Apple Shall ‘Loop You In’ With The Latest iPad

Apple Shall ‘Loop You In’ With The Latest iPadThe rumour mill churned up a new bit of information — Apple is about to introduce a successor to the iPad Air 2 at its next press conference on March 21, 2016. The invitation for the conference had a cryptic message “let’s loop you in”. According to sources on the internet, the newest iPad Air would come with a price hike of $599 as compared to the older entry-level price of $499. But the 9.7 inch iPad would have 32 GB of storage, which is more than the 16 GB that iPad Air 2 offered.

The need for a more expensive iPad may have stemmed from the fact that there will be no iPad Air 3. The new iPad Air would be something like a smaller version of the iPad Pro that supports the accessories and is faster than its predecessor.  

This also means that the Apple Pencil, which currently is compatible only with iPad pro, will work well on this latest gadget. Apple’s Smart Keyboard is also most likely to be compatible with it.

When iPad Pro was launched, there was no side update for the iPad Air. This latest iPad shall come with some upgrades like multitasking and split-view, which are otherwise not available on the iPad Air 2.

The new iPad shall start with 32 GB space along with the more expensive options that come with LTE and 128GB of storage. The company will most likely keep the old iPad Air 2 in the market, though it is not known if it’ll enjoy a price cut or not as of now.

It is a small wonder that Apple is choosing to raise the price on the mainstream iPad, despite the fact that iPad sales went down by 25 percent, year over year. In retrospect, Apple did not update the iPad Air, which might be one of the reasons behind the shifty sales numbers.  But then Apple does not believe in sharing sales prices from a given line of products too often.

It looks like Apple is trying to shift the iPad away from the ‘it’s just a bigger iPhone with a similar version of iOS’ notion that has been developed over the years. The iPad, iPhone with iOS 9 and the iPad Pro along with the latest accessories are supposed to be very different products, each with its own ecosphere. The iPad has generally been doing well as a more capable device and Apple is going to want to capitalize on these differences that the devices offer. The latest iPad Pro is like a statement in itself, a statement that predicts iPads as the future of computers.

 

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iPhone SE or iPhone7 – Are You Ready?

iPhone SE or iPhone7Apple fans always have a lot of expectations from their flagship iPhone the company’s ball game is really shaking things up in 2016. The company is about to launch its 4in iPhone called the iPhone SE and has added another iPad Pro range, the iPad Pro 9.7. Here are a few things we have gathered for you to decide which iPhone you would want to prefer in your pocket.

Apple iPhone SE Smartphone releasing early next month and is already creating a wave of amazing features in its kitty. The device weighs 113 grams and run on iOS 9.3. It measures 123.80mm x 58.60mm x 7.66, and is powered by A9 chip. The all new iPhone SE features a stunning four-inch Retina display, advanced 64-bit with M9 motion co-processor. Good battery life, 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers. It is available in color options such as space gray, gold and silver. And if you are planning for mind- blowing picture experience the all new iPhone SE offers you Live Photos, an amazing 4k Video experience, faster LTE,WiFi and Touch ID with Apple Pay. So if you love a smaller phone then this phone might be just the one you are looking for yourself.

Rumor mills filled with gossips of the new Apple iPhone 7 are leaving people baffled about its looks and features. According to reports the iPhone 7 is slated to release this September. The main features doing the round are waterproof capabilities, dual-lens camera that Apple acquired through Israeli camera Technology Company and stereo speakers. It is also said the new iPhone 7 is built in a curved glass made from liquid metal which is scratch resistant and tough. The iPhone 7 will also be featuring single iSight rear-facing camera. However, it is believed that the new device will not have a headphone jack. iPhone 7 will be power-driven by iOS 10 and it will exhibit all the new characteristics that will be included in the next generation iOS platform

Apple gearing up to lunch its significant models, it goes without saying that 2016 might be the busiest year for Apple and its purchasers. Since it has never released its Smartphone’s in such a short span of time it is yet to be seen which iPhone surpasses people expectations and to what extent.

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Latest Report Suggests iPhone 7 May not Have a Headphone Port

Apple never ceases to surprise us with all its innovations. The latest buzz suggests that the tech giant is gearing up to launch iPhone 7 within the next ten months. The news has already spread like wildfire letting the still born product enjoy its share of glory in the rumor mill.

Latest Report Suggests iPhone 7 May not Have a Headphone PortThe next generation iPhone is speculated to be much slimmer thus lighter than the latest models. It is also rumored that iPhone 7 would come sans the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. In its place, Apple would introduce its Lightning port as the connector in the device for all wired headphones.      

A few companies are already selling headphones purported to offer high quality audio when connected via the Lightning port as soon as Apple launched the same in iOS7 a while back.

Mac Otakara’s blog, a reliable source site, went a step forward and suggested that iPhone 7 would come with Lightning port supported EarPod headphones.

