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.
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that its WhatsApp messenger app now has more than one billion users, an impressive number considering that Facebook Messenger has less than that (over 800 million).
While some users may have intimate knowledge of the way WhatsApp works, others might be new to the chat app. If you’re one of them, the following 15 tips and tricks should come in handy.
This week has been packed full of huge lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so there’s no better way to close it out than by publishing our longest list of al time. We’ve got 20 new premium iOS apps for you today that are all on sale for free right now, and there are even more apps that are still free in yesterday’s post if you want to go back and look through those as well. More →
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.
While the fight between iPhone and Android persists, the fact is that no matter what platform you choose, you’ll get a great experience. There’s great hardware on either side and amazing apps to complement them. Sure, iPhone has definitive advantages over Android, but, in turn, Android outshines iPhone in some ways.
However, there’s still one key area where iPhone always wins that Google has not managed to address. More →
Much has been written in recent months about Apple’s potential iPhone plans for the future and some reports have suggested that the introduction of 3D Touch functionality in the iPhone 6s is a hint that the home button will be going away at some point in the future. In fact, the only thing Apple has to do to preserve all the features the home button is to add fingerprint-sensing capabilities to the device’s touch display, and now a newly unearthed patent may show us how Apple plans to achieve this.
There are a few cases where a pre-installed iPhone app made by Apple is the best tool for a particular job, but the Mail app certainly isn’t one of them. For light email users, it’s a nice clean option that offers a fairly basic set of features and a nice user interface. For the rest of us, we need a solution that offers a broader feature set than Apple’s Mail app will likely ever offer.
I’ve personally been back on the hunt for a new email app ever since my email solution of choice was shut down by Dropbox. And no, I still haven’t forgiven the company. I’ve gone through more than a dozen apps in my search for a Mailbox replacement though, and in this post I’ll save you the pain and suffering that I’ve had to endure. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week, but it was also one of our best thanks to the great apps we found. In fact, a bunch of them are still free downloads, so go and see for yourself. Today’s list isn’t too shabby either, and it includes 13 premium iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. More →
To grow from the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable company on the planet, Apple had to stray from convention in a number of ways. We’ve discussed them all at one time or another, but in this post we’ll focus on one: The user experience.
With many different types of consumer electronics, and certainly with computers and mobile devices, hardware and software go hand in hand to form a complete user experience. Different companies have different strengths and weaknesses, but over the past couple of decades Apple has become known as a company that provides a user experience that, simply put, is a cut above the rest.
According the three of the most popular and widely respected Apple bloggers in the world, however, Apple has a serious problem that continues to grow more serious as time moves on. And the worst part is that there’s simply no indication that the matter is improving. More →
Almost exactly four years ago, Samsung’s marketing boss sat down for an interview and made a claim that seemed almost comical at the time. There was a bit of a language barrier, but the gist of Young-Hee Lee’s bold claim was this: People had been obsessed with Apple’s iPhone line for long enough, and Samsung was going to shift their obsession to Galaxy phones.
It might sound like a bold prediction, but the iPhone will get a holographic display in the coming years. And this isn’t wishful thinking based on what sci-fi movies told me to expect from the future. There are pieces of evidence here and there that indicate Apple is clearly interested in this particular type of technology, even though the company is far from announcing anything at this time. More →