We shared a whole bunch of hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free with you in yesterday’s post, and you can still download half of them for free if you head back to that article. Wifiman was a super popular one in particular, and it’s still free as well. Today we’ve got even more paid iOS apps on sale to share with you, and you’ll definitely find something you like in today’s batch. More →
So many people have iPhones these days, but precious few people actually know about all of the useful features hiding inside iOS. That’s why we regularly publish articles covering iPhone and iPad features that aren’t well-known — like this post on 25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden. By bringing these features to light, we help iOS device users get the most out of their smartphones and tablets, and we get emails all the time from people thanking us for helping them learn something new.
Unfortunately, today we’re going to focus on a bunch of great features that aren’t hiding in your iPhone or iPad. More →
Are your iPhone or Android text messages secure? Can anyone intercept them and read their contents? These are questions not many smartphone users ask, but not all text apps offer bulletproof security. In fact, some means of communication offer practically no security at all. Some are better than others at guarding your personal data, whether it’s trivial talk about your favorite sports team, or sharing sensitive documents, pictures and personal data. In fact, some forms of chat are practically impossible to crack.
Meanwhile, if you want to make it as easy as possible for just about anyone to hack your messages and read your private conversations, SMS is definitely the way to go.
Welcome to a brand new week packed with fresh new batches of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. We’re starting the week off with 10 high-quality iOS apps you’ll wonder how you ever lived without, and you’ll score each and every one of them without paying a penny if you hurry up and download them now. More →
In an effort to distance itself from a market where most smartphones look and feel exceedingly similar, Apple in 2017 is reportedly planning to do away with the aluminum backed casing it’s used ever since the iPhone 5s. Instead, Apple will reportedly opt for a glass casing, similar to what the company used on the iPhone 4 and 4s.
If true, this would mark one of the biggest strategic changes in Apple’s iPhone business since it first released the iPhone 10 years earlier.
It’s been a long while since I’ve used a custom iPhone ringtone. In fact, ever since I had my phone start blaring Chamillionaire’s song Ridin’ in the middle of an important meeting, I’ve opted to play it safe with some of Apple’s default selections. Apparently, the out-of-touch big wigs at the meeting I was attending couldn’t have cared less that the song shocking their eardrums featured Krayzie Bone.
Consequently, I haven’t kept too close of an eye on the state of the iPhone ringtone world for quite some time. That said, an interesting new report from Dieter Bohn over at The Verge relays that trying to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone remains a frustratingly backwards process. Sure, you can buy iPhone ringtones, but sometimes the iTunes Store simply doesn’t have the ringtone you so desperately want.
So what happens then?
Over the past few weeks, Apple and the FBI engaged in a prolonged and highly publicized battle that sought to find a balance between user privacy and the interests of national security. As you likely know by now, Apple, while having no objection to helping the FBI when it could, drew a line in the sand when asked to create an entirely new version of iOS capable of bypassing the iPhone’s built-in security mechanisms. So while Apple had no problem handing the FBI information on its servers, pro-actively creating an entirely new OS was simply too much for Apple to bear.
Apple’s recent battle with the FBI notwithstanding, iPhone engineers recently explained during a conference call with reporters that they still view hackers as more of a pressing threat to mobile security than the government.
There’s been a running joke for years that Apple builds its devices to last just long enough to satisfy a warranty or a two-year contract before they inevitably start running into issues, forcing the user to upgrade.
As the proud owner of a working iPhone 3GS and 2011 MacBook Air, I can attest that not every Apple device breaks after two or three years, but that doesn’t mean that Apple expects you to hold on to your devices for much longer.
You might think that millennials couldn’t possibly survive a full week with their precious smartphones — and you might be right. But it turns out that trying to go without your phone for a week might be beneficial for smartphone users of all ages, and could help them draw some interesting conclusions about the world around them, and their safety. More →
While iPhone sales have steadily increased each year since 2007, it’s widely believed that 2016 will mark the first time that year-over-year sales of Apple’s iconic smartphone will experience a decline. Hardly a point of idle speculation, even Tim Cook during an earnings conference call earlier this year alluded to this fact.
“We do think iPhone units will decline in the quarter,” Cook said this past January. “We don’t think that they will decline to the levels you’ll talk about. We aren’t going to project beyond the upcoming quarter.”
If you’re on a two-year upgrade cycle, you might want to consider skipping the iPhone 7 and waiting for next year’s model. Apple will reportedly rely on its old friend Samsung to supply it with OLED panels for upcoming iPhone models, according to a report from The Korea Herald. In a deal said to be worth north of $2.5 billion, Samsung in 2017 will begin supplying Apple with 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels every year for a period of three years.
The 2017 start date is significant because it suggests that the iPhone will incorporate an OLED display on the iPhone 7s. Previously, it was believed that OLED panels wouldn’t make their way into Apple’s smartphone lineup until 2018 with the release of the iPhone 8.