iOS 13 The best release since the original iPhone

Apple iOS 13: What are the new features?

Apple iOS 13: What are the new features?

We might be going back to the Future.

Apple announced iOS 13 on June 3, 2019 at WWDC 2019.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, says iOS 13 is the “next big release for iOS,” offering significant improvements over prior releases.

Best Features

iOS 13 Best New Features
iOS 13 is a feature rich release.

Dark Mode is the long awaited feature we’ve all been waiting for.

Smaller lighter downloads and updates are also very welcome for the bandwidth conscious among the iOS user base.

Better Performance

As with last year’s iOS 12 update, Apple is promising performance improvement even for the old iPhone models. So when it launches later this year be sure to watch for the reviews before installing. But it should be good.

Apple iOS faster unlocks speeds for Face ID by 30%
We are told that Apps will launch faster as well.

Dark mode

The biggest visual update to iOS since the original iPhone iOS 1 and then iOS7 will be iOS 13 bring us a system wide Dark Mode.
It will be a visually interesting look, plus hopefully it will conserve battery life and be easier on the eyes too. You know how Apps have been switching from day mode to night mode around sunset, I wonder what Dark Mode Apps are going to switch in to? 😜

Swipe keyboards

iOS 13 Quick Path Typing
iOS 13 has native support for “Quick Path” swipe typing.

Third-party keyboards on iOS like SwiftKey or Swype have provided letter swipe typing on their keyboards.

Now, Apple introduces the “Quick Path” keyboard so you can Swipe Type Natively in Messages and elsewhere.

External Storage Access

iOS 13 can read files from SD cards and USB Sticks into the Files App.
We wonder if these are special lightning adapter versions of USB Thumb Drives. This is huge for overcoming the limitations of memory on the device.

Apple Maps

iOS 13 Apple Maps
iOS Maps has way more information for more accurate navigation.

Apple maps is overhauled with a new collection of data and also provides a Google like Street View for the first time.

The new maps data will be incrementally release for select cities and states, and will be available to the rest of America by years end. A global rollout is promised by 2020. Check your local job sites for Apple Mapping Jobs.

Sign in with Apple

iOS 13 Sign in with Apple
iOS13 offers Sign in with Apple!

Apple has a new “Sign in with Apple” feature, which it’ll be making available to developers for logging into Apps and services similarto the way we sign in with social media accounts and Gmail Google Accounts. The promise is that you don’t have to reveal your apple id email address which is always a high value target. Use 2 factor authentication folks.

You’ll be able to create new, private email addresses for each App that forwards to your Apple Id email keeping it private.

Photo and video editing tools

iOS 13 Video Editting

There is a brand new editing interface in iOS 13 for photos and videos. Users can adjust brilliance, highlights, shadows, contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpness, and noise reduction on your content. Users will be able to rotate Video on their phones and iPads.

The Photos App is also getting a new UI, which will use machine learning to remove duplicates and weird clutter like screen-shots for easy browsing.

iTunes Music Playback Lyrics

We always wonder what some of our favorite artists are singing.
iTunes Music Player gets time synced Lyrics so that mystery is solved.

There were a lot of other new features announced included iMessage ID images which could your Memoji. Better Car Play Integration. Lots of VR support. Now you can play Mine Craft in your living room or maybe anywhere.


iOS 13 will be available to iPhone devices (from the iPhone 6S and newer). A developer preview will go live today following the keynote, with a public beta releases later this month.

Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Get your free case from Apple before it is too late.

I just want to remind you that September 30th will bring the end of the free Case for your iPhone 4 program from Apple.
I got a free case from Apple about 2 days after I ordered from Apple.
What’s funny is that you get to install an App. on your iPhone in order to make the request for your case of Choice.
I ended up choosing the Bumper in Black.  

Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Apple Free iPhone 4 Case Program

I guess this is a clever way for Apple to insure that you really had an iPhone 4 that was bought before the end of September and that you have only ordered one case.  Yes, there is an App. for that.
There are various styles to choose from and not just Bumpers.
The bumper is nice because it has metal switches for sleep and the volume controls.
The one problem I had is that my AV Cable that I was using to listen to my iPhone in my car is too big for bumper 30 pin usb connector on the bottom of the iPhone when the Bumper is installed.

Apple iPhone 4 case program thanks you

Apple iPhone 4 case program thanks you

iPhone suffers from Bad Carriers

Things I don’t like about iPhone 4

iPhone suffers from Bad Carriers

iPhone suffers from Bad Carriers

Dear Reader,

So yesterday I wrote about the things I really like about the iPhone 4.  So today I tell you what I don’t like.

So what don’t  I like about the iPhone 4.

  • It’s only a little heavier, but it feels heavier.  It really pulls on your shirt pocket now.  You’ll need better shirts and pants pockets.
  • I don’t like the Carriers.  Rogers seems to be the front runner now in terms of economical plans if you are going with a 3 year contract.  Again Rogers has the Better Voice Quality and signal strength finding you in basements, underground parking and elevators. Bell has the faster Data Network.  But a plan based on your usage pattern will still run you between $65.00 and $100.00 a month with the average being $75.00 per month for 200 min./month. Voice and 6 GB data plan with Evenings and Weekends free starting at 6:00 PM with Unlimited Text/Talk to 10 Local numbers.  This phone is not cheap to own.
  • The Warranty.  I don’t think a 1 year Warranty on a Device you have to keep for 3 years is long enough. Sure you can extend it by purchasing after market or other plans but it should be part of your 3 year Carrier Contract.

iPhone 4 Review

Things I Like about iPhone 4

Dear Reader,

iPhone 4 Review

iPhone 4 Review

I’ve only had access to an iPhone 4 since July 30th 2010 here in Canada, but like you I’ve been following the reviews that others have been putting out there to see where the true value of this device lies.

So here are a list of things that I like about the device and things I don’t like about the iPhone 4.

Maybe they can help you to make up your mind.  I like:

  • The screen, it’s amazing.  They call it the Retina Display and for the good reason that your eye, just can’t detect pixels in this display unless the application you are running has been badly ported to run on the iPhone 4.  Text is sharp and crisp.
  • The sound is good, both through the speakers, the headphones with Mic and through your Car Stereo if you are using the RCA (red, white, yellow) adapter cable to hook into your car stereo.  Your music and voice calls were never better.
  • Longer battery life is awesome.  It feels twice as long as you would get on an iPhone 3GS even though it is a 40% improvement to spec.
  • The speed and the memory are also great.  With Computers, which is what a smart phone is, more processor power and memory make for better responsiveness and multitasking. The 1 GigHz A4 processor and 512 MB of DRAM deliver performance.
  • The Front and Rear facing cameras are awesome.  The phone now becomes the ideal tool for capturing those happy moments in your life that you want to digitally share with your social networks.
  • 720 HD video is also wonderful.  The frame rates are fast with no clipping or skipping. The picture quality seems life like and brings you back to the memory of the moment with clarity and emersion.


iOS 4.0

iOS 4.0.2 or iOS 4.0.1?

iOS 4.0.2 is now available in iTunes.

It takes away the ability to jailbreak your iPhone as easily as you were able to do with iOS 4.0.1.

iOS 4.0

iOS 4.0

The choice is yours.  If you are saving money with the jailbreak by tethering your iPad to your iPhone as we have shown you how to do, then you can stay at iOS 4.0.1.

If you are concerned about other nefarious developer crafting a fishing site that may lure you in to reading a trojan PDF file that gives them root access to your device, then you should update to iOS 4.0.2.

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