According to research firm Chitika Insights, iOS 7.1 has already accumulated an impressive 5.9% share among iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. That rapid rate of adoption is a testament to how quick iOS users are to update their devices to the latest version, even if it means passing up on a valuable jailbreak… (more…)
Reddit user cosworth99 writes:
I have a regular iPhone 5, Wi-Fi on all day. No Bluetooth. The usual turned off features. Pulled from the charger at 9:00am and now at 3:26 I have 97%. I usually have around 85% by this time of day. Wow.
Apple does not specifically mention that iOS 7.1 improves battery life, but it appears that subtle changes to the mobile platform have been very positive for some iPhone and iPad users. This user in particular has seen his battery life drain as much as 12 percent less during the same amount of time he used to run a previous iOS version. I’m going to go on a tangent and say that perhaps it has something to do with the fact that people cannot jailbreak this version, leading to more users running and getting better returns from stock software.
Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Office for Mac this year, according to German Office head Thorsten Hübschen. Shortly after, a company spokeswoman confirmed the news in a statement obtained by Macworld, claiming that current Office 365 subscribers will be eligible to receive the new version of Office for Mac for free… (more…)
One of the lesser-advertised benefits of iOS 7.1 is improved responsiveness and performance on the iPhone 4. And right on queue, Ars Technica has taken a look at what kind of speed bump the nearly four-year-old smartphone has received with this software update… (more…)
Just hours after releasing the iOS 7.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has gone ahead and published a related support document that details the security content of the new version. The document references several vulnerabilities that iOS 7.1 patches, ranging from maliciously crafted backups to the bypassing of code signing requirements… (more…)
While the mid-range iPhone 5c has largely failed to gain traction in the market over the past year, that hasn’t stopped Dutch graphic designer Joseph Farahi from creating a beautiful mockup of what the next-generation iPhone 6c could look like. The keyword: could. Don’t expect Apple to copy this.
According to iClarified, the iPhone 6c could feature a 4.7-inch Retina display, 8-megapixels rear-facing camera, true tone flash and more. It is unclear when Apple would release such a device, but past indications suggest that the Cupertino-based company could release it in June or September. It’s about time.
What do you think of the video?
iFans forum member iHaxor writes:
So I’m getting my Moto G tomorrow. And I wanted to know what program to use, if there is one, to root it. Also, what’s your opinion on the Moto G?
For those unfamiliar, the Moto G was released last November with an emphasis towards developing markets. The low-cost smartphone features a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, 1 GB RAM, a 2,700 mAh battery, up to 16 GB of internal storage and more. It can be considered as the less-expensive option over the flagship Moto X smartphone.
According to research firm Gartner, the iPad remained the best-selling tablet in 2013 thanks to worldwide sales of approximately 70,400,159 units on the year. The latest figures aren’t all good news for Apple, however, as the iPad saw its market share dip from 52.8% in 2012 to just 36.0% percent in 2013… (more…)
The act of unlocking a smartphone was perfectly acceptable in the United States until January of last year, when an exemption in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act expired and thereby made the process illegal. All one had to do is look at the White House petition that gained over 100,000 signatures to realize how much consumer backlash ensued, but the issue was largely swept under the rug until recently… (more…)
Echoing my thoughts from yesterday:
I don’t find the Galaxy S5 to be exciting whatsoever. It’s just another boring refresh over the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 with some modest hardware improvements. I’m hoping Apple doesn’t do the same with the iPhone 6 or this could be another boring year for smartphones. At least the next-generation HTC One appears to have some hype.
Do you agree that smartphone upgrades are becoming too iterative?