Showing posts with label ios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ios. Show all posts

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Apple's iOS 8.0.1 gets pulled after breaking TouchID and networks

Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1 after it emerged that the update was preventing some iPhone features from working correctly.
The update was designed to provide some minor bug fixes, and largely to make sure HealthKit was working correctly.
In reality, the software Apple pushed over actually stopped the TouchID sensor from working, as well as removing cellular data networks, for a large number of users.
A Redditor (hamy89) reported an official response from Apple via online chat that read: "we have identified an issue with the new iOS 8.0.1 release and our engineering team is hard at work to correct this for all of our customers as quickly as possible."
The message continued: "We greatly apologise for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience. As of right now there is not ETA on the fix but we will have one shortly."
Following the (unsurprising) internet furore, Apple offered a fix that would re-install iOS 8.
"We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and TouchID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1," reads the statement.
"We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days."
Unfortunately, re-installing iOS 8.0 means the Health app is not working once again, so it's not short of trading one problem for another.
This fiasco follows an on-going en masse complaint over iPhone 6 Plus handsets reportedly 'bending' or 'warping' for many users under normal usage.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nearly half of Apple's mobile users now have iOS 8

Apple's latest mobile operating system is now installed on 46% of devices since it began rolling out to users on the 17th October.
The new OS has yet to overtake iOS 7, which currently sits at a 49% adoption rate. There's several reasons for this.
For starters, many simply can't upgrade - iPhone 4 users for instance - as the new OS simply isn't supported on devices that old.
There's also likely a healthy contingent of Apple users who are happy to stick with iOS 7, either out of preference, or for performance reasons.
iOS 8 has been reported by many as causing a noticeable slow-down on some models, particular the iPhone 4S.
Alongside these groups, there'll also be many who simply just haven't got around to upgrading yet, or simply don't know how to.
The figures will have been especially bolstered after Apple managed to sell upwards of 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over the launch weekend, all of which will come with iOS 8 installed as standard.
Interestingly, there's also a remaining 5% of Apple device users running operating systems before iOS 7. That's old school.
The new statistics show up on Apple's developer support page for the App Store. It's handy for devs to know how many people are using a given OS, as incentive to provide app compatibility for olders systems.
By comparison, just 24.5% of Android users are using Google's latest 4.4 KitKat operating system.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, sapphire glass iWatch, NFC payments confirmed by new report

iPhone 6, 4.7-inch mockup, next to the iPhone 5SWe’re just a few days away from Apple’s special iPhone 6 event on September 9, and right on schedule the New York Times has published a detailed exposé — most likely leaked directly by the highest echelons of Apple — of everything that we can expect. We now have almost-certain confirmation that the iPhone 6 will come in two flavors — a 4.7-inch model, and a 5.5-inch phablety monster. Furthermore, Apple will also reveal its first new product since Tim Cook took the helm from Steve Jobs three years ago: the iWatch. Curiously, it sounds like the iWatch will also come in two different sizes. Near-field communication (NFC) will be available in both the iPhone 6 and iWatch, and Apple will announce partnerships with Amex, Visa, and MasterCard, allowing the Cupertino company to finally wade into the mobile payments/digital wallet arena. The iWatch will have a sapphire glass front, but the iPhone 6 might not.
At roughly the same time every year, Apple performs an unofficial official leak to one of the big US newspapers. Historically it has usually been the Wall Street Journal, but this year it’sthe New York Times. This unofficial “pre-release” from Apple usually serves as a tidy way to brush away some of the rumor mill’s more spurious predictions — and I’m sure the stock market likes it, too. In any case, while we can’t take the NYT’s story as hard fact, this is as good as it gets before Tim Cook and friends take to the stage of the Flint Center to officially unveil the new large-screen iPhone 6 and iWatch. The iPhone 6 is expected to be released a week or two after the September 9 event; the iWatch will probably open up for pre-orders, but won’t ship until 2015.
iPhone 6 dummies, in a range of colors
iPhone 6 dummies, in a range of colors
So, let’s get down to the details. The iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, one with a 4.7-inch screen, the other with a 5.5-inch screen. Unlike the iPhone 4 and 5, which were sharp-edged rectangles, the 6 will have “softer, tapered edges” — a bit like the iPad Air and Mini, in other words. There’s no word on screen resolution, but I would guess that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will have a 1920×1080 display, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 might step up to 2560×1440 (just like the LG G3 smartphone). Curiously the NYT piece doesn’t mention whether the iPhone 6 will have a sapphire glass front. Given various rumors and cost concerns, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple couldn’t quite hit scale and cost targets in time for the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 will have a “one-handed typing mode” to allay any concerns about your little thumb not being able to reach the far side of the screen.
For more iPhone 6 rumors, hit up our iPhone 6 rumor roundup post. The video below (sadly in Russian) is the best/final word on what the iPhone 6 will look like.

