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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread) (2015)
« Reply #75: September 28, 2015, 07:00:18 PM »
Fios rocks!

So wifi assist isn't a problem for you - why care?

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #76: September 28, 2015, 07:40:59 PM »
What is the wifi assist function? 

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #77: September 28, 2015, 07:43:57 PM »
What is the wifi assist function?
Never mind. I found it and turned off. But wasnt that always there.

Offline DCFan

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread) (2015)
« Reply #78: September 28, 2015, 08:18:19 PM »
So wifi assist isn't a problem for you - why care?

What are you dense? As I said at the beginning, it's eating up my data plan.  :clown:

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #79: September 28, 2015, 08:19:46 PM »
It's new, useful if you don't like either your signal cutting out near the edge of your range (happens to me mowing the lawn) or if you get a crappy carrier wifi connection (wifi assist will drop the connection and revert to 4g). If you're biting through data with it, it probably means your wifi network is crap

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #80: September 28, 2015, 08:20:46 PM »
What are you dense? As I said at the beginning, it's eating up my data plan.  :clown:

So your home connection is crap then- otherwise it would never pref lte over wifi

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread) (2015)
« Reply #81: September 30, 2015, 04:16:38 PM »
El Capitan is now available for download for Mac computers.  No charge.

Offline DCFan

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« Reply #82: October 01, 2015, 12:21:21 PM »
iOs 9.0.2 update to fix the data gobbling problem.

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« Reply #83: October 01, 2015, 11:40:25 PM »
i installed el capitan, so far I really don't notice anything different except for a cool new wallpaper.  Notes might eliminate the need for Evernote though.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #84: October 08, 2015, 04:22:54 PM »
i installed el capitan, so far I really don't notice anything different except for a cool new wallpaper.  Notes might eliminate the need for Evernote though.

just upgraded, took me a while to figure out what happened to my dashboard

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« Reply #85: November 10, 2015, 02:03:38 PM »

Offline imref

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« Reply #86: November 10, 2015, 09:34:54 PM »
apple carplay is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  well, that's an exaggeration, but it is very very useful.

Offline dracnal

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« Reply #87: November 11, 2015, 09:54:11 AM »
With the exception of maps not working on lower end models, what differentiates it from any modern radio w/bluetooth?

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« Reply #88: November 11, 2015, 10:40:07 AM »
With the exception of maps not working on lower end models, what differentiates it from any modern radio w/bluetooth?

Mostly better ui when I tried it

Offline dracnal

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread) (2015)
« Reply #89: November 11, 2015, 10:44:20 AM »
Gotcha. Does it do the standard Apple thing of only working with iPhones?

Offline imref

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread) (2015)
« Reply #90: November 11, 2015, 11:20:36 AM »
I have CarPlay on my new Chevy truck.  When I plug my iPhone 6 in via USB, my touch screen looks an awful lot like my iPhone screen, though with very limited apps (maps, phone, podcasts, messages, music, contacts, and a few third-party apps for podcasts or music.)  Sadly, Waze isn't supported.

I interface with the apps via the touch screen, without ever having to touch my phone.  It will read me texts as they come in, and allow me to speak my responses (transcribing is very good).  I can use Siri to make calls, send texts, play podcasts, call up locations in the map, and so on.  I can use the Maps app as my GPS as CarPlay will display Maps on the full screen, making it look exactly like the cars native GPS navigation application, but without the need to pay $175 or so every few years for a map upgrade and $600 for the optional navigation system.

Again, the real true benefit is that I never have to touch my phone when driving, unless I want to access a non-supported app (like Waze).


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