iPhone X

Pre-approval ‘Upgrade to iPhone X’ program now live

Apple Store app now allows you to get pre-approved for iPhone X. Pre-orders for the iPhone X goes live on October 27, but if you are eligible for the iPhone Upgrade Program you can download the Apple Store app and get pre-approved for an iPhone X ahead of pre-orders and official launch. Keep in mind that Apple has launched the pre-approval program for a limited time only, and this option may disappear once the pre-orders starts later this week. You can qualify for the iPhone Upgrade Program if you have paid at least 12 monthly payments for an existing model.[…]

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Apple Pay debuts in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and UAE

NFC-based payments coming to more countries. Apple has just launched its contactless payments in four new countries – Finland, Denmark, Sweden and UAE. There only a few banks supporting the NFC-based payments in these countries, but hopefully more will be added soon. In Sweden, ApplePay supports both debit and credit cards from Nordea and ST1. Customers of Jyske Bank with Debit cards can pay using their modern Apppe devices in Denmark, as well as customers of Nordea with Visa Debit and Credit cards. In Finland, the banks supporting Apple Pay are Nordea and ST1, while in the United Arab Emirates[…]

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app notification badges on iOS

How to hide the app notification badges on iOS

Tips: remove the notification badges from the app icons. We previously told you how to remove the text labels for app icons on your iPhone’s home screen. However, for some reason you may also want to hide the red notification badges for apps. For example, the mail app icon may constantly show that you have a thousand unread emails, as you rarely read them and just ignore them. If keep ignoring the badges, however, your start screen may become really annoying for the eyes. That’s why it may be a good idea to stop the device from displaying the notification[…]

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Foxconn and Apple to discuss iPhone X production issues

Analysts predict 2-3 million devices at launch. Apple is releasing the iPhone X model next month, but the company is still having production issues with its main partner Foxconn. According to Nikkei, Apple will meet Foxconn this week to discuss the production issues of iPhone X and possibly solve them. Previous news has indicated that Apple might have problems with the 3D front-camera sensors, manufactured by Sharp and LG, that are holding up production. Although the production has improved over the past two weeks, the yield rate is still not at the desired level. Moreover, by the end of this[…]

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Animoji

Apple may have to pay to use the Animoji trademark

A lawsuit against Apple for using the Animoji name. A company registered in Japan, called Emonster k.k, has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the USA for infringing the Animoji trademark and name. Apple announced in September a new feature for the iPhone X model, allowing you to scan your face with the front camera and create an animated version of your face. It appears that Apple was aware of the trademark registered in 2015 from the United States Patent & trademark Office, as the company tried to purchase the name this year – without a success. The Japananese company[…]

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Apple rolls out iOS 11.1 Beta IV to public testers and developers

Fourth beta of iOS 11.1 is available for download. Less than a week after Apple released the third public beta of iOS 11.1, the company is ready with the fourth cumulative update for public beta testers and developers. iOS 11.1 beta IV is available from the Developer center and as an OTA update for supported iPhone and iPad. Apple has probably fixes some bugs here and there in this release as there are no visible new features, ahead of the official launch of iOS 11.1 later this year. The first major update to iOS 11 brings new Emoji Unicode 10,[…]

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Cortana gets a fresh new look on iOS

Cortana gets a fresh new look on iOS

Microsoft improved the AI assistant on iOS. Redmond-based software giant keeps improving its software available on non-Windows platforms. Today, Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Cortana app on iOS, introducing the new interface and some welcomed improvements. The new Cortana update focuses on better user experience through a simple, revamped interface. Microsoft says that Cortana has become easier to use on the iOS platform, thanks to its redesigned settings and profile pages. Additionally, Microsoft has improved the performance of Cortana, and squashed some bugs too. Here is the changelog of the update: We are bringing major updates to[…]

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iPhone 8

iPhone 8 production halved as everyone waits the iPhone X

Apple shares drop 2% after the 50% production cut. Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might not be outselling the last year’s iPhone 7/7 Plus, but the company’s biggest weapon has not been launched just yet. The iPhone X, the special model announced along with the regular iPhone 8 line, is coming to the market next month possibly attracting customers with its innovative hardware and software features. We are now hearing that Apple has reduced the orders for the iPhone 8 line for November and December by 50%, which is not unexpected news. But the problem for Apple is[…]

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Gmail app

Gmail for iOS may soon open to third-party email accounts

Gmail beta program for iOS now supports Outlook, Yahoo and other email accounts. Google has recently started a test flight program for Gmail on iOS, allowing approved beta testers to access third-party email accounts like Microsoft’s Outlook or Yahoo. Gmail for iOS never had this functionally, now forcing customers to install other apps if they want to add non-Gmail email accounts. Fortunately, Google may soon open to these alternative email accounts, so you could check multiple emails from a single app. For now, the beta testing is not open to the general public – you have to apply for the[…]

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facebook explore feed

Facebook starts testing ‘Explore Feed’ on desktop and mobile

Explore Feed includes selected posts from people you don’t follow. Facebook has confirmed about a new feature coming soon to everyone visiting the social network from mobile devices or desktop computers. Called ‘Explore Feed’, it aims to provide content that Facebook thinks is suitable for you. In the Explore Feed you won’t see posts, photos and videos from your friends. Instead, this section will let you discover pages and users you might be interested in. Facebook released a statement (via TechCrunch) in which the company explains that popular posts will be automatically customized and presented to you in the new[…]

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