There’s also no word on the internal hardware specs of the iPhone 6, except that Apple is finally adopting near-field communication (NFC). Combined with the necessary partnerships (Visa, American Express, MasterCard), Apple will use the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 to offer some kind of mobile/contactless/digital wallet solution.
The iWatch, too, will also feature NFC. At the very least this will probably be used for easy pairing (tap-to-pair) between your iWatch and iPhone 6, but it would be pretty neat if you could pay for your bus or train ride by tapping your watch against the contactless payment reader. The NYT’s sources say that the iWatch will have a “unique, flexible screen” and come in two sizes (presumably for people with small and large wrists). There’s no word on whether the iWatch will be round, square, or rectangular, nor its internal hardware/software specs. It will have a sapphire glass front, however. The iWatch (or whatever it’s called) has lots of sensors and will “track movements and vital signs … much more accurately than existing fitness devices.” According to the NYT the iWatch will feature wireless charging — but I suspect it’ll also have a wired Lightning connector, unless Apple really wants to ship a wireless charging plate to every iWatch owner.
Apple iWatch/iBand concept

All in all, between the large-screen iPhone 6, iWatch, and NFC, it looks like Apple is delivering exactly what it needs to stay relevant in a mobile market that’s moving very quickly. While NFC is old tech by now, it clearly hasn’t yet managed to revolutionize the mobile/contactless payment world — at least not in the US, anyway (Google Wallet was released way back in 2011!) If Apple is finally getting into the NFC game, and has the partnerships to make it work on a broad scale, then it isn’t too hyperbolic to say that the iPhone 6 + iWatch + iOS 8 could kill the credit card. The larger-screen iPhone 6 and iWatch are less interesting in my eyes: They’re just a reactionary response to what’s happening over on Android’s side of the fence. I don’t think the world is quite ready for the smartwatch revolution, but I’d be happy if Apple proves me wrong.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Apple CarPlay: Is that all there is for now?

CarPlay featuredMaybe you’ve heard: Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto will replicate the richness of your smartphone onto the car’s big LCD display, with appropriate safeguards such as no videos while moving. If that’s what you heard, adjust your enthusiasm downward. What you’ll see at year’s end on the first CarPlay cars is a nice step forward — but it’s a baby step forward.
Here’s what we know about Apple CarPlay after seeing demos on several brands including Hyundai (main photo). Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. You can make calls, check contacts, and play music with CarPlay. But — headslap — you can do that now without CarPlay. With CarPlay, you can use the phone for navigation, but only one vendor’s app works: Apple’s not Google’s, nor anybody’s else’s. You can send and receive text messages but in the car with CarPlay engaged, you’ll only hear the texts, not see them.
Mercedes CarPlay dress shirt iPhone

