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.
Let's face it - if you wear an Apple Watch it's probably because you love it. You put it on in the morning, wear it while you stretch, run and workout; wear it to work all day long; wear it after you get off work and go drinking and/or dancing with your friends; you wear your Apple Watch all day because you love it, and you are loathe to be without it.
This is great news for Apple. However, not such great news for people who prefer their electronics to not be dirty and smelling and possibly sticky.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to clean all the dirt and grime off your Apple Watch. In fact, Apple engineers designed it to be easy to clean.
As a wearable device, it's easy for dust, hand lotion, soap, and other common elements to come into contact with the Apple Watch. If it collects around the Digital Crown, its performance can be reduced.
But because the Apple Watch is waterproof for Series 2, and water resistant for Series 1 and the first-generation models, all of Apple's wrist-worn devices can be quickly cleaned in the sink.
Apple recommends powering off and holding the Digital Crown under lightly running, warm, fresh water from a faucet for just 10 to 15 seconds. Simply rotate and press the Digital Crown as the water runs to help push out any substances that have collected underneath.
You can read the entire article here, which details how to keep your Apple Watch clean and functioning.
Getting a new iPhone, especially if you've never had one before, is a simultaneously exciting and confusing moment in a persons life. On the one hand you have this incredibly powerful computing tool that looks great and almost sparkles in the right light. On the other hand, it has so many awesome features, and doesn't come with an instruction book, which means it can be more than a daunting.
Many new iPhone owners fumble around long enough to figure out the most basic features--how to make a call, send a text, maybe even manage to connect their social media profiles--but give up long before unlocking some its most incredible features.
Although iCloud drives much of the Apple experience, the iPhone can use other cloud providers and online services. It's a simple matter to add accounts provided by Microsoft, Google, Yahool, AOL or an Exchange server - the option is under 'Settings - Mail - Contacts, Calendars - Accounts'.
If you are already in these clouds (those coming from Android will have a Google account, and while Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are still very small parts of the market, Windows 10 desktop users should have a Microsoft account to hand), then you should add them in and download the extra apps - Gmail, Google Calendar and the Google Docs apps; Outlook, Office 365, and OneNote for Microsoft.
So stop fumbling around, trying to figure out how to get the most from your new iPhone and read this article. It has quite a few of the most features you didn't even realize your iPhone had, spelled out in easy to understand terms.
See which apps drain the most battery.
Want to know why your iPhone battery is draining faster than usual? Head over to Settings > Battery. This will tell you which apps are occupying the most battery power.
View every photo someone has texted you, and vice versa.
There's an easy way to view every photo and video you've sent someone. Just open the messaging thread in the "Messages" app and press the "Details" button in the upper right corner.
This article contains another two dozen things you might not realize you can do with your iPhone. Have a look at the complete list here, and see what else your iPhone might be hiding from you.
Apple iPhone users complained (pretty much all of them) and Apple engineers listened. This week Apple rolled out a solution for all the iCloud Calendar SPAM Apple iPhone users have been getting. The new fix is fairly simple: A Report Junk button has been pushed out to iPhone users which allows them some degree of control before something is added to their calendar and to prevent it from happening again.
Some iPhone owners have also seen the spam appear in their iCloud Photo Sharing library as well. "Save 20% on UGGs," one example of the spam events claimed. Another added: "$19.99 Ray-ban&Oakley Sunglasses". Enraged Apple iPhone, iPad owners flooded the internet to complain about the frustrating online scam, which exploits a feature built into iOS. The problem occurs because iOS – the mobile operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – and macOS automatically scan your inbox for calendar invites and populate your calendar with anything it finds.
You can read more about the iCloud Calendar problem for iPhone users, and the potential fix, right here.
According to a letter Apple sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they are indeed working on an 'Apple Car' - although they admitted little aside from the fact they have a vested interest in NHTSA proposed regulations for self-driving cars.
In the letter, Apple explains that it uses machine learning in a plethora of different scenarios, including with transportation technology.
"Apple uses machine learning to make its products and services smarter, more intuitive, and more personal," the company writes.
"The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.
You can read more about the letter and possible plans for an Apple Car (including pictures!) right here.
Apple die-hards bristle at the notion that anything could possibly be better than the product they have all but sworn allegiance to. And die-hard Google fans crow about how they have been waiting for someone to come along and point out the 'Emperor has no clothes' when it comes to Apple products.
For many of us, it's a big shrug. But for those with a vested interest, well, this is the biggest debate since Coke or Pepsi. If you don't believe us, check out this video-and let the debate continue.