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12 month prediction on Apple

Published on July 27, 2016 by in Apple

12mo Apple PridictionsApple lovers might just get the best within the next 12 months! It is the perfect year for the Apple fanatics. Or at least the predictions make us believe so. So what is up for 2016 and 2017 that makes it a great year for Apple Inc. and its users? Here is all that you need to know about it!
Let’s not forget the incredible year (2015) that it was for Apple Inc. in all. The iPhone 6, iPad Pro, Apple Pay, Apple Music 12mo prediction iPhone 7Beats and the Apple Watch gave the tech market so much to buzz about and adore as well. This immense success gave us all a hint that Apple is up to something great for the coming year or so and it turns out that the hints are quite appropriate
The Apple Watch did turn in a lot of fans and Apple fanatics as well. But it somehow lacked some minor necessities which
made it go slow with the passage of time. So an upgrade to this eye catching Apple Watch is expected within 2016 or 2017. The Apple Watch turned a
year in April and before it turns another year; we will likely have an updated and much more professional version of it in our hands.
12mo prediction  Apple WatchLet’s now talk about the iPhone world. We all know what a buzz the iPhone 6, 6s and 6s plus created. Even when people are not fully over the display and lush feeling of the iPhone 6 series, iPhone 7 is all set. And this was hinted by everyone when the 6 series came out. However, another prediction is that we are going to get the iPhone 7s along as well. Within 2016 or maybe 2017! The redesigning is much expected in the iPhone 7 series and the screen will be enlarging a bit more also. Many people have predicted that the home button is also going to die out (hope you have gotten over the death of headphone jack already). However, not many are going to mourn over the death of the home button.
We didn’t get any update to the iPad Air in 2015 so this one is much expected, predicted and waited upon for 2016 and 2017. But the tech geeks are predicting that the iPad Pro has sidelined the iPad Air series completely and we might not get anymore from it. The predication is not convincing at all that Apple is not going to release another Air product sooner or later but for now the predications are going in the right direction; there is not a single rumor about the iPad Air update.
Apple 12mo prediction TVThe Apple TV has undergone a lot of changes over the few years and people living in UK have adored it. The predictions further say that it will come up with a BBC iPlayer this year.
So there are all the exciting predications for the Apple fans! We are definitely looking forward to a great year!

 
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IPHONE 6 / 6S TIPS AND TRICKS

Published on May 17, 2016 by in Apple

Are you considering buying an iPhone 6 or 6s, but you are not familiar with all the technology options that come with it? Do you think that is too much for you? Do not be afraid. Information and tips in this article will make you become iPhone master.

To preserve battery life on the iPhone, reduce the brightness level. Go to the Settings to change. This means that the battery will drain more slowly, and this helps the time you want to keep your phone charged for as long as possible.

You can consider getting a battery management application. There are many different options, and they can tell you what apps and actions use the most power. They also tell you when you need to calibrate, allowing you to keep the battery in good condition.

One of the most useful features of your iPhone is pretty big dictionary built into the IOS. Use this reference tool for almost all your applications. Press and hold on a word; when the options come up, select define.

 

The iPhone’s versatility makes it great.  With the free Bling TV app, you can transform your phone into a universal remote. Your iPhone can control your TV, DVD player and other audio / video files. Also, you can set reminders for favorite shows or programs your iPhone!

 

Save time when typing on the iPhone. Go to the configuration menu and the general area, and then select a keyboard. Finish by adding a new shortcut. In this way, word combos and phrases you type are pre-programmed. As such, the next time you will not have to type any letter again.

Load your iPhone with the exciting sounds, With Apple technology, everyone can choose the sounds of your favorite songs to set custom tones for tweets, texts, voice messages, e-mails, memos, and more. Just go to your sounds menu and customize your iPhone to your tastes! It’s fun … and easy.

Always update your operating system OS to the newest version. Due to the complexity of iPhone, the update is critical, especially when personal information is used or accessed if you go online with your phone.

 

You can take pictures with one hand on the iPhone. Just press the +”Volume once you have the frame exactly as you want. The Image quality is as good as talking them in the normal way.

 

Many users of iPhone can take a long time to surf the Web and read e-mail, but do not know how to save images that are or have been sent. Simply click the image you want at the moment. The box appears with save option.

Having read this article, you should have a working knowledge of the iPhone’s capabilities.

 
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iOS 8 features you want to know about

Most of us know that Apple’s new iOS 8 will be released later this year and on the Apple website they show some of the upcoming features, however I wanted to share with everyone what they really want to know… what the new features coming with iOS 8 are.

“Automatically send the last known location of this iPhone to Apple when the battery drains to a critical level”
This can be helpful if you lose your phone or forget it somewhere. Currently the iCloud only keeps this data for 24 hours, but this new setting will allow Apple to access your iPhone’s (or iPad) location information for more than the 24hrs.

