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Weird... so what do you do, point your flashlight at your closed eyelids and get a glow? Whatever...   However, I already use Siri to operate my iPhone 5 / iOS6 flashlight by saying just one word: "Light!"   Light is the name of my favourite flashlight app, and Siri already knows to activate apps by name in iOS 6.
    I prefer to read the notes attached to the upgrades before upgrading. That way I learn about and test new functionality as it is made available. Mostly I upgrade anyway, but sometimes there are issues that one picks up via the blogosphere and Internets, even from the developers of the app(s) themselves, warning about a problems with a particular version and advising to hold back till a new upgrade becomes available, saving both time and hassle.   Also I'd like to...
A masterclass of the literary and journalistic use of "damnation with faint praise" while at the same time exposing the double standard of tech criticism when issues concern Apple. DED you have surpassed yourself.
  I initially had problems with my Mac's Safari browser accessing my Bank sites via https, so I installed Chrome and used that for a while.   However with regular testing I found out that these problems have largely disappeared as Safari iterated; better still my bank now has very comprehensive mobile apps that allow almost instantaneous and secure access to any functions.                  
Quote: Originally Posted by KDarling  Right now, once you're done using the iOS-app-launched browser, you have to remember / find / relaunch the app that sent you to the web in the first place.   Yes, quite right, and that's what I find (slightly) inadequate about the whole experience - I would have thought that Chrome would incorporate a back-button using the same routine in reverse to send the user back to the calling Google app - but I quickly surmised that a...
Quote: Originally Posted by OllieWallieWhiskers  i have chrome installed, but i don't want it to be my default browser... so this is rather annoying. It can't change your default browser system-wide.   It however does have the default setting of checking to see if Chrome is installed, and if it is, using that rather than Safari to open hyperlinks in GMail.   This setting It is easily toggled to off if one so desires, but I guess Google is betting on the majority of users...
  Wild! An Apple-head roaming free in the Google-plex!   I wonder how many meetings he'll attend where he'll be asked to "recuse himself" and leave due to his known affiliations.   Oh to be a fly on the Googleplex wall - I'd just tail MG around the place...
  Exactly. Not much of a Google "end run", when you consider that all 3rd party browsers on the iOS platform, Chrome included, are little more than "Safari with a 3rd party wrapper", by which I mean Apple's version of mobile WebKit is the underlying browser engine on all iOS devices anyway.   On the plus side, users of Google services now have a "native Google experience" of sorts on iOS devices, but only at the expense of losing the speedy Nitro JavaScript engine that is...
On the iOS platform?   Hah...
Originally Posted by majjo  if I end up buying an iPhone, it will be because of Google, and not Apple.   Good for you, good for Google, good for Apple...   To each his own... win-win-win all round, no?
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