Apple has finally released its latest iteration of iOS which boasts a slew of new features that promise a better user experience on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. New additions in iOS 9 such as the News app and Multi-tasking capabilities have been making the headlines, but there’s a whole lot else going on that you might not know about, which is why I wrote up these 20 iOS 9 tips for Lifehacker readers.
Wearables are already big business in the fitness world. Users talk of the ‘quantified self’ as the latest advance in fitness optimisation. That may sound glib, but if you’re looking to get fit and stay healthy then performance data is crucial to achieving that goal. So when word got out that Apple was working on a wristwatch with fitness tracking features, my interest naturally piqued. When I heard various models would be available, one called […]
Now that the majority of premium computers pack solid-stage storage it’s abundantly clear that the hardware components we had previously come to rely on as factors guiding performance – CPU, bus chipset, RAM and so on – were held back for years by underwhelming storage, or traditional hard disk drives. While memory, central processors and graphics cores stayed true to Moore’s Law by getting faster year on year without an equivalent cost increase, hard disks perennially lagged behind. […]
Apple took a lot of stick and even issued an apology shortly after the release of iOS 8 to the public, who wasted no time voicing their displeasure at the number of issues the half-baked OS threw up on their devices. It wasn’t just older hardware that was affected – even new iPhone 6 owners had troubles initially. If Apple can’t get its OS right first time for its flagship products then something is badly wrong […]
Apple introduced two new ranges to its iPhone line-up for 2014 and both of them are bigger than ever. Personally I’m not a fan of the larger sizes, and even Apple once believed that the 4-inches of the iPhone 5 represented the perfect dimensions for a handset, but the company has pandered to the market nevertheless. Regardless, in the run-up to Christmas it all translates to lots of iPhone gift-giving and as usual this time […]