By now, it is likely that you have seen postings about a serious new iOS messaging bug in your various social networking sites. This bug allows a person with malicious intent to cause an iPhone to reboot or lock up with nothing more then a simple text message containing some specially crafted Unicode text. Furthermore your messaging application will fail to launch until the attacker sends a second message or you perform a workaround such as sharing a photo from the Apple Photos App. Apple is aware of the issue and are already working on a patch for a future update. There are some workarounds floating around the internet with a short term fix however this blocks message previews, this blog post will go over a long term fix that will render your phone immune to this bug. Continue reading
Day 4 of my iPad experiment has come to a close and I will admit to something rather embarrassing, I spent almost 30 minutes today trying to find how to change the settings of the built in “Mail” application in order to add an email signature, it turns out that rather then looking for an option within the “Mail” application to access the settings menu, I should have been using the iOS settings application instead… which makes little sense at all if you ask me.
I am currently undergoing an experiment to see if a die-hard Android Fanboy can use an iPad as his primary tablet for 2 weeks. I have gone through the setup process and customized the tablet (to the extent that Apple actually allows) to be able to run all of the applications I use on a daily basis. I have a favor to ask of all users who have used iOS in the past. In the comments below, please write a few things that I should do with the iPad that would show off its capabilities or a feature that Apple has implemented better then Google.
Day 3 of my 2 week iPad Experiment is nearly over and I actually do not have anything too bad to say as I have spent the weekend performing a few lightweight tasks with the iPad and I have officially found a redeeming feature… I have been going on 32 hours on the same charge and still have over 60% left on the battery gauge. Continue reading
Well, I am on day 2 of my two week long iPad experiment and it should come as no surprise that I am still not impressed. As a self confessed Android Fanboy who gets lectured about the greatness and overall simplicity of iOS, my expectations are rather high. Today’s post is about a feature that is fundamental on Android but seems completely disjointed on iOS, the simple “Back” button. Continue reading
Well, today kicks off my first day using an Apple iPad Air as my primary tablet and I am trying my best to keep an open mind… but this is hard! Apple owners often tell me that one of the key differentiators between iOS and other mobile operating systems is the simplicity of use and setup. With this in mind, I powered on the iPad and began the setup process, I think Apple may have re-defined the word “simplicity” to mean “A setup wizard with over 30 steps and 3 days of reading agreements”. Don’t believe me?
For anyone that knows me, one thing is made abruptly clear almost immediately. I do not like Apple Products, I will never buy one and I will never own one. In fact, I have been known to publicly ridicule anyone who owns an Apple Product. This post may come as a shock but I will actually be giving Apple a compliment today, yes you read that correctly and no, I have not been kidnapped by the Coupertino mafia.