Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Keep iPhone Autocorrect in Check

Autocorrect
If you write a lot with the virtual iPhone keyboard, you will likely get used to the auto-correction, but you can deactivate it if necessary. If the auto correct is deactivated, it is recommended to leave the normal correction activated at least. This still indicates errors but does not automatically repair them. The relevant options can be found in the General and Keyboard settings. Regardless of whether Auto Correct is activated or deactivated, errors sometimes occur when typing quickly. So far you have probably deleted the erroneous word to the point where the error happened and rewritten it from there on. It does not have to be! Here you can learn how to correct your words faster.

Actually, we would just like to tell a friend or a friend that we can still have a coffee after the meal. However, we are typing "sitll" instead of "still".

Instead of deleting the wrong word and re-writing it, just press the backspace key on the virtual keyboard of your iPhone. If the blue bar is at the end of the wrong word, a correction suggestion should appear which you select by tapping. Of course this does not work with every word. If necessary, press the Backspace key a couple of times until you reach the end of the wrong word.

If you have selected the correction, the incorrect word is replaced by the correct one. The correction function becomes annoying when you write with friends and use a dialect or dialect phrases. The iPhone does not recognize the various dialects and therefore makes relatively nonsensical suggestions for improvement or directly makes improvements in the case of auto-correct. We'll show you how to disable this feature easily. 

Disable iPhone Auto Correction

If you want to disable the auto correct on the iPhone, go to the settings and select the General item. Scrolls a little down and taps on keyboard. There you will find the menu point Auto Correct, which you can activate and deactivate with a fingertip.

If you have problems with automatically corrected dialect or abbreviations, you probably work with auto-correction. You should disable it in this case. Apple has put the Auto Correct function so deep into the system settings. After all, iOS devices are selling around the world and one can assume that people with the most diverse dialects write texts on their iPhones. However, there is still no way to switch the function on and off quickly.

What you should consider when writing the text with the iPhone

The relatively small keys on the screen keyboard and some pre-set automatisms can be terribly annoying when writing to the otherwise exceptionally user-friendly iPhone:

When typing, keep in mind the upper / lowercase key. At the beginning of the block and after a block end character, the capitalization is activated automatically, recognizable by the white arrow symbol. Unfortunately, this really meaningful automatism is in some cases inappropriate, for example if you have a shortcut like "etc." insert.

Even more annoying are unwanted suggestions, because if you do not tap the cross symbol on the top right, your text will quickly get mixed up.

Especially if you want to go fast, you can quickly get to wrong keys - if a wrong word suggestion is inadvertently inserted or the capitalization unintentionally activated, the chaos is perfect.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apple's Self Driving Car Program Detailed in DMV Training Doc

iCar

Apple – Automated System – Self-Driving Vehicles

Apple had been granted permission recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to publicly test the autonomous driving technology on the Californian roads.

A new document of Apple has come up detailing the self-driving car training program for drivers. The new document offers more evidence that Apple is actively operating on autonomous driving technology internally. The official papers were obtained by Business Insider entitled `Development Platform Specific Training’, which tends to refer to the `Apple Automated System’, utilised in self-driving vehicles.

Apple had established an `Automated System’ for self-driving vehicles and intends putting select staffers through a training program in order to control the vehicles. As per the documents, the drivers of Apple need to pass seven various tests before their complete training. Every driver is given two practice runs together with three trials in order to pass each test which is said to be a private course.

The documents specify that the technology utilised by the drivers comprise of Logitech hardware as well as basic driving schemes such as tight U-turns with sudden braking or acceleration. Every test includes a goal together with steps to supersede the autonomous system while training with the scheme.

Focus on Self-Driving Software

Though Apple has the liberty to test anything internally and privately, it is the California permit that enables it to test three 2015 Lexus RX450h hybrid sport utility vehicles as per the DMV documentation that had been published recently, which is the same vehicle utilised in the self-driving tests of Google.

Though it had been presumed for some months that Apple had been constructing its own electric vehicle, the recent rumours have claimed that presently Apple has been focusing on self-driving car software instead which is shown by the latest public-facing development. A letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in December had shown that disclosed first hand work on self-driving technology of Apple. Self-driving car technology is said to be one of the most prominent arenas in Silicon Valley.

Earlier known as self-driving car unit of Google, Waymo is presently in a high-stakes combat with Uber over its autonomous car tech and analysts have estimated that the industry could be worth trillions of dollars. Apple had refrained from commenting on this issue.

Possibility of Self-Driving Car Platform

For the past three years the work of Apple had been something of an open clandestine and the company initially had intention of creating its own autonomous vehicles. However it turned to an autonomous driving software platform resulting in internal strife and leadership problems.

The company is now creating a driving system under the management of Bob Mansfield wherein the car team have been given till the end of this year in order to substantiate the possibility of self-driving car platform. Such a type of structure would probably permit Apple to partner with car manufacturers as a type of development of CarPlay.

 Apple being ready in testing the software on public roads shows that the development seems to be fairly far-off. If the company tends to take the vehicles out on the streets of California, its works would require to be publicly shared with the DMV established on the law of California.

Apple's AR Smart Glasses Could be in the Works

Apple

Apple’s AR Smart Glasses

Apple could be working on some undisclosed hardware comprising of a pair of AR smart glasses. It has been revealed after an incident report had been apparently leaked to Gizmodo signifying that the company had been playing with some kind of ocular prototype.

Gizmodo, the Apple document stated it acquired an incident wherein an employee had reported eye pain on using a new prototype. Gizmodo had reported that the employee was of the belief that the pain could be the outcome of using the device together with the testimony that the seal of the device had been broken, an indication that it had been tampered.

Though apparently the incident report tends to utilise language with the intention of concealing what type of prototype it is, Gizmodo wonders that it could be some kind of smart glasses. Another incident indicated that an employee had been sent to the optometrist after working with another prototype and thereafter experienced eye pain and saw `laser flashes’. Since the wording seems vague, it is not known if the two prototypes had any link or what they were meant to do.

Bringing AR to iPhone

Apple had already shown concern in augmented reality or AR. Tim Cook, CEO had mentioned that he envisages a big future for AR which would impact the world as much as the smartphone that Apple had supported to propagate with the iPhone.

 Cook had constantly responded to AR-related queries on quarterly earning calls stating that he is of the belief that the technology seems to have more potential than its virtual reality counterpart and had implied at plans of Apple of entering the space.

Nonetheless, as of September, Apple tends to continue hiring both AR as well as VR professionals which has left the possibility that it could develop products in both the classifications. Some rumours have already claimed that Apple could be working on means of bringing AR to the iPhone, while still others state that Apple is working on a pair of wearable glasses alike to Google Glass.

 But many are speculating whether the glasses by Apple could succeed where Google Glass fell short. The company has been exploring the smart glasses market according to reports and hence it is not clear when the completed product would materialize.

Earliest Time-Frame - 2018

The earliest time-frame is said to be 2018 for the product though Apple could delay the project much longer or alter its direction as in the case of its automotive goals. It is also a known fact for months that Apple had been gathering AR talent and putting heads together in working in secret on some kind of consumer product.

Apple has already been in talks with prospective suppliers, as per Bloomberg for components such as near-eye displays. Moreover it also tends to have the capability with companies such as PrimeSense, Metaio and Flyby which are the start-ups that had been dedicated to AR software, 3D mapping together with computer vision before Apple had attained them over the period of the last three years.

