Personal Reflection and Improved Battery Life on iPhone 4S with iOS 8 (Hint: It’s about Twitter and Technology Use)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamicsubspace/15304145945 I really liked my iPhone 4S after I received it on October 14, 2011. It had tremendously long battery life (2-3 days between charges initially), and it had a lot of get-up-and-go for apps, games, and online activities supported by my then-unlimited AT&T data plan. However, my attitude towards my phone soured after 12-18 months. It beganContinue reading “Personal Reflection and Improved Battery Life on iPhone 4S with iOS 8 (Hint: It’s about Twitter and Technology Use)”

Square Enix Games Are On Sale in the Apple App Store

Most Square Enix games in the Apple App Store for iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are on sale including Final Fantasy I, II, and III, Secret of Mana, and others: End of year holidays campaign now running! Square Enix games at 25-67% off for 2 weeks only! Limited Period FINAL FANTASYContinue reading “Square Enix Games Are On Sale in the Apple App Store”

iOS 5.0.1 is Now Available, Plugin and Launch iTunes to Download

I am downloading iOS 5.0.1, which I hope will alleviate the low battery life issues that I have experienced since getting the iPhone 4S. I will report back after the update. UPDATE: Install went flawlessly after downloading 800+ MB update. Let’s see if I can go more than a day and a half to twoContinue reading “iOS 5.0.1 is Now Available, Plugin and Launch iTunes to Download”

Apple and Sandboxing Programs on Mac OS X

It would seem that Apple is moving towards further convergence of iOS and Mac OS X in terms of their control of what gets installed and how those installed programs operate and interoperate within the OS. One of the security innovations of iOS is sandboxing. To sandbox a program means to run a program withinContinue reading “Apple and Sandboxing Programs on Mac OS X”

Apple Announcements from WWDC 2011: iCloud, iOS 5, and Lion

I missed the big announcements from Apple on Monday, because I went on a two day trip to Niagara Falls with my lovely wife and my emerging cosmopolitan parents. We had a great time in Canada and New York, but it is nice to get caught up with the digital goings-on tonight. iCloud is probablyContinue reading “Apple Announcements from WWDC 2011: iCloud, iOS 5, and Lion”

Apple iOS 4.3.3, Fix to Location Data, Now Available

As I wrote about previously here and here, Apple iOS on iPhone and iPad keeps a cache of crowd-sourced location data on your mobile device as well as on the computer that you sync your mobile device with. Today, Apple released an updated version of iOS that allows you to remove this data. Connect yourContinue reading “Apple iOS 4.3.3, Fix to Location Data, Now Available”

Apple Q&A on Location Data, Future iOS Update to ‘Fix’

While I am reading Apple’s Press Release website, I offer their official response to the iPhone tracking revelation: Apple – Press Info – Apple Q&A on Location Data. Short story: the supposed location data is a local cache of crowd-sourced location data that Apple uses to help your iPhone let you know where you are whileContinue reading “Apple Q&A on Location Data, Future iOS Update to ‘Fix’”

Recent Apple Software Updates

If you don’t religiously follow MacUpdate.com or refresh Apple’s Software Update once a day, you may have missed some of the recent software updates for Mac OS X and iPhone/iPad: Safari 5.0.4 (available for Leopard and Snow Leopard) iTunes 10.2.1 Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 iOS 4.3 for iPhone and iPad (plugContinue reading “Recent Apple Software Updates”

Blogging from my iPhone 3GS

I haven’t updated the operating system of my iPhone yet, but I thought that I would arrange my home screen to be like my iPad. However, this made me realize just how differently I use my iPhone and iPad. I have different apps on each device and the organization of those different apps requires aContinue reading “Blogging from my iPhone 3GS”

iPad Successfully Updated to iOS 4.2

“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” – Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope It took about an hour for the update to complete, in large part due to my Time Warner Cable Road Runner Internet connection crawling along at a snail’s pace while iTunes downloaded theContinue reading “iPad Successfully Updated to iOS 4.2”