An interesting read from the Guardian newspaper taking a look at what was promised in iOS 5 and how much of it do we really use 1 year down the line. Source : Guardian Online
Nothing much was really said about the iOS 5.1 software update as there were other things to be moving along with but it’s available now from these official Apple links.
After a bit of searching we’ve found a complete(ish) set of commands to make your life with Siri a touch easier. Those lines that are
strikedthrough are aimed for our US readers.
Without further ado, let’s see the commands shall we?
We reviewed cards a while back and one of the main bugs that came across was the post code validation, especially in the UK. Cards has been updated to 1.0.1 which promises better accuracy, text entry and more. Don’t forget to check out of Cards / Letterpress App review here.
Take 2 iPhones from the same network, running the same iOS version put them side by side and see what the difference is in the battery life to see if the battery drain problem can be fixed. That’s what the chaps at ZDnet have tried to do.
Oddly 1 phone was fine whilst the other had the battery drain problem. So what happens if you backup the iPhone with the battery problem and restore it onto iPhone 2, the one without the battery problem. Interestingly the battery drain problem appears on the the phone with the restored iPhone 1 software on it. In effect the bug has made the jump from one phone to another.
What ZDnet didn’t say was if iPhone 1 (with the issue) didn’t have the issue when having the reverse applied (restoring iPhone 2 without the bug issue to iPhone 1)
So it’s good news on one front it;s a software issue NOT a hardware issue, well at least in this case.
Just recently I tried the Apple Card App (letter press) to send a last minute card to the other half. Along the way I found out that postage times are 5 – 15 working days and there’s no tracking or even an e-mail to say it’s on the way. You do get an invoice near to when it’s being delivered but still, like a lot of things Apple, it’s missing a few features but we still use it.
Well after a bit of waiting the card arrived and it’s not too bad if a little small. The card quality is very high and comes embossed not just cheap style printing on paper. Speaking of which the paper is high quality rag paper. Thankfully the other half knows what a gadget geek I am and with the added bonus she appreciated the nerdy way of going from iPhone to door. Even though I was (or Apple was) late getting the card, she was very impressed.