iOS 9: The features we want to see

iOS 9 Review iOS 9 is the next major iteration of iOS, expected to feature optimization and performance enhancements. We don’t know a lot about iOS 9 yet, but according to rumors, the update may focus more on optimization and stability improvements rather than design changes and new features. Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start on 8 June, when iOS 9 and the next version of the Mac OS are set to be revealed. The five-day event will take place in San Francisco and will feature the regular opening day keynote when Apple will unveil its plans for the next-generation operating systems. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create,” said Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, in a statement announcing the WWDC dates. Video About iOS 9 Those expecting big changes to iOS itself could be disappointed. Reports suggest that iOS 9 will be something of a clean-up operation, looking to fix the bugs and stabilise the code of an operating system that has been through two major overhauls with iOS 7 and iOS 8. Apple is also expected to reduce the footprint of the operating system, providing some crucial extra storage space for those running entry-level devices with a measly 8GB or 16GB of storage. Read more Source:Barry Collins   Image Source:Álvaro...

4K iPhone screen coming next year?

4K iPhone screen While Apple isn’t always super forthcoming about the specs of its handsets, it does at least tend to fill you in on their features, but with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus it neglected to mention one- the fact that it can play 4K videos. Sharp has announced plans to deliver 4K smartphone screens next year. The Japanese company – which produces screens for Apple’s iPhones and other manufacturers – says it can squeeze a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution into a 5.5in display. Video About 4K iPhone screen The plans, spotted on a Sharp presentation slide by Phonearena.com, are the latest sign that mobile manufacturers are hellbent on squeezing even more pixels into their devices, despite the eye’s inability to resolve that much detail in a device so small. When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone 4, he claimed that the “Retina display” would make individual pixels imperceptible to the human eye at a pixel density of 326ppi, when the device was held between 10 and 12 inches from the eye. The 4K display being touted by Sharp will have a pixel density of 806ppi, more than double Jobs’ “magic number”. Read more Source:Barry Collins Image Source:bazouz...

An iPhone user’s experience with Windows Phone

 iPhone Repairs Crawley If you’re a Mac user, and don’t depend on too many iOS-specific apps, take a look at Windows Phone. You may be surprised too. Just over a year ago, I experimented with an Android phone. I’d been curious about Android, and felt the best way to appreciate what it offers—and compare it to iOS—was to try it out in a real-world situation. This past Christmas, a visitor proudly showed my his Windows phone, and I was intrigued. After getting a good tour of the Windows Phone OS, I decided to buy a cheap, unlocked phone and try it for myself. I’ve been using it off and on for the past two months. While I wouldn’t switch from my iPhone, I’m quite impressed by what Microsoft has done. Video About iPhone As with Android, there are lots of Windows phones to choose from. It’s not just a question of silver, space gray or gold; it’s a full line of phones at a wide range of prices, from multiple manufacturers. The phone I had seen at Christmas was the Lumia 930, Microsoft’s “flagship” phone, which is a well-built, attractive phone, but still about half the price of an iPhone. I didn’t want to spend that much money, so I opted for the £90 Lumia 535 (current price is the US, about $130–150). When I purchased it in January, the Microsoft-built Lumia 535 was the cheapest phone that shipped with Windows 8.1 Denim, the latest version of the Windows Phone OS. Read more Source:Kirk McElhearn Image Source:Mahesh...

Its Apple’s iPad 5th birthday

iPad Repairs Crawley When the first iPad launched on 3 April 2010, opinion was split on how popular the product would turn out to be, and whether the tablet market would grow. There’s no doubt that in its five years Apple’s iPad has revolutionised personal computing. It just hasn’t revolutionised mine. After Apple announced the iPad on the 27th January 2010, a lot of people dismissed it as just a big iPod and that nobody wanted a tablet. When it launched on April 3rd 2010, five years ago, all the doubters were shown to be wrong and the tablet was a huge success. In fact, it holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest selling consumer electronics device, shifting 3m units in just 80 days. Video About iPad With the tablet now well established, it’s hard to remember what an important device it really was. Before the iPad launched, we had tablets, but they were massively hampered by the Windows operating system they ran, which really wasn’t designed to work on touchscreen devices. It was no wonder, then, that a lot of people didn’t think that a tablet could work. With the iPad, Apple managed to take iOS and customise and tweak it for the iPad’s 9.7in display, giving the iPhone’s experience on a bigger screen. Most importantly, Apple also got developers to make iPad-specific versions of their apps, making them work properly on the tablet. Read more Source:David Ludlow Image Source:Tatsuo...

iPhone 6S release date, price and specs rumours

iPhone 6S It’s likely that Apple would also make changes to iOS in order to recognise the new type of input, most likely inside iOS 9, which will launch this year. With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014 Apple, for the first time ever Apple gave us two high-end phones and a real choice for consumers. With all of that success, we’re all interested now in how Apple can follow this up with its next smartphones. Here we’ve rounded up all of the likely rumours about the handset, while we peel back the layers of half-truths and outright nonsense to find out what Apple really has in store for us. Video About iPhone 6S Rumours We definitely won’t get a bigger battery One of the things that we know for certain is that the iPhone 6S and, indeed, any future iPhone, will not get a bigger battery. Jony Ive, the iPhone designer, recently said that a bigger battery would make the iPhone less compelling. His argument is that the iPhone is so slim and light that people always use it; making it bigger and heavier to contain a larger battery would mean that people would use it less. Unless Apple dramatically increases screen sizes, making the overall iPhone case bigger, larger batteries are definitely out of the window. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as we’ve found that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lasted a lot longer than their predecessors, with the phablet easily lasting way over a day in normal use. Besides, if Apple can make its CPU more efficient, it will use...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2: A stylus-friendly Windows tablet with a tiny screen

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 features AnyPen technology that allows you to use any metal object as a stylus. Its rounded spine makes it easy to hold, and the kickstand is a welcome addition. Battery life is stellar. Say goodbye to the anxiety of losing your stylus. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 features AnyPen technology, which allows any metal object to be used as a stylus. Eight-inch Windows tablets that pack the perk of a stylus are few and far between. Lenovo’s implementation, with its cutting-edge twist, makes it stand out even more among its competition. Starting at $299 (£195 and AU$370, converted) the Yoga Tablet 2 features an ergonomic and useful design that’s conveniently compact. Like other Lenovo Yoga tablets, the 8-inch Windows model houses a built-in kickstand for propping it up vertically or on its side, and its chunky rounded spine makes holding it one-handed as comfortable as a well-worn paperback book. Despite its high-tech stylus capabilities and innovative design, its average performance is less impressive, though typical for an 8-inch Windows tablet in its price range. If you’re fan of using a stylus, this is one of the most portable, stylus-friendly tablets out there. However, don’t expect it to replace your desktop PC; the screen is just way too small to run Windows 8 comfortably. Read more Source:Xiomara Blanco Image Source:Maurizio...