Browsing Archive August, 2015

iPhone 6S Force Touch Option: Ideas How to Use This Technology

How many ways are there for iPhone 6S Force Touch option to be used? We all know that Apple is expected to present the new lineup of its popular smartphones this fall. The so called iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models are believed to get the Force Touch feature which will be different from the one present on the Apple Watch and some Mac models.

How easier would it be for customers to use their handsets? Force Touch can use sensors built into the phone to recognize hard press from light tap gestures. This opens new opportunities for all fans of ‘fruit’ gadgets.

 

How to Use Force Touch on iPhone 6S Ideas

Let’s imagine that iOS 9 and iPhone 6S release already happened. Here are some ideas what first consumers are able to do with their brand new handset and the Force Touch feature.

*Simple Settings Access

Right now you can access your app menus through Settings. However this might change if Apple lets users hard press on the screen and access Settings. Wouldn’t it be great?

*Fun Gameplay

Force Touch iOS 9 might be used inside the games. For example, when your character is running you might be able to use Force Touch to make it jump. There are multiple ways how developers could use the new technology to enhance gameplay experience.

*Keyboard Switch

It could be nice if by using Force Touch while typing you could switch your keyboards. This might be a great thing for fans of iMessages and emails.

*Webpage Thumbnails

Apple could also let users peer inside the webpage before loading it. Just Force Touch on the URL and the site thumbnail appears – does it sound like a fun idea?

*Other Possibilities

Apple could allow users and developers using Force Touch for shortcuts and better visual arts in different photo and drawing applications. There are so many fields where this technology could be used. Still Apple hasn’t confirmed yet how exactly this feature would work on the new iPhones.

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iOS 9 Apps Available for External Testing

The testing of iOS 9 and new watchOS 2 that should support Apple Watch devices continues. The company has enabled iOS 9 TestFlight option. It allows developers to test their applications and games built for the two future platforms.

While iOS 9 external testing is presented for devs and their teams the initial firmware updates didn’t offer such an option to users until now. Finally the Cupertino-based corporation enabled the external testing for iOS 9 applications and programs for both mobile firmwares that support iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the ‘fruit’ wearable that was officially unveiled in the spring 2015.

ios-9-beta-testing-external

What does this mean to devs? Apple lets them invite beta testers from different groups and see how the programs work and run. This way developers and developer companies can fix all possible bugs and issues in time their apps get submitted to the App Store as soon as iOS 9 release becomes public this fall.

The soon release of iOS 9 and upcoming iPhone 6S launch should bring a lot of new features and options to iDevices and the next watchOS 2 should let users run applications right on their Watch and not depend on the iPhone that much.

Are you getting excited as the public launch of a lot of new operating systems from Apple is getting closer?

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How to Restore Lost Files on iCloud [Guide]

iOS users who wish to restore deleted iCloud files can recover them without any third-party applications [learn more about fake iCloud login prompt on iOS 8]. Apple added a new features to its popular mobile firmware and thanks to it you can easily get your lost and removed Calendars, Contacts and Reminders along with other files from your iCloud account.

How easy is it to restore lost files iCloud? Everything is not complicated and we offer a simple step-by-step guide that can make this happen. You can get the files back if you accidentally or for some other reason deleted them a couple of days back. The process is quick and enjoyable. We are sure that millions of ‘fruit’ platform fans will find it very useful.

How to Restore iCloud Files [Instruction]

Step 1. You should use your iCloud account. Login on iCloud.com site using the Apple ID / password you have. It is possible to do this from your computer or iPhone, iPad or other ‘fruit’ device.

Step 2. Go to Settings. There will be Advanced menu at the bottom of the webpage.

Recover iCloud Files

Step 3. Find the feature Restore: Files, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders. Choose the type of files you wish to recover.

Restore iCloud Files That Were Deleted

Step 4. You can choose the date or file and click Restore.

Step 5. The procedure should be finished in a couple of minutes.

Restore Lost iCloud Files

Step 6. Keep in mind that when iCloud restores your files it also replaces the same files on all your iOS gadgets. If you choose to recover files you will be able to find them in iCloud Drive and similar applications.

