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$1 Home Design 3D App for iOS/macOS

I’ve been using an iOS app called iDraw (now called Graphic when Autodesk acquired it). I use it for creating 2D vector graphics for apps and web site I create. It’s great since Graphic (iDraw) is available both on iOS and MacOS.

Recently, I’ve been trying to learn how to create 3D graphics on MacOS for some personal home projects using SketchUp. For personal projects, SketchUp is actually free. I started looking for an affordable 3D graphics app that runs on iOS (especially on the iPad).

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Automatically Turn on Android Hotspot

When I get out of the house, I usually bring along gadgets that need to connect to the Internet. In my case, I have an Android mobile phone that has the data subscription. I usually turn on the phone’s WiFi Hotspot feature so that my other gadgets will be able to connect to the internet. For me, it has gotten to a point that I decided to do something about this repetitive task of turning on and off my phone’s WiFi Hotspot whenever I leave or arrive my house.

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Buying an Android Phone in the Philippines

I’ve been an iPhone user for a while now. Been a while since I’ve purchased an Android mobile phone. I’ve decided to find a replacement for the old Sony Xperia smartphones I’ve been using. For starters, the smartphone needs to run on Android Marshmallow (6.x), has dual-SIM support, a fingerprint sensor and has a Bluetooth 4.x chip that has support for peripheral mode Android apps.

It also needs to support all the LTE frequency bands that are currently being used by the local telcos in the Philippines. In doing some research, I found out that in the Philippines, telcos use LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 28 and 41.

After searching for available Android smartphones, I’ve decided to buy an Asus Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL model).

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WWDC 2015: iPad/iPhone Apps for iOS Developers

I’ve been busy for the past several months developing my very first iOS app that I plan to publish on the App Store. I’m almost done and would be submitting the app soon for review. With the WWDC 2015 conference for iOS/OS X Developers just around the corner, I’ve decided to create a list of the of the coolest apps available on the App Store for iOS Developers. Some of them has really helped me a lot in creating my first app. These apps is one of the reasons that I have found Apple’s iPad tablet very useful.

WWDC-2015

By far, my list of apps for iOS Developers as exhaustive. I just feel that they are some of the apps that really make iOS a great mobile platform and that these creative and great iOS App developers have all made that possible.

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Apple File Manager app for iOS 8

I have been using iOS for quite some time. I’ve been seeing rumors that the next iPhone will have a bigger screen which personally is good but I’d rather have an exceptionally great battery life than anything else for the next iPhone. It turns out that I’m not alone at all in this. Reading an article on BGR, based on a survey of WalletHero, it turns out that 97% of survey respondents want better battery life.

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On the software side, every year Apple introduces a version of iOS with new features including a complete overhaul of the UI in iOS 7. With just several days before WWDC 2014 where Apple is expected to introduce iOS 8 with it’s new features. At this point everyone is sharing their own ideas of what features would make the iOS experience all the more better.

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Sony Xperia Z charging dock (DIY)

There was a time when buying a mobile device such as the Palm Pilot meant having a dock included in the package. Nowadays we’d seldom see smartphones packaged with docks until Sony started creating Android based Xperia phones.

I’ve owned a number of Xperia phones, the latest being the Xperia Z. One of the things I love with my Xperia Z is the fact that it’s water resistant. I don’t have to worry about getting it wet — I think all mobile phones these days should be at least water resistant. When I got my Xperia Z, the dock wasn’t available yet, at least locally.

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