Review By Daniel Eran Dilger Thursday, September 22, 2016, 05:38 am PT (08:38 am ET) Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are faster, sport significantly better cameras, expand system-wide haptics in iOS 10 with a new solid state Home button and Taptic Engine, introduce Wide Color and other major Retina HD technology improvements without changing their display resolutions, add new water resistance and include updates to system components ranging from RAM to storage to wireless capabilities. iPhone 7 models deliver six major categories of enhancements over Apple's iPhone 6/6s (the world's top selling smartphones): a newly harmonized Home button and 3D Touch haptic user interface paired with an enhanced Taptic Engine actuator; Wide Color Retina HD Display; a significantly improved A10 Fusion Application Processor providing enhanced speed and efficiency, paired with 2 or 3GB of RAM and larger batteries for an extra hour or two of use; new rear and FaceTime cameras and lenses with … [Read more...] about Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega review
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Beware! If you open a text, tweet, or email with a particular symbol it could crash your iPhone or Mac! While iOS is famous for its security, with Apple striving to create an impenetrable operating system, from time to time, Apple users can fall victim to attempts by hackers and tricksters wishing to take advantage of bugs and vulnerabilities in the operating system. Unfortunately, sometimes these bugs and vulnerabilties are taken advantage of, leaving user's devices glitching, or worse, exposing them to security risks. Usually Apple quickly patches such bugs leaving iPhones (and Macs) safe. And, indeed, the company has already said that it will issue an update to address the issue within days of the news about the malicious iMessage broke. Find out about the latest versions of iOS and the latest version of MacOS here. Read more about what Apple does to improve security here: How Apple protects your Mac from malware and Do iPhones get viruses? In the latest 'text bomb' incident could … [Read more...] about How to stop the latest text bug crashing iPhones and Macs
It goes without saying that the more sophisticated a piece of software is, the higher the chance of something going wrong with it. That's why a bug-free operating system does not exist – even Apple's iOS can be glitchy despite the company's rigorous testing methodologies. The recently discovered Effective Power bug in iOS' Messages app is a perfect example of this. As we reported on Wednesday, receiving a specific string of text may crash an iPhone and render its Messages app useless after the reboot. Thankfully, Apple was quick to post a workaround to the bug and confirm that a fix was in the works. But it never revealed what was actually causing iPhones to crash upon receiving the obscure string of text. This allowed for several theories as to what's to blame for the glitch to arise, and the one we'd like to share could really be onto something. It is speculated that the root cause of the Effective Power bug could be the way iOS displays incoming message … [Read more...] about The Effective Power bug in iOS explained, or why an obscure message may be causing iPhones to crash
posted on 30 May 2015, 07:33 31 1. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012) but..but..I thought iPhone's perfectly without any lags or glitches at all? posted on 30 May 2015, 07:41 18 2. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013) yeah yeah, iphone and iOS are perfect and out of this world. How can be it so much buggy? We only associat the term buggy with android then how come ios is full of bugs? No No, it cant be true... this report is totally fake and a conspiracy from some android or samsung's fan :I posted on 30 May 2015, 09:02 1 22. eduardogallegos0445 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Apr 2015) Hahahaha shut up and get it through. posted on 30 May 2015, 07:44 26 3. ARTE.8800. (banned) (Posts: 192; Member since: 27 May 2015) iBugs posted on 30 May 2015, 10:21 2 43. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013) Attaching an i to any word is really lame now, wake up. 51. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013) … [Read more...] about Comments for : The Effective Power bug in iOS explained, or why an obscure message may be causing iPhones to crash
iPhone and iPad users, listen up, as we have a reminder for you. iOS 8.4 – the software update announced by Apple at WWDC 2015 – is almost ready to be released. In fact, it is to be rolled out in just a few short hours. As we reported a couple of days ago, the iOS 8.4 release date is today, June 30, and the update is scheduled to go live at 11:00AM Eastern time (10:00AM CDT / 9:00AM MDT / 8:00AM PDT). What should you expect the update to introduce? Well, let's start by saying that you're not getting the full feature set of iOS 9 yet. That's coming later this year. What iOS 8.4 does bring, however, is Apple's audio streaming service – Apple Music. Once signed up, you'll have access to millions of songs from popular (and not-so-popular) artists and bands. And if you don't know what to listen to, the Beats 1 live radio will be broadcasting the latest tunes for you 24/7. Apple Music will cost $9.99 per month with a 3-month free trial. You may still tune in to … [Read more...] about Reminder: iOS 8.4 release date and time is today, June 30; update brings Apple Music to the iPhone and iPad
iPhones and their operating system — iOS — are usually considered to be quite stable and un-corruptable. Apple's closed off file system and other such restrictions may be annoying to the modders out there, but definitely do their job to cement the aforementioned notion. However, every once in a while, something threatening pops up — sometimes, it's malware hidden dormant inside apps in 3rd party app stores / sideloadable apps; other times, it's a bug within the operating system itself, which looks pretty random but manages to completely crash the iPhone. For example — last year, we had the text bug, which caused an iPhone to go haywire if it accepted a specific string of characters in a text message.Now, there's another exploit making the rounds. It's a video link to website VK.com (careful, it can still be masked via a goo.gl or bit.ly shortener). When the user follows it, the video will, indeed, play — it's a short 3-second clip that doesn't seem to have … [Read more...] about Careful: this video link will crash your iPhone!
