Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts

Thursday

iOS 11 Features For iPhone, iPad, iPod [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - July 06, 2017
Recently, Apple has announced iOS 11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 keynote on 5 June that comes with a comprehensive range of features and some major improvements over its previous version. App developers can download a preview of iOS 11 through its official website.

iOS 11 Features For iPhone, iPad, iPod [Infographic]

If you and your family members own multiple Apple devices, and use them to share media such as photos and videos, it makes no sense for each member to have their own iCloud storage plan. Thankfully, iOS 11 makes it possible to have shared iCloud storage plans. Up to six members of a family can share a common iCloud storage plan between them. This can be done without having to incur any extra costs on a monthly basis. Along with this feature, a lot of other features are there. Please check the infographic for more detailed information.

ios 11 infographics
Source : Mindinventory

Monday

iPhone 8 Rumours & Gossips [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - April 17, 2017
There had been lots of rumors about the iPhone 5 release date. There are some reports which were saying that it might be released in September or in October while the iPhone 5 release date has been the most talked about subject in recent months. Anyway the new Apple CEO Tim Cook will officially announce the iPhone 8 during a special media event.

 iPhone 8 Rumours & Gossips [Infographic]


Hints about the iPhone 8 are rolling in thick and fast. Not long after the iPhone 7 was released there was plenty of hype around the new model because it will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. As of now we can ignore the date and lets see the below infographic which contains a lot of information on rumors with dates and a total guide map.

iPhone 8 Rumours infographic
Source: repairly

Sunday

Apple To Introduce Wireless Charging In 2017

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 31, 2016

Apple will debut in the field of wireless charging technology for its mobile devices, according to a latest update. In case, Apple is able to successfully introduce this feature to its devices then it will certainly give it a heads up and obviously a challenge for its competitors. this will make iPhones and iPads more attractive in the mobile market. Samsung and Google have both come up with wireless-charged Smartphones. In this technology the devices have to be kept close to a charging plate because, the further away the device is, the more difficult it is for the battery to be recharged. Now we have to see how Apple will fix this issue.

Apple To Introduce Wireless Charging In 2017

Apple posted its quarterly results this week, said its iPhone sales, while strong thus far, remain flat while iPad sales have dropped. The company predicted it will see a decline in sales in the coming quarter for the first time in 13 years due to a market saturated mainly by android mobile devices. 

Wednesday

iPhone 6S To Get '3D Touch Display' And More

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 09, 2015
Apple’s new iPhone 6S smartphones will launch today i.e. September 9 in San Francisco. Let's see what are new features that iPhones from Apple will offer and what could be probable expectations after this grand launch.

iPhone 6S To Get '3D Touch' Force Touch Interface

Few features are coming to iPhone 6S like :

3D Force Touch

As per the 9to5Mac report, the Force Touch on the iPhone 6S will be called “3D Touch Display” as it can differentiate between three levels of pressure; “tap, press, and a deeper press.” The Force Touch on the new iPhone 6S will be the next-gen version of what Apple has already shown on their Apple Watch.

Upgraded 2GB RAM 

The new iPhone 6S will finally be upgraded to 2GB which is much awaited since years. But this will be hard to confirm as Apple never reveals the RAM at the launch event and more importantly the 2GB rumours/wishlist has been around for some time

Faster LTE 

Apple iPhone 6S will equipped with a “new Qualcomm-made LTE chip” which can deliver twice the LTE speeds of the current iPhones.

Camera

Another rumor which came to news that the iPhone 6S camera will finally get an upgrade from 8 megapixels to a 12 megapixels camera.

Colour

Apple will use a new “grade of aluminium” instead of its patent gold color which is really a must watch look for iPhone 6S.

And more..

Apple TV, iPad Pro and more Apple is not only expected to launch the iPhone 6S devices, but also the new Apple TV product.

Lets see how the new iPhones hit the market and accepted by its huge fan followers and users.

Monday

How To Take A Screenshot On iOS Device

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 08, 2015
Do you want to turn your mobile phone screen into an image? Now it's easy to save a screenshot image of your iPhone, iPad or the iPod Touch screen and preserve it forever. Windows or Mac computers come with screen capture apps that are not available for your iOS device but actually there is no need to install any such apps on your iPhones because the screen capture functionality is built right into your device.

How To Take A Screenshot On iOS Device
To save a screenshot image of your mobile screen you can follow these steps:

1. Press and hold the Home button which is located at the bottom center of your device (the button you often use to exit the app and return to the home screen).

