Monday, October 14, 2013

Nokia 1020 battery…continued

I got really fed up with my Nokia 1020 last week. The battery seemed to be getting worse. On one day, I was doing a 2 hour drive using the Here+ app to navigate. With the phone plugged in and charging from the car, the battery was still discharging and was down to about 5% when I got there. So I guess the GPS must consume more power than the car can provide.

On average with nothing switched on (blue tooth, wifi, GPS etc), the phone was discharging at about 8% per hour. I compared it to my Nokia 620 and it was discharging at about 1.76% per hour with everything turned on.

I chatted with Nokia again and we did a hard reset of the phone which basically wipes it and starts again and then restore all of the content and apps. I was a bit skeptical, but it does seem to have made a big difference. If I use it heavily, it still does discharge reasonably quickly, but at least when it is ‘at rest’ it seems a lot less power hungry.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Battery: making it last | Windows Phone How-to

I think I just have to accept that the Nokia 1020 on default settings will drain the battery in 8 hours or so. I found this article, so I guess it is not just a Nokia issue.

I have tried changing the settings as described, and it does seem to have reduced the drain a bit. I will try it out tomorrow and see what happens.

When I contacted Nokia support, they told me that it was possible that out of the box settings would only provide 8 hours…..

Battery: making it last | Windows Phone How-to (Australia)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 - Extend battery life

 

Well it seems like turning off 4G made little difference to the battery life. I got less than 8 hours today which is a bit disappointing. I have been using it quite a lot today though.

I found this article which says to turn a lot of settings down or off.

I will give it a try and see what happens tomorrow.

Nokia Lumia 1020 - User Guide - Nokia Lumia 1020 - Extend battery life - Nokia - USA

Day 1 of my transition to a Nokia 1020

After two years I decided to make the transition from my #iPhone 4s to a #Nokia 1020.

It finally arrived on Tuesday, so I thought I would publish some of my impressions as I start to use it.

My initial impressions are;

  • Very nice screen
  • I have most of the apps that I want with the exception of one which is FlipBoard. (Hopefully FlipBoard will come to WP8 soon)
  • Seems pretty fast
  • On the first day the battery drained quite quickly. After 9 hours I had about 15% remaining. I am trying turning off 4G for day 2 to see if that makes a difference.
  • I have taken a few photos and they do seem good, but I will try taking photos outside on Friday to give it a good test.
  • It isn’t too heavy.
  • The lens on the back doesn’t protrude as far as I had expected
  • I really like the Nokia Drive app for in car navigation
  • Like the double tap to wake up and the glance screen
  • The size is pretty good

I have to admit, I won’t be giving up my iPad 4 any time soon and will be interested to see what #IOS 7 look like.

More later

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Windows 8.1 on my iMac–Fail

I just ordered a new Windows phone to replace my iPhone, and thought okay, maybe I can move away from OS X now. I have tried previously and failed.

So I installed Bootcamp on my iMac, repartitioned my drive and installed Windows 8.1 RTM. The installation was remarkably smooth and I had high hopes that all would be good. Then the network issues began. After a short while my browser intermittently stopped delivering pages successfully. Then I noticed that my Gigabit ethernet had ‘Limited’ connection and it swapped to wireless. After trying to fix that without a lot of success, I tried to pull my music from my NAS into Xbox Music. I discovered that Microsoft still have not fixed the issue where it can’t index music on a NAS.

At that point, I gave up and back to Mac OS X it is, at least for now.

Hopefully Microsoft will fix that and we’ll get some new drivers for the network adapters.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Visual Studio LightSwitch and Office 365 Unauthorized 401.0

I spent some time setting up Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 with an Office 365 SharePoint development instance yesterday. It was incredibly frustrating that whenever I tried to do an F5 to debug an app that was associated with the Office 365 SharePoint instance, I would get a 401.0 unauthorized error. I trawled the web trying to find the answer without success.

I tried it at home instead of the office and it worked fine.

This led me to realise that it is probably an issue with the proxy server. Sure enough, when we looked at the proxy, it was failing when trying to hit these URLs

  • accounts.accesscontrol.windows.net
  • cdn.sharepointonline.com
  • *.sharepoint.com

Once we setup a proxy rule to allow these URLs through, it started working.