Apple has released three new ads targeted towards non-iPhone users, as part of its ‘Why Switch’ campaign. The ads focus on security, performance and the ease of migrating contacts from Android to iOS. Apple has also created a landing page for the campaign available here, which lists all the benefits of switching to iPhone.
If you buy a new laptop or PC which ships with Windows 10 preinstalled, chances are that it does not come with the installation media. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, or do a clean installation from an older version of Windows, you would need to create the installation media yourself, whether on a DVD or a USB drive. Microsoft has provided an easy to use media creation tool which can be used to create the media yourself.
Ever since Windows 10 was released, a common issue that randomly plagues users is that the Start Menu, Cortana and task bar become unresponsive. I have had this unfortunate issue on a Lenovo tablet and the only solution used to be a complete reinstall for Windows. However, after some tinkering, I figured out that there are a few other workarounds that can be tried to get the Windows 10 Start Menu working again.
Mac users have long been dependent on third party apps like Fluid to create application shortcuts to websites. Chrome also supports this functionality but so far, it is officially available for Windows users. However, thanks to some hidden flags, this functionality can be enabled on macOS too.
One of the biggest benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is the interoperability of the devices and software with each other. One example of this is AirPlay, which lets users use any iOS device or Mac to either mirror its display or stream any media content from it like photos, videos and music to an Apple TV. Officially, AirPlay is only available to Apple devices and software but luckily, there are some workarounds to get it working on Windows PCs. These third-party apps will help you get going.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is working on an artificial intelligence chip for its future products. The chip, internally known as Apple Neural Engine, would handle the artificial intelligence tasks that are currently processed by the processor and GPU in iOS devices.
Magikarp Jump is The Pokémon Company’s newest game for iOS and Android. The game is based on training and strengthening a Pokémon, Magikarp, to jump high and win leagues. The game has an old school cartoonish design like Pokémon anime and a captivating story to go with it.
Despite faster processor and more RAM, it is a well established fact that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has been unable to dethrone the performance king, iPhone 7. No surprises there, however what is shocking is that Apple’s 2015 flagship, iPhone 6s, is also able to beat the Galaxy S8 in a speed test, thanks to its A8 chip and iOS’ superior RAM management.
Apple has announced that it will be live streaming the keynote from WWDC 2017. This year’s WWDC will take place on 5th June at 10 a.m. PDT in San Jose, California. The event will consist of a keynote by Tim Cook and other top Apple executives, followed by sessions, hands-on labs and other get togethers from 5th June to 9th June.
Readdle, the popular developer for iOS and Mac apps like Spark, Documents, PDF Expert and Scanner Pro, has released a major update which brings drag-and-drop file support across its apps on iPad. This comes along with tons of other performance improvements and bug fixes for all the apps across iPhone and iPad. This drag-and-drop feature might not seem big to desktop computer users, but for regular iPad users, this is a much awaited addition to these productive apps.
YouTube has released a beautiful and fast performing new design for their desktop website. The new design brings a cleaner look, a dark theme as well as faster framework which would support quicker roll-out of features in the future. The new theme was initially limited to a select group of users using Google Chrome but now most users can enable the new look with a simple click, on any modern web browser.
Windows has a habit of showcasing unpredictable behavior after major updates. One of these issues happened recently with yours truly, when Windows Store stopped working after the Windows 10 Creators Update. The error number that showed in the Windows Store app was 0xD000000D. Luckily, after a bit of research, the fix seemed simple.
Pangu Team seems to be back in action as they have demoed a new jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 at the JANUS mobile security conference. The team showed off an iPhone 7 running the Pangu jailbreak tool and Cydia in working condition.
Microsoft had released the Windows 10 Creators Update RTM ISO a few days back and now they have released a Download Assistant tool for all users looking to upgrade early. The tool itself is a small download and it fetches all the latest files for Windows in the background to upgrade our operating system.
Samsung announced their latest flagship Galaxy S8, just a few days ago. Galaxy S8 ships with a faster processor, improved front and rear cameras, a smart assistant named Bixby and the most attractive feature of them all, the Infinity Display. As with all major Galaxy phone releases, this one also comes with a set of beautiful new wallpapers and apps.
Apple has finally done something out of the ordinary and broken silence on their plans for Mac Pro. The Cupertino giant is working on a new Mac Pro and Pro Display which will not be released this year. To fill the gap, they have slightly reduced the prices of current Mac Pros and bumped up the specs. As per Apple, there are Pro consumers who love the current Mac Pro and the updates are for them.
Microsoft has released the ISO files for Windows 10 Creators Update build 15063 which has been confirmed to be the RTM (release to manufacturing) release. These ISOs can be used for a full clean installation as well as upgrade.
Modern day websites use a number of frameworks like jQuery to provide a good user experience to users. This means that the framework libraries to be fetched from different links every time a website loads. One way to speed this up is to for web developers to reduce server requests which helps load websites faster. However, there are a few new extensions that can redirect these requests to local versions of these libraries to speed up website loading.
Flipboard version 4.0 has been released with a beautiful new design and smart magazine and personalization features. The new smart magazine feature works like an auto playlist feature for news and delivers relevant and interesting news for the topics of your choice, directly from reputed sources, curators and influencers.
As per the latest reports, WhatsApp is testing the ability to alter sent but unread text messages, recall them and share live location with contacts. Although the features are in beta, no time frame of their public release has been chalked out.