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How to back up contacts & photos and switch from iPhone to Android

Back up contacts, photos and calendars with Google Drive. If you have an Android phone or tablet, and you want to transfer all your contacts, images and calendar from iPhone / iPad, then Google Drive is here to help you make a painless transition. No more cables and a long process of copying files, creating and uploading backups. Google Drive for iOS does all the hard work instead of you. Here are the steps to switch from iOS to Android: Download and install the Google Drive app on iOS. Run Google Drive, sign in using your account. Create an account[…]

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A historic quarter: In Q4 2016 Apple sold more phones than Samsung

Apple sold 78.3 million iPhones to beat Samsung in Q4 2016. While in the last quarter of 2016 Samsung was negatively impacted by the Note 7 battery problems, resulting in a decreased year-over-year smartphone sales, Apple’s iPhone managed to increase its popularity and reach new heights. In the quarter ending December 2016, Apple sold 77.5 million phones, a 3.5 million increase compared with Q4 2015. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple sold more phones than Samsung in the quarter – beating the Korean giant by 0.8 million units. However, for the whole 2016, Apple sold 215.4 million iPhones, which is not[…]

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Viber introduces disappearing messages, rich notifications and more

Viber updated with new features for iOS. A new update has been released to the messaging app Viber. The new version of Viber for iOS now supports rich notifications on iOS 10, allowing users to see the content of the messages on the notification screen. But the most interesting feature is called ‘Secret Messages’. All Viber users could specify how long a message (including a photo or video) will be visible after being viewed. The user could select 1, 3, 7 or 10 seconds, after which the message will disappear from the device. Viber on iOS now also supports sending[…]

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iPad sales down 19% in Q4 2016 compared with 2015

Apple sold 13.1 million tablets in the last quarter of 2016. Apple is selling fewer iPads, in a contrast to the good growth in other key areas including the iPhone sales. While Cupertino sold 16.1 million tablets in fourth quarter of 2015, the company sold only 13.1 million for the same period last year. According to a market report from Strategy Analytics, analyzed by Windows Phone Area, Apple’s share in the tablet market dropped from 23.2% in 2015 to 20.6% in Q4 2016. Android tablets are also suffering, shrinking from 44.9 million (65%) to 40.3 million (63%) for a year.[…]

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Apple finally removes 32-bit apps in iOS 11

Old 32-bit apps won’t work in iOS 11 or later. Apple has been pretty generous to all those Developers refusing to update their apps with support for 64-bit processors. But after a grace period of two years, the legacy apps won’t be able to work on iOS 11 or newer. Apple included a warning window in iOS 10.1 to inform the users that old apps can make their devices slower. But in the newly release iOS beta, the company is informing the users that these 32-bit apps won’t be supported in future versions of iOS – in this case, version[…]

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Apple releases iOS 10.3 with a new File system and other new features

Apple adds new features to iOS with version 10.3. First released to interested developers, iOS 10.3 Beta 1 brings new features and improvements to the Apple’s mobile OS. The company includes a new option to find lost AirPods, new File system, new animation, new Settings and more. Here is everything new in this release: File System – iOS 10.3 is the first release that uses Apple’s new APFS file system. The new file system in iOS is designed for better Flash / SSD performance, and includes features like space sharing, file cloning and more. iOS 10.3 also includes a new[…]

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iPhone 8 may offer Facial recognition and new Touch ID

Apple could use new biometric recognition for iPhone 8. Two independent analysts predict that Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone in September 2017 may include a new biometric recognition system. The first report comes from T. Arcuri, who is working for Cowen and Company. He believes that Apple will use a laser or infrared sensor for facial recognition near the front facing camera. Arcuri thinks that iPhone 8 may not have a fingerprint reader at all, but Apple may also decide to use both systems during the transition period. By offering both ways for identification, Apple’s iPhone will become far more secure[…]

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iPhone 8 to offer an IP68-rated water protection

Future iPhone models to offer improved water resistance. Apple designed the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to cover the IP67-rated water resistance standards, but the future iPhone 8 model is said to offer even better protection against water. As the IP67 standard is no longer a rare feature in the modern smartphones, the industry is moving to the next stage – IP68. Apple is expected to cover the standards for IP68 in 2017, so the iPhone 8 will be able to withstand 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, according to a report at the Korea Herald. As a comparison,[…]

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iPhone turns 10 years today

The original iPhone was unveiled on January 9, 2007. Today we are celebrating the 10th birthday of the most influential gadget of the 21-st century. The original iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs on the same very date, but ten years ago, in San Francisco. With the first iPhone, Apple revolutionized the mobile phone industry by combining a device for access to the Internet and a phone with a “giant” touchscreen and intuitive user interface. We had to wait six more months to be able to actually buy the iPhone in 2017. Since then, this smartphone brand has become the[…]

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Apple to release iOS 10.3 with a new ‘Theatre’ mode

First public betas of iOS 10.3 expected around mid-January. Developers and public testers of Apple’s iOS won’t need to wait much to get their hands on the first iOS 10.3 Beta. According to information posted on Twitter, Apple is going to roll out iOS 10.3 beta 1 on January 10. This is a preliminary schedule, and Apple’s plans may well change in the following days, so keep the January 10 date with a grain of salt. iOS 10.3 will not only bring performance and stability improvements to supported devices, but some new features as well. iOS 10.3 will have a[…]

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