iPhone 5S Case,Gorilla Glass Luxury Aluminum Alloy Protective Metal Extreme Shockproof Military Bumper Heavy Duty Cover Shell Case Skin Protector for Apple iPhone 5/5S (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010QRFZRO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_By9BAbAQGGKZ4
Been using he "dongle dangler" on my keys since I got my iphone 7: https://www.amazon.com/Dongle-Dangler-Keychain-Accessory-Compatible/dp/B07DW4T88L/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547831735&sr=8-3&keywords=key+ring+iphone+headphone+holder
Noticed this on the Apple page for iOS 13:
> Optimized battery charging
A new option helps slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged. iPhone learns from your daily charging routine so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it.
1Password. This app has become a necessity. One thing I've vowed to do in 2017 is not use the same damn password for every service, and to change passwords frequently or whenever a service is compromised.
Overcast. So many good podcasts in 2017. This is my favorite podcasting app.
Twitter (the official app). I used Tweetbot for some time, but have found the official Twitter app just works better. 2017 is definitely turning out to be the year when all news comes from Twitter (at least, that's how it feels these days).
Dayone. For me, personally, this app is a must-have every year. I have been using it for years and it continues to be a great app.
Narwhal. I have still yet to find a Reddit app that works as good as Narwhal.
Guardian. Love this news app. Of all the news apps I pay for (and I pay for quite a few), this one has the best layout and news IMO.
Protonmail. Privacy and security are going to be a big thing going forward, and this app provides secure, encrypted email in a really nice, simple app.
ExpressVPN. Again with the privacy and security theme, I see a lot of people getting VPN services. I have tried a few and this one works the best for my needs.
Signal. A great way to keep chats secure.
ETA: Another app I've really enjoyed is ToDoist. I have used this as my To Do app for the last year (after going through a number of to-do apps) and have really been able to stick with it. It offers a lot of really robust features in a sleek, minimalist UI. Works great on web and across different platforms (a must for me), can make sub-tasks, using the GTD approach, and can use IFTTT recipes with Trello.
its a different color but the same type of case.
i guess if you really want orange, by all means keep it.
if color is no concern, no reason not to save 30 bucks
Nope! Check this out. https://imgur.com/gallery/fOOIrkS
I bought a replacement off of Amazon. Here’s the same one for the iPhone 7/8. (It doesn’t matter if you have a 7 or 8 since they’re the same). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Q9W8GX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_c5TjCb4D9DHBK
It took me about an hour, it’ll probably take you less time since you only have one lens. Just be careful of the camera, try not to touch it and don’t expose it to heat.
Apple will quote you $300 for a repair, this will cost you about $10 and an hour if your time. The only problem is you can’t guarantee it’s waterproof. (It most likely is, but not 100%).
You have to go on the TV’s Play Store and download an app called “AirReceiver” (there’s the lite version).
And that’s it!
Your tv will appears instantly on your iOS device as an Apple TV
Completely unrelated to your question, but I think your friend might benefit from the "Be my Eyes" app. It's a micro-volunteering app where sighted volunteers assist sight-impaired users through video calls. I help people do anything from identify candle scents to hooking up wifi to their laptops. It feels great being able to help people out in this way, and I hope your friend can enjoy it as well. https://www.bemyeyes.com/
You should contact someone from Amazon's customer service about this. If this is in fact a third party merchant that is scamming people, I'm sure Amazon will do everything they can to make your experience a good one. Here's a link to their contact us page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/contact-us
You can edit and rearrange the layout:
> iOS 11 lets you customize the redesigned Control Center so you can change the settings for the things you do most. Want to be ready when inspiration hits? Add a Voice Memos control. Want to dim the lights in the dining room with a tap? Add Home controls. Or use 3D Touch in Control Center to unlock even more commands.
I've been using detachable magnetic wallet folio cases like this one for years now, where the phone case itself is magnetized to the wallet folio portion when I'm out and about and separated from each other when I'm home. I've been using these cases since my X.
So I literally forgot this feature existed because it's been a "feature" for me for a while now. The Apple MagSafe wallets aren't for me, too expensive for what you get and too easy to come off.
The camera in the iPhone 5 can be removed and cleaned it's just not an apple authorized repair so they can't do it. Check out http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Rear-Facing+Camera+Replacement/10699 for how to take it apart the. Use rubbing alcohol and q-tip or microfiber cloth. Or swap it out for a "new" one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009Z5WP1I
It's just so unimaginative. The sad thing is that it is possible to do the 'Flappy Bird mechanic' really, really well - games like Badland have the same interaction model (tapping on the screen to prevent a bird/creature falling) but are far, far better designed.
Consider getting a wireless charger.
I have a couple of these around the house and they work great. I toss one in my bag while traveling and use the stand unplugged on a plane tray table for watching movies.
