If you’ve gotten an iPhone 6s, one of the newest feature is Live Photos. It basically takes a moving picture which include seconds before and after a shot is being taken. Problem is, most of the time it capture moments of you lowering your iPhone which is natural for anyone to do when taking a normal picture.
This minor annoyance has been fixed with the new iOS 9.1 which is rolling out now to current iOS 9 devices. From the changelog, the updated Live Photos should intelligently detect when the iPhone is being lifted or lowered, so it knows when to start/stop recording at the right time. It also brings a fresh batch of 150 Emojis for all your social and messaging needs.
Just a week since they pushed its iOS 9.0.1 update, Apple is rolling out a new one that’s available for download on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The new iOS 9.0.2 update that weighs about 74MB fixes a couple of bugs which covers switching on/off mobile app data usage, iMessage activation, iCloud Backup and screen orientation. To download, just head over to Settings > General > Software Update. You can do this over the air or via iTunes on a computer.
A week after iOS 9 was released officially, Apple is now rolling out a new update to address a couple of teething issues. It is available now as an OTA (Over The Air) update and you can check manually under Settings > General > Software Updates.
For the iPhone 6, the upgrade is 1GB in size, so it is recommended that you download using a WiFi conection.
Following Apple‘s refresher for the iPod shuffle and iPod nano with new colours, the brand has also brought a brand new updated iPod Touch that sports a better camera, processor and has the option to house a whopping 128GB of storage space. But this doesn’t bode well for iPod lovers as the only member of the family that can access Apple’s new music service is just the Touch, with the possibility of leaving the rest to fade into obscurity.
This release is a lot more polished than the developers version that was made available last month, with iOS 9 beta 3 being sent to the devs just yesterday. The latest version of the OS has quite a number of differences compared to the previous one, with vast improvements on Siri, split-screen multitasking and other less-obvious performance upgrades.
Apple had unveiled its new iOS 9 at WWDC15, marking the 9th generation of its mobile platform. While on the surface it doesn’t look radically different since iOS 7, the new version brings a couple of major refinements for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which are big on productivity and intelligence.
In a nutshell, iOS 9 is supposed to work harder for you, to give you what you want based on your past and current behaviour. For those using the iPad for work, iOS 9 offers better multi-tasking features which has been present on other tablets in the market. It is safe to say that Apple has gotten some inspiration from its rivals.
Head after the break for our list of 9 things to look forward to in the upcoming iOS upgrade that’s due end of this year.
If you have being waiting for the right time to buy Apple products, today is your lucky day. Similar to last year‘s CNY promotion, Apple is throwing yet another Red Friday promotion on their online store where they give additional discounts on selected Apple products.
Check out some of the key promo items below:
iPad with Retina Display – from RM1,378 (Save RM121-RM181)
iPad 2 – RM1,078 (Save RM121)
iPod Touch 5th Gen – from RM938 (Save RM111-141)
iPod Touch 4th Gen – from RM628 (Save RM71)
iPod Nano – RM488 (Save RM41)
MacBook Air – from RM2,788 (Save RM311)
MacBook Pro – from RM3,388 (Save RM311)
MacBook Pro with Retina Display – from RM4,988 (Save RM311)
Apart from these devices, they also offer discounts on Apple accessories such as Wireless Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse and covers. If you’re hoping for extra discounts on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, unfortunately they are not on offer.
For more information, head over to Apple Store’s CNY Promo page.
Remember, this promo is only valid today, 25th January 2013.
The new iPad mini has just been revealed with lots of buzz going in the tech circle. Jimmy Kimmel however wants to know what the rest of the world thinks about the new device. So in a witty on street experiment, they have handed an “iPad mini” to the public and ask them what do they think about it.
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the other street experiment on the “iPhone 5”.
The iOS 5 has loads of cool features ripped-off from its competitors and here’s another one. It’s voice-to-text. As you can see in the screen cap, iOS 5 will allow users to say what they want to type and perhaps even control more advanced functions from their iOS device.
iOS 5 is still in beta and you should expect changes when the final version does come out with this feature. Also, it seems only iPhone and iPod touch will support the feature.
Voice-to-text is a cool feature but it is by no means new. The technology has been around for as long as we can remember and while early iterations of the technology have been laggy, impractical and basically useless, Google with Android have been key in bringing voice recognition to a point where it is now useful.
App developers like Vlingo, with its extensive support in Android, has also pushed the accuracy of voice recognition technology making a feature that was once reserved for geeks and those with patience, appeal to a wider mass audience.
But despite this, voice recognition hasn’t gained much traction. Apple has been known to bring the sexy back into old tech (For example: FaceTime = Video Call). So could voice-to-text come to age with Apple’s support? We certainly hope so. A mass adoption of this matured yet underused feature will push voice-to-text into the limelight and hopefully spur even more innovation for the benefit of us all.