However, people who are already using the exorbitantly priced 3.5 mm headphones need not worry. Apple would surely make some arrangements and offer 3.5 mm to Lightning port adapter to let everybody use the old headphones with the new device effortlessly.  Of course one needs to be the price for it!… Read the rest

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Jailbreaking Apple Devices Running in iOS 9 Including iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

The process of jailbreaking Apple devices changes with each iOS upgrade. If you are willing to jailbreak an iOS device, you have visited the right page.

Jailbreaking Apple Devices Running in iOS 9 Including iPhone 6s and 6s PlusiOS 9: The Current iOS Version

iOS 9 has been jailbroked with a tool available at the moment for Windows only. The jailbreak is compatible with any device running on iOS 9, including the latest 6s and 6s Plus.

How to Jailbreak

Just follow the below given steps if you want to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running on iOS 9:

i. To begin with, back up the device. Go to Settings> iCloud> Backup and select “Back Up Now”.

ii. Disable the passkey on the device. Go to Settings> Touch ID & Passcode and disable the code.

iii. Enable Airplane Mode by swiping up the screen that will open Control Center. You need to tap on the Airplane icon.

iv. You need to download the jailbreak tool known as Pangu. You would also need iTunes. So, download it as well if do not already have it.

v. Open Pangu and plug in your Apple device.

vi. As soon as Pangu recognizes your device, choose the “Start” option.

vii. Click on “Already Backup”

viii. After sometime, your device will reboot and Pangu will ask you to put the device again on Airplane mode. Once you do the same and the software will continue with the process accordingly.

ix. A little later, Pangu will tell you to open the Pangu app on the home screen. Tap the app and give it access to your pictures when prompted.

x. Your device will reboot for one last time. Disable Airplane mode and open up Cydia. Your Apple device is jailbroken.

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I recently wrote a column about the potential extinction of print newspapers and the recent news offering of Apple, Facebook and Google seems to be making my case stronger. Soon, news consumption will happen more on mobiles than any other platform and all big tech giants seem to be making the most of it.

AppleApple News is already here and the iPhone maker has tied up with major news providers across the world to provide news for smartphone users. Big media channels including Vogue, New York Times and Vanity Fair are also on the Apple News platform.

“Apple News is a brilliant way to read news. You can access news of your interest and can read it whenever you want. I like reading news on my phone in the morning time and no more subscribe to print newspapers,” says Ameesha Seth.

Google is also set to offer a new news app. It has tied with Twitter to develop an app to deliver news content. According to various reports, users will be able to load news on their phone in microseconds with the new Google app.

Facebook also wishes to find its feet in the news space. It has launched Instant Articles and promises to deliver news faster than any other digital outlet. It has also tied up with various media organizations.

With Apple, Google and Facebook already trying to make the most of digital news phenomenon, soon the news will be consumed on digital channels, as it is a faster and easier way to read news.

 “I am addicted to Flipboard. That is my go to news destination,” says Manan Sharma.

News is all about timeliness and with the expansion of digital media, it has found a new home.

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Apple iOS 9.0.2 Resolves A Lot Of Old Issues

Apple iOS 9.0.2Apple iOS 9.0.2 has received a new update, which has been rolled out to fix bugs and resolve issues of iCloud Back Up and iMessage activation. It will also fix issues of incorrect rotation of screen while receiving messages.

We updated the iPhone 6 soon after getting the update and saw many improvements on. No one can bypass the locked screen anymore, which was a major issue for many iPhone users. The security patch in the new update has fixed safety issues so your data, contacts, photos are completely secure.

There were complaints regarding the settings menu as well. We spoke to one of the users who told us that he was unable to get into the settings of phones. “I was not able to make any changes. With the new update, the issue has been fixed and I hope it stay like this,” he says.

iCloud backup concerns have also been taken care of.  “Oh, yes what a relief. There were times when the back-up would automatically stop if I started the manual back-up. I backed up my phone immediately after getting the update,” says Sunny Aggarwal.

The iMessage activation has also been fixed. Apparently, users we spoke to did not face any problems with iMessage but from Apple’s end it has been fixed.

Meanwhile, Apple’s recently released the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus phones, which have seen a record sale. The phones will be released in India on October 16.… Read the rest

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Apple Denies Rumors Of Merging iOS and OS X

apple ios os x mergeApple has put to rest all rumors regarding the creation of an operating system by combining the iOS and OS X. This concept is based on the idea that Apple would like to merge the best of both worlds–productivity and portability–someday. Nothing like that happened when the 12-inch iPad Pro came into being. Now, Apple chief Tim Cook has denied all the rumors, suggesting there are no plans to merge the two operating systems.

Cook said, “We don’t believe in having one operating system for PC and mobile… these operating systems do different things. We have no intention to blend them.” He was speaking at the Boxworks conference held in San Francisco.

When Box CEO Aaron Levie prodded him further, Cook said both the devices have different functions to perform, different uses and that their adoption rate is also different.

