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 →
In a recent conversation via Twitter I came across the site mp3ornot.com which uses an A/B test to see if you can find the difference in the files. It's an interesting test to take and see if you can actually notice the difference; mind you it's still not the best since they're not local files and sources may vary.
It did get me to thinking about music quality and perhaps some peoples obsession with having the best quality when they may not even notice. If you're... Read more →
This is sort of cheating, but here is my auto-tuned song called "It's Monday," created using "Songify" by Smule.
I'll have to dig through my collection and see if there are other random songs.
A year ago, I was using an iPhone 4, which I had seen though iOS 4, 5, and 6. I was on the route to getting a used 4S, and then Google came along and announced the Nexus 4 – a pretty well specced, stock Android phone for $350 unlocked (16GB). I’ll admit, although I liked what I was seeing in terms of Android evolution at the time, I was pretty deeply invested in... Read more →
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I took a look at my own usage and discovered something equally crazy.
Almost 5GB of space on... Read more →
I have to agree that the animations are a bit long in the tooth and they can be a bit excessive with the zoom-in and zoom-out affect.
If you upgraded to iOS 7 have you been... Read more →
"The iPhone 5 keynote last year was so dull..."
"Ho hum, new colors rumored for this iPhone 5C..."
"iOS 7 looks like a Fisher Price toy..."
"Apple Maps are still borked!"
We've heard variations of the above comments over and over, but it's almost time. Tomorrow, Apple will finally unveil their new iPhone(s) and iOS 7!
A lot has happened since the iPhone 5 announcement last year. Samsung has continued to dominate sales of... Read more →
1. iPhone 5 - Yeah, yeah. A new edition is coming out soon with a new coat of paint and an oil change. But this thing is critical for me being connected each day. I'm sure if I was using a different phone, it'd also be at the top of this list.... Read more →
Apple has finally announced iOS 7 at WWDC today and it's certainly a stark change from the previous 6 versions. It's cleaner, flatter, and more colorful from the lock screen to the notifications menu. However, the changes are more than skin deep; iOS 7 is modernizing functionality as well.
The new iOS is flatter. Somewhere between Jelly Bean and Windows Phone, iOS has done away with skeuomorphism completely in favor of flat... Read more →