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  • Top 7 iPhone 8 Rumors

    iPhone 8

    Another year, another iPhone. If Apple decides to follow the pattern they’ve established over the past couple of years, then we’ll probably get to see a new phone sometime this Autumn. With a new iPhone just around the corner, you’re probably wondering what features the iPhone 8* could possibly boast over the previous models. Furthermore, since 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, you know that Apple will want to mark the occasion with something big. And since it’s Apple we’re talking about, you probably also know that the rumor mills are churning in over time as we head into the summer. So without further ado, here’s everything we know so far.

    Radical Redesign

    Every iPhone that comes out has a new, sleek design to go along with it. When it comes to the iPhone 8, the rumors have all been consistent in saying that it’ll be a much more marked redesign than the “incremental approach” sported by the “not-that-different-than-the-iPhone-6”, iPhone 7.

    So what exactly will be new about it? How does an edge-to-edge display sound to you? Imagine the possibilities afforded by a full-screen display that actually takes up every piece of physical real estate on your device!

    The device is rumored to be keeping the same dimensions as the iPhone 7 (4.7 inches) and 7 Plus (5.5 inches) except that the iPhone 8’s base model’s screen will be as large as the 7 Plus’ due to the (implied) fact that it won’t sport a bezel.

    It’s also rumored that the aforementioned screen would be curved on both sides just like the Samsung Galaxy S7, but new information has been released that suggests that it’ll look similar to the iPhone 7 albeit with a slight curve.

    Flexible Plastic OLED

    Typically, the iPhone came with an LED screen, however, rumors suggest that Cupertino has decided to opt for a flexible plastic OLED screen instead. This allows the device to be thinner in size and consume less battery which, in turn, will allow the display to be brighter and display even more realistic colors.

    Typically, the iPhone came with an LED screen, however, rumors suggest that Cupertino has decided to opt for a flexible plastic OLED screen instead. This allows the device to be thinner in size and consume less battery which, in turn, will allow the display to be brighter and display even more realistic colors.

    Touch ID

    There won’t be the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was featured at the bottom of the bezel with previous models. Instead, it’ll be built directly into the display. What this means is that there won’t a physical Home button that you’ll be able to press. Instead, you’ll have your fingerprint scanned right on your screen and everything on this phone will be accessible via virtual buttons on your screen.

    Glass Body

    Apple is allegedly deciding to move away from the aluminum body that was used in the iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7 and SE models, making a triumphant return to the use of glass. If you forgot what the glass body iPhone looked like, it’ll likely be somewhat similar to the design of the iPhone 4/4S models. The glass body will be built around a stainless steel frame, a design cue which they’ve used previously when building the Apple Watch.

    Water Resistant

    Not completely revolutionary given that the iPhone 7 is water resistant as well. However, Apple is reportedly making going further than it did with its previous device. While the iPhone 7 was IP67 rated, the new iPhone 8 should be able to withstand rain, submersion in water, and all manner of splashes.

    Not completely revolutionary given that the iPhone 7 is water resistant as well. However, Apple is reportedly making going further than it did with its previous device. While the iPhone 7 was IP67 rated, the new iPhone 8 should be able to withstand rain, submersion in water, and all manner of splashes.

    Wireless Charging

    Palm Pre fans, rejoice. The one feature that was the hallmark of webOS devices half a decade ago has finally made it to Apple devices, should the reports be believed. The iPhone 8 is supposedly going to have a 10-nanometer chip that’ll make the phone work faster and perform better. That same chip will also allow the phone to charge on a pedestal-type device. That’s right, the iPhone 8 may not even include an in-wall charger in the box.

    Palm Pre fans, rejoice. The one feature that was the hallmark of webOS devices half a decade ago has finally made it to Apple devices, should the reports be believed. The iPhone 8 is supposedly going to have a 10-nanometer chip that’ll make the phone work faster and perform better. That same chip will also allow the phone to charge on a pedestal-type device. That’s right, the iPhone 8 may not even include an in-wall charger in the box.

    3D Sensing Front-Camera

    Undoubtedly, the best feature of the iPhone is its camera. Apple’s phones produce shots that are clean, crisp, and always featuring eye-popping colors. So, with that being said, rumor has it that the front-facing camera will have 3D sensing capabilities that’ll use PrimeSense technology. What does that mean? By using PrimeSense technology, the iPhone 8 will be able to find the location of a given object or person as well as achieve facial and iris recognition. It’ll even know how far away objects are from the camera! In addition to working on PrimeSense tech, they’re also trying to improve the front-facing FaceTime camera as well as exploring the idea of a vertical rear camera.

