The February 2016 meeting of iPlugDelaware will be held on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 7:30 am at the Panera Bread in Fairfax Shopping Center (2311 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803). As usual, the meeting will be in the community room in the back of the restaurant. Meetings last about an hour and are normally held the third Tuesday of each month (this month’s meeting was delayed due to President’s day). Meetings are free to attend and are open to anyone in the legal community.
- The iPad as a laptop replacement;
- Apple Watch Apps worth using;
- Favorite “law-related” iOS app; and
- Tablet Alternatives to iOS (Microsoft Surface).
If you have not attended a meeting before, they are a great place to learn about how technology can help with your law practice. You do not have to own any of the devices we talk about, and we are all happy to learn about new technology that has saved you time or added to your well-being.
We look forward to seeing new faces at our meeting, and we are happy to modify our agenda to address any questions or concerns of those in attendance. If you would like something added to our agenda, please let us know on our Facebook Page or through Twitter.
Google announced today on the Official Google Blog that Android Wear now works with iPhones. According to the announcement, only the LG Watch Urbane is currently supported, but all future models of Android Wear SmartWatches will also work on both Android and iPhone Smartphones. Android Wear will pair with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running at least iOS 8.2.
It will be interesting to see how the Android Wear Watches compete with the Apple Watch on Features. Use of previous Smartwatches that “supported” iOS also meant a limited feature set. The Official Google Blog indicates that you will be able to check information like phone calls, messages and notifications from your favorite apps with just a glance. Fitness goals will also be supported. However, no details were provided of whether responses will be possible using an Android Wear Watch.
More to come as details develop. For now download the Android Wear App if you have an LG Watch Urbane or visit the Google Blog for more information.
Apple began rolling out its first Public Beta of iOS today by making iOS 8.3, Beta 3, part of the AppleSeed Public Beta Program. To join the Public Beta, you must have an Apple ID and an eligible device. The initial invites have been going out to users that have been publicly testing OS X Yosemite. To sign up for access, login to https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/. If you only see the OS X Yosemite beta at this time, it is being reported that invitations will be slowly slowly rolling out.
9to5 Mac reports that the installation is made available over-the-air. Users first are instructed to backup their device using iTunes, then directed to download a configuration profile from the AppleSeed website that makes the beta available in the normal Software Update screen. Instructions are also provided for restoring your device to a previously released non-beta version of iOS.
As always, be careful before installing beta software on your device. It is not recommended that a beta be installed on a mission-critical device, and it is possible that functions of your iPhone or iPad may not work properly with the beta software installed.
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Apple today released iOS 8.2. Among several bug fixes, Apple included new functionality for iPhones to work with the Apple Watch. After installing, you see a new Apple Watch app on your home screen. Since the Apple Watch has not yet been released, this currently just links to Apple advertising apps, but in a little more than a month it will be used to configure your device and change settings.
As always, be careful before installing the new update. I have installed it on my iPhone 6 plus and experienced no problems, but every situation is different. If you haven’t already backed up your device, see our article that explains how to use iTunes to backup manually.
Apple released an update for iOS 8 today. iOS 8.1.3 was released that promises “bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements”. This latest release reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update (for those that still haven’t made the jump to iOS 8), fixes a Spotlight search issue that prevented app results in search, and fixes an issue that prevented use of multitasking gestures when using an iPad.
So far no widespread issues have been reported with installing this update, but still use caution and make sure your iPhone or iPad is backed-up prior to installing any iOS update. I have installed on my iPhone 6 Plus without issues. I am still crossing my fingers that this update will address issues with 3rd Party Keyboards repeatedly crashing.
To install the update, simply visit your “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad, and go into the “General” section and select “Software Update”. If you have an internet connection, you should see the option to install update. You can also manually install the update by plugging your device into a computer and using iTunes to update. Let us know if you have any issues!
Apple released iOS Version 8.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad today. This is a small incremental update that mainly increases performance on iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and the original iPad Mini. Bug fixes and stability improvements are also promised. You can update your device over-the-air by going to the Settings app, General, and then Software Update (you can also connect your phone to iTunes and do an update through your computer).
I have successfully updated my iPhone 6 Plus without issue. So far there have been no complaints of crashes with this update, but as always, it is recommended that you have a full back-up before performing any update. If you are still using an iPhone 4s or iPad 2, let us know if you notice performance improvements with the new update.