Regardless of which feature-rich smartphone you have, its main function is to keep you in contact with the people in your life. Calling someone is one way to catch up, but it’s hard to argue against texting and SMS messaging, which, for many, is faster and more convenient.However, there are times when you may receive a message from a contact you’d rather not see again, or get a random message from someone with a questionable number. Sure, you can delete the message and move on, but a much more permanent solution is to block those people entirely, thereby preventing their texts from reaching you until you decide otherwise. Thankfully, both iOS and Android devices allow you to easily do this, and we’ve broken down how to block text messages on your cell phone.If you’re looking for a guide on how to block numbers from calling you, we’ve created guides on blocking calls on Android, and blocking calls on iOS too. Block texts from known contacts and phone … [Read more...] about How to block text messages on iOS and Android
The iPhone X is more than just another iPhone. It’s a top-to-bottom redesign with a bright and colorful edge-to-edge OLED screen, depth-sensing front cameras, wireless charging, and the most powerful Apple-designed processor ever engineered. In other words, it’s the Cadillac of smartphones, and that’s reflected in its price tag: The iPhone X starts at $1,000.Getting a new iPhone this year doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, though. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the other new smartphones announced at Apple’s event, and while they’re still expensive (but not as fancy as the iPhone X), they offer a redesigned all-glass back, an improved camera, slightly faster hardware, and a longer-lasting battery.How does the iPhone X, Apple’s most powerful iPhone yet, compare to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Check out our iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 8 Plus specs comparison for all the crucial differences you need to know about.Specs … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 8 Plus: What are the differences?
Tips and Tricks -- iPhone Secrets, an app from Intelligenti, is available for 99 US cents at theApp Store. secrets are always tantalizing, right? But each time the app's screenshots with the cheesy and hyperbolic marketing verbiage slathered across the iPhone screen turned me off.Besides, I've been using iPhones since day one, so did I really want to shell out a buck to learn that the built-in iPhone calculator app turns into a more powerful scientific calculator when I tip it to landscape mode?Nah.But still ... secrets ... might there be a tip in there that's actually worth a buck? Avoid SMS EmbarrassmentThe other day, when I stumbled into this app yet again, I pushed past several of the really bad screenshots and noticed a tip called "Avoid SMS Embarrassment."Hmm.Though I haven't received any self-portrait messages from Brett Favre, I've recently started leaving my iPhone face down on the counter or in the charging station because I've received a few text messages that weren't … [Read more...] about IPHONE APP REVIEW Secrets, You Say? Tips’n’Tricks, Perhaps, but No iPhone Secrets
If you believe Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's version of events, his company's wireless division wasn't even in the running for the iPhone years ago when Apple was first shopping the device around to carriers. Other reports tell a different story, but either way, the fact that Verizon had to wait nearly four years to offer its customers the iPhone had its advantages and disadvantages. On the down side, it really gave a customer boost to its biggest rival, AT&T. On the upside, though, the competition did motivate Verizon to invest in a strong competitor to Apple's platform, Android, which it's helped become a major force in mobile.It also got to sit back and watch as the iPhone's popularity and AT&T's response to the pressures placed on its network turned into a nightmare. The volume of complaints about spotty or just-not-there AT&T cellular service reached huge proportions, and pretty soon people were practically begging Verizon to carry the iPhone just so they could get a … [Read more...] about WEEKLY RECAP On the Eve of iPhone, Verizon Cinches the Throttle