Tag Archives: cell phones

iOS 8 review

Andrew Cunningham at Ars Technica reviews iOS 8.

iOS 8 is why I switched from a Galaxy SIII to an iPhone 5.  I like the size of the 5 but want a third-party keyboard.

Sadly, it’s only after go-live that we discover the iPhone keyboard always defaults back to the system keyboard, and I must re-switch to the other keyboard each time I want to use it.  Android lets you change the default keyboard, but iOS apparently does not.

Phone smarts: 5 tips for keeping in touch during emergencies

ZDNet writer James Kendrick gives 5 tips for keeping in touch during an emergency:

1. Designate a family member or close friend outside your home area as a communication hub for your family.

2. Text messages will often be the best way to communicate in an emergency.

3. Use the phone camera to capture important information.

4. Get a second battery for your smartphone.

5. Teach your kids proper phone use in an emergency.

I’d add:

6. Just like your car’s gas tank, keep your phone’s battery charged.  Although, battery snobs might argue this will harm your phone’s battery life.

Read the story for full details at Phone smarts: 5 tips for keeping in touch during emergencies | ZDNet.