Nokia Lumia 920 Update to 8.1 Cyan (scrolling fix)

If you had updated from Black version to Cyan (8.1), you might notice a scrolling issue especially in the middle of the screen. You may observe a line across the screen (as if the pixels are getting stuck). I haven’t dug deeper into the issue, however there is an easy fix to this problem. If you do a phone reset from your “about” menu. Keep in mind that you will loose all information on your phone. BACKUP prior processing the phone reset.  When the reset is complete, download and restore all your applications, photos, etc. You will notice that the problem is gone. I’m curious what causes it though, I wish I looked into it deeper.

Deregister – Unregister – Turn Off iMessage

You must have seen different tips and tricks on how to turn-off iMessage. Believe me I have tried them all and none seem to work. Those who still had iPhones/iDevices who tried to contact me via iMessage had their messages either go through or bounce back. The system rarely diverted them to me via SMS. Therefore, I lost a lot of incoming and probably some friends along the way:)

Needless to say after many complaints Apple actually released a tool that works.

1. Go here:

2. Type in your phone number

3. Receive a 6 digit text message and type that into the browser


Enjoy cutting the final strings from Apple 😉

PRO TIP: The link only works via browser. If you try with your handheld, it will load, but it will not send you a text message after you type in your phone number. Go figure. Use a fully functional laptop.

MacBook Pro: Bootcamp Windows 7 Ultimate – Mouse – Keyboard lock-up

I’ve been running Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate on my MacBook Pro Late 2013 for at least 4 months. I’ve installed many applications on it, and had absolutely no issues. One day I went to boot it up and my mouse/keyboard would not function. I was stuck on the login/password (Windows 7 screen). I thought it was a fluke, I rebooted and same exact issue. I tried safe mode, and encountered same problem. I then attached a usb keyboard and mouse….still nothing. I was baffled. Nothing worked. I tried booting with PE, custom O/S’s that I have compiled, and still same issue. It didn’t make sense.

After messing around with it (on and off) for a few hours. I found a temporary solution. When you are about to boot into Windows 7 click F8. This will give you an advance boot up menu. And select the very last option “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement”.

My mouse and keyboard functioned once again. Here’s the fun Windows part, I can’t permanently disable Driver Signature Enforcement. By default it will not let you override it (at least I haven’t figured out a way to do so). OK, whats next? Well sign the drivers that need signing. However, I’m unsure what drivers are causing this as I haven’t installed any new unassigned drivers. I installed the latest version of bootcamp to see if that would fix it, however I’m back to F8.

Who is to blame? Microsoft? Apple? Or both….I’m going with both this time around.

Hope this helps someone who is stuck on a frozen Windows 7 username/password screen.