Cheap and easy.
Make it your own.
iOS 11 lets you customize the redesigned Control Center so you can change the settings for the things you do most. Want to be ready when inspiration hits? Add a Voice Memos control. Want to dim the lights in the dining room with a tap? Add Home controls. Or use 3D Touch in Control Center to unlock even more commands.
I recommend iOttie!! I use the One Touch 2 (bc that was the latest one when I bought it years ago)
It's the only one I've found that mounts on my textured BMW dashboard.
Here's the newer (nicer looking, supposed to be more stable) one: iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dashboard & Windshield Car Mount Phone Holder for iPhone X 8 Plus 7 6s SE Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 Edge S7 S6 Note 8 & other Smartphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076B27WP6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LDOhBb0ZTEHKD
I also like magnetic ones. They are everywhere. This is one I use as well... If you have somewhere you can stick the 3M part it's great :) they also have suction cup ones of course.
SCOSCHE MAGDMB MagicMount Universal Magnetic Phone/GPS Mount for the Car, Home or Office in Frustration Free Packaging https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I608BJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9FOhBb71J4PTJ
Here's the Amazon link.
For anyone who might ask later, the black leather clip is from LV, and the yellow strap is from Goyard.
Yeah I don't know what the fuck they're taking about. Not half an hour and not easy at all. You have to disassemble every single piece of the phone to get to the screen.
More bad than good. It means that the device renders more pixels than actually useful, before scaling the image down (which means wasted energy and performance); and it means that you can't have precise detail (as mentioned in the article, 1 pixel lines are not possible, they'll be a bit blurry).
However; if the resolution of the screen is big enough, the problem can be unnoticeable if you're not a design fanatic. Knowing Apple, this probably is the case here.
Edit: if you want more details about this, there's this interesting report by the folks behind Paintcode.
I actually googled them but /u/spyder52 actually posted this link that would’ve helped me out a decent amount when I was working on this 😂. Enjoy.
Sure they're good, not the best though. The iPhone 8/8+ is still more accurate, has higher brightness and better overall contrast ratio.
I use this one - AirPin. This is linked to Pro version but there is free/lite version too. Pro version allows screen mirroring and changing the device name.
Has anyone used both? How do they compare?
The values are always negative. In my experience, around -50 is pretty much the best reception possible, while about -120 is the lowest you can go without losing reception.
>Anything above -80 is good, and would be considered full bars
>Anything below -100 is bad, and would be considered few bars
I uninstalled FB app a while ago and instead use the web app.
The main benefit is a MUCH better battery life. Facebook was the main cause of my batter draining even if I never used the app. Little known fact: FB "reopens" the app in background once every ten minutes to ping your location. It's essentially abusing privileges given to "VOIP" and location type apps to track you for ad purposes... At the cost of your battery: See: http://www.zdnet.com/article/insane-iphone-battery-drain-disable-facebook-apps-location-services/
Of course, I also notice that I save tons of time from not being dragged back in to FB every time a notification comes in. Now I use Facebook when I want to, not the other way around.
The experience is pretty spot on with the native app, and aside from an occasional visit to the ugly log in screen, My overall FB experience is FAR better.
$14.99, but click on the 40% coupon link right under the price to bring it down to $8.99 (free Prime shipping, if you have it).
Of course, if you have an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, maybe you should jump to a wireless charger altogether.
Distributing apps for sideloading is something Apple prohibits and can terminate a dev account for. Same thing came up with f.lux for iOS.
Edit: I'm not saying you can't do it, nor can it be spun off into open source, but just that Apple is certainly not a fan of it since they say it violates TOS. A direct developer link to the software risks losing their dev account, dev fees, and other apps on the store, if they have any.
If a "completely separate developer" went and uploaded a "similar" program, the original dev would likely be okay.
You don’t have to use the 5W charger ya know.
Also, swipe down on any page of the home screen to access a search widget that is full system search + web search. And Hey Siri is a thing. Also I can only assume you knew going into it that you were getting an LCD screen so I feel like you shouldn’t complain about it.
I used cake for a day and looked up their privacy stance and data collection.
Why do we collect data?
We collect, store and use your data in order to operate our business and to provide our products and services to you.
We may use information we collect about you to:
Deliver, improve, debug, and maintain our products and services, including future products and services
Study and personalize user experiences
Perform analysis about your use of, or interest in, our or others’ products, services, or content, including mobile analytics
Develop, display, and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our service and other sites, including providing our advertisements to you when you visit other sites
Fulfill legal requirements
Conduct business analysis and research, and marketing campaigns
Ensure better security and fraud protection
Perform functions or services described to you at the time of collection
We may also use your information regarding updates, upgrades, enhancements, surveys, recommendations and/or advertisements, if we believe these are relevant for you
Yup. Still serving ads. Back to safari.
