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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

4.7-Inch iPhone 8 To Feature Battery Capacity Comparable To Current 5.5-Inch iPhone 7 Plus

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Prominent KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back once again with yet more iPhone 8 predictions, this time professing that Apple’s next-generation smartphone will adopt a stacked logic board setup in order to maximize the battery life provided to users.
From an aesthetic design perspective, this shouldn’t really change much, but it will potentially result in the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 having comparable (or even more) battery life to Apple’s current 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus flagship. This – if true – will be a huge jump from what Apple has been providing us with thus far.
The KGI Securities analyst has a particularly impressive record of predicting Apple’s future plans, both in terms of updated product design and new product releases.
If the next-generation iPhone indeed comes packed with the said stacked logic board, it will result in a device featuring OLED display and a battery capacity comparable to that of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus – all packed in a form factor which is similar in physical size to the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7. As for actual capacity of battery, Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 model will ship with an L-shaped two-cell battery boasting a 2,700mAh cell:
As battery material tech isn’t likely to see major breakthroughs in the next 3-5 years, mainboard area can only be reduced via stacked SLP, which makes space for larger battery and extended usage time. Thanks to stacked SLP, we expect the OLED iPhone to have similar dimensions to a 4.7” TFT-LCD iPhone, and have comparable battery capacity (equipped with around 2,700 mAh L-shaped 2-cell battery pack) to a 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone. The battery life of the OLED iPhone could be better than that of the 5.5” TFT-LCD model as OLED panels are more energy-efficient than their TFT-LCD counterparts.
One of the things to take into consideration here is that an OLED display is actually a lot more power-efficient, and therefore battery friendly, compared to a device with an LCD display such as all the iPhone models to date. That in itself could mean that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 8, with its new internal design and logic board, could provide a battery performance that goes well above and beyond what is currently being experienced with the larger iPhone 7 Plus model. That device currently has a 2,900mAh cell integrated into it, but it could be outperformed with the new technical DNA of the next-generation iPhone.
We’re sure that more will come into the public domain about this as time progresses, but for now, as things stand, all of the speculation points to an extremely impressive iPhone 8.
(Via: MacRumors)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

iOS 9.3.x Jailbreak ‘Home Depot’ For 32-Bit iPhone And iPad Released

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A new iOS 9.3.x jailbreak called Home Depot for 32-bit iPhone and iPad devices has been released. Here are the details.
As you may already know by now, The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak released by Pangu last year worked on 64-bit devices only similar to how the recent Mach_Portal+Yalu and yalu102 jailbreaks have been available for 64-bit iOS 10 devices only.
This left those still rocking older 32-bit devices out in cold as the last public jailbreak which was available for those devices was released around two years ago on iOS 8.x firmware.
The relatively new Home Depot jailbreak for iOS 9.3.x devices tries to change that by bringing support for 32-bit devices such as iPhone 4s, 5, 5c and others. It is important to note that like most recently-released jailbreaks, Home Depot appears to be strictly in beta as well, meaning you can expect issues with it during and after the jailbreak.
According to the official site of Home Depot jailbreak at, it supports iOS 9.2 to 9.3.4 firmwares on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 2, iPad mini 1, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPod touch 5. Full list of supported devices is as follows:
iPhone 4s: iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
iPhone 5 (GSM): iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.4
iPhone 5 (Global): iOS 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
iPhone 5c (GSM): iOS 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
iPhone 5c (Global): iOS 9.3.2, 9.3.3
iPad 2 (WiFi, GSM, CDMA, Mid 2012): iOS 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
iPad mini (WiFi): iOS 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3
iPad 3 (WiFi): iOS 9.3.4
iPad 3 (GSM): iOS 9.3.1
iPad 3 (CDMA): iOS 9.3.2, 9.3.3
iPad 4: iOS 9.2.1
iPod touch 5 (Experimental): iOS 9.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the jailbreak supports iOS 9.3.5, which happens to be the latest signed firmware version for devices like the iPhone 4s. What this means is that if you don’t have your 32-bit device on iOS 9.3.4 or below. you unfortunately cannot use this jailbreak.
As for instructions, it uses Cydia Impactor method of sideloading the IPA file and then jailbreaking. You can use our iOS 10 jailbreak instructions here and simply use Home Depot jailbreak IPA file from here where needed.
Tried the jailbreak on your 32-bit device? Let us know if it has worked for you in the comments section below.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

