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iPhone 6s – What You Need To Know

It’s that time of the year again. The newest iPhones are being released to the world tomorrow. The iPhone has become one of the best selling and more importantly, most loved smartphones ever. Each year Apple makes enhancements to the iPhone which makes us stand in queues and buy the product which we need most in our lives.

You may be thinking that there’s nothing different between the iPhone 6 and 6s. Think again. Apple may not have changed the design but all of the technologies have been upgraded with some killer new features. The iPhone 6s will also come in a Rose Gold colour in addition to the Space Grey, Gold and Silver models. Here are the key new features that will make you order the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus…

3D Touch

Multi-touch screens have become essential to the way we interact with our smartphones. The iPhone 6s has a new screen which adds the ability to interact with it with much more functionality. 3D touch is a new technology which enables the iPhone 6s to recognise how much pressure you are applying to the screen. This will revolutionise how you use your iPhone and make your experience much faster and efficient. There are 3 types of pressure which enables you to interact with your iPhone’s screen..

  • Tap – A simple tap does as it suggests and has no difference to how you would used your iPhone daily
  • Peek – Apply a little more pressure on app icons, messages or mail and you can preview before diving into the content
  • Pop – Once you know what you want to open, apply further pressure and it will open your email, message or photo

Live Photos

Live Photos is a great new feature which brings your photos to life. When taking a photo your iPhone 6s instantly records 1.5 seconds of video either side of your photo which creates a short video. This enable you to relive the moment when you took that picture. This picture can be used as a wallpaper, so when you turn on your iPhone screen your wallpaper comes to life. If you have an Apple Watch, you can use Live Photo pictures to use as your watch face. This feature will create priceless moments for you.

Camera Enhancements

With the improved 12 megapixel camera that the iPhone 6s boasts, you can now shoot 4K quality videos. This will enable you to shoot videos with the highest quality. With 4 times the resolution of 1080p HD your 4K videos will never look better. Also with the feature of a front flash option, you can guarantee you won’t be taking selfies in the dark anymore. The front facing camera has been upgraded to a 5 megapixel camera for great quality FaceTime calls and selfies.

Along with iOS 9, these are the key new features that make the iPhone 6s what it is. The design may not have changed much but the interior along with these killer new features, the iPhone 6s is predicted to the the best selling iPhone ever.

Go order your new iPhone 6s now…

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Apple Event – All you need to know

Apple Watch. iPad Pro. Apple TV. iPhone 6S. Yesterday, Apple announced its most product launches in one event. There’s always a buzz when Apple reveals its products and services to the world. It seems the world’s eyes focus on one of the largest companies in the world. It can be difficult to keep up with all the details so I have summarised the most important updates below…

Apple announced updates to four of its product lines. Below are the main details you need to know before you go shopping…

Apple Watch

  • Available in more colours such as rose gold and yellow gold aluminium
  • More colours of straps including a Product Red edition where a share of the proceeds go to charity
  • Hermès have teamed up with Apple to create 3 new beautiful straps to make your watch a designer fashion accessory
  • watchOS 2 will be available on September 16th – A software update which adds many new features such as changing your watch face and complications, Siri improvements, and playing videos on the watch

iPad Pro

  • A brand new iPad with a beautiful 12.9 inch screen which enables you to do more on the go
  • Slide Over, Split Screen and Picture in Picture features enable you make your working experience quicker and easier
  • A new four speaker system which creates great sound when watching movies
  • A new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to help you draw accurately and type on the go
  • Available in November with a starting price of $799

Apple TV

  • A brand new Apple TV experience with an enhanced Siri experience where you can ask it anything
  • Ask Siri to play certain movie genres, whilst watching a movie you can ask what a certain character said if you missed it and Siri will rewind so you don’t miss a thing, and many more commands
  • A new remote control with touch interface and microphone to make it easier to communicate with your Apple TV
  • Ability to download games and apps to make your TV more fun and interactive for the whole family
  • Launches in late October and starts at $149

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

  • Similar design to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but the inside and technologies have all been improved
  • 3D Touch – a feature where the harder the press on the screen more options are available to you such as taking a selfie, previewing email, and instantly playing music from your favourite artists
  • Live Photos – When taking a photo the iPhone 6S records 1.5 seconds either side of your photo to add a little video of the moment you took that photo. This can be used as a wallpaper which brings your photos to life.
  • Improved 12 megapixel camera with the option to shoot 4K video
  • Now comes in a Rose Gold colour in addition to the Gold, Silver and Space Grey options
  • iOS 9 will be included and also available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users on September 16th
  • iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch on September 25th. Pre orders begin September 12th.

Are you excited about Apple’s announcements? Which products are you going to queue up for? Let me know in the comments below…

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iPhone App Review – Wedmate

Wedding planning can be a difficult time for a newly engaged couple. Lots of things to think about such as venues, outfits, catering, guest lists and so much more. You want the day to go as you planned and for it to run as smoothly as possible. Wedmate, a new iPhone app has just launched which will help you every step of the way to ensure your wedding day goes as you want it. The app takes away your wedding stresses and enables you to get the help of your friends and family to ensure your special day is the wedding of your dreams…

Here’s is how Wedmate can help you plan your wedding:

Schedule your events

Wedmate enables you to create events for all the dates for your wedding celebrations. Starting from your stag/hen parties all the way up to the big day itself. You can invite guests and participants to the specific events and they will receive an itinerary for each specific event. This is a great feature which makes sure everybody involved knows exactly what is happening at each event.

