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iPhone 5 Has Some Issues

The new Apple iPhone5 does not really meet expectations from an technical perspective.  I suppose we have high expectations of what Apple puts out but there are some issues with the new phone.  It is still a very impressive unit that is fast with an impressive interface.  Some of the issues that we see from our user community is a Purple Haze with photos that are taken with the new iPhone5.

It’s a similar problem that,was seen in iPhone 4S photos but was few and far between.  We would not see it that often and for the most part was not that present in that older model.  Another issue is battery life in some of the units.  There are some users that have no issues with the battery life but there are others that are experiencing  9 hours of life with limited talk time and limited application running on the IOS.  This is a common issue documented in the web which I would assume is a hardware issue. With some users that are complaining that their battery life was good at first but over time it is getting worse and not holding a charge properly.  More to come….

We are also seeing that this unit scratches a lot easier.  I feel that Apple prides itself on making products that aren’t just functional but beautiful as well and have a good track record of this but I can see that they missed the mark here. Users are reporting that after having their iPhone 5s for a short time, the sheen on the sleek, aluminum phone is getting scratched up very easily.  There is another issue that we are seeing related to weird screen bubbles that surface when using the unit.  It does not happen that often but with certain screen backgrounds there are small bubbles that appear when your finger is touching the screen.  As displayed in this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A&feature=player_embedded#!

Toshiba Portege Ultrabook

For my birthday my husband surprised me with a Toshiba Portege Z835-P370 Ultrabook with an i5-2467M processor, 6GB DDR3 memory, and 128GB Solid State Drive. I know most women like jewelry, gold, diamonds, whatever, not me. I’m a techy at heart and my husband is fully aware of that. Did I need another computer? Who doesn’t? This pc is just 2.5lbs, it has slim profile, and a listed 8 hour battery life (I haven’t seen this yet, max I’ve seen is a little over 4 hours but then I have everything turned up). Oh, it also has a backlit keyboard which I love! This is not my first solid state computer, I have Mac Airbook, I must say the solid state drive makes everything boot up much faster. I have setup this Ultrabook basically identical to my Toshiba Satellite and there is a huge difference in the speed of application loading. Whats really different about this Ultrabook that it has standard features a lot of others don’t such as 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, a VGA port as well as an HDMI port. I’ve been using it the laptop for a bout a week now and so far they only complaint I have is the keyboard size, for those of you with big figures it might take a bit to get used. I was also spoiled by my Satellite laptop as it had a 10-key which I used religiously. That being said, I’m very happy with this light easy to carry and work on laptop.