 

 

Thanks to the integration of Shazam into Siri, you be able to ask Siri, “What song is playing?” and she will listen to the ambient sound, using Shazam to identify music, then if everything goes right you will have the proper song information.


Credit card scanning tool: With iOS 8, if you need to enter your credit card information while browsing Safari, all you need to do is scan your credit card with the iPhone / iPad’s camera, so you do not have to manually enter in all the information.

 

 

Hide Images: Usually when you take a picture with you iDevice thepictures automatically get loaded to your collections/albums with no way to put them in a “Hidden” album. With the new iOS 8 there will be an option to “Hide” your photos, by simply holding your finger on the photo a pop up menu appears and gives you the options to Hide your Picture or Video!

 

Battery Usage: Ever wonder which app is causing you to have less battery life? Well this little feature will definitely be of help. The guys at Cupertino has created a way to view your battery usage on iOS 8, then you can decide how badly you need that app open or to just close it and save your battery.
Camera: The Camera app got some great improvements this time. Things added to the iOS 8 camera apps; Time-Lapse mode, self-timer mode ( 3 and 10sec), Focus controls and even retrieve recently deleted photos.Mail notifications: This can be a great feature for those important emails, you can now have a notification per thread – Swiping left on an email message will allow you to delete, archive or Flag it, if you click the “More” tab you will then get the option to receive a push notification whenever a reply is sent to that particular email thread. 

 

Allow Notifications: There is finally you can now silent certain app notifications.

Indoor Mapping – With the addition of the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the CoreLocation API will allow venue owners to create indoor positioning systems (IPS) that can be used to point the user in the right directions and floor or to direct them to points of interest.

There are many more added features to iOS 8 but the ones I just went through are the ones that stand out in my opinion.

 
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Apple iPhone 5S Tips and Tricks

iPhone 5S tips and tricksIt’s finally arrived and everyone has had a couple of weeks to get used to the new iPhone 5S and its attendant iOS 7.  The handset itself has some new features; iOS 7 has a whole new feel.  If you’re still in possession of an older iPhone, like the iPhone 4, 4S or 5, you can install iOS 7 on your device for free (although you’ll need around three gigs of free space on your device to do so).  If you’re one of the lucky duckies with the brand new 5S, you’ve already got iOS 7 and you’re probably pretty pleased with the new operating system for Apple’s flagship handset.  So, let’s look at a few of the new features and tips and tricks for the iPhone 5S and iOS 7.

Swiping Gets New Dimensions

While swiping has always been a big part of using an iPhone, iOS 7 brings a whole new dimension to the action.  Instead of just swiping left or right to move between screens, or swiping up or down to access specific features like the camera, you can now swipe from any edge of the screen to access new features or content.  While it’s intended to make navigation easier, users aren’t provided with a “comprehensive swiping guide,” meaning that you don’t always know when to swipe, or where, for specific features.  You can always just keep using your iPhone 5S as though it has no new swiping capabilities (i.e. tapping an icon/button) but it’s a lot more fun to explore by swiping from different edges of various screens to see what fun new capabilities pop up.  Just remember what you did in case something cool happens!

There are lots of different swipe capabilities in various apps, but some of the basic swipes are:

  • Also available in iOS 6, swiping up from the bottom, right-hand corner of the lock screen accesses the camera.
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, either locked or unlocked, to access the Control Center.  This feature is meant to allow easy access to apps you use often like the flashlight or the clock, as well as settings like Wi-Fi and Airplane Mode.  Volume for audio and video can also be controlled here, but ringer and alert volume is still set with the volume buttons.
  • From the top edge of an unlocked screen, swipe down to access the Notification Center.  The Notification Center has the highlights of the day from weather to stock quotes and more.  You can access notifications from Gmail, Facebook or other services by tapping the “All” or “Missed” tags.  Swiping down from any other point on an unlocked screen will take you to the search box for your device.
  • Many apps will now respond to left and right swipes.  Not all have this feature, but several popular ones do.  Safari now has left and right swiping that can be utilized instead of the forward and back buttons.

Photo Sharing and Organization

Your photos will now be automatically organized into “moments.”  The organization is based on when and where the photos were taken and several moments will be grouped together to form “collections.”  The downside is that the organization is completely automated, meaning that you can’t change the collections, which are automatically grouped by year.  The upside is that you won’t have hordes of random photos floating around in your device.

Sharing photos from a vacation or other event becomes much easier because you can share whole moments just by tapping the “Share” button, located at the right side of the moment header.  Make sure you’re hitting the right button (a menu will pop out along the bottom); it’s easy to accidentally miss the “Share” button and tap the “Select” button that’s just above it.  From the menu that pops up, you can choose to share the moment by posting to Flickr or Facebook or by email or text message.

