Apple accounts for 44% of all new device activations during Christmas

37% of the activated devices were phablets. Every year, Apple enjoys a big success during the Holiday shopping season and 2016 is not an exception. This year, Apple branded devices, phones and tablets, account for 44% of all new activations between December 19 and 25, according to Flurry. The report, based on data collected from hundreds of apps, shows that Apple products were more than two times more popular than Samsung devices (smartphones and tablets). Huawei was a distant third with a share of just 3%, followed by LG, Amazon, Oppo, Motorola and Xiaomi. Apple devices continue to be the[…]

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Next iPhones to feature super-sensitive OLED screen

Curved glass design expected for iPhone 8. Multiple sources point toward a curved OLED display panel for at least one version of the iPhone 8. But today’s rumors mentioned that Apple may have chosen the OLED display for all of the models in 2017, as this technology has many advantages over the current LCD. So far, we knew that Apple would launch a premium version of the iPhone 2017 that might use the curved screen similar to that presented in the Galaxy S7 Edge. The new report claims that the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple reportedly ordered[…]

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Super Mario Run arrives for iPhone and iPad

To unlock all 24 courses you need to pay $10. The popular game ‘Super Mario’ is now available in the App Store as a free download, but to unlock all courses you have to pay $10 in-app purchase. Nintendo has finally released their super-popular game for mobile devices, and iOS is the first platform to have the game in the catalog. The game is available for all countries, which means the possible audience for Super Mario on iOS is much larger than than Pokemon Go at launch. In fact, some analysts believe that Nintendo could not only reach the same[…]

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Public testers can try iOS 10.2.1 and MacOS Sierra 10.12.3

Apple seeds new public betas of iOS and macOS. Cupertino is rolling out new betas of iOS and macOS Sierra to interested public testers, only a day after these betas reached app developers. iOS is now up to version 10.2.1 in the public beta program, while macOS Sierra has been bumped to version 10.12.2. Beta testers who signed up for the program will receive the new iOS beta as an over-the-air update, while the update for Mac can be installed through the Software Update in App Store. These public betas don’t include any new features and visible changes, but they[…]

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Wireless AirPods delayed to Spring 2017 [Updated]

Problems with audio synchronization delays the AirPods. The new AirPods announced by Apple with the iPhone 7 line in September was supposed to go on sale in October, but not it seems that the product has been delayed to 2017. A source close to Apple has confirmed that the AirPods won’t launch this year due to manufacturing problems related to the wireless audio transmission and synchronization between the earpieces. AirPods’s design is significantly more complicated that the rest of the headphones using wireless Bluetooth technology. While the current products transmit the signal to just one earpiece, Apple has designed the[…]

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Samsung reportedly follows Apple in decision to remove the headphone jack

Galaxy S8 may not include a Headphone jack. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung knows that the company should offer the perfect flagship in 2017, and it is quite likely that this phone will be called the Galaxy S8. But the Korean Giant appears to be removing yet another feature most of the customers like – the headphone jack. After ditching user-replaceable batteries and SD card slots in favor of more premium-looking devices made of metal and glass, Samsung may follow Apple in a decision to abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack. According to information posted at SamMobile, Samsung will[…]

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How to improve your Privacy and security on iOS

Instantly improve your Privacy by tweaking the Settings. We keep so much personal information on our mobile devices that the companies know literally everything about us. Companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft track user’s behavior for the sake of the user experience, to serve more relevant ads, to learn more about our interests, hobbies and more. But this tracking comes at the expense of privacy. That’s why you should carefully consider the potential benefits of all features included in iOS 10. So below, we will teach you how to dramatically improve your privacy using a few simple steps: Disable the[…]

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iPhone 6s models suffer from sudden battery shutdowns

Problems in the manufacturing process lead to unexpected shutdowns. Apple launched a battery replacement program in November for some of the iPhone 6s devices which have been affected by unexpected battery shutdown. The problem affects the iPhone 6s device manufactured between September and October 2015. Now Apple reveals some more details about the problem. It seems that the affected devices contained a battery component exposed to controlled ambient air longer than it should have been. The result is that these batteries may degrade faster and iPhone 6s users may see their phones suddenly shut down. These shutdowns happen if the[…]

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Apple Pay expands to Spain with support for two banks

The payment service now works in 13 countries. Apple has announced an expansion of its payment solution in Spain. From today, December 1, users in Spain can pay securely using a supported iOS device in select stores and locations in the country. It’s worth mentioning that Apple Pay currently supports only two bank institutions in Spain – American Express and Banco de Santander. Credit and Debit cards issued by these two banks could be added to Apple Pay from day one, while support for more banks is expected to arrive later. After expanding to Spain, Apple Pay now works with[…]

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How to remove text labels for app icons on iOS 10’s home screen

How to temporarily remove the home screen labels on your iPhone. While iOS doesn’t have many customization options, you can’t do much with the appearance of your iPhone or iPad. All iOS devices look the same due to the nature of the platform which doesn’t encourage any changes in the look and feel, especially on the home screen. But after a few simple steps you could make the home screen unique. This tutorial has been developed by iDeviceHelp, and you will need an iOS10 device to temporarily hide the app labels. These labels will disappear until the iPhone / iPad[…]

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