Budget

Weddings can be very expensive so keeping to a budget can be very difficult and knowing how much you spent on everything. Wedmate enables you to set budgets on all the things you buy or book so you can keep a track on how much you have spent, and if you have enough money left to go all out on the reception party.

Group Chats

Keeping everybody informed about wedding ideas can be difficult. Wedmate helps you keep all your chats in place so nobody is left out of the loop. Wedmate asks for your participants mobile numbers and you’re ready to get chatting about all your wedding ideas.

Wedding Gifts

Receiving gifts on your wedding day are always special, but you don’t want to receive the same gift twice. Wedmate helps you create your wedding gift list where you can specify what you would like. The guest is given a link of where to purchase that gift, and once it is purchased it is taken off the list so you don’t receive duplicate gifts.

On the day

Your wedding day is here and everything has (hopefully!) gone to plan as you had wished. Your guests are having a great time and have taken lots of pictures of the beautiful newlyweds. Your guests can upload their photos onto the app so that you can keep these memories as part of your wedding day. Priceless moments that are with you forever…

Wedmate is a great app that will help you plan from the start all the way through to the wedding day itself. It is like your personal wedding planner which keeps all your events, ideas and conversations in one place.

Click on the following link and download the Wedmate app from the App Store now – Wedmate

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The Next iPhone – My Rumour Roundup

Rumours. Rumours. Rumours. iPhone 7. iPhone 6s. iPhone 6c. It’s that time of the year where the iPhone rumour mill gathers speed. Everybody wants to know when the next iPhone is coming and what features it could include. There have been many rumours all over the web but nobody knows for sure what is coming. Here’s my roundup of what they are saying…

Name

What will the next iPhone be called? Most likely they will be called the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, rather than the iPhone 7. Apple likes to make incremental improvements to the iPhone the year after a revolutionary change. That’s why it is most likely the next iPhones will incorporate the “s” in the name suggesting minor changes to its design and technology.

Design

The design for the next iPhone will more than likely be the same or very similar to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So far there have been no evidence in the grapevine that suggests a change in screen size or shape. We may see a new Rose Gold colour added to the lineup along with the standard Gold, Silver and Space Grey models.

Features

New features could include:

  • A9 processor which will make the iPhone faster, more reliable and improve efficiency
  • A 12-megapixel camera is rumoured which will keep the same design but shoot higher quality pictures
  • Force Touch technology is most likely to feature, which is used on the Apple Watch for additional options
  • Improvements to Touch ID is likely with better accuracy and maybe more capabilities
  • Unlikely, but there is unconfirmed gossip suggesting a sapphire crystal display could feature

Release date

The most likely release date for the next iPhone is mid to late September 2015. Apple has always released its iPhones in September in order to ramp up excitement towards Christmas. Expect iOS 9 to be released a few days before the next iPhone release.

Other Products/Services

Apple normally doesn’t announce new products on their own. Rumours are gathering pace that a revamped Apple TV set-top box will be unveiled. The current Apple TV design hasn’t been changed for 3 years, so a new streaming set-top box which could incorporate a Force Touch remote is possible. Apple could release an actual TV range in 2016 as it looks to enter the television hardware market. Currently there has been no news on an updated iPad or iPad Mini.

That rounds up the rumours that I have heard. If you’ve heard or seen any new gossip, feel free to let me know in the comments…

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3 tips for creating a great App

There seems to be thousands of mobile applications across multiple platforms. From apps that change the way you live to simple games that help you pass the time on your daily commute…

Here are 3 top tips on creating your own app…

1. Design is everything

When thinking about an idea for an app you have to think about how it will look and feel for the user. The design and user interface will need to be very simple and engaging to ensure your users come back for more. Take more time on your design than its features. Users want a simple feel to their experience.

2. Do one thing well

Whether you want to create a game or a simple utility app, ensure you do it well and go all out. Whatever you decide to create make sure you do it well. Don’t try and complicate things by trying too many things in the app. Simplicity is key and doing that one thing well will make for a killer app.

3. Persistence is key

Don’t give up with your idea. Keep going and don’t stop. Standing still is a big no-no in the app world. You need to keep improving your app with updates. Look for the bugs and fix them. Continuously learn about your app and improve it regularly. This will help make sure your app is on top and can’t be faulted by your loyal users. Don’t give up and keep going…

To make sure people keep coming back your app and tell their friends, follow these tips and you’ll have a killer app..

What’s your favourite app that you can’t go without? Let me know in the comments below…

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iPhone 5c & iPhone 5s

Which iPhone are you?

Apple unveiled 2 (yes 2!) new iPhones to the world on Tuesday. This is the first time Apple showcased 2 iPhones in the same year! Both may be very similar but are still very different…

iPhone 5c

– Very similar to the iPhone 5
– Plastic outer body
– Comes in 5 colours (White, Pink, Yellow, Blue & Green)
– Much cheaper than the iPhone 5
– Still has all the features of iOS 7

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iPhone 5s

– Similar design to the iPhone 5
– Touch ID Fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone
– Improved camera with slow motion feature
– Much faster processor to make your tasks speedier than ever
– Comes in Gold, Silver and Space Grey

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Both are released on Friday 20th September.

Go get yours….

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