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Showing posts from September, 2013

iCloud Control Panel 3.0 Released

iCloud Control Panel 3.0 is out and it supports Outlook 2013. You can use Apple Software Update to get it or grab it here to shutdown Outlook before setupAfter a few minutes you get this screenNow I have iCloud contacts, mail & tasks in Outlook 2013 (I don’t use iCloud Calendar, and photo stream)

Ringtones / Arcobaleno Classic Mix v1

Made a new tone:

Sean Tyas & Giuseppe Ottaviani - Arcobaleno Classic Mix

it's m4r so it should work with any iOS device and it's available here

Fleeting LTE Speed...

Got a double digit result for a short while it's back to single digit speed now...

Sent from Gmail Mobile

Blackberry Fumbles iPhone / Android BBM Launch

Nothing is going right for Blackberry (BBRY)... They even fumbled their very late entry into the cross-platform messaging application wars.

They are blaming it at the over 1 million downloads on an leaked android version of the BBM app. I think they were not prepared.

I was able to download the app before the roll-out got "paused" and have been poking around with it.

The first few (about 5x) I launched it I could not create a Blackberry ID. So I decided to create one on the computer via this site:

After a few more restarts of the app I was finally able to login and use it.

BBM for iPhone relies on Blackberry's PIN system and DOES NOT auto-populate from your contacts lists like popular competitors: Whatsapp, Viber, WeChat, LINE, etc. This can be a plus if you want to insulate your mobile number from certain contacts.

It is unclear when Blackberry will resume the roll-out of BBM for iPhone…

Apple iPhone Event 2013

The iPhone 5 is no more, it will be replaced with the iPhone 5C (C is for color not cheap!) It will come in 2 capacities (16, 32Gb) and 5 colors (green, white, blue, pink, yellow)Basically they made a poly-carbonate (plastic) backed iPhone 5 with more color choices, complete with over priced silicone cases. More info in the iPhone 5CIf you own an iPhone 5 you may skip the iPhone 5C.Apple’s new flagship iPhone is the iPhone 5S.They are coming out in 3 capacities (16, 32, 64Gb) and 3 colors (Space Gray, Silver, Gold) these are the high-end iPhones and will have that glass and metal finish. The iPhone 5S will be running 64-bit operating system. They are saying it will perform better. They are selling over-priced leather case for this higher end device.As usual they made a big deal about the camera features.They also made a big deal about Touch ID, it’s fingerprint scanner which should improve security. I think I am most intrigued by this feature. Security made simple is always a good thi…