technology

gather ios device logs on the fly without a mac

it usually requires a mac with configurator installed to gather iOS device logs while troubleshooting an issue, there a some alternatives around…

#1 virtualize macOS

… and use apple’s configurator on windows, read more how to establish this below

touch @macos

apple introduced the “all news” touch bar in 2017 for macbook pro, but what most mac users missing is a touchscreen – the addon airbar, extra hardware attached to the screen, looks unbeautiful every smartpsmartsmaand a lot other notebook own a touchdisplayt, so what to do if you don’t want to run or carry separate device – vitualize… Continue reading touch @macos

#2 itools

as an alternative software for iTunes, it it further able to access device logs and is supported at windows & macOS for the following devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8,iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 7,iPhone 5C,iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S,iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6S plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch, iPad 4,iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2,iPad Pro (9.7 , 12.9 inch),iPad Air and iPad Air 2


#3 buildin analystics

even directly from the device it self it’s possible to gather debug information, with this workaround

  • enable AssistiveTouch
  • select analytics
  • press virtual Homebutton
  • reproduce the issue/crash
  • upload logs
apple

how to install an old version of an iOS app

usually it’s not that simple for apple user to install a previous version of an app, sideloading of apps is reserved for android devices or just in cydia store via iOS jailbreak

TestFlight is apple’s Beta Testing Service to test Pre-Release version with new features, it support up to 10.000 tester invited per mail or via shared link, your able to install newer and even older versions of the invited app, or switch betweeen versions is possible, but builds remain just active for 90 days

the link will refer to the previous installed TestFlight app, select the shared beta app and select any previous build

apple, security

iOS VPNonDemand gets “inactive”

recently we noticed VPN wasn’t working, could be the disabled connect on demand option – nope – the entire VPN configuration was inactive?!

a bit history: apple introduced VPN on demand (VPoD) still in iOS 5, it’s required setup certificate authentication – at first it was just possible to define single domains, over the years it advanced to ignore, evaluate or disconnect for certain domains – along with iOS 7 apple intoduced Per-app VPN to connect specific apps – since iOS13 it is even possible to tunnel just mail/calandar/contacts domains

noticed that this just happed for VPoD configuration, even if a single domain overlap in OnDemand rule, always the last pushed VPN configuration is active

even though all other obsete profiles are remove, the VPN config stays in it’s current state, even if it’s the last remaining configuration

you either manually enable the desired config or repush the config via MDM to remote enable

technology

switch android phone and (easily) reconnect your wear smartwatch

largely relegated to checking notifications, counting steps, and maybe measuring your heart rate from time to time

in Q3 2019 the wearable band shipments grew 65% and propably below some christmas trees

beginning 2020, one-in-five americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker, according to a Pew Research


apple released in 2019 it’s watch series 5 with built-in compass and Emergency SOS application on cellular models

google smartwatches, running wear os, without an update since rename in 2018 – need oem vender to push the mobile os – xiaomi succeed with low prices to the global leader with 27% share – huawei reached annual growth largest wearable growth of 243% – fitbit recently sold to google


what’s embarrassing with wear os is the switch to a new android device, there is no guide to reconnect, you had to erase the watch and reconfigure – some apps on your mobile device offer the option to install as extention onto the watch, but all other needs to be installed manually one by one

but the is a clever guide to use the developer option to reconnect to a new device, without the need of resetting

simply enable usb debugging, disable blueooth, connect your wearable to android studio/adb tos, execute to following

  • adb devices
  • adb shell “pm clear com.google.android.gms && reboot”
  • adb shell “am start -a android,bluetooth.adapter.action.REQUEST_DISCOVERABLE”

detailed guide at xda-developers

general

mobile os version in 2019

with over 2 billions of android device world wide running android but with a large version fragmentation, google is acting with project treble to push faster updates, for enterprise recommended devices has to push security update within 90 days – attached current version spread of android versions

firstclass support for it’s iOS devices, good choise in regarding return of invest – my 5 years old test device iPhone 6s already updated to the current iOS13

.. and even new releases got a great adoption rate for apple devices, already half of all iOS devices running the latest release

kaiOS quietly gained to one of the most used mobile operating system, it bridges the gap between feature phones and smartphones

general

second screen – how to multi screen | updated

let’s check how to use display content at a second screen to raise productivity, there are several options to enlarge your screen, the power of your mobile device is most of the time enough to serve multi screen

windows

project, duplicate, extend are availabe options when hit windows key + p to open up charms bar with available options to display wired connected to hdmi or wireless adapter via miracast

macos

to add an unwired further screen like an ipad, android, windows or even another mac – use airdisplay or interesting as a hardware solution lunadisplay

since macos catalina the sidecar extend screen natively with iPad

2019-10-07 21_07_16-macOS Catalina is available today - Apple

huawei

got it’s own desktop mode when connected via hmdi to a tv, attach keyboard, show presentation direct from your mobile or mirror your mobile screen wireless to miracast or chromecast

windows phone

continuum is/was a clever system, but HP Elite X3 was the latest device to support it, microsoft finally quite the phone project

read more about ..

