It's not super tricky--if you have some basic tech skills you can follow the below tutorial and walk right through the process. But be warned: This is only the beta version, which means you should expect some quirks or issues to pop-up. After all, that's why they release a beta version so consumers can flush out these issues for software engineers to then fix. Even when iOS 9 is ready for public release you can still expect some issues to pop-up. That's just the nature of software design these days.
Click here for the full video tutorial from Chris Barraclough.
Turns out, Millennials may not be the most important demographic for smartphone makers: Researchers say that babies just six months old are actively using smartphones and tablets at an ever increasing rate.
Researchers with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also found that 1 in seven toddlers is using a mobile device for at least an hour a day.
These numbers aren’t surprising as the average American spends more and more time on mobile devices. Our obsession with our phones is trickling down to the youngest members of the population. When babies see their parents texting and talking on their phones, their little hands grab for those devices. What’s more, when parents are in situations where they need to distract a fussing child, they often hand over their phones or tablets to consume the bothersome baby.
Read more about the pro's and con's of all this Baby talk right here.
Some folks have been waiting weeks to get their hands on a back-order Apple iPhone 6. Folks in Russia, where the ruble has plummeted, have been forced to shell out as much as 50% more for an iPhone 6 than the rest of us.
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian YouTube celebrity who calls himself TechRax has just released a video of himself supposedly boiling a brand new iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola.
Why would he do this? Most likely to rack up a couple million YouTube views. It certainly wasn't for research purposes as the most insightful information he provides is that it made his house stink like smoke for a couple hours.
Not smart. But it certainly is mesmerizing!
Apple finally did launch the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices, i.e. iOS 7, yesterday. Amid all the talk of failing servers and the like, what is notable is the fact that iOS 7 is drastically different from its predecessors in many ways. Read on below the break to know about our thoughts about iOS 7 running on an iPad below the break.
iOS 7 has adopted the flat minimalistic ui made famous in Windows Phone's metro interface , and the holo interface of recent android versions. Gone are the faux leather and metal looks seen in iOS since its launch in 2007, and it has been replaced by flat icons and bars instead.
There are some significant changes in how iOS works now, with the rather awful multitasking procedure of old replaced by the card based one popularized by webos.
The background wallpapers now allow for a parallax effect, i.e. they shift according to the way you're holding the iPad. There is a new control center brought in for quick access to toggles for wifi, Bluetooth, AirDrop and the like, along with a mini music player. However , it is a bit 'short' in the iPad compared to the iPhone and can be a bit hard to handle sometimes.
There are a few annoying bugs that have found their way into the iOS 7 release for the iPad. For starters, there has been a noticeable drop in performance from iOS 6, with random stutters and lags being all too common. The battery life seems to have gone down by an hour as well, even with background app refresh off. Plenty of apps are just not optimized for the iOS 7 as well. The White iOS 7 keyboard appears in some updated apps, but most are yet to incorporate that into their apps, and some probably never will. Multitouch gestures work inconsistently now, and we couldn't get the 5 finger app closing gesture to work in Apple's own Newsstand app.
iOS 7 is a much needed makeover that iOS needed , but it is sill a little rough around the edges. However, it's nothing that an update or two can't change. Stay tuned!
iPhone 5 orders continue to spill in relentlessly. Apple reported that they sold 5 million iPhones as of Monday. Now, Apple is experiencing some hardship in fulfilling iPhone 5 orders in a timely manner. Some unfortunate factors are contributing to the slow manufacturing time. Recently, a riot broke out at a Foxconn manufacturing plant in China. The cause of the riot is unknown, but it ended up closing the plant temporarily. Due to these recent events and the fact that iPhone 5 sales are much higher than anticipated, Apple is struggling to keep up with the growing demand. On Friday, the iPhone 5 is scheduled to launch in 22 more countries.
As an assurance to customers, CEO Tim Cook released a statement saying, “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly, and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date”. However, both Apple and Foxconn failed to comment on the riots at the manufacturing plant.
In a recent action, Google has finally included India in the list of countries which are allowed to register as Google Checkout merchants and sell paid apps. Prior to this development, the apps developers from India were only allowed to distribute free applications in the Google app store. Indeed this is a big step for Google and needless to mention that, the Indian developers are very happy with this news. Though the outcome is positive, still there are certain complaints in the part of the Indian developers. The inclusion of India happened after Google had added Czech Republic, Poland, Israel and even Mexico.
In the said list, there are total 31 countries and developers form those countries will be allowed to sell applications in Google app store. Along with the inclusion of India, Google has created certain new rules for posting an app in the Google Play. One of the most important rules is, the Google Checkout account should be linked with the Google Play Developer account. Not only that, this connection can happen only once and that also from within the interface of the developer account. Once you have linked the accounts, you won’t be allowed to remove them or change or update them in any way.
If you want to opt for a change or update, you need to sign up for a new developer account and need to pay $25. Though the situation has become a little complicated, still this step is going to make things more exciting and provide a huge impetus to the Google app store. This app store how has more than 600,000 android apps and after the inclusion of India, that number will start growing rapidly. The reason behind that will be the current explosion of mobile technology and software development in India. This process will also help the Indian developers to earn more money and secure a better future for them.