With tablets having taken the place of laptops, many companies are trying to combine desktop computing with mobile operating systems by offering touch-enabled features. However, in doing so, tech giant Microsoft failed miserably with Windows RT. It seems that things are again back in place with Sundar Pichai taking the rein of the company and the Chrome OS and Android working well together.

It is also to be noted that people do not like the idea of running iOS on a big screen. Even the iPad Pro has been lashed for the extra white space on its home screen.

Knowing Apple, we can expect something innovative with their OS. We’re waiting to see what the future of OS on computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles might be.… Read the rest

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Apple Music, iBooks & iTunes Movies Now In China

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China is an important market for most international companies now and Apple is no exception. To increase its dominance in the country and to assure investors of their plans, Apple has introduced iTunes Movies, Apple Music as well as iBooks in the mainland.

While launching these products in China, Apple senior vice-president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said that their customers in China are important for the company as they have provided the largest market for Apple apps.


Non-stop fun at a pocket-friendly prices

Users in China can now enjoy Apple Music at a price of 10 yuan or $1.57 per month. iTunes movies will be available with two different plans. People looking for HD rentals can get it at a starting price of 5 yuan or $ 0.79 and those searching for HD purchases can have it at 18 yuan or $2.83.

iBooks, which forms a major interest for Apple users there, can be availed just by shelling 0.5 yuan or 8 cents. This is not all. To attract more users to their products, iTunes China offers the 2014 blockbuster movie The Taking of Tiger Mountain free of cost. This is for limited period of time. Apart from the freebie, iTunes will also offer innumerable Hollywood movies as well as a huge collection from the Chinese studios.

Apple Music will also come with some great attractions. It will feature popular regional artists like G.E.M, JJ Lin, Li Ronghao and Eason Chan. At the same time, there will be no dearth of music from international artists.

With all these plans, Apple seems to be gearing up for tough competition in China. By introducing these popular services, the company should be expecting greater foothold in the country as well as positive growth in its shares.

People’s view

While speaking about the latest offerings from Apple, user Madhurima Sengupta said, “The second largest economy of the world is going through hard times these days, yet introduction of new products may be helpful in stabilizing the condition to some extent.”

Neerja Dikshit, who has to travel far and wide for her job was thrilled to know about the launch. Being an Apple user, she said, “Now I can get non-stop entertainment from Apple Music even when I visit China.”… Read the rest

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Microsoft Office 365 Editing Feature Not Free For iPad Pro Users

In case you have missed this little slip, it has come to light that advanced features of the Microsoft Office 365 would be chargeable on the Apple iPad Pro. This means users would have to shell out extra monies to use advanced features like editing on the iPad Pro. Note that these facilities are absolutely free on the Apple iPad. Prospective buyers should keep this in mind while purchasing the latest iPad Pro.

Microsoft Office 365 Editing Feature Would Not be Free for iPad Pro UsersThis is not particularly surprising as Microsoft had announced way back in March 2015 that any device with a display of more than 10.1 inches would need an Office 365 subscription to use it.

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However, Apple’s iPad Pro is the first device running on iOS that will have to pay to use the editing feature on the Office 365 app. It would cost around $ 6.99 per month to get the subscription.

Microsoft first introduced Office for iPad in 2014. As soon as it was released, it became one of the top apps that could be downloaded for free. A subscription was required to edit and use advanced features on the app when it was first introduced. The company did away with these charges in the latter part of 2014, making the editing feature free to use.

Now, the company has hinted at a subscription for devices with bigger screen sizes. Office 365 is an extremely popular app used by more than a billion people, which helps Microsoft rake in a decent sum of money. Microsoft works really hard on this product to make it better and more productive with new features each time.

Recently, the company released Office 2016 for Windows and Mac that comes with several additional features including a black theme, Tell Me Assistant and the feature of co-authoring posts.

 

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iPhone 6s Hands On Review

iPhone 66 hands on reviewWe were at the Apple store in New York recently and got an opportunity to test the latest iPhone 6s. To start with, we wanted to check if bending issues that were seen with the iPhone 6 remain. Good news, the iPhone 6s does not bend. Instead, it looks stronger than the iPhone 6. For those who are clumsy with their phones, this one could be a better bet.

Apple offerings after the iPhone 3 have been a little fragile. Many users changed their handsets because they found the iPhone delicate. If you are not a fan of the thin bezel that accompanied the previous iPhones, be prepared for a surprise this time. The latest iPhone has a sturdy and secure built.

An interesting feature of the iPhone 6s is the new 3D touch, which makes multitasking faster and easier. It allows users to access everything with one tap from peek and pop. All this makes adjusting, enabling and disabling so simple. However, users will need to dedicate a few hours to understand this feature.

With so much on its side, the first batch of iPhone 6S will be a complete sell out.

We met a user Charles at the store, also is avid iPhone user. He bought the phone and the first thing he did was to take a picture. “This is why I buy iPhones. They give you the most beautiful pictures,” he said.

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