The feature is perfect for getting back the files that were created within the last month. Such an option was impossible some time ago. Users who got rid of their iCloud files and contacts were not able to recover them. Now Apple changed this and added the perfect feature for its fans to enjoy using.

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A9 Processor iPhone Price Cut Negotiated by Apple

Customers are already waiting for the release of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models that are expected to appear on the store shelves in the end of September. The new rumors suggest that Apple is still negotiating about A9 chip price with the two companies that are manufacturing these processors.

According to reports, the Cupertino-based giant wants TSMC and Samsung to offer price cuts for A9 processor iPhone and it is not clear if the two firms are eager to offer the last minute discount or not.

We have heard earlier that the A9 chip is already in the production. Then there were rumors about low demand on the “S” lineup this year because consumers don’t want Force Touch option to be the only outstanding feature in the new iPhone. The lower sales of iPhones in China also predict lower revenue for Apple this year.

Some unnamed sources believe that TSMC would most likely refuse to offer discounts on A9 chip and this might lead to cutback in the order of iPhone 6S / 6S Plus processor from this company. At the same time Samsung seems to agree and provide further discounts so Apple could order more chips from this company if TSMC refuses.

The A9 processors should be fabricated on the 14/16nm FinFET process. Apple could order around 20,000 units from TMSC while it intended to order 30,000 of them. How could this reflect the iPhone “S” price? We don’t know if Apple is going to make its new smartphones more expensive than iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The higher price wouldn’t bring more customers. Experts predict that the company could sell around 65-75 million of new generation iPhone in Q4 2015. Will these predictions come true? Time runs very fast and soon we’ll see the release of the “S” lineup and learn how these iDevices are sold in the U.S. and other countries across the world.

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How to Check Data Usage on iPhone AT&T 6, 5, 4

How do I check my data usage on Verizon iPhone or AT&T iPhone 4 and 5 as well as iOS 8.4.1 iPhones? I hear these questions from my friends. It is so important to know your data usage nowadays when all carriers stopped offering real unlimited data plans and provide particular data allotment per month. This becomes extremely important for heavy data users who don’t like to pay extra for overusing their limit.

The instruction on how to check data usage on iPhone AT&T and Verizon could be handy to such users. Everything is fast and there is nothing difficult about this guide. You can choose one of the methods that looks simpler to you and help yourself.

How to Check Ho Much data Used on iPhone AT&T

Step 1. Visit the official AT&T site.

Step 2. Log into the account you have with this mobile operator.

Step 3. You should go to Bills and Payments and choose Create Billing Report.

Step 4. Choose Data Usage Trend option that provides all the details about your data usage.

There is a different iPhone check data usage method. Here is how to check data usage on iPhone 5 AT&T and iPhone 4 Verizon:

Step 1. Take your smartphone and go to Settings.

Step 2. Select General option and go to Usage – Cellular Usage menu.

Step 3. Find Cellular Data Usage where your details can be found. You’ll have to reset your Current Period every new billing cycle otherwise the information you’ll see in this menu won’t match your monthly data usage. This is rather simple to do if you head over to the bottom of this menu and press on Reset every first day of your new billing month. You should also double check your data plan every time to know how much you have used and still have to use since Settings don’t provide details about your monthly limit.

iPhone 4 check data usage as well as iPhone 5 AT&T / Verizon details can be found through another method which is probably the easiest and most accurate one.

AT&T iPhone Users’ Guide:

Step 1. Take your smartphone.

Step 2. Dial *Data# and click on “Send” option.

Step 3. Wait for the text message from your carrier. This SMS will show you how much data you have already used and monthly limit you have.

Verizon iPhone Users’s Guide:

Step 1. Verizon users should take their handset.

Step 2. Dial #DATA and select ‘Send” feature.

Step 3. Your mobile operator will text you with the details about your new billing cycle and data usage.

All iPhone users can also download the special application offered by their U.S. carrier [My AT&T app if you are subscribed to AT&T and My Verizon program if you are using Verizon network]. Install the tool and launch it to get accurate information about data usage vs. monthly limit. This is very quickly and you can see everything you wanted to know about your data usage.

