iPhone 8

First look on iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 comparison shows that phones have more in common than differences.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 have same:

  • size and bumping camera
  • photos (camera) quality
  • accessories compatibility
  • accessories in the box
  • charging time
  • both need cases

iPhone 8

  • is heavier
  • support wireless charge
  • have glass back
  • got screen auto white balance (True Tone)

iPhone 7 and iPhone 8

As usual a little bit faster than previous model. Little bit heavier. Same size. Compatible with existing accessories. First quick charge test shows same charging time for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Same need to use case because of bumping camera. Plus, another reason to use case with iPhone 8 is because of its glass back. It may be broken and it get dirty looks fast.  Minus one reason for the case is less slip grip of iPhone 8. The phone is no longer try to fell from a hand all the time. When using a phone in case it is hard to say if it is iPhone 7 or iPhone 8. Screen scratch protection is still not perfect. Couple of days in pocket with coins and/or second phone – visible scratches. Same USB 2.0 wired sync speed. Type-C to Lightning cable is also USB 2.0 sync speed. Phone does not have Apple wireless charger yet, but Samsung and other Qi charges work for iPhone 8.

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Traffic on Apple iOS 11 map

Latest iOS update brings among other traffic data in Kyiv.  In addition, map is less outdated compare to how it is usual in Apple maps. Now map based on OpenStreetMaps.  Routing is far from perfect. Traffic is also not always relevant. But at least map improves.

iOS 11 Navigation with traffic

Good news is that map edits that I did during last year using OSM editor now are in new Apple map. Therefore, the way to fix Apple map mistakes exist.

Some streets names are not translated properly.

iOS 11 Navigation night mode

 

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NavLux

It looks like I have found last available on iOS navigation software from Ukrainian developers. It is NavLux from Luxena. When it works it looks like:

But it is sometimes hard to make it work. My application purchase expirience:

  1. Not possible to try it before buy on iOS. Must pay 15$ first.
  2. Purchase Server Unavailable. Cannot activate the map.
  3. Support not answer on both in-app and site forms requests.

NavLux Premium versionNavLux purchase errorNavLux Map Not Activated

Application start work in about 3 days after purchase (I suppose Luxena have fixed the issue with its server). Continue reading “NavLux”

Yandex Navigator Alternatives (UA)

Читаємо новини:

Порошенко ввів санкції проти Яндекса, Вконтакте, Одноклассников та інших

Київстар, lifecell і Vodafone почали блокувати санкційні сайти РФ

Обираємо Альтернативу

HERE WeGo Android та iOS

Безкоштовний навігатор з трафіком, офлайн картою, можливістю редагувати карту через сайт, з повільним оновлення (назв вулиць і т.і.), без подій (аварії, дорожні роботи, і т.і.).

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Google Maps Android та iOS

Безкоштовний онлайн навігатор з можливістю завантажити вибрані фрагменти мапи розміром з місто чи район. Без можливості редагування для регіону Україна. З трафіком. Без можливості повідоми про події, але з відображення подій з Waze.

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Waze Android та iOS

Навігатор – соціальна мережа, лайки, коментарі, статуси, трафік  з подіями (перекриття, ремонти, аварії, затори). Є можливість редагувати мапу. Зміни мапи  з’являються в програмі швидко.

waze

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HT-2000 CO2 Meter

Yet another CO2 Meter. This model can operate from 4 AA batteries or from power supply 5v 0.5A MiniUSB. May be built on different sensors. My happened to be built on Sensair s8.

HT-2000 CO2 meter

 

Pros

  • Screen have backlight option
  • Portable (battery operation)
  • No date/time on screen
  • Have CR1220 inside to keep settings
  • Have adjustable CO2 alarm level

Cons

  • Need 25 seconds to start
  • Display wrong temperature
  • Size (140x100x40mm)
  • Weight ( 350g)
  • No date/time on screen
  • Battery life is about 8 hours
  • Not rechargeable

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AirVisual node

Yet another air quality monitor. Measure PM2.5 and CO2. Have rechargeable battery that allow hours of work without power plug.  Have Wi-Fi and mobile application to access data.

What is wrong with this device – no support for Ukraine. No external Air quality data for Ukraine, cannot choose Ukraine from country list during setup. It is also ambient light sensor missing (only manual screen brightness setup).

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NextBase iN-Car Cam 412GW

Dashcam from UK on Novatek NT966xx chipset with 1440p recording.

I like

  1. connector that easy to mount/unmount using one hand
  2. suction cap and adhesive types of the mount
  3. resolution and image quality both day and night is OK
  4. video stamp (one line, speed without leading zero, removable logo)
  5. time sync from GPS
  6. up to 30 minutes video recording without external power
  7. Wi-Fi and iPhone app to copy videos
  8. firmware updates exists
  9. small 12-24v to 5v 1.5A power adaptor

I do not like

  1. Wi-Fi cannot operate during dashcam recording
  2. Wi-Fi too slow to play 1440p video from dashcam
  3. not adjustable video frame rates and bitrates
  4. buttons
  5. size
  6. screen quality
  7. icons quality

Neutral

  1. absence of SpeedCams, Line Departure, Front Collision
  2. only English in Languages.
  3. Parking Mode exist.
  4. 140 degree view angle

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