Tag Archives: ios

An Android Review for iOS Users: Introduction

This will be a 5 part series aimed primarily at iOS users who are not familiar with Android first hand. Part 1 will be up tomorrow, and will cover the gap in quality of third party apps on iOS and Android. The following pieces will dive deep into home screens, notifications, assistants, and more.

Who Gets Android Updates?

These are things that are not givens in the world of Android, as the vast majority of people are running a version of Android that is customized by the phone manufacturer. Samsung, HTC, and LG, are some of bigger players in the market and they all ship a version of Android that is tweaked both from a functionality and a visual perspective. Because of these, it’s a whole production every time a new version of Android comes out; it’s not a matter of just shipping the new Android version to customers, you have to devote developer time to rebuild their custom software on top of the new version of Android. This is tough, and rarely happens, so many phones hit the market with one version of Android and never get upgraded to even the next release.

Should You Install the iOS 10 Public Beta (July 25 update)?

The iOS 10 beta has come a long way in in the 6 weeks since it’s been out in the world. And while it is not as stable as a standard release, I think it’s gotten to a place where I can feel pretty confident anyone reading this blog is probably savvy enough to be careful and install this beta and not get burned.

Should You Install the iOS 10 Beta on Your iPhone or iPad?

You might be tempted to install the iOS 10 beta on your iPhone or iPad, but trust me when I tell you it’s not worth the risks or headaches yet. We’re not even to the public beta yet, and by then I would expect things to be in better shape, but this is not a release that Apple wants in the hands of everyday people.

The Watch-ification of iOS

I watched the Apple keynote yesterday and thought the new features of iOS 10 looked good, but it wasn’t until I installed it on my iPhone that I realized just how eerily similar a lot of these new features feel to what I enjoy everyday on my Apple Watch. Raise to wake looks a whole […]