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iOS 7.1.1 – Battery Draining!?

Cell Phones, Electronics, Rants / Thoughts
May 9, 2014 No Comments


After updating to iOS 7.1.1. my iPhone 5 battery seems to be draining within a day.  It starts at 100% in the morning and by the next day it’s completely drained.   Apparently others report having this same issue at Apple Support Communities (here, here, and here) but nothing yet from Apple.

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Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount for iPhone and Smartphones

Accessories, Cell Phones, Cool Tools, Electronics, Videos
May 1, 2014 No Comments

I was looking for a tripod mount for my iPhone and actually found a pretty neat little contraption by Square Jellyfish.  The name is a big silly, but the product is solid.  At $15, it’s a must have item for the accessory bag.  Great for taking photos or video, even works for handsfree FaceTime.   Watch the video for the details on how it works.

Available from Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount

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Windows Phone 7 Series is very impressive!

Cell Phones
February 15, 2010 4 Comments

So today Microsoft officially announced the newest version of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series, and I have to say I am VERY impressed with the initial details.  The user interface is reminiscent of Windows Media Center and XBOX which I have loved using over the years.  The key element I like is that the user interaction is all about flow instead of launching little applications — something that makes the iPhone messy when you have a lot of apps installed.

My feeling is that if Microsoft can control the hardware quality, Apple will have a true contender to compete with which is great for the industry.  As for where I think Andriod fits in… it feels like Windows CE from 10 years ago.

Pretty exciting for Microsoft and great job to all the teams involved!   I can’t wait to use and develop for this platform too!

Check out the links below for some great photos and videos of the interface in action:

Windows Phone 7 Series
Announcing Windows Phone 7 Series

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SNEAK PEAK: Myro:Home for iPhone (HAI Controller)

Cell Phones, DIY, Hacks & Mods, Home Automation
January 4, 2010 3 Comments

Here is a sneak peak of the Myro:Home iPhone application.  As you can see, progress has been coming along.  I’ve been getting the design finalized and now I’m just tweaking the look and feel a bit.  The mobile framework has also been set in the core Myro:Home application which acts as a server on your home network.  The iPhone version connects into Myro and loads and controls the HAI panel via a secure channel.

The key focus has been getting control of your home via the iPhone in the quickest time possible.  As it works now, I can load and control in less than 3 seconds (if on WIFI).

– MYRO CONTROL – Myro:Home

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Zack Morris Still Using The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

Cell Phones, TV Shows
June 9, 2009 7 Comments


Here’s a clip that will bring you back to your younger years… Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.   No Palm Pre or Apple 3GS for Zack… nope, he still prefers a phone only mobile.  I’m surprised the DynaTAC 8000X’s battery is still holding a charge after all these years!  The clip from the show is below:


[JustJared via Gizmodo via David Cho]

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iPhone 3GS – Feature List

Cell Phones
June 8, 2009 5 Comments


Apple has announced the release of the newest iPhone, the iPhone 3GS.   Visually the iPhone looks the same as the previous 3G version but the 3GS comes loaded with new futures!  For starters, the  new iPhone shoots video and has zoom capabilities.  If battery life was a problem for you apparently the new iPhone 3GS will give you up to 9 hours of Wifi surfing compared to the 3G’s six.

Here’s a break down of the notable features:
–  3 Megapixel sensor
– Video Capture Support 30fps (share via MMS, email, MobileMe and Youtube)
– Support for the faster 7.2 Mbps 3G Standard
– Screen now has ingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
– Built-in compass application which also works with map (shows orientation)
– Voice Control
– Inline Remote for Music Control (you can use iPhone headphones with volume control now)
– Nike + Support
– Improved Battery life (12 hours talk time, 9 hours WiFi, 5 hours on 3G, up to 300 hours standby)
– $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $99 for 3G model.

The bad part: “Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).”

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