iPhone 5 battery issues

My iPhone 5 battery has been lasting less and less recently. So much so that I’m having to charge it 2-3 times in a day.

So before I investigated my options with Apple I decided to reset my phone, download everything again and see of things improved.

They have do far. I’ve been using it pretty heavily the last 4+ hours and I’m down to 34%. But that’s been heavy use with the screen constantly on.

It actually wasn’t too bad while I had my weather apps off. But as soon as I fired up those the battery started going down faster.

I’m going to see how it does tomorrow and then decide if I go to Apple to see what can be done.

iOS 6 is a nice incremental step

I upgraded to iOS 6 today and it is a nice incremental step. There are definitely things that are better but it is an incremental step.
Things that I like are the do not disturb option, reminders app, passbook, and the maps.

I’ll play with this version for awhile before I upgrade to the new iPhone next month when my contract expires.

What do you think?

iOS Podcasts App not quite ready

Editor’s note: After I posted this today, I just found out that Apple had just released version 1.0.1 of the Podcast app that is supposed to address many of the problems that I am having. I’ll be testing it out soon and see how it does.
After WWDC in June I downloaded the new iOS app for podcasts on my iPhone. But after just over a month I have deleted it and will be waiting for an update when iOS 6.

After managing the various podcasts I listen to in iTunes I thought the Podcast app would help save me time and effort in getting new episodes on my iPhone, but that wasn’t the case.

It started out great. When I first installed the app the Podcast app imported my podcasts from iTunes and it was already to go. I made some adjustments to how many I wanted to keep and it was ready to go.

I would open it in the morning before leaving for work and it would download the newest podcasts and I would be set for the day.

But that didn’t last long.

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Evernote Hello Shows Promise

I just downloaded Evernote Hello to my iPhone and it looks promising. I need to take another photo of myself in better light, but it has the potential to replace business cards. It could be that powerful.
Take a look for yourself.

The only thing I could see a problem with the app is the actual photo being taken of the person you are getting their contact information.

I’d be interested in getting your thoughts on this.

Good job Evernote.

Verizon, Google Discuss Mobile Phone Partnership

Verizon, Google Discuss Mobile Phone Partnership – WSJ.com
This would definitely be of interest to me.  I am a Verizon subscriber and would be interested in purchasing a Google specific phone.

It would also create some competition for AT&T and the iPhone as they move forward, especially if they are to allow third-party applications to be added to the phone.

Finally, with some Google executives on the Apple Board of Directors and Al Gore, a big Google investor, on the Apple Board, I am wondering if we will see more of a partnership between Google and Apple on a device like the iPhone on other platforms, like Verizon.

It will be interesting to watch.

Owners of unlocked iPhones hosed by software update

Owners of unlocked iPhones hosed by software update | Crave : The gadget blog
Well the war has begun. People who hacked their iPhones vs Apple.

I don’t personally have an iPhone, but I think it is ridiculous for Apple to treat their customers this way. If someone wants to hack their phone for additional functionality, they should be able to.

The law allows you to unlock your phone and I think Apple and AT&T crossed the line. Also, people did not receive a discount on their phone to be a slave to a service.

I think this is setting up Apple and AT&T for a lawsuit and a lot of unnecessary bad publicity. AT&T is already struggling with bad service and the sales of the iPhone are starting to lag behind expectations.

This move could have a big effect on stock prices of both companies.