Faster Chip for iPhone 5S Information began to trickle out again Sunday regarding the iPhone 5S. New rumors are now circulating that the new iPhone 5S will sport the A7 processor, which is expected to be about 20% – 30% faster than the A6 processor found in the current iPhone 5. Additionally, there is speculation that the iPhone 5S will have a dedicated motion tracking chip. A7 Prospects Excite Users Avid Apple followers are claiming that the new iPhone 5S will make use of the newest Apple processor, the A7. The A6 silicon processor that is standard fare in the iPhone 5 is neither as efficient, nor as fast, as the upcoming A7. These new rumors are boosting expectations of faster and smoother operation in
Updating to iOS 7 The newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, is still a while from being officially released. If you want to try it out before it’s available to the public at large, you’ll have to use the beta version of the software that is currently being evaluated by developers. Before you decide that you just can’t wait for the official release, remember that beta software is still in the testing phase. It typically has bugs that need to be worked out before it’s ready for full implementation, so don’t forget that you’ll likely suffer a few of these bugs when using the beta version. Take the necessary precautions by backing up your phone before you install the iOS 7 Beta
Tips, Tricks and Surprising Capabilities of Siri Apple’s Siri has achieved an iconic status since its introduction. It’s no surprise that the decidedly feminine personal assistant has gained such a following. Her retorts to certain queries are the stuff of legend and her usefulness is hard to overstate. Many users who have access to Siri aren’t fully cognizant of a lot of her capabilities. As a personal assistant, Siri can help keep track of your appointments, emails, texts and other daily tasks. She can also carry out a variety of other useful jobs. Gathered here are some of the top tips and tricks for Siri. Reminders Set by Location or Time You probably know that Siri can send you a reminder at a specific time.
New Apple Patent Raises Privacy Concerns A patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday indicates that Apple is intending to develop technology that will allow any iPhone user to check the availability of any other iPhone user before they even place a call to them. The idea is to reduce frustration over unanswered calls by letting the caller check to see if the user they’re calling has a low battery, is in Airplane Mode, what strength their signal is and other data. The patent, aptly titled “Methods to determine availability of user based on mobile phone status,” outlines a process to make this kind of information sharing a reality. Ending Frustration or Ending Privacy? If you’ve ever been trying desperately to
A Look at the Future Your iPhone or iPad might come with 3D object manipulation in the near future. Apple currently holds a patent filing that carries implications for the company’s future plans for 3D object manipulation. The filing, with the revealing title “Working with 3D Objects,” was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. It describes the concept for manipulating objects in three dimensions by way of gestures, meaning that three dimensional object representations will be moved and rotated, stretched and pulled, just by waving your fingers over the device’s screen. How it Works Users will likely find that getting into 3D manipulation is easier than it might seem. Common gestures like pinching will allow control in 2D, while getting