Talk to Siri, not your car’s voice recognition

On the Apple CarPlay side, the news is not altogether bad. Apple’s Siri will provide voice control to manage CarPlay, not your car’s awful voice recognition. Most users, probably all users, will prefer Siri to what comes with the car for voice recognition.
For apps on your phone that aren’t CarPlay certified, you may be able to access them through Siri Eyes Free. Eyes Free exists already on some pre-CarPlay cars and is part of CarPlay. This gives you voice-only queries (meaning iPhone typing is not permitted) through the car’s microphone and you receive voice-only responses played through the car’s speakers. To access Siri Eyes Free, the driver typically taps and holds the car’s voice control button — long hold or double tap for Siri Eyes Free, single tap for the car’s voice input – and then ask the question. If the app is Eyes Free compatible, if your phone is in cellular range, and if you speak to Siri’s satisfaction, you should get a workable response except when Siri is busy right now, sorry.
As we noted in the Apple CarPlay backgrounder earlier in the year, this is the technology originally called iOS in the Car. Apple lost the dorky name, but Google — for now — is sticking with Google Android Auto. Score round one to Apple.
The car’s existing voice recognition remains a tool for communicating with the car’s entire infotainment system when you’re not using CarPlay. For CarPlay, you also can use the center stack controls, the touchscreen, and a cockpit control wheel (BMW iDrive and its followers). As Apple says, “If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay.” For both CarPlay and Eyes Free, when the phone is plugged in and either are running, the phone cannot be accessed directly.
Mercedes CarPlay screen croptop

Lockdown: Why CarPlay and Siri may annoy and disappoint

Here’s why you may feel Apple and your automaker gave you a half-full glass. Every iOS app has to be Apple-approved and a CarPlay app has to be approved again. That’s a big task, and for now a small list of approved apps. It currently includes music, phone and contacts, maps (Apple’s), texting (sort of, see below), and typically a switcher app that takes you back to the car’s native infotainment system. For now, there are a half-dozen available non-Apple apps: Beats Music (an Apple app now), iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and Podcasts. Notice the lack of Pandora and Google Maps.
With texting, the driver or passenger uses Siri to compose the text. Siri parses the voice input, plays it back in Siri’s voice, and if you approve it, sends it as a text to the recipient. You just hope “who’re” doesn’t go through as “hoer” or worse. A colleague recently had “parked” translated to a client as “porked.” The reply comes back to you as a voice text message while the phone is connected and stored on your iPhone as well, viewable once you disconnect. Most demos I saw got the sample text messages right, but not all. You correct the message by re-recording it. The potential for frustration may be high.
A handful of automakers, mostly the prestige German brands, currently display on-screen texts and snippets of e-mail you can see at a glance. But that’s when you’re outside CarPlay. Viewable text messages via CarPlay are most likely to work — if Apple buys in — on cars with dual-view LCD displays where the driver sees one view and the passenger sees a different view. Mercedes and Lexus have that.
All this only works if your phone is within range. Siri processes your voice in the cloud. That’s where an integrated car telematics modem with a rooftop antenna would have better range.
No automaker yet has announced a way that would give the passenger more permissions than the driver. Intel and Ford developed a prototype gesture tracking system, Mobii, that could tell if the passenger was the one doing input.
CarPlay requires current iPhones — iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5 — with Lightning connectors. If everyone turns their phones over every 24 months (the sealed battery is shot anyway), that should be minor. Merely annoying. If you’re investing $30,000-plus in a CarPlay car, you can spring for a new phone at the same time.
CarPlay requires a car with an LCD display and a CarPlay head unit. That means you need a new car. Even new models announced and shipped since CarPlay’s spring announcement may not work until later production. For instance, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, on sale since June and our Editors’ Choice among affordable midsize cars, will not be CarPlay compatible with early production. Mercedes-Benz will have limited backwards compatibility for previously built cars.
If you have CarPlay navigation, you may not need the automaker’s navigation. For now, most every new car navigation system is part of a package with other features you may want, such as premium audio, a sunroof, or leather seats. BMW, a CarPlay supporter, sells navigation separately, but it’s far cheaper in a package, and BMW’s navigation is so good you ought to buy it, especially when you’re in for fifty grand already on the car.

The good stuff

Volvo CarPlay verticalApple CarPlay does several things well. Most of all, you’ll probably be more comfortable with Siri as your voice input system. It’s a technology you know, use, and mostly like, except when it gets your clearly spoken request hopelessly garbled.
The CarPlay buttons are big and easy to tap. With an existing LCD display, who hasn’t tried to pick line one on the display of choices on a bumpy road and hit line two by mistake, so you end up being sent to 3500West Market Street instead of East several miles away?
Automakers have flexibility in design, even if they’re looking for more freedom. The icons look the same across the cars, although the icon to return to Hyundai’s non-CarPlay infotainment system looks different from the Mercedes-Benz icon, for instance. Volvo, which has a vertical center stack LCD, has modified CarPlay to look good that way (photo).
As CarPlay evolves, more apps will be certified and you’ll have a richer experience. You might be able to choose among several navigation apps and virtually all the streaming music services. But it’s slim pickings for now.

