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Short answer: Your selfie stick is pretending to be a set of iPhone headphones and pressing the button on your stick is actually the same as pressing the volume up or down button which captures a photo. You can do the same with normal iPhone headphones, or by pressing the physical button on your iPhone. Detailed answer: Note: +(ve) and -(ve) refers to ...


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Here is the visual comparison of Apple TRRS plug and a standard TRS plug. On the top you can see a 4-pin headset connector. A headset connector needs to be using the same TRRS standard, or it will not function properly if at all. On the bottom you can see a 3-pin headphone connector. Any headphone connector will work fine. Standard 3.5mm jack stereo ...


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There seems to be a bug whereby if the headphones are plugged in when the MBP is put to sleep and are not present when it is rewakened, the headphones stop being recognized. The solution is to: Unplug the headphones Put the MBP back to sleep (close the lid; without an external display hooked up) Plug the headphones back in Wake the MBP by opening the lid. ...


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I found out it was volume setting problem, that could be changed in "Audio MIDI setup" Plug in the headphones (if there is problem with headphones - if problem exists when using internal speakers, don't plug headphones) Find in Spotlight "Audio MIDI setup" app: And open app : Make sure that channel 1 and 2 have THE SAME volume set up. Set every ...


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For ordinary earbuds like the Apple stock product I repeatedly fold the cable in half until I have just enough length to tie the bundle into a loose overhand knot. (Sounds like heresy, but I learned this technique for storing cables from a "big time" touring concert sound company.) Been practicing it with all sorts of cables for better than twenty years ...


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Any headphone with a 3.5mm jack will work. But be mindful about the remote controls. If it doesn't specifically says compatible with iPhone/iPod, it may not work with your iPhone. As long as you just care about listening to sound on the headphones, as long as the tip is undamaged and standard, you won't harm the iPhone using any headphones.


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As far as I'm aware there is no way to get around this if you want to continue to use Siri from the lock screen or by holding the home button. Your only solution at the minute is either to make sure you say everything without pausing or enable and use the dictation feature on the keyboard - It listens indefinitely until you tap on 'done' so you will be able ...


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This happened to me yesterday. I tried three different headphones. Go to System Preferences > Sound > Output. Plug your headphones in if you haven't yet. Look at the bottom where it says Output Volume and un-check the mute button.


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I couldn't find the specific details for the new MacBook Pro Retina machine, but these specs are pretty universal across the whole MBP lineup and should help you match a pair of headphones: Line/Headphone Output The line/headphone output is automatically selected for audio output if no external device is detected at the S/PDIF optical digital output ...


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If you see red glowing light coming from it try the toothpick approach: take a toothpick and poke around in the jack until light turns off.


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The best set of earphones might depend upon your preferences, your goals, your budget, and other consideration, so let me focus on giving you some background and explaining how you can educate yourself and make an informed decision. If what you care about is sound quality, I recommend taking a look at Head-Fi.org and Hydrogenaudio forums. You can read ...


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I had this same problem with my MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2009) running OS 10.6.8. Somewhere on the internet I found the answer. After plugging in the headphones and looking at the System Preferences/Sound, you may not see (in theis model) the option for Headphones, only for Internal Speaker. (Of course, you must first check that the audio port is selected for ...


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Oddly, not wrapping the cords is the simplest strategy, just crunch it up and throw it in your pocket. The more grippy cord will avoid tying knots as long as you don't go to the trouble to wind things up. If you prefer to wind, then fold in half, twist once, fold and twist one more time. I find this to stay put when in the pocket and you can get things ...


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Wrap them around something, even if it's just an inch of card. You can get nice cable tidy key rings that are really good for this, but a piece of card with 2 slits will do the same job:


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When you insert the headphone into the socket, it makes connections internally against a number of poles which connect to the different rings on the jack end (left audio, right, mic, ground, data etc..). These are essentially tiny spring loaded contacts which the jack must push aside when inserting, that then rely on sprung pressure to maintain a permanent ...


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iOS implements a feature to allow the user to take a photo by pressing the volume up/down button on the earphone remote. The selfie stick simply recreates this button press by shorting out pin 4 (microphone) and pin 3 (ground).


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Do you have an original (aluminum backed) iPhone? If so then yes, unfortunately Apple recessed the headphone jack and you do need an extender. If you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4, then you shouldn't need to, as the headphone jack is flush with the device.


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Tough to know for certain, but my money is on an impedance mismatch between the output of the Macbook and your new headset. Or, perhaps more accurately stated, excessively sensitive (low impedance) headphones are revealing flaws in the MacBook audio output circuit. Care to share the model of headphones you're now using? My guess is it's a low-impedance ...


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I have this problem happen occasionally with many of my audio "gadgets". I generally follow troubleshooting steps in this order and have always gotten it working again. Step one is plugging/un-plugging headphones. This almost always corrects it (but apparently it has not in your case). Step two is power-cycling the device. For an iPhone, I would ...


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I have had the same hissing with my MacBook Pro and a pair of Sennheiser CX300-II in-ear headphones. I solved this by changing the output format of the Built-in Output device from 48kHz/2ch-16bit to 48kHz/2ch-32bit. This can be done as following: Open Audio MIDI Setup. Use Spotlight to find it or find the application in your Utilities folder Make sure ...


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Huh! So I asked an Apple representative, but they didn't know. I also asked Sennheiser and they finally got back to me. Apparently the i300 are exclusive to Apple (as I suspected), and although they look very similar to the MM70i, they're apparently closer in sound performance to the cheaper MM30i. So basically, the Apple exclusive Sennheiser i300 are ...


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This is the number one foreign object I've seen stuck in iPod / iOS headphone jacks and just like getting coins and business cards and CD's out of a stuck optical drive slot, your best bet is to get it in the hands of a trained technician to remove. Now, if you can't get to a technician you trust, you'll have to use some ingenuity to decide if you are able ...


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I found the solution to my problem. For some reason (who knows why) the headphone output was set to 16-bit. Of course that's going to sound awful. To fix this, head to 'Audio MIDI Setup' (can be found with Spotlight) and change the 'Built-in Output' to 32-bits.


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Had two silica beads stuck in my iPad earphone jack at the same time. What a pain! Took a paperclip end and scraped the beads up and down, taking care not to touch the earphone contacts. The sides turned to powder within 2-3 minutes allowing for each one to fall out. Wrapped the paperclip with paper towel and wiped the inside.


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Yes, but it only works on Unibody Macs. You can also use the volume and play/pause controls.


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On new Macbook Pros, there is no microphone input. What you have is a line-level input. Microphones that do not have integrated power and amplification (all cheap computer microphones/handsets) will not work when connected to the line-level input. The connectors are exactly the same, but on the line input there is stereo input and ground, and on the ...


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I'm on a MBP with osx 10.9.2. Disabling iTunes in "CD and DVD" preferences does not help. Just renaming iTunes to something else does not work. The service "Remote Control Daemon", rdc, is responsible for delivering commands to (for example) iTunes. Use this script, iTunesPatch. This script modifies the actual binary for rdc to inhibit the command it sends ...


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Just continue to hold down the home button (or Siri microphone button) after Siri has been activated and you have started talking. If you do this, Siri will wait until you let go of the button to process what you have said, so you can make pauses to your heart's content without triggering the "I've stopped" action.



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