2. While the home button is held down, press the Sleep (or Wake) button that is located on the opposite edge of your phone. The screen will flash for a moment, you will also hear a click sound and the content of the current screen on your iOS device will be saved as a new image in the Photo Gallery.

You can also use the same key combination to reset your iPhone by pressing and holding the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.

Sunday

Apple Faces Lawsuit Over Storage Space

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 04, 2015
Recently it was seen that Apple is being sued by a pair of Florida men claiming the company has misled users about the storage capacity of its devices. They stated that more than 23 percent of storage space on Apple’s devices will be consumed by Apple’s iOS 8 alone. The complaint alleges that Apple failed to inform its users that installing iOS 8 would take up as much as 23.1 percent of the phone’s storage capacity.

Apple Faces Lawsuit Over Storage Space

“The defendant fails to disclose to consumers that as much as 23.1% of the advertised storage capacity of the devices will be consumed by iOS 8 and unavailable for consumers when consumers purchase devices that have iOS 8 installed,” wrote Jonas P Mann of US law firm Audet & Partners in a complaint filed in the northern district of California.

“Reasonable consumers, such as Plaintiff, do not expect this marked discrepancy between the advertised level of capacity and the available capacity of the Devices, as the operating system and other storage space unavailable to consumers occupies an extraordinary percentage of their Devices’ limited storage capacity.”

Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, the two Florida men who have launched the suit, are seeking millions of dollars on behalf of a nation-wide class of Apple users, reported Business Standard.

Apple faced similar issue around eight years ago as per CBS News reports. Apple won a battle over the amount of storage space on iPods. The issue was with the 8GB iPod Nano featured 7.45 GB of space, a difference of only 7.5 percent.

Thursday

Google May Lose Search Default In Apple's Safari

Posted By: Arin Dey - November 27, 2014
Google lost its opportunity for being the default main search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox and now it seems that Apple also excludes Google search from its web browser Safari too. According to online news, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing are trying their luck for Apple to become the default search engine in Apple’s Safari browser as Google’s contract expires next year. 
Yahoo has already defeated Google by owning the default search title in Mozilla's Firefox. Mozilla’s browser is one of the biggest desktop browser used worldwide. Losing the deal with Apple would be another blow to Google.

Safari is widely used by people worldwide and is the largest share of the mobile market about 45 percent. Its mainly because of the iPhone and iPad users. It is also observed that few Android users prefer Safari over Google’s Chrome. It has already become a hot news that Apple may not renew its search engine deal with Google, which is its biggest competitor in the Smartphone market as of now.

Safari on iOS is already offering users to choose their own default search engine either Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo instead of Google. Somehow it is difficult to find the setting to make the switch, so most users just use the current default: Google.

Lets see the future that Google is going to make regarding its search engine deals.

Wednesday

Apple Launches iOS 8 - Improved Features

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 17, 2014
Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite is the latest OS on its non-smartphone segment. With the release of iPhone 6, Apple has presented the new mobile operating system i.e. iOS 8. This amazing and modified mobile operating system added a lot of improved features over iOS 7. Out of the all features you can take the "real time sync between multiple iDevices".
Apple Launches iOS 8 - Improved Features

iOS 8 offers multitasking and ease of access that has been iOS's all time preferred feature. It has different gestures and the swipes make navigating iOS 8 really cool. Lets check out all the improved features that "iOS 8" has.

1. Photos : This improved Photos app will be major attraction for iPhone users. Apple is introducing the same features that Google has. The feature is Google introduced Mobile Backup to Android devices and apple is introducing backup with iCloud. Easy navigation for the photo albums and the photo editing options which make iOS 8 a Photoshop tool. 

2. iMessage : iMessage app has the feature to send and receive audio and video messages. Sharing short messages is very simple, being accessible with only a few taps. Apple has transformed it much more accessible by adding support for multiple languages that are useful. Apple has also improved in Group messaging feature, which now has an option for Do Not Disturb function and also the ability to rename threads or add and remove other people.

3. Quick Access People : iOS users usually double tapped the Home button to switch between different apps. But with iOS 8, this feature has been improved by adding the user’s favourite contacts with corresponding options to send messages, call or accessing any other app.

4. Mail App : Apple introduced gestures to the mail app, allowing users to quickly mark as unread, flag or delete messages. The ability to add Calendar events directly from the Mail app is another app introduced in iOS 8.

5. Improved Notifications : Notifications feature was updated in iOS 8 totally. In iOS 8 you can see interactive Notifications that allow users to quickly access and deal with Facebook, Twitter, Email or Google apps without leaving any currently using apps.

