Category Archives: iOS

Xiaomi MiBand App For iOS Released

Weibo:

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Current MiBand owners need to update the firmware or it won’t connect to the iPhone. iPhone owners lacking Android in their lives need to borrow someone’s phone to do that. Ouch.

Previously here:

Xiaomi MiBand iOS Software Peek
iOS Software For Xiaomi MiBand Coming

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Why Does iOS Use Less RAM Than Android?

How come the iPhone’s 1 GB RAM is touted to be able to compete with more than 2 GB RAM of Android phones?

So, there we go.

Not only is Android behind in that respect, but also in the optimizations and OS components that make viewing Google Books PDFs on iOS a better experience.

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Teclast Announces iOS Storage Stick

Weibo:

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iOS Gets Easy Storage Expansion

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iPhone and iPad Get Extra Storage and Easy Back-Ups With SanDisk iXpand

I used iXpand to watch videos while flying over the weekend: The app’s built-in video player can read more video formats than the iPad’s default video playing app—including the Microsoft-friendly WMV and AVI—and I didn’t have to mess around with copying the videos over to the iPad to get them to play. (It won’t play DRM movies, like the ones you’d buy from iTunes, however.)

Very interesting.

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Staples Has Retina iPad Mini For Cheap

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Apple iPad mini with Retina display with WiFi 16GB, Space Gray

That’s the lowest non-Black Friday price I’ve ever seen.

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Get Your Fake Touch ID On, Poor Boy!

Ashamed to be seen with an old iDevice?

Japan’s got your shame covered, homie!

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Xiaomi Smart Home: iOS Apps Coming

Weibo:

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People will be able to monitor their homes from an iPhone using that HD security camera Xiaomi is selling.

Previously here:

HD Security Camera: US$25!
Xiaomi MiHome, Smart Home App
Xiaomi Enters The Smart Home Market

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Google Books PDF Test: iPad Mini 3

Test, photos, videos done yesterday, Tuesday October 28, 2014. Click photos to enlarge.

Even though the iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 are equivalent, I still wanted to be sure I was using the 3:

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Just like with the iPad Air 2, the demo Mini 3 was a capacity Apple won’t sell to us peasants: 32GBs.

This was a short test, with just one test file done due to issues with the Apple Store SOHO WiFi being overloaded. I’d previously done other iPad Mini tests so this one was just a What The Hell one.

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Google Books PDF Test: iPad Air 2

Test, photos, videos done yesterday, Tuesday October 28, 2014. Click photos to enlarge.

Ah! Finally. The iPad Air 2. The most powerful mobile device Apple has yet produced (more powerful than even the new pair of iPhone 6!).

First, establish that it is an iPad Air 2, because the frikkin back only says “iPad.” So a trip to Settings and About reveals:

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And look at that disgusting irony. Just as someone on Twitter said. The demo iPad Air 2 is a 32GB model — which Apple doesn’t sell. Is that a slap in the face or what?

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Xiaomi MiBand iOS Software Peek

Weibo communiqué:

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