What about Google Android Auto?

Android Auto was announced last month. Just as CarPlay only works with iOS devices,Android Auto only works with Android phones. It offers the same core features as CarPlay: phone control and contacts, music control, text message composing and playback. Android Auto will have web search.
Compatible apps should include Google Maps, Google Play Music, MLB at Bat, Pandora Radio, Spotify, Songza, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Joyride and TuneIn. Although Google announced later than Apple, the expectation is that both should arrive at the same time, in late 2014. Automakers say they’re specifying radio head units that support both.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Apple sells its five hundred millionth iPhone

Apple has sold its 500 millionth iPhone. That’s nearly enough devices to fill the palms of everyone in the UK, France, Italy, and the USA combined.
Cupertino hit the 400 million milestone last July, but had only managed to flog 100-million units by the end of 2011, four years after the first iPhone.
The rumour mill has been busy churning out new tidbits about the upcoming release of the iPhone 6 later this year, which will undoubtedly have the sales figures climbing once again.
Surprisingly, Apple didn’t make a big fuss about their latest achievement. We saw the company celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac earlier this year, similarly extolling the 50 billionth app store download in May 2013.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Apple Patents An iPhone Camera Remote With Built-In Display

Apple has been granted a patent (via AppleInsider) for a wireless iPhone camera remote control, which has a built-in display for previewing and reviewing photos, and shutter buttons for both still and movies, as well as a way to switch camera modes remotely and full media playback controls. The device would connect to an iPhone or other mobile iOS device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The camera could even be used to launch the camera app if it’s not active, which is a feature that isn’t necessarily available to current third-party iPhone Bluetooth camera remotes. Plus, Apple’s specific piece of unique technological innovation here is that the remote could receive and display notifications about the camera’s status, telling a user that a picture was successfully taken, or that focus lock has been achieved, etc., which is something that current iterations don’t offer.
The accessory would be a bit of a departure for Apple, in terms of this thing actually getting made, but the company has been known to create accessories specific to photography in the past, including the iPod and iPad camera connection kit adapters. Camera and camera tech has long been one of the iPhone’s key selling points, and despite the rise in the number of feature gimmicks in competitor devices, Cupertino still gets a lot of praise for the image quality of photos taken on its mobile products.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Apple’s CarPlay will put iOS on your dash, already has critical mass of car makers on board

CarPlayAppleAppsApple rolled out its CarPlay iPhone connection for cars at the Geneva Motor Show this week with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo demonstrating the application, and 13 other automakers also signed on to ship “down the road,” as Apple copywriters put it. CarPlay replicates the iPhone interface on the car’s center stack display, uses the car’s built-in controls, and takes orders from Siri as well. It goes far beyond Siri Eyes Free. 
Mercedes-Benz - Apple "CarPlay"

How it works, what you get

Any car with a USB jack or streaming Bluetooth is capable of playing music and hands-free calling from an iPhone. CarPlay adds significant robustness through the replication of the iPhone display on the center stack display and the ability to call on more of the functionality of your phone.
Apple Maps is supported for navigation. Apple says CarPlay intuits possible destinations from recent calls and messages you’ve gotten. Free navigation from your iPhone might make it tough for automakers to charge more than a couple hundred dollars for built-in navigation. If a car costs less than $20,000, some automakers might just give up. They’ll be stuck with the cost of putting in an LCD display ($100), but they may be stuck with unsold cars if they don’t and the completion does.
Apple says CarPlay provides access to music, podcasts, and audiobooks, as before with simpler USB or Bluetooth connections. CarPlay supports iTunes Radio as well as selected third-party apps, such as Beats Radio, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Critical mass for CarPlay on day one

CarPlay is a sudden rebranding of Apple’s iOS in the Car rolled out at Apple’s June 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference. The term is a play on AirPlay, Apple’s system to stream audio, video, images and web content through the house.
Who’s on board among automakers? Just about everybody. In addition to the Geneva Motor Show featured trio of Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo (photo above), others with announced plans include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp. Since most have multiple brands, it’s more than two dozen car brands. The biggest missing name is Volkswagen Group, the world’s number three automaker, which also includes Audi, Bentley and Porsche.

