Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

iPhone 6 and iOS 7 - in testing report suggests

The Next Web has begun reporting serious evidence that the iPhone might have a new version the iPhone 6 and the iOS might even get a new upgrade called iOS 7. How far this is true is left to be seen. Here are the reasons however that TNW use to prove it could actually be legitimate. Many app developers have started reporting that a new iPhone Identifier 'iPhone6,1 which runs on iOS 7. These developer logs which show among other things an IP address from Apple's Cupertino Campus for App requests. Which means the next iPhone and new iOS is in the works and could actually be ready for compatibility testing.

Apple LogoEven though OS and device data can be faked, the presence of the unique IP address says something else. Just because the IP address points back to Cupertino does not mean it's for real. Apple have been known to constantly push out new models of the iPhone and to keep upgrading the iOS. If however they are indeed testing a new iPhone - will it be called iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S is left to be seen. If a new iOS if rolled out will it be iOS 7. For now the rumor mills have started spinning and maybe Apple fans will be in for a surprise early with the release of the iPhone 6.
Source: The Next Web.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Facebook Sound Notifications: How to turn off

The latest feature being tested by Facebook is Notifications sounds, this means each time you get a notification you will hear a small beep on your PC or Mobile device. Whether users will like it or not is left to be seen. The options to have a small sound played whenever you receive a notification is something you can expect very soon. If you do get it and want to turn it off. It is quiet simple and easy to do. Basically with this option you can continue doing your work and whenever a friend updates their Facebook status and the story gets posted to your News feed. You will hear a small sound alerting you to the new story on your news feed. Might be quiet useful and will save you all the time and energy checking for status updates. With sounds you can carry on with whatever your doing and each time there is a status update, you will hear the sound.

Facebook Audio AlertsHow to turn off, disable or stop Facebook Sound Notifications
1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on the drop-down next to home
3. From the left sidebar choose notifications
4. Beside 'all notifications sounds on' click on view
5. Uncheck the bob beside 'Play a sound when each new notification is received'

To enable notification sounds follow the same process and check the box beside 'Play a sound when each new notification is received'. So if you want to check if your notification sounds are not working or working. The option is to be found under notifications under account settings. Notifications sounds or audio alerts are not just for the web but should be available on your iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

Friday, September 14, 2012

iOS 6 Available to download on September 19

iOS 6

With all the media attention the iPhone 5 has been getting, users with older iPhones must be feeling a little left out. All is not lost however because the latest version of Apple's iOS - iOS 6 will be available for download on September 19, 2012. This latest version of the operating system will be available for all iPhones, iPads and iPods. If you have an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, New iPad or the iPad 2, you will be able to download and install iOS 6. This means that users with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and original iPad will not be able to updated the iOS. 

iOS 6 comes with many new features like deep Facebook integration, Apple Maps and guided access for people with disabilities. So as you get ready to get iOS 6, here are a few recommendations to get your device ready for the new upgrade.

Clean up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
There must be a lot of Apps you might have downloaded and rarely use. This can take-up a lot of precious storage space. The idea is to remove apps from your home-screen that you no longer use and get your device ready. Especially problematic for 16 GB devices. So take the time to set things in order and clear up space and your screen. You can always download those free apps later.

Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
It is highly unlikely that anything will go wrong when you upgrade. It is however a nice feeling to know that all your data is backed-up in case anything should go wrong. You can do this by plugging your device into a computer and if the backup does not happen automatically. You can then go to iTunes, right-click on your device and select backup. 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion Twitter Integration

Photo Credit: App Advice

OS X Mountian Lion comes with Twitter integration. The latest OS from Apple allows you to easily continue the same tasks on different Apple devices. This allows you to switch between your iPad, iPhone or MAC and keep doing all your work. OS X Mountain Lion comes with Twitter integration and this means once you have set the OS up, sign-in to Twitter and get the ability to Tweet right from the App your working on. So the next time you're working on your iOS device all you need to do is to choose Twitter from the share menu and tweet links and photos right from Safari, Preview, finder, photo booth and Quick look without switching to another app and singing in. 

