In order to get longer battery life on Android devices, here are some tips about features that could be disabled because not so useful.

Notification & battery lights

In the system settings, under “Display” menu, “Notification light” and “Battery light” sub-menus allow to disable lights and save battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard sound and vibration

Another element which consumes battery on an Android phone is the sound but more the vibration on every key press on the virtual keyboard.

In the system settings, under “Languages & Input” > “Virtual keyboard” > select your keyboard (in this example: Gboard) > “Preferences”

Vibrations imply a very small motor to run and generate a vibration; this is high energy consuming.
Doing it at every key press on the virtual keyboard will make the phone battery go low quickly; even more for hard messaging buddies.

The sound consumes less energy than the vibrations but disabling it can also be a good way to save energy.

 

 

 

 

 

Cached data

If an Android devices begins to have his battery lifetime to become shorter than usual, it’s good time to think at cleaning cached data.

In the system settings, under “Storage settings”, for both the internal and an SD card if present, type on the “Cached data” label to request the system to clear cache.

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macOS Sierra is released

On 2016/10/10, in Uncategorized, by admin

macos-sierraApple has released macOS Sierra which brings developers not so many new features.

Most of them being for non-IT users:

  • OSX becomes macOS
  • talk to your computer, welcome Siri on macOS
  • copy/paste in between macOS and iOS
  • Apple pay comes to Safari
  • Unlock hands free, if ever you have an Apple Watch
  • Desktop dans documents move to iCloud
  • Storage optimisation thanks to usage of iCould
  • Messaging gets renewed to follow iOS10 messaging capabilities
  • Picture-in-picture video
  • Create memories from your photos
 

osx-mavericks-logoSince 6 weeks now, I’m working on a new project with new colleagues in a totally different environment of what I’ve been doing for many years.

I am now the only Mac user in the middle of Linux boys and I would like to share experiences of the comparisons in between Mac OS & Linux with both Mac and Linux freaks.tux

 

 

When gMail goes funny

On 2014/11/16, in Technology, by admin
gmail's joke

gMail’s joke

 

Saving your photos for free

On 2013/07/16, in Technology, by admin

Ever wanted to save your favorite photos for free.
Never loose any photos without invest in expensive backup strategies.

  • Take a look toward Google+ which allows to store unlimited amount of photos / videos (https://support.google.com/plus/answer/156348?hl=en)
  • Also take a look at Flickr which grants you uploading 1 Tera Byte photos and videos for free (http://www.flickr.com/help/limits/)

Enjoy shooting and saving for free!

Apple vs Java

On 2012/10/24, in Philosophical thoughts, Technology, by admin


Apple doesn't like Java anymore
It looks like Apple doesn’t like Java aynmore.

When upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, Java was disabled from the system.

Since latest operating system update, Java plugin is disabled from every browsers.

To have it back in order, just install it from Oracle website: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

Future is not likely to fall in love again as soon as an upcoming OS update should disable Java from OS where it hasn’t been used for a while.

Apple says Java brings security leaks to its systems and disables it to avoid them.

 

AIR will replace FLASH ?

On 2012/09/05, in Philosophical thoughts, by admin

I have the feeling that Adobe Flash is going to slowly die and get replaced by Adobe AIR ….

 


Apple Mac OSX Mountain Lion

changes the way system updates are reported / installed.

Now, operating system updates go through the App Store.

 Apple Mac OSX App Store

This is a major change which helps centralize all software and operating system updates at a single place.

It’s a major change for the user friendliness of the updates system!

 

Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network

Tutorial for configuring an Apple AirPort Express as an access point of an existing network:

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This tutorial is for you if:

  • you have just bought an AirPort Express and want to configure it
  • you have an existing newtwork (i.e.: router, modem/router which takes care of DHCP and NAT already)

This tutorial is not for you if:

  • you want to use the AirPort Express as a router / DHCP / NAT server
  • you want to connect the AirPort Express directly to an ADSL or a cable modem
  • you want to use the AirPort Express as a wireless extender for an existing wifi network

Step by step:

1. Connecting the AirPort Express to the existing network

Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network

First of all, connect your AirPort Express to the router / switch using an RJ45* network cable into the left WAN connector.
* Use a straight cable and not a cross cable!
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2. Start the “AirPort Utility” application which you can find under Applications / Utilities
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
After a few seconds, you should see your AirPort Express base and clicking on it shows some information and an Edit button to access configuration.
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
3. Setting up base station configuration
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
Nothing special on the tab; just take care of typing a strong enough password to avoid misuse of your AirPort Express.
Note that this is not the key which has to be given to access the network through the access point; this is the password for entering the administration tool.
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4. Setting up Internet configuration
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
The most important point is to setup the AirPort Express to get his network configuration through DHCP.  This means the AirPort Express will receive an IP address assigned by the router (modem/router) on which it is connected.
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5. Setting up wireless
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
On this tab, the unit must be configured to create a wireless network and not join or extend a wireless network.  It’s important to use a good security system for controlling access to the wireless network; this is to avoid misuse of the whole network by unwanted users.
The best security system system on this unit is the WPA2; for a personal or SME use, the WPA2 Personal is well advised.
Take care of setting a strong enough password to limit risk of intrusions.
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6. Setting up network
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
In order to use the AirPort Express as an access point, the “Router Mode” must be configured as Off (Bridge Mode).
This means that a computer connecting through the unit will get its network configuration from the router (modem / router) on which the AirPort Express is connected.
Not using this setting would imply creating a sub-network and disabling the capability for computers connected through the unit to talk to computers connected to the main router.
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7. Setting up AirPlay
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
If you have an interest in playing music on the AirPort Express, just enable AirPlay and connect your speakers on the jack connector:
Apple AirPort Express > tutorial for setting it up as an access point of an existing network
You will now see on your iPhone / iPod / iTunes connected through the AirPort Express a new symbol* which will allow you to choose where you want your music to be played.
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webalive launches its first website with different templates regarding to the device of the surfer.

on classical browser:

on ipad:

on iphone: