Move to iOS

24 09 2018

After the Apple event Android users might consider to switch to the iOS platform if they are convinced that Tim Cook’s pulls the rabbit out of the hat.

Apple devices live in a closed ecosystem?
Definitely NOT.

Google as well as Microsoft offer app lineups which let you stay where you came from. And more. Microsoft Office for example beats Apple iWork in my opinion.

With 10m downloads Move to iOS is one of the top apps on Google’s Play Store (but I think it doesn’t reflect the real number of users switching from Android to iOS).

Many people don’t have a reasonable amount of data in proprietary file formats (if so, it would cause a long lasting headache disorder) but like to take their contacts with them.

Everything about iOS is designed to be easy. That includes switching to it. With just a few steps, you can migrate your content automatically and securely from your Android device with the Move to iOS app. No need to save your stuff elsewhere before switching from Android. The Move to iOS app securely transfers all kinds of content for you:

  • Contacts
  • Message history
  • Camera photos and videos
  • Web bookmarks
  • Mail accounts
  • Calendars

Move to iOS also offers app suggestions from the App Store based on apps installed on your Android device

• Matching free apps are offered for download during the transfer

• Matching paid apps are added to your App Store Wishlist

• Supported when using Move to iOS with a device running iOS 9.3 and later

When you choose to migrate your data, your new iPhone or iPad will create a private Wi-Fi network and find your nearby Android device running Move to iOS. After you enter a security code, it will begin transferring your content and put it in the right places. Just like that. Once your content has been transferred, you’re ready to get going. iOS will also set up your default mail account. That’s it – you can start using your new iPhone or iPad and experiencing its endless possibilities. Enjoy.

Move to iOS is supported on all phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and later.

Happy switching.

Be sure, you need more money than ever before to add a brand new iPhone to your eLoot.





Inspiration got an update

31 08 2018

The app Inspiration is for both, creating mind maps and concept maps.

What’s the difference?

Mind Maps are captured visualizations of fairly independent objects gearing for extensions and loosing much of their relevance for people who weren’t involved in the creation process. The tree limb is just connected to the bole.

Concept Maps visualize knowledge of whole systems with interacting elements and logic operations. In contrast to a tree limb objects are connected with basically all other objects like the orbs in the solar system where the gravity and the magnetic and electric fields define the interactions.

Features of Inspiration for iOS

(Inspiration Software Inc., USA)

• Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
• Analyse information
• Understand cause and effect
• Organize projects
• Organize thoughts and topics for writing
• Take notes

The pros …

• Simple usage because of a perfect UI on an iPad as well as a Plus model of an iPhone
• Diagrams are easy to build and saved instantly
• Diagrams transform to outlines by just a single tap
• Personalization with images, colour, shape, arrow style, and backgrounds
• Using images from the web or the camera roll
• Notes can be attached to any item
• Hyperlinks can be added as floating shapes
• Templates are available after installation

The image shows a concept map I created with Inspiration on my iPhone 6s Plus.

If you’re interested in mind/concept maps read more here

Mind Maps and Concept Maps

The post contains links to step deeply into the topic.

Note

This app is just one example for a subtle difference between Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Lots of really great apps aren’t available for Android and if they are there iOS versions are often more powerful.

Thanks for reading.





The Calculator

7 08 2018

The built-in iOS calculator on the iPhone is well-designed but you should know some hidden features which make the experience smoother.

Swipe to delete digits

Just swipe left or right to backspace and delete the most recent entry instead of clearing the entire value.

Copy / paste

You can quickly copy and paste results or any number by using long press.

Scientific calculator

If you rotate your iPhone to landscape mode you’ll get a basic scientific calculator.

Only the scientific calculator offers the memory features mc (memory clear), m+/m- (add to/subtract from temporary storage) and mr (memory recall). This is what I sorely miss in portrait mode.

Several of Apple’s stock iOS apps that are available on iPhone don’t have their iPad counterparts. These include Weather, Stocks, Voice Memo, Compass, and the Calculator App. A calculator would also be a nice feature on the Apple Watch. I know that there are 3rd-party apps (and I nearly used them all) but if I pay a lot of bucks for an Apple device I’d like to see some useful apps included without downloading payed apps, apps showing more ad than results, or free apps which most often aren’t updated with a new version of iOS.

Note
The worst and most featureless calculator app is the one pre-installed on devices running pure Android like my Nokia 6.1. The best calculator is still running on my Windows 10 powered low-cost Lumia 550. With it you get a clean, perfect UI and you’re also able to convert into lots of different units like Celsius to Fahrenheit. Sadly it isn’t updated any longer because Joe Belfiore made it official: Windows 10 Mobile is dead.Really? Well, statements are still cloudy.

More about Apple vs Microsoft calculator

Two calculators

Thanks for reading.