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New Gadget Madly In Hope
15 October 2008
SrutiBox heats up?
Bob O'Neill left an App Store comment and points out that the iPhone has a tendency to heat up if SrutiBox is left on for a long time. This is probably due to the intense computation the phone is doing while synthesizing the tone. All you have to do is stop the program - you don't have to de-install SrutiBox to make it cool down. It works for me that way.
Version 1.1 is actually a lot "cooler" than the old version - if a reed has zero volume, (or is "off") it no longer tries to compute it, so it doesn't have to go through all those cycles. SrutiBox now runs at about 16KHz instead of 11KHz, so running it will all oscillators going is going to give it a lot of work to do.
other things to look for :
Most likely culprit of your heat problem is WiFi and auto-connect for WiFi. Turn both off. It will improve your battery life A LOT and it won't run hot... or it shouldn't.
I'm always running WiFi, so that might be a contributing factor.
That being said, I'm looking forward to having a pocket hand warmer around this winter - that you can call the gas company on!
10 October 2008
SrutiBox plugging along
I see a few hundred of you have upgraded, thanks! I'm tinkering with a few things I noticed were a little off:
- naming new saved settings sometimes comes up with not too useful names.
- trying to save over a read-only set (like SrutiBox or Just Just) fails but doesn't tell you
- After renaming a saved setting, you return to a list that is supposed to still have the little minus signs on it, but for some reason they aren't rendering.
In fact, if you have a lot of saved settings in tht list, scrolling up and down will lose the minus sign . I have to find the call the correctly renders these "cells".