Checking data usage through SMS or application is the most accurate way to keep an eye on your data allotment and monthly spending.

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Can I Jailbreak iOS 8.4.1?

Apple released the new firmware for its mobile devices. Should I update to iOS 8.4.1? This is the most common question users keep asking with the new launch. Mainly this is because of the iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak possibilities. Is it possible to use TaiG or PP jailbreak tools on this most recent operating system or not?

A lot of Apple fans were waiting for iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak for months in a row. No one knew if the tool could be present before iOS 9 release. Finally, after iOS 8.3 become public TaiG team of hackers introduced iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 solution that also worked on the next iOS 8.4 version. PP Jailbreak team joined this game soon by offering an alternative program that also supported all these firmwares on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and worked on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Can I jailbreak iOS 8.4.1? Unfortunately, Apple patched some of the exploits there were used in the untethering tools and you can no longer use the current TaiG program to perform the jailbreak of this version. PP tool also doesn’t support it so you have to wait for hackers to upgrade their solutionis and offer a new update that can hack the new mobile OS.

It is best to be attentive now and download tweaks from trusted sources only if you are running iOS 8.4 and don’t want to be forced to restore to iOS 8.4.1 and lose your jailbreak state. Keep in mind that Apple will not sign iOS 8.4 forever. In a week or two weeks from now the company will stop signing it and it will impossible to downgrade 8.4.1 to 8.4.

It is also great if you could save iOS 8.4 SHSH blobs for future use. If ever Redsn0w is updated you might be able to restore to this firmware in case iOS 9 and 8.4.1 cannot be jailbroken for a long time. Apple is now doing everything to make the process complicated so it takes hackers much time to find new exploits and take advantage of them.

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Download Links for iOS 8.4.1 [iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad]

Just over a month before launching the major iOS 9 update Apple offers iOS 8.4.1 public release. This is only a minor release with some bug fixes that also patches the exploits used by the two jailbreak tools that support iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 firmwares.

It solves some issues with Apple Music app that was officialy unveiled with iOS 8.4 launch last month and adds some other enhancements to Music and iCloud Music Library. Nothing too important and you can still install this version if you like to update to newer firmwares right after their public launch.

Users who prefer using OTA-update option can get the new firmware right from their iPod, iPhone or iPad. You can also get the firmware from iTunes or use direct iOS 8.4.1 links we’ll provide in this post. You might want instead wait for the big iOS 9 release as this firmware should offer not only bug fixes but also a number of wonderful features that are not available in version 8.4.1.

Download Links for iOS 8.4.1

Download iOS 8.4.1 ipsw file for your iPhone model:

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)

iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)

iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)

iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)

iPhone 5 (Model A1428)

iPhone 5 (Model A1429)

iPhone 4s

Get the new iOS 8.4.1 ipsw file for any of the iPad that supports this firmware version:

iPad Air 2 (Model A1566)

iPad Air 2 (Model A1567)

iPad mini 3 (Model A1599)

iPad mini 3 (Model A1600)

iPad mini 3 (Model A1601)

iPad Air (Model A1474)

iPad Air (Model A1475)

iPad Air (Model A1476)

iPad mini 2 (Model A1489)

iPad mini 2 (Model A1490)

iPad mini 2 (Model A1491)

iPad (4th generation Model A1458)

iPad (4th generation Model A1459)

iPad (4th generation Model A1460)

iPad mini (Model A1432)

iPad mini (Model A1454)

iPad mini (Model A1455)

iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)

iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for AT&T)

iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)

Two iPod touch models can run iOS 8.4.1 ipsw offered by Apple in August:

iPod touch (5th generation)

iPod touch (6th generation)

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How to Snooze Alarm on iPhone 6 by Tapping Anywhere

Is there a simple iPhone alarm snooze option for iPhone 6 users? Anyone who is running iOS 8.4 or earlier firmware version and jailbroken with TaiG tool [it works on Mac and Windows] or PP Jailbreak [it also supports both computer platforms] can download a tweak that makes the process fast and easy.