Is Android in trouble? Hardly

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-ClassNo automaker wants to be locked into a single smartphone operating system. None can ignore Android, since it has more market share than Apple, albeit spread across multiple brands with slight differences that drive compatibility testers crazy. Mercedes-Benz announced CarPlay will debut this year in the new 2015 C-Class (photo right), and made pointed reference to Google. In the first paragraph of the C-Class release, Mercedes said, “As soon as Google brings its own in-car infotainment system to market, Mercedes-Benz customers will also be able to enjoy the world of Android in their cars.”
Mercedes noted it “has already shown to impressive effect how an Android-based in-car infotainment system could look like” back in 2011. What you’re hearing is the technology giants among automakers reminding the world of the importance of the car controls, screen size, and ability to satisfy more than one brand of phone owners.
If Google and Android are doing okay, the advance of sophisticated car-to-smartphone links puts pressure on Microsoft Windows Phone and BlackBerry. If they don’t match what iOS and Android phone makers offer in car-phone relationships, their sales will slump further. At least BlackBerry Ltd. got smart buying the QNX operating system, which is the market leader for in-car operating systems, followed by Microsoft, which recently lost the Ford Sync business to BlackBerry and QNX.
Next page: Reading between the lines of Apple’s far-too-optimistic press release

This Is How The iPhone 6C Could Look Like (Video)

All the talk is about the iPhone 6 but none about the iPhone 6c. In fact there is absolutely no rumors or reports regarding Apple making a  new version of the iPhone 5c – Apple’s supposedly cheaper version of the iPhone 5. Well if you had been thinking what an iPhone 6c could look like, look no further. Check out this concept video of how the iPhone 6c could look like.

iPhone 6c Video

Apple released iPhone 5c, a $100 cheaper version of the iPhone 5S. Apple was expecting it to be a hit just like every other iPhone but they were wrong; in fact, even Tim Cook was surprised that the iPhone 5c wasn’t a success.
If Apple wants the new version of the “C” series to be popular then I suggest they should look at this concept video of the iPhone 6c. It has some stunning features which I think will be incorporated in the iPhone 6.

This concept of the iPhone 6c features:
  • 4.7 inch Retina Display.
  • 8 MP Camera, True Tone Flash.
  • 120 fps Video Recording.
  • Touch ID Sensor.
  • White/Black Front Panel.
  • Full Black Model.
  • 116 Grams.
  • 7.1 Depth.
  • Mini Aux ( As in iPhone 6 Concept).
  • Stereo Sound in/out.
  • Lightning 2 ( Faster Charging And Data Transfer).
Well without wasting any more time, check out the concept video of the iPhone 6c below:

Well what do you think about this concept of the iPhone 6c? Personally this seems great and many people would actually buy this smartphone if the price difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6c is substantial.
Via: Maypalo

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

iOS in the Car video reveals drastically improved navigation

7.1 user interface
It’s been over half a year since Apple announced iOS in the Car integration with over a dozen automakers, and we’ve not heard much from Cupertino about this feature since then. Today, a video leaked that shows off exactly what the interface currently looks like, and it’s quite promising. It’s still just an emulation running in OS X, but it does give us a solid idea of what we can expect from 2014′s in-dash user experience.
In this YouTube video, a developer named Steven Troughton-Smith walks us through the “iOS in the Car” interface with a build designed for iOS 7.0.3. While the build shown here is limited in scope, it does showcase some very valuable information. For example, it does support touchscreens and multiple resolutions, but it doesn’t support third-party apps or multitasking. Interestingly, it doesn’t seem to have a virtual keyboard interface either. Instead, voice recognition will serve as the main form of input. Dictation is still handled in the cloud, so hopefully Siri won’t collapse under the pressure.
iOS in a car

