With less than two weeks to go until the iPhone 7 unveiling, Apple has released another update for iOS 9, and this is one you’re going to want to download as soon as you possibly can. According to The New York Times, Apple discovered that NSO Group, an intelligence gathering firm out of Israel, was taking advantage of multiple vulnerabilities that allowed them to read texts and emails, track calls, record audio, collect passwords and even track a user’s location. More →
Just days after the release of the latest iOS 10 beta, Apple has returned with a fresh update for iOS 9 in the form of iOS 9.3.4. No major features appear to have been added, but if you want your iPhone or iPad to remain as secure as possible, you should probably get around to installing the update at your earliest convenience.
Google’s big I/O 2016 keynote is now behind us and it was easily one of the most action-packed Google events we’ve seen in a long, long time. Be sure to check out our earlier post to read about the 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016.
Google covered several different bases on Wednesday. We saw the future of search in Google Assistant, we saw what could be the first nail in Amazon Echo’s coffin when Google unveiled Home, we saw a big push into VR with Daydream, and plenty more. One of the biggest areas of interest was clearly Android N though, and Google showed off a host of new features during the event.
Some upcoming Android N features were more novel than others, and some were borrowed from other platforms — namely iOS. Of course, Google also revealed several great new features that are nowhere to be found on any iPhone or iPad, and we’ll cover the coolest ones right here. More →
If you own an iPhone or an iPad that was released in the last few years, Apple just released an update that you should install as soon as possible. iOS 9.3.2 is available for download as an over the air (OTA) update or through iTunes, and it brings with it a number of new features, bug fixes and refinements.
Google’s latest publicly available version of the Android mobile platform, Android 6.0, was first released on October 5th, 2015. Apple’s iOS 9 was released to the general public 19 days earlier on September 16th. Both operating systems are now more than six months old, and they both offer smartphone and tablet users a wide range of cutting-edge features as well as crucial security enhancements.
Can you guess how end-user adoption of these two leading mobile operating systems compares after six months? More →
Google surprised the world on Wednesday by releasing an Android N developer preview much earlier than anticipated. Rather than making it available at Google I/O in mid-May, Google seems eager to get developers’ feedback before the software is released to consumers later this year. The final Android N should be available to users at some point in summer, according to Google’s timeline.
Now that Android N is in the hands of developers and anyone else looking to flash the early Android N build on their Nexus devices, some testers have looked at the various new features that Android N will offer. In the process, they discovered a bunch of functionality that is already available in iOS 9.
We often provide our readers with collections of tips and tricks that help them get the most out of their iPhones and iPads. After all, Apple has added so many features over the years that it’s practically impossible to remember all of them. Since there are some features that are more difficult to find than others, we often focus on functionality most people don’t know about. For example, here’s a post covering 10 hidden iPhone features that’ll help you get the most out of your phone.
Of course not all of the iPhone’s buried treasures are actually hidden and we were recently reminded of a simple iPhone feature that makes using the handset far easier, but not enough people know about it. More →
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 →
Since the iPhone was first released all the way back in 2007, there have been a handful of features that users asked for repeatedly but that never seem to make it to Apple’s phone lineup. Chief among them, perhaps, is the ability to uninstall default Apple apps that some preinstalled on the company’s iPhones. Apple doesn’t allow users to remove these default apps because it views them as essential to the iOS experience, but many users would rather free up valuable storage space than maintain Apple’s vision for iOS.
By now most users have likely come to terms with the fact that Apple’s default apps are here to stay, and they’ve buried them all in a folder on their last home screen. My folder is called “Garbage,” and it’s now home to 21 different preinstalled iOS apps. If that’s not good enough for you though, a new trick has been discovered that will let you hide as many apps as you want so that they’re no longer visible on any home screen. More →
Apple didn’t increase basic storage space on new entry-level iPhones this year, which means the 16GB iPhone 6s is the cheapest new iPhone you can buy. It also means that you might run into storage issues on the handset regardless of Apple’s new iOS 9 features that are supposed to make more storage available to the user.
However, careful management of personal data could prevent any storage issues whatsoever on the handset, and there are some clever tricks tohelp you free up precious storage without losing actual your photos and videos. More →
Earlier this fall, a security agency known as Zerodium announced that it would be willing to pay out $1 million to any hacker or team of hackers that could find a way to remotely jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS.
After weeks of work, two teams had made significant progress but found themselves “stuck” on the same issue, according to Motherboard. Now, at the beginning of November, it appears that one team has succeeded.