There is a fun Cydia tweak which allows snoozing your iOS 8 alarm by tapping anywhere on the screen. This means that you can click anywhere and don’t have to press on the small Tap to Snooze button which can be sometimes hard to not miss in the morning.

How to Snooze Alarm on iPhone 6

Step 1. Jailbroken users can find the free Cydia package on the BigBoss repository. The tweak is called SnoozeHelper. Download it and intall on your iPhone 6 or other ‘fruit’ handset model.

Step 2. This iOS 8 tweak is very simple. It has no configurations so you don’t need to adjust it to your needs.

Step 3. The program can be used right after it was installed. Remember that the next time your alarm wakes you up you don’t need to search for the little snooze option in order to dismiss it. Just tap anywhere and it will be dismissed at once.

This is probably the best way to snooze iOS 8 alarm on iPhone 6. The only drawback is you have to be jailbroken and not all users like to install Cydia store on their Apple gadget because jailbreaking might not be that safe. What do you think about SnoozeHelper jailbreak tweak? Is it must-have addition or are you ok with accurately tapping on snooze without such a program? Of course, it is possible to get the same snoozing effect if you click on your Lock / Sleep key however it should be faster to just tap anywhere on iDevice screen, isn’t it?

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iPhone 6S Sale Date Doesn’t Promise High Sales

There were many rumors about iPhone 6S sale date that promise two new Apple smartphones launch this September. Now reports say that iPhone 6S sales aren’t expected high. For example, KGI analyst believes that this year the ‘fruit’ giant could get negative or near-zero growth for its new smartphone sales.

Both “S” line models should get the features from iOS 9 firmware and some improvements offered by the Cupertino-based company. However iPhone 6S Plus and 6S won’t bring any major changes in design and this is the reason why iPhone 6S sale results could be low in quarter 4.

There is another reason for low sales this fall. The iPhone sales in China have slowed down. Besides, potential customers are not happy with the Force Touch being the main new option brought to 2015 iPhone models. All these factors point to lower sales than it was a year ago. Experts estimate about 65-75 million units to be sell in the fourth quarter.

Public was waiting for something incredible and innovative since the ‘fruit’ giant likes to surprise and offer new solutions that make consumers buy and upgrade to the most recent generation handset.

There are reports [they aren’t confirmed by Apple] that state that the company already reduced its manufacturing orders for the next-gen devices. Right now the figures mention only 1 percent reduction but this could grow as the official sales date starts.

Would you personally buy iPhone 6S Force Touch device only because of the Force Touch feature or is it not enough to make this phone attractive to you? This could be a nice option if it worked as on MacBook and Watch. However predictions promise a different way of communication that could turn the feature to more ‘shortcuts’ in the end.

Are you looking for the public launch of iOS 9 and iPhone 6S models?

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iPad Mini 4 Rumors Mention Full Split Screen

The testing of OS X El Capitan for Mac reveals some interesting iPad mini 4 rumors. Based on code and inner files developers say that the next mini model will be faster than current generation tablet and offer iPad mini 4 split screen app support feature.

It looks like iPad mini lineup could get a new generation device sometime this year. The official introduction of iPad mini 4 could be organized in September when Apple is also expected to unveil its new software versions and upcoming iPhone 6 “S” lineup. The official iPad mini 4 release date could be expected in mid or late September or October.

Some news and reports about this model surfaced in the mid-summer. As leaked images showed, this could be a device with thinner shell. Its main difference from the earlier versions could be the split-screen feature which wasn’t officially announced or confirmed yet.

Since the new iPad will be running iOS 9 firmware version and this operating system is currently in beta stage testing, developers noticed that the mini tablet could get full split-view application support. Such reference was also found in the new OS X El Capitan software and Safari version 9.

Such a feature isn’t officially supported by iPad mini 3. Still users could test the feature using this model as well. Could Apple roll out such support for both iPad mini 4 and next iPad generation as well?

The ‘fruit’ giant is always a couple of steps ahead of its rivals in terms of innovation introduction. It can add features that already exist in such a way that millions of customers want to purchase the iOS model and not other brand.

This year Apple is going to unveil iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. Which model are you looking for?

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