iOS 11 was a pretty big change to Apple‘s operating system. It brought about a whole bunch of new features for iPhone including a redesigned Control Centre, a new image file format, and a new Lock Screen. Then there’s also the fact that it completely changes the way you can use an iPad, transforming it from just your average tablet into something so much more.
With all that, you’d think users would be super eager to jump on board. You’d think that adoption rates would be through the roof because everyone wants to get a slice of those new features right?
Wrong. As it turns out, iOS 11’s adoption rate is even slower than iOS 10’s was.
Just last month, Netflix has begun offering offline downloads for both iOS and Android users. This allows you to watch your favourite shows at places with no internet connection.
For Android users with very little on-board storage, the latest update might just put a smile on your face.
Catching a flight or heading somewhere with poor internet connectivity? Now you can watch Netflix offline with its new download feature.
Officially launching their download and watch offline feature across all of their markets, iflix hopes to keep their 6-month streak going. It’s been a quick half a year for the company since being the first Internet TV service to pop up in the Southeast Asian market. Unique to the brand, they’re the only subscription based service to natively offer downloadable content – nope, even Netflix doesn’t do it.
Popular online storage solution, Dropbox is now out of beta and officially available for BlackBerry devices.
If you haven’t heard about Dropbox, we think it is the easiest way to share and access your files between your computer and mobile device. You can even share files among Dropbox users and set special sharing permission on folders.
Download Dropbox via BlackBerry browser here.
Dropbox, an online storage solution is now available for Blackberry, but for a user limited Beta. Initially it opened for 500 users and they extend it further to 1000 users. If you’re wanting to get one for yourself, it is too late now as the beta program is now full.
Dropbox is a recommended service if you want to share documents or files across different PCs and mobile device. It currently supports iPhone, iPads and even Android.
Check out Dropbox to learn more.
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As we enter Q3 for this year, we should be closer to Android 2.2 Froyo upgrades for existing devices. For those who can’t wait, we have leaked versions to play with. Today, the latest leaks are revealed for HTC Droid Incredible & Samsung Galaxy S!
For Samsung Galaxy S, the leaked version will be made available at Samsung Firmware World but at 12 o’clock AMSTERDAM time today. At time of this post, it is not available yet so you might want to check later in the evening. This is only for European, Asian and Arabic versions not for the multi-carrier variant Galaxy S versions in the US.
As always, flashing unofficial firmware is at your own risk. With more leaked versions coming up, we should be expecting the real deal to come anytime soon.
The endgame for Gingerbread, Google says, is to make the user experience so fluid and compelling that device manufacturers don’t see the need to add their own skins on top of Android, like the HTC Sense and Motorola Motoblur. Word has it, Google wants Android to feel close to how the iPhone is now and make skinned Android interfaces obsolete.
Techcrunch says that skinned Androids “aren’t all that great” and “tend to slow down devices”. We have to disagree on this. We’ve been using the HTC Legend side-by-side with a Nexus One running Froyo and we dare say that the HTC Sense on the Legend offers a more integrated user experience compared to running native Android alone.
Getting manufacturers to shed their skins and run on natve Android is going to be difficult though as device manufacturers rely on skinned UI to differentiate thier products from the rest.
On the other hand, Google will need to lock down Android to ensure that the mobile OS can compete with the likes of Apple’s iOS4. But this is going to be difficult considering the fact that Android is an open operating system that is designed to handle a variety of hardware options.
When there’s a variety in hardware, it’s going to be very hard to make the user experience perfect. Which is why Apple’s Macs, with locked down hardware, have always been a better experience than the hugely hardware-flexible Windows operating system.
While waiting for iOS 4 is yet to made available, there’s an illegal way to get it earlier. A leaked version of iOS 4 golden masters is now distributed via torrents which can be found at certain torrent listing sites.
Since this is unofficial, you’ve been warned of the risks involved with installing such release. The official version should be coming up pretty soon so it might be a better idea to wait for it.
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Nexus One users will slowly be updated to the latest Android 2.2 OS codename Froyo via OTA. If this is a nerve wrecking process for those who can’t wait, here’s a solution for you!
The guys at XDA Developers Forum managed to grab the link for the Froyo OTA download link and have shared it on their forum. Some members even created a mirror link, in case you can’t download properly from Google’s server.
Head on there now if you own an Nexus One and you can’t wait.
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