 The intention was to create a pair of glasses which could be linked wirelessly to iPhone as well as overlap information on the field of vision of the wearer. The AR does not come without its flaws. Google Glass had been a huge failure providing AR a bad public image thus displaying just how far the technology should go before it can be eventually utilised on the face.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This Tiny iOS Change Will Make Your iPhone Even Zippier

iOS
After a long wait Apple has finally rolled the update for the iOS 10.3 which is expected which will started hitting the devices from Monday. Those who got the chance to get the latest update early on their devices are claiming that their device is surprisingly faster than earlier. iPhone is running with a new vigour and performance is simply way better than it was being produced before the update.

But this isn’t the surprisingly thing which we would love to share with the iPhone users. It is widely known that the new update tends to improvise on the performance of the OS which ultimately helps in getting better output from the existing hardware. But this update has shown a new insight into how the iPhone can be made run much better even after the update.

The key hidden feature

The latest update brings a relatively new kind of fancy file system which plays a judgement role in freeing up the storage space on the OS. But this isn’t the only major improvement made in the iOS by the developers at the Apple. One of the Apple engineer going by the name of Renaud Lienhart has revealed on the Twitter one of the undocumented tweak implement in the OPS. This particular tweak has helped in improving the performance of the iPhone to a whole new extent.

What this tweak is all about? 

The update iOS 10.3 brings a wide range of snappier animation for the OS which allows it to perform exceptionally well. All the animation present on iOS was tweaked as well as shortened to a great extent by the team of the Apple engineers.

The animation which has been the talking point in the whole case of performance boosting relates to almost every aspect of the operating system experience. This animation can be seen in the opening, closing or switching between different apps. It would be absurd to think that simply optimizing the animation will help in getting better performance out a device. Rather this has helped in improving the responsiveness of the OS to the user’s commands or gestures which ultimately gives a feeling of improved performance on the iPhone. This tiny change has made it easier to perform multitasking on the iPhone.

Why wait? Just Update to 10.3 & See the difference

If you are tired with the slow performance of your iPhone then waste no time and update your device to the latest 10.3 version. This will allow you to get the speed boost and it is very good thing to keep your device updated with the latest version of OS as it helps in safeguarding the devices from wide range of bugs and it brings a whole range of fixes. A major bug has been rooted from the iOS with this update which is called Safari ransom bug. In short 10.3 update not just speeds up your iPhone but it also helps in keeping device secure against the bugs.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Choose the Right Mobile Phone Provider to get the most out of your Apple

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Choosing a cell phone carrier is now tougher than ever, especially now that handsets have tremendously improved and data networks are faster. If you are yet to get a new mobile phone plan, you may be paying more than necessary. In fact, switching to a better provider may lead you to a big drop in your monthly bill in terms of faster data, customer service and reliable coverage. Eyeing a top-of-the-line Apple handset? Well, it is now possible to lease and pay it off in interest-free instalments to enjoy a lower monthly bill. Below are vital guidelines for finding the best phone provider for your lifestyle.

The Provider

If you are on a budget, smaller carriers are the best for modest data requirements, including email, Facebook and browsing. Heavy data users are mostly suited for larger carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile. These large carriers have a unique advantage over their smaller competitors, especially since their coverage around the country is great with the high-speed 4G internet. You can use the zip code of your provider to find out about the coverage. Also, before signing up, ensure the provider is open to receiving your phone back should you experience coverage problems. Some carriers give clients up to 14 days to decide if they should continue using the phone or not. You may incur a restocking fee too, so get the details before making your purchase. For most phone users, the largest portion of their charges is mostly related to the amount of broadband received. Therefore, always have a rough figure of the amount of data you are likely to use per month.

Data Usage

The amount of data used monthly depends on the access to a WIFI hotspot and the the frequency of downloads and gaming. Light data users tend to spend most of their time checking emails and social media sites. Medium data users are a little dependent on the internet when giving a few touch-ups in their streaming and limited gaming. Heavy data users rely on the internet consistently to download movies, videos and games.

When should you replace your Phone? 

You can consider replacing a troublesome phone such as one with a cracked screen. When moving to another provider, you don’t necessarily need to replace your phone. In the past, providers would lock their phones to discourage users from going through the process of paying for other handsets. Some providers today such as Apple have unlocked phones, giving you the chance to switch from one operator to another. However, if you plan on replacing your old model with a new one, it would be a great idea to change your phone.

Weigh your Options

Mobile phones play a great role in running apps and browsing the internet, and also facilitating social networking. The difference comes in on how either operating system can handle the tasks. Also, the OS has a huge effect on the selection of apps. While most people tend to stick to one OS, it is worth knowing that switching can present additional features that are more appealing than what is at hand. Today, different phones come with features upgrades to help their users be more efficient and productive. Voice command is a good example, where users dial up numbers by calling out the digits or mentioning the contact name. Also, there are phones that allow users to schedule meetings, find local businesses and make notes.

How should you pay? 

Different providers have varying modes of payment. You can choose to pay for it over time or lease it. Paying over time is recommended when you have expensive taste. You can have the retail price divided into 24 monthly instalments or less. Before signing up, read the fine print to ensure the period is favourable for you. Leasing is ideal for people who love to switch providers every one or two years. It means that after a certain period, you can change your phone for a new model.

If you are considering a move to a different carrier, make sure you are getting the best deal and that your needs are fully covered. Figure out the best broadband for in terms of light, medium and heavy data services before switching.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Facebook Launches Its Complementary Newsfeed Page on iOS Devices

Rocket icon
The dedicated team behind Facebook is always in the process of creating a great user experience through innovation. For some Facebook users the addition of a new ‘rocket icon’ may have raised eyebrows as to what it could possibly be. Although Facebook page has featured news feed icon, the rocket icon is another addition to that concept. What the rocket icon does is provide users second news feed page that directly link to stories, blogs, feeds, photographs, and such from various other sources that you may have missed.

The ‘rocket icon’

The intention here by the developers, was to enhance the already present newsfeed feature by adding this second rocket icon. The second icon basically, links many other sources of text and images relating to an item or subject you were looking at.

The position where this icon appears is dependent on the operating software of the device. Devices are primarily operated by iOS or Android, which decides the icon’s appearance on the top or bottom. However, Facebook has not yet confirmed this to be a permanent feature of this popular social media platform. It is currently experimenting on presenting a substitute News Feed page.

This secondary page will consist of videos, photos, articles, and posts from a variety of sources, even those that are not followed by the user.

Available through an update 

This new ‘rocket icon’ is available on both Android and iOS apps, and this secondary news feed displays content chosen by Facebook for the user. A spokesperson of the company recently stated that it is going to be a complementary feed of trending photos, videos and articles, but will be customized for each person.

This means that no two users will have the same content displaying on the ‘rocket icon’ page. Now, that’s definitely something Facebook has never attempted before. It is recent in the tweaks and changes Facebook has made and this has got people thinking over what else the company has planned.

Experimenting with new feature 

The company has a history of experimenting with new and improved features and if these tests become successful, the features are finalized. The ‘rocket icon’ is a completely new Facebook feature, and only after testing the popularity, will it be finalized.

This new feature is similar to Instagram’s explore page, which displays content that the user has not expressly liked, but might be interested in. however, the company believes that this new venture will be successful as many Facebook users recently have been in the asking for something new and exciting.