iPhone 8 To Feature Better IP68 Water Resistance

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Apple’s iPhone 8, expected to be released around September time and set to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary is likely to carry a higher water resistance rating than the current iPhone 7, according to a new report by The Korea Herald.
The iPhone 7 packs a rating of IP67, allowing for submersion in water at a depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet) for up to 30 minutes. If the new report is accurate, the iPhone 8 will carry a rating of IP68.
Whilst almost identical to IP67, the IP68 rating allows for submersion in water at a depth of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) for up to 30 minutes. The difference may not seem a big one, but if you manage to drop your iPhone 7 into water deeper than the IP67 rating allows and something goes wrong, we reckon you’d be very pleased with that IP68 rating, after all.iphone-7-waterproof
As of right now, there is only one smartphone from a major manufacturer on the market that carries the beefier IP68 rating, and that is Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7. Samsung does expect to launch more water resistant smartphones in the coming months, and with the Galaxy S8 expected to be unveiled during the same timescale, Apple’s iPhone 8 will have plenty of high-end competition in this particular area when it is announced later this year.
Apple’s iPhones have had some form of unofficial water resistance since the iPhone 6s. Whilst the device did not have any form of official coverage for such things, many found that the device did indeed survive a lengthy dunk underwater due to Apple’s use of various new design choices, including use of seals around its internals as well as the edges of the chassis.
The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone to officially have any sort of water and dust resistance, and it’s a very safe bet that the iPhone 8 will follow suit.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Apple Makes iOS 10.2.1 Beta 4 Available To Download

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In a somewhat strange move, Apple has just made available to download iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices only three days after seeding iOS 10.2.1 beta 3 to developers registered on the Apple Developer Program portal.
This beta 4 release of iOS 10.2.1 follows hot on the heels of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 4 release, which too has been seeded earlier today only few days after its beta 3 seed.
Carrying build number 14D27 compared to beta 3’s 14D23, it’s likely that beta 4 has been released quickly after beta 3 to fix a showstopper bug in iOS 10.2.1 before the final public rollout of the said firmware for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users around the world.
Generally, iOS 10.2.1 is nothing more than a small point release over iOS 10.2 which features bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements for overall stability of Cupertino company’s mobile operating system.
Those registered on Apple Developer Program, and have a previous beta version of iOS installed, can head to Settings > General > Software Update on their compatible iOS device right now to grab iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 OTA update. Those developers who haven’t installed Apple’s beta configuration profile yet though will need to first head to to get started.
iOS 10.2.1 beta 4
It is important to note that iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 isn’t available to public beta testers as yet, and it will be interesting to see if Apple makes it available to testers registered on Apple Beta Software Program given that even beta 3 seed wasn’t released for public beta testers. In case Apple does release beta 4 seed of iOS 10.2.1 to public beta testers, we will of course update this post with info on it. Stay tuned.
Update x1: iOS 10.2.1 Public Beta 4 is now available to download for those registered on Apple Beta Software Program.

New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweak Releases: Photicon, LunaSafari, OTADisabler, More

