10 Secret Controls Of The iDevice Headphones

It’s never too late to discover that those boring, all-white headphones Apple threw in with your iPhone can do a lot more than adjust the volume. Thanks to this post by Business Insider, here are all the ways you can use your headphones as a remote controller, allowing you to perform useful functions without taking your iDevice out of your pocket.

1. If you’re listening to music, toggle pause or play by tapping the center button once.

2. To fast-forward a song, tap the center button twice and long-press on the second tap.

3. To rewind a song, tap three times and long-press on the third tap.

4. To skip a song, double tap.

5. To go to the previous song, triple tap.

6. If you have an incoming call, tap the center button once to answer. Tap again to hang up.

7. To ignore an incoming call, long-press the center button. You’ll hear two beeps to confirm that the caller was sent to voice mail.

8. If you’re on the phone and you get a new call, tap the center button once to switch calls. To end that new call, hold the center button down for 2 seconds.

9. You can achieve supersteady shots by using your headphones as a shutter release. Tap the volume-up button to capture a photo.

10. For iPhone 4S owners: prompt Siri by long-pressing the center button.

Did you find these hidden controls useful? Tell us which remote control function of the iPhone headphones do you like best!
Source: Yahoo News

Image: Ross Hill

Experts: Male Menopause Not True

It may be called “men”-opause, but it’s a time of life that only belongs to women. Male menopause, well, that may be a myth, says Bradley Anawalt, MD, an endocrinologist at the University of Washington in Seattle.

“When we use the term menopause with women, it refers to a precipitous fall in levels of the [female sex hormone] estrogen in three to five years as their ovaries stop functioning properly,” he says. With men, “There is a decline on average of 1% of testosterone per year starting at age 30,” he says.  “It is not a seminal event and doesn’t occur in all men. Some men who are very healthy and virile do maintain their testosterone levels for longer periods of time.”

“We have to look at 50- to 60-year-old men and say, ‘Do they have symptoms and signs that suggest low testosterone?’ And then we need to confirm with blood tests,” he says. “The best thing men can do is not start testosterone therapy unless they have been fully evaluated by an endocrinologist or knowledgeable internist,” he says.

Jed Diamond, PhD, contends that male menopause isn’t a myth. “In my opinion, it is very real,” he says. Diamond is the director of MenAlive, a male health program in Willits, Calif. He’s also the  author of Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause.

“The term itself is not literally accurate,” he says. “Men don’t have a menstrual cycle so they don’t stop having one. Hormonal, physical, and psychological changes do occur in men at midlife.”


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