Monday, August 5, 2013

Apple Devices can be Hacked Using a Malicious Charger

a Malicious Charger
a Malicious Charger
Current Apple devices - the iPhone, iPad and iPod - can be hacked using an innocent looking wall charger. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a charger, named Mactans, which installs malicious software onto an iDevice in less than sixty seconds.

Apple is Replacing iPhone 5 Screens in Store - iPhone 6 to be the Same Size

 iPhone 6
 iPhone 6
Don't expect the new iPhone to have a drastically different screen. Apple has just invested in installing screen machines in its stores for replacing the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5.
Apple has started replacing iPhone 5 screens in-store, meaning that if your your screen is cracked or smashed, and your local store is equipped with the new machine, all you have to do is walk into a Genius Bar and wait a few minutes.

iOS 7 - The Mobile OS from a whole New Perspective

iOS 7
iOS 7
A completely redesigned UI, a pure representation of simplicity, all-new apps and more. Ladies and gentlemen, iOS 7 is here, prepare to be amazed. Rumours said it's going to be different, rumours said it's going to be flat, rumours said it will change the whole course of iOS forever. Well, here it is:

OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks
The big cats have gone, now we welcome a whole new era of OS X. Mavericks. Surf's up! (For those who don't know - Mavericks is a popular surfing destination in California, home to Apple.) OS X has been around for a while and it's good reputation is very high, so to keep the interest alive Apple needed to have something evolutionary up their sleeve. As always, they did - although the UI hasn't changed that much.

Monday, June 3, 2013

WWDC 2013 App

Apple has released a new WWDC 2013 app which allows you to keep up to date with the latest information. Session videos, which will only be available to registered Apple developers, will be shared each day so that you don't miss a single moment of the event, which will start on the 10th of June. As well as that, the app includes a set of maps and a daily schedule. Photos and news will be posted frequently to the app to inform users and developers, at which point you will receive notifications from the app.

The app is available to download from the App Store now. The WWDC will start off with an official Apple Keynote, where we expect iOS 7, OS X 10.9 and new Macs to be unveiled. 

Stay tuned and I will keep you up to date with the latest news from the WWDC.

Friday, May 31, 2013

iPhone Owners Spend 55% More Time on Their Phone Than Android Users

The war of the smartphones has been raging on ever since Apple unveiled their first iPhone back in 2007, mainly splitting the world up into Apple and Android fans. New research done by Experian Marketing Services shows that owners spend 55% more time on their iPhone than Android users. This maybe suggests that iPhones are more useful than Android smartphones.

The average iPhone user spends 1 hour and 15 minutes on their device everyday, this is substantially more than Android users, who only spend around 49 minutes on their handsets. Android phones are used for talking (28%) more than iPhones (22%), which in turn are used more for texting (22%) than Android handsets (16%). Android owners spend 16% of the time browsing the web, iPhone owners only spend 12%, which suggests that people prefer larger screens for visiting websites. iPhones, however, lead the way in social networking, sending emails and taking stunning pictures.
Both, Android and iPhone users spend less time watching videos and reading, each accounting for less than 1% of mobile phone usage everyday. This information points towards the fact that we prefer to watch videos on tablets, which have bigger screens, and reading actual books rather than gauging our eyes out at a small display.

If you would like to read more on this subject then visit Simmons Connect.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Apple Unveils New iPod Touch

Apple has added a new budget model of the 5th generation iPod Touch.  As you can see in the picture, the device doesn't come included with the beautiful iSight rear-facing camera, or the 'loop' feature. This might be because it's a budget model, coming in at just £199 ($299) for the 16GB model; which is the only model in this camera-less range.

This iPod Touch has the same dimensions as the original 5th generation one, but only comes in black and silver. This budget iPod Touch still has a 4-inch retina display, a FaceTime camera and a dual-core A5 chip which makes gaming even more exciting. Find out more by visiting Apple's website.