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It’s that time of the week again where we share some of the newly released iOS 10 jailbreak tweaks that have managed to catch our attention, some because they are new and others simply because it’s the first time we have come across them on the Cydia store.
Whatever the reason, we’re sharing them with you, the jailbreak users, here right now and we’re sure there is something for everyone here.
If your favorite new jailbreak tweak is missing, then we apologize, but there’s only room for so many here. Who knows? We might get to it next week! In the meantime, why not try one of these tweaks out on your compatible jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device – you never know, there might be a hidden gem in there somewhere.
So without any further delay, let’s get started with the best new jailbreak tweak releases that are compatible with iOS 10-10.1.1, shall we?
Photicon (BigBoss, Free)
This tweak may be more of an aesthetic addition to iOS than one that will bring great new functionality, but if you ever found yourself wishing that the Photos app icon showed you the last taken photo or an image of choice instead of that boring app icon, you’ll want to get this installed forthwith. It’s free, so why not?
AdaptiveColorAlerts (BigBoss, Free)
People who modify the way their phones look to within an inch of their life have often complained about how the standard iOS alerts look. With AdaptiveColorAlerts installed, users can now have alerts whose color more closely matches whatever is being displayed in the background. I’d argue that makes them more difficult to read, but then again I’ve never been accused of being stylish so maybe I’m just wrong!
BlackKeyboardEverywhere (, Free)
As far as simple tweaks go, this is right up there. Once installed, there is nothing to configure, but you’ll notice that you’re now seeing the stock black iOS keyboard no matter where you are in the system. White keyboard, be gone!
LunaSafari (, Free)
safari lunar
Everyone seems to love a dark mode these days, and while iOS still doesn’t have a system-wide dark UI, those who prefer things a little more easy on the eye can now have Safari run in dark mode all the time. Who wouldn’t want that?
OTADisabler (, Free)
OTA Software-Update iOS
Another simple tweak, OTADisabler aims to prevent users from accidentally updating to a new version of iOS that is not yet able to be jailbroken. It’s still in beta form, but if you don’t want to go the route of installing an AppleTV profile to do much the same thing, this is worth checking out.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Apple Fall 2016 Event Roundup: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods, More

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It’s been a big day for Apple and fans of its hardware, and with new iPhones, new Apple Watches and a host of new features having received stage time, it’s easy to forget some of the news that we were bombarded with during the event. We’re still coming to terms with everything ourselves, so to make sure we’re all squared away and on the same page, let’s have a little rundown of what was announced today.
Because there was quite a bit.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Just as was expected and had been highly rumored for months, Apple today announced both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Iterating on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, these newly updated handsets look largely similar to the models they replace at the head of Apple’s iPhone lineup, but internally, they are quite different. Alongside the Apple A10 Fusion chip that will apparently allow the iPhone 7 and its larger brother to smoke all iPhones that came before them, Apple’s biggest change this time around is the significantly improved camera. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature improved shooters front and back, but it’s the iPhone 7 Plus that has the real headline maker – a dual-camera setup that allows for some impressive depth-of-field effects when taking portrait shots. It also has optical zoom!
The biggest addition beyond that camera is the new Home/Touch ID button. Gone is the click mechanical button we are used to, and in comes a Force Touch button that, similar to the trackpad on Apple’s MacBook Pro, doesn’t actually move.
Apple’s new iPhones come in Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and a new Jet Black flavor, which is about as black as phones get. Apple says it might scratch easily, though, so bear that in mind when choosing a color. New storage capacities are in force here too, with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options available, but that Jet Black iPhone is only available in 128GB and 256GB configurations.
The first revision for Apple’s wearable sees the Apple Watch become the Apple Watch Series 1, with a dual-core CPU and reduced price, while the new model is dubbed the Apple Watch Series 2. That second generation model brings a GPS chip, improved water resistance that now makes the wearable “swim proof,” and a redesigned CPU that now boasts two cores. There’s a new Nike+ version of the Apple Watch Series 2 as well, with typically gaudy colors to boot. Speaking of which, the high-end Apple Watch Series 2 now boast a ceramic white option, which looks really, really nice.
Now that Apple has announced that it has ditched the earphone jack, wireless earphones are going to be all the rage. To that end, Apple has announced new wireless AirPods and new Beats headphones. The Beats option will be recognizable to anyone who’s seen Beats Bluetooth earphones before, but Apple’s new AirPods are something completely different. Completely wireless and compatible with anything Apple makes, the earphones look like EarPods, but without the wires. Whether that means they’ll fall out easily remains to be seen, but if they do, then expect to lose them. A lot. And that’s a bummer considering the hefty $159 price tag.
iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, watchOS 3
As expected, Apple announced that iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 will be available September 13th while macOS Sierra will be available on September 20th, with new Golden Master betas available to developers as of today. We’ve covered all of those updates in length already so we won’t rehash it here, but all four are worth your time to download, especially iOS 10 and watchOS 3. Just download them all!

