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With the launch of iOS& only weeks away its expected that Apple with the influence of Sir Jonny Ive will come out with a fresh take on iOS, It badly needs it and here are some ideas people are coming up with for a new UI
The SPPW-220-SLR is a aluminium tube type battery with a Capacity of 2200mAh .
This Power Pack comes with a purple felt carry bag, a retractable cable with various connections for a range of phone ports.
A small green LED hidden behind the plastic it glows when in use and flashes when in charge mode.
The tube gets hot fairly quickly when charging too. On the positive note, this means it does double up a decent hand-warmer for those British winters. It’s comparable in size to a pack of Trebor Extra Strong Mints as well, so slots in the pocket with ease.
The Avantree fully charged my iPhone 5 and there was still enough in it for another iPhone top up.
The Avantree requires a micro usb adapter to charge itself which you are supplied with
- Solid build quality (aluminium)
- Comes with cables for various devices.
- Charges up relatively quickly.
- All ports are accessible.
- Will fit in your pocket
- The tube gets hot fairly quickly when charging
- No Apple lighting cable or comes with the package.
- Will only charge the iOS devices with lightening connection with the Apple Certified lightening cables .WILL NOT WORK WITH LIGHTENING ADAPTORS
Conclusion: Does the job but ……. if you own an iPhone 5 or iPad mini you will need to use your own lightening cable
Model: Avantree Universal Battery Pack – SPPW-220-SLR
Compatibility: iPhone,iPad & all mobile devices (you will need to use your own lightening cable)
List Price: €29.49
We’ve all been itching to get our hands on iOS 6 since it got its first unveiling at WWDC back in June, and tomorrow, three months after that announcement, the software will finally get its public debut. Apple’s packed a ton of new features into this update, including some major new features like Map and Passbook, plus some enhancements to existing apps and features, such as new Siri capabilities and a VIP inbox in Mail.
Apple’s been promoting some of these features on its website, but there are tons you may not have heard about. With that said, here’s your comprehensive guide to everything that’s new in iOS 6.
Let’s start with Siri, the feature that revolutionized voice-controlled assistants when it launched on the iPhone 4S last year. It’s received a lot of criticism since then, but in iOS 6, Siri is much-improved.
Now on iPad & iPod touch
For a start, it’s not exclusive to the iPhone 4S anymore; you’ll also find Siri on the new iPad, and on the fifth-generation iPod touch.
International local search
Until now, searching Siri for local business or nearby points of interest was exclusive to user in the United States, but now anymore. Local search is now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It’s also coming to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan in October.
Sports scores, restaurant reservations, movie showtimes, and more
In iOS 6, Siri is more intelligent than ever before. You can now use it to quickly find sports scores for your favorite team, and their league standings; to find nearby restaurants and make reservations; to find movie showtimes and see the latest movie reviews; and to launch the apps installed on your iOS device. You can also ask Siri to make posts on Twitter and Facebook — no fingers required.
Google Maps is gone in iOS 6, which means no more Street View. But it makes way for Apple’s awesome new Maps app, arguably one of the biggest and best features of iOS 6.
This report coming from 9to5mac
Earlier today, we reported that the upcoming iPad mini would look like a larger iPod touch, complete with skinner side bezels. This skinnier bezel on the sides of the iPad are said to make the iPad mini easier and more comfortable to hold.
The lack of bezel on the side will not allow you to carry it like you hold a full-size iPad when in portrait mode without triggering some multi-touch on the display. Perhaps Apple has some software to dull the side touches when in portrait mode. But, really, this is unnecessary. You will need to hold it from the back more like you hold a phone (or one of those 7-inch tablets above). This is not hard, and in fact, it is the de facto way I tend to hold a Nexus 7 even though it has a bezel.
This iPad mini bezel design is a key design differentiator from the iPad (9.7-inch) that features a uniformly sized bezel around the entire device.
Tonight, looking back at earlier iPad mini rumors, we came across a pair of schematics that we reported on in mid-July. These iPad mini drawings, originally posted at ThinkiOS, were initially sketchy looking to us. Mainly because of the sourcing, but also because they appeared conveniently after the first iPad mini case moldings.
However, as you can see, these drawings completely match up with what we reported today. You can see the thick bezel on the top and bottom of the design, and the thinner bezel along the sides.
Also present is an ultra-thin design, front-facing camera, rear-camera, and a smaller dock connector.
Is this simply a coincidence? Maybe. But are these images a solid representation of what the iPad mini will look like? We think so.
BGR has learned from a reliable source that Microsoft is currently planning to release the company’s full Office suite for not only Apple’s iPad, but for Android tablets as well. The company is targeting November of this year for both launches. Additionally, our source has seen Microsoft Office running on an iPad first-hand and has said that it looks almost identical to the previous leak from The Daily a few months back, despite the fact that Microsoft flat out denied that the app was authentic. It is also plausible that Microsoft Office will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch rather than only the iPad, as we’re told the loading screen in the app clearly said “Office for iOS” and not just iPad.
Katy McCaffrey had her iPhone stolen on a cruise ship last month. She had lost hope in recovering her smartphone, but then photos started showing up in her Photo Stream. The handy iCloud service automatically uploads photos taken on an iOS device to a feed that can be viewed on other authenticated devices.
Thanks to Photo Stream, McCaffrey got a look into the world of the man who stole her iPhone.
In a public Facebook photo album titled “Stolen iPhone Adventures,” McCaffrey has uploaded 20 photos taken on her iPhone by a man named Nelson. ”It was stolen on board the Disney Wonder cruiseline back in April,” she said. “His photos are just making it to my photostream.”
Based on the photos, McCaffrey knows that Nelson works on the cruise line. He has posted photos of his pregnant girlfriend (who works at the ship’s spa), his drinking buddies, sunsets, Mexican coastline, a fake parrot, pirate hookers, and more.
“I have alerted the officials of the Disney Cruiseline and forwarded them the photos,” McCaffrey said. “Hopefully I’ll get my phone back and maybe some free passes to Disneyland.”