Some of my work colleagues saw me online 24/7 in Skype, but I wasn’t. This led to misunderstandings because I didn’t reply rapidly. As it seems, there is a bug in the mobile applications of Skype (iOS / Android). As soon as you install one of those, the app is running in the background and your status is indicated as online and available. So far, so good.
But I deleted Skype on iOS. There was no way I was online. But my status was still ‘available’. What I suppose is happening: when you delete Skype on iOS or Android and do NOT log out manually, your status is online forever. Luckily, there is a solution to the problem. You can remotely logout from all devices with this command:
/remotelogout (paste this into your input line in a Skype chat)
You can also see which devices are logged in:
The Machinarium OST by Tomáš Dvořák is a masterpiece, and so is Zorya, an album of his solo project Floex. Get it here.
Scotty Loveless has written the single best post on iOS battery drain:
iOS 7 made it super fun to close your apps: all you have to do is double-click the home button and swipe up on the app preview to blast it into a digital black hole.
What most people tell you is that closing your apps will save your battery life because it keeps the apps from running in the background.
This. Additionally, Facebook seems to be one of the strongest battery sucking app:
During this testing, Facebook kept jumping up on the process list even though I wasn’t using it. So I tried disabling Location Services and Background App Refresh for Facebook, and you’ll never guess what happened: my battery percentage increased. It jumped from 12% to 17%. Crazy. I’ve never seen that happen before on an iPhone. The iPod touch exhibits this behavior, to my memory, although I haven’t tested it in a while. For the iPhone, the battery percentage is usually pretty consistent.
It’s interesting that the iOS battery percentage is actually an estimate.
6 months later, Touch ID is still working flawlessly on my iPhone 5s. It’s one of those brilliant features that won’t get in your way. I’m glad Apple is concentrating on features that matter and isn’t pushing out stuff you obviously don’t need and won’t use for long.
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