Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Category Archives: iPhone

Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away with the best feature from Now on Tap: text selection. Previously, when you held down the Home button on your Android device, ... Read More »

Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn.

For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android’s diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But with the Pixel 2, Google is bent on changing that. Talk to the average iPhone user – you know, people who ... Read More »

How to Disable the “Is Running in the Background” Notification on Android Oreo

If you have a Nexus or Pixel device running Oreo, you’ve likely seen the “[app name] is running in the background” notification. While useful, this is also quite annoying. Fortunately, a new app will remove this notification permanently. Why Does This Notification Exist? Before we talk about how to get rid of it, however, let’s talk about why it’s there in the ... Read More »

HTC opens up the U11’s squeeze gimmick to user customizations

HTC’s U11 is one of our favorite phones of the year, owing to its fine balance of performance, battery life, design, and camera capabilities. The one truly unique thing that HTC added to it, though — the Edge Sense function that lets you do things with the phone by squeezing its sides — has never risen to be anything more ... Read More »

iPhone 8 reportedly won’t come with Touch ID

  Touch ID won’t be part of the redesigned iPhone that Apple introduces next week, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rumors that Apple will ditch the fingerprint sensor, which it first popularized on smartphones in 2013, have been popping up for months now. Bloomberg said in July that Apple was hoping to replace the fingerprint sensor with facial recognition, but it wasn’t a sure ... Read More »

Large iPhones have nearly killed off small screens among US users despite SE growth

Earlier this week Apple announced that it sold 41 million iPhones during the last quarter, and today CIRP is out with new analysis on the overall iPhone install base in the United States plus a breakdown by install base. Apple only shares how many iPhones are sold globally per quarter and doesn’t break down sales by model. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners analysis, ... Read More »

iPhone 8 may support 4K video at 60 FPS with front & rear cameras

The iPhone 8 leaks from Apple’s HomePod firmware continue today. Following earlier details such as design and face recognition information, Portuguese news site iHelp has found code that seemingly indicates the iPhone 8 will be capable of 4K video at 60 frames per second with both the front and rear cameras… The code, seen in the screenshot below, shows a device with support for 4K ... Read More »

Moto Z2 Force Edition launching at T-Mobile on August 10th, BOGO deal in tow

The drought of Motorola smartphones on T-Mobile is coming to an end with the launch of the Moto Z2 Force Edition. Announced at an event in New York City today, the Moto Z2 Force Edition features a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display with ShatterShield technology. Motorola says that its ShatterShield screen is guaranteed not to crack or shatter, and both the display and its embedded lens ... Read More »

Siri not working? Try these troubleshooting fixes

Isn’t Siri rubbish? Well, that’s a matter of opinion, but Apple’s voice-activated ‘personal assistant’, introduced with the iPhone 4s and later made available on iPad certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Back in 2013 we went on to Twitter and asked Macworld readers about their experiences with Siri, and the things that they love and hate about Apple’s voice-controlled personal ... Read More »

iPad & iPhone User 121 Digital Edition Out Today

iPad & iPhone User Digital Edition This issue we’ve all the big news from WWDC 2017, including the new iPad Pro, iOS 11 and Apple’s wireless speaker – the HomePod. We also explain how to get iOS 11 beta, plus we round up the best VPNs for iOS. All this and our usual features and tutorials. Read More »

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