    Undoubtedly, the best feature of the iPhone is its camera. Apple’s phones produce shots that are clean, crisp, and always featuring eye-popping colors. So, with that being said, rumor has it that the front-facing camera will have 3D sensing capabilities that’ll use PrimeSense technology. What does that mean? By using PrimeSense technology, the iPhone 8 will be able to find the location of a given object or person as well as achieve facial and iris recognition. It’ll even know how far away objects are from the camera! In addition to working on PrimeSense tech, they’re also trying to improve the front-facing FaceTime camera as well as exploring the idea of a vertical rear camera.

    While hundreds of other rumors exist, we’ve brought you the ones we think are most likely to be included with the new 2017 iPhone. Knowing how unpredictable Apple can be, however, be sure to expect some surprises.

     

    What feature do you want to see on the new iPhone 8? Make sure to leave a comment below.

    *Logic would dictate that this phone should be called the iPhone 7S. Still, since it’s the 10th year anniversary of the first iPhone, many on the internet have taken to calling it the iPhone 8.

  • Fixing Issues with Your iPhone's Mic

    Nothing is more frustrating than an iPhone which you can’t use as an actual phone. If you’re having problems with your mic, you’ll want to get that fixed as soon as possible. Before taking it to the repair shop, however, you’ll want follow these money-saving tips which just might fix your microphone. It might just save you a couple hundred dollars.

    First things first, it might seem obvious but you’ll want to start by testing the microphone on your phone. By doing this, you’ll be ruling out any potential problems with the hardware on your device. It’s also important to note that every iPhone, comes with two microphones by design: one on the rear side of your phone and one of the front side of the device itself. If you’re looking at your phone at this very moment, you can see both of the microphones close to your device’s camera.

    To test the functionality of your microphone, you’ll need to open the Voice Memos. Once you’re in, tap on the record icon. Talk into the microphone and tap the play icon to replay the recording back to you. If your microphone is working properly, you should be able to hear your own voice in the recording.

    If your voice appears to sound muffled or faint, you need to make sure that your microphone isn’t being covered by something. Try removing your screen protector or case from your phone and try doing another recording. The muffled sound could be from debris getting stuck between the case and microphone.

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    After ensuring that nothing could be covering or otherwise obstructing your smartphone, restart your iPhone and make sure that you have the latest updates of iOS.

  • Is Siri Overrated?

    Is Siri Overrated?

    I’ve been talking about a number of different new features for iOS 10 the past couple of weeks. However, I‘ve been neglecting some of the longer-standing features that have been included in iOS for years now. Specifically, I’d like to talk about Siri, the digital personal assistant that has become a standard on iOS devices the past few years. While I understand the popularity of the system, is it just a little overrated? Let’s take a look.

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    Wait, What?

    OK, before you storm my house with torches and pitchforks, let me voice my honest opinion: I’ve never really used Siri that much. I realize that the system can be useful, but I just never really got into it. And, if you will please un-light your torches and put your pitchforks back in your garage, may I give you the main reason I think that way? Thank you.

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    The Reason

    Looking at the recent iOS 10 update, Siri can do some pretty amazing things these days, such as book a flight or manage your texts. However, I’ve noticed that people mainly use it for pretty much one thing: looking things up. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people use Siri only to settle when a celebrity was born or who won a sports championship with Siri, and not really use it for anything else. And the weirdest part is that it doesn’t take that much longer to actually look something up. Maybe I’ll even time the difference someday. After I’ve had a good nap that is.

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    The Bottom Line

    So perhaps it’s not so much that Siri itself is overrated, it’s that people don’t usually use it in the best way. By this I mean that people pretty much take this incredible piece of tech and use it to Google things for them. And, to be honest, I’m no better! I’m definitely guilty of using the wonderful piece of tech for nothing more than Googling when movies are coming out. So does that make me some kind of hypocrite? Yeah, probably.

  • Best iOS 10 Additions

    Best iOS 10 Additions

    I recently wrote up an article about additions to the iOS 10 update that were...not so useful. It’s not so much that they were entirely useless, I just could never see myself utilizing them. Well, now I’ve decided to flip the switch a bit and show you the MOST useful additions to iOS 10. Is your mind blown yet? Let’s look at the greatest parts of iOS 10 update.

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    More Ways To Free Up Space

    On pretty much any new phone you’ll get, there’s some apps pre-installed that they simply don’t allow you to delete. I think they’re usually called bloatware, but I’m too lazy to look it up right now. However, thanks to the latest iOS update, you can delete those apps you don’t end up using very much like Tips and Find Friends. No offense to the Find Friends app or anything. I’ve just got the number of friends I’m comfortable with.

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    Updated Messaging

    One of the biggest additions to iOS 10 is definitely the updated messaging apps. While the system has definitely improved over time, the latest update shows a great amount of growth. For example, you can write messages in your own handwriting thanks to the new update. And, of course, you can utilize the great number of different stickers now available in messaging. From now on, sending a dancing kitten to your friends is merely a few taps away.