I really need:
What I like:
I probably forgot a lot already, but thoose are tweaks wich instantly comes into my mind.
I think they'll be rolling this out as a part of AndroidPay https://www.android.com/pay/
>Integrate Save to Android Pay into your app or website, and loyalty points, online offers and gift cards will automatically be applied when your customers make purchases. Visit our developer site (coming soon) to get started.
moving from the 6 plus to the 8 will get you IP67 dust/water resistance, 3D touch, wide color gamut and true-tone display, better cameras, huge jump in processing power, more RAM.
here is a side-by-side comparison if it helps. what's most noticeable though is the addition of 3D touch and improvements to the display.
edit: as /u/afterburners_engaged pointed out, you also get the taptic engine and AR.
edit 2: and also the upgraded fingerprint sensor, thanks /u/KojakMoment !
Fast charging current generation iPhones
With the 12W iPad charger you’re certainly charging faster than the weak ass 5W iPhone charger that comes included with all iPhones, but you’re not fast charging to the current generation iPhones (8, 8+, X) fullest potential. For that you’ll need a 29W Apple USB-C Charger (the current generation MacBook 12” charger) or higher that supports USB-PD (power delivery). Another option is a comparable 3rd party 29W USB-C Charger with PD such as this Anker 30W Charger. Along with the charger you’ll need a genuine Apple USB-C to Lightning cable.
You’ll know you’re officially fast charging when you hear two chimes and the battery icon animates and increases in size for a second when you plug in. However, the fastest charging only applies when the battery is under 50%. Once it gets over that threshold, charging speeds slow down dramatically. I’ve timed consistently 0-50% recharging speeds at 30 mins—as advertised in the first link—give or take a minute or two on my X while not in use. After that it takes around double that timeframe to top the battery off at 100%. So if you’re at 50% battery levels, the fast charger will NOT completely refill the remaining 50% in 30 minutes if that makes sense. Hope that helps.
This is the EXIF data from a picture taken with my iPhone. Nothing too revealing except for the GPS info. For reference, the GPS info in my photo was about a mile or so off from the actual location. The EXIF data can be removed from the .jpg file, but you need a program that can do this. (I use IrfanView.) And I just tested it out and turning off location services does prevent the GPS data from being recorded in the picture.
Filename - 2012-02-15 21.37.04.jpg
Make - Apple
Model - iPhone 4
Orientation - Right top
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - 5.0.1
DateTime - 2012:02:15 21:37:04
YCbCrPositioning - Centered
ExifOffset - 204
ExposureTime - 1/15 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 800
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2012:02:15 21:37:04
DateTimeDigitized - 2012:02:15 21:37:04
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/15 seconds
ApertureValue - F 2.80
BrightnessValue - -0.79
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, auto mode
FocalLength - 3.85 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 2592
ExifImageHeight - 1936
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Sharpness - Soft
GPS information: -
GPSLatitudeRef - N
GPSLatitude - 35 46.82 0 (35.780333)
GPSLongitudeRef - W
GPSLongitude - 78 40.37 0 (78.672833)
GPSAltitudeRef - Sea level
GPSAltitude - 152 m
GPSTimeStamp - 2 37 370
GPSImgDirectionRef - True direction
GPSImgDirection - 34.24
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 890
JpegIFByteCount - 9910
PSA: You can't: https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/26000016
>The Facebook family of companies will still receive and use this information for other purposes such as improving infrastructure and delivery systems, understanding how our services or theirs are used, securing systems, and fighting spam, abuse, or infringement activities.
I have this Anker Power Core that I absolutely fucking love.
It's kinda hefty, but sleek and worth the extra weight. Takes about 10 hours to charge, but it can charge your phone 5-7 times depending on which one you get, and the charge does NOT deplete if you leave it in your car. I had it in my car all summer and winter in Michigan for 8 months, and when i took it out, still showed 4/4 lights of charge.
I use mine a lot in hotels and stuff where the plug is too far from the bed, and I also use it a lot at work and stuff like that.
I've had it for 3 years now and it hasn't lost any battery power, PLUS it comes with two USB ports so you can charge two different things at once.
I've been using it to charge my iPhone X and Apple Watch for the last 3 days to test it out and it still has 2/4 power level bars left. Absolutely amazing.
It's an app some 15 year old submitted, disguised as a flashlight with different colors. A day later he released a video of how to set up a socks proxy and tether to a computer, successfully making the second app to ever tether in the app store.
I use this almost every week ad it works easily and perfect. Best $.99 ever spent.
Edit: here is the gizmoso post someone posted on reddit a while back when it came out.
No need to buy a whole new charger. Just use some electrical tape like this to block the light. It’s been a lifesaver for me in the night as any small amount of light drives me crazy when trying to sleep.
