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Topic: iPhone

How to multitask more efficiently with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s

10/02/2015, 10:10 pm

With 3D Touch on Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users can enter iOS 9's multitasking app selector view with a simple swipe, a much more intuitive process than double-clicking on the home button.


Apple's HomeKit gets support from MediaTek via IoT chip SDKs aimed at appliances, small devices

10/02/2015, 07:10 pm

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.


Microsoft updates Skype for iOS 9 with Split View multitasking, Spotlight search support

10/02/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced updates to its Skype iPhone and iPad apps, primarily adding a slew of iOS 9-related features such as full multitasking support on iPads.


Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

10/02/2015, 11:10 am

Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.


About 15M T-Mobile users affected by Experian data breach

10/01/2015, 08:10 pm

Hackers targeting credit check firm Experian stole the personal data of approximately 15 million T-Mobile customers who applied for postpaid services or device financing, Experian announced on Thursday.


Apple 'trying to fix' problem of iPhone roaming charges, says SVP Eddy Cue

10/01/2015, 10:10 am

Though obstacles with partners remain, Apple has made some progress in addressing the issue of carrier roaming charges for iPhone owners, and continues to work toward a solution that will be beneficial to consumers, senior VP Eddy Cue has revealed.


In-depth review: Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s Plus with 3D Touch

10/01/2015, 08:10 am

Last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced a larger, slimmer form factor housing higher resolution Retina HD screens and improvements in processors, cameras and wireless. While Apple's latest 6s and 6s Plus models look virtually identical, the company has significantly improved nearly every key feature, from a stronger glass and metal exterior outside to high-performance components inside, including a new pressure sensitive 3D Touch display.


How to organize iPhone 6s photos in iOS 9

09/30/2015, 11:09 pm

With iPhone 6s' 12MP iSight and 5MP FaceTime cameras, Apple bumped the specs of the world's most popular digital shooter, giving users a good excuse to create mountains of data. Using iOS 9's built-in Photos app can help you manage this flood of photographs from the moment you press the shutter button.


Apple removes iOS app chronicling victims of US drone strikes

09/30/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple has pulled an app from the iOS App Store, Metadata+, claiming that its documentation of deaths in U.S. military drone strikes is "content that many users would find objectionable."


Apple's iPhone 6s lineup quietly uses new gasket, silicone seals to greatly reduce water damage

09/30/2015, 10:09 am

Though Apple hasn't advertised improved water damage protection for its new iPhone 6s series, the company has silently added a new perimeter gasket around the 3D Touch Retina display, as well as new silicone seals to cable connectors, that greatly enhance the device's ability to keep liquids out.


Estimated iPhone 6s build cost pegged at $211.50, iPhone 6s Plus at $236

09/29/2015, 08:09 pm

Despite Tim Cook's harsh dismissal of "guesstimators," research firm IHS Technology claims Apple's latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware bears material costs of $211.50 and $236, respectively.


iTunes Connect iOS app updates with push notifications for content status

09/29/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple updated its iTunes Connect client for iOS on Tuesday, bolting on a notification system for developers, publishers and others who need to keep up with their submissions.


Both Samsung and TSMC confirmed as Apple A9 SoC manufacturers, Samsung version 10% smaller

09/28/2015, 05:09 pm

It appears Apple divvied out orders for its A9 system-on-chip design, deployed in the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, to both Samsung and TSMC, though Samsung's version boasts a significantly smaller footprint thanks to advanced fabrication technologies.


iPhone 6s, 6s Plus will ship to Russia, Ireland, Spain & 37 more countries Oct. 9

09/28/2015, 08:09 am

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will ship to a further 40 countries and territories starting on Oct. 9, followed by additional rollouts on Oct. 10 and Oct. 16, Apple said on Monday.


Apple sells blockbuster 13 million iPhone 6s, 6s Plus units in launch weekend

09/28/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are off to a record breaking start, selling more than 13 million units in their first three days of availability, the company announced on Monday.


Reported iOS 9 compass/gyroscope bug affects iPhone 6s augmented reality apps [u]

09/28/2015, 01:09 am

A potential bug discovered in Apple's latest iOS 9 release appears to be impacting certain apps running on iPhone 6s that tap into compass and gyroscope data, in some cases affecting key assets that render some features unusable.


Tips: How to adjust 3D Touch sensitivity on your new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 04:09 pm

Apple's new pressure sensitive 3D Touch can be adjusted for sensitivity, allowing users to require more or less force to invoke the input method. Here's how you can customize it to your liking.


Apple Inc A9 chip cores in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus deliver a processor punch to Samsung, Qualcomm

09/25/2015, 03:09 pm

Preliminary testing of Apple's latest A-series mobile Application Processor shows that it brings a big jump in general CPU performance over last year's already speedy A8. It also advances Apple's lead in proprietary ARM core design performance over Samsung and Qualcomm.


iPhone 6s launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world

09/25/2015, 10:09 am

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus rolled out to 12 regions around the world on Friday, and was greeted by large crowds at Apple Stores in cities like New York, Toronto, and Beijing.


First take video: 3D Touch adds new depth in navigation for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 07:09 am

It's been eight years since the original iPhone introduced its fully finger-driven, capacitative multitouch interface, completely erasing the market for button, trackball and stylus-driven phones. This year, Apple is enhancing its iPhone multitouch with the new depth afforded by pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology.