iPhone 6s Tricks And Secrets

5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone

5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone

By on February 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

We recently published an article titled “25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden” and it was one of our most popular iPhone posts ever. Why? Because over the years, iOS has grown more and more feature-rich, which means there are more and more features that get lost in the shuffle for many users.

Simply put, there is no way to remember everything the iPhone can do. I have even spoken to people who work at Apple who learn things they didn’t know from the tips and tricks content we publish.

Our last post covered 25 hidden features and some of them are awesome — if you haven’t checked it out already, you really should. As we mentioned though, we’ll continue to post nifty how-to content covering hidden features as we find it because you can never know too much about your smartphone. More →

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Touch ID Error 53

iPhone Touch ID ‘Error 53’ issue may result in class-action lawsuits against Apple

By on February 8, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

iPhone Touch ID ‘Error 53’ issue may result in class-action lawsuits against Apple

Touch ID functionality on the iPhone is incredibly powerful and convenient. Not only does it make the unlocking process much more efficient, it also powers Apple Pay which enables users to pay for goods and services using only a fingerprint. Because Touch ID plays such an integral role in the iOS user experience, Apple has naturally enacted a number of security measures around the feature.

Unfortunately, those security measures can sometimes have unintended consequences, something that many iPhone 6 owners have reportedly started learning the hard way. According to a number of reports that began surfacing last week, iPhone 6 owners who had the Touch ID component of their iPhone repaired by third-party contractors are finding that their iPhones have become bricked after upgrading to either iOS 9 or later, only leaving users with a mysterious “Error 53” message.

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Galaxy S7 Edge Photos

First ever live photo of the Galaxy S7 edge has now leaked

By on February 8, 2016 at 3:03 PM.

First ever live photo of the Galaxy S7 edge has now leaked

All of the puzzle pieces are quickly falling into place now that the official unveiling of Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones is just a few weeks away. Early Monday morning a leak revealed the first live photo ever of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7, which is set to debut on February 21st during a press conference in Spain. Unfortunately, that photo only showed the back of the phone so there were still some unanswered questions as far as the handset’s design is concerned.

Now, a newly leaked photo has given us our first ever look at the front of the Galaxy S7 edge, which will be the main Galaxy S7’s partner in crime on store shelves for the next few months. More →

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iPhone 7 Concept iPhone Essence

This iPhone 7 concept is Apple fans’ every dream come true

By on February 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM.

This iPhone 7 concept is Apple fans’ every dream come true

There are realistic iPhone 7 concepts and there are not-so-realistic iPhone 7 concepts. A new concept posted recently on Behance.net by  Ukrainian designer Herman Haidin is a not-so-realistic concept in that it imagines a device that gives Apple fans just about everything they’ve ever dreamed about. It is fun to dream, however, which is why this cool concept is nonetheless worth checking out. More →

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Galaxy S7 Design Pictures Accessories

This is the first live photo of a Galaxy S7

By on February 8, 2016 at 10:31 AM.

This is the first live photo of a Galaxy S7

Samsung’s next flagship handset already appeared in leaked press renders, but actual images of the Galaxy S7 had not been seen. However, a new leak seems to show off the back of a Samsung handset whose design matches the recent leaks.

On top of that, a second report on Monday lists the various Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge accessories Samsung is working on, including a battery case for the handset.

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Most Popular iPhone Models

List of most popular iPhone models might surprise you

By on February 6, 2016 at 3:13 PM.

List of most popular iPhone models might surprise you

For years, Apple remained steadfast in its position that smartphones with bigger screens were unwieldy and not user friendly. In fact, Apple in 2012 released an iPhone 5 commercial boasting that the device, on account of its 4-inch form factor, could be operated comfortably with one’s thumb.

