Monthly Archives: September 2013
Another Google Glass copycat?
Santiago Ambit, Ricardo Urias and their team of engineers from Spain have developed a new smart glass, dubbed as ION GLASSES, that could be a worthy alternative to the soon to be released Google Glass.
Ion Glasses brags as the first fashionable optical or sunglasses that are able to work with iOS and Android smartphones. Its functionality is very much similar to the Omate TrueSmart and Samsung Galaxy Gear, only that it is a smart glass.
Facebook again will turn its focus on mobile ads to help boost its margin income. In the past few months, sales of ads on wireless devices surpass revenue from desktop computers. This is why Facebook reactivated its mobile ads again. This Facebook features is not new, in fact it started about a year ago, September 12 to be exact but was put on hold after 3 months. They said at the time that the initial run was a test to see how the network would perform and whether or not people would find the ads relevant. Expert believed that the reason for stopping this ads may have been of Low income margin.
Have you ever been tagged by a not so close friend in a non-sense Facebook picture or photo?
Well, I was recently and what’s annoying about it is that you are in no way interested or cannot relate or at least makes no sense, because you are not in that photo or it has nothing to do with you and that photo get’s a lot of comments and updates, every single second for the next couple of days.
This is one way of spamming Facebook to get attention and when you try to look of a way to untag yourself using the mobile application because that’s what you use all the time rather than your laptop or desktop, there is just no way to do it.
With the advancement of the new iOS 7, the enhanced features of Find My iPhone has become a stronger security offered by Activation Lock which may be a deterrent for thieves. This new feature built into Find My iPhone will make it harder for anyone else to use or sell your device if it is ever lost or stolen.
In iOS 6, a thief can just go to settings and easily disable the Find My iPhone feature, but now when someone tries to turn off the Find My iPhone, the Apple ID and account password of the owner will be required, thus preventing any person from disabling it. The person who has the device also can’t restore it or reactivate it without the account credentials. Only the phone number and a custom message that asks the person with the phone to return it to its rightful owner.
Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C hit 9 million mark in just three days after launch. It has again beat the odds and overwhelmingly exceeded analysts’ expectation. This is a record breaking sales, much higher than 5 million sales of predecessor iPhone 5 last September 2012.
In a press release today , Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
Say you send an email to your customer and want to make sure that they receive it. There are two ways you can do this. One is you call and ask them for confirmation or you can configure your email for request and delivery receipt. I’d prefer the latter.
Actually there are various ways why you may want to make sure that your emails have been received.
- You send a very important message and you want to make sure that your recipient get it and open it.
- The message is not that important but you are not sure if the email address is correct or not.
- Or you are not expecting a reply but just want to make sure that your message gets through.
This is not actually required when you are updating on the device itself because it will download the appropriate version for you but some prefer to update via iTunes or manually. This information becomes useful due to Apple having devices that are identical physically where even the model is difficult to find.
So how do we identify which model of iPhone or iPad do we have?
Please note that the model number can be found at the lower back cover of the device!