Category Archives: iOS

My 2011 Is Your 2014

WARNING: From time to time, I get really pissed off and must do a Very Angry Post. This is one of those posts. Stop reading now if you don’t like such posts.

Here, 2011: Apple’s Next Greedy Move: Exclusivity

2014: Apple, Google offering game developers special incentives for exclusivity

Now just STFU when you find what I write hard to believe.

You are the idiot. Not me.

The shit I have to eat from people who can’t think…

Today I’m getting shit over Chinese tablets. Come back in three to five years when practically everyone is using a Chinese-brand tablet.

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iPad Air AnTuTu Score

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The screens in this post are sourced from China, via ZOL [Google Translate] so I can’t vouch for them.

But I have to think they got them from the AnTuTu folks or simply ran AnTuTu for iOS themselves.

Let’s pretend for the sake of this post they’re correct.

What they show is something astonishing.

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AnTuTu For iOS Is Available

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AnTuTu for iOS [iTunes Preview link] is available.

AnTuTu is the benchmarking program that’s been Android-only until now. Many people judge the value of an Android device based on its AnTuTu score.

Now it will be possible to compare iOS versus Android with AnTuTu.

I’m sitting on a bunch of AnTuTu iOS score screensnaps from China that are astonishing. But I don’t trust them. I’m hoping people I know will benchmark their iOS devices and send me snaps to publish.

Let me just say that if these scores are true, 2014 will indeed be the turning for point for tablets that I said.

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Freelander Miracast Dongle

iambillbil pokes at the new Miracast dongle from Freelander with a variety of tablets and screen resolutions [Google Translate].

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This post, despite some mangling by Google Translate, is worth a see. It answers some — but not all — questions that have been asked here about the relationship between a tablet screen, video resolution, and the target TV screen. It’s also interesting that the dongle does DLNA (I’m not sure they all do).

It should be remembered that Miracast sends a compressed stream to the target device. This tends to introduce latency that can be frustrating if you plan to do any work with a mouse or other pointer. But for just seeing things on a large screen — video, photos, web pages — it’s good enough for right now. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. But this is still better than snaking a 10-20 foot HDMI cable from a tablet to a distant TV (when HDMI-out is available — something that’s not on the iFive Mini 3).

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Google Books PDF Death Match: iPhone 5s

The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:

- Part One: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Part Two: iPad Mini
- Part Three: iPad 4 with Retina Display
- Part Four: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Supplemental/Additional:
Third Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Google Books PDF Death Match: 2013 Nexus 7
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPad Air
Google Books PDF Death Match: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition
Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina iPad Mini

Laura Fullton kindly ran my test on her new iPhone 5s.

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AnTuTu For iOS Coming Soon!

AnTuTu Benchmark for IOS will land Apps store soon

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This is so great. I’ll finally be able to see how powerful iOS devices are compared to Android. And how will that new 64-bit CPU from Apple score?

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Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina iPad Mini

The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:

- Part One: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Part Two: iPad Mini
- Part Three: iPad 4 with Retina Display
- Part Four: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Supplemental/Additional:
Third Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Google Books PDF Death Match: 2013 Nexus 7
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPad Air
Google Books PDF Death Match: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition

The Retina iPad Mini screeeeeeams.

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Google Books PDF Death Match: iPad Air

The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:

- Part One: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Part Two: iPad Mini
- Part Three: iPad 4 with Retina Display
- Part Four: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Supplemental/Additional:
Third Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Google Books PDF Death Match: 2013 Nexus 7
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet

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Tablet Notes

They don’t cite the source, but 1Pad reports that Steve Wozniak wants an iPad with 256GBs of storage [Google English]. He cites the difficulty of finding good wireless connections. My own concern is that I will not use the Cloud after all the NSA spying revelations. When your data is in the Cloud, the Cloud provider can be served with a warrant to examine your stuff without you ever being notified. The hell with that. I want to be notified and the only way for that to be more likely to happen (it’s no longer guaranteed since they’re now regularly violating the Bill of Rights) is if I store everything on my own premises.

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Hilarious: Onda V819 Vs. Retina iPad Mini

Onda dared to issue a press release comparing its V819 Mini to the iPad Mini and Retina iPad Mini [Google English].

One part of it was a comparison chart:

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As you can see, I’ve made some corrections to it.

They got the RAM of the original Mini wrong. It’s 512MBs, not 1GB. And we still don’t know if the Retina iPad Mini has 1GB, but it likely does (why else use the A7 CPU?).

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