All the contents displayed on the ‘rocket ship’ newsfeed will be similar to the pages that the users have already liked. It will also showcase contents that are trending in the social media world, and things that are popular amongst your friends.

However, this is not something completely new, as Facebook has already tested this format using a small square icon, that was only available for Android Beta users. The rocket icon is not a limited version and is available on all devices operating on iOS and Android.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New iPhone 8 Details Reveal Impressive Advanced Technology

iPhone 8
Credit: Oscar Luna Martinez
Apple’s famous rival has already launched its flagship devices for this year’s sales but Apple is quiet about the development made into the creation of next iPhone 8. Samsung has been smart in launching the Galaxy S8 with a revamped refreshing design and thereby gets the advantage of getting into the market first. However Apple is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that iPhone 8 remains the elite device for the consumers to purchase during the last quarter of this year.

Removal of iconic physical home button

Samsung has simply paved way for the Apple to ditch the physical button with the launch of the Galaxy S8. Apple is certainly expected the follow the lead with the removal of the physical home button in the iPhone 8 as per the rumors. And once Apple does it then it will become a trend for other mobile OEMs to follow in the upcoming days but Apple is known for giving a huge boost on its each move. Removing the button will not be a simple affair rather Apple is working towards bringing such a technology which brings more features and functionalities right to the screen to compensate for the removal.

Fingerprint sensor will move away from the front

With Galaxy S8 Samsung has removed the fingerprint sensor from top to the bottom of the device by placing it right beside the camera. Though this move is bit awkward and it will take considerable before one gets accustomed to it. Apple has worked all the year to bring a credible solution for this as per the rumors where fingerprint scanning functionality will be embedded right beneath the touch screen.

Curve design to debut on iPhone

It might appear that Apple is simply ripping off all the important design elements of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in its upcoming iPhone 8. But it is other way around. Reports have already in the media for past six detailing most of the advancement and dramatic design which is expected to be implemented on the upcoming device. Samsung is just reaping the benefit of coming in the market first which such a kind of device.

Apple has worked in close association with a number of suppliers to come with an advanced curved display which works in sync with its homegrown technologies. iPhone 8 will certainly embrace the curved display trend which was pioneered by the Samsung but it will be completely optimized for the iOS platform to lend a completely new persona.

iPhone set to feature a new Touch ID sensor

Apple will be bringing a different style of TouchID sensor for the iPhone 8. Earlier it has been widely reported that Apple is planning to do away with the iconic physical home button with the use of ‘discrete ultrasonic transducers’. This will allow Apple to add some interesting gestures support and lot of magical feature right into the screen which can become the talk of the planet for the rest of the year.

Free Calling VoIP Apps For Mac


There are a lot of VoIP services and software packages available that allow Mac users to make free or cheap VoIP calls. This is important to know because many Mac users are frustrated by the fact that VoIP providers have softphones which are only Windows compatible. If you want to make free or cheap calls from your Mac then you should consider some of these apps and services.

Skype
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Skype is possible the most popular of all VoIP services available and it offers a softphone client to more than half a billion of its users. When using Skype you can all other Skype users for free. You can also make video calls, voice calls and have a conference with this service. If you are going to call a mobile phone or landline you will pay low rates.

Skype has been improving the VoIP client for Mac, but there is something that makes it weaker than the Windows version. This is the fact that it is not free, only cheap. If you have a home business then you should look at Skype for Business as a VoIP option.

QuteCom
QuteCom

QuteCom used to be called Wengophone and is a strong, free VoIP client. This service offers what Skype does with SIP compatibility. You will be able to make video and voice calls to people who also use QuteCom as well as cheap calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide.

This service also allows you to send an SMS to mobile devices. You can configure your client to work with any SIP-compatible VoIP service which allows you to use the application as a phone.

iChat

iChat is a VoIP client that comes for free with your Mac operating system so it will already be on your machine. The application is slick and clean with a video-conference function that allows up to 4 people onto a call at once. The primary issue with this application is that you are not able to make calls to mobiles or landlines and can only speak to people who have a Mac.

FaceTime
FaceTime

If you are looking for a simple app for video calling then FaceTime is one of them. This is exclusively for Mac's and does what you want it to very well. However, this is not a free solution and sells on the Apple App Market for a dollar. It is a very high-quality app with crisp HD video and voice communication.

Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts

Many people assume that this Google product will not work on a Mac. However, you can integrate the tool into your Mac. This is a very useful tool if you have a Gmail account or use other services from Google.

LoudHush
Loudhush

If you are looking for an app that is only for Mac then LoudHush is one of them. This is a VoIP softphone that works with an Asterisk PBX which makes it a less than ideal choice for many people. However, if you do have an account with Asterisk PBX then it will come in handy and offers some very interesting features.

X-Lite
xlite

Bespoke VoIP apps for customers is something that Counter path excels at, but they also have many good pre made products. X-Lite is one of the products they have which contains their basic elements of the paid app which is rich in features. This product offers SIP calling and is ideal for anyone looking for something to use in a corporate context.

Viber
viber

Viber is primarily for smartphones as it is one of the many VoIP calling apps that you can get. However, there is also a full application for Mac and PC computers.

How to Use Find My AirPods Feature in iOS 10.3

 Find My AirPods

One of the pioneers of creating high tech gadgets, Apple has never failed to surprise its customers. Yet again, Apple has come up with something new that is bound to awe its loyal customers. The company has recently released iOS 10.3 officially, and as usual it is packed with a host of surprises. AirPods users would find themselves lucky, for the gadget’s updated version is all set to amuse the users. The Find My iPhone feature is now available on AirPods, and it would make the process of finding misplaced AirPods incredibly easy.

Easier to locate misplaced earbuds 

The feature called Find My Airpods is new and thus a few glitches are quite common. This AiPod feature is not quite sophisticated as the iPhone one, as one has to connect their iPhone to their AirPods for making this new feature functional. This also means that if the two devices are present not quite close to each other, the feature will not operate. However, Apple is known for its constant customer dedication and thus every AirPod user can be assured that the company will try its best to find the misplaced device. This new feature is accessible just like the other ‘Find’ services for Apple Watch, iPod, iPad, and Mac.

Find My AirPod 

For using this new and enhanced Apple feature, simply log into the Find iPhone application, and find ‘AirPods’ in the list of available devices. From there, you will find where all the Apple products including the Airpods are located. For locating the AirPod only, tap the option given and you’ll find an option which will allow you to play a song on the device. You’ll also find a similar option which will allow you to mute the right or left AirPod for stopping the music. The feature of stopping the music is provided to help you locate only one of them if you’ve not misplaced both. Although, the sound emitted isn’t that loud, but it is enough to find a misplaced earbud in a moderately quiet environment.

Keep it connected with the iPhone 

For those of you, who have started using iPhone or AirPods for not that long need to know that the feature will only work if the AirPods are connected to the iPhone. In case, your device isn’t connected to the AirPods or you’ve misplaced them in some other location you will only get to see its last location. Even if you press the ‘play sound’ button you’ll receive a screen pop up saying ‘sound pending’. However, while most of us are in the habit or losing or misplacing earbuds, this function will be a boon for all Apple users.

