Sunday, September 29, 2013

iOS 7.0.2 update out - Photos





iOS 7.0.2 update in pictures








 










Friday, September 27, 2013

Did you know that, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has certain dress code for its flights?


I supposed to fly to Abu Dhabi, so I bought a ticket and read in the e-mail I received that, based in Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, have certain dress standards that you must conform with.

So before you fly, it’s good to know:

For guests travelling on this ticket, with the exception of tickets endorsed “Media”, “Prizewinner” or “Service Recovery”, Etihad has certain dress standards that you must conform with.
National dress is acceptable attire in all cabins.
For travel in economy (Coral) zone the minimum standard of dress is smart casual:
• Males: Collared shirt and smart casual trousers. Smart jeans and sports shoes may be worn
• Females: Dress, trousers or skirt and top with sleeves. Smart jeans and sports shoes may be worn
For travel in business (Pearl) zone the minimum standard of dress is:
• Males: Long sleeved jacket, collared shirt and smart trousers. A tie is not necessary.
• Females: Long sleeved jacket, blouse/smart top with sleeves, skirt or smart trousers or a dress
• Children under 12: Smart casual. Smart jeans and sports shoes may be worn.
For travel in first (Diamond) zone the minimum standard of dress is:
• Males: Long sleeved jacket, collared shirt, tie and smart trousers.
• Females: Long sleeved jacket, blouse/smart top with sleeves, skirt or smart trousers or a dress.
Certain items of clothing are considered unacceptable for travel when using this type of ticket. These include worn-out, dirty or torn clothes, beach or jogging attire as well as t-shirts, shorts, sleeveless tops and beach shoes. In keeping with our national culture, clothing must not be transparent or reveal shoulders. Blouses and tops that have low necklines, are strapless or expose the midriff or back are not accepted and skirts and dresses must be no shorter than mid knee length.

It is really important that you comply with the dress code otherwise you will be faced with the embarrassing situation of being asked to change. If you do not possess suitable alternative clothing you may not be able to travel.



Monday, September 23, 2013

iOS 7 upgrade, 5 days later


First impressions after iOS 7 upgrade



5 days after upgrading my iPhone4 and iPad2 to iOS 7, I’m thinking of downgrading to iOS 6.
After I met a little boy in a cellphone shop, who asked me:

   - Sir do you know how I could have back my previous iOS, because this is very ugly, I talked to myself oh my god Its the same feeling that I have. I've heard other opinions like this, also.



iOS 6
iOS 6

iOS 7
iOS 7

Why I want iOS 6.1.4 back ?

·         Design

I don’t like it simply because it’s not so captivating and aesthetic as previous ones. The user interface design of iOS was one of the things that I loved in Apple products. It was so different and beautiful, making everything to looks like real. Now it’s so simple, it’s now just ONE OF THE OTHERS. From the point of view of simplicity – Windows Phone is much better and I really don’t understand why Apple decide to make iOS 7 similar to WP ?

·         Performance

I don’t know how about 4S, but my iPhone 4 become more sluggish. My Lumia is at least twice faster than the iPhone and it is especially notable when making phone calls.
About  iPad 2, I cannot say it bothers me.
Of Course control center and notification center are big improvements, but I recommend not hurrying in upgrading.


Friday, September 20, 2013

How I update my iPad 2 to iOS 7 step by step

Another very useful device, when I’m traveling is my iPad 2. It’s very effective especially during my business trips. I still remember the times when I was bringing my old HP notebook, which compared with the iPad weighs a ton.
As you may already read my previous post about Iphone update, it’s now time to share with you how I made it with the iPad. 

iPad 2 home screen and update notification
iPad 2 home screen and update notification
I’m sure you know that iOS 7 is Apple's latest update and its biggest change since iOS debuted six years ago. I succeed to upgrade my old Iphone 4 on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PDT and right after that a notification appear on my Ipad's home screen (settings icon), so I started to work on the Ipad.
iPad 2 Settings menu
iPad 2 Settings menu

How I did it?

There are 2 approaches to manage with that – over the air, or via iTunes.

1. Wireless update.

  • ·         Enter settings menu
  • ·         Software update
  • ·         You will see that iOS 7.0 is ready to be installed and it requires at least 3,5 Gb of the available storage.

iPad 2 Software update
iPad 2 Software update
I had only a few Mb free, so it took me a couple of hours to free some room for the update. So when I was ready, I just pressed on Download and Install and the update started. Depending on your connection it could take up to an hour until you see your new home screen.

iPad 2 Download and Install
iPad 2 Download and Install

2. Update via iTunes


First make sure you have the latest 11.1 version

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes

In my case I had it, so when I plugged my Ipad to the computer, an alert window appeared, inviting me to start to update to iOS 7.0 .

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
 If you have oldest iTunes versions, follow this steps:
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
In my case , it shows that version 11.1 is the current version, but if you have oldest , it will start to update it. 

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
When you are ready with the iTunes update, you could start with the Ipad update.
I just wanted to download it first, so I passed through the following windows:


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
So, the download begin. As you can see it show 7 minutes for the download.
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
If you’d like to install it, you should click on  Update.


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
Finally I’d like to stress once again - DON’T FORGET TO BACKUP your device, before update!

If everything pass well, you will see this screen at the end:

iPad 2 home screen and iOS 7
iPad 2 home screen and iOS 7
The update via iTunes is significantly faster than if you update the device wireless.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

iOS 7 - a new face for my old iPhone 4




My iPhone 4 is one of the gadgets that is always in my pocket, when I travel.
As you may already know - iOS 7 is already a reality. iOS 7 is Apple's latest update and its biggest change since iOS debuted six years ago. I succeed to upgrade my old iPhone   on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PDT (you could read here how to update).




iPhone 4, iOS 7 Home screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Home screen

How I update my iPhone 4 to iOS7 ?



I was checking minute after minute for the update on my device and on iTunes. Voila , I read that update is ready to be installed. I was so excited that I started to update simultaneously over the air and via iTunes. iTunes started to update to its latest version - 11.1, so I disconnected the phone and continued the update wireless. 
It took less than an hour until I saw my iPhone's new face.
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Lock screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Lock screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Passcode screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Passcode screen
I missed something very important – DON’T FORGET TO BACKUP your device, before update! Multitasking - a smart way to switch between apps.
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Multitasking
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Multitasking
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Phone screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Phone screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Game center
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Game center
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Calendar
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Calendar
"Notification Center lets you know about new mail, missed calls, to-dos that need doing, and more. "
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Notification center
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Notification center
"Control Center gives you quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second."
Iphone 4, iOS 7 Control center
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Control center
Photos in iOS 7 -  easier and more delightful ways to scroll down memory lane. Introducing Years, Collections, and Moments — smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place. 
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Photos
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Photos
"Browsing is bigger, better, and more beautiful with Safari in iOS 7."
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Safari
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Safari


Apps Near Me — a new feature of the App Store in iOS 7 — shows you a collection of popular apps relevant to your current location. 
iPhone 4, iOS 7 App Store
iPhone 4, iOS 7 App Store
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Settings
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Settings
iPhone 4, iOS 7 iTunes Store
iPhone 4, iOS 7 iTunes Store
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Utilities screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 Utilities screen
iPhone 4, iOS 7 latest Facebook update
iPhone  4, iOS 7 latest Facebook update 
To be honest I liked previous design more. iOS 7 is somehow simple and not so beautiful. But the new features are awesome.