CUPERTINO, Calif.—As part of its big product event today, Apple is dropping a handful of significant updates to its four platforms. The final versions of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and WatchOS 2.2 will all be available to download today for all supported devices. Apple began beta testing the updates back in January. iOS 9.3 is the biggest update. It brings a new multi-user mode for iPads being used in schools, a more secure Notes app that lets you secure the app with its own password, an easy-on-the-eyes Night Shift screen mode, a few device-specific enhancements for the iPhone 6S and the iPad Pro, and other bug fixes and enhancements. The OS X update adds the password-protected Notes feature and Live Photos support in Messages and Photos, but otherwise it focuses mainly on fixing bugs. The tvOS update fixes a lot of the platform's most glaring omissions, including voice dictation for usernames and passwords and folder support for the home screen. Bluetooth keyboard support … [Read more...] about Update time: iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and WatchOS 2.2 are here
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Advertisement Our verdict of the iPad Pro 10.5:The best iPad you can buy. Pair it with the Smart Keyboard or Pencil for a productive mobile powerhouse, just make sure the apps and software you need to be most productive are compatible first.810The 9.7 inch iPad Pro Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review For some people, a 12.9" screen is the main draw of Apple's first iPad Pro. For others, size was the main barrier to entry. Read More was the shortest lived tablet in Apple’s history, surviving only 15 months before being succeeded by the new 10.5 inch model.Rarely does Apple admit to mistakes, but 9.7 inches doesn’t give you a lot of room in which to get work done. Previously we recommended the 12.9 inch model iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard & Apple Pencil Review iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard & Apple Pencil Review The iPad Pro isn't just a larger and faster tablet … [Read more...] about iPad Pro 10.5 Review: Is the Best iPad Good Enough?
Pokémon Go, the location-based augmented reality game that’s taking the world by storm, launched one week ago. Since its debut, the app has racked up more than 15 million installs according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. Given the number of installs, it’s no surprise to see Pokémon Go sitting atop the App Store charts. What may surprise you, however, is how much time users are investing in Go versus the top five most popular apps. According to Sensor Tower, the average iPhone user spent more than 33 minutes in the app on July 11 compared to just 22 minutes of Facebook use and 18 minutes in Snapchat (Twitter and Instagram round out the top five). Bob O’Donnell, founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC, feels Pokémon Go is a watershed moment for augmented reality and I have to agree. Outside of tech circles, most people don’t really understand exactly what augmented reality is. If they’ve played Pokémon Go or are even … [Read more...] about People are spending more time playing Pokemon Go than they are using Facebook
Advertisement The iPhone X is not for everyone iPhone X Alternative? 9 Smartphones With Better Value iPhone X Alternative? 9 Smartphones With Better Value Looking for an iPhone X alternative? Everything you can get in the iPhone X or iPhone 8 -- Android does better or cheaper. So what's the best alternative? Read More . It’s a peek into the future of the iPhone, and smartphones in general. The iPhone X rewrites 10 years of iPhone history, and with it 10 years of muscle memory. There’s no Home button here, no Touch ID, no dedicated Sleep/Wake button for turning off the iPhone.If you’re perfectly happy with your iPhone, there’s no need to upgrade to the iPhone X yet. Technically speaking, Face ID is a marvel. Yes, you’ll need to get used to a whole new way of interacting with your phone. Yes, it will take a week to adjust to it. And some new gestures (like Control Center) might never sit well with you.The first thing you should know is how to track … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Using Your iPhone X
The first official smartphone game from Nintendo will arrive by the end of the year with more where that came from. By March 2017, the company aims to have five mobile titles on the market according to CEO Satoru Iwata. During a meeting with investors following the release of Nintendo’s most recent earnings report, Iwata agreed that five games may seem like a small number. But when they aim to make each title a hit and because they want to support each one for a significant amount of time after its release, it suddenly doesn’t seem that small. If anything, Iwata added, it should demonstrate their serious commitment to the smart device business. Iwata reiterated that the company won’t simply be porting existing console games to smartphones. He said that even with highly popular IP, the odds of success are quite low if consumers cannot appreciate the quality of a game. Perhaps more importantly, he continued, is the fact that a port with a track record on a … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s first smartphone game to arrive this year, wants five out by early 2017
Things weren’t looking too good for Nintendo at the start of the year. The company announced that profits were down in 2015 compared to the year before, and sales of both the Wii U and 3DS had declined during the Christmas period. But now the Japanese firm is enjoying some good times, all thanks to Pokémon Go. The augmented reality game that requires players to hunt down and capture Pokémon in real world environments is proving to be a huge hit. It’s already become the number one Free and Top Grossing application in Apple's US app store. Thanks to its microtransactions – the most expensive of which is $99.99 - and the optional $35 Pokémon Go Plus accessory, the game is currently making more money ($1.6 million) than heavy hitters such as Mobile Strike, Game of War, and Candy Crush Saga. The big question will be whether players stick around. Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile game, was hugely successful when first launched, but people quickly became … [Read more...] about Nintendo shares soar as Pokémon Go reaches number one in the app charts