I’m having high expectations about iOS 12

I’ve just installed iOS 12 in my iPad mini 2nd gen… quite old I believe it is from 2013. Well… I installed iOS 11 in the fifth beta and was waaaaaaay too slow. Almost unusable. The keyboard was super laggy and switching apps was a pain, to give an idea, it was like the iPhone 4 running iOS 7.

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Some Androids missing security updates?

Would you trust a version of the OS that is not cooked by the original author?

I’m asking this because most people trust on the android version that is cooked either by the maker of the phone, or the dealer/carrier, or in the worse case, is a “generic” version cooked by some company in Asia.

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Do you have more than one iDevice, install iOS Beta in one of them


Of course install it on a non-primary, non-daily-driver device because as far as I can tell, is unstable and slow, not what you’d expect from a stable release, but hey, you know that, it’s beta software.

So, why install it??, as far as Beta 3 it’s kind of usable with some minor glitches and slow response of the keyboard, but you’ll get the updates and will known when it is ready for you to use with your iPhone or daily-drive device.

You can get used to the mayor changes that it introduces… did you know that the keyboard layout for non-letters keys changed?? read more

? Give me back my space (or how to recover 2GB of space in #iOS garbage)

Jajajaja, finally recovered those 2GB

For some reason the freaking iOS take all that space in caches that you can’t access or release, it’s managed by the system ?.

After doing the “ghost pictures” method (set the calendar back in time and go to recently deleted pictures…) I still had 2 GB wasted somewhere. The difference is spotted on what iTunes said my iPhone had as free storage and what is shown in my iPhone general settings.

I remember that one method to erase those caches is by filling your iPhone storage, doing that the system will hurry in deleting those files to give space for the upcoming. There are several apps that do this for you (in some way) by creating an empty file but set to fill the remaining space. Using HFS+ this is possible because by just creating the file and setting what is supposed to use the FS will create such big file and then the watchdogs will release the wasted space, but now with APFS that can’t be done, you can create a file and set what is the desired size, but the FS will not fill it, will be just an empty file with some K’s of space, then, no watchdogs is activated and no space freed. read more

I think I found the good one

I tried spark a while ago, when it was just for Gmail, I didn’t like it and never used, then falles in love with CloudMagic until they decided to super rise the price.

I started to use AirMail, was promising until today that I wanted to share an image via email and AirMail wasn’t there in the share activities. Then installed Spark and here we are, sending this from spark.

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Is 3D Touch really a thing ?

  
I don’t think so.

I mean, to me is definitively not something that really changes the way you interact with your phone, well, it does if your interaction is with an iPhone, but in android we have something similar, the long press witch helps you to achieve the exact same thing. 

There are some other gestures like the double tap and swipe up/down in chrome to zoom in and out. So for me not something that useful, new yes, valuable yes,  useful yes, the thing…. No.

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The price of your storage decreased…

Thats the subject that Apple send to me to basically say “we are about to charge more for your basic iCloud storage”. Indeed the price is lower, before I payed around $12MXN for 20GB of storage barely $0.6 MXN per GB, now I’ll pay $0.34 MXN, but I’ll pay a more at the end.

I have no problem so far because $17MXN is barely $1USD… a month. But is a curious subject 😉

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Another thing that iOS needs to improve

I have to create an email for work, I usually respond to email in my computer but since it have no power (I left it like that, I’m doing the monthly maintenance), I tried to do it I my iPad.

The message must contain a PDF file, the good thing is: that file is in Dropbox, so, just get that file and Do the mail. Wrong.

Dropbox in iOS doesn’t let you export the documents, if you want to “share” a file e you send only the link to the file but no the file. In some cases you need to send the file not the link to the file (automatic email processing for example). What did I did? read more