iPhone 7 Bluetooth Problem

Now even Bluetooth isn’t working on some iPhone 7 devices

By on September 29, 2016 at 4:25 PM.

Now even Bluetooth isn’t working on some iPhone 7 devices

Apple, September 7th: “It takes courage to kill the headphone jack, but it’s fine, because you can just connect to everything with Bluetooth!” Uh, about that.

Numerous reports are coming in saying that the iPhone 7 has big problems connecting to in-car Bluetooth. Problems range from BMWs to Kias to my own Ford, and include audio cut-out or problems connecting. Given that I can’t use the aux-in cable and also charge my phone, this is a very real problem.

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How to stop your smartphone battery from exploding

How to stop your smartphone battery from exploding

By on September 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM.

2016 may be remembered as the year self-driving cars started to become a thing, or as a low point for American democracy. But it will also be remembered as the time that expensive electronics started doubling as handwarmers.

Apple and Samsung devices (and washing machines!) have started going boom with slightly worrying regularity, all because of the sometimes-unstable power source lingering inside. Here’s how to keep your lithium-ion-using device at a safe and non-explosive temperature.

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a short time

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a short time

By on September 29, 2016 at 12:14 PM.

Today’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is all about games. Games, games and more games! Okay, we also have some other categories covered in today’s post, but remember that these sales could end at any time so be sure to check them out now. More →

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iPhone 8 Rumors Glass Casing Metal Frame

A top Apple insider just reported key details about the iPhone 8

A top Apple insider just reported key details about the iPhone 8

By on September 29, 2016 at 11:20 AM.

One day after an unnamed Apple employee shared details about the iPhone 8 with a reporter, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a note with clients outlining his own expectations for the 2017 devices, which he believes will feature a glass casing, a metal frame and something special for the high-end model.

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iPhone 7 Exploding

Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding

Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding

By on September 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM.

The world’s leading smartphone makers just can’t stop copying each other. While the company has certainly improved its image over the past few years, Samsung is likely most famous for being an Apple copycat. After all, the company was sued repeatedly by Apple for stealing its technology and designs. And as we all learned, things got so crazy at one point that Samsung even created a 132-page internal document to help its engineers copy the iPhone pixel by pixel. Of course, Apple is hardly innocent in all this. The iPhone maker has aped plenty of features from Android in recent years, and it probably never would have made iPhones with large displays if Samsung hadn’t paved the way.

But now, things have gone way too far… More →

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Apple Music takes top honors in music streaming customer satisfaction study

By on September 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Apple Music takes top honors in music streaming customer satisfaction study

Although it isn’t as popular as Spotify (yet), Apple Music has apparently done a better job of satisfying paying customers. This week, J.D. Power shared the results of its first streaming music satisfaction survey, and Apple Music came out on top.

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MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date October

Fresh MacBooks are coming in late October, according to new report

By on September 28, 2016 at 5:45 PM.

Fresh MacBooks are coming in late October, according to new report

Earlier this month, just days after Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2 on stage in San Francisco, a curious fan sent an email to Tim Cook asking whether or not the company was moving away from the Mac line. “I love the Mac and we are very committed to it,” Cook responded. “Stay tuned.”

If the latest reports are true, we won’t have to stay tuned much longer.

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iOS 10 Tips and Tricks

All the best new features in iOS 10 Messages

By on September 28, 2016 at 3:48 PM.

All the best new features in iOS 10 Messages

One of the apps that got the most redesign love in iOS 10 is Messages. The little chat bubble is now a lot more than a texting app, with its own app store and the ability to send a lot more than just texts.

But with great features comes great confusion, and not all the settings are immediately obvious. Here’s all the new stuff you should actually care about.

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iOS 10 vs iOS 9 Users

iOS 10 is already bigger than iOS 9

By on September 28, 2016 at 2:33 PM.

iOS 10 is already bigger than iOS 9

Just over two weeks after Apple released iOS 10, it has already overtaken its predecessor. As of Wednesday, September 28th, iOS 10 has jumped to 48% of the total iOS market share, while iOS 9 has fallen to 47%.

Having launched on September 13th, it took iOS 10 just 15 days to become the most popular version of the software, according to Mixpanel’s data.

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Apple New HQ

Apple’s newest HQ is a perfect super-villain hangout

By on September 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM.

Apple’s newest HQ is a perfect super-villain hangout

Apple is in the process of building a giant new “spaceship” HQ at its traditional location in Cupertino, California. But when it’s finally done, it may not be the most striking building in the company’s collection.

Earlier today, Apple announced that it will move into Battersea Power Station, a former coal-fired power station on the River Thames in London. It’s the opposite of a modern building — it’s a hulking monument to heavy industry that’s been sitting unused for decades. And it’s the perfect place for Apple to open an office.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

11 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on September 28, 2016 at 12:28 PM.

Today’s list of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a solid one, packed with 11 different apps that span all sorts of categories. And of course if 11 apps aren’t enough for you for some reason, you’ll find even more freebies in yesterday’s post that haven’t yet expired. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Features

No one is talking about the game-changing new iPhone 7 Plus feature coming in iOS 10.1

No one is talking about the game-changing new iPhone 7 Plus feature coming in iOS 10.1

By on September 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM.

One week ago today, Apple’s released its first iOS 10.1 beta for iPhone and iPad developers (as well as anyone out there with a developer account). The new software packed a number of bug fixes and enhancements, but the star of the show was the addition of Apple’s new Portrait Mode feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. Using Portrait Mode, the dual camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus creates a “bokeh” effect, subtly blurring the background of an image and creating an effect that resembles a photo captured by a DSLR. You can check out this post to see how the quality of Portrait Mode photos actually compares to DSLR shots.

Portrait Mode is a hotly anticipated feature for every iPhone 7 Plus owner out there, and it already works quite well in the first iOS 10.1 beta if you want to give it a shot. But there’s another new feature in iOS 10.1 that no one is talking about right now, and it’s going to be an even bigger deal for iPhone 7 Plus users than Portrait Mode. More →

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