It’s quite useful for tracing nearby AirPods. Even though Apple has made it far easier to locate misplaced gadgets (that are expensive), losing them at a faraway location might make it difficult for you to locate. Inspite of this slight technical hurdle, the feature is advantageous and even more applaud able is the gadgets wireless design. So, if you’ve invested in AirPods no need to fret if you’ve managed to misplace it. Apple’s impeccable features will help you locate the device and save you from the hassle of buying new ones.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to Fix Disappearing iPhone Passwords

iCloud
Dynamism in technologies seem to reverberate the entire world these days. With the advent of iPhones, iPod and several other gadgets the contemporary scenario is such, that none can imagine their life without these tech products. The gadget geeks are bent on locating new technologies that can bring the entire world on the tip of their fingers.

One of the customers had complained about the problem they faced which has been very commonly reported by several other users of these gadgets. This can be considered as an added privilege, besides all other perks that they enjoy.

The customer reported that on the previous week to protect himself from the crack that occurs on Apple’s iCloud; he changed his password that was associated with his Apple’s ID. It worked perfectly for a few days, but that was the beginning of a complete new set of abnormalities to come up. He said that he had an iPad Touch, affiliated to iOS 10.2.1 of 6th generation, that suddenly started to behave abnormally as it could no longer register the Apple and iCloud’s password.

Then he was seconded by some of his friends who were using iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s having reported the same problem. Some are still facing the same problem even after updating the software to new iOS 10.3. So you can well imagine that there are both pros and cons of these technologically advanced gadgets, but not to worry as these problems can be resolved with the help of these following measures.

  1.  The very first attempt is to try to set a new password. Sometimes this works as an immediate trouble shooter and you do not have to remember or note down your previous password while assigning a new one. 
  2.  Before discarding your iPhone, iPad, remember to check that your iCloud is upgraded and running under Server Status Page Of Apple, if you find that everything is rooted to cloud then be rest assured that the problem nowhere else but on your home page itself. This is applicable as iClouds have a tendency to go down from where the downfall occurs that to near to the home. 
  3.  Resetting iCloud is another a very hilarious measure to cure the upsurge. By this method you just have to uninstall your iCloud and then reinstall once again in this way you make Apple Pay disable and the photo streams photo also gets removed. Just follow the instructions after you have uninstalled make sure to delete it and then as follow up your troubles will be resolved. 
  4.  Restoring iCloud is another smart measure to unlock the password. You are just required to connect your device with your PC or Mac and restore it by using iTunes. This is the easiest way which is sure to give you desired results. This will not affect any other programming on your iPhones or iPad, but the net result could be achieved. 

With the aid of all these measures you are sure to recover your gadgets flexibility without much ado.

Monday, April 3, 2017

How to Enable Theater Mode on Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2

theater mode
With lots of innovative devices and wearable gadgets, Apple has now gathered attention from many tech enthusiasts. Apple watches have also become the preferred products to the consumers, though they are used by people for different purposes. Some users like to utilize it as simply a timepiece, while others want to consider it as a kind of workout tracking system. To most of the consumers, Apple Watch involves a very simple or uncomplicated design. However, it turns out to be flashy to some people, while the screen lights up now and then.

Want to stop flashing of Apple Watch? Use Theatre Mode-

Whether you’re watching something in a theatre or driving a vehicle, this flickering of Apple Watch is quite disturbing to you. That is why Apple has updated watchOS 3.2 with the addition of a special feature to prevent the issue. Theater Mode is the newest feature, which allows all users to get rid of the problem. While you have activated this mode, the timepiece becomes silent. However, you will be able to access the screen only by tapping or pressing Digital Crown. This type of feature may be compared to flight mode, which you often find in Smartphone. But, it does not interfere with the function of wireless system, though it retains the silence of other things.

To say more clearly, the screen of your Apple Watch screen will not get lighted up whenever you are moving around your own hands very frequently. Moreover, you may not hear any sound of notification. But, though notifications will not stop reaching your device, the display area can never flicker.

Know the way to turn on the new mode-

When you have not installed new firmware of Apple, you need to do it instantly. Choose the option- General, and then click on- Software Update. It may allow you to have the new update on your wearable device. Connect your gadget to a source of power and install it.

  • After installing this firmware, you may access Theater Mode option, offered by Apple. In order to have the interface, you need to swipe up the display part to the upward direction from base of the watch. You may instantly have a view of different things, such as, current percentage of battery and different icons (Don’t Disturb).
  • An icon of AirPlay may get shifted towards the bottom part to create a place for Theater Mode. Until a new different icon is seen, you need to keep on scrolling Control Center. 
  • Touch the icon for Theater Mode to get extra information. It lets you know that this mode activates Silent Mode, keeping your display dark. 
  • After pressing the button, you will automatically have the benefits from this new mode. No matter, whether you’re lifting up your wrist, its screen may stay dark without causing diversion. 

Thus, with this few steps, you can make use of Apple smartwatch in your own way. However, if needed, you may also deactivate the function.

Apple Opens Lottery Registration for WWDC 2017

WWDC 2017
Apple’s developer conference is one of the most prestigious developer conferences in the world of technology. It is extremely tough to get the entry tickets as it costs around $1600 and there are innumerable numbers of people who are still willing that much of money. For last few years Apple has been using the lottery system in order to secure fewer number of ticket holders who can be accommodated at the venue. But this year Apple has decided to open the lottery for the WWDC 2017 which mean more people will have a rational chance of getting into the coveted conference.

If you are looking to join the developer’s conference then get about booking the seat before March 31 at 10 AM. Apple will simply collect the credit card number in order to charge for the ticket in the said person is elected for the conference. The second most amazing thing about this year’s conference is that it will be happening right in San Jose. It will take during June 5-9, 2017. Apple has moved away from San Francisco event due to rising cost and it is move around the officials, engineers and developers from the head-office to the conference without wasting too much of money.

How the day unfolds at the conference? 

Each year Apple begins the conference on a kickoff keynote right on the first day to keep the people engaged. In the later days major announcements are made and different segment of the presentation are done for over the week long period. The best part about the developer conference is that the attendant gets a chance to have a look at the upcoming products or services from Apple stable. Most of the time upcoming version of the Apple’s varied operating system is showcased to the audience by focusing on the advancement made in the new iteration.

Expectation from WWDC 2017

This year Apple is expected to unveil the upcoming version of the iOS as well as mac OS along with AppleTV OS and the iwatch OS. In short all the four operating system designed for iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, Apple TV and Apple Watch will get a significant boost in their features. This isn’t breaking news as most of the Apple MacBook line-up has been due for an update for quite some-time. Some are even expecting news to drop regarding upcoming iPhone models but that news is always revealed in the November event which explicitly deals with the launch of new products.

Apple has also unveiled the ‘Code of Conduct’ online which lists down the way in which attendants are expected to behave during the conference. It basically aims to provide a harassment free conference for everyone though upholding the best in class services, behaviour and respect for all communities. This year’s event will be lot closure to the Apple’s headquarters which will allow the opportunity to the Apple’s engineer and other officials to make their way to & fro the conference with ease and simplicity.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

What to Consider Before Buying Cheaper iPad and Red iPhone

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We know that it was in 2010, when Apple launched the first iPad model in this world. Till now, this company has promoted lots of models, starting from iPad Air version to Mini.

Apple has made an announcement about its launch of two new products, which have something special that may instantly attract the users. Perhaps, many of you have not planned to buy iPad because it is too much pricy. However, the most exciting news for you is that a new iPad model has been released at a lower rate. Another product, which may draw the attention of gadget lovers, is the red colored iPhone. Thus, if you have decided to purchase some exclusive products of Apple, you may choose these two latest models.

