After being somewhat absent for a lot of the Summer Season (in terms of being a college student anyways) I have pushed a small update to uTime. This update adds support for Apple’s new iPad Pro 10.5 inch. Within the update is also a fix for the “Today” widget that hasn’t been working for a few versions (sorry)!
While I’m not going to share details on what there is a lot of things in the pipeline coming. Just keep watching for it!
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After a month of being absent I am finally releasing uSurf 1.4… It would have been released earlier but Apple required some changes to coincide with their terms of service I had overlooked. One of these things being the way the app brings you to update. I can no longer have a button bring you to the update page so I will be working on fixing that with some other things with version 1.5 or 1.4.1. Anyways here is what’s new!
-Added a new way to add bookmarks: When hitting the add bookmark you can name your bookmark and put in your own URL.
-Bookmarks viewer now displays the name of your bookmarks with the URL under it.
-Old bookmarks will be given the name “Imported from uSurf 1.3”.
-Added Bookmarks and Tabs to Split Screen.
-When entering split screen the last window you had on the right side will reload.
-Fixed issue where Settings naviagtion bar didn’t change with the theme.
Instagram today announced that it would be brining video sharing to both iOS and Android. The update is available now in the App Store and will allow you to take 15 second video clips and upload them much like vine. Also you can add filters and stabilize your video. The app doesn’t loop like vine and doesn’t play the videos automatically. It will be interesting to see if people stay with vine or go with Instagram or use both.
There has been complaints recently after Google Now came to the iPhone that the battery life has been awful. While google denies the fact that Now drains the battery it actually does but not by the app itself you could say.
So how does it drain your battery? Well by always using your location. You’ll notice if you have Now enabled you have the little location marker always on. That’s because now always needs your exact location to run. Using the GPS uses battery and that’s what has been killing if.
How do you fix it though? Well that’s something if you use Google Now on a regular basis you might not be so happy about. To save your battery you basically have to disable now by turning the app “google” off in location services. This will render now useless because the app needs your location to work.
So really google lied in saying Now doesn’t drain battery but it’s because the app itself needs something that drains the battery to work. Currently I have google in my location disabled allowing me to get a long battery life. Try it if you want a longer battery instead of the app.
Santa is coming about to deliver us all the Apple goodies for being good this year. Fortunately for us there are ways to track Santa’s flight around the world with your Mac or iPad/iPhone.
For iOS you can use the Google Earth app to track Santa. Simply swipe up and hit the Santa Icon and then Google Earth will follow santa on your iPhone or iPad!
Another option for you is to use the NORAD Santa app. Bringing you a Santa tracker and some games within the App as you watch Santa deliver presents around the world.
For your Mac all of this can be accessed through the web. All you need to do to track Santa using Google is go to this link. The website also has games.
You can also go to the NORAD Santa website and track him by following this link. Yes there is games here too.
Merry Christmas From Matthew Jagiela and Apples-Genius.
Google Earth for iOS
NORAD Santa for iOS
Google Web Tracker
NORAD Web Tracker
Facebook is one of the worlds largest social networks and has the most downloaded iOS app of all time. The app has been slow and unusable and it might come to an end with the newest update. Facebook ditched HTML 5 in it’s iOS app and the result of that is a fast and improved app.
Tiny wings 2 has hit and so has the iPad app! Unfortunately it is a separate app and is $3 but it looks great with the retina iPad and has multiplayer on the same iPad. Hit up the download link!
[Tiny Wings – $3]