You might still be getting to grips with all of iOS 10’s quirks, but an update is already here to sort out a few problems. If you’re running an iOS 10 device, you should be able to see it as an over-the-air upgrade right now.
Just over a week after Niantic revealed that Buddy Pokemon would be making their way to Pokemon Go, the update has finally begun to roll out for all iOS and Android users. Niantic actually said that the app was “in the process of being updated” over the weekend, but the update didn’t appear on the App Store and Google Play for a vast majority of players until Tuesday afternoon.
Despite Google’s best efforts, device fragmentation remains an ongoing and frustrating problem for Android users. So while Google may be understandably boasting about the benefits and perks of Android 7.0 Nougat, the reality is that many Android users will be left out in the cold with no ability to upgrade whatsoever.
According to a recent report from Ars Technica, Android devices that employ either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 or 801 processor cannot be upgraded to Nougat. To put it mildly, this has far-reaching ramifications because “those two chips powered practically every single Android flagship sold from late 2013 until late 2014, and a few more recent devices to boot.”
Now it’s one thing for some cheap off-the shelf Android handset to be stuck with an antiquated mobile OS, but when Android flagships can’t even get in on the upgrade action, well, that’s got to be extremely frustrating for users who might reasonably expect device support for a few years.
Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that concern iPhones themselves as well as Apple’s industry-leading customer service. Dealing with Apple’s customer care department has always been a pleasure compared to dealing with rival companies, and iPhones themselves have historically been very reliable, offering a consistently smooth user experience that people love.
But now, a new study suggests that things may be changing for the worse where the iPhone user experience is concerned. More →
It has now been nearly two months since the Pokemon Go craze first swept the world. While the app’s rankings in the iOS App Store have slipped a bit over the past couple of weeks — it now sits at No. 10 on the free app charts — Pokemon Go remains the No. 1 top-grossing iOS app. You also still can’t walk more than 20 feet in cities large and small around the world without seeing at least a few people scampering around and trying to catch a Pokemon.
While most users generally play the game clean, an increasing number of Pokemon addicts take advantage of all the different Pokemon Go cheats and hacks out there. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you because after all, it’s just a smartphone game. Well, if you don’t mind bending the rules you’re in for a serious treat on Monday morning, because the ultimate Pokemon Go cheat that used to require players to jailbreak their iPhones is now available with no jailbreak required. More →
The latest research numbers from Gartner reveal that iOS and Android are inching ever closer towards completely owning 100% of the entire global smartphone market. According to the latest figures, sales of Android and iOS handsets during the recent June quarter accounted for 99.1% of all smartphone sales worldwide. Broken down by platform, Android devices accounted for 86.2% of sales while iPhone sales accounted for 12.9% of sales.
It’s been less than two weeks since iOS 10 beta 4 hit the air, but it’s already time for an upgrade. Apple has made iOS 10 beta 5 available to developers (and the generally curious) as an over-the-air update, ready for download right now.
We’ll let you know how to download the update without a developer account soon, but if you’re willing to wait a few days, Apple will likely release an updated public beta that anyone can download before the end of the week.
What were you planning on doing this evening? Having fun? Interacting with real human beings? Cancel all that, because here’s a wonderfully comprehensive video of Siri describing every single emoji in words.
The folks at Motor1 discovered that if you receive a message containing emoji while using Apple’s CarPlay, Siri describes each individual emoji. So of course, the only logical thing to do was send a text containing every emoji in the book, set a camera to record, and enjoy.
The Apple TV is a surprisingly good set-top box for streaming services, or mirroring your iPad’s display onto the big screen. But having to actually plug in your Netflix password (or searching for shows) is a pair without a keyboard.
Apple has finally fixed all that by releasing the Apple TV App, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Navigate and control using the touchscreen? Check. Use your iPhone’s keyboard instead of shouting things at the Siri remote? Double check.
Savvy Apple fans around the world were elated to learn that a tool had finally been released to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent iOS builds on the iPhone and iPad. People had been waiting impatiently for the jailbreak for months, and there was a rush of interest once it was finally let loose by a well-known team of China-based iOS coders called Pangu Team. Then, just a few short days later, a new tool was released that let users jailbreak their iOS devices without even having to connect to a computer — it really couldn’t be easier.
Unfortunately, the party came to a screeching halt for some users this past weekend when they discovered that shortly after jailbreaking using the newly available Pangu tool, they suffered breaches to their credit card accounts, debit card accounts, PayPal accounts and even some Facebook accounts. More →
It’s the end of July 2016. It’s too hot to go outside because our planet is melting, a reality TV star is statistically likely to become the most powerful man in the world, and your best friend has become a zombie slave to a Pokemon game.
But never fear, because there’s a whole host of fantastic new iOS and Android apps for you to download. We’ve rounded up some of the best brand-new apps you should go get on your device right now.
Apple fans celebrated in droves earlier this week as a new iOS jailbreak was finally released for the most recent versions of Apple’s mobile platform, including the brand new iOS 9.3.3. It’s not a perfect solution and it isn’t a true untethered jailbreak, but it works very well and it’s very easy to apply. In fact, as we explained in a recent post, you don’t even have to connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent versions. Instead, you can do the whole thing on your device quickly and easily using a special web-based tool accessible in mobile Safari.
Jailbreaking is easy indeed, but is it worthwhile? Wait, don’t answer that question just yet. Check out the 25 hot iOS tweaks covered below first, and then decide. More →
Remember back in April when we told you about a nifty trick that let you completely change the look of your iPhone’s home screen without having to jailbreak your device? For some odd reason, using a very small image as the wallpaper on your iPhone caused iOS to hiccup and display all of your device’s folder icons as circles rather than the standard rounded squares.
Well, this bizarre glitch is back and it still works on the latest version of iOS, which Apple just released last week. More →