Dec 312013
 

Dupa lansarea fiecarei versiuni noi majore a iOS apar utilizatori nemultumiti de autonomia bateriei, care desigur ca nu mai este la fel de buna precum in versiunea anterioara. De la bun inceput trebuie sa luati in calcul faptul ca utilizati mai mult decat de obicei terminalul si este normal ca bateria sa se consume mai repede, insa desigur ca exista si cateva trucuri care va pot ajuta sa imbuntatiti autonomia. Avand in vedere ca toate smartphone-urile au aceeasi problema si producatorii nu se grabesc sa o rezolve, din pacate nu puteti face altceva decat sa va jucatu cu software-ul si functiile.

Restore

  Intotdeauna recomand oricui sa nu utilizeze backup-uri in cazul unui restore, deoarece backup-urile importa nu doar informatiile importante ci si problemele. In cazul trecerii de la iOS 6 la iOS 7 un backup importa intr-un sistem de operare nou setari dintr-unul vechi iar acest lucru genereaza intotdeauna probleme. In cazul autonomiei putem vorbi despre servicii care functioneaza fara rost, despre cine stie ce bug care ruleaza un servicii constant, sau cine stie ce alte probleme, asa ca efectuarea unui restore cu set as new este intotdeauna o metoda buna de a scapa de probleme.

Dezactivarea 3G/4G/WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS

  Toate serviciile listate de catre mine mai sus ne fac smartphone-urile mai bune, mai potente, insa daca le tineti active cand nu le utilizati, consumati fara rost energia terminalului vostru. Cand sunteti conectati la o retea WiFi pentru o perioada lunga de timp, este indicata sa dezactivati conexiunile de date 3G/4G deoarece ele consuma energie inutil, nefiind folosite pentru trafic. In aceeasi masura puteti inchide conexiunile Bluetooth/GPS cand nu folositi aceste servicii, tinerea lor activa avand exact acelasi impact precum am mentionat anterior.

Scaderea luminozitatii ecranului

 

Daca nu utilizati iDevice-ul afara, atunci sunt sanse mici sa aveti nevoie de luminozitatea setata la maxim si fie alegeti sa o reduceti la o valoare mica, fie utilizati sistemul care seteaza automat luminozitatea. Oricare dintre aceste doua functii va imbunatateste autonomia bateriei, ecranul fiind principalul consumator de energie al oricarui terminal mobile, luminozitatea setata de catre utilizatori definind practic consumul de energie, deoarece in functie de ea ecranul trage curentul de care are nevoie pentru a functiona.

Reduce Motion – ezactivarea parralax si a efectului de miscare a iconitelor

  Apple a implementat un set grozav de efecte in iOS 7, insa pe cat sunt ele de grozave, pe atat de multa energie consuma si dezactivarea lor va avea un impact serios nu doar asupra autonomiei, ci si asupra performantelor iDevice-urilor. Navigand catre Settings>General>Accessibility>Reduce Motion si activand aceasta optiune, veti elimina efectul parallax implementat de catre Apple, dar si cel care da senzatia de miscare pentru iconite si wallpaper-urile acestora, optiunea fiind in mod nativ activata pentru toti utilizatorii.

Evitarea wallpaper-urilor dinamice

  Prezente in iOS 7 sunt si o serie de wallpaper-uri dinamice care potenteaza efectele despre care v-am vorbit anterior. Apple le-a implementat in ideea de a ne oferi o experienta de utilizare cat mai buna, insa din pacate ele consuma resurse si autonomie, iar daca aveti nevoie foarte mare de ambele, ar fi indicat sa utilizati doar wallpaper-uri statice

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Dezactivarea Background App Refresh si a Automatic Downloads

  Background App Refresh si a Automatic Downloads sunt doua servicii care permit actualizarea in background a informatiilor din interiorul aplicatiilor instalate in iDevice-urile noastre si instalarea automata de aplicatii daca acelasi lucru s-a facut pe PC sau alt iDevice/instalarea automata de update-uri disponbile in App Store. Ambele servicii monitorizeaza in mod constant serverele Apple pentru a sti daca trebuie sa faca vreo operatiune in terminalele noastre, iar acest lucru consuma destula energie, deciar fi bine sa evitati utilizarea lor dca doriti autonomie imbunatatita.

Dezactivarea Frequent Locations si serviciilor GPS inutile

  Frequent Locations este un serviciu care ii ajuta pe soferii din SUA sa ajunga mai repede la destinatie, iOS-ul monitorizand locurile prin care acestia au condus, dar si informatii din trafic, ghidandu-i cat mai rapid spre destinatie.

