Thursday, February 05, 2015

Problem: iPhone Photos & Camera Storage shows lots of space used


Problem: iPhone > Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Photos & Camera  > Storage shows lots of space used even though you have deleted all your old photos and videos.

Reason: iPhone keeps all the old media in a "DCIM" folder. Every photo or video I though I deleted from the iPhone in the past was still there.

Tried: Upgrading iPhone / iTunes. Tried restarting iPhone / iTunes. Tried unSyncing all iPhoto collections from iPhone… none of that worked.

Solution: delete old media files using iExplorer from macroplant.com

Here are the steps:
http://iexplorer-support.macroplant.com/customer/portal/articles/1325738-how-to-delete-all-photos-from-an-iphone-or-ipad



Note only after you mount the media folder and go to the DCIM folder can you delete the old files... I think Apple don't want to show those old files so you use storage then end up buying more cloud storage... sneeky but that all goes to help them get $18 billion profit in 2015, the largest in its history.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Adobe your flash install experience is crap

Adobe your flash install experience has been crap for the last 2 versions.
The mac installer doesn't work and we need the updates to avoid the zero day malware exploits that are happening now.

So for the benefit of others like me who couldn't update their flash player, here's a better way to do it.

On a Windows PC, go to this page:  
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
Then select your OS and version and download a standalone installer.
Then run that installer with browser off and no web connection needed...

Adobe, you should not stop supporting Flash Player, currently used on 1.3 billion computers! HTML5 isn't as wonderful as we were all lead to believe.