Tag: iOS

May 24

No more squinting

There is no doubt that the screen on an iphone is sharp and the icons clean and precise. But with a screen only 3.5 inches it can be hard to see your emails or messages. Fortunately there is a simple way to make your text bigger and easy to see. 1. Tap on Settings 2. …

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May 24

Is Siri really that bad?

There was a recent survey among iPhone users who were asked what they thought of Siri. It seems only about half of iPhone 4S owners use Siri and of those only about half would rate it as acceptable. Even the ones that like it only used it about once a month. This this far from …

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Mar 21

Hey tell better than SMS

We have all been there. Rushing into something or bolting out of another, you realize that you should have called someone about something. In the past you would have to stop rushing or bolting and make a call or bang off an SMS. All of which takes time (that in this case you don’t have) …

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Mar 19

Mountain Lion and Windows 8

There is something happening to desktop interfaces on both sides of the divide and I am not sure I like it. The push seems to be the interface used on smartphones – the ones that rely on touch screens and finger swipes – is to be shoehorned onto the desktop. It was Apple, in 2007, …

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Feb 17

Apple announce Mountain Lion

Apple’s approach to the release of their next operating system is something of a surprise and is perhaps a sign of things to come. Without warning and certainly without a media event they released a number of details about the next operating system due this year. OS X Mountain Lion–10.8 is yet another attempt to …

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