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Apple designed iOS 9 to be more intelligent and intuitive

  • 10/06/2015 at 23:16 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Apple iOS 9Apple has announced it’s new iOS 9 for the iPhone and iPad and iPod touch and it aims to fix a few issues and make iOS more intelligent and intuitive. The iOS 9 is due out this fall (Or spring for those in the southern hemisphere.) as a free download.

Improved in iOS9 is the search feature, Siri is going to be more powerful, and multitasking will finally be available for iPad users. Notes has been given an upgrade, Newsstand has been replaced by News and Maps is now able to connect to local mass transport systems to give information on buses and trains (A feature that’s been lacking for some time, but is only in a small number of cities so far.). Multitasking is something the iPad should be able to do, and it is something that it will finally be able to do.

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Social alarm app Wakie now available for iOS

Wakie AppApple users who hate alarm clocks can now rejoice, because the popular social alarm app Wakie has been released for the iOS platform. It connects people from around the world for a more sociable way to wake up.

Despite its popularity, the community of dedicated Wakie users is still relatively small. That may change now that the app has been launched for the Apple platform. Now people with iPhones can get in on the fun, and take part in their own early morning shenanigans.

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Flappy Bird creator explains why the game was pulled from App Stores

  • 11/02/2014 at 18:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Flappy Bird Game OverDong Nyugen, the creator of latest mobile game craze Flappy Bird, has pulled the app from stores after he claims he realized that it was “too addictive” for those who played it.

The man responsible for the game is a mystery. He has been remaining anonymous, his name obviously fake. In an exclusive interview with Forbes, he refused to allow them to reveal or photograph his face. At a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, when he claimed he would be taking down Flappy Bird forever.

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Instagram gets more private with Direct messaging system

  • 12/12/2013 at 20:35 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Instagram DirectInstagram has taken a step towards solidifying its social networking roots by allowing direct messaging, and the ability to send photos and videos directly to specific users. Meet Instagram Direct.

The focus of the photography service in the past was to post photos and share on a wide scale to the rest of the web. Links could be posted in email, messages or other social networks like Facebook.

Now, with Instagram Direct users will be able to directly communicate with one another for the first time, using a private messaging system. This will include an option for attaching videos or photos to those messages, sharing them with individuals instead of their wider account.

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Android overtakes iOS in the latest IDC tablet shipments report

  • 02/05/2013 at 22:43 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet Hands OnAfter they revealed last week how mobile phone shipments did in the first semester of 2013, IDC released this week the estimates for tablet shipments.

The biggest surprise is that iOS tablets(altogether) fall behind Android tablets in terms of OS market share worldwide. In the first semester of 2013, Android reached 56.5 percent market share, while iOS fell at 39.6 percent. Compared with the same period of last year, the numbers are almost reversed because last year iOS had 58.1 percent while Android had 39.4 percent worldwide market share.

We all know that there are dozens of Android tablets and that Apple currently has just 2-3 tablets on sale, but after what we saw last years, when there were just iPads against the rest of the tablets, this first report is still coming as a surprise.

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Why iOS 7 needs to be different

  • 04/04/2013 at 23:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Apple iOS LogoUsually, no later than September, Apple should announce a new iPhone and also iOS 7. One of the first true mobile operating systems, iOS, will celebrate this year its 6th birthday.

In 2007 when iPhone OS(which later changed into iOS) was released everybody was excited. It was the mobile operating system that we all wanted to use, but now, 6 years later we couldn’t say the same thing loud. And that’s mainly because the interface is actually the same, with improvements and new features here and there.

For the regular user that only take advantage of the iTunes apps that’s not a problem but for some gadget lovers it is a big one. As technlogy progressed, users started to want to do more and more things with their phones.

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This summer Apple is busy with iPhone 5 and a lot of speculations

  • 07/08/2012 at 23:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Apple LogoIt’s been a big news for announcements on iOS apps and Apple, none of which never came directly from Apple though we did find some evidence that an iPhone 5 rumor was actually a fact. We’ll get to that in a minute though.

We’ve got a couple pieces of good news for the company in the form of a new app release and another app’s update, a couple pieces of bad news which will end up more annoying than anything, and another unofficial confirmation on a rumor concerning the new iPhone 5 that is mostly likely going to be announced next month. With so many hints on the rumor we’ll be talking about it would be great for Apple to step up and make an official announcement but as we all know it would completely go against their track record on how they deal with rumors.

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