Apple’s latest iPhone 7 ad is all about iMessage stickers

March 12, 2017

Every single messaging app worth its salt has stickers. Some even get updated from time to time just to add even more stickers, believe it or not. So undoubtedly stickers are big – and not just literally. People seem to love them.

And now Apple is keen to remind prospective iPhone 7 buyers (and those who own one already) that iMessage has stickers too (it’s been like that since the release of iOS 10). Loads of them actually. And did you know that they’re “practically magic”? This is what the company’s latest iPhone 7 ad says, take a look:

So if you’ve ever wondered what the world…

How to download macOS Sierra 10.12.4 public beta 6 to your Mac

March 12, 2017
macOS Sierra, the next generation of Mac software, is now available as a public beta.

Update March 13, 2017: Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 public beta 6 for members of the Beta Software Program. If you already have the macOS Sierra public beta installed, head to Mac App Store > Updates and download away. If you’ve been waiting for beta 6 to get started with macOS 10.12.4, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the set up!

Apple has been offering public betas for macOS for a couple of years now as a way for those interested in testing out the upcoming software on their Macs, and providing feedback. If that’s you, you’ll need to sign up, enroll your Mac, download macOS Sierra, and install it. It’s not an overly complicated process, but we’re here to walk you through it and, if you need it, a place to get extra help.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, and …

New Nokia 3310 to support only 2G frequencies – where will you be able to use it

March 12, 2017
Not too long has passed since the MWC last month where the historical Nokia 3310 phone made a return, almost seventeen years after the launch of the emblematic first handset in September 2000. Even though opinions have been contradictory as to whether the new 3310 has the potential to bank anywhere close to the 126 million sales of its predecessor, the device has generated a lot of genuine hype among fans of the model and “rehab phone” enthusiasts. And among regular folks, too, I guess; I mean, come on, Snake is back!  

We will not go into particular detail about known hardware …

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 to sport MediaTek’s Helio P25 SoC, not the Snapdragon 660

March 12, 2017

Earlier today we heard a rumor saying that Xiaomi is getting ready to unveil the Redmi Pro 2 this month. According to past leaks, this should come with the yet-unofficial Snapdragon 660 chipset from Qualcomm and just a single rear camera, unlike the original Redmi Pro which was the first Xiaomi phone to boast a dual camera setup.

However, a new leak originating in China today comes to contradict that. The new report claims that the Redmi Pro 2 will stick with the unique selling point represented by the dual rear camera, thus being a true successor to the first Pro. It may employ two 12 MP…

Tweet from OnePlus could be hinting at a blue OnePlus 3T

March 12, 2017
Currently, the OnePlus 3T is available with 64GB of internal storage in Gunmetal or Soft Gold. With 128GB of native storage, the phone can be purchased in Gunmetal only. But there might be a change coming to the color options for the handset. A tweet sent out by the smartphone manufacturer contains the date March 15th, 2017 written out in the American fashion (3/15/17). Underneath the date are the logos for OnePlus and Colette Paris. The latter is a fashion and accessory retailer.

The tweet reads, “Something is about to go down with @oneplus & @coletteparis – stay tuned.” Considering …

Android Wear 2.0 will make its way to the first-gen Huawei Watch before the end of March

March 12, 2017
One of the few smartwatches that was shown off at this year’s Mobile World Congress was the Huawei Watch 2 – one of the only wearables that features Android Wear 2.0 out of the box. While it was great to go hands-on with the latest version of Android Wear after the Watch 2’s announcement, the actual hardware is extremely polarizing to what Huawei crafted with the original Watch that was released in 2015.

If you prefer the looks of the OG Huawei Watch and are itching to get your hands on Wear 2.0, we’ve got good news. According to a tweet from Huawei’s German account on Twitter, …

Samsung promises monthly security updates for unlocked units sold in the US

March 12, 2017

Overall, Samsung isn’t doing bad at all when it comes to releasing those monthly security patches for its devices – at least compared to some of its competitors. However, there have certainly been some odd goings-on in this respect for some of its phones, most notably those sold in the US in unlocked form.

While carrier-specific versions of models such as the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been fairly reliably receiving the Android security updates month after month, the situation hasn’t been the same for the unlocked units. These are still stuck on the December security patch level, and they…

How to download and read iBooks for iPhone and iPad

March 12, 2017
With iBooks for iPhone and iPad you can get almost any book at any time, and carry your entire library in the palm of your hand.

Updated March 2017: Added information about PDFs and iOS 10.3.

iBooks turns your iPhone and iPad into the ultimate e-reader. The iBooks Store makes it easy to find and download books, and the iBooks reader lets you peruse, scan, or search at your leisure. All you need to do is know where to look!

How to find and download books
How to add and view PDFs
How to view your books, audiobooks, and PDFs
How to read your books
How to quickly scan through a book
How to bookmark a page
How to highlight and annotate words
How to search for words and passages
How to enable Scrolling View
How to return to a bookmarked page

How to find and download books

iBooks comes with Apple’s iBooks Store built right in. That means you can search or browse for new books and download them right from the app.

Launch the iBooks app from your Home screen.
Tap the tab at the bottom …

Mount Sinai publishes findings from its ResearchKit-based asthma study

March 12, 2017
Mount Sinai has published its first large-scale study to utilize Apple’s ResearchKit framework.

Mount Sinai has published its Asthma Mobile Health Study, its first large-scale clinical observational study to utilize ResearchKit, Apple’s framework for conducting medical studies using an iPhone. The study, published in Nature Biotechnology, collected data from 7,593 participants.

The study compared its data with that of existing studies to make sure the self-reported data was reliable.

The study included regular surveys to understand how asthma patients were affected by and treating their condition over time. A total of 7,593 people completed the electronic informed consent process and enrolled in the study. Eighty-five percent of them completed at least one survey, with a core group of 2,317 robust users who filled out multiple surveys during the course of the six-month study. Results were compared to existing asthma patient studies and to external factors as a control for …