There comes a time in almost every life where you put a computer in your pocket that's more powerful than anything that went to the moon. I'm speaking of course, of owning your first smartphone. And for many that first smartphone will be Apple's iPhone. Years ago, a friend of mine made that astronomical jump from feature phone to iPhone, and in talking to him I realized there were things I take for granted that he found completely alien. He didn't know the difference between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and had no clue about the difference between Messages and Mail. Why is the web browser named Safari? Does he really need iTunes on his computer? Why on Earth would anyone talk to Siri? Those questions have since been answered, but as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X make their debut, new users will join the iOS family. And there will be even more questions. Even seasoned veterans of the iPhone probably don't know every little basic tidbit. I'm not talking the advanced new features of iOS 11 … [Read more...] about iPhone and iOS: The Complete Newbie’s Guide
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In the midst of Facebook’s highly anticipated F8 developer conference, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to announce the latest updates to come from the social network’s universe. Not only did Zuckerberg share new features from the Facebook platform, but he also gave us glimpses into what we can expect from other companies that now exist under the Facebook umbrella, including Instagram and WhatsApp. After an announcement on May 1 that WhatsApp would be getting group video calling, an update is now rolling out for the Android and iOS apps that allows users to create video calls with up to four people at once. To start a group call, just start a usual one-on-one video call, and tap the “add participant” button in the top right of the screen to add more contacts to the call. As you might have hoped, these group video calls are encrypted with WhatsApps usual end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your communications are always secure. Video calling is … [Read more...] about WhatsApp expands its capabilities with a slew of new features
The latest Pokémon mobile game, Pokémon Masters, is available now to pre-register for both Android and iOS. The highly anticipated mobile game also has a tentative release date.According to Serebii, Pokémon Masters is scheduled for an August 31 release. DeNA and The Pokémon Company have set the release for a Summer 2019 window, but it seems that date is currently the target.You can pre-register for iOS, here. Or pre-register for Android, here. Alongside the pre-registration announcement, the official Pokémon Masters YouTube was opened containing six new videos explaining the mechanics of the upcoming mobile game.There's an overview video, and various instructional clips explaining the many mechanics and features of Pokémon Masters. Check out the overview trailer below. Some of the other trailers revealed major details about Pokémon Masters. Here's a rundown of what was learned from them.Your team of three share the same Move Gauge. This meter builds … [Read more...] about ‘Pokémon Masters’ Possible Release Date Revealed Battle Features Explained
Advertisement Another week, another accusation of a major technology company spying on you. This week, it’s Apple’s turn, with the tech giant accused of recording everything – absolutely everything – you say to Siri, and passing it on to a third-party.The allegations were made in a Reddit post by someone who goes by the name of FallenMyst. The pseudonymous poster purports to be a recent employee of Walk N’Talk Technologies, where her job is to listen to audio recordings of people using Siri, and rate how closely they match computer generated transcriptions.The author claims to have heard everything from commands to texts that have been composed using Text-To-Speech technology. According to the poster, “if you’ve said it to your phone, it’s been recorded… and there’s a damn good chance a 3rd party is going to hear it”.These latest allegations come not long after Samsung was pilloried for privacy-unfriendly behavior … [Read more...] about Siri Is Listening: Has iOS Privacy Been Blown Open?
Advertisement The recent release of iOS 8 brought with it a flurry of third-party app updates to spice up your new or existing Apple mobile device.Just like the iOS 7 makeover 10 Awesome Third-Party Apps & Their iOS 7 Updates 10 Awesome Third-Party Apps & Their iOS 7 Updates Our recently released iOS 7 guide will bring you up to speed on the shiny new things to check out, and today I will share ten of my favorite apps and their new redesigns and... Read More led to beautiful flat redesigns and slick new features, developers are stepping up their game with even more useful features for Apple’s latest software update. From the much requested copy and paste feature in the Kindle app, to the new Safari extensions and Notification widgets, the following are a list of handpicked highlights.Don’t let me have the last word – let us know which apps have impressed you since the iOS 8 jump in the comments.Amazon Kindle … [Read more...] about 10 Awesome Third-Party App Updates For iOS 8
Advertisement Microsoft thinks you will freak out over the Anniversary Upgrade of Windows 10, expected in July this year. It’s the second big upgrade since the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015. Free for everyone running #Windows10: the Anniversary Update arrives this summer. #Build2016 pic.twitter.com/pTbtutRNvy — Windows (@Windows) March 30, 2016Both the RTM build and the subsequent November Upgrade An Insider Review of the Windows 10 Fall Update An Insider Review of the Windows 10 Fall Update The Windows 10 Fall Update contains many minor improvements, a few feature updates, and a bunch of new settings. We show you what to expect and which default settings you might want to adjust. Read More , aka build 1511, carried the codename Threshold. The codename for the current run is Redstone and the upcoming release will likely be build 1607.As we learned during the Build keynote this week, the Anniversary Update will introduce new … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Anniversary Update Due in July & These Are Its Best Features