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Tired fingers vs iPhone?

10 Jul

Fingers recognition or password?

Sometimes the iPhone finger recognition plays tricks on you. Then you have to type in your 6 figures password instead of 4 before last update … boring …

I preferred when it was a 4-figures password.
There’s an easy manipulation to revert the 6-digits password to 4!

Follow those easy steps


IOS7, walk with me, part1!

19 Sep

2013-09-19 10.07.03The long awaited iOS7 update available to download for your iPad and iPhone!
I downloaded this morning and wanted to share and debrief about this new iOS version.
Before updating,

1. You NEED to check that you have the backup on the cloud set on ON and that you have a recent backup on the cloud, then if anything goes wrong, you won’t lose anything and will be able to go back to your content.
2. Have at least 60 minutes of spare time to let the update run itself, on my iPhone it announced a 7 minutes operation and lasted 45 minutes.
Now, iOS7 is installed on my iPhone 5, let’s discover the long awaited upgrades.

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2013-09-19 09.43.21The locked screen is graphically slightly different, but you still have access to the photo mode by tapping the bottom right photo icon, and a slide to unlock your phone. The unlock slide prompts the password lock, I disabled it as my phone is never more than 2″ away from me (>settings >Password Lock > off).

The home screen is graphically different, but you recognise the surrounding, you are not lost but not really 2013-09-19 09.27.57at home.

Sliding down brings the notification center to the screen as before but now you can see the “today/all/missed” notifications. It doesn’t really change my life but it’s handy.

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When sliding from bottom to top, you’ll open essential founctions that before you had to dig down in the settings menu, this is called “the control center”. Now in one tap, you can reach the calculator, the flashlight the calculator, the music, the Bluetooth, the wifi, the airplane mode, the music, the clock/timer/alarm/chronograph and also the sleep and log mode. I like it.

Part2, very soon

. Be sure to have the backup on the iCloud option always ON
. Set the Locate My phone on ON, always!

iPhone 5 vs 5S and 5C

13 Sep

Every time a new iPhone is announced, I’m hesitating if it´s worth switching from the current iPhone to the brand new model.
Let’s understand the new features that are supposed to have us jump on the iPhone 5S or 5C.

imageiPhone 5S comes with
1. a fingerprint identity sensor // a real James Bond’s feature, I like it!
. No more passcode to type in every 35seconds to check your iPhone
. It will also work to buy content on the iTunes and AppStore without entering the password // neat!
2. a new faster chip (A7) // faster is good.
3. a more performant camera // sweet as pictures are more and more important for us using Instagram, twitter, Facebook, …
. Burst mode: to take multiple shots (10 pictures per second)
. A new flash (combining a white LED and an amber LED) to light your subject, not to blind him/her
. An auto image stabilisation
. Slow motion video mode
. Finally a zoom while recording a video
. Square format to shoot square pictures
. Panorama pictures with dynamic auto exposure
. Photo filters to apply before or after taking the picture
4. and a faster LTE wireless that works up to 13 LTE bands.

Of course iPhone 5s will run under iOS7!

9 colours new leather cases are also available to protect the iPhone 5S

The 5S comes in 3 colours: gold, silver and space grey.

iPhone 5C is a plastic phone hiding a steel-reinforced frame, available in 5 colours.
Under the hood and A6chip (that is supposed to spare the battery).image
Like the iPhone 5S the iPhone 5C has up to 13 LTE bands. It’s 8Mb camera will deliver quality pictures, and panorama. iPhone 5C will run iOS7.

Iphone 5S and 5C look very sexy, but so far, I’ll stick to my beloved iPhone 5. I have it since January and I don’t want to change every 6 months. I’ll wait for iPhone6!
If you are in, then it will be available on September 20th.

Panoramic pictures ?

14 Apr

Photo 11-04-13 1 09 59 PMOf course you know that you can take panoramic pictures with your iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

(For those you don’t, just act like you know and do the following, tap the photo app and “Options“, then “Panorama“).

But did you know you could switch from “left to right” to “right to left pictures” ? How ? By simply tapping on the arrow.

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Here you go! Happy photo to you!

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