You also get a Tweet Sheet, now this is a handy little card that contains all the content you're tweeting. You can also use this sheet to add a comment and also find out how many characters are remaining. The Tweet sheet also has another advantage, if you have multiple Twitter accounts you can sign-in to all of them and use the Tweet sheet to switch between accounts. You can also receive notifications when someone @ mentions you on Twitter. The Tweet sheet also allows you to add location to your Tweets. Twitter has been deeply integrated into Mountain Lion and the latest OS from Apple gives you a complete Twitter experience without having to sign-out of apps and logging in again from another app. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iOS 5.1: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Image Credit: Apple

Apple releases iOS 5.1 and with it, have hopefully fixed the reception and battery issues faced by the iPhone 4S. With this newest update to iOS  - Apple have highlighted a few of the features that make this OS a must have on your Apple gadget. Some of the highlights are that Japan will get a Japanese Siri, face detection on the camera now shows all faces detected, addresses bugs affecting battery life, fixes the issue of audio call drops for outgoing calls.

How to update your device to iOS 5.1
1. Ensure you're using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Using your USB cable connect your device to your computer
3. After iTunes opens, select your device from under devices
4. Click 'check for update' in the summary pane and this will check for all available updates
5. Once an update is found, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. While the download and installation process is happening do not disconnect your device.
You can also update your device using Wi-Fi, Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates.
Note: Backup your device before updating and support can be found here
Source: Apple Support

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get Facebook Timeline on your iPhone or iPod now

The Facebook App for your iOS devices has been updated with the new Facebook Timeline. So you can now grab an iPhone or iPad and go tinker and play with it now. The new version of the Facebook App for the iPhone and iPod is know as 4.1 and comes with a few upgrades and features.

So what's new with the new Facebook App for the iPhone and iPod
1. If you have enabled Timeline it is now available on your iPhone and iPod
2. An update for the iPad is promised in the near future. Not yet available for your iPad.
3. Access to friend's lists, subscribers and subscriptions.
4. Facebook promises better photo viewing and faster performance.

You can get the iPhone App available on iTunes now

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

iPhone: What is airplane mode

There is a lot of debate online on the question of switching off cellphones once your airplane is ready for take off and landing. Can devices actually interfere with navigation systems etc. It is in this context that we decided to cover Airplane mode on your iPhone and how it works. What actually happens when you switch on airplane mode and is it safe.

To start off it is safe to say that once airplane mode on your iPhone has been enabled all wireless features are disabled. All non wireless features however are still available, which means you can still listen to music, watch movies and compose documents. 

What features can you use when Airplane mode is switched on
1. You can listen to music
2. Watch Movies
3. Check your calendar
4. Take or view pictures
5. Use your alarm
6. Use your stopwatch
7. Use calendar
8. Take notes
9. Read text-messages or email stored on your phone

What features are unavailable when airplane mode if turned on
1. All wireless features of your phone are turned off
2. Cellular both voice and data are unavailable
3. Wi-Fi
4. Bluetooth
5. GPS
6. Location Service

How to  turn airplane mode on
Tap settings to turn on airplane mode. Once it is turned on an airplane icon will appear in your status bar. 

Usually above 10,000 you are allowed to turn-on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If the airline you are travelling on so allows it you can then turn on these two services when in airplane mode.

How to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone when in airplane mode.

To turn Wi-Fi on while airplane mode is on, tap Settings > Wi-Fi, turn Wi-Fi on and choose your Wi-Fi network.
To turn Bluetooth on while airplane mode is on, tap Settings > General > Bluetooth, and turn Bluetooth on.

This feature is very good when you are travelling by air but to avoid confusion it is best to check with the aircraft staff if you can keep you phone on as this feature is still not fully understood and may be a cause for confusion.

Sources: Apple Help and Apple Support

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