Smartphones & Tablets

 

Android version 10

Looks like they are stating to put out the software version 10 update for Android. Got it Monday for my 2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Update to iOS 14.0

Today was update day. 3 updates for windows, 1 update for iPad and 1 update for iPhone. I'm taking tomorrow off smile

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IPadOS 13.7 Installed

Apple has released iPadOS 13.7, which is said to provide some bug fixes.

I have installed it on my 9.7 inch iPad Pro and there are no obvious problems so far.

- Tom -

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Just released iOS 13.6.1

Apple has just released iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 for all users, just one month after the release of iOS 13.6. The update fixes some known issues related to the Exposure Notifications and another one that could make the displays exhibit a green tint.

More info @ https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/12/apple-releases-ios-13-6-1-and...

Got it installing now

Android app to run POI files

I am looking for recommendation for an app to use POI files on an Android phone. The apps I have looked at so far seem lacking. I would like to load the files on the phone and then import the file into the app. My preference is to do this all on the phone, not a webpage. I did a quick search on POI Factory but did not find this posted before. Thank you.

Android Auto after 10.0 update

Some members may have already seen this. My Samsung Galaxy A20 Android phone just got the version 10.0 update today. The first thing I noticed under app settings was Android Auto showing installed. No app was showing on the screen. No option to uninstall but you can disable it. After a little searching found this information below.

I can't find the Android Auto app on my phone

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 for download for iPhone, along with iPadOS 13.5.1, which comes after iOS 13.5 was released on May 20, 2020. iOS 13.5 included Apple's opt-in Exposure Notification API, along with a faster passcode field when you're wearing a mask for those devices with Face ID. Apple also added an option to disable roaming Group FaceTime tiles, along with bug fixes.

iOS 13.5 Released

As the title says, Apple has released an update to iOS. One addition they tout is altering Face recognition to cope with face masks. Since my iPhone 8+ dues not use Face recognition, this is of no interest to me, but Apple says that 13.5 also has (undefined) bug fixes.

Accordingly, I went ahead with downloading and installing iOS 13.5. No negative effects observed so far . . .

- Tom -

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Garminfones Repurposed

Given the current COVID-2019 restrictions in place and a chilly weekend here in Minnesota, I found myself digging through my old electronic devices and was brainstorming on how to get some more use out of things that I already own. Almost ten years ago I ended up with three Garminfones. The reviews on them were not good at the time. Despite that, I always thought it was an interesting concept.

Android Tablet For Navigating

My wife and I were traveling in my Ram 1500 pickup for a few hours both
Saturday and Sunday. I still use a Garmin DriveLuxe 51 as my primary navigator. She will often use her smartphone to supplement. She made the comment that she would often like to see a bigger picture when she looks at of our route. I have considered using Industrial

Android Auto

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5G Cellular Causing Coronavirus!

These theories have been around for some time and have been dismissed by every study ever done on the subject. The theories however persist perhaps because they are supported by a few notables of the tinfoil hat society.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/tech/5g-coronavirus-conspirac...

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Are poi’s available for cell phones? Thank you

Android Auto Update Released (version 5.1.5006)

A New Android Auto Version Is Now Available with Highly-Anticipated Improvements. At the time I posted, the update was not on my phone. Seems that update snuck into my phone since making this post. Sneaky.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

IOS 13.3.1 released

Apple claims that this release deals with some bug fixes and security improvements. I installed it a few days ago and have not seen it create any visible problems.

- Tom -

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Man Tricks Google With Fake Traffic Jam

Google Maps tracks people on the road to display the speed of traffic:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/artist-google-traffic-jam-...

What Tablets Should I Consider?

I have owned Android tablets in the past, but I am giving some thought to getting a new one. I am sort of one the fence between getting an Amazon Fire HD 10 and an Android with GPS. It looks like the number of Android tablets has dwindled quite a bit. And the ones that are available are quite a bit more expensive than the Amazon Fire HD 10. I sure wish the Amazon Fire HD 10 had GPS.

Navigating With a Tablet

Years ago, before the advent of dashboard GPS units, I used to navigate with a laptop, Delorme's Earthmate GPS receiver (no screen) and StreetAtlas USA software. That cumbersome rig was eventually replaced by a string of various standalone GPSr's which I use today.

Playing "High Quality" Audio On Your Car's Media System

On another forum, a person was wondering how to play audio cassettes in his car. This can be done by either converting the cassette audio to MP3 or by pumping the cassette audio into the car's AUX-IN plug. Since it was an interesting question, this lead me to investigating this further.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

iPadOS 13.3 Released

Installed on my 9.7 inch iPad Pro with no noticeable problems.

I know that Apple says that iOS and iPadOs are now separate operating systems, but releasing iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 so close to each other every time makes me wonder exactly how much difference there really is between them.

- Tom -

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