Smartphones & Tablets

 

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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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

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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IOS 13.3 Released

Downloaded to my iPhone 8+.

Supposedly has some bug fixes.

No obvious problems so far.

- Tom -

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iPadOS 13.2.2 Released

As the Subject line says, iPadOS 13.2.2 has been released.

I've downloaded it to my 9.7" iPad Pro and used it for several days now with no visible problems.

- Tom -

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Android Auto Versus In-Dash GPS and Standalone GPS

At the beginning of 2019 we got a new car, a Subaru Forester with an in-dash TomTom GPS. We also have, a Nuvi650 that we have used for the past 11 years!!!!!

Anyway, we recently bought a new smartphone. Previously we only had a dumb phone. So we are now up-to-date. grin

We just installed Android Auto so I was wonder how well it works.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

19 year GPS bug on older iphones

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Nuvi 2460LMT

iOS 13.1.3 Released

Offered last week, and I downloaded it to my iPhone 8+.

I don't really see any difference, which may be a good thing.

- Tom -

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iOS 13 can now read SD cards

Old news for Android users but this is new for iOS 13 users. With the iOS 13 update, you can now use the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader and the FILES app on your device to now read your pictures and videos.

Just picked one up at the Apple store and it works like a charm. Reads the SD card, can play the videos and with a click you can save to your camera roll.

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