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    Apple Music Changes

    When I did my fully in-depth review of Apple Music a while ago, I was a bit turned off by the overall design. There’s something about it that seemed so lifeless, which is weird in a type of app that should be full of personality. Well, I can honestly say it looks like they updated that spectacularly, with a much sleeker design overall. Additionally, the app now display the lyrics along with the songs. Which is pretty nice for those of us that like to do personal karaoke sessions.

  • Best iOS Music Apps (That Aren't Apple Music)

    Best iOS Music Apps (That Aren't Apple Music)

    It’s pretty fair to say that apps have become the premier way to listen to music. They’re convenient, there’s a ton of availability, and, depending on your service, it doesn’t always cost money. However, how do you choose from the long (and probably growing) list of musical applications? Well, that’s why I’m here. To show you the way. Let’s take a look at the best music apps you can get on your iOS device. Outside of Apple Music. Since that’s already on your iPhone.

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    Pandora

    I’ve always thought of Pandora as the simplest option when it comes to listening to music. It’s completely free (with some paid options), and allows you to get right to it and make some stations curated to your favorite band or genre. If you’re not in the mood for one particular song and just want some background tunes, Pandora is the way to go.

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    Spotify

    This is one of those companies that has become the “Google” of what they aim to do. As in, when you think of searching for something on the internet, you think of Google. And when you think of music streaming, you probably think of Spotify. And there’s a good reason for that. The app offers a pretty good deal whether you pay for Premium or not, as the free version has shuffle-able tunes with ads. Additionally, the Premium version allows you to download a wide array of music for offline listening. Even though I’m never offline. But that’s just me.

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    Google Play Music

    Much like Spotify, Google Play Music has some pretty good options for free or if you pay. One of the best things about Google Play Music is the amount of “stations” they have, each offering an interesting genre or subgenre of music. The paid version of the app offers pretty much the same experience as Spotify Premium, along with access to YouTube Red, the ad-free version of YouTube. Unless you enjoy watching an ad before your cute puppy video plays. I don’t judge.

     

  • Weird iOS Stickers

    Weird iOS Stickers

    One of the best-known additions to the latest iOS update is the addition of stickers. Just think of them as groups of emojis that are more varied and expressive. That you also have to pay for sometimes. Well, naturally, tons of people have gotten on board for this new sticker thing. And, also naturally, there’s going to some pretty interesting additions. (Pro Tip: Interesting is the nice way to say weird.) So let’s take a look at some of the more “interesting” offerings from the world of iOS stickers.

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    If Llamas Could Talk

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if, in some alternate Twilight Zone-like universe, llamas could talk? Of course you have! Well, enough people must have asked the very same question, as developers decided to make a sticker keyboard for it. This one’s not so much in the weirdness of the app itself - but that it costs money. I mean, would I spend actual cash to see a talking llama? Well, of course I would. Just not for a keyboard of them.

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    Watermelon Willy

    Much like in the alternate universe presented by If Llamas Could Talk. Watermelon Willy gives us insight into a world where watermelons are given personality. And looked a bit...odd. Now, I’m not saying that I could adequately design a watermelon with humanoid qualities. But Watermelon Willy scares me. A lot. Let’s move on.

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    Meme Generator

    Ahh, here we are: the magnum opus of strange stickers. But there’s one issue with this particular entry. You see, it’s not even technically a sticker keyboard. Instead, while claiming to be one of the many keyboards for stickers, Meme Generator is just an app that downloads onto your phone, is very difficult to use, and bombards you with advertisements. However, even if it were just a keyboard of different meme stickers, it would probably still be pretty odd.

  • How To Find Your Lost iOS Device

    How To Find Your Lost iOS Device

    Have you ever been playing video games for a solid four hours, realized that you haven’t checked your phone the entire time, and immediately fear that as soon as you pick it up you’ll be bombarded with angry text messages about why you haven’t come into work yet? Because it happens to all of us. Well, there’s actually a fairly simple way to find your missing device once it’s been misplaced. Let’ find out how in a little segment I like to call “How To Find Your Lost iOS Device”.

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    The Problem

    As I said, nobody likes losing their phone. However, the tried and true method would usually be to have a friend call it or try dialing your number from a landline. But there’s another problem with that. And not just that people don’t use landlines anymore. You see, if you left your phone on silent mode before its mysterious disappearance, your phone calls will be all but useless. “ISN’T THERE ANOTHER WAY?”, you scream to nobody in particular. Well, you’d be very happy to know that there is.

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    The Solution

    Tracking down your device can be done in a few simple steps. You start off by logging into your iCloud account on your computer. From there, you must choose the “Find My Phone” option and select your device. After that, you simply need to click the “Play Sound” button and your phone will alert you that it was in your jacket pocket the whole time. Not that that’s ever happened to me of course.

