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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Sep 12, 2012.
Quite possibly based on venue. I didn't have to do anything to get mine to show up.
Street View was something I used every now and then, but aside from that, I'm not really having the negative reaction some people are. Perhaps if I had an iPhone or was in a larger area, maybe I'd feel differently.
I've contacted Google multiple times over the years in an effort to get them to correct/add stuff with no luck. Perhaps I'll have better luck with Apple...
Thanks! I had forgotten you could do that until you mentioned it... so I went ahead and turned it off for Contacts.
I like the idea of it, but I don't care for the implementation.
I only have 35 contacts so it wouldn't have been disastrous for me, but I had things MOSTLY like I like it, so I didn't like some of the changes and additions and stuff it made for me.
I have been reading about how bad the mapping system is. But one question, does it work when you have no signal. That was my biggest gripe about the Maps app. No signal, no map.
My daughter is updating right now. She got woken up last night because a friend texted her at 10pm. She turns the ringer off, but the vibration still wakes her. So she is looking forward to this feature.
That's exactly what I did. I turned off the facebook contacts and calendar stuff.
Same reason they dumped YouTube. Note that there's no more YouTube app. Google has already posted one in the App store
Pretty much the same. No signal, no maps.
It's great to have GPS and maps on a phone. I use it in a pinch but nothing takes the place of my Garmin stand alone GPS. The maps are stored on the device and it works very well. I use the Garmin mainly for long trips when I don't want to take the chance of the phone losing the data signal. Yes, there are GPS apps for the iPhone but I guess I'm old school that way.
I haven't read this whole thread but a couple other things I liked about the update:
being able to decline a call and reply with a text message or have it automatically remind you to call that person back one hour later or when you leave the area.
you can embed a picture/video in an email from the email app itself
you can set the alarm to use a song as the alarm
Maps team is currently under "lockdown" to fix the maps issues according to Apple.
Ignoring for the moment things like YouTube and Google probably having other things in pay being 3rd party things...
I frankly wish more of the "built-in" apps were not built-in.
Think iBooks... Apple was smart to make that a separate app, because look at all the times they have been able to update it... IF it was bundled in the iOS package, then you have to get an iOS update just to fix one of those apps.
Some things are pretty stable and don't need updating... so I'm find with some small sampling of apps being built-in...
But frankly wouldn't it be nice if the Apple Maps was separate too? With all the gripes, the only way for them to fix/update will be another iOS update... but if it were a standalone app, they could update it much easier.
Has anyone tried sending a calendar invite to someone outside your domain and their acceptance not getting sent? A user is reporting to me that the recipient is only getting the username in the invite, and therefore appending their own domain to the address.
I can't reproduce it.
iFixit has purchased one, and is currently in the process of disassembly. So far, it actually seems easier to fix, at least the screen. It no longer takes 38 steps, like the 4s, closer to the 3GS.
Fixing the front glass will be easier, just more expensive. It's more than just the glass now, the digitizer is molded to it.
I d/l'ed IOS6 last night. The first thing I noticed was my screen was dimmer. I have it set to Auto but the Auto seems dimmer.
Or I'm getting dim...
Anyone else? Si? No?
Saw the same thing on my 4S, just went to settings and turned up the backlight and left it on auto. I'll bet it was set low to extend battery life between charges.
Black phone is restoring! New earpods are pretty good, I could never use the old style.
White phone is still on FedEx.
Got my iPhone 5 at 9:30 this morning. Restore from iTunes went quick (didn't want to use iCloud especially today).
Like the screen. Time to do some testing.
I got mine at 10:24, 6 mins shy of the deadline. Setup was a piece of cake! If you don't want to load your own music, videos, ringtones or wallpaper (meaning you buy it all from iTunes) you never have to hook it up to a computer anymore. And even if you do want to use your own content you really only have to hook it up once, unless you have to do a new iOS install. You don't even have to hook it up to a computer to activate it on your AT&T account like you did in the past. I guess this kinda backs up their stance that you really only need a cable to charge anymore.
It's super fast and the difference in weight, against my iPhone 4, is definitely noticeable. It may just be me but it's warmer than phones in the past.
I chose to set mine up as a new phone instead of restore from a backup. I wanted to start fresh.
It cracks me up that people will stand in line for several days at the apple store to get a iphone 5. Here in Las Vegas one of the apple stores is in a large shopping center. While people are waiting in line for hours and days a Version phone store in the same shopping center has iphone5's and there is no line. They said they have plenty in stock also. A couple of guys have been in line at apple store since Wednesday.
we had a few places here where people are holding signs that they are willing to negotiate the sale of their spot for either personal profit or chairty, this was at 3:30 AM when I was heading to the airport, no idea how long they had been there. Also saw earlier in the week signs in front of some locations that the local law enforcement would issue summons for loitering to people hat tried to camp out early in the week
I was outside with my camera waiting for the Endeavour to fly over Sacramento when the UPS truck pulled up. I was soooooooo afraid that the shuttle would fly by while I was signing for it. I rushed him on his way in plenty of time for me to get my shots. Whew!
I restored mine from iCloud and it worked very well. I was a little worried when I saw a blank row of apps, but them remembered that the iPhone 5 has 5 rows instead of 4. <g>
If you're interested in my shots of the Endeavour, you'll find them here: