Well I was reading a little and found out that iPhone 8 could charge faster if you get the USB-C charger, but didnt read much futher so I figured oh let's get the charger and see how it goes .. I get there and its 59$ CAD for the charger wow hefty price .. does not come with anything. So I am out for a while then head back .. look in the box and the charger has a different connector .. it wont fit a regualr USB or lightening plug .. so off we goto store again to get a cable hoping its reasonabley cheap .. NOT .. its 36$ at Walmart for the 1 m cable and the 2 m cable is 48$ so I am thinking about how much space I need .. I get the 2 m cable ..
get back plug it all in and wait a while till I needed a charge plug it in .. and its not very fast .. I switch the cable and charger to the one that came with the phone and that one was 3 times faster!!
What the hell did I just pay for .. if its slower on USB-C with the 29Watt charger designed to work with the iPhone 8. I returned cable and the charger goes back tomorrow .. There you have it .. real world experiement with charging and finance ... don't get the USB-C 29Watt charger you won't be faster... you will be fine with the one that comes in the box.
If for some reason you want to try USB-C get the 61 watt or larger, they will not hurt the phone, I checked with staples and you can check around also .. it states the larger chargers will be fine with the iPhone 8, 8 plus or X
So I have been looking at the latest Apple devices and as a mac user for a long time I have some thoughts, comments and reviews to offer the mobile tech world. I have not been on here as much as I wanted to be when I put the site back up .. but I'll try and do better going forward.
So, I'll start with Airpods .. really cool device sadly one color but not the end of the world, unless your a kid and kids seem to have a different point of view on things .. they just tell it like they see it .. I went out and picked up some airpods .. they cme with some charge so I was like great I can try them out. out of the package was this cool little case and there they were inside help in place by magnets.. hmm I like that .. I put them on and the device auto connected basically after confirming in bluetooth menu of the iphone 7 I had.
I tried to listen to music, they sounded great, battery life really good, talk on the phone they were good but seemed to have a lot of treble and high end tones. not too much bass or mid,
but when listening to music .. it was perfectly balanced. Kinda weird I know .. ok fine .. cary on I thought .. all was well - they stayed in my ear fine for the most part .. but slowly I had to fix them and ge them back in place more and more. I started getting annoyed. And it was down hill from there .. I went to look in the mirror witht he airpods on and it looked so dumb with these things hanging down, cut off...
then kid walks into the room and says you look werid with those on what are they, I said earphones .. that looks really werid. Right then I relized if a kid was saying that it must look exeedingly odd, back to the store they went.
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
So I got a iPhone 7 4.7 at launch and its been a solid device no real problems of any kind to report, volume is a little low with bluetooth
I tried the camera and took some pretty nice photos, recorded music and clips with the phone, also took panorama photos
the force touch is suppose to be really useful I hear but personally never used it even once for anything, screen is cleana nd clear video good, signal decent, WIFI decent .. this is not a blackberry 9000 lol so its decent at best. iPhone 7 is a good all round device for the average user.. The matt black looks good, the home button is kinda odd because it needs power to actually work .. its a force touch home button but not a big deal..
The iPhone 7 plus 5.5 inch device is just more of the same but the camera lens is way better .. optical zoom and better quality photos and video overall. It has more room to do everything, Its suppose to have a bit more battery life but for the most part they are pretty close.
I see the iPhone 8 / 8 plus and X is announced, I have been ABC ing all these devices with samsung galaxy s8, note 8 and LG G6 amongst other devices.
The Apple iPhone 8 / 8 plus and X Chipset Bionic A11 are made by Apple this time around, instead of samsung or intel. The new devices carry LTE advanced in the networking area as well, the cameras are improved on the iphone 8/8 plus with true tone delivering a nicer more correct eye expereince for the user. They ported this idea from the iPad to iPhone .. sounds like if it worked there why not bring it over to the iPhone lol. the 8/8 plus are the IPS panels, where the iPhone X is a super amoled of sorts, that is a good aand bad box of cookies. The Galaxy S8 has a super amoled screen and it is experiencing "Burin-in" on some devices. So this is not a good thing .. remember plasma panels same thing happend to thos TV devices. Now having said that .. samsung is not building the panels for the X, LG is so maybe it will be somewhat better this round, but history is history on Super amoled.
The iPhone 8 / 8 plus are going to be FAST , well built devices - seeing how its the last thing Steve Jobs conceived, they will be the most polished iPhone devices to date in that form factor.
The iPhone X on the other hand is a different device with Super Amoled and edge to edge display ish.. lol they left a notch out on time which in the opinion of this writer .. looks retarded hahah but what ever .. bad design in my opinion. I wonder what johnny ives is doing these days because he is not working on iphone X .. other wise I dont think it would have looked like that, maybe he is retired.
Al lthe technology they are adding to the new phone is cool but way too expensive, AR: Augmented Reality is neat, and should be cool for games but for how many? .. if you know what I mean..
The day to day operations of the iPhone is changing dues to IOS 11 update just released. The Control Center is active from bottom on iphone 7 still, the top drag brinds the shade down. There are some cool options added to the messages app int he try there is a bunch of options like google maps, App store, drop box etc.
