Tag Archives: iPhone

iOS 8.1 Reports LTE Personal Hotspot When iPhone Reports ‘No Signal’

I’ve experienced this same problem several times since the release of iOS 8.0, but as the problem persists in 8.1 I thought it worthy of an article. The setup is as follows: Unlocked iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 iPad Air (Wifi) running iOS 8.1 Bluetooth enabled on both devices Same Apple ID used on both devices The above results in… Read more »

How to Share Files Between a Mac (OSX 10.8) and an iPhone or iPad (iOS 7) with AirDrop

Sorry to disappoint, but you can’t. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, decided to create a technology that is locked into separate, parallel worlds. You can Airdrop between Macs, and you can Airdrop between iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad (assuming you are running iOS 7 and have a supported device). It’s not obvious in the Apple documentation, or on… Read more »

iOS 7 First Impressions

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Finally managed to get the iOS 7 over-the-air update overnight after it became available from 6pm UK time. I’ve not got a brilliant connection on this campsite, but it was not helped by Apple’s servers being overwhelmed. But then you try doing updates of a 700mb download to 300 million people. iPad mini had the wrong timezone from the welcome… Read more »

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps App Can’t Find Itself

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One of my first trips out with the iPhone since upgrading to iOS 6 on the iPhone 4, I went to Exeter for the day, and I thought I would see if the upgraded and much derided Maps app was up to finding some of the shops I knew were in town. There was a new Debenhams store, which we… Read more »

Why Apple Won’t Replace the 30-pin Dock Connector on iPhone/iPad – They’ll Lose It

An updated “micro dock” would make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world. Apple getting ready to ditch the traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod dock connector | iMore iMore and others have been speculating that the 30-pin dock connector on the iPhone/iPad is ripe for… Read more »

What’s Wrong with the iOS Home Screen?

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There has been discussion lately about the possibility, or at least desire, that Apple will redesign the home screen on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). I don’t believe they will make any substantial changes in the near future. With the continued iOS-ification of OS X on the desktop, it would seem an odd about face for a company that puts… Read more »

How Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Helps Signpost the Vision for a Post-PC Era

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Apple announces the next version of OS X, ‘Mountain Lion’, which continues the trend of bringing iOS features to the desktop. It also suggests of a shift in Apple’s strategy for the desktop overall. With Apple’s core market moving further towards the consumer and business pocket, how might the product line up reflect Apple’s changing fortunes?

What Technology to Take on a Cycle Tour – To iPad or not to iPad

Ok, so I’m planning on a cycle tour of Wales later this month, and I’m starting to think about what I need to take with me. I’ve done a quick test pack to see what I can get in the panniers, and find that I can use one pannier for clothing, and the other for most of the tent and… Read more »

iPhone 4 External Battery Case Review

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I thought I’d post this as it may well help others. I’ve recently been trying to find a combined external case and battery for my iPhone 4, as I use it frequently for GPS navigation/tracking, and this really hammers the battery. I can manage a good 4-5 hours on the internal battery, but a days walking/cycling can easily leave you… Read more »