In the crowd of overpriced smartphones that are only overpriced because of all the gimmicky features and skins on the Android OS that runs on them, a company is trying to make some changes. A Change, by providing smartphones at prices that are not only amazing but they are also providing top class specifications. Their first phone was the OnePlus One which took the whole world by storm when they launched it with a great specifications set. There were two versions of the phone – 16GB and 64GB and they were priced at $299 and $349 respectively!
These specifications were at par with smartphones that were being sold for at least $600. OnePlus had partnered with Cynogen Inc. to ship the phones with CyanogenMod OS (now Cyanogen OS) but they later built their own firmware named Hydrogen OS and Oxygen OS. OnePlus 2 is the new offering from the company which brings latest and updated specifications to the market and again in a small price tag of $389 for the 64GB storage and 4GB RAM version.
When it comes to the iPhone, we can say without any doubt that it totally revamped the smartphone market forever. Before the iPhone came into existence, smartphones were just a bulky device with a huge keypad and a small screen running some obnoxious software. With the release of the iPhone, Apple showed device manufacturers how a smartphone is made.
iPhone has made some great improvement both in terms of features as well as look at the very first generation. The looks of the iPhone have changed quite a bit since the first generation and by looking at the iPhone 6, we can say that iPhone has a consistent lineup of one of the most elegant looking smartphones ever released. Coming to the iPhone 6, the design of the phone was a major overhaul from the design which we have been seeing since the iPhone 4. The elegant and beautiful curves made the device look amazing. But these came at a cost, the device was delicate and needed protection. Enter iPhone 6 Cases and covers. These cases and cover help you keep the iPhone 6 safe from the occasional drops of mishandling.
In this post, we will share 15 Best iPhone 6 Phone Cases and Covers that you can get in the market today.
One of the trickiest things to know that your phone will work on a different carrier/Network is finally solved. Now you can avoid network issues before switching to any new network. This serious action was taken up by WillMyPhoneWork.
As we all know phones are sold and bought on carrier contracts these days in many countries. They are sometimes very expensive as compared to purchasing an unlocked phone. The carrier contract phones are mostly guaranteed for the one thing that is your phone will work fine with the network you bought it on. This single benefit matters a lot. On the other hand, the one who is buying a phone without any carrier contract, just by knowing that it do support 2G, 3G, or 4G networks had many chances to face issues with Network compatibility. As the phone merchants never promise you the network compatibility for different carriers in different countries.
All you need to do is make some selection out of given options regarding your device brand, model, sub-model, country and carrier. Just need to select it from a drop-down list which includes everything out there.
– Avoid poor network compatibility for any phone in any country.
– You can use WillMyPhoneWork before buying any phone, so that you won’t buy a brick rather than a phone. A phone without network is as useful as brick.
– Travel country to country without having any network issues.
From now on no need to ask the question “Will my mobile phone work with a certain mobile carrier?”
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We all are excited about this new iOS 9 update and yes some of us still searching what new features are added in iOS 9 Update.
If you don’t want to find on your own about all the new features tucked inside iOS 9 update, let us surprise you with already searched and tested list of features added with this new update.
With iOS 9 update Apple claims that it will extend your battery life by an additional hour approximately. For this many changes were made including entire operating system, background apps, initial apps and technology.
How Apple Improved battery life? This is still a question to ask as it is one big achievement. But Apple mentioned about its notification alert. In iOS 9, it will use ambient light and proximity sensors which will detect when your phone is facedown. At that time it will prevent the phone screen from turning on even when phone receives text or notifications.
The feature “shake to Undo” can finally be disabled. Many users find it irritating sometimes, as use of this feature is mostly by accident and very few numbers of people may use it intentionally. But iOS 9 allows you to disable this feature. Find the option under Settings> General > Accessibility.
Few apps that we don’t even use more than a min are the one that are eating out battery the most. This feature is worth asking for. iOS kept us waiting for so long for this feature. Now we are able to see the actual and the exact time each app has been used on Screen and in background with the percentage of battery is used by each apps.
Now you are free to attach and upload any type of files rather than just images. By default, it’ll upload files from iCloud Drive App – but now you can browse to upload/attach any type of files you want just by tapping Location button provided on the top left side.
Image Markup one of the great features added. Now you can edit to highlight or add text into image while attaching into email.
For this press hold for a second in email body, and then click the right arrow button, then click “Insert Photo or Video” and select your image. After that, press hold on the image attached. An option will be displayed named as “Markup and Reply” select it and doodle it as you like.
In iOS 9 you will be getting a webpage converting tool too. By this you will be able to save your webpage in PDF format. Not so required feature though, but still it is available.