In Romania serviciul doar monitorizeaza locatiile prin care calatorim, deci nu este chiar atat de util si consuma resurse. Dezactivarea sa este recomandata impreuna cu dezactivarea informatiilor despre WiFi, Trafic, Time Zone, iAds, Diagnostic si utilizare, eventual Popular Near Me, singurele 2 servicii cu adevarat utile fiind cele pentru cautarea celulelor de retea si calibrarea busolei.

  Urmand acesti pasi ar trebui sa va imbunatatiti simtitor autonomia bateriei, insa doar in functie de modificarile facute.

via iOS 7 – iata cum poti imbunatati autonomia bateriei | iDevice.ro.

Dec 192013
 

Pebble este unul dintre cele mai populare smartwatch-uri comercializate in momentul de fata de pe glob, iar incepand de anul viitor va avea disponibil un App Store pentru aplicatiile concepute de catre dezvoltatori. Conform celor de la Pebble, acesta ar urma sa fie primul magazin de aplicatii de acest gen lansat vreodata, el urmand a permite utilizatorilor sa caute orice fel de software care le permite sa-si personalizeze smartwatch-urile conectate la iPhone-uri sau terminale Android.

Saddle up Pebble devs: the Pebble appstore is coming soon

Today, we are proud to announce exciting news to our developer community: the Pebble Developer Portal is now open! Pebble app developers can now upload their Pebble apps for distribution in the upcoming Pebble appstore. When it launches in early 2014, the Pebble appstore will be a first-of-its-kind wearable tech application directory—giving Pebble users a one-stop-shop for searching, browsing, and installing Pebble watch faces and apps directly from the iOS or Android Pebble smartphone app.

The introduction of SDK 2.0 included four major new APIs—Javascript, Accelerometer, Data Logging, and Persistent Storage—and the response has been phenomenal. We know developers have excitedly anticipated submitting their SDK 2.0 Pebble apps to the Pebble app store.

The time is now.

For full details, visit the Pebble app store announcement on our Developer Blog »

  Noul App Store va veni impreuna cu un nou SDK pentru dezvoltarea de aplicatii si software dedicat personalizarii Pebble-urilor, insa totul abia de anul viitor. Daca sunteti interesati sa achizitionati un smartwatch Pebble, ei bine in aceasta pagina gasiti mai multe detalii.

via Pebble va avea un App Store dedicat pentru aplicatii compatibile cu smartwatch-ul sau | iDevice.ro.

 Posted by at 16:32
Jul 092013
 

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Pretins prototip al viitorului iPhone cu preţ redus, surprins în imagini şi secvenţe videoDorian Prodan – 8 iul 20133 ABONEAZA-TE ACUMFacebook Newsletter Deşi Tim Cook a declarat la începutul acestui an că Apple nu este interesată de lansarea unui iPhone ieftin, zvonurile despre acesta au continuat să circule, incluzând chiar şi o serie de fotografii cu origine incertă. Cea mai nouă pretinsă dovadă a existenţei acestui model este şi cea mai bună din punct de vedere a calităţii, însă sursa acesteia este una dintre cele mai puţin credibile: un producător chinez de clone.Telefonul prezentat de  producătorul Techdy şi blogul M.I.C. Gadget confirmă zvonurile anterioare, viitorul iPhone cu preţ redus urmând să ofere o carcasă fabricată din policarbonat care seamănă cu vechile versiuni ale player-ului media iPod Touch. Acesta va oferi tot un ecran de 4” cu aceeaşi rezoluţie de 1136 x 640 pixeli, restul detaliilor fiind însă necunoscute deoarece compania a intrat doar în posesia unei carcase.Deşi se remarcă lipsa butoanelor, şasiul interior prezintă tăieturile pentru acestea, ceea ce înseamnă că modelul prezentat este doar un prototip încă un lucru. Conform  descrierii oferite, impresia lăsată de carcasă este pozitivă, policarbonatul folosit fiind rigid şi cu un finisaj bun, aşa cum ne-au obişnuit de altfel şi terminalele Nokia din ultimii ani.Compania oferă şi o prezentare video a acestui model, precum şi o galerie mai amplă de imagini.În cel mai curat stil al plagiatorilor chinezi, compania a anunţat că va lansa şi o clonă a acestui terminal care va rula sistemul de operare Android. În mod ironic, aceasta va fi disponibilă tot în luna septembrie a acestui an, perioada în care Apple este aşteptată să anunţe următoarea generaţie iPhone. 

via Pretins prototip al viitorului iPhone cu preţ redus, surprins în imagini şi secvenţe video.