    Thursday, 20 August 2015

    This App Turns Your iPhone Into A VHS Camcorder

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    These days all of the attention in the mobile video sector is on cramming more and more pixels into what can be recorded. While 1080p HD video is the norm on smartphones, and some are even capable of recording in Ultra HD, it’s debatable whether all this extra data really makes the content any better.
    Take videos recorded twenty years ago as a good example. Back when we recorded on VHS, the content was the star, mainly because the technology just wasn’t capable of standing out instead. Wouldn’t it be great if we could recapture some of that nostalgia by recreating the most memorable characteristics of the VHS days? We are, of course, talking about the awful video quality.
    The aptly named VHS Camcorder aims to do just that, and it’s available to download from the App Store right now. It’s not free, and at $3.99, it’s perhaps a tad expensive for something that essentially ruins your videos, but can you really put a price on nostalgia?
    An app that you can use to record your home videos, VHS Camcorder adds all of the telltale VHS-like qualities that you would expect from something recorded 20 years ago, and it even makes the audio sound awful to match. In fact, the app can even add the date and timestamp to the video just like old camcorders used to do, and you can change that stamp should you want to make it look like you’re recording in the past. A look through the settings for the app also shows that you can choose to record in black and white for that added 20th-century effect.
    While it may not be for everyone, VHS Camcorder will be a great addition to some people’s video recording app collection. You’re not going to be using it to upload your next YouTube masterpiece, but if you want to recapture the magic of recording home movies from the camcorder days, then this is probably $4 well spent.
    (Download: VHS Camcorder for iOS on the App Store)

    Saturday, 15 August 2015

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: huge competition

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    The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is pretty nifty, but it’s going up against Apple’s biggest and best iPhone, the iPhone 6 Plus, and a successor to that could be unveiled as soon as next month. How does the Note 5 fare against Apple’s current big beast? Let’s find out in our Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison.
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    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: design and build quality

    Let’s face it. The new Note really looks like the iPhone 6 Plus, albeit without the attention to detail that Apple lavishes on its hardware. The Note 5 measures in at 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm and weighs 171 g. 
    The 172 g Plus is Apple’s biggest phone, at 158.1 mm tall and 77.8 mm wide, but it may be a little too thin - early reports suggested it was a little bendy, something that’s been addressed with the imminent 6S, but it’s still a work of engineering art. Nobody makes phones quite like Apple does. 
    samsung galaxy note 5 iphone 6 plus back

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: display

    The Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display delivering 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 518 ppi, and it’s absolutely superb: pin sharp with excellent color reproduction and good viewing angles. As with any AMOLED the display can be a little bright for some tastes, but that’s easy to adjust in each device’s Settings panel. The display is protected with the latest generation of Gorilla Glass, which comes with claims of 80 percent better durability than the glass on some lesser smartphones.
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    The QHD Note 5 has a far higher pixel count than the iPhone 6 Plus. / © ANDROIDPIT
    Apple’s screen is smaller and less dense: it’s a 5.5-inch backlit IPS LCD with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 401 ppi. The viewing angles are superb and color reproduction is excellent, but the Note has the more impressive display.

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: processor and storage

    The Note 5 comes packing an eight-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4 GB of RAM, and it’s backed up with either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, but no microSD card slot. Samsung hasn’t announced clock speeds yet but the same processor in the Galaxy S6 is clocked with four cores at 2.1 GHz and four at 1.5 GHz.
    The iPhone has Apple’s A8 processor, which is a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM-based system of Apple’s own making. On paper it’s rubbish compared to the octa-core Exynos, but Apple’s total control of hardware and OS means it can optimize its devices really well. The Note is by far the faster device, but iOS is smoother than even Lollipop, which is likely to cancel out the spec advantage here. There’s just 1 GB of on-board RAM and the choice of non-upgradeable storage is 16, 64 or 128 GB.
    samsung galaxy note 5 iphone 6 plus side power button
    Neither the Galaxy Note 5, nor the iPhone 6 Plus, have a removable battery or microSD card support. / © ANDROIDPIT

