Monday, August 9, 2021

My views on iCloud+ and Apple TV subscription in Apple One Bundle

With introduction of Dolby Atmos and Lossless sound quality in Apple Music catalogue, I am more inclined for subscription to Apple Music and with Apple One pricing being too close, the oscillation about the subscription was high. So, in this article I wanted to detail out the features that were included in Apple One and how will be beneficial for me. The following description on Apple One features was based on my usage statistics and preferences. 
  • iCloud Storage plan: With Apple One, the users get 50GB of cloud storage and exclusive iCloud+ features of private relay and unlimited CCTV cloud storage. However, based on my preference, I have OneDrive subscription plan and it has been my primary online cloud platform for sharing my Photos. Also, since I use Mac Catalina version of Operating System, the private relay feature will not work on the older versions and the CCTV cloud storage will be of no use due to limitations of my network provider. 
  • Apple TV subscription: Other benefits that was included as part of Apple One subscription plan was the Apple TV OTT platform and exclusive access to movies or series. However, there were only few stand-alone series like SEE and few movies like Greyhound that were exaggerated higher than the content and included only very few regional contents in India. So, Apple TV subscription will not make much difference for me, other than experiencing Spatial audio feature in the movies or series content. 
To know more about the other benefits that were included in Apple One subscription like Arcade games and apple music, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team sites.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Disadvantages in OneDrive Cloud storage or plan 

I have been detailing for a long time in my articles of my desire to move towards reliable and most affordable online cloud storage choice. After well thought and dragging decision for a long time, I have decided to opt for Microsoft's OneDrive as my preferred online cloud storage platform for its affordability and exclusive access to office applications. However, post migration to OneDrive, there is specific disadvantage of the platform when installed on MAC and wanted to detail the same to my readers. 
  • Lack of choice to select specific folders in MAC: I use Apple's MacBook pro as my preferred laptop for both business and personal use and have no intentions of moving back to Windows operating system in near future. Post installation of OneDrive to my MAC, the most annoying part was, it had defined folders in it and had no preferences/options available to either select or discard specified folder inside my MAC. I had to copy and paste each file(s) into OneDrive's folder for it to sync across devices and when there is change in files architecture or update in the document, the changed files or updated document to be manually moved to the OneDrive‘s online folder. Also, OneDrive does not allow users to backup system files or back up critical system files to OneDrive folder. 
The above detailed problems should be addressed by OneDrive at the earliest, so when users like me, who are first time paid subscribers and users from Mac operating system feel comfortable. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the G R Team Sites.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Comparison of Apple Smart watch and Android smart wearables

For a long time, I wanted to get smart watch wearable for health tracking and with recent COVID situation, I think it has become essential to have smart health device handy. In continuation to get smart watch, I was doing some analysis to make my decision subjective and wanted to detail my readers regarding the same.


Apple smart watch

Android smart wearables

Price

Expensive

Affordable

Health tracking

Trusted and reliable

Glitchy and need consistency.

Mobile connectivity

Exclusive to iPhones but works fluidly.

Support for both iOS and android, but not as fluid

Applications support

Have dedicated apps.

Apps supports but needs enhancements.

Stand-out options

ECG 

Heart rate monitoring 

Workout monitoring  

Accurate health tracking 

Breathe exercise. 

Stress monitoring

Affordability and few features similarity to Apple Watch

Battery life

Poor and often stands only for a day.

Good and often provides battery life for few days.

Charging options

No wireless charging option and limited only to OEM cables.

Wireless charging option and can be charged through universal cables.


For more such comparisons, please feel free to check out the blog posts published in G R Team Sites.

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Predictions for upcoming AirPods 3 in 2021

I have been detailing my expectations on Apple products in the earlier blog posts published on my other sites, this blog post will be in continuation on this topic. From recent April 21 event from Apple, the most expected product that Apple had missed to reveal was AirPods 3 or next generation AirPods Pro. So, here are my expectations around the product. 
  • Updated version of AirPods: The recent design leaks suggest that the next version of AirPods is going to be updated version of AirPods 2. The next version of AirPods may even be called at AirPods 3. 
  • Design changes: The updated version of AirPods is going to have completely modern design and the case resembling like AirPods Pro. The modern design will enable AirPods 3 also to support the spatial audio option and offer improved battery performance. 
  • Pricing: The updated AirPods 3 version pricing will be in between AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. Also, the pricing will be almost same as AirPods 2 and the current AirPods 2 pricing will be reduced, to keep it as the base version of AirPods line up. 
If you are looking to read more such expectations on Apple products, please feel free to check out the blog posts listed on G R Team Sites.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Looking for alternative option for swollen MacBook pro battery 

My MacBook Pro battery looked swollen, and I tried to resolve it by opening the back panel and checked out connections and removed some screws underneath the swollen section to further save the lifespan. However, after finding out from research that it is not advisable to continue the usage and the battery swollen was increasing by each day with normal usage. I had two options left, one is to either replace the battery or to replace the laptop with complete new one. With budgetary constraints, I had no option available other than to replace the batteries in my old MacBook Pro and ensure that the battery is compatible. Since I have been using 2012 MacBook Pro, the OEM battery option was ruled out, as Apple has stopped the manufacturing of older version of batteries and finding reliable battery available in online shopping network is one of the most complicated process. To know more of how I bought battery for my MacBook Pro, please feel free to check the blog posts listed in “G R Team Sites”