Bugs bug lots of users

26 12 2017

Apple, where’s your quality management?

Here is what you can do yourself to fix a problem with an iOS device. Try it out in that order.

Restart

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Restore

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Recovery

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If you can’t fix the problem with these procedures please contact the Apple Support, an Apple Store, or an authorized repair center. Note, you don’t have other options. Don’t trust in what you found on the Internet.

It cannot be excluded that it’s not your device but a bug in iOS that causes the problem. So please read what’s posted here about bugs or visit the

Apple Support Communities

Discussions about Apple Products

Hopefully your brain isn’t buggy too.





iOS internal Outsourcing Service

15 12 2017

for the the quality management of Apple

With the release of iOS 11, Apple developers made too many assumptions, breaking the fragile security/convenience balance and shifting it heavily onto convenience side.

Once an intruder gains access to the user’s iPhone and knows (or recovers) the passcode, there is no single extra layer of protection left. Everything (and I mean, everything) is now completely exposed.

More …

The rise and fall of iOS security

*Thanks for reading.





As time goes by

26 11 2017

A Porsche 356 – build year 1954 – with a German Blaupunkt car radio and slightly improved versions of the radio and the ultimate 4-wheel mobile device, Apple’s CarPlay and the new 911.

According to Apple’s website,

“CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.”

Apple CarPlay integrates with Siri to obey voice commands, but also works wonderfully with the vehicle’s touchscreen and control nobs. Apple CarPlay fully utilizes familiar iPhone apps, including Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, and a variety of others that can be easily added! Best of all, every major automaker supports Apple CarPlay, including and especially Porsche.

Note (The Verge)

Both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto can turn regular vehicles into connected cars, but according to Porsche, one has a distinct advantage over the other. Motor Trend reports that the German car manufacturer went with Apple’s infotainment system over Google’s in its new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S because the Android Auto agreement demanded too much data be sent to the search giant.

More …

2017 Porsche PCM Apple CarPlay

Thanks for reading.





The sounds of silence

20 11 2017

Notifications can be annoying.
Situative notifications can stop bugging you.

I’d like to see CATEGORIES for apps that can notify you comparable with different calendars.

How it could be implemented …

  • Define a category eg “Social”.
  • Add Apps to this category eg Google+.
  • Turn notifications for this category on/off.

This would be an acceptable gift for one of the next iOS improvements.

Note

“The Sounds of Silence”, is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon.

Thanks for listening reading.





The slow infiltration

19 10 2017

Developing high-quality apps
for the Android and iOS platform

Microsoft is no upstart in the mobile space. It produced versions of its software for mobile devices for more than 20 years – starting with Windows CE for personal digital assistants in 1996, and later with Windows Mobile in 2000.

But the ecosystem has struggled since the launch of Apple’s iOS in 2007 and Google’s Android operating system in 2008. According to the most recent sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel, Windows phones account for just 1.3 percent of the market in the US (Android’s 64 % and iOS 34 %) – worldwide Microsoft’s market share is far less than 1%. Not motivating for developers.

Some days ago Joe Belfiore made it official: Windows 10 Mobile is dead.

With Windows 10 Creators Update Fall 2017 Microsoft continues its slow infiltration of the Android and iOS mobile device platform.

The update released on Oct 17, 2017 provides a new feature:

Windows 10 Phone Linking

There’s now a dedicated “Phone” area in the Settings app that allows you to link your phone with your PC, making it easy to share web pages between your phone and Windows device without missing a beat. No longer do you have to email yourself a link or image when you want to switch devices, just link your phone to your PC and use the dedicated “Continue on PC” function.

On iOS, this is done with a dedicated “Continue on PC,” Microsoft Edge (coming soon) and Cortana apps on your phone.

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Apple’s FILES app

12 10 2017

another premature delivery
ridiculous, half-baked, and bug-ridden

Apple’s new app FILES came with iOS 11. It shows that some developers should better look for other jobs.

• Create a folder within FILES using a BOX. You aren’t able to delete it. Try to create a folder on your Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox account. It’s not possible. Try to create a link to share a file or folder. It’s not possible. Try to move a file from eg Google Drive to OneDrive. It’s not possible. Try to rename a file on Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, or any other cloud storage. It’s not possible. Try to create different WebDAV connections. It’s not possible.

• FILES give users abso-fucking-lutely ridiculous connections between apps and files.

Look at my example. The file band_5.js appears under “Files“ in the Notification Center. It represents a part of encrypted information created by the password manager 1Password. Tapping on this entry opens the encrypted file with Apple’s iWork app PAGES. Insanely.

Dear Apple developers.

Is this your first approach to Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning?

For me who developed applications for more than 30 years I can only say …

That’s enough to make me puke.

Please don’t try to connect objects which shouldn’t be connected. Just give us a powerful classic file manager. If you aren’t able to do this easy task we already came with Windows decades ago try to acquire Stratospheric, the company which developed an awesome app called FileBrowser. They are light years ahead of your embryonic FILES app.

Thanks.

Hey, Tim Cook, are you sure about your employees responsible for iOS development? I see a huge gap between your potential of developing finished software and your cash reserve. So much money but still an embryonic file management (and the sheer impossibility to release a flawlessly performing iOS update).

Note

I know what the reason for this system behavior is but I also know that not everything should be done what’s possible.

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From Bad to Worse

22 09 2017

Apple’s app FILES not worth to use it

Add third-party apps to let FILES access my cloud providers? What a strange idea. I can’t define access to cloud storages or computers by entering my credentials. Also not supported is WebDAV.

Note

In 1995, Microsoft first released „NewShell“ which replaced the Windows 3 file manager with Windows Explorer. Believe me, this early version of Windows Explorer was better than Apple’s app FILES in 2017.

I use the apps Documents, File Browser, and File Explorer and they all do their job much better than Apple’s embryonic FILES app. Again I see a totally unfinished product.

Although file management was always a problem in iOS because it generates a crazy amount of redundant files when using the ‚Open in‘ command, nothing changed with iOS 11. Do we have to wait another decade?

I still can’t access files in the DOCUMENTS directory of other apps or, as an alternative, in a publicly available directory.

File management in FILES is driving me crazy. Lots of missing features and lots of bugs. Have a look at my image. No chance to remove this folder which caused an error during the creation process.

Apple tells us about its iOS file system

Every app is an island.

During installation of a new app, the installer code creates a home directory for the app, places the app in that directory ( /AppName .app) and creates several other key directories. These directories constitute *the app’s primary view of the file system and represents the universe for that app*. It contains everything the app can access directly. The problem is that there is no directory which could be shared with other apps.

More about
a secure but not user-friendly file system

Every app is an iLand

Apple Support: Files

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