iOS Devices Supporting iOS 9: Check Out Your iOS Device

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If you have an iOS device running iOS 8, you can comfortably upgrade to iOS 9. Apple announced the range of devices which can support iOS 9, the new mobile operating system which comes pre-installed on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The long awaited release of the most amazing mobile operating system, iOS 9 was done on September 16th, 2015. You must have been waiting impatiently and since the new mobile operating system is made available for downloads, you might be wondering if your current device can comfortably support it.

Apple unveiled iOS 9 at WWDC 2015, and a list of iOS devices that are fully compatible with the trendy mobile operating system was also released. The compatibility of hardware with new iOS releases reduces, and with the release of iOS 9, iPads and iPhones are currently at the bottom of the iOS table.

If you have any iOS device, you should be really interested in whether your device is fully compatible with iOS 9 operating system. The following is a list of Apple devices which are termed to be fully compatible with the trendy mobile operating system.

iPhones

These include iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone5s, IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The compatibility also includes iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus released on September 9th and iPhone 6c and iPhone 7 which are set for launch at a later date.

iPads

iPad devices under this category include the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Air. iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro which are set for release at a later date are also in the list of compatible iPads. Generally, iPads are said to be fully compatible with iOS 9.

iPad mini

iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 are in the list of compatible iPad mini devices. iPad mini 4 set for launch at a later date is also compatible.

iPod

iOS device under this category includes the 5th generation iPod touch.

If your iOS device falls under any of the above listed devices, you have all reasons to smile as you await the iOS 9 pre-installed devices, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to be availed for purchase on September 25th. Apple made it clear that any iOS device that successfully runs iOS 8 can also run iOS 9.

For those who don’t want to take part in the hassle of downloading and installing iOS 9, you may opt for iPhone 6c or iPhone 7 which come pre-installed with the new mobile OS. For those with an iPad, you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues as iPads can last for longer period of time before being deemed not strong. Normally, iPads last for three iOS launches before being culled. iPad 2 remains to be a good example; a second generation iPad launched early 2011 and can still support iOS 8 although it’s a bit slower.

Most probably, iPad 2 could be done away with very soon as poor performance issues for iPad 2 running iOS 8 have been experienced over the years.

 


How to improve your chances of getting the best bad credit mobile phones deals

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The pain, the disappointments, the frustrations and the disgruntlements sum up the feelings of men and women across the UK who have had to grapple with the unfortunate situation of being declined for a mobile phone contract. In fact, nothing irks an individual as the sudden realization that he/she is missing out on the basic of necessities simply because they have bad credit. This story is replicated beyond the borders of UK in many other parts of the world. Financial lenders and mobile phone providers have continuously made life a living hell for individuals with a poor credit rating. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Could people with bad credit apply for mobile phone contracts without having to bite their nails and hoping for the best? The answer is an emphatic yes!

contract phones for bad credit have wondrously changed the scope of mobile phone contracts forever. Mobile phone providers from across the UK have embraced the idea and have taken measures to co-opt individuals with bad credit. Today, applying for bad credit mobile phones contract is not as strenuous or as difficult as it was years back. The mushrooming of mobile phone providers offering contract phones for bad credit has changed the scope and fortune of people with a poor credit rating. With the help of a reputable provider, getting approved for a mobile phone contract is not rocket science. It’s as simple as taking a walk in the park.

In light of the above and the knowledge that there are numerous mobile phone providers across the UK, finding the best deals should be your main objective. How do you do that? How do you improve your chances of getting a better deal irrespective of the fact that you have bad credit? This is something that most people with a poor credit rating grapple with and which I am about to offer a solution to. For starters, you need to understand that the deal you get is ultimately dependent on your ability to repay and your credit score. You probably wonder why I have mentioned the credit score while the contract in question is for individuals who have bad credit.

Well, simply put, there is a difference between someone with a considerably low credit score and one who has bad credit with a history of defaults. You can always use that to your advantage to get the best deal. Look at your credit report carefully and ascertain if there are any errors. If you notice any errors, it’s instrumental that you fix before you pitch your application for a bad credit mobile phone contract. You can always negotiate for a better deal with a relatively better credit score as compared to someone with bad credit and history of CJJs.

Conversely, making an upfront payment is an indication to your provider that you are ready to go for the long haul and willing to mitigate the risks on their side. A provider is therefore willing to get you a better deal when you make an upfront payment. Considering the fact that this money is always refunded with interest at the end of contract, you shouldn’t pass such an opportunity if you have a couple of bucks to spare. Thirdly, one of the effective ways of getting a better contract for bad credit is putting your negotiation skills to work. Do your research and approach your provider with facts as you negotiate for a better deal. Ask them what’s in it for you if you intend to be a loyal customer. Most UK providers love doing business with customers for the long term. You therefore need not shy away from negotiating for a better deal. After all, it doesn’t hurt to try and fail than never trying at all.