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Nokia’s Android smartphone looks a lot like Windows Phone, should be released in 2014

Nokia's Normandy phone interface, looks a lot like Windows PhoneNokia's Normandy hardware: Almost final, by the looks of thingsNormandy's interface, which looks a lot like Windows Phone [Image credit: Evleaks]Skype, phone dialler, and other apps on Nokia's Normandy deviceNew photos of Nokia’s upcoming Android handset, code named Normandy, have leaked — and rather oddly, it appears the standard Android UI has been stripped out and replaced with something that looks a bit like Windows Phone. In a separate leak, it would appear that the Normandy hardware design, which looks almost identical to a Nokia Lumia handset, is near-final. It would seem that, despite the imminent finalization of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, this rather odd device is still on schedule to be released this year.For the last few years, and despite the Microsoft acquisition, there has been a persistent rumor that Nokia is working on an Android phone. We always assumed that this was an internal test — a prototypical “what if?” and nothing more. It is not unusual for hardware companies to try out different architectures internally — it simply isn’t sensible to have all of your eggs in one (Windows Phone) basket, after all. In short, we always thought that Normandy was a backup in case Symbian, Asha, or Windows Phone didn’t work out. Now that we have photos of near-final hardware, though, it’s pretty clear that Normandy isn’t just an internal prototype.
We won’t say much about Normandy’s hardware design, because it’s basically the same as Nokia’s Lumia line of phones but with a single Back button at the bottom. Instead, we’re going to talk about the software. As you can see in the image below, Normandy is running a version of Android that has been tailored to look a lot like Windows Phone — or, perhaps, a more colorful and grid-like variant of Symbian. Not only do some of the icons look very similar to their Windows 8/Windows Phone counterparts, but there’s also the interesting inclusion of Skype and Here Maps (which are presumably installed by default). The right side of the image seems to show a notification tray — but it might also be an app launcher, or some mix of the two.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Download iOS 7.1 Beta 2 For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Apple has just released iOS 7.1 beta 2 to developers, so those of you who have Apple developer accounts can head over to the dev center and download iOS 7.1 beta 2. This is the second version of the iOS 7.1 series, so we are expecting some bug fixes and other improvements.

iOS 7.1 Beta 2

It has been almost a month since Apple released iOS 7.1 beta to developers. But today, it seems, the second beta version has been ready and made available for developers todownload.
Right now we do not have the release notes for iOS 7.1 beta 2 but as soon as they are available we will post them. But as with most beta version upgrades, iOS 7.1 beta 2 is very likely to fix some bugs and minor improvements – nothing major here. But maybe Apple has changed some major things, we are downloading and will let you know once it is installed.
iOS 7.1 logo
To download and install iOS 7.1 beta 2, you must have a developer account and your UDID registered with Apple. Those of you who have developers accounts can download iOS 7.1 beta 2 right now.
iOS 7.1 beta 2 is available  for download for the following devices:
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPod touch 5     

Saturday, 7 December 2013

iPhone 5C

iPhoen 5C
What's this? A new iPhone not making it into the top five? Wait... not even the top ten?
Well, you can't really blame us. This isn't a new iPhone - it's last year's device in brand new package with more colours to choose from.
There are more LTE bands to choose from too, which is important to UK buyers as it means it can give superfast speeds from all the networks.
It's still a really rather good phone, with the Retina display still giving market-leading colour reproduction, a strong camera and the best App Store around.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Download mSpy To Secretly Track iPhone, Android & Blackberry Smartphones!

