bhargavkesavan

Travelogue, Nostalgic memories and more…


Leave a comment

iOS13 is Out! Here’s what’s New!


After a long wait & much hype iOS13 is now available for download, before you install it here’s what’s new. Note: This update is available only from iPhone6s onwards.

Appearances

Soon after you install the new update that takes about 20 minutes, first thing you notice as you continue is the new Dark mode. Yeah! Now you have two options for your phone appearance, Light & Dark. You can schedule this appearance as when you want each of these modes to appear. You can use control center to switch between appearances anytime you want.

Shortcuts

A new shortcuts app is now available in which you can create all possible shortcut to all your applications, including default settings, favorites, calendar etc… You can create an action for each shortcut that you create to call its action. For example you can create a shortcut to a browser and open a predefined URL using Siri. You can use gallery in Shortcuts to glance at all options available.

Memoji

Missed those Memoji that was rolled out in iPhone X and above? Worry no more! It’s available with iOS 13. You can customize your look Memoji & use it on messages & WhatsApp. You can customize everything, hairstyle, brows, nose, ear, mouth etc…

Fun part about this Memoji is that you can press and drag the Memoji on messages you have received directly instead of just sending it as a reply. You can pinch out to maximize the size of Memoji and r

Photo and Video Editing

With iOS13 comes a great photo and video editing options! Now you can kick away those apps that you are paying for and that crop app which you downloaded without any other option. Yeah! Now you can edit photos to instagram and Lightroom grade in gallery with wide variety of all possible options available in the native editing option. Also….. now video editing is made fantastic with an editing similar to photo editing, Video can now be edited with brightness, highlights, shadows and all other options PLUS you can crop videos as well! Isn’t this exciting?

Gallery

Gallery got a new redo. You can sort photos by years, months, days. This was already available in a vague way, now it looks organized.

Screenshot

In addition to the existing screenshot feature, now you have a new feature what is called full page screenshot. Once you take a screenshot and open the captured page, you will see an option called full page, toggle to that tab and scroll down the page until where you need the screenshot to save, this will get stored as a pdf file. You can save it to google drive or where you want to save it. Full page screenshot is available only where a page scroll is applicable.

img_5449-e1568987041465.pngOther changes

There are few other minor improvements/changes with the new iOS13, volume control now has a new graphic at left side of the screen, when you toggle between silent mode and back  there is a new popup to confirm that, when phone is charging, charge symbol is within the battery icon, it use to be outside of the icon sometimes leaving you to stare at it to make sure phone is charging.

After installation is complete you might lose all the images on your gallery, it takes a while to sync all the photos from iCloud to your gallery, so if you are not really in hurry you can update it at night, so by the time you are awake all photos will be available on your gallery.

Thank you for reading. Go on and explore the new update, Did I miss any feature? Let me know in comments.

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Mandatory accessory, Powerbank.


Have you been out for long without having enough battery on your mobile & realized you should have carried a power bank with you? Missed taking those sunset snaps just because you ran out of battery after using mobile the whole day?

Google maps, WhatsApp, Instagram, Music consume most of your battery with and without your knowledge. How often do you check which app consumes most of your battery?

We spend a lot of time in commute and at outdoors, you can’t expect your phone to have full battery all the times. You can save or extend the battery for a day by turning off data, reducing brightness, closing all unused apps & even turning off location sharing & data for apps that uses it in background.

 

Over the period I used few power banks and I’ve recommended few to my friends and relatives. Here is my power bank collection. I use it on a regular basis.

1. Anker, 2. Vinsic 3. GuliKit 4. Reconnect

Before looking at the Powerbank options…

Rule #1

Use your own Powerbank, do not lend it from others. If you do so, do not use mobile while charging using Powerbank. You’re not only draining the backup charge for its owner but also not optimizing the value of charging time.

Rule #2 

There is no Rule 2! Once power backup is gone, its gone. so use it productively!

Anker

I’ve been using Anker power bank since 2015. Its ultra compact, 10000 mAh portable power bank. It can do a full charge of my iPhone 5c & 6s for 5 times. It comes with a pouch to make it easy to carry. There are two ports in this power bank, so you can charge two mobiles at once. Indicator is helpful in identifying how much battery is left until next charge. It also comes with a scratch guard to protect the power bank.

After house key & laptop if you can find one accessory on my bag, it is this power bank! (Don’t try to snatch it when I’m away, I’ll find you!)

As Anker became a major player in power bank and other accessories, there are various options available from Anker in market. You can checkout these power banks from Anker.