2015 Best Handsets: What to Look For

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Over the past seven years, the mobile phone industry has experienced tremendous growth with every newly launched mobile device being equipped with computer enabled features. Today in UK, the default choice of mobile handsets is Android, unless you are eyeing a Windows phone or an iPhone. The combined weight between Google’s Android mobile operating system and the hardware manufacturing companies such as Samsung, LG, and HTC among others has resulted in robust and highly competitive mobile handsets.

In UK, the sale of mobile phones usually happens on contracts with no upfront charges. Another option of handsets is the Pay As You Go which requires that the device be topped up with credit to make calls or internet access. Whichever option you opt for, both have advanced features that everyone admires.

Choosing a premium android phone in the UK can therefore be daunting as the flagship android phones for 2015 are now equipped with either a quad or an octa-core processor, 5” large touch screen plus 2 GB or larger memory size. These ranges of smartphones are also capable of the 4G network support and are ready to connect to the LTE networks in UK. They can also sport Wi-Fi with dual band hence can take hold of super-fast data links.

Android hardware manufacturers first initiated the race for higher number of core processors and higher clock speeds while seeking to differentiate themselves from their rival device manufacturers. At the moment, very few devices are at the position of not being able to meet your demands. As Google pedals faster to increase its software performance in terms of speed and performance, the stickiness of handset interface is no longer an issue for the best handsets running Android mobile operating system.

Several tests on mobile handset speeds tell us little about the smartphones’ capability to serve their intended purposes. Hence, it’s always not recommended that you make your purchase based on the tests alone. It’s always recommended that you consider the performance of a device in the real world. It is evident that development of smartphones is now taking pl ace at a slower rate as manufacturers are advancing the already existing components such as camera. For instance, Nokia has succeeded to make great strides with ultra-high pixel photography present in Lumia 1020 phone. HTC on the other hand succeeded to implement the ultra-Pixel photography which enables capturing of images under high light intensity. Several other brands have also taken similar directions including Sony, LG, and Samsung among others.

On considering the video side of these smartphones, we can see the UHD video recording on 4K class, high speed recording to suit slow motion video playback and front cameras equipped with full HD face capture for Skype. Several other features can also be found on the best handsets, including NFC even though it’s still a novelty for most Smartphone users. Infrared transmitters can also be found on these smartphones, which enable your Smartphone to replace television channel zapper. Some advanced smartphones also do have fingerprint scanners while others have heartbeat rate monitoring capabilities.

Some of the best handsets are also waterproof, enabling you to watch iPlayer without worries in the bath. However, this feature is limited to many smartphones as Sony is the only Smartphone manufacturer who offers it.

 


Top Five Best Handset Devices for 2015

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If there is a bumper year that experienced new Smartphone launches, it has to be 2015. That aside, more phones are yet to be launched while others such as iPhone 6 are still very fresh in the market. Here is a roundup of the best new smartphones that are arriving in the UK market for late 2015 and early 2016.

Apple iPhone 6S

Every Apple device enthusiast had a reason to smile as Apple unveiled their new range of Smartphone on September 9th, IPhone 6s and was made available for pre-order as from September 12th. iPhone 6S was long awaited by everyone including Android enthusiasts. The new iPhone has some important changes to take note of including elegant colour options and camera features. Apple has included Rose Gold as part of the colour options which include the previous colours of iPhone 6. The trendy Smartphone running iOS 9 has a 12MP iSight camera which supports 4K class video recording. The device also has Live Photo which is a fun new feature enabling you to record still images and creates a video.

The phone also has 3D Touch Screen which can differentiate a light touch from a heavy tap, but is rather similar to its predecessor, having a 4.7” Retina HD screen equipped with 326ppi. It also has a Touch ID finger print scanner that is twice faster, powered by an A9 processor with a built M9 motion co-processor which is always on. Apple stated that iPhone 6S can handle CPU tasks 80% faster while GPU tasks are handled 90% faster.

