Google Maps has disappeared from her iPhone 4. She really likes street view, and would like that functionality back. Leo says that Google will be releasing a maps app for iOS. Apple replaced Google Maps with their own a few months ago, and it'll only be a matter of time.
Leo picked up a black iPad Mini and he likes the size. He says that Apple chose the 4x3 aspect ratio, while competitors have chosen to go with 16x9 to better to accommodate video. The reason may be because it's the same aspect ratio as a sheet of paper which is better for reading books. Leo says he likes it better for that. Leo says he's probably going to take it on his trip instead of his regular sized iPad. There are a few negatives, however.
The key is to switch over to other third party programs for syncing data. Here are some alternatives to Apple services that will work on Android phones:
- Google Contacts & Calendars
If he uses Google for contacts and calendars, he'll be able to sync this across all of his devices. This works with both iOS and Android devices.
Jason agrees with Leo that the iPhone screen is just too small and he decided to switch to the Samsung Galaxy SIII. He really likes it, but the Android operating system isn't quite as polished. iOS is smoother. For example, turn by turn navigation talks over him while he's on the phone. Leo thinks this is a fair criticism.
Kerry has an iPad, and he doesn't like to update because when they do, certain things he uses and enjoys disappear. For instance, the music app used to be for video and audio, and now it's separated. He hates how the videos are listed. VLC may be a good option, but there are dozens more video viewers in the app store.
Facebook has updated the app for iOS 6, so first she should make sure she's running the latest version of it. Since she does have the most recent version, Leo suggests just deleting the app and reinstalling it. Sometimes files can get corrupt in the upgrade and that could be what happened.
It also could be a problem on Facebook's end. Sometimes their servers may not be responding, and she'll have to wait for them to fix it.