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Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

Mobile Technology

17 Incredible Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Apple

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Apple is the most valuable company in the world -- and on Friday it officially turned 40 years old.<p>But even before the iPhone revitalized the company in 2007, Apple had a rich and storied history as one of the first companies to make it really big …

Silicon Valley

Apple's top lawyer to testify before Congress over encryption fight with FBI

Lawmakers will have first chance to question an Apple representative about the company’s escalating battle with the FBI over unlocking San Bernardino iPhone<p>Apple’s top lawyer will testify before a congressional panel next week about the company’s escalating battle with the FBI over smartphone …

Privacy

Oh, snap: Apple’s latest motion turns the US government’s own security record against it

Apple is showing some sass in its campaign against the US government’s attempt to bypass iPhone security. The company filed a motion today (Feb. 25) to vacate the court order (pdf) requiring Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>The government wants …

Privacy

iOS 9.3 Beta 4 Fixes iOS Devices Bricked by '1970' Bug | MacTrast

The fourth iOS 9.3 beta, released to developers and public beta testers earlier this week, fixes the bug that leads to 64-bit iPhones and iPads …

Beta Testing

Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

15 secret features hidden in your iPhone

Damir Sagolj / Reuters<p>Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like a hidden map of everywhere you've been and the ability to …

iPhone

Former Apple designers say the company has lost 'the fundamental principles of good design'

Bruce Tognazzini was Apple's first interface designer<p>Two early Apple designers have written a piece on <i>Co.Design</i> chastising Apple's new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, who was Apple's 66th employee …

Fun-Da-Mental

Rare manufacturing error leaves iPad Pro with gold Touch ID ring and silver back

iPad Pro officially launched last week to the public after initially being announced back in September. The device launched in Apple’s standard trio of color choices, as well: silver, gold, and Space Gray. As with all Apple products, the Touch ID ring found on the Space Gray model is black, while …

Report says Apple won’t wait until September to release first new iPhone of 2016

It’s only November, but Apple’s 2016 iPhone plans are starting to crystallize slowly but surely. According to a short message posted on the Weibo …

Apple to Introduce 100% Solar-Powered Retail Store

Tech behemoth Apple is set to become the first completely solar-powered company in Singapore.<p>As part of a long-term partnership with Sunseap Group, …

Renewable Energy

5 things to know about Apple's new iPad Pro

The first thing you need to know about<p>Apple'siPad Prois that it's, well, giant.<p>About an inch longer than a standard sheet of paper, the Pro features a 12.9-inch diagonal display, giving it 78% more surface area than the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2. At nearly 1.6 pounds, the Pro is heavier than current …

Forget megapixels, this is what you really need to know about smartphone cameras

What’s the most important thing in a smartphone camera? If you answered megapixels, you’ve been paying too much attention to marketing. Sure, the …

Mobile Photography

Apple Releases First iOS 9.2 Beta for Public Beta Testers

Earlier this week, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers, just under a week after the public release of iOS 9.1. As of today, Apple is also making iOS 9.2 available to its public beta testers.<p>Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.2 …

Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.0.2, Downgrading From iOS 9.1 No Longer Possible

As of today, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to that version of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now signing iOS 9.1 and later only.<p>With Apple no longer signing iOS 9.0.2, those who wish to downgrade …

Public testers can now download iOS 9.2 beta 1

The first beta for iOS 9.2 was seeded to developers earlier this week, but public testers can get in on the action as well now that Apple has made the latest build available to the public.<p>iOS 9.2 focuses mostly on bug fixes and under the hood improvements, after iOS 9.1 brought a number of features …

You can no longer downgrade from iOS 9.1 as Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2

Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2 firmware file, just over a week after releasing iOS 9.1 which killed Pangu Jailbreak. This means that users won’t …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Google Chrome for iOS now supports Split View multitasking

Keeping a browser on one side of your iPad's screen while you work in other apps is one of the more useful ways to multitask with Apple's new Split View feature in iOS 9, so those of the Chrome persuasion will be pleased to know that Google has updated its browser with full support.<p>The feature …

Google Chrome

iOS 9.1 emojis: See the complete collection of new emojis on the iPhone

24 hours ago, Apple pushed out iOS 9.1 as an over-the-air update for all iPhone and iPad owners. Although iOS 9.1 includes a new feature for Live …

iOS

Samsung vs. TSMC: Comparing the battery life of two Apple A9s | Ars Technica

Tests have limits, but the news seems (mostly) good for Samsung-made iPhone 6Ses.<p>Many consumer electronics companies, Apple included, use parts …

Phones

Why I switched to the smaller iPhone

As many of you readers know, I’ve been in the midst of a serious mental debate involving the new iPhones.<p>As an iPhone 6 Plus user for the last year, …

Comprehensive Comparison Shows Camera Improvements From Original iPhone to iPhone 6s

With each iteration of the iPhone, Apple improves camera quality, which has led to the iPhone being one of the most popular camera choices in the world. The iPhone 6s introduces the company's first 12-megapixel camera, an improvement over the 8-megapixel cameras Apple has used since the iPhone 4s …

iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus Durability Tests Show Impressive Results

The all new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are built for durability, with a stronger aluminum enclosure that Apple describes as “made from the same …

Mobile Technology

iOS 9 breaks records with 50% adoption in just 5 days

iOS 9 has only been out since last Wednesday, but already it’s smashing records — being named the fastest case of iOS adoption in history, with more than 50 percent of devices already using iOS 9.<p>“iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software …