Cheaper model of iPad- What you get with it-

Though the new iPad is cheaper in price, its size (9.7 in.) gives it a very stylish look. The present price rate for this product is $469, and you may avail it in three shades- grey, gold and silver. If you look for an alternative of iPad Air 2, then this cheaper model is the best option. However, it is almost twenty percent thicker, in compared to the previous models, though its weight is about 469g.

Philip Schiller, associated with the company, has stated that lots of users will prefer this screen size- 9.7-inch. This screen is best for movies, browsing the internet, making video calls with friends and also enjoying the snaps. As all these things are available at a lower cost, the customers may be happy with the new model. So, you may replace your old iPad to have an upgrade. Whether you are using the cheaper model at the home or office, the special features, like A9 chip and Retina Display make everything convenient for you. In addition to it, you may access millions of apps, which are intended only for this model.

However, you must not confuse 9.7-inch model with the Pro line version. Moreover, the storage section has also been improved in case of iPad mini as you can get 128 GB for storing data.

Red iPhone- Why Apple has made newer approach with RED-

Now, let us talk about the new RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With aluminum structure and the matte red color, these models look quite superb. You may get 256GB storage space with this iPhone 7. These latest iPhones are accessible to all users in the USA and several other nations.

Red products always seem to appear excellent, and there is a reason for adding such red color to the iPhones. So, many users are excited to know why Apple has marketed the new version with a different color. The company has made collaboration with the campaign- Product Red in order to prevent AIDS all over the world. However, some say that it is rather crimson rather than red. Thus, buy any of the latest products, released by Apple, and get some exceptional features with them.

Friday, March 31, 2017

New Apple Patent Could Make Driving With Apple Watch Less Distracting

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Isn’t it tempting when your smartwatch or Smartphone throbs to inform you about the latest notifications? It often urges you to clandestinely glance at your wrist or flip the phone cover to check what’s happening. Whenever our Smart device lets us know about the latest buzz or keeps us updated on the daily nothings we feel satisfied. However, the truth is that looking at your wrist quite often gives others around you the feeling that you’re bored, and the constant notifications on your mobile device can sometimes be intrusive. Even worse is when your gadget makes you succumb to the thought of ‘who this could be’.

A new prospect 

Although this habit of constantly checking your device might seem harmless, it’s not that safe when you are driving. Apple watch owners, who check the watch for navigation while driving, generally get into the habit of squinting at it without any reason. Apple is known for its constant thrives to create and present something new to its loyal customers. Once again the mega-tech company has come up with a new prospect to help reduce this habit of squinting at the watches while driving. The new Apple Patent will know when the watch owner is driving, and will temper the behavior.

Several advantages 

Parker Wilhelm from Tech Radar recently in an interview mentioned about the several advantages of Patent. One of the biggest plus points is that it will automatically discern when you are driving. The Watch will automatically adjust and will turn off its raise-to-wake feature. Due to this new feature you will not be mesmerized to look at the watch every time your wheel takes a right turn, say. Another added advantage of Patent is that it will only pass the important notifications. So that, you because of this new feature you don’t miss an emergency call, but Facebook and Instagram notification will not bother you.

To keep you from looking at the watch constantly, some of the information or notification would be directed elsewhere. The information would be projected either in vehicle speaker, or heads up display, or dash. This way you would not be puzzled by the constant wrist vibrations, and you would also receive the all the notifications. The feature would simply direct the calls to the speaker, or you would be able to see the navigation on the car’s display. Other modifications include snubbing recognized gestures.

Enhanced steering focus 

The gestures would be disabled and due to this the person driving would not be confused by the vibrations or steering movements of the vehicle chassis. The steering focus will be controlled meaning, that the driver would not find the watch behaving differently all of a sudden. While some have pointed out that active gestures might confuse the driver, the truth is that unless you’re practicing Zumba on a speeding bus, you’ll probably not feel puzzled. Another feature which is going to available on the Apple watches in a few days is the Theatre mode. This mode will make the display less responsive and will not disturb the audience.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Home Office Solutions

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Have you just landed your dream job working from home? Whether you’ve been given the green light to work remote in your current position or have landed a new gig altogether, working from home can be very alluring. Follow these recommendations from the professionals to ensure your remote position is a success. The thought of forgoing the morning commute and working in your sweatpants is no doubt very appealing. Keep these points in mind before taking the plunge.

Working from home requires a huge amount of self-discipline. Can you work to your maximum productivity levels without supervision? One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to create a work environment that is as free of distractions as possible and maintain a consistent work schedule. These are the two key elements of successfully working from home.

Designate an area in your home for your home office. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select one of the many desks available at Pier 1 that are appropriate for residential use. If you’re fortunate enough to have a spare bedroom to set up as a home office, you’ve won half the battle. The advantages of a separate room for a home office are many. It will have fewer distractions and you’ll be able to close the door at the end of the work day and make an easier transition to your private life. Otherwise, designate another area in your home for the home office. Avoid the temptation to comingle home finance papers, children’s school work and family activity planning from your professional work space.

Finally, commit to starting your work day at the same time each day and wrapping up at a consistent time. You will be more productive if you cease work at the end of the day and engage in work life balance. Stay in contact with your office coworkers by visiting the office or staying in touch via email or conference calls. Best of luck to you on your new work from home career.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China

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Tech lovers, who are enthusiastic of using iPhone, perhaps always wait for the release of new handsets of Apple. So, when Apple has recently launched Red version of iPhone 7, everyone becomes excited to have an experience of using the stylish model. Apple has started a campaign with the name- Product Red, and it has comprised all its red colored accessories, including iPods and headphones. The company has planned to sell Red iphone 7 with its red color in order to back up RED- an AIDS or HIV charitable trust.

This campaign of Apple will surely increase awareness of people internationally and produce more funds because each of the deals is to be counted as donation to the stated organization. A specific part of every red colored gadget, sold in the market, will help in funding a group that is working hard for struggling against the serious disease, mainly in Africa. This affiliation has recently led to the contribution of one hundred thirty million dollar. CEO of Apple has said that Apple is now the major corporate supporter to their fund.

No relevance of charity RED in iPhone models for Chinese citizens-

The latest edition of Apple Red iPhone is intended to be made available in more than forty nations of this world. However, the most interesting fact is that the handset is not presented in China as red edition by promoting the charity. It is known to all that China has a high possibility to make large number of sales. But, still, the Red iPhone edition has not been promoted there. The perceptive online users have made out that the marketing strategy, used by Apple for the new version, in China and Taiwan is not same. If you look at Apple’s website, intended for Chinese citizens, you may see that iPhone 7 has no mentioning of the charity RED. Rather, it reveals some other information, such as, time and date for launching the model.

Possible reasons for which Apple has not promoted the campaign in China-

You should not think it to be a mistake of Apple. AIDS and HIV are one of the complicated issues in the country of China. Some agencies have also raised a warning about the threatening AIDS problem of China.

Though a significant amount of advancement has been seen among young generation, government strategies have not been able to prevent the increase of this grave syndrome among homosexual guys in the country. So, it has been guessed that Apple has considered AIDS to be a very sensitive subject to Chinese iPhone users.