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: camera

    The Note 5 has a 5 MP front-facing selfie snapper and a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation. It’s the same as the current Galaxy S6 camera and sensor, which we've previously found to be really good.
    It’s another on-paper defeat for Apple here: its main camera may have optical stabilization and a dual LED flash, but it’s just 8 MP. However, it’s backed by one of the best sensors in the business, so don’t let that number make you think iPhone 6 Plus photos aren’t good. They are, and rumors suggest the next model will be getting Sony’s latest sensor and a mystery next-gen camera system. How exciting.
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    In terms of raw pixel count, the Note 5 has the higher resolution camera. / © ANDROIDPIT

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: software

    The Note 5 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s recently slimmed down TouchWiz, and will get Android M when the operating system is finished.
    iPhones, of course, run iOS. The current version is iOS 8 and the Plus will get iOS 9 when it’s launched in the fall. You either like iOS or you don’t; but the similarities between iOS and Android grow with each release.
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    Both handsets are slim and smooth. / © ANDROIDPIT

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: battery

    The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 2,550 mAh unit you’ll find inside the Galaxy S6. It also gets the same power saving and power management features we saw in the S6, so hopefully that means all-day battery life – something the Galaxy S6 doesn’t always manage. The Note 5 also supports fast charging, which tops the battery up by around a third in 15 minutes. Full charging takes two hours using wireless charging or 90 minutes with a cabled charger.
    Apple doesn’t offer wireless charging or fast charging, and its 2,915 mAh battery is slightly smaller than the Note 5’s. However, Apple did a good job with battery optimization in iOS 8 and the iPhone’s difficulties in going all day are largely gone.
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    The Galaxy Note 5 lacks a reversible USB Type-C connector, sadly. / © ANDROIDPIT

    Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: early verdict

    The Note 5 is a superb phone, and on paper at least it deals blow after blow to Apple’s biggest iPhone: it’s got a bigger, better screen, much faster processing, more RAM and more megapixels. Apple’s control of hardware and software means it can narrow the gap somewhat by optimizing like crazy, but there’s been a year of tech improvements between last year’s iPhone and this year’s Note.
    For now the Note is arguably the better phone, but that’s likely to change in September when Apple is expected to unveil its 2015/2016 models. The Note may have caught up and perhaps zoomed past Apple, but Apple isn’t going to take that lying down.
    What do you think? If money were no object, which one would you go for?

    Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    It's official: iPhone users are dirtier than Android owners

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    We all know those generalizations about Android and iPhone – that iPhone owners earn more money and have more sexAndroid owners consume more porn and so on – but a new study has revealed something a little more interesting: iPhone owners are 50 percent dirtier than Android owners.
    Brighthouse, a UK online retailer, commissioned a study to find out which household gadgets are the cleanest. Brighthouse tested 170 items, including game controllers, remote controls, laptops and 38 different phones – 24 iPhones and 14 Android. Of these, the iPhones were found to be 50 percent dirtier than their Android equivalents.
    A 'hygiene score' of 100 was deemed acceptable for devices such as these, but the average smartphone scored a horrifying 697 (and one iPhone 5s owner scored a terrifying 3,060!).
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    The science is in: iPhone owners are dirty. / © Brighthouse
    On a 'threat scale' of one to 10, smartphones in general came in at a worrying eight – the most threatening category of household objects on the list. Tablets weren't much better, although Apple tablets were found to be five times dirtier than the recommended level.
    So, what gives? We put our dirty minds to the task of unravelling this filthy mystery, and present for you here a list of like, totally scientific reasons why iPhones might be dirtier than Androids.

    Android owners 'clean up' more often

    Let's assume Android users are indeed a little more porn-obsessed than your average iPhone owner. If this is true, then maybe Android owners are a little more prone to 'cleaning up'. That would explain why Android owners have cleaner smartphones than their Apple counterparts.
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    "Who's a good Galaxy? Who needs a good wash?" / © ANDROIDPIT

    Android owners keep their phones longer

    We all know most Apple fanboys insta-buy whatever the latest Apple product is, and that many of them are on a yearly upgrade schedule. Compare this to us poor, uneducated Android owners (that claim's in a study too).
    We have to keep our phones for several years, so we tend to look after them a little better than than those flush, consumerist iPhone owners, who, we assume, simply buy a new phone whenever the old one gets dirty.