It’s a VRS Crystal Chrome case from Amazon. Looks similar but it has a chrome border around the back that compliments the Apple logo and text perfectly.
It was this one isn’t it? It’s a good looking case but oh boy the insides.
I had it too and I couldn’t get those marks off my 7 plus, tried with many different methods but none of them work.
The mistake was not cleaning the phone in a regular basis, I used it on my 8 plus too but I decided to clean the back of the phone and the case once a week. It was a good choice, my 8 plus remained impecable.
If you find a way to get those off let me know, I think I still got that 7 lying around.
I know first hand, and I have to say no, it is nowhere near as awesome as it looks. I ordered one and found it to be poorly constructed out of shoddy materials. It was returned without hesitation. I have seen this happen before - someone comes up with a potentially awesome design and then outsources the manufacturing to the wrong factory in China. The awesome is then throughly fubar'd by cutting corners on the materials and assembly to maximize profit while keeping the price to the retailer low. Please, do not waste your time or money ordering these. Here's the Engadget review for further reading.
The 6 plus has to render about 2.7 megapixels while the regular 6 only has to render about 1.0 megapixels. Since they both have the same graphics processing power and the 6 plus has to render more pixels, it gets lower frames per second in apps that are demanding of the graphics processor (like 3d games).
Be careful what you wish for. If you aren't paying for the product you are the product. If you can't pay, I'd stick to products like TunnelBear that have a free tier but also a clear monetization method.
You can buy them on amazon or directly from the spigen website. I’m getting mine from Amazon. I was on the fence about getting one but now I’m jelly after seeing the OP’s case. They also have grape coming out.
Spigen Classic C1 [10th Anniversary Limited Edition] iPhone X Case with Air Cushion Technology for Apple iPhone X (2017) - Bondi Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079THLWPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_2reqBbKD3XF0
Zagg makes the crappiest protectors. It's $50 for ONE protector and if anything happens to it you have to pay another $10 in shipping to get it replaced. Zagg are extremely overpriced and most of their protectors are nowhere near as good as other brands. Zagg is just popular because they are available in major electronics stores and carriers stores.
You can order IQ Shield glass screen protectors from Amazon. IQ Shield come in a 3 pack for $8 with free Prime shipping and they fit and look better than Zagg's junk. IQ Shield also offers a lifetime warranty and I'm pretty sure they don't charge you for shipping.
Forget about android for a second. I've had a "control panel" for almost four years now. SBSettings has been "bug free" on iOS for four years. Why did it take so long for Apple to include themselves? When someone made a new version of notifications and released it for jailbreak, what did Apple do? They hired the guy.
Batteries are very sensitive to heat.
>Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of temperatures, with 62° to
72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity. That is, your battery won’t power your device as long on a given charge. Charging the device in high temperatures can damage it further. Even storing a battery in a hot environment can damage it irreversibly. When using your device in a very cold environment, you may notice a decrease in battery life, but this condition is temporary. Once the battery’s temperature returns to its normal operating range, its performance will return to normal as well.
Get a Type-C Power Delivery (PD) battery and a Type-C charging cable. It’ll charge your phone so fast your head will spin.
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
That’s what I have.
Consider buying an Anker brand fast charger, They're way cheaper and if you get an Anker cord it will last, my s9's lasted since my old 2016 phone and its still going strong. Personally i'd reccomend https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Anker-Delivery-PowerPort-Foldable/dp/B07GWQ2GJC/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=anker+18+watt&qid=1568860660&s=wireless&sr=1-2 but it's up to you.
You know that Siri was an app available on all iPhones prior to Apple buying it and incorporating it into iOS?
Private Internet Access works great on many platforms and doesn't have the annoying issue that some iOS VPNs have of constantly disconnecting. It has many servers, and they denied to provide user data to the FBI multiple times so I trust them.
The only downside being it's popular enough and it's servers are usually the same so Netflix blocks it and sometimes a few websites will ask for you to complete captchas before entering.
However, if you want to save some money and will only be using a VPN on iOS go for TunnelBear, they promise no logs and they have cute bears.
There’s no way in hell I’d use Messenger. I trust FB to do the most anti-consumer thing possible in all situations and I’m not giving them more data.
Same for WhatsApp. It has a good security reputation, but no way you can make me believe FB won’t try to subvert it.
Telegram isn’t bad, but I wish private chats were the default (like they are in iOS).
Signal is good. I endorse it.
Here’s a nice write up of secure messaging apps: https://nordvpn.com/blog/most-secure-messaging-app/
Now, tell me which of those that are mostly green we could get all our friends and family to switch to? Messages wins for me because it’s a decent default and has a better security stance than most of the harder-to-adopt alternatives.