6. QuickType : iOS 8 keyboard got some update. Apple makes it easier to type messages with an improved UI as well as the QuickType predictive dictionary that predicts proper words to the conversation.  “Share My Location” option is modified with ease of access.

7. Family Sharing : A family-oriented app that allows users to connect their iDevices with other family members' Apple devices. All their media libraries like Music, Movies, iBooks Apps etc and all will be accessible from all other devices. This feature enables to location sharing and parental approval for buying apps also.

8. iCloud Drive : iOS 8 brings an update to Apple’s cloud storage system in the form of iCloud Drive. The service allows users to organize personal files into folders as well as connect iCloud enabled third party apps which has its own folder. Files are accessible across all your devices. It includes Finder integration also.  Windows compatibility is another major feature.

9. Health : iOS 8 offers a dashboard containing the user’s information, like calories burned, sleeping postures etc. It also allows the owner to input medication, nutrition and other relevant information. It has combined multiple health apps into one and named as HealthKit. This HeathKit app is designed that integrates the Health app with other third party heath and fitness apps very easily.

10 . Spotlight : Spotlight has been a good feature in iOS and they improved it as well. With modification, Apple enables It to show results from the App Store, locations, news, music, restaurants and a lot according to your requirement.

Other minor updates that include Siri integration with Shazam, Enterprise features and Developer SDK app having thousands of APIs that developers can use to add more functionality to their apps. iOS 8 will be available on almost all the iPhone and iPad series.

Sunday

The Evolution Of iOS [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 14, 2014
Apple has been launching its brand series of "i" ince years. As expected it introcued new  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this time. It's been 7 years since the first iPhone first changed the face of mobile technology forever. Now the next big step in the evolution of the product is soon to be in our hands and this seems like a perfect time for a bit of nostalgia. 

The-Evolution-Of-iOS1-to-iOS8

Anyone who owned an iPhone 2G will appreciate the journey from iOS 1 to the current version being used today. The infographic highlights the main features in each iOS release from the first version up to iOS 8. Lets see in the below infographic how it evolved from iOS 1 to iOS 8.


The Evolution of iOS from iOS 1 - iOS 8
Source : 7DayShop

Saturday

Apple Announces Wearable Watch

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 13, 2014
Apple CEO, Tim Cook announced the release of Apple’s watch this week. This would be the latest addition in wearable technology world. The Apple Watch combines a suite of sensors with an innovative interface to provide a new computing experience on the wrist. 

Apple Announces Wearable Watch

Here are some features of the new device:
  • Variety of colors and styles and looks different than normal watches
  • 13-megapixel camera that will be helpful to take crystal-clear pictures
  • Easy to start and stop the flow of time
  • Small size and intricate circuitry
  • Adjustable volume that makes you easy to control high and low
  • Simultaneous connectivity and isolation of the millennial generation
  • Different screen to see rotation of things you look at
  • A traditional watch that needs to be charged every 12 hours
Lets see in an infographic way now :

Apple Announces Wearable Watch Features

Source : Apple

Tuesday

How To Watch The iPhone 6 Event Online

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 09, 2014
Apple has announced that it will be streaming the iPhone 6 event live. Officially it is available on Apple devices only. It is also true that, officially the limitation is precisely for Safari 5.1.10 or OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later; streaming via Apple TV would require second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. But there is a way that will open up the barrier of limitation and enables you to watch this live streaming event online on your Windows or Linux platforms also. This trick will enable you to watch watch the event on any device which has media player VLC. No worries. 

Follow the below simple steps to watch this event live :
  1. Open VLC player. If you don't have it installed then download the same from here.
  2. Open VLC and click on Media Menu (top left).
  3. Once the drop down menu comes, click on the Network Stream.
  4. A popup screen will appear as shown below.
How To Watch The iPhone 6 Event Online

Copy and paste the below link into the field.
http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8

You are done. Now click on Play. If you see a video view similar to the below then you can watch the Live Stream which would start shortly.

How To Watch The iPhone 6 Event Online With VLC Player

You will get a different link and it will be live once the event goes live. Keep your eye on the page http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ 

Thursday

Apple Lowers Its Product Price And Goes For Hardware Upgrades

Posted By: Arin Dey - July 31, 2014
Once again Apple is making changes in its product configuration. This time it is upgrading with faster CPU, more memory and cheaper in price. Apple’s news MacBooks with 15-inch model Retina’s were given less price tag and the non-Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch model received a $100 price cut.
Apple Lowers Its Product Price And Goes For Hardware Upgrades
Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing said the popular computers will only get better as upgrades. He said, “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall.”

