none of the menu options worked and the touch screen was non-responsive. … Continue reading

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