Once in a while, an app comes that just makes you think twice about what you are doing. mSpy is one of those apps, and by far one of the best at what it does. So what does it do exactly? Well it’s an app that secretly tracks everything you do on a smartphone! And, it is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry! Check out the details below.

mSpy Tracking App

mSpy is surprisingly a legal application for your smartphone, the reason this being legal is, it has some benefits but on the downside it has some serious privacy implications. mSpy can track almost everything on your smartphone; it’s extremely terrifying!
Once you download and install mSpy app for your iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphone, it starts doing its work. It identifies a person as a “target” and starts tracking everything; ranging from keystrokes to SMS to videos. You name it – it tracks it.
I asked the developer behind the mSpy app and this is what he had to say about how the app works:
Our application works the way that you install it directly on the phone that you want to monitor (physically accessing the device) and after that all of the available information from the target device is delivered to your personal mSpy online control panel, which you can access from any other device with internet connection – your pc, laptop, phone or tablet.
The less worrying thing is that, to install mSpy on your smartphone or tablet, you need to have direct access to it. So it can not be done simply by sending out a file to another person’s smartphone.
Here is a list of things that mSpy app can track:
  • SMS.
  • Call History
  • GPS Locations.
  • Contact list.
  • Photos.
  • Videos.
  • Recording Surroundings.
  • Emails.
  • Memos.
  • Events.
  • Browser History/Bookmarks.
  • Installed App.
  • Restrict Incoming Calls 
  • Block URL’s
  • Block Phone
  • Block/Unblock App
  • Select Preferred Internet Provider
  • Whatsapp and Skype MSG/Call logs
  • MMS + iMessage 
The Android version of mSpy can not only do the above but it can also read your messages on Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Skype and Gmail. But for these, your Android phone should be rooted.
For iPhone and iPad, your iOS devices should be jailbroken. No doubt about that.
mSpy messages
mSpy app can be downloaded by heading over to But do note that this service to track everything starts at $40 per month.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

iOS 7.1 Released! Download iOS 7.1 Beta For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (Link)

Apple has just released iOS 7.1 beta for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Those of you who are developers can head over to the dev center and download iOS 7.1 beta for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. So what exactly is new in this beta of iOS 7.1? Well check out the details regarding iOS 7.1 beta below.

Download iOS 7.1

Only a few moments ago, Apple released the latest build of iOS 7.1 to developers. This is the first beta version of iOS 7.1. As this has just been released, we do not have the change log of this version yet. We will update the post as soon as the change log is released (see update).
Those of you who are developers can head over to the dev center and start downloading iOS 7.1 beta.
iOS 7.1 beta supports the following Apple products:
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S.
  • iPhone 4.
  • iPad 2.
  • iPad 3.
  • iPad 4.
  • iPad Air.
  • iPad mini.
  • iPod touch 5.
iOS 7.1 BETA
You can download iOS 7.1 beta from the download link below. But please note that you must be a developer to download this version of iOS 7.
Download iOS 7.1 beta

iOS 7.1 beta change log

iOS 7.1 brings some massive bug fixes, and when I say massive I literally. It brings bug fixes ranging from Bluetooth to notes to iTunes-related work. See the full change log below:
  • New notification message. It now says “No notifications”, instead of “No missed notifications”.
  • New Yahoo! logo and a new weather app logo.
  • New options which show “Upload Burst photos”.
  • Ability to use a new “Dark Keyboard”.
iOS 7.1
If you have downloaded iOS 7.1 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Post the changes you have noticed in the comment section below.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

How will iOS 8 look like ? (Concept Image)

Apple released iOS 7 with a huge fanfare. Marked as the most radical design change since the original iOS for the iPhone. And, without a doubt iOS 7 was indeed a huge improvement with major aesthetic changes. Well it is about time we started receiving concepts for iOS 8 – Apple’s next  generation operating system for mobile devices. Check out this new concept for iOS 8 below.

iOS 8 Concept

Whenever Apple launches a new product or a major software upgrade, people do not waste time in thinking what the next version will be like. So the same goes for iOS 7.
Apple has released iOS 7 to all capable devices and right now we are on iOS 7.0.4, but there’s always something in our mind on what Apple has in store for us. This is where concept artists come in. They create beautiful renders (sometimes not) of what the next version will be like. So keeping with that tradition we have the concept for iOS 8.
iOS 8 logo
Right now we have absolutely no idea on how iOS 8 is going to look like. There are no “leaked” reports or just plain ‘ol rumors. So that leaves concept artists to create some stunning piece of work.
So let’s take a look at what this iOS 8 is all about.
The picture below shows some of the new features iOS 8 might include. It starts with a completely redesigned home screen for the iPhone in iOS 8. The home screen gives you  more information such as news updates, Twitter feed, stocks, weather and much more.
Well without wasting any more time check out what iOS 8 might look like.
iOS 8 concept