Anker Ultra compact 10,000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2Kzqgjg
Anker Ultra slim 10,000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2H9n1wR
Anker Ultra small 10,000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2YQkqCK

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Vinsic

This is a beast! It’s ultraslim & 20000 mAh, it does full battery charge for iPhones 5,6 for almost 10 times. I carry it when I go on a road trip. Irrespective of devices, this can be used even to charge your camera and camera battery, provided you have the right cable.

Best part about this power bank is that, it comes with digital indicator, so it’s very easy to know how much battery is left and you can plan to charge this power bank accordingly. It comes with two USB ports as well, so you can charge two devices at a time.

Checkout this power bank here – 

Vinsic Ultraslim 20000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2HlqdFZ
Vinsic Ultraslim 20000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2H5yiyo
Visit New upgraded version 20000 mAh – https://amzn.to/31CSpLX

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Gulikit

This is a new addition to my power bank, this has a battery indicator as well, which is easy to know how much battery power left for further charge. It has one USB port, it is smaller than your phone! Best part is that you can attach it with your Nintindo switch and use it. It’s a 10000 mAh power bank, it charges phone fast and it can charge your phone more than 6 times.

Gulikit 10000 mAh – https://amzn.to/2TBmN6D


Reconnect

My wife uses this power bank from close to 7 years and it’s great. It’s compact, light weight and it can charge android phones for more than 5 times.

BK7_6975

I’m sure you’re already on amazon to get your power bank! Which power bank are you using? Do let me know in comments!

BK7_6965


Leave a comment

DJI – Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom: Price & Features


1200-165_EN

DJI is certainly the go to brand when it comes to a Drone. Its used by cinematographers of all grades ranging from a novice to elite film professional. 

Drones ranges from a basic Tello to Phantom 4. Every drone has got it’s own quality & excellent features for what it costs.

With an invite sent to DJI enthusiasts like me to see “The Bigger Picture” DJI has added yet another extraordinary feather to its cap, DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom.

Standing to it’s whooping price of $1,499 & $1,249 respectively, each of this version has got it’s own incredible features. For example Mavic 2 Zoom has got Dolly Zoom feature which was available only to film professionals for more than 6 decades. Both versions has got Hyperlapse while drone is still on the fly, which is personally my favorite and is sure an extraordinary feature for a drone.

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 10.51.38 AM

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 10.51.48 AM

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Checkout the features & the drone footage published by DJI this morning at New York City.

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 10.47.47 AM

Introducing DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

This will be a treat for the professionals who is expecting to upgrade their gear!

Do checkout these videos Mavic+Goggles fun of flying,  Mavic livestreaming across the worldMavic-Shooting waves.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2 Comments

Got a call from (206) 922 0193?


Did you receive a call from (206) 922 0193 that reads Seattle, Washington & not sure if it’s a real or hoax call?

It’s legit & it’s the call from Amazon’s delivery people. Don’t panic, pick the call. They’re either at your door to drop your order or calling you to check if you want to pick the order immediately.

IMG_2789


6 Comments

Home Automation, no more a fantasy!


Remember the car chasing scene in Tomorrow never dies? Pierce Brosnan operates his car using a remote device?

This movie was released almost 20 years before! The remote controlled car in this movie was a very big hit! So how does that matter to this post? Well, let’s see.

Since a long time ago there are many companies that are trying to make a lot of automation to the products that we’ve using. When TV channels were manually tuned to different channels, remote control to TV was introduced. Similarly lot of automation were introduced to what we’re using.

One such automation to the home electronics is WeMo. WeMo is a series is of products by Belkin. There are several products that can be used at home in all power outlets.

downloadAfter talking to my friend, Libin, I’ve ordered a WeMo Switch Insight and was very curious to use. As soon as I’d received my order I’ve started using it.

WeMo switch is a 372.jpg simple device, just plug it in any power outlet and connect it to your home wifi, download wemo app in your android or ios device to start using it.

You can easily turn on and off any device that you’ve connected to this device.The remote access feature allows you to control the device from anywhere in the world using your mobile data! You can also connect a switch hub and control all the devices that are connected to the power hub.

I’m using it for my light and it’s super cool to control it from your mobile. The best part is, you can schedule the device to turn on and off anytime you want. And there is a away mode, using which you can schedule the device to turn and off at multiple times just to make up as if people are at home.

You can also see the energy usage using the device which is the additional feature in the device. There is a basic version which is $10 lesser price than this one which is good and same as this one. The reason I bought this is, it’s an affordable price. Unlike super costly devices, this one is $50 & the basic is $40.

On a lighter note, if you’re buying it, don’t tell anyone at home and make a ghost prank by turning on and off remotely, Don’t do it to a light hearted person who can’t handle a prank!

Check out the 30 secs video, I’ve just recorded the turning On and Off using mobile!

Check out  Amazon for more of WeMo products.

Do comment if you like this post. Thanks for reading.