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.
Specifically, we're referring to the 'Bacon' emoji, but bacon in any form is worth it's weight in gold. The 'Bacon' emoji is just one of 72 different emojis which are coming as part of the next update.
Apple has released a developer preview of iOS 10.2, the next update to its iPhone operating system, and it includes one highly anticipated feature.
The next version of iOS will add the 72 new emoji that were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in June 2016, as part of the Unicode 9.0 update .
These include some emoji that iPhone users have wanted for a long time, such as the shrug, the facepalm, the "feeling sick" face and the "fingers crossed" emoji.
You can read more about the new emojis (including pictures!) coming soon, right here.
With all the new about the iPhone 7 the release of iOS 10 has gone (slightly) unnoticed. For those iPhone users who will immediately upgrade to the iPhone 7 when it comes around, there are millions of others who will likely just upgrade their iOS.
Fortunately for all of those people, there is this handy tutorial for how to make that happen:
One rule of thumb: backup your device before updating. It’s not uncommon for phones to freeze up during the update, so it’s important to back up everything just before you make any big changes. Whether you use iCloud or iTunes, have the most recent backup ready in case you have to restore your device.
Get the specifics on the download/upgrade process right here.
Have you updated to iOS 9 recently? And have you also noticed your data usage has drastically increased? If so, then you might (or might not) be surprised to know those two things are related.
Part of the latest iOS 9 updated added the Wi-Fi Assist feature. On the surface this might seem like a good thing: If your phone has a bad wi-fi connection it will automatically switch to your cellular network for the very best connection. Unfortunately, this means you will incur data charges. Also, since you have no way of knowing whether the wi-fi signal is just weak, or even how weak it might be for iOS to make its decision to switch to cellular, you will be left holding the bill every month--literally.
Fortunately, savvy iPhone users have discovered how to switch this off. Apple is likely happy this information has finally been released to the public seeing as how they are facing a $5 million lawsuit from a California couple who say they feel duped by Apple as a result of the updated. Apple of course says users have always had the option of turning off Wi-Fi Assist at any time, but this is little comfort to people who received outrageous data bills from their carriers before they realized what was happening.
Here are the specifics for turning off Wi-Fi Assist and any other apps which might be draining your data without your knowledge.
Apple has a new iOS update coming which ia aimed directly at consumers. only this time, instead of a new way to collect more money for their coffers, Apple actually appears to be trying to make life a little easier (better) for iPhone users.
Essentially, the new update will help give you a more secure connection even when your cell network is lousy. It will transfer calls across a Wi-Fi network, and use encryption software to improve the connection.
This means that if you're in an area where cell reception is very limited but your phone is connected to a better-performing Wi-Fi network, you'll have the option to make the call over Wi-Fi. It's a useful addition if you happen to be in a city or neighborhood where your carrier's service is particularly slow or unreliable.
iOS 9 will also bring another new feature to the iPhone called Wi-Fi Assist. This enables your iPhone to intelligently switch between using a cellular connection or Wi-Fi depending on which service is performing faster.
we'll have to wait for the update before we can test out the new feature, but it sounds promising. You can read more about Wi-Fi Assist from this Business Insider article.
You can watch a couple videos about what to expect here and here. But the fact of the matter is that nobody will know exactly what iOS 9 will bring with it until it is released. We're expecting Apple to make the release known this week, but knowing Apple anything is possible, so just in case it might be best to expect the unexpected.
Gizmodo even has a bit of a wishlist but again, we won't know whether Apple has brought them all they wish for or just a bag of coal.
Apple knew it had a serious problem when it released iOS 8.2. Namely, folks who downloaded it not only suffered serious problems on their iPhones and iPads, but these problems seemed to grow and fester, actually causing some instability issues with the overall operation of their device.
Here's the skinny on the iOS 8.2 release:
Let’s break it down a bit further. Apple says iOS 8.2 will improve the stability of the Mail, Maps, and Music apps (particularly with iCloud playlist syncing), as well as improve VoiceOver reliability and Made for iPhone Hearing Aids. iOS 8.2 also fixes autocorrect for the last word in a quick-reply message, iCloud restoration issues involving duplicate iTunes purchased content, and several Bluetooth audio related issues, including how you couldn’t hear audio until the call is answered, and routing to car speakers when using Siri Eyes Free. There are also some fixes for Exchange support and Calendar.
You can read more about the fix and what it does and does not do for users right here.
SwiftKey, the hugely popular Android keyboard, has finally come to iOS, albeit in a slightly different way – as a keyboard inside a note taking app. With Apple’s insistence on not allowing 3rd party apps to replace its core apps, alternative keyboards are out of the question entirely, but SwiftKey has gone creative with SwiftKey Note. Featuring Evernote integration, it is a fairly useful app augmented by its fantastic keyboard. Read on to know more.
Google had announced last month that it was planning to create a framework for developers to bring their Chrome apps to mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Earlier today, Google finally got around to launching a developer preview of the toolkit they’d made for this purpose. Read on below the break to know more.
Todoist is an absolutely stellar task management app for the iPad (and other platforms). The folks behind the app have now released a new version of it entitled 'Todoist Next', an update that they say is a complete bottom up rewrite of the app, and one that brings in a whole new set of critical features that add to what already was an excellent task management app. Being available in more platforms than any task management app already (13 different platforms, by the Todoist team's own count), if there was still any reason holding you back from getting the app, Todoist Next probably takes care of that as well. Read on below the break to know more about the new Todoist update.