News tagged ‘Operating system’
iOS 9.1 Supports New Wireless Communication Technology - Li-Fi
According to the latest report from AppleInsider reporters, iOS 9 code proves that Apple is working on adding the support of Li-Fi to its mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, Li-Fi is a relatively new wireless communication technology that allows to transmit data using light-emitting diodes on speed much higher than that of Wi-Fi. In fact, Li-Fi speed can reach up to 224 Gbps.
The change in iOS code that reflects the support of Li-Fi has been spotted in iOS 9.1 and later, so looks like future generations of iPhones and iPads will be capable of using Li-Fi for transferring data on high speeds. Below you will find a screenshot proving that iOS 9.1 supports the new wireless communication technology.
Microsoft to Release Word Flow Keyboard for iOS?
According to an email sent to the selected members of Windows Insider program, Microsoft is planning a rollout of its Word Flow keyboard designed specifically for the Windows Phone platform on Apple’s iOS. Since Apple’s mobile operating system now supports the usage of third-party keyboards, the release of the aforementioned one looks quite obvious and possible.
iPhone 6s Plus Tops List of Best Performance Smartphones in 2015
According to the Performance Ranking Report shared by Antutu, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the most efficient smartphones of 2015. These handsets easily beat all the rivals including Huawei Mate 8, Meizu Pro 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and a number of other flagship devices. Both Apple-branded handsets scored more than 130000 points in the Antutu Benchmark 6.0. Just for you to compare, the closest rival, which is Huawei Mate 8, scored only 92746 points.
iOS 9.3 Lets Users Monitor Data Used by Wi-Fi Assist
Looks like Apple has finally added a really useful feature to its mobile operating system. After the release of iOS 9, many users have begun complaining about the uncontrolled usage of cellular data because of Wi-Fi Assist. iOS 9.3, which is currently a beta, features one tiny tweak that makes it easy to understand exactly how much cellular data the device has used over a certain period of time. Now it is possible to monitor the Wi-Fi Assist activity and be aware of the cellular data usage to prevent additional charges from carrier.
Below you can take a look at the screenshot showing the newly-added feature.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 75% - Apple
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 75%. What this means is that the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has grown 5% since November. Things like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales, the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the release of iOS 9.2 contribute to the growth of the iOS 9 adoption greatly. The data on iOS 9 adoption is based on the App Store usage and is a reliable source of information.
Apple Releases iOS 9.2.1 Beta with Fix for Incomplete App Installation Process
Following the public release of iOS 9.2 last week, Apple has recently seeded the first iOS 9.2.1 beta to developers for testing. The next minor update reportedly contains a number of bug fixes and security enhancements.
Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 to Users Worldwide
Aside from releasing iOS 9.2 to users worldwide, Apple has also made OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 available for download. The latest update includes a number of important bug fixes and performance improvements and thus is recommended for all existing OS X El Capitan users.
Apple Releases iOS 9.2 to Users Worldwide
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system features a wide number of stability, security and performance enhancements as well as some changes for Apple Music, Mail and Safari. Apart from that, the most-recent update brought the support for Lightning to SD Card Reader, Arabic language for Siri and some other less conspicuous enhancements for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 70% - Apple
According to the latest data shared by Apple, iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 70%. What this means is that 70% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units are now running iOS 9 or a higher version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As usual, the data is based on the App Store usage, so it can be called a reliable source of information.
Google Can Remotely Obtain Access to 74.1% of Android Devices
According to the latest document shared by New York lawyers, Apple’s iOS is much more secure than Google’s Android. In particular, they have found out that Google can remotely bypass the passcode, reset it and obtain access to the data stored on the device running Android 4.4 or earlier on demand of law enforcement agency. Currently, 74.1% of all devices are running an older Android version. Those who use handsets and tablets with Android 5.0 or higher on board, are safe as these devices use full disk encryption and thus are not vulnerable.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 67% - App Store Data
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.
Google Will No Longer Support Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows XP, Vista
Google has recently announced that it will stop supporting older platforms, such as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. To be more precise, the company revealed that the support will end in April 2016.
Google to Design Chips for Smartphones to Compete with Apple on Equal Terms?
It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.
iOS 9.1 Breaks Touch ID Functionality on Some iPhones and iPads
According to the growing number of users who complain on Apple Support Communities forum, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, causes various Touch ID issues. In particular, users report about slow and unreliable fingerprint recognition and in some cases even a complete failure of the sensor. First threads connected with bugs affecting Touch ID functionality began to appear two weeks ago, immediately after Apple made iOS 9.1 available for customers worldwide.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 66% - App Store Data
Apple has just revealed the numbers that deal with iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, iOS 9 is now installed on 66% of active devices that access the App Store on a regular basis. In case you don’t know, two weeks ago, the adoption rate was equal to 61%. The reason for the 5% gain in just two weeks is most likely connected with the release of iOS 9.1, which contained a number of stability, security and performance improvements, bug fixes and new emojis.