When you go to purchase a new laptop, you might heavily weigh your options, do research into the specific type of computers that you’re looking at, and even read a post very similar to this one. I’m going to come at this article being as unbiased as I possibly can, and I hope it helps someone. So, let’s dive right into this. Read More
So today Apple had such a slew of updates today at their event, I won’t get into the devices and iOS software, you can head over to Engadget, ModMyI, TechnoBuffalo, and many more for that news. What I’m going to be covering, is the competition that Apple is pushing against Microsoft. And I’ll tell you what, it’s getting to be quite a bit of competition. Read More
Is the iPhone 2G, Apple’s first iPhone that shook up the smartphone market and shaped it into what we have today, still a good phone to use today? Well, head past the break to read my full opinions on this topic. Read More
If you don’t have much hard drive space left, or if you are like me with a MacBook Air that has a Solid State Drive (SSD), or any computer with an SSD, and you still have files you want to store and not take up space, or even free up some space on your hard drive, then you might wonder how in the world to do that. The first option is an external hard drive, I have a 1 Terabyte (1,000 Gigabytes) drive sitting on my desk for my most important stuff and my insane 40GB music collection. But, sometimes I don’t want to lug around an extra piece of hardware just for my most accessed files. That’s where cloud storage comes into play. For those of you who have no idea what cloud storage is, let me briefly explain it for you. You upload your files to a particular cloud storage host, such as Google, for example, and every time you are around internet, you have access to all of those files. They aren’t stored on your computer either. You can access them via your internet browser, or the desktop version of the service right on your Windows, Linux, or OS X machine. Now, let me list a few of those services, and you can decide which one you would prefer to use. Read More
So for those of you who don’t know nor have never heard of F.lux, it’s in my opinion one of the most useful, lightweight applications that I have ever used. It’s also freeware, and I’ve seen from the creator that there might be a paid version of something similar coming out with a ton of more features, but that hasn’t been 100% confirmed yet. So what does f.lux do? Well, I would show you a screenshot of it, but it wouldn’t matter, and let me explain why. Read More
So I love free applications, whether it’s Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and the list could go on a bit further. I’ve found some really great free Mac OS X apps, and I’ll list whether or not they are in the AppStore or if they are a third party application, and have links to them if they are not in the AppStore. Read More
Yes, this post is insanely early, considering iOS 6 has just been released to the public. But, as many new features that it has, it’s getting kind of stale, like a bag of bread that has been left open for 2-3 days. Sure, iOS is a nice, solid operating system, I will admit, but there are some things that it’s lacking that I’m sure iOS users from 2007-2008, such as myself, would enjoy seeing.
Yes, we have the option to change our background on our Lockscreen and Homescreen, but that’s pretty much it, unless you Jailbreak to install Winterboard or Dreamboard. I would like to see even the ability to change small aspects of the OS, such as changing the icons, changing the color of the statusbar icons, messaging bubbles in the Messages app, different skins for the music player, and I could go on.
This has been something I have been after for a while. I mean, I would even settle for a live icon tile, such as Messages listing who texted you, Facebook for iOS telling you “New Message from -name here-” and small things like that. But, wouldn’t it be cool for Apple to finally jump on the Widget bandwagon? Android has been doing it for a while (Don’t get me wrong, I love both Android and Apple, I’m loyal to both), and it would be exciting to see even a Notification Center widget for, let’s use an example, Facebook. Where you can comment on a status, see a small live feed of recent statuses with your friends or a select group of people, and reply to messages, all within the Notification Center, or even a standalone widget. Granted, there are some functionalities like this with Jailbreaking, but it would be nice to see it in the stock OS with no modifications needed.
Third: More User Control
I would love to see more user control over the device itself. For example, there is a system browser available for jailbroken users called iFile. It lets you browse the filesystem and let you edit and delete files, as well as create new ones within the filesystem. It would be nice for a functionality to be added to iOS, as in a small folder on your device that you can add documents, pictures, and other important files that you can immediately push them to places like Dropbox, Google, etc.
In conclusion, this is what I would like to see in Apple’s next major software update, because sure iOS 6 was a “Major” update, but it really should be like an iOS 5.2 or like 5.5. So, leave a comment on what you would like to see in the next iOS major upgrade! 🙂