Apple releases iOS 12.3.1

Apple has released iOS 12.3.1, this update includes bug fixes for voice over LTE calls as well as iMessage filtering and reporting, as notes by 9to5Mac:

  1. Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  2. Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  3. Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

iOS 12.3.1 comes almost two weeks after the official release of 12.3.

Creatively Social (Review)

My Dilemma

Over the past few years, I have set up various online social media accounts with a mixed niche. When I post my media I have to confess that I’m not the best at keeping it separate and in some sort of order. For a while now I have mixed posts on my Instagram with everything from Geeks Corner content to progress about my running, meals and even just everyday photos.

In all honesty, my Instagram was a mess and my followers were not growing consistently, I knew I wanted to organise my account and focus it more on my tech posts and interests.

I decided to talk to a professional and this is where I discovered a growing market place. At first, I couldn’t tell which were legitimate and which were just looking to make a fast buck.

Creatively Social

Thankfully I came across a service called Creatively Social and they were not only reasonably priced but extremely friendly, efficient and professional. If you are looking to mainstream your online presence I highly recommend checking them out, and if you do tell them Geeks Corner sent you and you will get a 10% Discount.

The best notes app for the Apple Watch to date

Since the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple enthusiasts have been using it to help their day be more productive. One feature that has really been missing from Apple directly is a notes app with Apple Watch support.

There are lots of third party options out there but the latest one which I have tried and love is Google’s version. Google keep has been available on the iPhone and iPad for awhile but recently they added Apple Watch support.

Not everyone loves using Google products due to privacy concerns, however, I have found that using their notes on my Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad have been seamless.

we hope that Apple will release their own notes app on the Apple Watch but in the meantime you can download Google Keep for free from here.

Never forget your iPhone again with WatchIt

Since the Apple Watch first launch I’ve seen several stories of users forgetting their iPhone when going out because they are so used to using their watch for their networking needs that grabbing your iPhone every few minutes is less of an urge. I’ve seen stories of people leaving iPhones in a restaurant only to realise a few hours later which by then is too late the iPhone is gone.

I’ve seen one app offer the ability to alert you but the reviews were so bad I decided to avoid and I tried one other app which caused Wifi issues that I deleted it completely.

Thankfully another developer has created an app that simply notifies you when you leave a set vicinity of your watch from your phone.

WatchIt allows you to choose from three options:

Low 2-8m (8-28ft)

Med 7-13m (22-42ft)

High 14-20m (48-68ft)

Once you have installed the app on both your iPhone and watch simply set your desired distance either in meters or feet and then toggle on. That’s it you can leave the app in the background and go about your day and then when you leave the preset vicinity you get a notification on your watch and your able to quickly go back and grab your iPhone.

WatchIt is just 99p which is a bargain and the developer has kindly given us several copies to giveaway to our readers. To enter simply send us a message either on Twitter here or Facebook here and we will pick winners at random.

Reviewing Beddit 3

A few weeks I ordered the beddit sleep tracker, I wanted another option of tracking my sleep as I have trouble sleeping at night and I don’t always want to wear my Apple Watch to bed.

The beddit app is easy to setup and there is an option if you sleep alone or share the bed with someone. My first test I slept alone as I was working nights and the tracking seemed accurate, however l, when sharing a bed I find the tracking is off. On several occasions I woke up and was moving around trying to go back to sleep but this isn’t shown on the sleep tracking record.

My next test is to try tracking my sleep via the beddit app and some popular sleep tracking apps on the Apple Watch which I will post the results in a few days. In the meantime I can’t honestly say that the beddit is worth purchasing for accurate sleep tracking if you share a bed.

Track flights easily on your Apple Watch and iPhone with FlightStats

I don’t fly often but sometimes I like to be able to track flights that family members are on so I know if they are delayed or land safely. I don’t always want to check my phone so using a watch app is a must, unfortunately most apps like this charge, now as I don’t use an app often enough for this purpose I wanted something free.