There is another presumption behind of avoidance of Red branding in the nation of China. A media has claimed that the iPhone manufacturer has understated its relation with RED, after posting Dalai Lama’s image on a social networking site. China thinks this personality to be a separatist. Though there is no proof to confirm such reason, many Chinese people have criticized Apple’s campaign due to their step for wishing birth anniversary to Dalai Lama.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How to tether your iPad to your phone

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Connect iPad to iPhone – Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

All iPhones tends to connect to Internet at any location where a 3G or 4G signal is available though most of the iPads require Wi-Fi to be online. Though some iPad seem to have 3G and 4G connection, they tend to cost more and are not the common device resulting in the iPhone users usually getting online in areas iPad users seem to get stuck offline.

There seems an option here for iPad owners and if an iPhone is in the vicinity, only Wi-Fi iPads could get online by utilising a technology known as tethering. You can connect an iPad to an iPhone or Android device with a few taps and turn it into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.If the user is aware on selecting a Wi-Fi network on the iPad then he is capable of turning the iPhone into a hotspot due to Instant Hotspot feature which Apple has included with the release of iOS 8.

 However one needs to open the app’s `Setting’ on the iPad, select the Wi-Fi and pick the iPhone for the networks which are made available on the list. If the available network is not displayed on the iPhone, one should make sure that Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth are enabled and that the same iCloud account is utilised on both devices.

Set up Personal Hotspot on iPhone

For the first time, the user will have to set up Personal Hotspot on the iPhone by going to Settings > Cellular > Dry Up Personal Hotspot and then follow the prompts. To enable the hotspot feature on Android device, the procedure may differ owing to the customizations that are made by the producers.

The hotspot feature of the device can be set up on opening Settings and utilising the search bar in order to locate `hotspot’.On giving a name for the network together with a password, you can open the Settings app on the iPad and select the network by going to Wi-Fi. On completion, the hotspot on the Android device can be turned off and your iPad will tend to get disconnected automatically.

Thereafter one will only require enabling the features of the hotspot on the Android device and your iPad will remember the network and get automatically connected. It is a good idea in creating a unique network name together with a password for the purpose of keeping your data secured irrespective of the device one intends using as a hotspot.

Share Cellular Data Connection

In order to share the cellular data connection of your iPhone with a nearby iPad to get it online, ensure that the three needs are met following these steps:

  • On the iPhone tap Settings 
  • Tap Personal Hotspot 
  • Move the Personal Hotspot slider to on/green 
  • Keep Personal Hotspot screen open on the iPhone, you may require the Wi-Fi password which is listed there 

If the user desires to tether to the iPhone the following steps on the iPad needs to be undertaken –
  • Wi-Fi needs to be turned on if the same is not `on’ which can be done through Control Centre or the Settings app
  • Tap Settings 
  • Tap Wi-Fi 
  • View the network created by iPhone which will be the name of the iPhone, for instance, my Personal Hotspot is known as Bluebird’s iPhone. You could tap it 
  • Edit the Wi-Fi network password form the Personal Hotspot screen of the iPhone 
  • Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network from the Personal Hotspot screen of the iPhone


Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Recover Deleted Word Document Files on Mac

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Recovery Software for Mac 

At some point or the other we often come across some experience of losing our data on our computers due to various reasons. But when an occasion of such an event takes place there is an option of data recovery to get hold of your important data from being lost. MS Word documents presently are being saved in an open XML based DOCX setup.

 It is said to be a consistent as well as a perfect file signature that can be selected by Deep Scan. Earlier MS Word document file were recognized by .DOC extension and assisted by Deep Scan binary reconstruction technique of Disk Drill.You could get hold of Disk Drill PRO file recovery software for mac OS X which provides many options of scanning and recovering deleted files one of which is Deep Scan.For more input visit the official website.

It is one the most all-inclusive scan one could perform on the internal hard drive or external storage device of Mac. You could download Disk Drill Basic and install it on your Mac and get some insight in recovering Word documents. Disk Drill is said to be an amazing free Word file recovery app on Mac with numerous options under a significant`Recover’ button and in several instances, tends to do a great job.

Word Document Stored – External Drive/System SSD

It is a known fact that loss of data can occur at any point of time but it is onlya matter of time when it could take place to any user. Word documents may be stored on an external drive on the system SSD wherein there could be several instances where the files could be lost. One may mistakenly delete or tend to overwrite Word files, which may be required.

 The USB drive could be modified or formatted through error or due to a hardware problem. The MS Office Auto Recovery feature does not seem to be dependable in recovering unsaved documents and pressing`Save’ regularly may not be the resolution. What could be the solution for word document recovery on mac?

Based on where the lost Word document has been stored, one could check at the system – local Mac drive or the external disk or an accessible location to Disk Drill. Opt for the partition where the lost files had been and click the `Recover’ button in Disk Drill.

Copy on Different Drive

Users could also navigate to Preferences of Disk Drill, disabling searching for any other file formats then Documents >DOC & DOCX (Microsoft Word Documents) for recovering lost documents which could reduce the time needed in scanning.

 Once the data has been scanned, you will get a list of found items which have been considered recoverable by Disk Drill from the target drive. When the files have been found, it could be marked for recovery and then you could opt for the `Recover’ button, choosing the location where the Word document that is recovered should be copied.

The best option is to copy on a different drive than the one it has been scanned. Recovery of the word document on Mac tends to take a few seconds and your valuable files or thesis or important documents are once again restored.

Allen Liao Got Investors from Apple for an Idea He Created

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The world depends heavily on technologies now a days. With the innovation, we have dealt and experienced the impossible ones. We are defined by the choices we make and the profession that we would like to pursue. Sometimes, we often hear about the college drop outs who then later went to become the game changer of the world. Well, many of us might not be aware of Allen Liao but his skills and ideas brought a great change in the digital market and technological world.

THE START-UP

Allen was about to replace his friend’s expensive eye wear when he came out with an idea to replace the glass. So he created a solution – unlosable glasses. To create the history they required almost more than two years to design the tiny electronics embedded with new software and also sophisticated manufacturing process. His company had the support from the high tech leaders which made him go forth with his idea. It is quite remarkable to note the number of investors which included the former employees of Apple, WordPress founders and many more. Allen was not afraid to take the deal which got him the success he wanted. The list of investors was quite impressive and fascinating as almost the big companies started investing for him and his unique product and solution. The investors just used to send a normal email and that was enough to reach him.

THE GLASS

The product is often considered to be complicated as the process of manufacturing this product is not that easy but the concept is easy to understand. A Bluetooth device is embedded inside the glass which is known as the Bluetooth beacon which sends out the signals to connect with the Tzukuri App. If the glasses are left behind, then you would be notified with the latest GPS location in your Tzukuri App. The interesting part is that if you have lost your glasses or you are looking for it, the algorithms developed within this embedded glass will tell you the distance that you are away from it. The glass was made stylish keeping in interests of the digital market. The batteries that are used in this glass are special Silver Zinc Oxide cells which keep the charge for a month after a complete charge of the battery. This is indeed fascinating and useful.

THE FUTURE

The glass is well developed with the embedded technology. This will be change over for the tech savvy guys. This will set a benchmark for all the market leaders in the tech market well. A unique property for this product is that it is heat resistant. The great part is that already he has received orders worth more than 50000$. But you need to come and visit his store to try out the gadget as you can’t do this online. So brace up and experience the change in the future with the new glass. Thanks to Allen who have been set this mark in a young age of just 23.

