Move from Android to iOS and transfer WhatsApp from Samsung Phone to iPhone

With the public backlash against WhatsApp with their privacy policy revision, this may not be the best time for this post, but still here it is. I recently got a new iPhone. I am coming to an iPhone after exactly a decade, my last was iPhone 4 in 2010 and now it is iPhone 12 Pro. While waiting for the new phone, I made a check list of all the items and apps that needed to be moved from the Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite) and where their data…

Auto backup files and photos to Google Drive in Android

Google Photos pretty much solved the problem of backing up precious photos we take on our smartphone to the cloud. This eliminated the fear of losing the pictures when you upgrade your phone or the unfortunate event of losing/breaking it. I backup all my photos and videos in the full format to an external hard-drive and to Dropbox, even then I keep a copy in Google Photos in lower resolution as it is convenient and fast to search and retrieve photos.  For the last many years whenever I set up…

For Apps is Mobile first and Web last?

As a farewell thought for 2020, let me leave you with an observation of a trend of last few years that got cemented this year. As an early developer for the web, I had believed that applications will get developed for the web first, depending on the market you then write native apps for iOS and/or Android. Using iPhone for the last few weeks, I am observing it is the other way round nowadays. Even if there is a web version of an app they are crippled compared to the…

Today’s special – Annoyances with apps

Today’s post is about two annoyances I have experienced with apps: #WhatsApp and #MicrosoftEdge. Forward in WhatsApp: WhatsApp drives me nuts. Whenever I forward a picture message with a text, it leaves the text out. I have to use the share sheet (in a circular way) to share to WhatsApp again. Why can’t I select multiple photos & videos, to share them to Google Photos or Drobox for safe keeping? URL copy ‘n’ paste with Microsoft Edge: Last few days Microsoft Edge browser was driving me crazy. Every time I copy…

Nokia Media Streamer – Android TV

I have written in the past about my experience using the various Android based Media Streaming devices like Firestick, Google Chromecast & NVIDIA Shield Player: the best player out there; and about a new SONY 43 inches Android TV I had bought. Disclosure: I write reviews about products that I have bought for my usage and paid in full. There were no sponsorship or advertisement or commission of any sort involved in this post.  My son has a six-year-old Toshiba 46 Inches TV, he has an XBOX One connected to…