iPhone 6s Plus blog postings

iPhone 6s Plus Postings

Earliest: October 20, 2015Latest: January 7, 2018Total: 32

October 22, 2015


When I upgraded my iPhone I decided to not go the "restore from backup" route. I wanted to start from scratch and only put applications that I really want to use.

The goal is to make this iPhone different than any other one that I have. The plan is to have only the best applications will get installed. So, I began looking back at some of the Applications that I have used and seeing which ones that I want on this Phone.

On my iPhone 5s, I had a nice tipping calculation app called Tipsy. I used it all the time as it was easy to calculate tips. However, the application has failed to open since OS 9 was released. It was time to look for another application.

That got me thinking about another iPod app that I used a long time ago, there was this really cool application that actually log each tip entry, so you can easily track how much you spent at the restaurant. I couldn't remember the name of it and spent some time looking for it.

The application didn't exist in the Apple store - it's especially hard to search for something when you don't know the name. I checked iTunes receipts to see if I could recognize the name. Didn't find anything that looked like the right one.


Then I remember that the mystery application would still be backup on my Powerbook. So, it was time boot up my PowerBook and check the apps back ups in iTunes.

I scanned all the listing until I found one that looked very familiar - BigTipper. I loaded it up on my iPod and confirmed that it was the exactly the application that I was looking for.

This is the description of the application in the "About BigTipper":

BigTipper is the fastest, easiest way to calculate restaurant tips/gratuities, then divide the bill among your group - and even save transaction history for expense report.

The bad news is that BigTipper is no longer in Apple's App Store. I don't know why PureBlend stop updating the application. Pure Blend Software still features BigTipper, however they last updated the application in July, 2009.

The one good thing that came about in my search for BigTipper is that I know what keywords that I should use when searching for a similar application. I should also include 'History' and 'expense report'.

Today's post also includes a screen shot of some other old Apps that aren't available in the Apple Store. Click on the image for a larger version.

October 20, 2015

iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone Screenshot

Over the weekend I purchased Apple's latest and greatest iPhone the iPhone 6s Plus. I selected the Plus over the regular iPhone because I don't have an iPad and, from what I read, the Plus is a better device.

The first thing I did when I got the camera was to see how much disk space was the camera using by default. It turns out that Apple puts 5gb of data on the phone. Which means that if you get the 16gb phone, you are really getting a 10gb phone.

I really like the phone so far and It's going to take some time to get use to carrying a bigger device. I have found that it fits perfectly well in my shirt pocket and my back pocket.

I don't like where Apple moved the power button as I have clicked on it numerous times while taking a picture. I have gotten into the habit of using the volume buttons to take pictures.

As for video/quality, it seems very good so far. We are heading back to Disney World in a couple of weeks, so I am spending lots of time trying to get use to the phone. My goal is to determine when using the iPhone 6s Plus is better than the Olympus Camera.

Photo Quality Comparison

iPhone 5 3264 x 2448
iPhone 6s Plus 4032 x 3024
Olympus XZ-2 iHS&bsp;? 3968 x 2976