I’ve finally managed to get a release out on Spotify. That is to say, I managed to get it out at the end of last year. It’s called ‘Dream Draw‘. You can have a listen by heading over to Spotify. I hope you like it.
I’m a big fan of the Day One journal app. I find it really useful. It seems that there’s a lot of new stuff coming in the next big iteration of the app. Here’s what’s coming:
- Multiple Journals— In Day One 2.0 you can create and name multiple journals
- Multiple Photos— A simple and elegant solution for adding multiple photos per entry
It looks like it’ll be really cool, but I hope they won’t mess up a load of other stuff at the same time.
So, a couple of days into my use of the Pebble Time, how’s it going? Well so far so good. Today I was interested to see how the constant bluetooth LE connection would drain my iPhone 6. It seemed to add an additional drain, but not too much. So that’s a good sign, a good step forward.
Notifications are pretty good though. I quite like them even though they get a little bit annoying at times, but I think that’s more to do with my having too many on my iPhone anyway, so perhaps it’s a good prompt to clear those up.
Next I’m interested to see how I can do more with the Pebble and get it working for me in the way I’d really like it to. More of that soon though.
I’ve been checking to see if there was one available every now and then, but I got bored of wondering so I just asked Belkin, and they told me that they are making one! Which is excellent as I’d always liked the one I had for my iPhone 5. I just hope it doesn’t take too much longer.
Well, after spending an entire day out in London my new (arrived on Friday) iPhone 6 has made it through the entire day on a single charge. Something that my iPhone 5 hasn’t done in years. Well, probably at least a year to be fair. It did end up at only 10% of charge by the end of the day, but that was after almost 14 hours without charge. I think that’s quite impressive. For an iPhone anyway.
Day 4 followed the same pattern. I let the iPhone drain down to 30% charge and then charged it with the external battery. Once again the battery did very well, but after getting my phone back up to 100% charge it gave up itself. So, 4 days and 4 charges. Not bad going I’d say. The battery was certainly worth the money.
However, the power loss on my iPhone is terrible now, so it’ll probably need replacing anyway. Even so I think that the battery will come in handy in the future.
So, experiment over for now.
So, day three and the external battery is still going strong. It did flicker around between three and four bars or circles on its display, and after a little while it went back up to 4 bars. I guess this sort of thing isn’t too precise. Anyway, it charged the iPhone 5 again. I let the iPhone get down to 30% again and charged it back up to 100%.
So let’s see what day 4 brings.
So, day two of my experiment to see how I can get more life out of my iPhone 5. Today I let the iPhone run down to 30% before I plugged in the battery. Once again the battery charged it up with no problems at all. Neither device got hot or anything like that. It got the device back up to 100% and stayed at 4 bars, or circles to be precise.
So far so good. Let’s see how it works out tomorrow.
So, I got my external battery and decided that I would try it out each day by only using the external battery to recharge my iPhone 5 whilst out and about rather than using a mains power source or a PC or something similar.
I started the day fine. My battery was at 100% at 7am and I used the device normally. About 2:30 or 3pm it had dropped to 20% so I connected the external battery. I switched it on and all was good. I kept a close eye on both the iPhone and the battery as I’d heard about issues with overheating, but I had no such problems at all. In fact, the entire process was completely smooth and incident free.
Once the time the iPhone 5 had gone back up to 100% I disconnected the battery, which was still showing 4 bars (actually circles, but it means the same thing).
We’ll see how the process develops tomorrow.