Apple iPhone 6S Plus

iPhone 6S Plus was also announced alongside iPhone 6S on September 9th. It was also available for pre-order as from September 12th and will go on sale as from September 25th. This elegant piece of technology is rather similar to iPhone 6S, with the only difference coming in terms of screen size, dimension and weight. iPhone 6S Plus has a higher resolution screen of 5.5”, a 158.2 by 77.9 by 7.3mm dimension and a weight of 192g. Its battery capacity is also higher. It basically has similar features as iPhone 6S, meaning an A9 processor, 12MP iSight camera with Live Photo enabled, 3D Touch Screen with Retina Flash and a twice as fast new Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Google Nexus 5

The range of Nexus smartphones from Google have always been popular, although 2014 Nexus 6 didn’t end up quite well as it received quite a number of criticism from users. Rumors running around claim that the new Nexus will not only feature Nexus 5, but also Nexus 6. This therefore means that there will be something better for you, just in case Nexus 5 doesn’t amaze you.

Nexus 5 will be made by LG and will feature a sleek metal body design, a 5.2 “ large full HD P-OLED screen, Snapdragon 620 CPU from Qualcomm, rear finger print scanner, 13MP and 4MP rear and front cameras respectively, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a USB Type-C charger. It will be equipped with front facing speakers. Google Nexus 5 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

HTC One M10

HTC One M9 experienced poor sales and now rumor has it that HTC is looking forward to launching its successor, HTC One M10. The launch is expected to take place on October 2015 with a different naming scheme. It is perceived that the naming schemes could be HTC 02 or HTC Two or HTC A9. HTC has a major area where it lags behind its competitors, which is the screen. HTC claims that users should expect a whole different level of improvements plus general enhancements on performance.

 

Huawei Nexus 6

Google Nexus 5 is expected to come from LG and now expect to see Google Nexus 6 from Huawei. It is rumored to have plenty of excellent features including a metal body, 5.7” Quad HD AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm, a rear camera of 21MP resolution and a wireless charging system. Nexus 6 will be powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Its announcement is expected in mid-October and be made available for sale as from November 2015.

 


Apple iOS 9 Availed: Why Should You Upgrade?

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The long awaited launch of iPhone 6s finally lands in the UK market. Many people are overwhelmed as they wait to grasp the new trend of technology from the tech giants in their palms. There are definitely more reasons for you to make a purchase when the smartphones are availed for purchase come September 25th. The trendy and elegant piece of technology features iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, both sharing quite a number of similarities but with the latter possessing superior physical features such as screen, resolution, weight and dimension. The smartphones run iOS9 which therefore means that if you own any device running iOS8, your device can successfully support the upgrade to iOS9.

iOS 9 is the company’s next generation for iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Is it really that good for you to rush and upgrade your current device or should you hold on a little longer? Definitely, that’s quite a difficult question to answer without a proper guideline. Here’s the take about the trendy mobile operating system from Apple.

Before making an upgrade, it’s worth noting the key features that the mobile OS can give your device.

Longer battery life

iOS 9 comes with greater efficiency promises from Apple, among them being longer battery performance. Apple says that the new mobile OS will create an additional hour for iPhone 6 devices and 3 additional hours when running under the low power mode. There are no claims on other models of iOS devices such as iPhone 4, but more are yet to be unveiled.

Memory space free up

When you upgrade to iOS 9, you stand to gain additional memory space as it only requires 1.3 GB of memory space. This is unlike the previous version, iOS 8 which needed 4.58 GB of space. Users can therefore fill their devices with other miscellaneous staff without causing problems.

Apple Proactive

The new mobile OS has just established a new rivalry to “Google Now” by introduction of “Apple Proactive”. The personal assistant can scan your phone’s content to provide you with a rich information long before you need it. Some of the benefits of the assistant include delivery of information and trip alerts among others. Apple Proactive gives you total guarantee that all your information will stay only in your phone.

Excellent Multi-tasking

Desktop type of multi-tasking was once available on iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2. Now Apple has just availed the feature for iPhones with the launch of iOS 9. Although the feature seems to offer excellent performance on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9 does good job as far as app switching is concerned for all devices that can support it.

Smarter Siri

The Siri on iOS 9 supports more language commands and has been availed to third party applications. In long term, there are more amazing implementations anticipated.

Smarter keyboard

iPad users are expected to enjoy this feature as iOS 9 brings a QuickType kind of keyboard through iOS 9. The features on this keyboard include smarter word suggestion bar equipped with command shortcuts with copy, paste and attachments functionality. The keyboard also offers support for gestures such as text highlighting from the virtual keyboard, multi-finger scrolling and easy selection of words.

Other key features on iOS include Apple News app and bug fixes. Certainly there are more reasons to upgrade your device to this trendy mobile OS. You can check on the list of supported devices to see if your current iOS device can support iOS 9. All iPads can comfortably run iOS 9.