Wifey’s iPhone5 decided to remind us that it is time to prepare for the new version about to be released in a few months. It did that by increasing the size of its battery by 50‰. Not the capacity though, but the physical size. Since the components inside every modern cellphone are too packed together, something has to give way. Unfortunately it is the screen that blinked first. It still managed to hold for a few days giving me enough time to replace the battery. Replacement on takes a few minutes but its delivery from half way around the world took a few days.
The touchpad of our mid-2011 MacBook Pro popped out earlier today. The upper left corner of the touchpad dislodged. A little while later, the laptop died. My wife panicked because the machine is very dear to her. I can only think of one reason for this — busted battery.
I upgraded my wife’s iPhone4 to iOS6 and was terribly disappointed to find out that the WiFi is not working. I actually waited two days before I upgraded the phone to iOS6 because I heard about several issues. Apple made an announcement that it was actually a problem on their side when a page which safari tries to connect went down. It was rectified and supposedly, everything is fine.
That almost cryptic title says it all. Additional details:
Monthly Subscription : $41.30
Bundled Data : 10GB
Download Speed : 21mbps
One Time Charge : $37.45
16GB WiFi+3G/4G : $399
32GB WiFi+3G/4G : $499
For more information, go to http://starhub.com/ipad
In the StarHub Website, it was stated as 4G but there’s no telco here with LTE. The most we can get is a HSPA+ connection. Either way, prepare your wallets for yet another magical product from the house of Steve… errr… Tim Cook.
I always wondered how would a Samsung Galaxy S2 fare if it was dropped in different heights. Of course, when I say Samsung GS2, it doesn’t necessarily mean mine. It has a Corning-Gorilla Glass which is said to be really tough(come on, you can see people scratching keys on it and doesn’t make even a small scratch) and is very light. When you hold it, it feels fragile.
A few weeks ago, my wife’s iPhone4 is showing watermarks on both sides of the screen. They look like dirty water that evaporated leaving sediments. Though not very visible if the background is white, it becomes apparent when you throw in a different background. Try to put in a blue one and it will be very visible and annoying.
Suffice to say that this is not a background image problem because we’ve tried several backgrounds. We tried to turn on and off the phone but still the same. We tried to turn off the phone overnight but cans still see the watermarks the next morning when we turned the phone on. It was disheartening for my wife because she took a lot of care for the phone. It never fell on the floor much less on the water. It has its own mini pouch inside her bag on top of the usual screen protector and casing. Heck, she doesn’t even bring it back home in the Philippines everytime we go there. So it’s a bit frustrating that after all the care and attention you give it, you’ll find out that the device is a lemon.
We don’t hear it often that iPhone has this problem but it is very real. It’s just that people don’t complain much because the dealer/carrier replaces the phone one-for-one. And that’s the case with StarHub. Yes, they’ll replace your phone if they find out that the device is really defective and wasn’t abused nor dropped in water. When I showed the phone to the technician a week after we first noticed the watermarks, he immediately offered a replacement right there and then. We are not yet ready that time because we haven’t back up the phone yet. So we just came back later and handed the phone to them for further inspection. After a few minutes, we have a new iPhone4!
Transferring music from your Mac or PC is simple because there’s iTunes to help you do that. But copying the files back from iPhone to your machine is a different thing. Yes, you can transfer your purchases using iTunes but what about your music ripped from your CD and… you know, the mp3s downloaded from the interwebs? Seriously, if your harddisk crashed or your old PC/Mac dies, then you have to find another way. iTunes is just useless for this case.