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    The Bottom Line

    While it can definitely be a bit of a pain to lose your phone, especially with the sound off, it’s good to know that the retrieval process is actually quite simple. It definitely beats the old days of tearing your house apart just to find your flip phone.

  • iOS 10 Features We Didn't Really Need

    iOS 10 Features We Didn't Really Need

    iOS 10 has been out for a while now, and there’s a good chance that you downloaded it, whether on purpose or by accident. (It may or may not have been by accident for me.) And, while there’s been plenty of great additions in the update, we didn’t exactly need every single one. And no, I’m not talking about the sticker emojis. Those are actually pretty cute. Especially that one that has the little dancing waffle. Let’s take a look at some of the iOS features we didn’t really need.

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    Having Siri Take A Selfie

    Now, I understand that selfies are pretty big these days. And I also understand that this little thing called Siri has taken off quite a bit. Well, one of the newest features of iOS 10 allows you to combine the two by having Siri snap the photo for you. While this might be kind of an interesting feature, it really only saves you around one second.

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    Collaborating On Notes

    Note collaboration through the iCloud was another feature that came with the newest iOS update. And, for the most part, that’s not really a bad idea. However, there are already plenty of apps that allow you to do this, such as Google Keep. However, if you’re a loyal Apple supporter, I can understand why you’d prefer to keep it all in this app.

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    Drawing On Pictures

    This is another feature that, while fun, isn’t really the most useful of additions. Apps such as Snapchat have allowed you to doodle on images for years now, so I suppose it makes sense that Apple would add it to their image applications. Overall, all of these additions have their place and I could see people using them. But, in the wide scope of what our phones can do, they’re just not the most revolutionary of additions. That doesn’t sound pessimistic, does it?

     

  • Best iOS Apps To Pass The Time

    Best iOS Apps To Pass The Time

    Our phones can do some pretty amazing things. From looking up the answer to basically any question you have to even doing much of your work on the go. However, let’s be honest, it’s also very fun and easy to waste time on your device. But that’s by no means a bad thing! Whether you’re sitting on the bus or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, you’re going to need a way to let the time roll by. Well, here are some of the most essential iOS apps for passing that time.

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    Trivia Crack

    Trivia Crack is one of my favorite mobile games not only because its design is filled with charm, but because it’s a fun game that still stimulates your mind.  Additionally, because it has a good amount of categories, you can balance questions you’re not very good at (science for me) with questions you know much more about (entertainment for me).

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    Netflix

    By now, you pretty much know all about Netflix. The streaming giant has become well known for its great selection of shows, movies, and original series. This makes it not only an essential for your laptop, but for your mobile device as well. This is especially the case because of one of Netflix’s newest features: offline viewing. Simply download shows and movies you’d like to watch later while you’re connected to WiFi and you’re good to go. Sure beats wasting all your mobile data.

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    Pokemon Go

    While the other apps on this list are more for passing time on a car ride or laying around the house, Pokemon Go is a great timewaster for getting out and about. If you’ve been feeling pretty stir crazy and just need to get some fresh air, Pokemon Go is the perfect app that mixes the real world with the video game world. Plus you get to catch cute little monsters. That speaks for itself.

  • How To Fix iOS Charging Problems

    How To Fix iOS Charging Problems

    Let’s be totally honest, having to charge your phone can be a bit of a pain. When you’re getting ready to go for a nice walk and realize your phone has just dropped below 10%, it’s a saddening feeling beyond anything I’ve ever known. Maybe I need to get out more. However, while charging isn’t the ideal pastime, it can be made even worse when the charger itself doesn’t work. But fear not, dear reader, as I have a grand solution for you. After all, it’s pretty much what I promised in the title. Let’s take a look at how to fix charging issues on your iOS device.

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    What’s The Problem?

    We’ve all been there. Desperate to charge our phone battery so that we can continue scrolling through our favorite memes. But suddenly, hope is lost when, upon plugging it in, you realize that the phone isn’t charging at all. What kind of insanity is this?! Well, calm down for a second. This can be fixed. We shall work through these trying times together.

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    What’s The Solution?

    The most likely issue with your device is that it simply needs a quick cleaning. You see, while our devices can do incredible things such as let us watch the iconic Gangnam Style video (which is still an amazing song by the way), they are also susceptible to dirt and corrosion buildup. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy fix. Begin by shutting your device off. To get rid of dirt, a simple toothpick can dig away some of the buildup in your Lightning port. Additionally, spraying in some compressed air can easily get rid of excess dust. As for corrosion, unplugging and replugging your device numerous times followed by cleaning the port with a q-tip covered in electrical contact cleaner should do the trick. Just remember to wait about half a minute to turn the device back on and never spray the electrical contact cleaner directly into the port.

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    The Bottom Line

    And there you have it! Cleaning out your Lightning port is pretty simple after all. Your phone should be back to normal and you can get back to posting some great selfies with that perfect filter.

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