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How to install public iOS Betas on your iPhone or iPad

You can download new iOS releases before the regular users Ahead of major iOS releases, Apple allows interested parties (regular users and developers) to download the beta software, report bugs and test the new features. All iPhone and iPad users who are eager to try new things before everyone, and those who don’t mind living with some software bugs, can install the latest public iOS beta right now. Here is how to install iOS beta releases: Create a back up using iTunes, so you could downgrade to the official iOS version if you need to. iCloud backups are not working[…]

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Deleted stock iOS apps will be just hidden, not deleted from iOS

Built-in apps deletion won’t actually delete the apps With iOS 10, Apple finally announced it would allow users to get rid of many of the pre-loaded apps such as Compass, Podcasts, Notes, Weather, iCloud Drive, Mail, Maps, and 11 others, which for many people was too good to be true. However, Apple explained later that when a user deletes a built-in app the app won’t be actually deleted, but just removed from the Home Screen and the system won’t be able to access it for default tasks and Siri commands. These apps could be ‘deleted’ like normal apps by holding[…]

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iOS 10 rich notifications

Improved notifications in iOS 10 won’t require 3D Touch

Apple promised rich notifications for devices without 3D-touch Among the most interesting new features in iOS 10, expected later in 2016, is the ability to interact with the notifications using 3D touch. This was very good news for all iPhone 6 owners, but the users with older devices initially seemed to be left out of the innovation around the lock screen notifications. Fortunately, even those customers with iPhone 5’s in the pocket can still benefit from the Lock screen improvements in iOS 10. Apple has today announced that 3D touch is not a requirement for the richer notifications, and even[…]

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Apple unveils iOS 10 with many improvements and new features

iOS 10 focuses on apps, lock screen, Siri and more Apple has just unveiled iOS 10, the next major version of the mobile OS, scheduled for a global release this fall with iPhone 7 and the new iPads, but already available for interested developers as a closed Beta. iOS 10 includes a number of interesting new features and improvements that will satisfy both regular users and app creators. Here is the list with all models that will receive the update to iOS 10: iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE iPad 4-gen, iPad Air, Air[…]

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Apple may face the first ever annual decline in smartphone sales

Nikkei predicts up to 220 million iPhone sales for 2016 Nikkei has published a new report about the expected iPhone sales for 2016. The report is based on several sources within the Apple’s supply chain. One of the major suppliers expects that the sales of new iPhones will drop on a year-to-year basis, while Nikkei even tries to predict the numbers by estimating that Apple will sell between 210 and 220 million iPhones for this year. The expected drop in comparison to 2015 has been supported by another reliable source – Foxconn. The company’s leader has recently commented that the[…]

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Official Xbox app now available for iOS devices

Microsoft rolls out a new Xbox app for iPhone and iPad Microsoft has released the revamped version of its Xbox app for iOS. The Xbox app debuted first for devices running Windows 10 (PCs, tablets and phones), but now Microsoft rolls out the same features to iOS and Android. The Xbox app for iOS is actually a revamped version of the old Xbox SmartGlass, but the new app looks a lot like its Windows 10 counterpart and offers the same features available on other platforms. Using the app, the iOS gamers will be able to buy titles from the Store,[…]

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Apple Pay reportedly expanding to online merchants

Apple to announce Apple Pay for websites at WWDC 2016 The company is planning to announce Apple Pay touch-to-pay transactions for select online retaliates in a move to expand the popularity of the payment service and challenge PayPal. The move means that online retailers will soon be able to accept payments through Apple Pay, which may endanger the position of PayPal as the only major mobile payment service for websites. Apple will reportedly announce the expansion of its in-house payment service to online merchants at WWDC 2016 next Monday. This is not the first time we hear rumors about tap[…]

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New iPhone 7 rumors: Intel LTE modems, dual-lens camera modules

LG Innotek to produce the dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Bloomberg and Business Korea have posted new stories about the upcoming iPhone 7. According to Bloomberg and their sources, iPhone 7 for AT&T and some other carriers around the globe will be equipped with the Intel’s LTE modems, while the Verizon’s version will use the traditional Qualcomm chips. The report also reveals that Intel may supply around 50% of the modems for the iPhone, after Apple and Intel worked closely together on optimizing the chipsets for the upcoming 2016 devices. This rumor was indirectly confirmed by the Qualcomm’s boss himself[…]

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iPhone owners now use their phones longer

Apple iPhone’s sales hit by fewer innovations and new carrier plans Mobile customers are now using their iPhones longer than in the past, according to a new study by CIRP. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveal that the iPhone users are switching to a new model three months later than they did in the past. The majority (66%) of the mobile users who upgraded to a new iPhone in June 2013 had a smartphone that is between 0 and 2 years old. In March 2016, those up to 2 years old iPhones were only 51%, according to the study. At the[…]

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Siri voice commands – a complete list

Make your life easier with Siri and iOS Siri, the iOS’s personal assistant, can help you a lot in many areas. Siri can get you home, play music, set reminders, check calendar, and much more. We’ve collected all important voice commands and questions in one place so you could use this comprehensive guide to ask Siri do things for you. Before the real commands, let’s see how to set up Siri. You need to manually enable Siri on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Navigate to Settings → General → Siri and turn the assistant on. Make sure you’ve connected to[…]

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