There are accessibility options in the phone. It has an option that you tap once for it to read you what app it is or what it says, and tapping twice is "clicking" on it to do its function.
Here's the page for the VoiceOver feature: https://www.apple.com/accessibility/ios/voiceover/
And don't forget about Siri! That definitely helps a lot when you can't see the screen. For example, you can have Siri read you your text messages, and then you can respond with your voice.
It's miraculous what a simple google search can do for you:
Edit: Seriously downvoting me? I just provided information that explains that he cannot get his sister-in-law unlimited data. People need to learn about reddiquette and what the downvote is actually for.
I ordered this one off amazon, I've been using it daily for about a week now. It looks pretty similar to OP's, feels and fits just like the official Apple Silicone cases. And it covers the bottom of the phone, which is a plus as well.
Voxer. It's a 'walkie-talkie' app which is really handy when driving, and when you don't feel like typing out long text messages. Doesn't use a lot of data and is really quick in sending messages (almost live when app is open)
ddg allows you to search a ton of search engines directly from ddg, you can see a list here
If I want to search youtube for a video I type !yt video name
If I want to search wikipedia for an article I type !w pizza and I'll have the article for pizza come up.
If I want the torrent for ubuntu i can type !tpb ubuntu and The Pirate Bay comes up with that search term.
If the normal duck duck go search isn't good enough for that term (it tends to be pretty good though) I can just search google with !g my term.
There are hundreds of them and its super useful.
One thing that apps do to inflate rank is use "offer walls" in other apps i.e. that Smurf village game would say "Get 50 smurf coins if you install a free app from this list" and then the owner of the fingerprint app pays the smurf app guys for those users. Of course, this makes the most sense when the app that's paying for users can then monetize them through their own in-app purchases or paywalls, but even for totally free apps, they might make enough off in-app advertising to turn a profit, especially if they can stay highly ranked. Apple hates this, so they've forbidden new apps & updates to include these types of offers, but there are still plenty grandfathered in that are continuing to drive downloads. Also, many apps have just moved their offer wall to an external web page or put it on Facebook or whatever.
You can read a bit more about it here:
Interestingly, the company mentioned there (Tapjoy), which was one of the biggest offer wall operators, is actually a renamed version of this company called Offerpal that got chased out of Facebook for basically doing the same thing in FB games:
Keep in mind that wireless charging is less efficient, so despite the fact that the 12 Pro Max battery (example) is less than 5000 mAh, you will not get a full charge with for said Pro Max. Anker themselves says "5,000 mAh cell capacity provides 1.2 iPhone 12 mini charges, 0.95 iPhone 12 charges, 0.97 iPhone 12 Pro charges, or 0.75 iPhone 12 Pro Max charges."
I'd been hoping for Anker to come out with a 10000 mAh MagSafe case but I assume it hasn't been released for a reason, though I use detachable wallet folio cases so that would be a hassle on the go anyway. So I just got a regular Anker battery bank with a wireless charger on top. So I can still charge my phone via cable on the go, and charge it at the place I'm staying wirelessly while charging the bank itself. For whatever reason, I can't charge the Apple Watch via USB-A at the same time as when I'm charging the battery bank, but I could another iPhone apparently. Not a big deal since I sleep with my Watch, charge it when I'm showering.
I got this on Amazon and it's just like what you have but with the bottom covered. (Although it wasn't $1)
I know some pretty clumsy people who drop their phones often and have pretty fucked up screens. They still say "I just don't like the way screen protectors feel" while scrolling their finger across jagged sharp glass. I don't think everyone needs a screen protector, but some absolutely do.
Beforehand, I only went with an Otterbox Statement case which had a raised enough lip to not worry about screen cracks from dropping. I only recently started using screen protectors because I use a wallet case now and would rather not my cards scratch up my screen. The screen protector I use, you can't really tell it's on though (no notch cutout, and outer part of the protector is black), and feels much better than previous screen protectors I used on older phones.
If it's free, it's selling your data. That's not okay if you're trying to be secure. Get a trial with a reputable VPN like Private Internet Access or NordVPN and either get a subscription or try another one if you don't like it for whatever reason.
Nothing except that there's some bug somewhere within Alienblue or the website you were looking at.
"It's working!" is the default Apache page when it's first installed. Seems likely that you clicked on a link to some site that had a new/broken apache config file.
It's something that's quite subtle, and there seems to be a huge spectrum of sensitivity toward it. Some people seem to just get some eye-strain after a while, others can get migraines. Since it's "invisible", some people might not even know why their eyes are feeling more tired after upgrading.
Most flagships use OLED displays now, and most don't offer a DC dimming option (OnePlus is the only company I know of that implements it). On Android, you have workarounds like OLED Saver, but there aren't any similarly elegant workarounds on iOS ("reduce white point" is really hacky).