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook. 13-inch model can also be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz. The top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a new, lower starting price of $2,499. The 15-inch model features faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, 16GB of memory, up from 8GB in the entry-level notebook, and can be configured with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.0 GHz.

Apple has been working behind the scenes to upgrade a variety of its hardware and products. On top of the MacBook Pro update, Apple has improved the iPod Touch and worked on an option on the iMac desktop which is cheaper. As a whole, we can conclude that we will get a better and improved Apple product at cheaper price.

Wednesday

Want A Bigger iPhone?

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 25, 2014
Seeing the other brands, if you are tempted to the large screen and a bigger smartphone and that too from Apple, there is no way you will deny this offer. Larger iPhones are on the way, according to a new report. Bloomberg reported that Apple has plans to kick-start production in China within the next few months on two new iPhones that will feature larger screens.

Want A Bigger iPhone?

The new bigger iPhone will hit the market quick because the report indicates the devices will be ready to ship to retailers in September. It will have a screen that is 4.7 inches by 5.5 inches and the device will be rounder and thinner than the iPhone 5S, sources told Bloomberg. The decision of taking larger displays is a bid to enable the Cupertino company to better compete with the larger-screened Smartphones from Samsung and HTC.

Some internet sources spread rumors that a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 suggest the device will not be available in large numbers due to its use of a sapphire display cover, which is not yet available in large amounts.

Thursday

Apple Announces Bing As Default Web Search Provider In iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 05, 2014
Microsoft’s Bing has managed to beat competitor Google in making a place inside Apple's iOS. Apple announced during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week that Bing would be the new default Web search provider in iOS.

Apple Announces Bing As Default Web Search Provider In iOS

Some sources revealed that Apple has also incorporated Bing into Yosemite, its new Mac OS X release and has opted for Bing.

Microsoft's Bing said in a blog post that “As the world of devices constantly changes and new form factors come into play there will be a need to better use information, either by seeking it out or having it pushed to you, and take action/ Bing has shifted its focus to be in position to be the search for this new, changing world. You should expect relevant information to come to you when and where you need it. You should expect experiences to adapt to you and your context, instead of the other way around. You should expect proactive experiences that anticipate what you need. You should expect information to be actionable for what you need at home or work. Only Bing and Microsoft can provide all of this, and we couldn’t be more excited for the next five years and beyond.”

Tuesday

Apple Launches New Operating System Yosemite iOS 8

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 03, 2014
With a bundle of great features and an amazing look, Apple is going to launch its new OS which is equipped with various apps. This newly modified and “redesigned and refined” OS X was announced Monday at the tech giant’s annual conference in San Francisco. Apple revealed that the new OS will feature notification centre giving users a quick look at everything they need to know. It means it will provide a central place to track and interact with all features.
Apple Launches New Operating System Yosemite iOS 8

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice-president of software engineering, in a press release explained “Yosemite is the future of OS X with its incredible new design and amazing new apps, all engineered to work beautifully with iOS. We engineer our platforms, services and devices together, so we are able to create a seamless experience for our users across all our products that is unparalleled in the industry. It’s something only Apple can deliver.”

Gradually the Apple’s mobile devices are growing in popularity and the new iOS 8 system means further tweaks, improvements and advancements. Like a universal search tool will let users cover files on both their device and the Internet.

Similar to Google search box in case you are typing “Do you want to go to” which will prompt predictive typing to finish the sentence with “dinner” or “movie.”

Apple also announced HealthKit, the iOS 8 will have a built-in health-management tool to help people track their vital signs, diet and sleeping habits. So overall its a great featured OS which will definitely have some other hidden features too.

Thursday

Apple Buys Beats Electronics For $3B

Posted By: Arin Dey - May 29, 2014
Few sources over internet revealed that Apple is buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion. This acquisition will give the iTunes introducer a boost in the music revolutionized world. In this deal, Apple will acquire the Beats Music and associated businesses. Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are known to have their fingers on the pulse of all that is current and popular in the music industry.

Apple Buys Beats Electronics For $3B

It will be definitely a valuable asset to Apple as it looks to emphasize on its iRadio service into high as the popularity of streaming services grow day by day.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told USA Today that the company is “gaining rare talent, a fast-growing subscription service and premium headphones that have done incredibly well, but none of those are the reason for doing this deal. It’s the future we’re betting on.” 

Music streaming has become more popular. And from quite sometime iTunes has been the market leader but it has slowed down the progress slightly. Apple wants to be the top music provider inspite of different method of choice. Music has been the choice with high priority for most the people and that's where Iovine and Dre come in.