2019-10-07 21_11_45-mirroring, casting, streaming, etc. – madereal – enterprise mobility – innovatio

samsung

offers wir dex a hadware adapter to connect you samsung mobile to your monitor, keyboard, etc. – looks like combinded version of huawei and continuun, intersting to access from mobile device via dex dock to virtual desktop

blackberry

blend seamlessly brings messaging and content that’s on your blackberry smartphone to your desktop and tablet

anycast

if the is no build in solution, this is problalby the best way that support airplay, miracast, dlna up and up to 4k in a single device

dualscreen

Galaxy-Fold_main1this trend driven further since microsoft shortly announced the android powered surface duo and surface neo both with a buildin second screen – samsung already released a dualscreen device with it’s fold, huawei will maybe following

apple

current bundle id’s of iOS devices

the bundle id’s of apple current ios 13 are useful to sort icons in homescreen layout or to block dedicated app for supervised iOS devices

Activitycom.apple.Fitness
Apple TV Remote com.apple.TVRemote
AppStore com.apple.AppStore
Bookscom.apple.iBooks
Calculatorcom.apple.calculator
Calendarcom.apple.mobilecal
Cameracom.apple.camera
Classroom com.apple.classroom
Clipscom.apple.clips
Clockcom.apple.mobiletimer
Compasscom.apple.compass
Contactscom.apple.MobileAddressBook
Facetimecom.apple.facetime
Feedback Assistant com.apple.appleseed.FeedbackAssistant
Filecom.apple.DocumentsApp
Find Friends com.apple.mobileme.fmf1
Find iPhone com.apple.mobileme.fmip1
Find Mycom.apple.findmy
GarageBandcom.apple.mobilegarageband
Healthcom.apple.Health
Homecom.apple.Home
iCloud Drivecom.apple.iCloudDriveApp
iMoviecom.apple.imovie
iTunes Storecom.apple.MobileStore
iTunes Ucom.apple.itunesu
Mailcom.apple.mobilemail
Mapscom.apple.Maps
Messagescom.apple.MobileSMS
Measurecom.apple.measure
Musiccom.apple.Music
Newscom.apple.news
Notescom.apple.mobilenotes
Phonecom.apple.mobilephone
Photoscom.apple.mobileslideshow
Photo Boothcom.apple.Photo-Booth
Podcastscom.apple.podcasts
Remindercom.apple.reminders
Safaricom.apple.mobilesafari
Settingscom.apple.Preferences
Shortscutscom.apple.shortcuts
Stockscom.apple.stocks
Tipscom.apple.tips
TVcom.apple.tv
Videoscom.apple.videos
Voice Memoscom.apple.VoiceMemos
Walletcom.apple.Passbook
Watchcom.apple.Bridge
Weathercom.apple.weather

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apple, technology

iOS13 just released, but already updated

…with some interesting festures:

  • share ETA in maps
  • dynamic wallpapers
  • icon of volume slide

even for enterprise mobility there is some interesing festure, with iOS13.1 it’s possible to silently update an App, it will close, update and continue in kiosk/single app-mode.

more about apple developer beta at beta.apple.com

or read about how to downgrade beta

https://madereal.blog/2019/03/19/downgrade-beta/
innovation, technology

… not in june

everyone is promising what to wait for, but not in this article – we’re ahead of big upcoming technology – it’s may 2019, but as mention in the title not in june

Samsung Fold

Samsung already presented one of the first foldable phones, but seam to struggle with the folding mechanics @androidauthority


Huawei OS

Since the ban of Huawei devices, their pushing “plan b”, what is necessary for there announced but not released device Matex and Honor20(Pro) @techradar


iOS13

At WWDC Apple will demonstrate iOS13 with it’s features, like dark mode, but release probably in late summer @macrumors


Blackberry Messenger

the messenging service is about to shutdown and will not available until june @slashgear

apple, google, innovation, microsoft, technology

windows 10 is (still) mobile

by the end of this year microsoft will end the support for windows 10 mobile on december 10 2019, the october release 1709 was the last update back in 2017

since microsoft wasn’t able to get a markable footprint in mobile business, windows phone failed, relaunched a windows 10 mobile .. there are still ways to combine windows 10 and mobile

launcher 10 – android launcher

i was a huge fan of windows 10 mobile and it’s live tile design, but missing enterprise features und apps forced me to look for other opportunities

launcher 10 offers the beloved windows phone design for android smarthphones as seaperate launcher, sort and resize your tiles including a paid feature of live tiles

live tiles are deprecated of microsoft, and microsoft missed to remove all refences, so it’s possible to do a sub domain tack over, the the service is still online http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/

your phone app companion

every windows 10 embed a feature to connect your ios or android phone to be able to remote use features like sending messages or access media remotely from your device or synchronize file changes between devices

with is current windows 10 insider preview build 18885 (20H1) microsoft added notification for android devices – stop reaching for your phone to check your with features like

  • see incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • view all of your phone notifications in one place
  • customize which notifications you want to receive
  • clear notifications individually or all at once

read more about productivity with a second screen

3rd party services

other apps like airdroid pushbulltet, mightytext and others offer the also the ability to compose and receive messages from desktop , transfer files without a wired connection and for sure receive push notifications directly from device – additionally
possible within your browser, independent from your platfrom os or even device with when using a webservice

apple

if your using an apple device you’d probably own a mac and should use features like
universal clipboard, make calls with your mac, send and receive messages or handoff immediately between devices where your stopped before, everything connected to icloud

use continuity to connect your mac, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, and apple watch