    Won't someone think about the children?

    If iPhone owners are having more sex, perhaps that also means that iPhone owners have more children. Those children have sticky fingers and those sticky fingers are getting all over the iPad. Maybe. When in doubt, blame the kids. Or the dog. It was probably the dog.
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    We knew there'd be a duckface in this article somewhere. / © ANDROIDPIT

    iPhone owners are more vain

    Perhaps not surprisingly, iPhone owners also rated themselves more better looking than their BlackBerry and Android owning counterparts. Apple users also spend more money on clothes and grooming each year. Maybe the average iPhone user is too busy grooming themselves to actually clean their phone. Or they've just gotten a lot of hair goo, fake tan and spot cream all over their phones.

    Android owners have better manners and cleaning habits

    The same study responsible for around half of the silly claims about Phone and Android owners also came up with this little gem: Android owners have better manners and are better in the kitchen. So when an Android owner spills something, they clean it up and carry on with that duck confit they were making.
    On the other hand, iPhone owners are more prone to make a huge mess and run away from the scene of the crime, complete with a dirty phone in their pocket. That actually sounds like another one you can blame on the kids, come to think of it. At least the dog might clean up the mess.
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    Some Android phones are meant to be easy to clean, like the Xperia Z3+. / © ANDROIDPIT
    So there you have it. Those are our best tongue-in-cheek guesses to explain why iPhone owners are dirtier than Android owners. If you've got alternative explanations to unravel this mystery, feel free to share them in the comments below. The winner gets a cleaning cloth. Actually no, they don't. We don't have any to spare. They're all being used.

    Friday, 7 August 2015

    iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 comparison which is best phone.

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    iPhone vs Galaxy S. Galaxy S vs iPhone. It’s a battle that has been raging since 2010, though it really only started to heat up with the release of the Galaxy S3 in 2012. These two lines of phones have often represented the peak of the smartphone industry, not because they are always the “best” phone available, but because of their popularity among consumers. This hasn’t changed in recent history, as both the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 have shattered sales records. With each phone being as popular as they are, which should you buy?
    In this article, I’m going to compare these two phones in a number of ways, and in the process you will hopefully get a better idea of which phone will suit you better. Let’s jump right in.


    Both the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 are beautiful devices. Indeed, they both seem to draw on similar design motifs (I doubt that was an accident on Samsung’s part). The main difference between each is that the S6 uses a glass back, not unlike the iPhone 4 or 4S, while the 6 is encased in aluminum. Your mileage may vary, but some might not like the smudges and potential for shattering associated with the S6’s glass backing.
    All in all though, the 6 is far more of a departure from previous designs than the S6 is. Comparing it to the iPhone 5S, the 6 is nearly unrecognizable, whereas the S6 looks very much like previous iterations when looking at it head on. That’s not a bad thing though, as there was nothing inherently wrong with Samsung’s design. They just had to spruce it up a bit with higher quality materials, which they accomplished with the S6.
    Each device has a prominent home button that comes equipped with an advanced fingerprint scanner (Samsung greatly improved upon the technology used in the S5’s home button). While many won’t like how much space they take up, there’s no denying how useful they are.
    The Galaxy S6 also comes in another variant, dubbed the S6 “Edge.” The only difference is that he screen bends around the sides of the device’s chassis, giving it a sleeker and more unique look. There isn’t much practical use for it yet, but it sure does look amazing (though it will set you back another $100).
    What’s funny about the designs of these phones is that both Apple and Samsung seem to have pulled a page out of each other’s books. Apple increased the screen size of their device, while Samsung improved upon build quality. Both were trying to address perceived deficiencies, and I think that they each accomplished what they set out to do in that department.


    Both phones are fairly similar in size. The S6 is slightly larger, but it also comes with a bigger screen (5.1″ vs 4.7″ on the iPhone). The iPhone is a tiny bit thinner than the S6, not including the camera bulge on either one.
    Either way, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem carrying either phone around in your pocket or purse. Additionally, the screens on each phone are large enough for pretty much anything you would want to do, including reading and watching videos.


