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AirPods in my ears … part2

24 May

Let’s go further with those AirPods!!

Hey Siri! If your iPhone or iPad is hooked on a plug or portable battery, just say “Hey Siri” to start the conversation.

Find my AirPods! Use the well known, “Find my phone” app on iPhone/iPad or hop on the internet on a computer and type iCloud.com to log in.

All your apple devices will appear on a map.

You’ll be able to make noise on your AirPods to find your buds.

Beware, it only works if the AirPods are NOT in the case … if you lose the charging case, you’ll be up for a $69 replacing case.

AirPods and Apple Watch are bff. The Apple Watch is very handy to skip, turn the volume up and down.

Or you tell Siri “volume up”, “skip song”, “volume down”, “pause music”, “play music”.

Who is calling? The phone calls are announced in my AirPods … handy.

Go to settings/phone/announce calls and explore the options.

After a few weeks, I really love my AirPods and I wouldn’t trade them for another headset because

  • they are light and don’t fall from my ears,
  • the sound is great and everyone hears me clearer than with my other headsets,
  • the autonomy is good even for heavy users like me thanks to its charging case,

A great buy for sure!!

But still there’s a huge downside. What do I do with this AirPods charging case? How not to lose it?

I first tried to tight it with a Betterband and a carabiner from Niteize. Looks a little bit too much DIY …

Then, I browse the web and found lots of silicone skins for the charging case … cute and protective for the case but it was just a skin … what about my losing issue, dust, water and fall protection … some more browsing and I found the Catalyst case!

Click to order and pay. The Catalyst case is on the way … it was just delivered and carrying now my AirPods all over without the stress of losing the case.

  • Waterproof? Yes up to 3.3.ft/1m,
  • Scratch proof ? Yes, 360degrees protection,
  • Drop proof? Yes up to 4ft/1,2m

Cherry on the cake, the cover glows in the dark! Love it.

Good to know, I still can reach the pairing button through the thin silicon wrap around the AirPods case.

To get my buds when I’m not on the move I just pull both side down and leave it like that … it’s my standby mode.
I didn’t like the provided carabiner and I switched for the Slidelock from Niteize (the gates are closed independently thanks to the plastic sliders). Now I’m almost sure I won’t lose it.

Check out Airpods in my ears … part1

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Not enough storage on your smartphone?

4 Aug

leef iBridge, mobile memory for iphone/iPadI remember I was taking pictures and at one time my iPhone tells me “can’t take this picture, don’t have any storage left” …
What? In the middle of a tennis match? What do I do? I need those pictures!
So, I frantically started to erase pictures, apps, documents and started shooting again …
Then again I was out of storage … A nightmare … I’m sure, I’m not the only one this happened to.

Now, there’s a solution and it comes from the company iBridge with their “mobile memory” called the “leef“.

The leef iBridge looks like a USB key, it’s just a look …
One side of the leef iBridge is the USB connector, the other extremity is the Lightning connector.
How does it work? Easiest can’t be!

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Plug the leef iBridge in your iPhone as if you wanted to charge it.
The iPhone detects your leef iBridge  accessory and proposes you to get the free app that goes with it.

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Let’s go to the AppStore to download the free app.
When the app is installed and launched, you’ll have 3 choices
1. Transfer files (word, PowerPoint, excel, … Mac and PC versions of course
2. Content viewer (movies, music, pictures and documents)
3. iBridge camera

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This leef iBridge is way cool and will solve many storage issues.
The leef exists in 16Gb ($59.99/59€90), 32Gb ($79.99/89€90), 64 Gb ($119.99/129€90), 128Gb ($199.99/229€90), 256GB (out of stock) and you know what? You can even take photos and capture videos straight on the leef iBridge! 
How cool is that?

I use it for the office to store documents I need with me all the time (like powerpoint presentations, pdf, pictures, …) because I don’t want to download them … they are too heavy for my data subscription … I will also use it to record videos for my webTV show!
My friend uses it to store his music, as a media center.
So now, it’s your turn to find your usage!

PS: 
This cool and necessary accessory works with iPhones 5/5S/5C, 6/6plus, iPad starting 4th generation and iPod Touch 5th generation.

  • leef iBridge, mobile memory for iphone/iPadCherry on the cake, you can even charge your iPhone while using the leef iBridge! The guys at iBridge thought about everything!
  • Plug the USB side of the leef iBridge in your computer and upload or download content
  • The only downside I could find is that the cable to charge my iPhone/iPad while my leef iBridge is on… was not in the box with the leef iBridge and I had to go back to the shop (call me lazy) to buy the leef ChargeThru for an extra $9,99

More info leef iBridge, mobile memory for iphone/iPad

Brighten my day … And my pictures

5 Mar

Photo 4-03-2015 8 45 33 pmDid you know that you can adjust the light WHILE taking a picture on your iPhone ?

Yes, you can and I didn’t know it.
My good friend @mamadougsakho tipped me off yesterday and I want to share it with you because it’s really useful.
Go to the camera mode
. When the iPhone is idle, touch the home button and lift the camera icon from the bottom right to the top to reveal the camera mode
. Or walk your way through you iPhone to switch the camera on
In the camera mode, aim at your subject and
. Focus on the subject, by tapping the subject, a yellow square will appear and the subject will be sharper
. Optimize the light (brighter or darker), aim at the subject and tap it, leave you finger on it and see a little sun appearing. Then slide up and down to brighten or to darken the picture
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Can’t be easier.

