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Category Archives: iPhone

Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 beta 7 with Messages & Notes improvements, more


In addition to releasing the seventh beta of iOS 9.3 yesterday, Apple today has released OS X 10.11.4 beta 7 to developers and public beta testers. Beta 7 comes just a week after beta 6 was released. Much like iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 enables Notes users to optionally protect entries behind a password. Protected notes are only visible on Macs ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers


Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

Is Your Next Phone a Gionee?


BARCELONA—Gionee isn’t well-known in the U.S., but some consumers have probably encountered its phones because they often rebranded as Blu phones. The Blu Pure XL$349.00 at Amazon, which received a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars in our review, is a rebranded Gionee Elife E8. With that in mind, we did a quick hands-on with three of Gionee’s most recent devices here at MWC. Gionee ... Read More »

Hands On With Fairphone 2


BARCELONA—The Fairphone 2 isn’t new to Mobile World Congress; it’s already available for sale in Europe and is being shipped out to consumers who pre-ordered. What makes it special is that it is completely modular, similar to Project Ara, which is expected to have a 2016 test launch in Puerto Rico. Fairphone 2 functions on the same principles as Project ... Read More »

New Apple Plan Lets You Pay Off iPhone in Installments


A new Trade Up With Installments plan from Apple will allow consumers to hand in a used iPhone, Android, or Windows device and apply the value to a new iGadget, which can be paid off in installments over 24 months. Assuming you’ve kept your handset in pristine condition over the years, it’s possible to earn a max trade-in value of $100 for the iPhone 4 ... Read More »

Apple scores a win in All Writs Act fight against US government


The US Department of Justice cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to a locked iPhone in a routine Brooklyn drug case, a magistrate judge has ruled. US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein from the United States District Court Eastern District of New York concluded that Apple is not obligated to assist government investigators against its will, and noted ... Read More »

Apple recognizes iPhone 6S battery percentage bug, promises a fix


Travelers, have you noticed that your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus’ battery percentage sometimes doesn’t update when you change time zones, or when you change the time on the device manually? Well, in a notice on its Support page, Apple has noticed the bug as well, and is offering a temporary fix until it has a permanent solution. Currently, ... Read More »

New leak suggests the eagerly-awaited iPhone 6C will actually land as the iPhone 5E


The 4-inch iPhone is ready to switch things up. Rumours of an imminent iPhone 6C release continue to come through thick and fast, but now it’s been suggested the upcoming 4-inch phone could feature a completely different name. According to Chinese site MyDrivers (via AppleInsider), the colourful iPhone 5C follow-on will forego the widely expected iPhone 6C moniker, and instead be ... Read More »

Apple’s iPhone 7 could pack beefier audio thanks to a new speaker solution


The iPhone 7 is expected to be Apple’s slimmest handset to date, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be capable of delivering some phat sounds. A patent filing unearthed by 9to5Mac suggests the Cupertino firm is working on a new speaker solution that uses the entire handset as audio chamber. This method increases the amount of air that can pass ... Read More »



Cupertino was quick to shut down a ridiculous rumor that it was creating a tool to help iPhone users switch to Android. Don’t bet on Apple making it easier for iPhone users to switch over to Android. In a statement sent to BuzzFeed, Apple has denied a rumor that it was working on an iOS-to-Android switching tool. The rumor was ... Read More »

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