Tag Archive: Noise


Future EarPods could benefit from bone-conduction noise cancellation

Apple’s EarPods could be about to get much smarter, thanks to a newly-published patent application which describes how a wireless headset could use sensors to determine which sound data to pass along to a listener. Check out the details below. The technology would be used predominantly for microphone-enabled headsets, allowing users to make calls in […]

Pixelated pictures? Eliminating noise takes just one click

You don’t need a formal photography education to make a pretty good snap. But sometimes, it would be nice to have a simple fix for a technical challenge without requiring a textbook or expensive software. Take noise. In non-scientific terms,…

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iPhone Calls Sound Weird? Try Turning Off Phone Noise Cancelation in iOS

A feature called “Phone Noise Cancellation” was introduced to the iPhone with iOS 7 which aims to reduce background ambient noise when on a phone call, but for some users it can sound strange and make their phone calls sound weird, or worse. This may be due to the ambient audio stream created by the … Read More

How To Disable Phone Noise Cancelation On iPhone [iOS Tips]

Apple added a noise cancelation feature to iOS 7, originally exclusively to iPhone 5s devices, but now available to (at least) older iPhone 5 phones as well in iOS 7.1. Some folks find that this adds a weird, uncomfortable sensation…

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Google’s New Company Replaces Passwords With Sound. Let’s Make Some Noise!

  Google bought a tiny Israeli startup today called SlickLogin. The three-person, two-month-old company has an interesting technology that replaces passwords. The terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is a tiny victory for people who believe in sound as a…

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Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100: Is That You Making All That Noise? [Review]

Seems like there�s been an explosion of small, portable, Bluetooth speakers onto store shelves this last year � the most popular or well-known of which is probably the Jawbone JamBox � from the advance notices we�ve seen, in a few weeks the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas will herald a whole new crop of the little tribbles.

Monster�s take on the concept is the Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100  [Read More…]

Fix Fan Noise & Overheating After Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion with SMC Reset

Fix fan noise and overheating with Mac OS X Lion A fair amount of users are reporting that upgrading to Mac OS X Lion has caused their Macs to run hotter in general and their fans to constantly engage, creating excessive and unusual fan noise. For users who have just performed an upgrade from 10.6, this is usually because of Spotlight and the mdworker & mds process combination, which irons itself out  [Read More…]