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iPhone users often complain about Safari, but many have been loathe to install and try anything else. Other iPhone users immediately discard Safari and install Chrome or some other browser simply because they find Safari not up to speed (pardon the pun.)
Now there is a definitive guide to deciding which browser - between Safari and Chrome - is best for your purposes:
Which browser is best for you is partially a matter of preference, but it also matters what other apps you use. Let’s dig into where Chrome makes more sense than Safari and vice versa.
You can get the complete guide, a breakdown of features; the good, the bad and the ugly, by clicking here.
Ok, it's not actually a 'mode' but it is an actual magnifying glass which can used by those of us who require a little extra help to read the small print when we forget our reading glasses (which is practically every time we go out to dinner.)
You can... zoom in and out on objects, change the brightness and add different colour filters. Exit the magnifying mode by pressing the home button again. 9to5mac notes the feature was designed to help people with vision impairments, helping them to read smaller labels more easily. The feature was rolled out with Apple’s iOS 10 release.
If the idea of using your iPhone as a magnifying is intriguing to you check out the complete article plus instructions right here.
Like magic, really. That is how some iPhone 6 users describe the way Apple engineers mysteriously fixed a problem they have been having with their device battery. Specifically, the battery would just instantly run out of power, and the phone would shut off. No warning. Just powerless.
Although some iPhone 6 users complained that Apple turned a deaf ear to their complaints, behind the scenes the company was actually working furiously on the problem. Once engineers discovered the problem, they issued a fix, via a forced update. Unfortunately, Apple didn't actually notify users they had issued a fix. To be fair, they hadn't acknowledged there was actually a problem, so why should they admit they found a solution?
Regardless, iPhone 6 users are delighted.
If an iPhone running the latest update still shuts down unexpectedly, the user will be able to restart it without reconnecting to power — much more convenient than walking around with a bricked device until they get to a power cord.
This isn't the only battery shutdown issue the iPhone 6S has faced — last year, Apple actually offered replacements for a small number of faulty devices. That flaw isn't related to the incidents being addressed by the most recent update.
You can read more about "non-problem" and the apparent fix Apple engineers devised right here.
Let us know if you've been having the same battery problem with the iPhone 6 and how the fix worked (or didn't work) for you.
Apple may have found a way to both entice traditional watch wearers and Apple Watch owners who deride the short battery life of the device. Their solution? Well, according to a recent patent filing, it appears to be a manual winding feature.
That's right - you might one day simply wind your Apple watch to keep it working.
The idea is definitely old-school, but also, tantalizingly steampunk; a classic feature making future technology work? What could possibly be cooler than that?
On Thursday, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent filed by Apple in August 2016. The patent application titled “Connector-free magnetic charger/winder,” describes a charging system that applies a rotational magnetic field to move an electric generator. The resultant charge could be stored in a power reservoir such as a battery cell.
You can read more about the possible mechanical update coming to Apple Watch right here.
Good news for Samsung Galaxy users who feared the day they would find their new phone didn't come with a standard headphone jack. New images released recently show the headphone jack comfortably available on the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone.
Anticipation for the latest model in the Galaxy line is running at a fevered pace, as those ready to upgrade do their best to wait patiently until they can get their hands on the new model.
Here's what we heard:
A set of photo-quality renders (not actual photos) appeared this week of the Galaxy S8 to further axe fears of a cut headphone jack. Apple tossed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 along with a few Android devices before and since – it would seem that Samsung won’t follow suit. Instead, with the assistance of the images published this week, we’re able to get a look at what this forward-thinking yet conservative-tech-packed smartphone is going to look like.
You can read more of the latest news about the Samsung Galaxy 8 right here.
Oh, yeah. He's a kid.
The best part about this video is how fast this kids talks. Obviously he is very pleased with himself (and his new Web Cam) and his joy shines through.
Check out these tips and let us know if you learned anything new!
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Or you can try these crazy iPhone tricks right here!
Nobody likes spending money if they can avoid it - even those who've just spent a fortune on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, you've probably got less cash to spare than the rest of us after settling up with Apple. Luckily there are masses of free apps on the App Store, many of which are just as good as the paid-for alternatives, enabling you to expand your device's capabilities in a myriad of exciting ways.
You can read the entire list right here, and let us know in the Comments if there are any of your favorites which were missed.
The iPhone 'Home Button' has been with users since the very beginning. It's uses have expanded and changed over the years, eventually morphing into the finger scanner new iPhone users enjoy today. But it's always been there.
Until now. Well, until the release of the iPhone 8.
Rumors are swirling that the latest iteration of the iPhone will not include a home button at all. Which is to say that the home button will actually be integrated into the screen, beneath the glass, so as not to be obtrusive.
Rumours have been swirling for some time that Apple is planning to get rid of the traditional physical Home button and replace it with a touch-sensitive digital button.
This new placement will "complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design and to enhance transactions security," he wrote in a report.
Kuo predicts that Apple could also introduce a new facial recognition system, which would work in tandem with the fingerprint sensor for authentication.
You can read more about the changes coming with the iPhone 8 by clicking here.
If you've finally come to your sense (as iPhone users might say) and decided to switch from your Android phone to an iPhone don't worry. The data from your Android is safe and yes, you can transfer it to your new iPhone.
For many Android users this if the biggest reason they don't switch. We carry more and more important information in our smartphones: family photos and videos, contact information for dozens, perhaps hundreds of business and personal connections; and data for everything from our bank accounts to our favorite shopping web sites.
That's what has made transferring such a big deal for those wanting to switch from Android to iPhone. Fortunately, there is a simple solution:
Apple took some of the hassle out of moving from Android to iOS by launching an Android app called Move to iOS Opens a New Window. (pictured below). It promises to set up a direct wireless connection from your old Android to your new iPhone, and will transfer over the following: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free books. The Move to iOS app will also suggest that you download the iOS versions of the Android apps you had installed, assuming there is an iPhone equivalent.
If you are ready to make the switch get the latest step-by-step instructions for making the switch as painless as possible right here.
If an iPhone and an iWatch Had a baby it might look something like the device featured in this video created by an Apple fan. It's basically all fiction, but hopefully it will give Apple engineers some cool new ideas for the iPhone 8, and maybe they will incorporate these ideas in the next iteration of the iPhone.
Posted on YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone, the following video proposes an Apple Watch-inspired iOS 11 interface that features circular app icons just like the Watch. We’ve seen this type of UI concept before, and it’s not something that would necessarily work on a device that’s supposed to have an amazing bezel-less display. It looks absolutely gorgeous in the video, however.
For now we can only hope that these features will one day appear on an iPhone. If not the iPhone 8 then maybe the iPhone 9 or the iPhone 10. You can read more about the features we love so much right here.