Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.
According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.
A Nielsen survey reveal the most appreciated features of mobile phones for both men and women. The results show that they do not always coincide.
Globally, while more men gravitate toward tech-savvy mobile phone attributes like operating system (48% men vs. 41% women), battery life (48% vs. 44%), screen size (38% vs. 34%) and processor speed (41% vs. 31%) when shopping for a new device, more women are influenced by price (72% women vs. 67% men), service contract terms (27% vs. 25%) and camera capability (32% vs. 30%).
A new concept of the new 4.7-inch iPhone Air was released by Sam Beckett. Let's have a look at the designer's idea of the coming iPhone.
The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.
Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia,
SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.
Although Apple hasn’t yet even announced its long-anticipated iWatch, such companies as Samsung and Google have already come up with their own wearable devices. Even more: in February Samsung showed the second-gen smartwatch called Gear 2.
Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.
The company from Cupertino has added an updated iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV ahead of the big music event that is set to take place on March 11-15 in Austin, Texas. The channel has been added after the release of the updated iTunes Festival app for iOS. So what does the updated iTunes Festival channel offer?
It seems that ahead of the iWatch launch, every designer thinks he’s obliged to create its own smartwatch concept. And while most of these concepts look ugly and impractical, there’re some that are really worth paying attention to. Gábor Balogh’s iWatch concept is one of such.
This designer created a device, which doesn’t actually resemble a smartwatch. It resembles a classic watch and that it the point.
If you own an iPhone, there’re more chances that someone will steal it from you than that you will have to repair it. This is not a joke. This is what the latest study conducted by ProtectCELL, the firm that has sold over 2 million insurance policies for smartphones and tablets, reveals. The reason for such result is quite simple, I guess: Apple’s smartphone is the world’s best selling handset, so it is in great demand in many countries and so that many people often try to get it in a rather illegal way.
comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix has analized the data concerning the situation on the smartphone market in the USA for January 2014. It turns out that Apple is on the rise, constantly increasing it share, while Android is falling behind. Blackberry lost the third place to Windows Phone.
The iTunes Festival app won’t require iOS 7.1 as was reported earlier. This means that the official release of Apple’s new mobile operating system may take place later than this week.
Apple has released the first OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to registered developers. This beta-version comes just one week after OS X 10.9.2, which contained a fix for SSL vulnerability, FaceTime Audio feature and a bunch of other important improvements.
According to 9to5Mac, Mercedes-Benz has initiated to introduce an aftermarket solution to intall Apple CarPlay on older vehicles. CarPlay is very useful for drivers, it enables iPhone users to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages just touching the screen or via voice command.
We’ve confirmed that at least Mercedes-Benz is looking into aftermarket installations of CarPlay that will allow older models of vehicles to access the feature. While the company confirmed that it is trying to get an “an after-market solution for previous cars” it couldn’t confirm when the option might become available. While there is no info yet on how the aftermarket installation would work, we’d imagine it will be a dealer installed accessory for select older models like Honda and others already offer for Apple’s Siri Eyes Free feature.
Below you can see a photo of CarPlay installed in a Mercedes C-Class.