Move your body, it’s January 1st!!!

1 Jan

iMuscle Home by 3D4MedicalToday is January 1st 2014.
The day you wake up with headache and drowsiness.
It’s time to change something!
Today is also the day when you make decisions, make changes, …
To improve yourselves, your life or the world …
It’s also the day, when you decide to lose the extra kg/pounds due to the past 2 weeks when your mom has been feeding you like there’s no food where you live.
Today is THE day! The day, I make the decision in front of you to go back to my gym sessions I’ve been skipping since last April

But you know, I don’t like to go to the gym (takes time, you meet people you don’t want to meet, you have to dress up fancy, you lose time going there and coming back, …) not an easy resolution to keep,
or maybe yes if you use the iMuscle Home edition.
Remember some months ago, I told you about the iMuscle2 app that you could customize to your needs on your iPhone and iPad. Now, 3D4Medical released it’s brand new version of iMuscle2 for us who want to exercise at home without gears and tools.
Just tap the muscles you want to target on the 3D human body and start building your very own work sessions or use the preset ones.

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Why is sport so important for us ?
Because sport

. Increases production of neurochemicals that promote brain repair
. Improves memory
. Lengthens attention spanimage
. Boosts decision-making skills
. Prompts growth if the new nerve cells and blood vessels
. Improves multi-tasking and planning // source Men’s Health
And also because after your session, you will feel good and proud of yourself!
I wish you all the best for 2014!!!

Check iMuscle Home on the applestore

iTunes TV shows with iOS7

11 Oct

Since I switched from iOS6 to iOS7, I had the disagreement to see on my iPad all the TV shows I downloaded since … forever …
I simply wanted to see the new tv shows episodes ready to be watched.
It was bugging me big time, but guess what? I just found the solution!
Go to Settings then iTunes&App Store then toggle OFF the videos and only the TV shows on your device will appear on your screen.

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Check the difference on those 2 screens.

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You can do the same for the audio too.

iOS7, walk with me, part2

19 Sep

Let’s continue to explore the basics of iOS7.
Search my iPhone
2013-09-19 10.50.16Looking for the search my iPhone ? I use this a lot when I need to call or text someone or when I don’t want to look for an app in my folders.
Swipe down from the middle of the screen to the bottom and the screen pops up your home screen.
Nothing changed there.

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The multitasking is there too but slightly upgraded. You’ll see the running apps as usual but also a preview of the page which is useful.

Camera
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The camera now is provided with a square mode (great for Instagram, you will not have to crop your pictures any more) and some filters effects that you can test and apply before taking the picture (only available to iPhone 4s and up).
You can finally zoom while recording videos and this is great!
Sharing experience is upgraded too with the airdrop. Layout changed but we’ll get used to it.

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The gestures
With a new iOS come new gestures.
You want to kill and app that is working in the background?
Double-click the home button as usual and hold the page of the app you want to close and slide it up.
When in Safari, swipe horizontally to browse through the opened pages.

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Check out iOS7, walk with me part1

Home button gone AWOL?

23 Apr

Brocken or non-responsive home iPhones/iPads/iPods button happens a lot but when it happens to you, it’s a pain!

Not anymore, because now you will have a solution.
. Solution 1, go to Apple to have it fixed. Gonna cost you …
. Solution 2, buy a new iPhone … not cheap either or
. Solution 3, turn on the “assistive touch” … Cheap and you’ll survive until iPhone5s will be released …

The “assistive touch” is a function that has been designed to operate gestures with only one finger or a stylus instead of using 2-3-4 or 5 fingers gesture.

Among the advantages and shortcuts it brings you, it will offer you a brand new fully working virtual home button that you will be able to place wherever you want on your screen.

To set up it, go to “settings“, “general“, “accessibility” then scroll down to “assertive touch” and toggle it on.

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Now when you tap the white button, it opens a 4 icons-menu
. Siri, to start discussing with Siri
. Device, to select the following options: lock screen, rotate screen, volume up/down/mute and more
. Favourites, the favourite gestures you created
. Home, the famous home button you have issue with

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But let’s dig a little bit deeper to see what else the “assistive touch” can bring you.
. You can create customised gestures that you will trigger with only one finger (great when you wear gloves and only have the index available to touch the screen …)
. Here are some examples, “SwipeRight” to use to browse your pictures for example

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Extra tips if you want to go further with the “assertive touch” menu
. Tap 3 secs the “Lock screen” and the “power off” screen will appear with its slide
. When I use it with my lifeproof case, the home button is a little bit hard to push and I prefer to spare it by using the virtual home button. Because I’m lazy and don’t want to go throught the “settings” menu I customized the “triple-click Home” to toggle on and off the “assistive touch“.
To do so, go to “settings”, “General”, “Accessibility”, scroll down to “Triple-click Home” and select “assistive touch”.

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A problem, a question about your iPhone, iPad, don’t hesitate to write me, I’ll try to find a solution 😉

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