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Some iPhone 7 units fitted with better-performing modem

Apple is known to use different components with comparable performance for its devices as a means to diversify its supply chain. Last year, Chipworks discovered that there were two different sized A9 chipsets in the iPhone 6s with the TSMC-made chipset performing better. With the iPhone 7, Apple is once…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…

Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is available for download

Apple has just released a new app called Music Memos, that was clearly designed with musicians in mind. At its heart, Music Memo is a recording app and draws a lot of inspiration from Apple’s own Voice Memos app. The idea is to take Voice Memos and improve it for…

Google Maps’ offline navigation feature arrives on iOS

If you happen to be spending this Christmas season travelling overseas without a mobile data plan, you might want to consider updating the Google Maps app on your iOS device to the latest version before you embark on your escapade, as it will allow you to download offline maps for…

It took Apple “multi, multi, multi years” to create 3D Touch

  3D Touch, which made its debut on the Apple Watch as Force Touch, is coming on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, set to launch this Friday, September 25.   Previous iPhones recognized multi-touch gestures like tap, swipe and pinch. 3D Touch recognizes pressure– pressing down on the…

The Apple Watch has over 3,500 apps available

    A thriving app ecosystem is vital to the success of a mobile device and it seems that the Apple Watch has what it takes to succeed. Aside from the plans to launch the Apple Watch in more countries by late June, Apple CEO Tim Cook also revealed that…

Want to know how the Apple Watch works?

Ahead of the Apple Watch’s launch on April 24th, Apple has released a series of video guides showing how the Watch works. You can catch them on Apple’s website or on Apple’s YouTube channel (or just watch them all here).   Right now, you can watch an overview video, see…

Apple Watch available in 8 models from April 24

Depending on which report you read, sales of smartwatches are expected to reach somewhere between 200 and 400 million units annually by 2020. Although analysts cannot agree on how much the smartwatch category will grow, what they can agree on is that growth over the next few years will be…

How to block a number in your Apple iPhone

Nuisance calls are the bane of the modern age. If you’re not being rung up by a teenager in a call centre about signing up a credit card, apply for personal or some promotion call. They’re enough to turn the advantages of a mobile phone – easy communications, wherever and…

PayPal rumored to want a role in Apple’s m-payments service

PayPal is allegedly set to gain a role in the Apple’s mobile payments service, online media outlet recode.net reports.   According to the source, eBay-owned PayPal has been pitching Apple on helping Apple bring its payments initiative to fruition.   PayPal is essentially willing to white-label parts of its payment…