The galaxy S10+ is 750 dollars-,-
There was a Linus tech tips video recently where he said that TunnelBear was being acquired by Mcaffee, which apparently might change how they have to handle keeping data logs or something like that, so that could be something to look into or keep in mind.
PIA Private Internet Access.
Located in the US, they do not log your IP or browsing history. App works well on my Macbook, iPhone and iPad. Price is reasonable. I have heard horrible things about their customer service, but have had no need to use it.
They’re meant for attaching things that can be easily removed. Used on shoes instead of laces for ex. I used something similar to this:
It’s hidden behind the battery, but allows me to detach it in case it became punctured
My iPhone 5 just started having issues with my sleep/wake button. I researched it a little and found out that Apple has a Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program. Unfortunately I found out too late, as it only covered phone within the first TWO years after being purchased. I confirmed this with an Apple Customer Service Representative (via the online chat) on March 4th, just a few days ago.
I decided to check about prices to get it replaced independently at RadioShack. Before going to RadioShack today I decided to double check the terms of the iPhone replacement program to see if there was any information about being reimbursed, possibly, for paying for the replacement. I saw that the terms of the replacement program were extended from 2 years to 3 years! This change had to have happened sometime in the past 4 days! So exciting! I went from not qualifying to qualifying practically overnight and I already have my appointment set for the in-store repair!
I just thought I'd share this news for anyone who is having an issue with their iPhone 5 sleep/wake button and who may have thought they weren't covered by this program (or who did not even know about this program). I don't see any sort of advertising that this program even exists, let alone that the coverage period has just been extended. It was sheer luck that I double checked the program and found out I was eligible. If you've already had the issue fixed, you may be eligible for compensation. I'm not 100% sure but either way, you can find more information about the program and check to see if you're eligible here: https://www.apple.com/support/iphone5-sleepwakebutton/ .
i beg to differ. storage and memory are hugely different in cost, performance, implementation etc.
storage is where you store information such as pictures, documents etc. it is a non-volatile medium and is generally much slower than RAM/memory and is meant to store static pieces of information.
memory is where you process and manipulate information. information stored in memory or RAM is volatile, meaning that when the phone/computer is turned off, it's gone. it's meant for short term usage to accomplish a task.
say you want to apply a filter on an image (ala instagram). you read the image from storage into memory, you then manipulate that image in memory, and store the end result back in storage.
BTW, if you have an iphone 5s you have 1 gigabyte or RAM/memory and 16 gigabytes or more of storage. they are totally separate chips on the phone's motherboard.
The best free alternative is SharePod. You can download that from here http://download.cnet.com/SharePod/3000-2141_4-10794489.html?tag=mncol;6
If you're looking for something better, check out TouchCopy.
And if you're on a mac, Senuti
I have Private Internet Access for my VPN. I use it whenever I connect to any public wifi network for extra privacy and security, since connecting to a public wifi without a VPN is just begging someone to log your activity.
It's cheap and it doesn't slow down your phone at all. I only use PIA because it's cheap and easy, but there are plenty of choices for VPN provider depending on your needs.
I personally use NordVPN as their price is right, the speed is great and I like their data collection policies. There are A LOT of VPN providers so you'll need to do some research, here's a good place to start: VPN comparison chart and /r/vpn
The other option, if you have the technical know-how and are willing to pay a little more, is to setup and host your own VPN on a cloud service.
I think it's a marketing trick. Instead of seeing one 99 cent app and deciding, "Do I want to buy this or not?", you see two 99 cent options and the question becomes "Which one of these do I want to buy?" By putting in an option that is obviously the worse option, you can drastically increase the sales of your other options, so even if the worse option never sells a single copy it's profitable.
I can't remember the name of the effect, but Dan Ariely writes extensively about it in Predictably Irrational
It is definetely worth shipping them to the PRC because they are not available there yet, and attract a much bigger premium:
Lots of yuppies willing to pay for a status symbol you cannot get there yet.
Some bubbles will take up to a week to disappear (you can speed it up by rubbing them towards the edge). If they're still there by the end of the week, they're not likely to disappear.
As for the pricing, $45 per non-full coverage glass screen protector is a fucking ripoff. Zagg screen protectors are prone to cracking at the edges. Search on Amazon and you'll find full-coverage, 3D glass protectors for way less. Here's a great one. (also available in white).
Highly recommend returning the ones you got for $45 each and finding a much better deal online.
Here is the JPG/MOV for anyone who wants them: https://mega.nz/#!b4VWjKhI!96NA9256b5CS8YQfDgbDuUFto8fSdRXQDnPyfIAcjY4
Just follow the guide here: https://www.reddit.com/r/iphone/comments/3n48qp/iphone_6s_how_to_create_a_custom_live_photo_from/
Someone ripped all of them. You should be welcome.
