iOS8 Mail – Deadly Delete

So iOS8 arrived. Yet despite the usual booing crowd of envious competitors, which happens every release, it’s got a ton of great features.

Generally, I’m very happy with this release, with such a huge amount of changes and additions. Poor Apple are having a hard time as usual, whenever anything is released – the iPhone 5 deadly grip and now the bendy iPhone 6, but I don’t consider the complains worth considering after doing the math.

Over 10 Million sales and only 9 reports of bent iPhone 6’s? – Thinner is always better (in technology anyway, I hear ladies disagreeing), but surely the common sense thing to do for anything expensive is, don’t put it in your back pocket – and don’t sit on it?!

Swipe and it’s gone

Despite the new iOS being great, I have an issue with deleting mail. Something’s changed in the interface that’s making it far too easy to accidentally delete mail messages.

Gone in 0.60 seconds…

Looking at the list of E-mail’s in your inbox, see these actions.

If you swipe left quickly, the e-mail is deleted in a nanosecond, no sign of a button.

Yet, if you swipe left slowly, the More, Flag, Delete actions are revealed.


If you swipe left slowly all the way till the edge of the screen, the whole e-mail shows a delete button, releasing your finger and it’s gone!


So be extra careful..  it’s tricky, especially if you’re in a hurry.

Don’t get the timing wrong

If you get this timing wrong, you’re e-mail is in the trash. I hope a change is coming…

( cue Apple entrance here… )



iOS8 Arrives Sept 17th

The new operating system update for iPhone and iPad users arrives tomorrow, bringing with it a huge amount of helpful changes that will no doubt once again streamline our daily routine using these devices.


What’s new?

Messages, voice recording, video recording, location sharing – better connection for the forthcoming Apple Watch due in early 2015.

Answer phone calls on your iMac or iPad

Better connection if you have an iPhone and iPad or iMac, you’ll be able to answer Phone calls from any of them.


Green Bubbles. Now you can message people who don’t have an iPhone too.

This is a game-changer. SMS and MMS too.


Fitness Apps and a new dashboard to monitor your activity.

iCloud Drive

Work on any file type via iCloud using any device.

Family Sharing

Up to 6 people in your house can share your music/ibooks/apps easily.

Keyboard & E-mail

Enhancements, shortcuts and better suggested wordings. Plus, start writing an e-mail on one device, and continue on another.


Simpler than ever, new search, smart albums, new editing tools.

Have an iPhone 5S?

Touch ID, the fingerprint login is being made available to all apps, so look forward to no more pin numbers for some pesky apps, plus easy payment too.


Looks like Siri has had a haircut too, so he’s even snappier than ever.

Who’s it for?

Anyone with an iPhone 4s or iPad 2 or above.

Are you ready?

The best practice to be ready for the update, if you backup to your computer, then update iTunes to the latest version. If you don’t, but instead backup to iCloud, then make sure you make a backup today. (Settings/iCloud/Storage & Backup)
See more details at Apple

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BSB Electrical Services Ltd is now online, a modern and clean design with a nice feeling about this UI.

As well as the usual responsive requirements, this sports a cleaner menu for mobile with graphic icons for visual navigation of their services, plus a matching mega-menu from the Services item, rather than clutter the menu with too many options.

Us humans get confused at too many options.

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