Bayan M. Qandil

From My Perspective…

iMessage and FaceTime working fine on Beta 3

Seems like iOS7 Beta 3 has a lot of stability fixes. The OS overall feels snappier and more stable. It also fixes the iMessage and FaceTime registration issues that caused lots of problems for people. Apple seemed to have fixed some Application Compatibility issues since a lot of apps appear to be working more smoothly. Beta 3 so far looks like a huge improvement in stability.

iOS7 Beta 1 App Compatibility

I’ve compiled a list of Apps and their compatibility with iOS7 Beta 1. I will update this over time. Let me know if your experience is different than mine in the comments. Also, feel free to send me requests to test apps that you’re interested in either in the comments or to my twitter account @BayanQ. Compatibility Levels Works Fine – No issues identified Somewhat Works – Some issues identified Doesn’t work – Always crashes Application List Netflix – Somewhat Works Has weird issues where you can’t click on some areas of the screen after search. Vine – Somewhat Works […]

How to get iMessage working on iOS 7 Beta1

If you’re on iOS 7, then you probably know about the iMessage issues. After my own investigations, I determined that the likely cause for this is that your mobile number is not being properly registered with the iMessage service. I was able to get my iPhone to send iMessages using my email addresses to confirm this. The iMore blog has a proposed solution to this problem here. This didn’t work for me. However, I tried my own variation on the iMore solution and it seems to work. So I’m going to publish it here. Basically, the iMore solution is to […]

Smartphone Market – App Driven or Content Driven?

Can the Smartphone market sustain all the different platforms that currently exist or will the platforms be forced to converge? The most common view is that the platforms with the most applications will survive. Although, I tend to agree with that view, I think there will be another factor.

The Public Lynching of Flash

A public battle began between Apple and Adobe related to Flash support on the iPhone. What started with Apple putting terms in it’s Developer License Agreement that prohibit flash usage in iPhone apps, resulted in a top adobe developer telling Apple to “Screw off” and then a response by Mr. Jobs letting us know his thoughts on Flash. Ignoring the rumours that Apple is working on a Flash alternative themselves, I’d like to concentrate on the main points Mr. Jobs made and give you my thoughts.

Seamless Social Networking, An Untapped Opportunity

Social networking is a growing trend and has been for some time now.  But as social networking was on the rise so was mobile internet usage.  It’s clear that mobile access to social networks is extremely key to their growth and will continue to be key for their continued success.  But mobile access is not the only avenue to access social networks are many users continue to use their laptops or desktops to access them as well.  Also, with more and more social networks, having a single point of access to do common tasks is also key.  As such, there […]