iOS 10 Features

7 hidden iOS 10 features iPhone users can look forward to

7 hidden iOS 10 features iPhone users can look forward to

By about 11 hours ago.

The forthcoming release of iOS 10 will introduce a number of compelling new features that should help users with even older iPhone models feel like they have a fresh new device. While Apple showed off many of iOS 10’s more dramatic new features at WWDC this year, it naturally didn’t have time to cover every single change and design tweak.

Not to worry, we’ve been playing with an endless stream of iOS 10 betas over the past few weeks and have steadily been taking note of some of the more intriguing, helpful and lesser-known iOS 10 features iPhone and iPad users can expect to see later this fall. Earlier this month, we covered seven awesome iOS 10 features that users can look forward to, including a nifty storage optimization feature that should hopefully make things easier for users still straddled with 16GB devices. Well today we’re back with yet another installment of cool iOS 10 features that may have escaped your attention.

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Pokemon Go Update Schedule

Big Pokemon Go update is about to bring some exciting new features

By about 11 hours ago.

Big Pokemon Go update is about to bring some exciting new features

Niantic has so far released several updates for Pokemon Go, but none of them brought the major new features players have been clamoring for. The company fixed bugs and added tiny improvements to the game in its recent updates for iPhone and Android. Meanwhile, a fixed tracker, support for trading Pokemon, and the introduction of legendary Pokemon have yet to be introduced — but these features might be just around the corner, according to a new report.

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Siri Performance

This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

By on August 28, 2016 at 2:24 PM.

This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

Over the past few years, Siri’s functionality and reliability has improved by leaps and bounds. Not only is Siri’s feature-set more expansive than ever, but it operates much more quickly and does a much better job at understanding and processing language. To this point, Medium last week published a fascinating and detailed profile on how Apple’s advancements in the field of AI and machine learning have helped take Siri’s performance to the next level.

In fact, Siri Senior Director Alex Acero boasted that advancements in Siri’s underlying technology has cut down the error rate “by a factor of two in all the languages” and “more than a factor of two in many cases.”

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Spotify Vs Apple Music

Report: Spotify punishes artists who give exclusives to Apple Music

By on August 26, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Report: Spotify punishes artists who give exclusives to Apple Music

With Apple working overtime in an effort to attract new subscribers to Apple Music, and steal away users from Spotify in the process, the company has doubled down on artist exclusives as a marketing strategy. Over the past few months, Apple has successfully managed to convince a number of big name artists like Drake and Frank Ocean to release new albums exclusively on Apple Music.

Predictably, Spotify isn’t a fan of Apple’s business strategy and has reportedly begun retaliating against artists who opt to release exclusives on Apple Music. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, artists who get into bed with Apple may discover that their content becomes harder for users to find on Spotify.

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Android Nougat Features

Simple free app enables Android 7.0’s hidden Night Mode

By on August 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Simple free app enables Android 7.0’s hidden Night Mode

Truth be told, no one really knows whether or not features like “Night Mode” actually help you sleep better at night. Although the jury is still out, there’s no question that reducing the amount of blue light cast be your smartphone’s display is easier on the eyes in the dark. Apple introduced its “Night Shift” feature in iOS 9, allowing users to automatically or manually cut out a configurable amount of blue light from their screens. Google’s newly released Android 7.0 Nougat operating system has a similar feature baked in, but for some reason Google decided to keep the feature hidden in its new release.

Of course, you knew that third-party developers Android developers wouldn’t let this sweet new feature stay hidden for long. More →

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iOS 10 Beta 8

Apple just released iOS 10 beta 8 and public beta 7

By on August 26, 2016 at 12:57 PM.

Apple just released iOS 10 beta 8 and public beta 7

Okay seriously, this is getting a little bit ridiculous now. Apple used to stick to a two-week release schedule for its iOS beta software, but the company just released iOS 10 beta 8 and iOS 10 public beta 7 because… well… why not? iOS 10 beta 7 and public beta 6 were released just seven days ago, so we were clearly due for new builds. More →

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Pokemon Go Tips And Tricks

This app solves Pokemon Go players’ biggest complaint, but iPhone users can’t have it

This app solves Pokemon Go players’ biggest complaint, but iPhone users can’t have it

By on August 26, 2016 at 11:14 AM.

Bloggers have had a field day over the past week writing about how Pokemon Go is dead because it’s beginning to sink on Apple’s top free iPhone downloads chart in the App Store. Of course, those bloggers don’t really understand how the app market works, do they? Top-grossing games are never top-ranked downloads, as we explained in a recent article. What Pokemon Go had initially achieved was completely unprecedented, and no one who knows anything at all about the app industry would expect the game to remain at the top of the free downloads chart and the top-grossing apps chart.

Pokemon Go is still taking the world by storm and people love trekking out to hunt down Pokemon all around their areas. Of course, the game is hardly perfect and players still have a bunch of complaints. The good news is that we found a nifty little free app that solves what is easily one of Pokemon Go players’ biggest problems with the app. The bad news is that it only works on Android devices. More →

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Pokemon Go Book Hunter Game Belgium

Belgians are playing Pokemon Go better than you do

By on August 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Belgians are playing Pokemon Go better than you do

The Pokemon Go craze is dying down, according to some reports, but the mobile game that took the world by storm in July is still one of the most popular iPhone and Android apps around. Niantic’s hit game inspired many people to come up with Pokemon Go-related content. In fact, one Belgian teacher came up with a great Pokemon Go-like “product,” that’s going viral in the region. More →

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Google Duo Android Installs

Is Android malware more popular than Google’s own app?

By on August 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

Is Android malware more popular than Google’s own app?

How can I compare the popularity of Google’s recently launched Duo video chat app to Android malware apps that many consider not to be a thing? That’s preposterous, heresy even. But I’m just going to show how much our perception is altered when talking about market share in the mobile business using Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai as a benchmark. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on August 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM.

Want to manage your budget, fix your wallpapers and build a 3D city on your phone without spending a penny? You’re in luck! You can do all of those things and more with today’s selection of free iPhone and iPad apps. And if that’s not enough, you can probably find a few more free apps from yesterday’s post as well, but you’ll have to act fast, as the sales could end at any time.

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How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Phone Number with Facebook

How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your personal data with Facebook

By on August 25, 2016 at 12:51 PM.

How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp will start sharing data with its parent company Facebook shortly, in spite of the promises the company made when it was first acquired. Facebook will get access to your phone number and other data so that it can deliver better friend suggestions… and serve targeted ads. But you’ll be able to opt out and stop WhatsApp from sharing any of your info with Facebook. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. More →

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