Flightstats is the app I came across, this app allows you to track flights based on Airline, flight number, flight date, by airport and by route. Once installed find your flight and select track this flight.

The app gives you a map with the flight information but the watch app gives you the scheduled time for their flight and the actual flight time so you can track it on the go.

This app is by far one of the best that I have come across and I highly recommend it. The app is free with unobtrusive ad support. You can download Flightstats from here.

Obtain – my new favourite Apple Watch app for tracking my weight

For awhile now I’ve been seeing images of a weight tracking app on an Apple Watch over Instagram, and I was immediately drawn to it because of its subtle colours and simplicity.

For anyone who’s been reading our articles for awhile will know that as much as I like bright colours I love simplistic things more, something that does the job it says it’s going to do without being all in your face.

Obtain ticks all these boxes for me, I’ve been tracking my weight on and off for 8 years and it’s always fluctuated drastically in that time, currently I use about three or four apps to track my weight and track my fitness mainly because I used to be in the FitBit ecosystem before Apple released the Apple Watch and my Fitbit weighing scale doesn’t tie directly to Apple’s health app and so I have to use a third party app as the middle man.

Now the developer of obtain states that he has been developing lOS apps for the last 8+ years and has struggled with weight all his life and so he built an app as a way to help motivate him to stay on track. This grabbed my attention more because as someone who works 13 hour shifts plus runs a blog and has a family finding time for staying healthy.

I reached out to the developer who kept me updated as to when the watch app was ready and I’ve had it installed for a few days now, today was the first time I used the app on my watch to update my weight and it was hassle free and quicker than opening all the apps I normally have to use to update the health app.

I was able to get my body measurements all done in a few seconds then I could get on with my day. The app is free to download from the AppStore and an in-app purchase option of 99p for the pro model which gives you the following features:

Markers:

Markers are mini, easier to reach goals will give you small victories on your way to your goal weight, which will help motivate you along the way.

Reminders Notifications:

Regular weigh-ins are a proven way for staying on track with your goals. Daily or weekly notification from the app are a great way to help with that.

Protect your data:

Set a passcode on the app that has to be entered before the app launches so only you can access the apps data.

Updating Weight from your wrist:

Update you wenght directly from your wrist with the Obtain watch app.

Future Pro Feature:

Obtain is new and there are many more feature and pro only features to come.

The 99p to support the developers hard work is worth every penny and the developer has kindly given us some free copies to giveaway to our readers simply click here to redeem your copy.

Get a pro calculator on your Apple Watch free

A few days ago we wrote about Calculator Pro Lite we also mentioned the developers other app Simple Pro Calculator. We reached out to the developer and they kindly gave us some free codes for their app so we decided to hold some giveaways over the next few days.

Simply pro calculator works on iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. We are also giving away a few codes below on a first come first served basis. Make sure you follow us on twitter and Facebook for a chance to win some amazing giveaways.

H7RMN7L4JPA9

9WNHYYHHE4AH

T79KWW6AYKEL

R3RNRE7LRW4X

HNK94RTWT93W

R7M9PHNHHXHL

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Let us know if you manage to grab a copy.

Get a calculator on your Apple Watch

We have shared a few calculator apps for the Apple Watch previously and today we are looking at Calculator Pro Lite by Albert Parti. This application is free for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch but includes in-app purchases.

This app as a full functional screen and looks amazing on the screen of the series 4 Apple Watch. This developer has several other apps including Simple Pro Calculator.

Calculator Pro Lite offers ads on the free version however if you want the add free version I would suggest purchasing the simple Pro Calculator app instead as you get more features for less than the in-app purchases of the lite app.

As I mentioned at the start I have reviewed several other Apple Watch Calculator apps and this one is by far the best app out there which makes using the watch app enjoyable. Make sure you check out the app and let us know what you think.

Looking at Vproof screen protector for the series 4 Apple Watch

With the launch of the Apple Watch series 4 yesterday there are very few screen protectors available yet so we look at Vproof screen protector

You can buy the Vproof screen protector here, Other options for screen protectors can be found here.

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