Apple Patent Reveals Docking Gadget to Turn iPhone and iPad Into Computer

Apple Patent
Day n day out we experience a change in our lives. The change in the technological world is inevitable and we are quite surprised by the way the change has occurred. Thanks to the great and top companies in the world which has shaped our lives in a great deal. Well, we are quite familiar with the best phone in the world and that is iPhone developed by Apple. Needless to say, that these phones have the best features and designs in the world. There has been a recent update in the Apple arena that the iPhones or iPads are soon going to work like a complete computer. To be more specific, they will function like the famous Mac book of Apple. Apple’s patent have decided to with this outstanding approach.

THE PLAN 

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a statement saying that the iPhone would be turned into the MacBook-like shell and power it using the smartphone. This is called the electronic accessory device. Well, the plan is that the touch pad of the Mac book is the place where you can dock your iPhone. There were some images being released on this concept. The Mac book will have everything including the screen, GPU ports, and keyboard. Only the screen of the iPhone will act as a tracking pad. It will also drive the whole unit as well. Well, some speculations is that the screen of the iPhone is inside the laptop chassis.

THE ASSURANCE

The reports have been stated in the Apple Insider but there are still no confirmation from the Cupertino labs whether they are going with this idea of turning the dump laptop terminal into the smart with the help of an iPhone. Well, it is not clear that how the synchronisation would be done in between the smartphone and laptop. The patents are trying out to figure of how to charge both the iPhone and the laptop in one go. So, Apple may have to try our something different from the earlier companies which have tried doing this.

THE FUTURE

It is too early to come to a conclusion now as there have been no confirmed news on this. It is not a new concept but how they bridge the gap is the thing that the common mass are looking forward. It will be big step towards the portability as well as saving the energy. The report also states that the iPad may become the screen for other versions of laptops. People who travel heavily will get a relief as the laptops would be light as well as they won’t have to face the problems of charging. So, now people are in a confused state whether to go for the iPhone 8 later this year or just test their patience for this docking gadget. It is surely going to create a great landmark in the tech market if launched within a few months.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Clips: Apple New Video Editing App

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Apple’s Latest Video Editing App - Clips

On observing Clips, which is the latest announced video editing app of Apple, it is making attempts to be Instagram or Snapchat or Vine. But Clips does not seem to have its individual social platform and is a video editing tool. It is said to be more like a phone, which is a vertical friendly type of iMovie and is a free app.

 It would be made available in April and tends to function on the iPhone 5S and later on or on an iPad - Air, Mini 2 and later or an iPod Touch. Clips tends to record its video in a square format such as Instagram or Vine and Apple is said to be aiming for video which could be shared either horizontally or vertically that would operate well on a phone.

 The design of Clips seems just like the other tools and titles together with end cards can be added to the videos just like the trailer effect of iMovie. Clips seem to have inherited some of the trailer-mode spirit from its elder fraternal. The tool seems easy to operate wherein on pressing and holding a red record button you can capture video clips or some could be added from the camera roll.

Various Soundtracks

Several clips could also be added and dragged around for re-editing nonlinearly such as an iMovie. It tends to feel more advanced than the other editing tools which are found in Snapchat or Vine. We find real time filters for video or photos contrasting from black and white to Prisma type comic book effect. Besides this, emoji could be struck in different sizes though there are not any iMessage stickers.

As per Apple, they seemed to be dedicated with the addition of fresh effects as well as filters over a period of time. Moreover there are also a group of bubbles together with other effect. Apple has designed this for individuals who tend to watch video with audio off wherein the ability of the app to turn audio into captions adds into the video.

 There are various soundtracks in the app which tend to layer in automatically to fit the clip length of the video. You will find some familiar artists there inclusive of composer Hans `Bwaaaarp’ Zimmer.

Mid-Way Tool – Video Editing

Clip is not designed to have its own social network but exports as well as shares directly with the other apps like Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram to begin with. As per Apple, in order to share with Snapchat one would just have to save a video on to one’s camera roll and upload the same when in Snapchat.

 It is like a mid-way tool in order to get individuals in video editing without losing in iMovie which has been existent for long on iOS. Videos from Clips would also be a thing to be shared on iCloud of Apple through the other devices, an area which automatic Memories video clips in Photos seemed to have discovered already.

Clips tends to be familiar though the unfathomable editing capability could make it beneficial for posting on-the-fly social video and due to its captioning feature, many would be opting for the same.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hacking of Phones through Sound wave is Possible

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In the contemporary world, where the science and technology have seen a massive growth, which helps the society to have some of the most important articles and services to make the life more easier. The electronic devices are nowadays the most important parts of our daily life and people are quite obsessive about this equipment and their well-beings.

These days, there are some issues; so far the technology is concerned, which need to be addressed with special care and attention to get the best feedback from the same. Nowadays, we can find that there are rampant uses of such devices or equipment, such as; laptop, smartphones, fitness machines etc., which are all having some security provisions to deter the harmful intruders. In these cases, special measures are being taken to get the best possible safety coverage and the respective manufacturers proudly claim the benefits of these measures.

Very recently, researchers have proved that this security base of some of the “secured” devices can be broken by using a remote device and through sending some commands, which is considered as a great threat for these kinds of equipment. An amazing security loophole has been located, through that someone can add some of the most horrifying steps to any Fitbit monitor. Although it can be sighted as a very small and negligible issue; but according to researchers, it is the sign that broader risks will be there, if this issue has not been addressed with extreme care and sincerity.

Some Notable Revelations

Most of us have seen a television ad, where an opera singer broke the glass with her pitched sound wave, which reminds us the splitting power of the sound. A group of researchers, involved in the security of the computer, from the University of Michigan, have demonstrated the vulnerability, which allows them to control or surreptitiously influence some of the devices through a small accelerometer; a standard element in any computer, smartphone or fitness monitor and most importantly in the automobile.

In this case, the sound wave sent from the remote device can spell out specific words and can intrude into the targeted device; not only being able to shut down it but by entering commands, which can be described as a musical virus or such kind of a thing. The researchers have tested almost 20 different kinds of chips, prepared by 5 different chip manufacturers and found that this security challenge is more vulnerable in nature for any digital appliances, available in the society.

Conclusion

There are lots of companies, who are involved in the manufacturing of trucks and cars of self-driving nature and unaware of the vulnerabilities, unknowingly allowing an attacker, which is capable of attacking the vehicles by remotely controlled means, with unnerving possibilities. At the same time, it can be noted that the problem is not so grave like "sky is falling", at this moment, rather it can be considered as an eye opener or revealing window for the cyber security concepts and applications, which challenges the complex security systems, having possibility of interactions of digital and analog components.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Smart Way to Use Hearing Aid with Your iPhone

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If you are looking forward to use hearing aid with your smartphone then stick to iPhone only as it offers best compatibility along with a set of features which can’t be found on other OS. Apple has done an incredible in the past to work extensively with the hearing aids manufacturers to develop next gen hearing aid and apps which can easily compatible with the iPhone. Simply checking out the page for “Use Made for iPhone hearing aid’ page right on the Apple’s website will showcase a rather lengthy list of models to choose from. Such a things isn’t possible for any other OEM or OS widely available in the market.

Apple offers more features

The best thing Apple is that it has a wide list of models which are approved by the Federal Communications Commission and meets its stringent compatibility requirements. Further Apple has also built a guide right into the iOS software related to its usage and other accessibility features. Apple site clearly mentions that the users should consult with their doctor or specialist before buying the hearing aid as well as understanding the technology and its benefits.

