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.

Apple is great on privacy but …

17 09 2018

the most obvious thing missing here is simply this:

You hate Apple’s built-in Contacts app so you go to the App Store and download a 3rd-party replacement. It will ask you for permission to access your contacts – which means the contacts database in which Apple’s built-in app governs data – and boom, all your information is there and ready to use. For what?

Do you know what happens if you grant access to your your contacts, your current location, your mails, etc?

Do you know what happens if you like to revoke access to your Contacts app?

The simple answer is

you can’t know it because the answer is in the developer’s code you don’t have access to.

To ask for the user’s permission before accessing personal information is a step in the right direction. And some of the information these apps are collecting are necessary for them to work properly. But once an app has permission to collect that information, it can share your data with anyone the app’s developer wants to.

This is expressed in the Third-Party Doctrine, a legal theory that holds that people who voluntarily give information to third parties – such as banks, phone companies, internet service providers, developers of apps, e-mail servers, etc – have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.

More …

iMore: Privacy and Developers

Thanks for reading.

Evening in Malcesine

14 09 2018

Making holidays in Europe with my son, a paragliding nerd, instead of watching the Apple event. This is definitely much more amazing.

The same people using the same phrases about the improved iPhone models every year. Phil Schiller: “It’s amazing. This is the best iPhone we’ve ever made.” Yeah Phil, great news and the company would make a fool of itself if the XS wouldn’t be an improvement.


The iPhone Xs Max is an equivalent to a three week holiday at this beautiful location in Italy. Photos taken with the latest iPhone iterations are only marginal better than those taken with my 6s Plus. Furthermore, in many cases the imagination standing behind a photo counts much more than the quality.

Thanks for dropping by.