Testing the wordpress IOS app’s latest update

Not so long ago I blogged about testing the ios wordpress app and the result was not so promising as the app had very basic editor. Now that the app was updated to include a visual one, its time to test it again.

The first thing I noticed is the lack of spell check. While not a deal breaker, a spell check is important considering you are blogging from a phone or an iPad.

The other thing is the lack of formatting options for the text. Now unlike the spell check, this feature is a must for a serious blog post.

Despite the above, I am please with the new update. I will blog more on the go and hope that the app gets even better.

Testing blogging from the WordPress app

So I wanted to test this for sometime as I sometimes have a blog idea while away from my PC and what a better way to test this than while waiting in the car for my fiancé.

Fir starters, the app interface is understandably very limited and is always in code mode. There are a few basic options like the B I and U .
Other than that and you are on your own. Now I understand that way more can be achieved should I start using markups but a full interface would have made things easer.

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Inserting image is basic with no controls. Adjusting space before and after the image is also not an option.

Basically, what use is good for a very basic post with ab imagine or two but nothing that requires serious formatting. A good app that makes basic blogging quick easy.

 

IOS 8.0.2 is out

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Apple released an update for IOS 8 that was supposed to fix some issues, instead two new serious problems were created. Not long after, Apple released another update to fix the first update’s problems including Finger scan and mobile network problems. Now while I agree that Apple made a huge disappointment, the problem was handled fast and I can confirm that it is indeed fixed as I personally tested it on my iPhone 5S. Reports allover the web confirm the same thing as well.

I really hope that Apple take testing more seriously as another major screw u like this will send the company backwards. Never the less, this is not the first time that a big corp release a faulty update, nor will this be the last time. At least the problem was fixed quickly and everything should now be in the correct working order.

I understand the disappointment of people who do business by phone as they are effected the most but like I said, at least IOS 8.0.2 came out quickly.

Why am I not getting the iPhone 6 yet

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I would like to start with the fact that I am getting a new phone yearly for the past 3 years starting with iPhone 4s, Note II and iPhone 5s. Now while the phone is free, the monthly data is not cheap but considering the fact that I use the phone allot for both business and personal use I was hoping to get the iPhone 6 plus this December. Well, that was the plan until reports of the new iPhone bending in one;s pocket.

Well considering that I keep the phone in my pocket most of the time, this cannot be good news. The next logical choice would be to get my always wanted HTC One.

Nothing but good things are said about the One. Knowing HTC, I am sure the phone will be a better option than Galaxy S whatever. The last option would be to hold out or cancel my plan altogether but with my high calls volume I started to question that derision. The problem is, as much as I want Apple to fix this, they probably wont and will just ignore it. Not sure about the future but I await an official response as I must make a choice by December which happens to be my birthday as well. We wait and see.

IOS 7 Jailbreak is here, BUT

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The not so long awaited IOS 7 jailbreak is here, but reports all over the web are pointing out that it may be sending user data to some site. The full story can be found on http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/1th41e/evasi0n7_update_thread_answers_to_what_the_heck/

personal will hold off for a few days until the storm blows and everything will be visible. The need for Jailbreak is becoming less with every IOS update but not completely out as there are tons of addons that not only enhance the visuals but make the life of an iPhone owner easier. 

Jailbreak link: http://evasi0n.com

My next smart phone upgrade

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As with every year, my carrier contract expire this month meaning new phone is available for upgrade. The question is, which one?

I was impressed with the new IOS7 and once I installed it on my iPhone 4s I immediately realized that I need a newer iPhone if I want things to be smooth. On the other hand, I got tiered of my Note 2 and its dimensions as typing with one hand is a pain and what better Android than the new HTC One? Lastly, I saw Xperia Z with a friend and strangely liked its feature of use any pen and the full HD screen.

I will most likely give my old phone to a member of the family thus the reason to decided if my next phone will be from apple or android so I can give the older version away. Will update you with my decision. 

Real reason for BBM delay?

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Its no secret that one of the biggest world wide tech disappointment accrued yesterday, the BBM launch cancellation.

Despite the extreme hype and rumors followed by official statement of the release date, BlackBerry failed to live up to yet another promise. After hours of strange silence, Blackberry came with a statement that an unofficial leaked BBM made its way to over  1 million consumers resulting in issues which in turn resulted in the cancellation of the launch.

Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visitwww.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to www.BBM.com to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.

How and what issues did the unofficial app cause? Did BlackBerry not except this huge download rate? My personal take on the above after reading some comments and thinking it over:

There were no issues, instead BlackBerry purposely leaked the version to see if the app would live up to the peps expectation. The reaction was not of what they expected thus resulting in the above statement blaming the public while buying some time. The no further date only adds to the theory.

Scenario 2, is that the server couldn’t handle the large load so instead of admitting a mistake the blame was put on the public.

How did the unofficial beta app made its way out only hours before official release? What damage did it cause?In any case, the disappointment was huge and may even be the final nail in the coffin of the dying company. Its mistakes like that that pulled them down from the top.

Empty promises and no solid release dates.

Using iPhone without cover

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The recent IOS7 redesign made me remove the much needed cover exposing my iPhone 4s to danger but damn, the design is beautiful and with the new them it looks sweeter than ever. Of course the this may also be due that my phone upgrade is soon so I’m not that worried about it although I will likely get HTC One.