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”

iPhone 4S Preorders Begin on October 7, Available on October 14

I am looking forward to the iPhone 4S platform refresh. Preorders begin on October 7, and the new iPhone should be available on October 14. Since my two year old iPhone 3GS is falling apart (the case is cracked around the USB port and the mute switch), I am eyeing an upgrade. I use myContinue reading “iPhone 4S Preorders Begin on October 7, Available on October 14”

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Now Live in Apple iPhone App Store

The long anticipated Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions just went live in Apple’s iPhone App Store here for $15.99. Other Square Enix games are on sale in the App Store this week. So far, Voice Fantasy has dropped to $0.99, but I haven’t seen any other price drops yet. It is onlyContinue reading “Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Now Live in Apple iPhone App Store”

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’”

A Look at iPhone Tracking Information

UPDATE: Wired Magazine covers why Apple is collecting this data here. Their reporting relies on Apple’s written response to congressional members here. BoingBoing, Al Franken, and Slashdot (here and here–the latter says don’t panic and here–Android does it too) have all rang the alarum bells over Apple’s iOS 4’s storing information about where owner’s goContinue reading “A Look at iPhone Tracking Information”