Siri Gains Understanding…and Other Stuff

You know there’s been at least one time that you’ve been trying to make yourself clear to Siri and you’ve wanted to hurl your iPhone at a wall in frustration.  You don’t have to endlessly repeat yourself anymore.  Now, there’s a “tap to edit” option for Siri that allows you to make a change manually.  No, you shouldn’t have to deal with that with a voice search app, but changing a single letter is a whole lot faster and easier than tapping out the whole search phrase.

Have you ever wished Siri sounded a little tougher, more masculine?  Well, wish no more!  You can effectively change Siri’s sex just by going to Settings, tapping “general,” followed by “Siri,” and finally “Voice Gender.”

Siri can now also be employed to return recent or missed calls or to change the device settings.  Siri also has a new ability to give turn-by-turn directions when you’re on foot.  Previously, Siri could only give vocal directions from Maps; these are, of course, driving directions, not walking directions.

Free Stuff

Apple has a new, free, streaming music service called iTunes Radio.  You can find it by clicking on your Music icon and choosing the “Radio” option at the bottom.  You can create your own stations with the musical genres that most appeal to you.  You can even tell iTunes Radio how much you like a song by pressing the star while the song is playing; you can choose to ask the service to play more songs like it, or to remove it from the rotation completely.  Stations can also be created using favorite songs or artists.  It’s completely free (meaning, you’re going to have to put up with ads), but you can subscribe to iTunes Match for a little more than $2 a month ($25 annual fee) and eliminate the ads completely.

There are other free apps that you might be eligible for, including Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheets), Keynote (presentations), iPhoto (editing photos) and iMovie (editing video).  These apps typically cost between $5 and $10 each, but you qualify to get them for free when you purchase a new iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  This offer applies to all purchases of these devices purchased since September 1st.  After the new device is activated, the free apps can be shared with other devices on the account that have been upgraded to iOS 7.

Biometric Security

With the new fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S, it’s possible to make sure your device is completely protected without having to enter a passcode every time you want to use it.  Many users choose to forego securing their devices because passcodes can be irritating and disruptive.  Using your fingerprint is faster than a passcode, and safer, too.

You can set up your biometric security fairly easily.  The device walks you through the entire process, step by step.  Once you get the initial fingerprint scan done, you can choose to scan more fingers, be they yours or someone else’s that you trust to access your device.  You can start the new fingerprint setup by going to Settings, then tapping “General,” followed by “Passcode & Fingerprint.”  You can add up to four additional prints that can access the device.  Passcode screens will still pop up, but unless the device specifically requires the passcode, a fingerprint will usually work on these screens.

It’s important to remember that the device needs to be on the screen for the fingerprint scanner.  You can get to this screen quickly by depressing the Home button firmly and then allowing the button to come back to its original position while maintaining light contact with it.  The first action activates the screen and the second serves to unlock the device.

 

 

 

 

 
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Anticipation of iOS7

Published on September 8, 2013 by in Apple, iPad, iPhone, News

It looks like Apple’s newest version of its popular mobile operating system is ready to face the public, possibly being unveiled at the media event planned for September 10th.  Currently, almost all iPhones and iPads are operating on iOS 6, the last version to be offered from the tech giant.  Users are looking forward to the release of the new system because it means faster processing and new features to play with.

Usage Varies by Device Type

Chitika, an ad network, has recently posted its findings regarding iOS distribution among current iPhone and iPad devices.  They found that iOS 6 is currently installed on approximately 92% of iPhones, with iPads lagging slightly behind at 82%.  The older version of the system, iOS 5, barely accounts for any usage.  It is currently being used on about 13% of iPads, but a paltry 5% for iPhones.  The differential could be due to iOS 6 being a bit more “mobile friendly” than iOS 5 and therefore better for iPhones but not so much better for iPads.

Chitika analyzed data collected on iOS-based ad impressions during the period of August 15 through August 21.  The company states that it analyzed data from “tens of millions” of these impressions in order to have a solid basis for its numbers.  These numbers are pretty much what was expected by Apple ahead of its iOS 7 debut but slightly lower than the numbers found in and identical study carried out in June.  The drop is generally thought to be due to iOS 7 Beta making an impact with developers.

Anticipation Runs High for iOS 7

The next generation of iPhones, being unveiled September 10th, will be pre-loaded with the new iOS 7.  Apple followers also expect the new operating system to be released for use on iPhone 4, 4S and 5 devices at the same time that iOS 7 is unveiled on the next-gen handsets.  This will cause major changes in the distribution of operating systems on the company’s devices as occurred last year when iOS 6 was released.

As previously reported here, iOS 7 is looking at some small changes that make a big difference.  Many users are anticipating the release just so they can get their hands on the new updated features.  Folders, Safari, lock screen accessibility updates and other small tweaks in the system promise to deliver a more user-friendly iOS.  While some fans are disappointed that Siri doesn’t get an update, they are more than happy to explore the differences offered by the new iOS version.

 

 

 
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