How To: Fix iOS 7 not delivering texts

How To: Fix iOS 7 not delivering texts

On September 30th, 2013, iPhone users who upgraded to iOS 7 found that texts are not being delivered. Apple knows about the issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime there are a few suggestions on how to fix this, but some people report that they have to keep redoing them.

The first possible fix is to simply turn the phone off and then on. This is done by holding down the button on the top of the phone.

The second possible fix is a bit more complicated and involves going into the phone settings, turning them off, then turning back on again.

Go into Settings, and then down to messages.
How To: Fix iOS 7 not delivering texts

Go to iMessages at the top
How To: Fix iOS 7 not delivering texts

Turn this off by sliding the grey slider bar to the left.
How To: Fix iOS 7 not delivering texts

Go out of the system settings, go back in to the same menu and then turn it back on. Some users are reporting that messages in the queue are then sent out. Others report that the message has to be sent again.

If the above does not fix, some people are reporting the following options do.
1.) Reset Network settings. Go into Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
2.) Remove and reenter iCloud Account ID. Settings > iCloud
3.) Reload iPhone from scratch in iTunes

If you have any other fixes, please leave them in the comments.

How to Fix: Google Earth “Please leave or end your current meeting”

How to Fix: Google Earth “Please leave or end your current meeting”

I recently upgraded to an Macbook Air, running OSX 10.8. As it had been a while, I decided to take this opportunity to reinstall all my applications from scratch instead of restoring from Time Machine in Migration Assistant.

One of these apps was Google Earth. Upon launching I got this error message immediately:

“Please leave or end your current meeting before starting or joining another meeting”

I followed a variety of troubleshooting steps in the Google Earth Forums but continued to get this error message. Apparently part of the problem is that Google released a new 7.0 Beta version, but the download doesn’t really tell you this. Some suggestions in the forums say to unplug the computer from the Internet and change some preferences. Another suggestion told how to download the older 6.2 version of Google Earth for Mac. My issue ended up being a Combination of these problems.

First I downloaded and installed the 6.2 version. This can be found by going to the download page:

Uncheck the box that says “Include Google Chrome, a fast, free browser made for the modern web.” Then right above the “Agree and Download” Button is an arrow that says “Customize your installation of Google Earth with advanced setup.” Click and open this. Click on “Previous Version (6.2)” and then click on the “Agree and Download.”

Install Google Earth as normal by opening the .dmg file and copying the Google Earth App to the Applications Folder.

Launch it and see if the error goes away. If not, you may have to do this next step.

Disconnect the computer from the Internet. Open Up Google Earth. If should open fine. Go into Preferences (under the Google Earth menu option in the top left corner,) and then choose 3D View. I had to change “Texture Colors” to “High Color (16 bit) “Anisotropic Filtering” to Off, and checked the box “Use Safe Mode” under “Graphics Mode” before Google Earth was stable enough for me to use.

Once I did this, I was able to update my list of Oregon Ghost Towns again!