News tagged ‘fun’
New Images Give Closer Look at Next-Gen iPhone Front Camera and Other Components
Several new images showing the components of the next-generation iPhone have recently appeared on the Internet. The leaked photos have been shared by 9to5Mac reporters, so I guess we can believe what we see.
Siri Saves Life of Teen Trapped Under His Truck
How often do you use Siri? If to speak about me, I use Apple’s virtual assistant quite rarely, in most cases just for fun. Well, as it turns out, Siri can not only look for something on the Internet or recognize the song playing at the cafe, but also save someone’s life. Literally.
Apple Releases iOS 8.4.1, Patches Vulnerabilities Used for Jailbreak
Apple has released iOS 8.4.1 with a number of stability enhancements and bug fixes for Apple Music. Apart from adding several minor improvements to the streaming music service and mobile operating system in general, the guys from Cupertino have patched a number of vulnerabilities used by Taig tool for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and want to keep your device hacked, stay away from iOS 8.4.1. Well, at least now. If someone releases untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1, I will let you know as soon as possible.
Apple Music Now Can Boast of 10 Million Subscribers
According to the latest rumors shared by industry sources citing Apple, over the last four weeks, more than 10 million users have subscribed for the long-awaited Beats-based streaming music service called Apple Music. 10 million in just one month is a great result, however, keeping in mind that the new service has been launched in about 100 countries simultaneously, the number of active subscribers could have been even bigger.
HowTo enable "E albums" in Apple Music
Apple Music service works great, however there are numerous disabled albums with E label. Let's find out what's going on and how to enable these albums.
For example new Muse album Drones is anavailable. Metallica great albums Garage Inc, Load, Reload are closed as well. My first guess was that Apple did not negotiate with album owners. The right answer is that some albums (many rock ones) have Explicit raiting, so they are disabled by default. You can change that easily. Here's how:
1. Go to Settings - General - Restrictions - Enable Restrictions. If this is your first time there create a password, or enter previously entered password.
2. Choose Allowed Content and then Music & Podcasts. Enable Explicit content switch.
3. You're done, now all albums are available. You might need to close Music app and run it again. Have fun listening.
iPhone 6s Logic Board Features New More Efficient Chips
According to the images shared by reliable sources, the next-generation iPhone may get an updated logic board with a new NFC chip and better flash storage. Apart from that, people familiar with the matter claim the number of chips used to make the iPhone work will decrease, but the hardware will become more efficient.
Samsung Releases One More Ad Mocking Apple’s iPhone
Samsung has recently released a new Galaxy S6 commercial mocking Apple’s iPhone. This time the South Korean tech giant focuses our attention on iPhone’s lack of wireless charging capabilities.
iPhone users are shown as people always having a power cord in their bags. Samsung shows that it’s very difficult to deal with cables and power adapters, although it’s not. The short ad is available either on our website, or on Samsung’s official YouTube channel. You can take a look right now.
Apple Releases Second Beta watchOS 2.0 to Developers
Apart from releasing OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 2 and the second testing version of iOS 9, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded watchOS 2.0 Beta 2 to developers. The update to the operating system running on company’s first-ever wearable device contains a number of stability and security improvements. The latest beta gives Apple Watch developers more opportunities to create native apps for the smartwatch and make them even more easy-to-use and functional.
Apple Launches Faulty 27-inch iMac Hard Drive Replacement Program
Apple has recently launched a 27-inch iMac hard drive replacement program. According to what the guys from Cupertino write, a small number of late-2012 27-inch iMacs may have some problems with their 3TB hard drives. Those who use the aforementioned devices and have encountered hard drive failures, can replace the faulty parts either at Apple Store or with the help of Apple Authorized Service Providers. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino have begun sending emails to faulty 27-inch iMac owners with the information about the recently-launched replacement program and its terms and conditions.
Apple Quietly Removes Original iPad mini from Online Store
Apple has earlier this week quietly removed the original iPad mini from its online store. This means that it is not possible to purchase this device directly from Apple’s virtual marketplace anymore. In case you don’t know, the smaller version of the iPad was released in 2012 and could boast of the 7.9-inch display, Apple A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and 5-megapixel camera. Frankly speaking, it’s high time the guys from Cupertino removed this device from the store. You see, there are currently two other iPad mini models that are more powerful and efficient.
Apple to Add Home App for Controlling HomeKit Accessories to iOS 9
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple is currently planning to release a new application in iOS 9 called Home. This application will allow users to control the HomeKit they own. In case you don’t know, the HomeKit platform was officially announced at WWDC last year. It lets developers create apps for iOS capable of controlling various smarthome appliances.
New Patent Filing Describes Apple's Plans to Improve Fingerprint Recognition and Change Home Button
According to the latest patent filing, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to expand the functionality of the fingerprint sensor and the Home button. This filing contains several separate patents describing new technologies that can possibly be added to the next generations of iPhones and iPads. One the most interesting inventions from the aforementioned document is a touch display with several fingerprint sensors. This special display will allow the user to define a special part on the front surface of the iPhone responsible for unlocking the phone, confirming purchases etc. Apart from that, Apple wants to make the Home button found on iOS devices more functional by adding the recognition of gestures. This will allow to navigate through websites and play games using the Home button.
Apple Watch Can't Be Locked After Being Lost or Stolen
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the Apple Watch can soon become a potential target for thieves. You see, there’s no such feature as Activation Lock embedded to the wearable device. In case you don’t know, this security feature makes it impossible for thieves to use the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a new account.
Apple's New Streaming Music Service Will Be Called Apple Music?
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited Apple's streaming music service based on Beats Music functionality will be called Apple Music and feature a deep social integration for artists. In fact, they will get an opportunity to share their music, photos, videos and posts with their fans. Similar feature called Ping was once added to iTunes. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided that an opportunity to follow the page of the favourite artist will allow to lure more customers and make the streaming service more popular.
Here's How Round Apple Watch Would Look Like [Video]
One very interesting and funny video has recently appeared on the Internet. It shows us a strange man using a grinder to turn his Apple Watch into a device with a round clock face.
The video is available either below, or on the YouTube channel called PeripateticPandas. I recommend you to take a look at the clip right now. Just for fun.