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iPhone 5se Rumors

iPhone 5se rumored to launch with pink color option, along with Silver and Space Grey

By on February 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

iPhone 5se rumored to launch with pink color option, along with Silver and Space Grey

A pair of reliable sources have pegged March 15 as the date when Apple will introduce a trio of new products, including an iPhone 5se, an iPad Air 3, and a subtly enhanced version of the Apple Watch.

As the date steadily approaches, more details surrounding the iPhone 5se have continued to roll in. The most recent report, sourced from the Japanese site Mac Otakara, relays that the iPhone 5se will come in a trio of colors, including Silver, Space Gray, and interestingly enough, some form of pink hue.

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iPhone 7 Rumors Design

This must be the sketchiest iPhone 7 rumor we’ve seen yet

By on February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

This must be the sketchiest iPhone 7 rumor we’ve seen yet

Even though the iPhone 7 will not be unveiled for at least seven more months, more and more rumors about its design and features emerge every day. Some of them are more believable while others are rather on the iffy side. Such is the case with a sketchy report from Asia that proposes some wild features for the iPhone 7, including a purported design render. More →

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iPhone Battery

Need some juice? Here’s how to charge your iPhone almost twice as fast

By on February 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM.

Need some juice? Here’s how to charge your iPhone almost twice as fast

If your iPhone dies and you need to juice up as quickly as possible, there’s an incredible and little-known tip that can help you charge up your iPhone faster than ever. While most people know that charging your iPhone in Airplane Mode can help speed things along by ensuring that your device doesn’t tax it self by updating apps in the background or perhaps straining for a weak cellular signal, this particular tip can really be a lifesaver when you need a charge in a pinch.

The simple solution? Charge your iPhone with your iPad charger.

Does Apple recommend this? Is this even allowed?

Actually, yes. There’s even an Apple support page which explicitly states that you can charge up all iPhone and iPod models with the iPad’s USB power adapter.

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New Apple Products

Tim Cook talks iPhone growth and teases ‘far off’ products during company meeting

By on February 5, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

Tim Cook talks iPhone growth and teases ‘far off’ products during company meeting

In the wake of Apple’s earnings announcement last week, CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams held court at a Town Hall meeting for employees. For those unfamiliar with Apple’s Town Hall meetings, they’re internal and private affairs intended to give employees a somewhat rare opportunity to ask the company’s top brass anything that happens to be on their mind.

Detailing some of the highlights from Apple’s most recent Town Hall event, the exceptionally reliable Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac provides us with an interesting peek into what employees wanted to know about Apple’s future plans and what Apple executives were comfortable divulging.

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Smaller iPhone Models

Nearly 40% of iPhone owners are still using 4-inch devices and smaller

By on February 5, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Nearly 40% of iPhone owners are still using 4-inch devices and smaller

New smartphone data from Mixpanel reveals that Apple’s older iPhone models are more popular than many would have otherwise assumed. As of this week, Mixpanel’s data found that approximately 38% of iPhone users are using iPhone models that predate the iPhone 6.

Mixpanel’s data effectively supports Tim Cook’s recent remarks indicating that 60% of iPhone owners who owned devices before the larger-screened iPhone 6 was launched in September of 2014 still haven’t upgraded to either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. That being the case, it appears that Apple has a huge base of installed users arguably on the cusp of upgrading.

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Galaxy S7 Unpacked Launch Event

Samsung says there are clues hidden in its puzzling Galaxy S7 Unpacked invitation

By on February 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung says there are clues hidden in its puzzling Galaxy S7 Unpacked invitation

A few days ago, Samsung confirmed what we already suspected: it’s planning a special media event for February 21st, one day before MWC 2016 kicks off. The Galaxy S7 will likely be the star of the event, although virtual reality might also play a part in the event, at least according to Samsung’s puzzling Unpacked video teaser.

We won’t try to guess what’s coming at Unpacked in a few weeks, but we will tell you that Samsung has unexpectedly decided to explain many of its past Unpacked keynotes’ invites in a post on the company blog. More →

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