According to Apple, if you're not going to be using the iPhone for a while, charge it to 50 percent, then store it.
Also, keeping it at room temperature is one way to make sure the battery doesn't degrade too much.
Exciting news! Starting today, iOS users can test the preview app via Apple TestFlight. Go here to sign up - you'll need to be on a Windows Insider build, happy to discuss that with you if you're not already in the program.
Would love to hear your feedback if you install the app, or just generally what you'd like to see from the experience :)
If you have iTunes already installed, use http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php . It uses some of the iTunes drivers, is simple, drag and drop and won't erase your shit. Plus, it's free! Enjoy.
I have a standing Qi charger (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753Z4PGC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AGZtCbHV2MCEK) that I keep my phone on. I just look at the phone and it unlocks the notifications. Added benefit of always being charged. Also, I leave it on this thing 6hours+ a day and my battery is still very healthy according to the battery health app thing. So I wouldn't worry about the scare online about wireless charging being bad for the battery.
I have the same problem as you. Neither the Earpods nor airpods fit securely in my ears. My solution was to put some foam earbud covers on mine. It feels better, sounds better, and is thin enough that you can still put it in the charging case without issue. If you'd like to try them, here's the link:
they work great for EarPods, but for airpods, they block the sensors so you need to fiddle with it a bit to get them to work correctly:
Hey. So sorry for your loss.
The only free way I know involves a bit of leg work, but it’s an option that would just need you to borrow a Samsung phone, a USB on-the-go adapter (these have been in the box with the Samsung S7, 8 and 9 models) and have a google account. I realise getting a blank Samsung phone is the not so easy part but see if a friend (or yourself) has one from the last 4 years or so in a drawer that they don’t mind resetting.
Make sure it’s reset, or at least the text messages are.
From the Play Store, Download Samsung Smart Switch
Open SSS it, and use the USB on the go cable to connect it to your iPhone using your iPhone cable.
SSS will copy the content of the iPhone to the Samsung. After a while you will be prompted as to what elements you wish to transfer, deselect everything but the texts.
Once done, they’ll be on the Android phone (everything will stay on the iPhone too)
On the Samsung, delete any of the conversions that you don’t want backed up.
Download SMS Backup+ from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync
It will let you back up a copy of the texts to a folder as an email thread in your Gmail account. Easy to read and print etc.
Hope that helps.
Other than that, back up your iPhone 7 to either iCloud or iTunes and then wipe the iPhone X back to factory settings. Set the new phone up via the new set up nearby iPhone/Restore from iPhone/Restore from iCloud. All should see you retain all conversions on your new iPhone. You’ll be able to confirm this before resetting the iPhone 7 when sending.
If done correctly, when you set the iPhone X up, even your wallpaper should be the same.
Okay, judging from your post history you do seem to be extremely serious about privacy so I'm gonna try to do my best.
First off, wiping out all the data on the phone (either by going into Settings > General > Reset or hooking up to iTunes and entering DFU mode) should be fine. All your data, and app data will be removed from that phone. No worries there. I'm a bit unsure of what you mean with the phone number, but your phone number is linked with your sim card, so if you use the same sim card == same number.
Yes I would say that iPhone is secure. Apple doesn't sell your information to anyone (read this: https://www.apple.com/privacy/). iOS is also heavily sandboxed, so apps can't communicate with each other, and they can't get your location or your contacts or access your photos, etc. UNLESS you give them YOUR PERMISSION to do so.
Gmail shouldn't be able to track you, atleast not if you are using the built-in Mail application, as apps are sandboxed and can't access Safari to see what you have been searching or browsing.
One question I have though, is why are you using Gmail if you care about your privacy that much? Google scans your mail to see what you are interested in to give you targeted advertising.
They aren't selling ad space. They are simply adding the pre-built whitelist from https://acceptableads.org to their app and turning it on by default. You can turn it off and it goes right back to what you had before, which you didn't pay a dang cent for. Which is obviously why you don't want to pay a dang cent for someone else writing an article for you to enjoy.
If you use AdBlockPlus on the desktop, this is already happening to you. They created this list.
Edit: Here is the FAQ that AdBlockPlus posted about when they made this same change that Crystal is doing, only on the desktop.
The iPhone's really suffer in low light, look at the gsm arena comparison tool (I recommend comparing Pixel 2 vs Note 8 vs iPhone X
The iPhone loses a lot of detail in the low light, the Note 8 does the best in my opinion.
I actually oil my case with mink oil about once a month, which aside from keeping the leather conditioned and waterproofed also really enhances the patina. I also actively try to not baby the case too much. You can see how pristine and uniform the iPhone 6 case looks. I was so frustrated with how boring it looked after two whole years that, for the iPhone 7, I swore I would overcome my OCD and let the case get beat up. Intense mental training deep in the Appalachian wilderness followed. But I feel like it came out a success!
