The debate is over. If you have the right apps, and you know how to use them (and DO use them) they can actually help you improve your life. But which apps are the right apps?
The answer to that question depends on what you want to improve about your life. Some apps work better than others in different areas, and of course, all apps work better when you actually use them as opposed to simply downloading them and slipping them into some folder full of un-used apps.
For example, let's say you want to improve your productivity at work. Consider installing and using ATracker.
If mindfulness is more of your aim, consider downloading and using Headspace.
Technology has long been accused of being the biggest productivity killer. Most people lose countless hours in a day glued to their mobile devices in a constant state of looking down, unless of course they’re taking a selfie. However, the advances in technology and growth of mobile app development has given rise to some incredible apps that can actually help people create balance in their lives by promoting positive physical and mental health, tracking and managing money to avoid financial stress, and protecting the most valuable resource: time.
Check out this complete article and if you don't find what you're looking for her, just Google it!
The event will likely play host to more than just the launch of new iPhones, though that will obviously be the headline product focus. Apple is said to be readying a new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, to be launched alongside a new iPhone 8 (or whatever it ends up being called) which will apparently feature a nearly bezel-free design.
Other features said to be available in the forthcoming top-end iPhone, which will also mark the 10th anniversary of the iconic device, include facial recognition for unlocking, and an OLED display which will improve power efficiency and rendering of true black in graphics and images. Rumors also point to wireless charging as a potential feature addition.
You can read more about the event right here. After 10 years there is no disputing the iPhone is still an industry leader in the smartphone market (which Apple invented.) What comes next for the iconic iPhone line is still somewhat of a mystery despite all the rumors floating around. Will you be tuning in to the live event? Or will you wait to read about it in the news the next day? Let us know your thoughts in the Comment section!
Including, the forthcoming iPhone 8.
With iOS 11, LoseIt can identify what's exactly on the plate in front of you. This information isn't being sent to the cloud for processing, and developers didn't have to build the machine learning engine themselves. Apple did all the legwork.
There are other use cases, like in medicine.
The key phrase there is 'in medicine'. It's no secret Apple has been making moves to position their devices (the iPhone and the Apple Watch) as worthwhile medical devices for monitoring. But now it seems, with embedded machine learning tools, their devices might also be able to help you diagnose ailments (like a rash, perhaps.)
You can read more about what to expect from the new iPhone 8 in this CNBC article. In the meantime, let us know in the Comments what sorts of things you'd like to see in the next generation of iPhone.
Pretty much every iPhone owner by now understands that when something crashes, or freezes, or the device is running slow, one option (which usually works) is to turn your device off and turn it back on again. While this is normally effective it also takes time and isn't always convenient. But did you know there is an alternative which is just as effective?
Respringing is a way of restarting your device without going all the way back through the boot chain. Think of it like restarting the operating system, but not the whole phone. If you're familiar with Android devices, a respring is functionally identical to a soft reboot.
This feature is especially useful if your iPhone or iPad is jailbroken, because it can help troubleshoot issues with outdated tweaks. Respringing is also a great way to "restart" your phone when you have an untethered jailbreak, as you usually won't have to reapply jailbreak after doing so.
This method requires installation of the Cydia app. But if you jailbreak your iPhone, or have one which has been, the Cydia app may be your next favorite app.
You can read more about it here. If you use it let us know in the comments how it worked out for you.
If you're one of those people who like their music as loud as possible, and you're stuck using the built-in iPhone speaker, then this trick might just be a blessing for you. Now be advised - this trick won't result in volume level that would make Pete Townsend smile, but it will (has been confirmed) to make your music play at least a bit louder.
I locked myself in a room and tried it with Beyoncé, Big Sean, and SZA, so I deduce that my scientific af experiments were conclusive enough.
Plus after seeing the tweet, a bunch of people also tried it and agreed that their ears were being blessed thanks to this discovery.
If you'd like to try the trick yourself you can find the complete instructions right here. And let us know in the Comments if it works.
One side effect of smartphone technology besides the ability to communicate easily, manage contacts and meetings, access emails and do business simpler than ever before but rather digital photography advances no one saw coming.
In fact, many professional photographers now carry more digital image capture technology in their iPhone than was even available to them a few short years ago.
It seems that might have been Steve Jobs plan all along:
In fact, when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the handsome iPhone 4 in 2010, he compared its solidity to that of a famous German camera maker: “Glass on the front and back, and steel around the sides. It’s like a beautiful old Leica camera.”
Today, there is in fact a very specific Leica camera that offers photographers the very same 28 mm focal length view of the world as the iPhone. It’s called the Leica Q, which at $4,250 sounds like pure folly in today’s camera-in-your-pocket age.
Read more about iPhone camera technology and learn how one professional photography tried using only their iPhone for a week right here.
The latest, Galaxy S8 Active is now being previewed and expected to launch very soon. There are some subtle (and not so subtle) changes in the design, which may (or may not) convince you to get your hands on one.
The Galaxy S8 Active in the following images and video shows a device that comes with an all-screen design like the original. However, the Active doesn’t have symmetrical top and bottom bezels, and there are no curved edges on the sides. Yes, this is the flat-screen Galaxy S8 you’ve been secretly waiting for.
To read more about the Galaxy S8 Active and watch the video just click here. Let us know in the Comments if you are excited or disappointed!
But all that is about to change as a new device promises to bring VR, via an AR appliance similar to Microsoft Hololens, or Google Glass, to the iPhone.
Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup Mira has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from will.i.am, Sequoia Capital, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Jaunt VR founder Jens Christensen and others to a kind of Gear VR headset for iPhone-based AR. The company’s Mira Prism headset can now be pre-ordered for $99.
If you're interested in new VR capabilities for your iPhone, let us know in the Comments. In the meantime, have a look at the complete article details of the new Mira device right here.
Apple is betting the farm on OLED display technology. Rumor has it that all their models will soon come equipped with the brighter, more resilient display technology. No word yet on exactly what this change will mean for the price of the new phones. But chances are, they will go up, as OLED technology, while better, is also costlier.
Citing “two industry sources”, Nikkei’s Debby Wu says Apple’s plans to launch an OLED iPhone 8 and two LCD-based and incrementally upgraded iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus models will get significantly more ambitious next year and demand is likely to lead to shortages across OLED manufacturing worldwide. Wu also says Apple will again launch three new iPhones in 2018.
You can read more about exactly what Apple has planned for OLED technology integration right here.
If you've been dying for a smaller version of the Galaxy S8, then your dreams might be coming true sooner than you think. Samsung is said to be releasing a smaller version of the Samsung S8 in South Korea very soon. They call (somewhat un-originally) the Galaxy S8 Mini.
If the size of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is just a little bit too big for you to consider using those devices as a daily driver, then good news! A new rumor out of China suggests Samsung is working on a smaller 5.3″ device currently dubbed the Galaxy S8 Mini.
No release date for the phone is set just yet, but the rumor suggests we’ll see it on sale in South Korea before anywhere else.
Are you excited by the prospect of a Galaxy S8 Mini? If so, or if you're not excited at all, let us know in the Comments below. To learn more, follow this link.