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As you may recall one of the newest additions to iOS 8 is a more open intent system, and this is something iOS fans have long been wanting. Currently there is tool called OvershareKit  that developers can take advantage of, but that's only for sharing. What the wonderful folks at AgileBits have done is create an extension to let developers use 1Password to auto-fill password fields. It's a huge feature I've been wanting out of 1Password and iOS for a while and... Read more →
Yesterday, this spinning wheel was going to town all day long on my phone. I'd force close apps and nothing would change. It's no wonder my battery life went from about 90% to 20% in 3 hours, while barely touching my phone! Finally, after rebooting my phone last night, it appears to have gone away.
That said, is there any way to see what apps are currently accessing data? (Similar to how we have a screen that tells us what apps are currently /...
Kalalau Lookout: 9 images from my Nikon D300 stitched together in Photoshop back in 2007.
Back before we had this newfangled technology built into our cameras and phones that automatically create panoramas, we previously had to stitch together such a photo inside apps like Photoshop. It used to be a tedious process but has gotten much easier.
Once the smartphone revolution happened and everyone started developing apps, a number of... Read more →
I think it's pretty common knowledge that I love playing games in various forms and on various platforms. Consoles, PCs, mobile devices, and even board games.
While browsing through the App Store, I noticed a new game that seems pretty awesome. Virtual multiplayer jousting! Being obsessed with things like Game of Thrones and other medieval high fantasy genres, this is something that should be an immediate download for me.
Of course, I click it and see that it's free.... Read more →
Recently, I started taking a more serious look at how much mobile data I've been using. My Verizon plan provided me with 4GB of data per month (plus allowed me to use a mobile hotspot).
After looking at how I've been using my data, I've used more than **2GB** exactly once in the last year: ~3.2GB for December. Well, enough throwing away money!
So, I dropped down to the lowest tier (2GB / month, no mobile hotspot). Go figure, the moment I do this, I start to run into... Read more →
How can I best identify just what in the hell is crushing my battery?
Interesting bug in the current software. After using it. You sign out normally, and if you're logged in on a computer and are getting text chats, you still receive them in notification center and can read them if you have the notification center set to that. But yet when you click on the messages it opens the app and asks you to log in....
I've submitted the info to Skype, the agent I chatted with... Read more →
And as shown on kickstarter page, it's fit my moto droid mini.
I also noticed tylt vu wireless charging pad sold on Verizon, compare to VU and Qipack,
Vu supports 45 angle view while iPhone 5c lay on it for wireless charging, but need to connect power adaptor, $69.99 already available now.
Qipack supports backup battery pack for cordless/wireless charging, $54, but need to pre-order on kickstarter.
Buy Vu now...
More recently, the game gained notoriety when someone recreated Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, famous for the Mets come from behind victory when Red Sox first baseman Bill... Read more →
A recent post on the website Read Write Web discusses the remote control, and how the author feels it needs to "die." Over the course of the article, there are points made with regards to the current implementations of remote controls and their pitfalls, including:
- Rather than evolve with televisions, remotes just got bulkier
- Navigating endless amount of channels is cumbersome due excessive button pressing
I've been looking into alternatives, but I'm finding options are pretty limited with what I need. I'm ultimately looking for a service that is similar, but still offers me the things I enjoyed about Subsonic. Mainly having access to my files still (no... Read more →
I've been trying to make a conscious effort to use Siri more than just setting a timer while we cook. Things like reminders, notes, and the occasional Google or Wolfram Alpha query. However, there's one issue that keeps cropping up that makes it frustrating to use (besides its horrible accuracy):
Seriously! I have some sort of eloquent thought I want to save, or maybe a list of 5 items I want to add to a shopping list. I hit the home button, wait for the... Read more →
Recently, my iPhone 5 started having some charging problems -- basically, the connector seemed to be really finicky. If I even thought about moving my phone, it would stop charging. This is especially fun when you wake up to your phone having 8% battery life left (and you use it as an alarm).
Anyway, I thought maybe I have a defective device (hello, new iPhone 5s???) and started Googling around to be sure. It turns out,... Read more →
Has anyone else had battery issues with their iPhone 5? I've had mine since about October 2012. As of late, I've noticed that if I let the battery level get below 40%, it's danger zone area. Somewhere between 30 - 35%, the phone will just shut off and then I have to plug it in before I can use it again.
Interestingly enough, once it's connected to a power outlet and comes back on, it resumes charging at about 35%! Ugh. Anyway, it sounds like it has some major battery... Read more →