One of the things that drives me nuts is the slow rate of charging when using my iPhone X and 3rd party Q1 technology wireless trackpad. There were rumors that Apple might be working on a high speed version and apparently this looks to be true. Forbes just provided a scoop on that. For more details click here.
Anyone else getting error messages that certain Applications will no longer work in the future? I used to get those on my Windows 7 professional laptop when Microsoft wanted me to move to Windows 8. I have two older iMacs and a G-4 MacBook that work perfectly. I'm guessing the problem is Apple is trying to sell new product by phasing out older 32 bit architecture in favor of 64 bit. They also did this with iPhones. They also push the ap developers to revise new versions often leaving us with older computers that work great in the lurch.
I've moved on from the Cellular world but, like a bad habit, can't stop following it. The two question most often asked are who has the best deal. That depends on too many factors for me to address but I can say that, along with my California seniors State Beach Parking Pass, my T-Mobile 55+ Seniors plan is as good a deal out there. I personally avoid resellers in the cellular world as they do not own, operate, or have the ability to directly fix problems. Spectrum now resells Verizon and advertises that they are 40% less expensive. They do not clarify that this only holds true for a single line user. In fact, the more lines you add with them, the deal quickly gets worse. That's because the way it was explained to me, each line is $45. With most larger carriers, after 2 lines, it's about $20 per line for additional lines.
Tired of RoboCalls? It's unbelievable how many calls I get on my cell and office phones. Despite being on the government's DO NOT CALL LIST, I get dozens and dozens each day. Since IT is my business, I have a voIP business
phone solution that nips this in the bud. When calls come in, the caller can choose which extension they want. If they do not choose (as robodialers cannot do), they are prompted to input a selection a second time. If they don't, they get hung up on. Of course, if they were legitimate callers, they would leave a message.
by Joel Saltzman
Maybe I have a bad device because most of my friends love their iPhone X models. There is no question that the last Samsung S8+ Smartphone I used, blew the doors of my iPhone for battery life and pure screen beauty. Apple will never be able to convince me that my crappy iBuds work as good as my wired JBL headset does. As I travel quite a bit, it really pisses me off that it is now impossible for me to charge my iPhone X, while listening to music or movies on airplanes. That's because Apple's brilliant engineers claimed they could not "waterproof the iPhone without removing and replacing the 3.5mm jack with their lightning port.". Well Samsung and others had no problem waterproofing their devices without removing this industry standard connection.
It's all about selling accessories which Apple is very good at. Ever notice that after doing an "Apple iOS upgrade", that charger that's worked great up until now suddenly gives an error message that "This device may not be supported"? It's no coincidence. I no longer do software upgrades, unless they address a major security flaw or issue that I am having. In other words, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!
The above is not to say don't get an iPhone X. If I was to buy another one knowing what I know, I would avoid the higher end models with AMOLED screens and get the less expensive XR model with TFT, or even an iPhone 8.I am now using my old iPhone 6+ while awaiting repair on my iPhone X. I feel like I've reunited with an old girlfriend who knows what I love. Apple told me that I no longer needed a HOME button. I think they are wrong on this too. It may be time to grab a deal on an Android 9 or 1o and go back to the darkside.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.