iPad photo and videos missing fix

I use an iPad Pro and recently used airdrop to send 40 videos to my iPad from my iPhone.

Once the airdrop was complete I checked the photos app and there were no videos in it

I checked the storage usage in the settings and it showed there were videos in the photos app.

So I tried all kinds of tips mentioned online.

The one that worked for me was to reset all the settings in the settings app. Not content reset

The iPad restarted and I had to give the wifi and iCloud passwords and after restarting the photo app correctly showed all the videos. 

I think it’s some kind bug in photos app, when you send a lot of photos or videos through a computer or airdrop, hopefully they will fix it soon. 

Airtel 4G sim swap fixed

You can switch from 3G to 4G sim on Airtel
You need to get a special 4G sim then

Send SMS to

121 SIM (you new sim number here)

which is a 20 digit number

If it’s successful you will get a SMS like this

Dear Customer, we have received your request for SIM change on airtel mobile. Please do not proceed if you DON’T HAVE A NEW AIRTEL SIM with you. For your account security and to avoid any banking or financial fraud, SMS services will not work on your mobile for next 24 hrs. To confirm for SIM change, reply with 1.

Now reply with 1

You will get a SMS like this now just put the new sim in and wait for it to get activated

Thank you! New SIM will be activated shortly for your Airtel Mobile. Your old SIM will work till the new SIM gets activated. For security reasons, SMS service will remain blocked for next 24hrs.

Sometimes you might get an error like this

Wrong HLR GOLD SIM, Please try again with Correct HLR sim number.

This is because you either did an MNP mobile number portability to Airtel or in my case changed automatically to Airtel because Aircel stopped service in my area.

In this case to switch to Airtel 4G you need another sim. Check on the sim pack see it says H 1 or H 2 sim.

If it’s H 1 get the H 2 sim and follow the above mentioned procedure and it should work

Now enjoy Airtel 4G speeds and new sim on the same number

What’s available on Hotstar premium

You get quite lots of interesting shows for ₹199 a month. Here are few of my suggestions 

Modern Family – Its a comedy with some interesting characters and their family relationships.

All 8 seasons, 190 episodes

Veep – Comedy about American Vice Presidents office. Some of it feels like documentary now.

All 5 seasons, 48 episodes 

Better off Ted – Comedy about a mega corporation and its employees. Some of it feels painfully real to smile at

All 2 seasons, 26 episodes 

Futurama – A cartoon about a pizza guy called fry in year 3000. Interesting and funny look at our future

All 10 seasons, 140 episodes 

Arrested Development – Comedy about a dysfunctional family 

All 4 seasons, 68 episodes 

Malcom in the Middle – Comedy about Malcom and his family 

All 7 seasons, 151 episodes 

My name is Earl – Comedy about Earl and his brother 

All 4 seasons, 96 episodes 

The Grinder – Comedy about a Tv lawyer who thinks he is a real lawyer 

All 1 season, 22 episodes 

Silicon Valley – Comedy about Silicon Valley and its startups 

All 3 seasons, 28 episodes 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver– Weekly comedy news or should I say real news

Only season 4 has 3 episodes more updated as they are aired

 Band of Brothers – Miniseries about Easy Company in World War II

1 season, 10 episodes

Homeland – About a CIA officer 

6 seasons, 67 episodes 

Westworld – Show about western futuristic amusement park dealing with AI and sins

1 season, 10 episodes 

As you can see there is quite a lot of content.
And some good movies too

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Thank You For Smoking, Dredd, The Jungle Book, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 27 Dresses, The Good Dinosaur, The Fault In Our Stars, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Avatar, Dawn of the Planet of Apes, Martian, Office Space, Ruby Sparks

There are many more interesting movies. I haven’t even mentioned sports. You can see highlights and live games from start sports channels.
Not bad for a months subscription at least, so go here http://www.hotstar.com

Global Entity for Human Race advancement


Why don’t we have a global entity that is doing research not for profit but for the advancement of human beings.

Sadly so many advances in the market are driven by economic’s rather than real advancement.

We could make cures for many of the diseases, but sadly there are no economic incentives to do it.

Pharmaceutical companies have more incentive to treat cancer than cure it. So they will never advance to curing cancer or any of the major diseases.

So we need a global entity that can do research for the advancement of human race as a species and not worry about profits and economic feasibility.

For example if Elon Musk was given a few billion dollars, he could make the colonisation of Mars reality. But sadly he first has to build a profitable company before he can achieve this.

Once they find a break through they could license the technology to couple of companies to bring it to market at a reasonable price.

This could be funded through a patreon like a campaign. Where each month you could donate $1 for this cause. Even if 10% of the population funded it, we could generate 1 billion per year.