    The displays on each phone are magnificent, though the Galaxy S6 just might “edge” the iPhone out in this department. Not only is it slightly larger, but its resolution is much better. We’re talking 2560 x 1440 pixels for the S6’s screen versus a mere 1334 x 750 pixels for the iPhone 6. Having played around with both, there’s not really as much of a difference as the numbers would suggest. But there is a difference. The flip side to this is that having a lower resolution means the iPhone 6 won’t have to work as hard to power certain apps and games, which might mean greater battery life and overall longevity down the road.


    I won’t get too technical on you here, as numbers really don’t tell you much when it comes to smartphone performance. Here are the essentials: the S6 comes with an eight-core processor and 3GB of ram, while the iPhone 6 comes with a dual-core processor and 1GB of ram. The S6 wins handily in certain benchmarks like Geekbench 3, but falls short in tests that measure browser speed. When it comes to the actual fluidity of the device, and overall user experience, the iPhone wins out (though just barely).
    Samsung’s TouchWiz software continues to hold back the S6, as despite its powerful hardware it suffers from the occasional stutter or freeze that you won’t find on an iPhone. They do deserve some credit though, as the S6 runs far smoother than previous Galaxy S phones.
    That said, power users should probably opt for the Galaxy S6. If you are tech savvy, you’ll be able to find ways to get the most out of that device’s impressive technical capabilities. Though the iPhone might “feel” smoother, it’s still outclassed from a hardware perspective.
    You’ll have to decide on your priorities yourself. Those who want a smooth, streamlined experience should probably pick the iPhone. Those who want more raw power and potential for customization should opt for the S6.

    Battery Life and Overall Longevity

    Both of these phones are top-of-the-line right now, but in just a few months that will no longer be the case. Which of these can you rely upon to get you through the next few years?
    They each come with non-removable batteries, meaning you need to take care of the one you have so that it lasts the entirety of the time you have the device. Often times, batteries begin to lose their charge over the course of a two year contract, and if they aren’t replaced, you’ll notice. Since the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 both have sealed batteries, you’re going to see degrading battery performance no matter which you choose.
    Indeed, both the S6 and iPhone 6 have average to poor battery life as it is. The S6 actually has a smaller battery than its predecessor, and Apple opted to slim its device down rather than give it more juice to work with. No matter which you choose, you’ll be forced to charge once or maybe even twice a day, depending on use.
    What about software updates? There’s no question that Apple is better about supporting their older devices. Any iPhone 6 user should expect to get iOS updates all the up until they hit iOS 11, at the very least. That’s about three years of support, which is better than what most Android phones offer.
    But is that a good thing? Often times, iOS updates will hurt your older phone more than they help, leading to battery drain and performance slowdowns. So even if the Galaxy S6 isn’t supported by software updates for as long as the iPhone 6 is, it probably won’t matter since installing new software on old hardware has diminishing returns anyways.
    Bottom line is that you can safely assume each of these devices will last you through your two year contract, and then some. Beyond that, it’s your choice if you want to upgrade (I doubt smartphones will be all that different in 2016, so it might just be better to save your money and wait a bit longer…)


    The Galaxy S6 is unquestionably the better value right now. At $199 on contract, it’s the same price as the iPhone 6, while being around six months newer. Additionally, the entry level version of the S6 comes with 32GB of storage as opposed to 16GB on the iPhone, meaning you’re getting more for your dollar.
    If you are fully invested into the iOS ecosystem, then the iPhone would likely be the better choice. For anyone not tied to a particular operating system though, the S6 will give you more for your money.

    Final Thoughts

    You really can’t go wrong with either of these phones. Both are beautifully crafted devices with enough computing power to get you through the next several years. In a way, Apple and Samsung drew upon each other’s strengths with these two phones. The iPhone 6’s enlarged screen size is clearly a nod to the success of the Galaxy S line, and the S6’s immaculate build quality is undoubtedly a nod to the success of iPhones.
    This can only mean good things for you, the consumer. Indeed, the success of both of these phones has me excited for what will be released in the years to come. In just a few short months, we’ll see how Apple responds to the S6 when they release the iPhone 6S. (Are these names getting confusing or is it just me?)
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