Help, my screen is stuck! Using the iOS7 control panel

Control Panel

Control Panel (Photo credit: tjdewey)

All of a sudden my screen wouldn’t rotate anymore – I could see the icon at the top but couldn’t figure out how to change it. I ignored it for a few days before googling for an answer.

Turns out the new control panel – which I had opened accidentally a few times and quickly exited – allows you to switch on and off screen rotation and heaps of other features!

This blog post over at 9to5Mac explains how to use control centre to quickly manage settings really well.

In short,  as well as managing your lock rotation, you have access to your music controls, screen brightness, flashlight and calculator and can use it to mange your clock/alarm, bluetooth, camera and airplay features.

By default you access the control panel by swiping up from the bottom of the screen but you can move it to open like any other app if you prefer.

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View iPhones from the original to iPhone 5, side by side.

iPhone Original/3G/4/5

iPhone Original/3G/4/5 (Photo credit: Yutaka Tsutano)

Ever wondered how much, visually, the iPhone has changed since the original version?  Here’s a pic that shows they haven’t actually changed all that much…

In fact, the 5 looks more like the original at a glance.

My first iPhone was a 3G, I got it shortly after my daughter was born and it was fantastic to be able to take photos of her when out and about.

Ah, memories.

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Where did Oysterfruit come from?

Vermeer Flapper 14

Vermeer Flapper 14 (Photo credit: Sweet Carolina Photography)

I reckon I spent an inexcusable length of time trying to come up with a name for my store – time that would have been much better spent on actually putting the store together 🙂

I spent hours and hours reading post after post on the best ways to think of a name. I even tried a few of those free business name generators to see what came out.

The thing is, the name had to be something I really, really liked myself, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to stick with it.

So in the end I made a list of must have’s for the name:

1. I had to really, really like it – and continue to like it.

2. The .com and domains had to be available.

3. No other similar business could be using it.

4. It had to be easy to remember.

5. It either had to reflect the core products (phone cases) or stay generic enough in case I wanted to expand the product range at some stage.

6.  It would be great if the facebook and twitter handles were available.

So I bored my family and friends stupid with my constant “what do you think of…?” for weeks on end. Until finally, I found it!

I have always been a big fan of the 1920’s and 1930’s – particularly the lingo. I started reading websites and blog posts that listed words and phases, picking out the ones I liked and putting them through the 6 point check. Turned out I wasn’t the only fan but luckily Oysterfruit passed the test.

Phew!  I’m taking my oyster fruit to the juice joint, I need a blanket – let’s blouse..

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Why buy a silicone phone case?

Silicone is an excellent material for phone covers, here’s our top 5 reasons why:

Pretty phone covers from Candies

The Candies range of silicone phone covers

1. Silicone has very high impact absorption properties.  Perfect for anyone who has a tendency to drop their phone. Plastic cases tend to crack or break on high impact.

2. The rubbery texture of silicone hugs your phone and helps secure it to whatever it’s resting on.  If you carry your phone around in your hand (or balanced on your laptop), it prevents your phone from accidentally slipping off or through your hand.

3.  Silicone is very flexible making changing your cover a breeze. If you like to change your phone cover/and or change your phone battery you need a cover that is easy to put on and take off.

4.  Silicone is waterproof, ideal for protecting your phone from accidental spillages.

5.  Silicone rubber is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -55 °C to +300 °C while still maintaining its useful properties. It will never become hot to touch or start melting.

Why choose a Candies phone cover?

There are plenty of silicone covers to choose from, but why cover an amazing phone in just any generic phone cover?

Not all silicone phone covers are created equal. Candies covers are crafted from high quality silicone with a luxurious matte look. Beautifully designed and available in a wide variety of gorgeous colours and styles; the only accessory you’ll need is your phone.  Why not have a look at our full range of phone covers at Oysterfruit?

Oysterfruit is an authorised reseller of the Candies range of products.


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