How to fix BOSE NC 700 touchpad not working

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I had this experience once I’d updated to the latest firmware. If you find the touchpad no longer works once it’s been updated then do the following.

  1. Take the USB cable that came with the headphones and plug it into a usb charging plug
  2. Turn on the plug
  3. Press and hold the power/Bluetooth button and plug the other end of the cable into your headphones (connector is on the right cup)
  4. Keep holding for a few seconds then let go and disconnect the cable

Turn the headset on again by pressing the power/Bluetooth button. With mine the touchpad started working again straight away.

AirPods drying time…

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A very weird post but bear with me. I tripped and my AirPods ended up out of the back door into a puddle of mud. I gave them a good wash in the sink and left them in a warm room to dry off. After a week they still didn’t sound right, podcasts were fine but when it came to music they sounded terrible.

Well the good news is that now 5 weeks later they have suddenly sprung back into life and I have bass back. They sound just like they did before my little accident.

So the morale of this story is that if yours do get wet and sound terrible give them time to dry out. Charge them in your case and keep using them, they’ll sort themselves out.

Home screen: August 2019

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Thought I’d update on my current home screen since I’ve swapped out Reminders in iOS 13 for Wunderlist.

It’s a simple app that gives me the ability to add a free rein today view, something I like in a to do app without the need to put a due date and time. Wunderlist supports both methods. The widget works well and sync is solid.

There’s no Apple Watch app but I’m simplifying my watch usage so it’s not a problem for me.

iOS 12 vs iOS 13

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Since my now well documented loss of iCloud data I’ve been back on iOS 12 and wanted to share my thoughts about some of the differences.

Reminders

An obvious but big one, I’m really missing the new Reminders app. Since moving back to iOS 12 I’m bouncing between to do apps again. I’ve done Things, OmniFocus and Todoist and not been happy with any of them.

Dark Mode

I’m not missing dark mode as much as I though I would. It’s at night (when I probably shouldn’t be using it anyway) that I’m missing it most.

Photos

The new photos app is really nice and I’m missing just browsing my library to remember day trips.

Mouse support

I’m really missing mouse support on the iPad. As someone with RSI issues I’ve been using the mouse on my iPad almost exclusively.