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Apple engineers have had their hands full lately, what with various 'bricking' issues and bugs and hardware problems. But despite all this, they have faithfully served Apple iPhone users, solving a variety of normal issues.
Except some problems people have been having with iMessages.
This particular problem is a software issues, and therefore a bit more tricky to sort out:
As for what the reason behind this iMessage failure could be, there’s a chance you may never find out. However, commonly they can be traced to misconfigured settings, problems with Apple’s iMessage server. Or even just an outright failure of the software. Whatever, the reason, we can assure you there is a solution, read on to find out more.
If this sounds similar to a problem you are having then we suggest you read the complete article here.
But what makes a smartphone the "best" and what does the future hold for handheld technology?
With a healthy and well-executing Samsung, the new Galaxy Note S8 could have done scary things to Apple's iPhone 8 sales, particularly because Apple simply can't afford to match in its phone the kinds of advancements that Samsung has showcased.
However, Samsung isn't healthy, and its decision to resell the problematic Note 7 is a showcase of what has been a string of excessive risks. An Apple supporter could rig a refurbished Note 7 to catch fire in a critical location, and the risk that Samsung represents could be removed. That's a hell of a temptation for a lot of Apple employees and partners, even if Apple management weren't involved in such a move.
You can read more about the battle between Samsung and Apple right here.
Unless it's locked to a specific carrier, then you're kinda stuck.
Unless you follow these simple instructions and unlock it!
You probably want to read all the instructions and watch the video here, before you start messing with your iPhone.
It seems, from the images at least, that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in at least three new and decidedly different colors!
Samsung hasn’t been really secretive about the Galaxy S8. We already know quite a lot about the new device. As you can see on the rendering, the screen is now taller. It is the most obvious change and an important trend for smartphones in 2017. Samsung hopes that the Galaxy S8 feels like you’re just holding a screen and not a phone.
There will be a bigger version, the S8+, and a mysterious DeX dock to connect your phone to an external display and use it as a basic computer.
You can read more about the possible hues of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 here.
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!