I noticed there are some IOS transitions going from window to window now .. not sure if I like that, havent found a place to edit those transitions yet either. Some pople have mentioned good batetry life on the IOS 11 I am not sure its as good as the IOS 10. more things may be on in the background, you have to go check all that everytime you upgrade a OS on a mobile device to make sure your desireed settings are still in tact. IOS 11 seems like a smooth update thus far, I may post more updates on the IOS 11 down the road as I am using it - this experience is on iPhone 7, we wil most likely have an iPhone 8 to report on down the road.
in case you didnt know or were not paying attention in last few years.. iPhones connect on WiFi AC routers or better .. if your on a G, N it problemy wont work well. So make sure you have a current router for your home or business network.
September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater.
1:00 PM Monday, Eastern Time (ET) So the Live even is almost here its going to be an awesome time I am sure with the brand new Apple Park opening and fist iPhone Launch .. I can only imagine the fun .. we are suppose to hear about he iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 and probably a whole bunch other coolness.
have you seen the apple park pictures ! pretty cool stuff to say the least .. its going to be a party and a half lol
Well as you all probbaly know by know I am a bit of a computer security nut and don't take chances. On the mac os x platform we all know by now the fancy app called "Litte Snitch" by the fine folks at Objective Development. What does it do .. well it stops bad software from calling home to snitch on you and send information about your computer to places you might not like for it to go. Its a bit better explained on their website though lol
Now there is a new old threat .. most people might not have been paying attention to .. its the Camera on your computer. Yah you heard right .. its for pictures and videos. What if some bad software or hacker tried to get control over that camera and was listening to you in your home all the conversations you have been having and recording them, then sending them some where else? Or maybe some secret video has been recorded with out your knowing about it .. These ideas may seem a bit scary or un likely but I asure you there is a point to this .. the same fine folks who made the little snitch , have an app to protech just those type of intrusions called "Micro Snitch" its priced right and I'd recommend it to anyone...
are ther other apps out there that may do the same things outlined here? Of course there are, but I like these ones hehe - you can search the Apple app store for all kinds of stuff. I am now searching for a iPhone version of the same thing - have not found something reliable yet .. If you have an idea or can suggest something good feel free to let me know.
I can confirm the iPhone 8 looks stunning, I can also confirm it feels brilliant in-hand. But what I cannot confirm and what continues to divide my sources is whether Apple has a nasty surprise in store for potential iPhone 8 owners... As it stands most of my sources believe Touch ID will not feature on the iPhone 8 (putting huge pressure on ‘Face ID’), despite suggestions it could be hidden in a curiously enlarged power button. This is also the position backed in a new report from tech-focused equity spec "It is our belief at this time that fingerprint sensing will NOT [caps theirs] be included at launch”, states BlueFin. Though it concedes “We are still grappling with the touch ID/fingerprint sensing situation as we continue to uncover mixed messaging." BlueFin even goes so far as to theorise that Touch ID could be included but disabled at launch and unlocked by a software update in future. Apple has precedent for this with the late arrival of Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus via an iOS upgrade, but that is not on remotely the same scale as Touch ID. Interestingly the whole Touch ID dilemma is also thought to be at the heart of significant iPhone 8 production delayswhich will see only a few million units available in its first month on sale. Touch ID was meant to be integrated under the new OLED display, but Apple hasn’t managed this (just like Samsung failed with both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8) and further OLED yield issues have killed initial supply. more
Apparently black, silver, and gold is the new trend for iPhone8 lol,
EXPECTED FEATURESEXPECTED FEATURES
5.8" OLED display Faster A11 processor Glass body Edge-to-edge display Facial Recognition perhaps replacing Touch ID No Home button Wireless charging Three models - One OLED, two
iPhone 8 release won’t be subject to any drastic delays. Recall, over the past few months we’ve seen quite a number of reports claiming that Apple’s next-gen iPhone wouldn’t hit store shelves until October at the earliest, or mid-November at the latest. One can only wonder if the more pessimistic reports regarding the iPhone 8 release date were due to Apple’s initial desire to embed a Touch ID sensor into the iPhone 8’s OLED display. According to some reports, incorporating this design proved to be more of a technical challenge than Apple may have initially anticipated.
In any event, with Touch ID out the window, the iPhone 8 will rely upon a suite of advanced cameras and facial recognition software as a replacement. Other iPhone 8 features we can expect to see include a new form factor with an edgeless OLED display, more RAM, improved battery life, more capable cameras, fast charging, and wireless charging functionality.
The OLED version will be in short supply as we forecast shipments in 3Q17 will be 2-4mn units or less. We do not think production of the OLED iPhone will pick up substantially before 4Q17; and given strong demand, tight supply may persist until 1Q18 before improving much. more
A newly uncovered form of Android malware aims to steal data from over 40 popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and Firefox - and the trojan has been actively engaging in in this illicit activity for almost two years.A newly uncovered form of Android malware aims to steal data from over 40 popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and Firefox - and the trojan has been actively engaging in in this illicit activity for almost two years.
Dubbed SpyDealer by the Palo Alto Networks researchers who discovered it, the malware harvests vast accounts of personal information about compromised users, including phone numbers, messages, contacts, call history, connected wi-fi information and even the location of the device. The espionage capabilities of the trojan also enable it to record phone calls and videos, along with surrounding audio and video, take photos with both front and rear cameras, take screenshots of sensitive information and monitor the devices location at all times.
Described as an advanced form of Android malware, SpyDealer is able to open a backdoor onto compromised devices by abusing a commercially available Android accessibility service feature in order to root phones into providing superuser privileges. Samples of the malware analysed by researchers suggests that the malware reuses root exploits used by commercial rooting app "Baidu Easy Root" in order to maintain itself on the compromised device while it harvests personal information and spies on communications from the apps with root privilege. more