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frankspin

by frankspin

Is Apple shooting itself in the foot?
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I follow a lot of Apple power users and developers on Twitter and have been noticing a trend of late amongst their conversations: Apple appears to be rejecting apps without any consistency.
PCalc built a widget for easier access. It was originally approved for iOS 8 and then subsequently told they can't perform calculations in widgets. It's since been re-approved, but the question posed by most was "Why not?" --... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

What new apps and games are you using (Late 2014 mobile edition)?
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I know these come up somewhat regularly, but they're a lot of fun. I like exploring new apps and games, and since App store aggregation and suggestions are pretty awful this is a good way to get recommendations.
Apps:
#Homescreen: Yet another product from the Betaworks teams. It's a dead simple, and probably boring to most, concept of a homescreen sharing service. But, like this thread it serves as a discovery mechanism for different apps and services.... Read more →
Techverx

by Techverx

‘Over 50% Mobile Apps to be Hybrid by 2016,’
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Hybrid apps are about to set a whole new standard of advancement in mobile apps development in the coming days. The study reveals that over 50 percent of mobile apps going to be hybrid by 2016.
"The BYOD trend and the increased pressure on organizations to deploy mobile applications to accommodate mobile work styles of employees will lead businesses to manage a portfolio of mobile application architectures, and hybrid architectures will be especially well-suited to business-to- employee... Read more →
dave

by dave

I can't believe Android or iOS still don't have _______!
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Whichever mobile operating system you consider your favorite flavor, there’s bound to be things about it that are missing or frustrate you.

Hey, that’s one of the fun things about watching Apple and Google keynotes, right? “What will they add this year that has been missing or someone else has been doing better?”

Anyway, what is a feature that you can’t believe your favorite operating system still doesn’t have?
Met

by Met

Why Are Apple Haters so Vicious?
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I've always really wondered about this. There are so many people I know who have never owned a Mac or an iPhone or an iPad and probably once swore by their iPod, yet utterly DESPISE Apple. Many of these people get excited when they hear of Apple's blunders and just talk **** about their successes.
Personally, I like to think of myself as a technology lover. I'll love a company if their releasing... Read more →
dave

by dave

What in the bejesus is a "full OS"?
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Over in the comment section, I had an interesting discussion on what constitutes a "full" operating system. Basically, it was about whether or not you can consider something like Android or iOS to be a "real" operating system (whatever that means). To me, this seems like such a bizarre distinction.
Our conversation went something like this:
Commenter: I like my tablets to have a full OS.
Me: What exactly is a "full OS"?
Commenter: Not iOS or Android
Me: Seriously, what... Read more →
kris

by kris

Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3; is it intentional?
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Today the iPad user guide for iOS 8.1 leaked, showing images and revealing the names of the newest additions to the iPad family: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Historically Apple has been pretty good about keeping things under wraps until their big press events, so a leak coming directly from an official source... Read more →
dave

by dave

Favorite fitness apps?
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Now that HealthKit is live on iOS 8, there’s been a ton of app updates that enable support for Apple’s new service. In fact, it seems like health apps are all the rage right now, and even Google is jumping into the game with its Google Fit API [ https://developers.google.com/fit/ ].
Long before HeathKit and this push toward centralized health and fitness data, there’s always been a number of fitness apps available in both the App Store and Google Play. What are... Read more →
dillschu

by dillschu

Tried everything. Still no continuity.
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Hello! I have an iPhone 5s on iOS8 and a 2013 MBAir on Yosemite.
Bluetooth is turned on on both
They're both on the same wifi network
They're both logged in to the same iCloud account
The "Handoff" and "iPhone cellular calls" buttons are both on on the phone
The "Allow Handoff" button in settings and the "iPhone cellular calls" button in FaceTime is on on the computer
I've tried
Logging into and out of iCloud and restarting both devices
Turning bluetooth on and off
Testing bluetooth by sending files back... Read more →
Youssow

by Youssow

Are Apple's latest updates rushed ?
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You may have heard of the issues with iOS 8.0.1, but, am I the only one who figured out that even with 8.0.2, things haven't been better ? I never tried the 8.0.1 as I was too scared and accidentally updated to the 8.0.2, which is the worst update I ever had. Problems with Wi-fi, bluetooth, network and lags are happening every day.

Anyone know what's going on with Apple's quality control ? This doesn't look like something that would normally happen with them.
frankspin

by frankspin

Let's get automated!
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One of the benefits of computing is being able to take everyday tasks and making them simpler to accomplish. Over the years what we can do has gotten more and more powerful while also getting quite easy. It seems like an eternity ago I remember reading everyone going nuts over Quicksilver [http://qsapp.com]. Which since has been replaced by Alfred [http://www.alfredapp.com] or LaunchBar [http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html ] as the go-to Spotlight... Read more →
dave

by dave

Bad Apple: What's been happening inside 1 Infinite Loop?
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Apple is a company that many people love and many others love to hate. Admittedly, this past September hasn’t been the strongest month in terms of public perception. Sure, they launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to much fanfare and record sales (10 million iPhones in 4 days!). But it hasn’t been all fun and games and it’s been a very rough 30 days or so at Apple. It's a company that’s commonly recognized for their outstanding quality control and customer... Read more →
cuhieu83

by cuhieu83

Multitasking in iOS8 problem?
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Hi,
I'm using iPad Air and upgraded to iOS8 some day ago. After using, I found out some problem:
1. Creating email account: can not fill out information because the keyboard over the blank when iPad landscape but portrial is ok.
2. Sometime the screen isn't rotate when change the iPad from landscape to portrial or portrial to landscape.
3. Specially is multitasking using 4 or 5 fingers, sometime can not use to: close the app to home screen, multitask or 2 fingers to zoom Safari.
I've already... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Favorite features of iOS8 and your impressions so far
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iOS dropped yesterday and a lot of the features Apple introduced help bring it up to parity with Android. Better TouchID support, widgets, sharing, keyboards and a whole slew of stuff. What features have you been enjoying the most so far?
For me it's definitely better TouchID support. 1Password and Day One have implemented this for unlocking each app. It makes getting into them much easier.
After that it's improved sharing. I no longer need some hokey way to save stuff to Instapaper or Pinboard. I... Read more →