Apple recently admitted to slowing down iPhones intentionally in order to prolong the battery life of older iPhones. While Apple sees no harm in this, there is a section of iPhone consumers who are against the step and would like the control on their devices back. Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device.
In an interview, Tim Cook said the update will seed next month in a developer release before a wider public rollout:
We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very [...]
Apple has released iOS 11.2 for all iOS 11 compatible devices. The update seems a bit unusual since Apple usually releases new iOS updates on Tuesday.
The update seemingly fixes an iOS 11.1.2 bug that was causing iPhones to crash because of third-party apps that use recurring notifications for things like reminders. An update from Apple, for a bug that was reported just a few hours ago, is an extremely fast reaction to the problem.
Other features that iOS 11.2 brings are fast wireless charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The update introduces 7.5-watt speeds through Qi-based charging pads, so devices top up battery quicker than [...]
The latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, has now been adopted by 52% users. The information was updated on Apple’s App Store support page for developers. The iOS 11 was released for all users on the 19th of September and has had its fair share of hiccups so far.
The adoption rate of iOS 11 at 52% is less than what it was for previous versions. Last year, Tim Cook, at the “Hello Again” Mac event on October 27th, 2016 announced that iOS 10 had reached 60% of devices, while iOS 9 had been adopted by 67% of devices by November 16th, 2015. This adoption rate is significantly higher than Google new OS version, Android 8.0 [...]
The iPhone has been one of my two primary devices for many years. When Apple announced the iPhone X back in September the biggest concern as a potential iPhone X user was the lack of the two main things that had been engraved in my muscle memory; the home button and the Touch ID.
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— Bharat Nagpal (@Djkrimp) October 31, 2017
The iPhone X has a new modern edge to edge design, and with this the iPhone X also loses the home button, the most iconic iPhone feature since the launch of the first iPhone. Using an iPhone required a lot of interaction with the home button and Touch-ID sensor [...]
The new version of Apple’s OS, iOS 11 started rolling out to compatible devices on 19th of September. The new iOS 11 brings an overhaul of the control centre, notification panel and other new features. However, there is one hidden feature which hasn’t been talked about is the ability to scan QR codes directly from the camera app. All you need to do is point your phone to the QR code and your phone will instantly display relevant information.
This nifty little feature can come in handy in a lot of cases and might go unnoticed. In a case of shopping, simply pull out your iPhone, open the camera app and scan the QR code. A second later, a small notification will drop [...]
If you are an iPhone user, you must be used to the random popup asking for your Apple ID and password because of some app running in the background. It is as normal as it gets and we barely think twice before entering the password. However, there is a new phishing attack which can trick you into giving up your password and cause serious privacy concerns.
A blog post from developer Felix Krause explains how a fake popup could be easily used to trick someone into handing over their Apple ID and password. The developer explains that creating a fake popup doesn’t require extraordinary coding skills. Any iOS engineer can make the Apple ID password prompt and send that popup. [...]
The official roll out of the much-awaited iOS 11 began on September 19th. Soon after the release, there were reports of iOS 11 battery drain being 50% faster than that on the iOS 10. With iOS 11.0.1, Apple will be hoping to fix the battery issue.
The update is about 280mb in size and is compatible with all the devices that received the iOS 11 update a few days back. In order to check for the update, users need to go to Settings> General > Software Update to check for the update.
According to a data collected by analytics company Mixpanel, iOS 11 is installed on 25.28% of iOS devices after its official release on September 19th. According to the same report iOS 10 [...]
Apple is dropping Microsoft’s Bing as the default search platform for Siri, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Macs in favour of Google search.
According Apple. this move is to create a more “consistent web search experience” for its users, since Google is currently the default search engine on its Safari browser thanks to a reported $3 billion annual deal between the two companies. Bing, however, will continue to search for images for queries through Siri. A statement by Apple about the decision read:
Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web [...]
On September 12, Apple launched the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the much awaited iPhone X. Along with the high-profile launches, Apple also announced that the global rollout of iOS 11, which was announced at the WWDC 2017, will start seeding to compatible iPhones and iPads on September 19. Apple has always supported older devices unlike Android, and there is no surprise in the case of iOS 11 update as well, as the iPhone 5s will also updated to the new OS. A
As the official rollout has now begun, let’s take a look at the Top 5 new features of iOS 11 that should get you excited:New Control Center
The control center gets an overhaul here in iOS 11. You still have [...]
The launch of the iPhone 8 is upon us but, new leaks seize to fade out. The golden master version of the iOS 11 has been leaked, shedding more light on the features of the upcoming iPhone 8 and an LTE Apple Watch.
In the leak, there are references to FaceID, which might be the name of the new facial recognition system. There are images of the bezel-less display and a notch on top for the camera and sensors. The display of the device may feature True Tone support like the iPad Pro.
Two screenshots give us an idea about the new navigation system on the iPhone 8. Pulling upwards on the bar brings up the Home screen and a longer pull brings up the App [...]
Remember last year’s Taylor swift and Apple music collaboration, well Apple is back at it.
Rumours about the Siri integrated wireless charging have barely subsided and now Siri has been reported to star in a movie along with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
While most of us are busy bossing Siri around, the voice assistant has managed to get its own movie titled, The Rock x Siri: Dominate The Day. Dominating the day or not, Siri is definitely dominating Hollywood now.
Despite initially describing it as a “Movie”, Johnson now says that his partnership with Apple is a commercial.
Haha it’s a crazy fun commercial [...]
To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple has shown off some of the new emoji heading to iOS, MacOS and WatchOS later this year. The new emoji set include some interesting emojis, including a zombie emoji, a “mind blown” emoji, a new puke emoji and for overtime you needed to express a dinosaur in your conversations the new T-Rex dinosaur emoji.
Emojis have become popular of the past few years, and while every company showcases emojis differently, the essence of the conversation remains the same, and allows people to express what they are feeling in an otherwise bland textual conversation.
But Emoji also keeps up with the trends now days as Apple will also [...]