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iOS very slow since update to 4.2.1

Have you noticed your iPhone has become really slow with the last iOS update?  I’m talking about iPhone 4, the most powerful model available ;-)

Telltale signs:

  • Camera app takes at least 10 seconds to open
  • double click for multi-tasking takes 2 or more seconds to open task bar
  • clicking Home button to close apps takes 2 or more seconds
  • animations when you open phone are jerky
  • don’t even try typing something in Spotlight

It got bad to the point I started searching around the Apple forums, but unfortunately there’s a lot of misinformation on the relevant topic, and too many hysterical posters.

The kind of advice that’s being given out is generally along the lines of:

  • do a factory reset on your phone (!)
  • delete all your apps
  • delete your mobile me account
  • increase screen brightness (wft??)

Bleh.

Once I installed the System Info app and found I had only 6MB RAM free, it was easy to fix the problem.

How much have you spent in the App Store?

Thanks to this article I discovered an easy way of totting up the total cash I’ve blown on Apple’s apps. It’s worth trying it yourself, I know I was shocked. £146.25 to date.

The app you need is App Store Expense Monitor.  You’ll be glad to hear it’s free.

Augmented Driving

This video is not very well done, but amazing what the app can do!

iPad + Velcro

Seems like a good idea ;-)

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

iPad Magic

Create iPhone Mockups on the iPhone

Pretty interesting app.

Android running on iPhone

Mobile workers can discover best places to work

Thanks to Pam for the heads up about this new app in the app store, WorkSnug.

WorkSnug uses Augmented Reality to connect mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work in the city. We’ve visited and rated hundreds of workspaces, assessing noise levels, power provision, community feel, even the quality of the coffee. London has been launched first. San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Madrid and several other cities are on the way in the coming weeks

Covered recently in Web Worker Daily, check out the video to see the app in action.

Best tools for iPhone mockups

Here’s a few iPhone stencils, wireframe tools and Photoshop PSD templates I’ve come across recently:

UPDATE:

Here’s a few more ideas for wireframing tools, not necessarily specific to iPhone: