Bayan M. Qandil

From My Perspective…

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 […]

What are some good reasons to buy the BlackBerry 10 over Android phones?

I wrote this answer on Quora and thought it may be useful to share with you faithful blog readers. Answer by Bayan Qandil: I haven’t used the final BB10 for me to make a proper statement here.  I did use very early versions of it and I’m very familiar with the typical BlackBerry Value Prop. So here goes… Number 1 – Keyboard Everybody mentions this and I will too.  BlackBerry’s hardware keyboards are the best in the business… second to none. And with BB10, they build an impressive looking (again, haven’t tried it) looking and innovative virtual keyboard. Number 2 […]

Jobs Says Apple is a Mobile Company .. I Say Media Distribution

So during his keynote speech on Jan 27, Steve Jobs took a little time before introducing the iPad to talk about some recent highlights of their business.  You can see my thoughts on the iPad here. He talked about how Apple has now sold 250 million iPods since it’s release in 2001, how they have over 75 Million iPod Touchs and iPhones on the market and how they have surpassed 3 Billion downloads from AppStore. He Jobs went on to state that Apple is really a mobile devices company because they sell mobile music players (iPod), mobile phones (iPhone) and […]