EDIT: also here's some mink oil on amazon for six bucks and prime shipping so you can have it for launch day :D https://smile.amazon.com/Sof-Sole-Preserving-Waterproofing-3-5-Ounce/dp/B003EMABT6/ one tin has lasted me over two years so far, and it's only about half used up. And you can use it on all top-grain leather stuff, not just the phone case!
EDIT2: I don’t get why everyone is downvoting you, fwiw I got the sarcasm haha. You got my upvote :)
It's called Gogogo! and you can get it on the App Store here (Free to download!):
There are 50 challenges in total. The idea of the game is that there's a new challenge every round!
Hope someone has fun with it! Please let me know if you play it!
Also if you happen to be browsing r/iPhone but for some reason you have an Android phone, here's the Play Store link:Play Store Link
Miles better. I never had too many issues but just so happened that 4G speed in my office was abysmal on the XS (so bad I bought 3 years of NordVPN so I could use the corporate WiFi). The 11 Pro is getting great speeds though.
Can’t comment with regards to the standard 11.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that a 720p lcd screen is not the best LCD on any smartphone. I'd put my bet on the iphone 8 plus actually, since it has better ppi and still great color accuracy.
This is mostly marketing. But it will be nice, for sure, but not "best".
And before you say "most advanced because of the edge to edge", see this:
An alternative if you like a snarky weather app that relies on Dark Sky's data is Carrot Weather. Of all the weather apps available, I like its Apple Watch layout the best.
CARROT Weather - Talking Forecast Robot by Grailr LLC
As far as Dark Sky (formerly forecast.io) data goes, it sources data from various source, to include NOAA.
I have siri installed on my fucking 3gs right now....I almost never use it though... I have used before and thought "yeah that's kind of neat" but it literally does nothing that i cant do myself in 30 seconds on google
they pulled the app that would run (for free) on any iphone and now it's a "iphone 4s exclusive feature that will only run with our awesome new processor!"
what a load of horse shit.
Camera360 tweeted earlier this year about this problem: https://twitter.com/camera360/status/534174314744905728
And did you have 'sync to camera roll' turned on in Camera360? How much disk space does Camera360 take up (Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage)?
Edit: They want you to use a file browser (http://www.i-funbox.com/) to see if the photos are in the Camera360 -> Documents -> Darkbox folder.
It's not to do with parallax. To optimize for parallax I believe you are supposed to add 200px to the dimensions so it would be 2408 × 1442. For non-parallax I think the best would be 2208 × 1242 because that is the resolution the phone actually renders at, before downsampling to fit the screen. See here: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified
This one? Portable Bluetooth Keyboard, iClever BK03 Mini Foldable BT 5.1 Wireless Keyboard, Durable Aluminum Alloy Housing, for iOS Android, Windows, PC, Tablet, with Rechargable Li-ion Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YWLJNPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NN539P1EK0C8Q5EVMSXK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Not really a phone without cellular connectivity (the cheaper model). And then, why would you want to? Just make it Wi-Fi only, enable tethering on the iPhone, and then you can get it online. You don't need it for calls, you already have a phone for that.
If Amazon can sell 7" Fire tablets for $50 each (I'm not even kidding), it should be possible with a smaller screen. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Also, Amazon has razor thin margins on a lot of things, and others far below retail, for example they sell the $50 D&D books for $25-30 each. Still, a big case retailer could probably get away with it, if the demand were high.
I just don't see the advantage of having both, and I'm sure most would agree. First you have the iPhone elitists who wouldn't touch Android if you paid them. A lot of iPhone users are loyal, and as a recent convert, I finally see why. Guys like me who will use either and will probably go back and forth having tried both, will probably not see the utility in having both, or will just get an Android tablet. Currently the 2013 or 2014 nVidia Shield is the one to beat at $200, slightly more powerful than the 2013 Asus/Google Nexus 7. The latter has been discontinued and is no longer supported, while the Shield continues to get updates, has dual front facing speakers, native support for their controller, and a memory card slot. A better one is about to come out, I think from Lenovo. That's Android though, not comparing with the iPad/mini, for someone who wants both. And then you have people who just don't give a shit and only need one device, and either iPhone or Android would be good enough, and they just happen to have an iPhone.
I've always liked Anker products and they have one on Amazon Anker Wireless Charger Charging Pad for iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone X, Nexus 5 / 6 / 7, and Other Devices, Provides Fast-Charging for Galaxy S8/ S8+/ S7 / S7 edge / S6 edge+, and Note 5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJL4XNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RoUVzb1EFWSDQ
My gf and I bought magnetic chargers. A piece goes into the port and the cord connects via magnet. It cuts down on wear and tear of the port and acts as a dust cover.