Friday, 15 November 2013

Download BBM iPad & iPod Touch (Link)

It has finally come to iPad and iPod touch. Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry’s most popular tool in staying in the smartphone market is now available on the iPad and iPod touch! Yes folks, those of you who were waiting for BBM to be available for the iPad and iPod touch should now rejoice. Download BBM for iPad and iPod touch from the download  link below.

Download BBM iPad & iPod Touch

Blackberry Messenger, or commonly known as BBM initially launched on the iPhone and Android smartphones couple of weeks back. The response was so immense that Blackberry had to start a que system for people to use the BBM service. Just goes to show how popular BBM is even though Blackberry smartphones have lost a huge chunk of smartphone market share.
Although previously there was a waiting system for people to use BBM but it seems that those of you who are downloading BBM for iPad and iPod touch won’t have to wait. Download it and start messaging your friends and family!
Here is the change log for the new version of BBM:
  • Support for iPod and iPad.
  • Invite BBM contacts to BBM Groups by Email.
  • Tell your friends’ feature helps you connect with friends on BBM.
  • Quickly share your BBM PIN and PIN bar code to your social networks.
  • Fixes an issue where some users would be missing BBM Contact names.
  • Resolves some issues experienced in right to left language support.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
This is definitely great news for those people with iPad and iPod touch, as they will finally be able to download BBM for iPad and iPod touch. This way it gives those Wi-Fi only devices a means to text friends and family on non-iOS devices. BBM is a cross-platform messaging service unlike any other!
Those of you who have used Blackberry Messenger on any other device should just go ahead and download BBM from the link below. But if this is the first time you are downloading BBM for your electronic device – well,  just download it anyway.
Download BBM for iPad, iPod Touch, & iPhone.
People who have downloaded BBM for iPad and iPod touch are mentioning that it is just a stretched-out version of the iPhone version. Well we are expecting a more personalized version for the iPad and iPod touch in the coming weeks, so don’t complain too much.

Direct Download Links For iOS 7.0.4! (Links)

 Apple has just released iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It brings some bug fixes and other improvements, so it is a must-have download for your iOS device. We have thedirect download links for iOS 7.0.4 below. So go ahead and download iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Download iOS 7.0.4

iOS 7.0.4 is a general update mostly aimed at fixing bugs and bringing other improvements to Apple’s iOS devices fleet. It is a 17.0 MB upgrade (iPhone 5 via OTA) and can vary for other devices.
The change log for iOS 7.0.4 is:
Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.
Those of you who want to quickly update their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 7.0.4 can do so by heading to Settings > General > Software update. But if you want the direct downloadlinks for iOS 7.0.4 then we have them below.

So go ahead and start downloading iOS 7.0.4!
    • Apple TV 2G (AppleTV2,1) version 6.0.2 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) version 6.0.2 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • AppleTV3,2 (AppleTV3,2) version 6.0.2 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad2,4 (iPad2,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad Mini (GSM) (iPad2,6) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad Mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 3 (GSM) (iPad3,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 3 (CDMA) (iPad3,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 4 (GSM) (iPad3,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad 4 (CDMA) (iPad3,6) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad4,1 (iPad4,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad4,2 (iPad4,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad4,4 (iPad4,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPad4,5 (iPad4,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 4 (GSM) (iPhone3,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 4 (GSM) (2012) (iPhone3,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 4 (CDMA) (iPhone3,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 5 (GSM) (iPhone5,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone 5 (CDMA) (iPhone5,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone5,3 (iPhone5,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone5,4 (iPhone5,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone6,1 (iPhone6,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPhone6,2 (iPhone6,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download

    • iPod touch 4G (iPod4,1) version 6.1.5 (Build 10B400), Download

  • iPod touch 5G (iPod5,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download


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