Cook also added that “We’ve found kindred spirits in Jimmy and Dre, and we’re going to advance what they’ve done to a whole different level."

Beats brand will remain same as it is now. Iovine has worked with the iPhone maker on projects for more than a decade. This deal is a good one for both parties.

Iovine also told USA today that “You feel like when you walk in here, these guys get what we do. Will our products get better? Absolutely; we want our stuff to be made by Apple. But mostly, it’s about feeling that these guys can bridge the gap between the tech and music worlds.”

Friday

Where Apple Stands In Computer Technology Market? [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - May 23, 2014
Apple has been the top organization globally in terms of market capitalization on share value. But in some of the areas the company has shown negative prospect, including iOS mobile devices market share. In this regard some investors have raised their concerns before investing for Apple. 

The main concerns of investors are described below :

Mobile marketshare loss, developer survey, lawsuits delays, Apple's new HQ, negative analyst comments. Find the below inforgraphic which has detailed info regarding these concerns.

Where Apple Stands In Computer Technology Market?
Source: ComputerScienceDegreeHub.com

Tuesday

Apple Filed Transparent Texting Patent

Posted By: Arin Dey - April 01, 2014
Apple filed the patent on Thursday last week with the US Patent and Trademark Office. It basically enables smartphone’s rear camera to record what’s going on in front of the phone by displaying the video live on the camera’s screen. The text interface will appear on the display at the same time as an overlay with some degree of transparency so that the user can see what is happening in front of them while texting.

Apple Filed Transparent Texting Patent
Image Credit: Thinkstock.com
It says that “An electronic communication device’s camera can continuously capture and present video images as a background within a text messaging session currently being displayed by the device. The camera can be a rear-facing camera on the device, so that the video images represent the views that the device’s user would see if the device’s display were transparent. The camera can continuously capture and present the video images as the background in the text messaging session, so that the device’s user continuously can be aware of the environment beyond the device’s display while still focusing on the text messages being communicated.”

The patent is named as ‘transparent texting.’ Apple seems to take utmost care for the ability of this feature to reduce risk of injury for users.

The patent also states that “(It) is common, even if not entirely safe, for a mobile device user to engage in a text messaging session while he is concurrently walking. Due to the visual nature of a text messaging session, such a user often will find it difficult to divide his attention between his device’s display and his environmental surroundings. A user who is walking while participating in a text messaging session may inadvertently collide with or stumble over objects in his path because his attention was focused on his device’s display instead of the path that he was traversing. Even if a user remains stationary while participating in a text messaging session, that user may expose himself to some amount of danger or potential embarrassment if he is so engaged in his device’s display that he becomes oblivious to changes in his surrounding environment.”

Lets see how Apple brings the concept into the market and at the same time how safe it is for users.

Saturday

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 29, 2014
Much awaited "Office for iPad" has arrived now. Microsoft has finally launched it on iOS platform. CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has encouraged the effort to be neutralized, which made MS office files run on iPads.

Microsoft has “reimagined” Office for iPad, “while retaining what people love about Office. We hope you’ll be as pleased with the results as we are,” as stated in a blog post.

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad
Image Credit : Google
Company also added that Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint “have the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel that is unmistakably Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad."

The free apps offer users the documents they want. Microsoft has also committed to provide  the look just as good on iPad as they do on PC.

Microsoft is also bringing Office apps to the Windows Store and other popular platforms and has made Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones available for free.

If you are an iPad user, you can download Word, Excel and PowerPoint from the App Store.

Thursday

Apple Builds Its Own CDN

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 06, 2014
After creating a history with their products, now it seems that Apple is moving towards networking also. They are building network of Internet infrastructure that will be capable of delivering large amounts of content to customers.

Apple Builds Its Own CDN
Image Credit : Google
Apple is going to create its own content delivery network (CDN) to assist with the abundance of media streaming through its system. The plan would mean customers of iTunes and iCloud could see improved service, a Wall Street Journal report said.

Akamai and Level 3 manage Apple's CDN now. The majority of its distribution though its own data centers provide a base for distributing content and data storage.

If Apple maintains its own CDN then they will definitely see customers experience, improved squality and the reliability of services offered by the company. As a result, the apps, movies, music or documents would be downloaded at a higher speed. Another advantage is that if they remove third parties from the service then you can expect delays, less money spent and improvement in communications very quickly. It might be little bit late entry for Apple in the same space where other major players including Google, Netflix and Facebook are already offering the service. Either from customer's point of view or even Apple's. both will be benefited by this move.

Apple will have more control of how its content is delivered regardless of the fact that wherever their customer is located as they are going to maintain their own CDN.

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