If we get more funding we could create contests where first person or company, to come up with an invention that is required could get a huge prize money.

Those who fund could even vote on the projects that needed to be worked on.

So is anyone up for it.

iPhone 6S is too costly

I own a iPhone 6. But i would never buy iPhone 6S at ₹62000.

The iPhone 6S is ₹10000 more than last years model, this is only in India by the way.

When they are reducing the price of apps from ₹60 to ₹10 and Apple music subscription from ₹600 to ₹120 in India. How can they charge 10% more for the newer iPhone.

Its too pricy for me to justify the purchase.

So here are what i use my phone for.

Phone calls – less than 1 or 2 a day
Apps – Occasionally
Camera – I use this the most, i use it to record all my youtube video and edit them.

I could get a basic android phone for around ₹6000 and do phone calls and all the app stuff on it.

For camera and editing i could go for an iPod touch at 19000 Rs for 32 GB version. The only down side is it has no auto focus in video. iPad Mini is a good bet too, but little awkward to shoot videos.

I could buy an android phone with good camera instead of iPod touch. But i don’t know any app like iMovie for android that can edit HD videos. iMovie is also free on iOS.

This setup wouldn’t cost more than ₹25000.

This is how i will upgrade my iPhone next year.

How can you buy iPhone, don’t you know about suicides

I really like to know what you use.

Hope its not from one of these companies

Acer Inc
Apple Inc
BlackBerry Ltd
Motorola Mobility

Also hope you don’t own any of these BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

All of them were one time Foxconn Major customers.

How many other manufacturing companies working standards do you know about.

At least in this case you found about these practices and Apple is doing something to prevent it.

How many other companies are even talking about doing anything…

Google samsung manufacturing cancer.

The workers had to take samsung to court before they even apologised.

I am just saying that all the companies are guilty of doing it.

At least in my opinion Apple is doing something about it. Auditing, cutting contracts etc. If we start looking at stuff like this, we should stop using oil, clothes etc.

Don’t even google how many issues oil has.

So i am trying to pick the lesser of the evil out there. I am willing to pay 20-30% more for my iPhone if all the workers were well treated and well payed.

But sadly that is not how this modern economy works. Thats the sad truth we all have to live with no matter which company we use.

Why is apple taking all the profits in mobile

They most efficient Manufacturing, R&D and Marketing Company.

Manufacturing – They have almost perfected it, no technical flaws, products release on time not just a few, millions of them. Once they figure out the manufacturing they stick to that design for two years. Making more money of it. They get better manufacturing price, by lending loans to buy machines etc.

R&D – The are a lean machine, for how big the company is their R&D budget is tiny. They are willing to wait to get the product right, even if they have to delay the product. Look at iPad, Apple TV etc.

Marketing – They don’t spend anywhere near the amount samsung and other spend on advertising. But where they spend they are very effective.

The are launching so many products and all of them are going without a hitch. Just an example, samsung edge was having issues with manufacturing. Apple has a new display and 3D touch with new electronics in display in the new ones but they are still breaking shipping records (all deliveries will be one time). They also have apple tv and iPad pro. both expected to sell few millions launching in few weeks. They have their manufacturing oiled up pretty well

All these add to make the margins bigger.

Here’s the best way to guess correctly

But I remember times when I made a correct choice, then changed my mind and was wrong.
This happens for two reasons: First, humans naturally have something called an endowment bias, where we feel strongly attached to things we already have (our first instinct, in this case).

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But this isn’t necessarily true.

We don’t want to give it up, and we feel especially bad when we give it up and it turns out later to be correct. We remember these instances vividly and thus they seem to be very common, even though all research shows that they are less common.

Source: More here Here’s the best way to guess correctly

Its interesting to see how brain is so selective about memories. Even knowing these facts will not help in fixing it.

3D Touch from Apple is for advance users

I think 3D Touch is for advance users. I am surprised apple didn’t market it that way. Listen to my theory first.

If you are a normal iPhone user you just use your iPhone like before, nothing changes. But if you are a advance user who is willing to put in more effort to learn you could do things much quicker.


Open the camera app and click on the front facing camera icon to switch the camera. Then take a selfie. This is how most users use it.

Or 3D touch the camera app to get a menu to go to selfie camera directly.

This is a clever way to add more complexity to iPhone, but still keeping it simple for regular users.

How Apple Built 3D Touch

Ive would rather be sentenced to life with a flip phone than subject his designs to focus groups, so when the company makes a change like 3D Touch, its business plan, basically, is to trust that he and his team are right.

Source: How Apple Built 3D Touch

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