 Posted by at 11:19
Sep 042012
 

Ca de obicei, exista o multe zvonuri (plus speculații) pentru a vedea cum va fi noul  iPhone. De data aceasta în jurul a mulțor scurgeri de piese, acum complet asamblate,  pretind a fi incluse în iPhone next-gen. Acest nou iPhone este de așteptat să aibă un display de 4 inci, să fie mai subtire si mai inalt, dar cu un design similar cu predecesorii săi.

Astăzi, încă un videoclip nou a  ceea ce se numește iPhone 5 sau The New iPhone,  furnizate de o “sursă anonimă,” a ajuns pe YouTube. Diferența majoră la acest videoclip  este că arată aparatul fiind pornit, si pentru că ii lipsește un nou doc cablu conector nu poate fi “conectat la iTunes”. În general, pe baza scurgeri de informații anterioare, este o demonstrație convingătoare rapidă a hardware-ului.

Tim Cook, CEO Apple, a declarat în luna mai că “Ne vom dubla securitatea cu privire la secretul privind produsele.” Dacă toate videoclipurile scurse și imagini ale viitoarelor “iPhone 5″  se dovedesc a fi adevărate, atunci el ar trebui să fie asemanator .Orice este posibil.

Apple a se zvoneste ca ar ține un eveniment media pe 12 septembrie, urmand lansarea pe 23.09.

 

 

Jun 122012
 

As expected, Apple just announced its own in-house mapping platform at WWDC. Apple is doing all of the cartography itself, instead of Using Google Maps, or pulling from an open source format like OpenStreetMap.

One big addition is turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, which has been a big feature that Apple fans have been begging for for years. It’ll be narrated by Siri, of course. It will also be fully integrated with Yelp, and offer traffic updates, suggesting new routes if traffic is bad where you’re heading. Another cool thing to do is that if you’ve got to take two turns back to back, it will show you both of the signs, so you know what to do.

It’ll also have a 3D feature called Flyover—a “3D photographic model of cities all over the world.” It’s probably based on C3 Technologies tech, which is present in Nokia Maps, but Apple’s version looks pretty great.

All of the maps are in vector graphics (very nice!), and there’s an in-line card with reviews and ratings. It’s in the iOS style, but probably based on Placebase, which Apple acquired in 2009.

Apple-run maps have been an inevitability for a while now. Word originally broke a month or so ago that Apple would be moving away from Google Maps as its primary source of information for its apps. That came just a few weeks after the first visible cracks in Apple’s strained marriage with Google Maps—news that the in-app maps for Apple’s new iOS iPhoto app didn’t pull its information from Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap.

You can see the skeleton of a lot of today’s features in what Cupertino’s been doing in the recent past. Apple has been buying up mapping companies for years now—Placebase, which overlays information on maps, in 2009, Google Earth-like Poly9 in 2010, and C3 Technologies’ 3D mapping in 2011—and slowly building out its ability to provide a similar feature set once it launches.

Probably in response to Apple’s announcement, Google announced a ton of new mapping features last week, including offline maps, which Apple users might not see now.

The biggest missing feature from the new Apple maps will probably be Google’s StreetView. That’s a killer. The other thing is that transit directions will be MIA until devs build apps for them. Apple is offering integration for those apps, but it sounds like a cop out. No directions for metro systems, biking, walking, and hiking is a big miss. It’s unclear exactly what else is missing from a Googleless future of Maps, but if Apple is taking this live, it probably thinks it can make a close enough approximation to make the experience similar—or at least it had better.

via Apple Has Its Own Killer Maps with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, 3D, and Tons More.

 Posted by at 13:22
Jun 122012
 

Just moments ago, VP of iOS Scott Forstall introduced us to iOS 6, the latest mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple has sold 365 million iOS devices so far, and more than 80 are running iOS 5 right now. The company has delivered more than 1.5 trillion push notifications to iOS devices so far as well, and 140 iMessage users have sent more than 150 billion messages to date.

iOS 6 has more than 200 new features, and the first one Apple discussed is enhancements to Siri. Siri can now deliver sports scores, league standings and player stats. Siri can also find restaurants now, and Apple has partnered with Yelp for reviews and OpenTable to make reservations. More new functionality includes enhanced movie support — Siri can give users show times, play movie previews, show reviews and give information about actors. Finally, Siri is now able to launch apps. Apple also noted that it is working on a new “Eyes Free” feature that will allow car manufacturers to provide drivers with Siri integration, opening the Siri prompt using a button on the steering wheel, and a variety of new languages will be supported including Mandarin and Korean.

