It’s been a long time coming, but there finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel…
I’ve been using the Surface Pro 3 at the office since December of 2014. Prior to that, I used a Surface Pro 1 for a couple of years. It was the best and easiest way to really organize work at the office; and I say this to any and everyone who asks why I use it:
- It’s the best digital notepad (with OneNote) I’ve ever been able to find and use
- With OneNote on the web and/ or OneNote’s sync capabilities, you have access to your notes nearly everywhere you have a device with internet access
- Paper notepads, notebooks and portfolios get lost. You’re never going to leave a tablet in a conference or meeting room (they’re too expensive to forget)
It’s a nearly flawless system, and it’s one of the best out there. Other software and hardware tools just don’t have the same capabilities or use cases due to one limitation or another.
Let’s take a look at the new iPhone 6s
This is the new iPhone 6s Plus. The device comes in four color choices, Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold. You have a choice of 16GB, 64GB or 128GB of on-board storage space. The 6s Plus, like the 6 Plus, has a 5.5″ LED-backlit widescreen display with 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi, and a 1300:1 contrast ratio.
Apple continues to swat at bugs with its latest iOS release
Wednesday 2015-09-30 saw the release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system. Released a week after iOS 9.0.1, this latest update comes just two weeks after the initial release of iOS 9.
IOS 9.0.2 is another minor update – a bug fix, really – and also addresses other performance enhancements. The following were called out in the release notes for this update:
Apple’s latest desktop operating system has officially hit the streets on 2015-09-30
Apple released the latest version of their desktop operating system OS X 10.11, Code named El Capitán, to the public Wednesday afternoon, 2015-09-30. This latest iteration of OS X features enhancements to Safari and Spotlight, as well as bring optimization and performance enhancements to the platform.
This latest round of system wide updates includes, but is not limited to the following:
Well… that’s what the stats from Apple preorders seem to state…
The iPhone 6s is supposed to be another huge hit for the iDevice maker. This latest iteration of Apple’s flagship smartphone is estimated to have sold between five and ten million units – and perhaps as high as thirteen million – during its opening weekend of availability. However, of those, nearly 40% are said to be of the rose gold variety.
(Mine – or rather, I should say, my wife’s YELLOW gold iPhone 6s Plus – arrived on Friday 2015-09-25, and I have an unboxing video with iPhone 6 comparison, that is currently in editing. Look for it to post on Soft32 in a few days.)
Supply chain sources who spoke with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the rose gold iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been very popular, accounting for nearly 40% of all “tock” iDevice preorders. Most of the rose gold devices are said to come from Foxconn, who apparently is the only casing supplier who can satisfy the needed volume for this production version.
Well, that’s a bit of a misnomer… Honestly, its missing on every new mobile device you buy.
Working with mobile devices as long as I have, you get to learn a few things about how things really should go. I’ve been writing for a long time, and honestly, I’ve reviewed a great many different mobile handsets. Some of them have been PocketPC’s/ Windows Mobile devices. Some of them have been Palm devices. I’ve also reviewed Android, Blackberry, and of course iPhones.
In fact, I’ll be doing an unboxing of the iPhone 6s Plus as well as writing a first impressions document on it based on my wife’s personal interaction as well as my own when it arrives for her on 2015-09-25.
The latest update has minor fixes for alarms, video playback, and setup assistant.
If you have a supported iDevice, then you need a heads up, as this one took me by surprise on Friday. After only about a week of life, iOS 9.0 is no more. Apple has released iOS 9.0.1 to help address a handful of bugs.