Motorola has finally revealed the Razr I Smartphone. This Intel-powered Smartphone handset was launched in London and the people have accepted this product well. The device looks great and it feel great too. The basic difference between this model and the previous model of the phone is in the display. This phone has improved its display a lot and that is why it is attracting more interest of people all over the world. Apart from that, there is a 4.3 inch long side to side Super AMOLED advanced screen. It provides huge space where your fingers can work without getting crammed against each other.
The phone is very bright and clear and weights only 120 gram. So, you won’t have to face any inconvenience whatsoever while carrying this one around. This phone is also 9 gram lighter than the previous model of the Razr. The aircraft grade aluminum and Kevlar on the back has enhanced both the look and the quality of the phone. The use of aluminum has give a nice premium feel to the phone along with that a solidity which is unique and nice. All these qualities was not present in the other and previous models of the Razor. It comes with a 2 GHz processor and 1 GB Ram which allows smooth and fast accessing of the programs and applications.
The Medfield set up provided by Intel in this set provides a nice and smooth speed which you cannot have any other Razr model. Moreover, the navigation system is simple and seamless. One of the most important things about this model of Motorola Razr is the camera. Apart from having high megapixels for superior quality pictures, this one has a dedicated shutter key and boots less than 1 second. So, you won’t have to worry about losing or missing any rare moment. You can capture everything. Through this phone, Motorola has finally created a fine balance between look and functionality. A so you can be quite sure with your choice of Motorola Razr I.
It is already a popular application for the iPhones and now it got introduced for the android powered phones. This application is now available for free in Google Play. If you somehow get into an unfortunate situation with some medical emergency, then this application will come in handy. It will assist you about the right and wring procedures that can help you to save the life of another. If you cannot cure the person, you can at least save his or her life and take him or her towards recovery. If there isn’t any such emergency, then also it can be a good read for the medical skills that you may need in life.
The St. John Ambulance First Aid app was first launched for the devices made by Apple in the year 2010. From that time onwards, this app has been downloaded for more than 136,500 times and has gained the four stars in iTunes rating. The CEO of St. John Ambulance, Sue Killen has said that, every year more than 140,000 people die because they do not receive any first aid treatment. If the treatment can be made available and accessible to more people, then a lot more lives can be saved. The main aim of this app is to ensure that more number of people has the first aid knowledge and skills.
Killen has added further that, the first-hand and comprehensive learning and training cannot be replaced by this app, but at least it will be able to help a lot more people to gather idea on this topic. It will also make things easier for people who do not have any such training to save the life of people. With this launching for the android devices, this app has become a lot more accessible. This app has already proven its worth when a mother saved her chocking baby by applying the knowledge that she has learn from this app.
Samsung galaxy S lll is the best smart phone that Samsung has produced to date. But in an imperfect world, it is an imperfect addition. With all its strengths and positives, many users complain, lets have a look at top three imperfections in Galaxy S lll.
The large screen display of Samsung S lll looks really nice and beautiful. But there are reasons why smart phones have smaller screens than that of tablets. With tablets you would never try to hold it and work on it by the same hand, and you would never try to operate using a thumb. However, with smart phones many users use their thumbs to operate their phones to keep the other hand free. With S lll you will find it very hard to use your thumb and touch every corner of the large beautiful screen that it flaunts.
One thing that Apple does well with their products (excluding first generation iPhones) is to bundle them with powerful batteries. S lll uses the same sized battery as Galaxy Nexus extended battery; which is often remarked as inadequate. With so many features, people would miss a long battery life as much as they would want to enjoy the S lll experience, unless they buy an extended battery.
Let’s be honest, Pebble blue Samsung S lll is not a beautiful piece of art. White is relatively better but not everyone likes White smart phones. Besides, the plastic body disappoints as it makes an expensive phones look cheap. After all the talks about the ceramic design, we hear about glossy back which is a disappointment.
Apple's iOS and Google's Android have been trying to provide their users the better smart phone experience and have been successful in most of their attempts creating features that offers a lot of convenience to users. Apple's iOS is generally considered to be the better option as it has been evolving longer than its counterpart, however, there are features that iOS can adapt from Android to enhance its users' experience even more.
The first thing that anyone would notice, apart from theme and color scheme, is the unlock options that both operating systems offer. While iOS offers the conventional numeric password unlock, Android, on the other hand, offers pattern unlock. Pattern unlock is considered to be more secure and intuitive way of security as compared to traditional numeric passwords. If Apple can get the pattern unlock in iOS, without getting involved in another patent war, it would be a welcome addition.
Apple's Siri may be a good assistant, but Google Now is much more than that. Siri is known for answering questions posed by the user, while Google Now is smarter than that. It provides the user with precise information in a timely manner without user's request. For example, it would tell you when to leave for your doctor's appointment so that you make it in time without you asking it to remind you.
Updates take a lot of bandwidth and power, but Android's smart updates optimizes the update process by downloading only the components of the application that has changed since its last installation, while Google users enjoy this smart feature, Apple's await.
This may not make much of a difference when used for small updates but with high definition games and sophisticated apps, it will make the process quicker and cost-efficient.