Coming to iOS11 is a neat feature called Emergency SOS.
It is found in its own sub-menu under Settings.
Basically, this feature lets you quickly call Emergency Services or your Emergency Contacts. You invoke it by pressing the sleep/wake (power button) rapidly 5x.
Don't forget to fill in your Medical ID & Emergency Contact/s (in Health app) so those first responders (police, fire, medics, etc) have some basic information to work with.
As an added bonus, invoking the Emergency SOS screen also disables Touch ID temporarily and the device will remain locked until you input your password. Useful if you are confronted by a bad guy (bad cops?). Make sure you have a strong password (an alphanumeric password is better than a simple 4 digit pin), set your phone to lock immediately, and Erase data after 10 failed password attempts as well.
A few weeks ago I purchased a Moto E4 Plus it was a very affordable and capable device but unfortunately, the South East Asia version lacked NFC.
Since I will be moving to a place where there would be support for Android Pay I figured I should at least get a device with both Fingerprint and NFC capability.
Yesterday I got a Moto Z Play which has NFC. Deleted and packed off the E4 Plus for sale.
I got a lot of freebies, a Moto Mod compatible flip case, and a Moto Mod Incipio battery pack.
All for 19,999 Php -- a very good deal!
The Z Play originally came with Android 6 Marshmallow, but I was able to update it to 7 Nougat and I read that Motorola/Lenovo (oh ya, Lenovo bought Motorola from Google) will be upgrading it to 8 Oreo as well.
Nostalgia aside, I thought the Nokia 3310 (at Php 3,000) is a bit overpriced for what it offers and for a spare phone at that. So, I purchased an even cheaper dumber phone. The Nokia 105 Dual SIM is just Php 850 yes less than Php 1,000.
It's super basic you can't even sync contacts to it or change the date format, but at least now I have a super cheap phone with super long battery life for emergencies. No fear of data charges since it doesn't even have GPRS.
I think this would be a good mobile to deploy to staff/offices that don't need more than basic features. Oh and it has a torch.
I noticed something as I was fixing my mom's Netflix subscription. She had recently done the 1-month free trial using her iPhone. Meaning her subscription would be coursed thru Apple iTunes or AppStore.
Since I already pay for Netflix, I was surprised that the prices were not the same! Apple charges extra on top of Netflix's fees. BAD APPLE.
I canceled her trial subscription using iTunes prior to the end of the trial date and then went to Netflix.com to restart her trial direct with the streaming service.
For most people, it would be more convenient to subscribe via Apple but I don't believe we should pay more if we can get it for less.
Here is Netflix's help page on canceling iTunes billing:
How do I cancel iTunes billing for Netflix? https://help.netflix.com/en/node/27460
I don't have a BPI Express account, so I knew this was a phishing email from the get go.
When we look at it on a desktop browser we see the email address has been masked/tampered with
When we hover (DO NOT CLICK) on the link we can see the URL is suspicious as well.
DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAIL. IT IS BETTER TO GO TO THE WEBSITE ON YOUR OWN AND NOT RELY ON LINKS BE WARY OF ATTACHMENTS, EVEN FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW. TURN ON "TWO-FACTOR" AUTHENTICATION IF AVAILABLE. IF YOU FELL FOR A PHISHING EMAIL CONTACT YOUR BANK (OR THE WEBSITE) ASAP.
The scary part is when viewed on mobile (in this case GMail for iOS) it looks ok but it is not, more and more people just do stuff on their mobile and this might fool some.
The device looks great on video and specs wise it seems like a capable device for the target market (education / ultra-portable) however I am a bit uneasy about the move to a single USB port and the fabric on the keyboard seems like an impending hygiene issue.
I am not sure how I feel about Windows S as their response to ChromeOS. It remains to be seen if they will make a dent on Chromebooks market share. Personally, I would opt to upgrade to the Pro version anyway to get the most out of Windows 10.
Let's see what MSFT's partners will cook up now that Microsoft has unveiled their new "hero device".
I really think APPL is missing the mark by refusing to add touch capability to their MacBooks screen, the TouchBar isn't really compelling (yet), and I think the devices on the Windows side should capitalize on this.
In the end, competition is always great for the consumer :-)
Well after only a few hours of my above tweet hoping to get Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.138 it is now downloading on my device hehe. I did have to install build 15063.2 before 138 appeared under updates.
Ever since my Lumia 535 got stolen, I have been slumming it with the Lumia 532. I had my eye on the Lumia 650 but unfortunately, Microsoft decided to bail on mobiles for now, and as per the Microsoft Store in SM Megamall, the device would not be sold locally. Both the Lumia 950 and 950XL were very tempting but out of my budget range. Bummer.
I still preferred to use Windows 10 Mobile for work and initially I tried to order it via Microsoft's US Store but they don't accept credit cards issued in the Philippines. So I hit eBay and actually got the device including shipping at a lower price, all in I spent less than 9000Php for this device. For the price, the device looks and feels great!
I got it in black and opted for the Dual SIM variant. It takes nano size SIM cards there's no need for adapters on this one. Like my previous Lumias, it has a microSD expansion slot, I have a 16Gb card in at the moment. I also noticed that this devic…
I was able to locate Boot Camp 2.1 drivers online here
I've installed the linked drivers and so far everything seems to be working.
Since this machine has a tiny 60Gb HDD, I'm working with a 35Gb Boot Camp partition.
I've successfully installed Service Pack 1. So there's that, I did get this warning prior to updating to SP 1.
So what's next?
Option 1: do an in-place update of Windows 10 to find out if a) the drivers for Windows 7 will work b) if Windows 10 will run smoother on it vs my Wind U123H. If this pans out I might remove the tiny stock 60Gb HDD replace it with my spare 500Gb HDD and do a fresh install of Windows 10.
Option 2: skip the in-place update, go directly to swapping out the drive and do a fresh install of OS X Leopard 10.5.x and do a clean install of Windows 10 and just hope the Windows 7 drivers work.
Option 3: I could stay with Windows 7 SP1 however mainstream support has already ended so I am back with the same issue if I stayed with Leopard. …
The first hub I purchased a coopidea USB-C to 4 port USB-A hub was interfering with WiFi. I was experiencing dropped wireless in both macOS and Windows 10.
I also experienced the HDD's ejecting unexpectedly.
I hope the Satechi Hubs I ordered are of better quality than the coopidea.
So I went and returned the annoying hub and decided to get an Apple made dongle. They are more expensive by default, also local APRs (Apple Premium Resellers) are not participating with Apple's USB-C Promotion. And it's just one USB-A port. They also don't have the single USB-C to USB-A one. So I had to purchase the more expensive Multi-port AV adapter. I've tested the USB-A, and USB-C pass-thru but have yet to test the HDMI port.
I decided to buy a Belkin USB-C to USB-B micro (the fat version for USB3.0 HDDs) I may get another one of these if they are reliable.
and a USB-C to Lightning cable.
I reckon new cables are better than dongles? I also ordered a USB-C/USB-A memory stick so I can …