Siri is also coming to the iPad in iOS 6.

Next up, Apple announced Facebook integration at the OS level, which works much like its Twitter integration. Users can post to Facebook (and Twitter) right from within the Notification Center or using Siri, and Facebook is integrated with a number of Apple apps including the App Store and iTunes (users can “like” apps or songs from within each store). Facebook events and birthdays will be available in the calendar as well.

Apple also announced that it has added a number of new enhancements to the Phone app. Users screening calls will be able to automatically reply to an unanswered call or set a reminder to call the caller back without opening any apps. A new “Do Not Disturb” feature allows users to silence phone calls and push notifications during certain times, and it also supports a whitelist feature that will only allow called from certain contacts while Do Not Disturb is enabled.

FaceTime has been updated as well, and it now works over cellular data connections in addition to Wi-Fi. In addition, FaceTime calls made to an iPhone can be answered on an iPad or a Mac.

Mobile Safari is now compatible with iCloud tabs and offline reading lists, which will sync automatically across iOS and OS X 10.8+ devices. PhotoStream has been enhanced as well, allowing users to share photo streams with friends in just two steps. Mail now includes a VIP feature that will provide stand-out notification features and a separate mailbox view for special contacts the user designates.

Apple also announced a new iOS app called “Passbook.” This app will serve as a central location for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to hold all of their tickets, store cards and passes (boarding passes and so on) as well as coupons and more. All of these cards and passes are stored virtually, and users don’t even have to unlock the phone to access them — if you have a Starbucks card, it will appear on your lock screen as soon as you walk into a Starbucks.

In line with numerous reports, Apple also unveiled a new Maps application that will launch with iOS 6. Apple will no longer make use of Google Maps in iOS, instead making use of a new in-house solution. Apple’s new Maps app features traffic integration, Yelp integration, free turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation and more. Maps also includes Siri integration, so users can navigate to a destination or search for points of interest using Siri.

Apple’s mapping solution includes a terrific 3D feature as well, that uses vector-based graphics and images that Apple has captured and compiled using cars and helicopters.

Apple has added a variety of additional features in iOS 6, including new accessibility features, “lost mode” that enhances Apple’s Find My iPhone features, Game Center challenges and more.

Apple’s first iOS 6 beta will be made available on Monday for developers, and it will be released to the public this fall. iOS 6 will be available for the iPhone 3GS and later, the iPad 2 and later, and the fourth-generation iPod touch.

 Posted by at 10:02
Apr 272012
 

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Apr 272012
 

Welcome to my Top 15 iPad2 Games video for 2011. This is my personal taste and I included all genres. Also I am sorry for bad play on some parts, it was a bit hard to hold iPad2 below the camera centered whole time and play games ;) I recorded game playing with my Sony HDR-XR105E camera and created intro animation in Adobe After Effects & full video mix in Adobe Premiere. Intro music is part from one of my favorite PsyTrance songs: Fatali – Flip (Atomic Pulse Remix) This is my Top 15 iPad Games of 2011 (Quick Version) with App Store links: 15. Foosball HD – by Illusion Labs itunes.apple.com 14. NYZombies – by Foursaken Media itunes.apple.com 13. Race After 1977 – by Xpect Games itunes.apple.com 12. Virtual Table Tennis HD – by SenseDevil Games itunes.apple.com 11. Giana Sisters HD – by bad monkee itunes.apple.com 10. Bowmaster HD – by iOccam itunes.apple.com 9. Dungeon Hunter 2 HD – by Gameloft itunes.apple.com 8. Where’s My Water? – by Disney itunes.apple.com 7. Zombie Infection HD – by Gameloft itunes.apple.com 6. Tweens HD – by Kokakiki LLC tinyurl.com 6. Tweens (iPhone & iPod Touch versions) – by Kokakiki LLC tinyurl.com 5. SHADOWGUN – by MADFINGER Games, as itunes.apple.com 4. Dead Space™ for iPad – by Electronic Arts itunes.apple.com 3. Gangstar Rio: City of Saints – by Gameloft itunes.apple.com 2. NOVA 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD – by Gameloft itunes.apple.com 1. Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation – by Gameloft itunes.apple.com If you like this video and would

Apr 252012
 

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