Hearing aids with ‘Made for iPhone’ label

A number of hearing aids had started flowing into the market with ‘Made for iPhone’ label. These labelled designs are specifically designed to work with the Apple iPhone from the model iPhone 4s and above. These hearing aids can even be used with a large number of iPad models as well as with the fifth generation of the iPod Touch and later variants. In short Apple has quietly brought a wide range of devices which comes with inbuilt support for the ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids.

Features of ‘Made for iPhone’ gear

Made for iPhone hearing not just offers ability to control the auditory experience in many ways but it also allows users to pipe sounds right from calls, music, videos, podcasts and other sources. On pairing iPhone with such hearing aids users get control over adjusting the volume, checking up the battery life as well as setting up audio presets for adjusting sounds in specific conditions. Apple also brings new feature called Live Listen which makes use of the iPhone microphone in order to pick up and transmit conversations and other sounds directly to the hearing device.

Using hearing aids on Android devices

Google has brought in simple features for the Android users which offer very basic accessibility features within the mobile operating system. Over the different phone and tablet makers has brought their own tools to enhance the accessibility features for the use of hearing on the Android devices. But the offering on the Android devices are not as polished and finished the Apple counterpart. However the silver lining for the ‘Made for iPhone’ device users is that a number of them can work with Android device offered by Google, Samsung and HTC. On other hand Microsoft has also brought support for the hearing aid with some of its models.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

iPhone Spying Bugs Revealed By Wikileaks Have Been Fixed, Apple Says

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Apple Security Susceptibility - Fixed

The technology company has stated that the store of Apple security susceptibility which the CIA could use in order to infect the iPhones of users has been fixed.Successions of `zero-day’ susceptibilities existing in the intelligence agency had been disclosed by Wikileaks recently. Most of the tools had apparently been established by the British spy agency, GCHQ which is based in Cheltenham. It had been mentioned by Apple that to the best of the company’s knowledge, the bugs which had been disclosed in the leak of 8,761 documents has been fixed in the latest version of iOS – the iPhone as well as iPad operating system.

A spokesman had commented that `Apple is deeply committed in safeguarding the privacy and security of their customers. The technology which has been designed in the present iPhone seems to represent the best data security available to the users and that they are continuously working in keeping it that way. Their products as well as software have been created to get security updates instantly in the hands of consumers with almost 80% of the users utilising the latest version of their operating system.

He had further commented that while their initial analysis portrays that several of the issues leaked had already been patched in the latest iOS and that they would continue to strive to quickly address any identified susceptibilities. They would always urge customers to download the latest iOS ensuring that they have the most modern security updates.

Mobile Development Branch

`Vault 7’ release of WikiLeaks, which is the leading publication of secret CIA documents in the history of the agency, apparently disclosed sequences of bugs which had been developed to let spies monitor targets via iPhones, Android phones, computers as well as Samsung smart TVs together with extensively used devices like Wi-Fi router is also being described by experts as bigger than the leaks of Edward Snowden on the National Security Agency.

The leak provided 14 various iOS vulnerabilities though several of them had been related to the older versions of the operating system. For a long time, iPhone had been considered as more secure than the phone running the competing Google Android software owing to them receiving security updates much more rapidly.

The announcement made by WikiLeaks demanded that the CIA has a specialised unit in its `Mobile Development Branch which is dedicated to iOS devices owing to the reputation of the iPhone in the area of social, diplomatic, political and business elites.

CIA Stored Serious Security Susceptibilities

The significant risk is that nasty groups like foreign government hackers could learn the susceptibilities wherein they could put the daily users in danger. By law the spy agency has been prohibited from gathering intelligence which specifies domestic activities of Americans and is also restricted in how it could collect USA data for counter-intelligence commitments.

Recently WikiLeaks had mentioned that the documents portrayed that the Central Intelligence Agencies stored serious security susceptibilities instead of sharing with the public as called for under a procedure recognised by President Barack Obama.

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple had fought a public battle with the FBI in connection with the agency’s efforts of compelling the company to unlock an iPhone which belonged to a terrorist. The company had informed that manufacturing a tool of this type would create a backdoor which the criminals as well as foreign states would utilise.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Apple’s Performance in the Stock Market

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2016 was a disappointing year for Apple stock owners as the iPhone 6s Plus and 6s failed to meet high expectations. However, Apple has in the past been seen to overcome poor performances and so far, it is already buying back stock with iPhone7 and 7 plus, which are doing fairly well in the market. Early February 2017, the iPhone stock hit $133.82. This move pushed AAPL away from its 2015 intraday trading high of $134.54. However, compared to the previous year, it has been seen to give a better record from the closing price of $133.

Although analysts don’t expect it to beat its all-time highs of previous years, Apple is poised to exceed the current consensus significantly and move a notch higher in 2017. In early February, the iPhone maker reported strong earnings soon after the US stocks were closed. By being the largest US company in terms of market cap, Apple tends to have a great weighting in indexes. During this period, healthcare and tech shares rose by 0.7 percent, giving Nasdaq a boost as the real-estate stocks dropped by 1.1 percent.

Apple Inc. posted 0.16 percent improvement, which beat expectations, leading analysts to raise their price targets. The boost was linked to the strong iPhone sales registered around that period. The stock surge then pushed Apple to a $700 billion market cap. The next expected iPhone model has been reported to contain new features such as 3D sensing that could, in return, contribute to better sales.

In 2016, the annual sales of Apple.inc fell drastically for the first time since 2001, and this caused the firm to cut its CEO’s pay by 15 percent. However, the losing streak was seen to end towards the close of the final quarter of the year when the company began to grow again as a result of iPhone’s demand, especially the 7 plus. For the quarter, there were recorded sales of 78.3 million, which then set a new record. It was believed that the struggle that Samsung Note 7 was experienced helped Apple get on its feet again.

If Donald Trump lowers taxes as promised, Apple is sure to get back the $200 billion held in foreign countries back to the US. This money could be used for buybacks and acquisitions. While Apple stocks have shown a significant improvement, investors in the company hope to see more growth, technology and talent, which have not been managed too well in the past.

So far, Apple can be given credit for maintaining a healthy balance sheet, generating massive cash flow and driving its bottom and top line higher annually. Although Tim Cook is a competent CEO in terms of innovation, he cannot be compared to Steve Jobs who was known to drive sales to greater heights. Despite the comparison, Cook took measures in getting a solution when Apple was headed to the bottom by raising the prices of the iPad. This gave a strong margin and improved earning performances. He said that the sales of iPhone 7 in the first quarter did better than expected internally and that the company was unable to meet demand until January. Buyers may also have been motivated by the two-camera system. In the last quarter, the prices of the iPad were seen to rise, and customers began to shy away from making purchases. In order to gain market share, analysts say that Apple has to lower prices.

Apple is a well-run company that has high potential in the stock market, but right now, it is crowded by a weak consumer environment. The problem is that if the prices of its iPad stay up, it may lose market share. On the other hand, if it lowers the prices, weaker earnings and contracting margins may be experienced, the reason you need to keep watch on CMC markets to see how it will perform in the future. It is reasonable to say that 2016 was financially rough for Apple, but 2017 has a lot of promise. Even during that harsh period, the company was reported to make billions in profit from its massive revenues.

In the new fiscal year 2017, the latest financial results and the stock market shares suggest a positive story in the days ahead. The company has said it will show year to year records of growth, saying it expects to gain great revenue in the next quarter.