I find it interesting feature as my math is so poor. Now pull down your homescreen and you will get a search bar in which you can do basic calculation. This is app free feature and useful for fast calculation in your daily life.
Another great feature included in iOS 9 is Search your Setting. Many small settings which are hiding inside setting menu, you know it exists but forgot the path. Now you can simply search them by name.
The public transit directions were removed when Apple moved from Google Maps to its own Maps app in 2012. But now public transit directions support is available again in Apple’s default Maps app in iOS 9.
In iOS 9, when you phone’s battery will go low to 20%, system will ask you to switch to “Low Power Mode”. And by switching to low power mode background apps, mail sync, auto downloading and many more will go disable till your phone will be plug-in to charge or battery levels up from 20%. Low power mode will automatically disable itself.
Another easy to use feature is added in iOS 9. For those who are obsessed with selfies will get the benefit here. In iOS 9, front-facing camera and screenshots images will get their own categories as selfie and screenshots. You can find these folders into your album. It will be easy to find all your screenshots and selfies in gallery from now on.
The most needed feature is now available in iOS 9. This “back to app” feature is very useful as till yet there was no such back option in Apple devices. Before apple doesn’t have back option. There was a time when you need to press home button to come out of the apps. But now iOS has this back to app feature. If you are reading emails and press any link in it you will be directed to the landing page in Safari browser, but you will see a “back to mail” on the top left of your screen. This back to feature will be there in every step.
In iOS the Caps lock on/off issue was there from so long. Before, it was tough to tell if the SHIFT key was on or off, as all the letters on the keyword were capital.
But this recent iOS 9 update fixed it. Now letters will be turn lower and upper case on pressing shift key on and off. If you are fine with the older habit, you can disable this feature.
This is new I think. If you ever want to know which card is being used in your Apple pay, but don’t want to unlock your screen or go to the app? All you need to do is double tap your home button and Apple pay pop up will be displayed with your card details. This is cool right?
These days the responsive website design is on trend. But not all the responsive designs are perfect for your phone screen. Sometimes you find it difficult to surf or read content properly or the screen to fit is not perfect. At that time you can use a shortcut which is only in iOS 9; you will see the refresh button on top with URL bar. Press and hold refresh button for few seconds and a prompt will be displayed with “request the desktop version” for this current page.
The new update iOS 9 is also featured with a new battery widget design. Not just beautiful design widget is there, but it is also with new features in it, Today tab of Notification Center will show you the list of Bluetooth devices connected to your phone with the battery levels of each one of them. Devices like Apple watch, wireless headphones, etc. Really useful feature!
In iOS 9 Apple has refreshed the entire user interface with new Font. The previous font Helvetica Nue has been replaced with the Apple Watch ‘San Francisco’ which is no doubt better and has good visibility for our eyes.
The vibrations alert on your phone notifies you of incoming calls, text, apps notifications and many more. The previous iOS 8 allows you to disable only standard vibrations in your phone, but in iOS 9 you can disable all vibrations alerts via Accessibility.
You can share your favorite features via comment section below, and also share your latest tips and tricks in iOS 9.
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We always keep some sort of screen lock security in our devices to keep our phone/tabs secured from friends/strangers or while your phone got lost, as we don’t want that our personal data or pictures been compromised by anyone. The Screen lock is one of the useful features for everyone, but it can also cause you many hassles if you ever forgot the pattern, Pin or password you set for your device screen lock. There are many solutions to unlock your locked phone.
The solution I’m sharing today has one very important requirement before executing unlocking process. The requirement is that Android Device Manager (ADM) should be enabled in your device (Yes, before it got locked).
If you don’t have Android Device Manager already enabled on your device then you should skip this article right here.
This will be helpful for all kind of lock screens. Just the device should be Android, ADM will unlock your pattern lock, Pin lock or password lock.
1. Visit http://www.google.com/android/devicemanager using your computer or another phone.
3. You may see ADM interface, with a list of devices. (if any other device is also enabled)
4. Now select your locked device from devices listed.
5. By the time a Google Maps may appear with your location, under ADM interface window.
6. A box may appear with your device model number, your device location, and last online date. Under the display box, there will be Ring, Lock and Erase buttons.
8. You may now set a new temporary password for your locked phone. After setting new password click “lock” button.
10. Now on your locked phone, a password field will be shown asking to enter the temporary password to unlock your phone.
11. This will Unlock your phone.
12. But before you enjoy unlocking your device, go to your device lock screen setting and disable the temporary password. Hope you find this method easy to attempt.
Losing a device as personal as your mobile phone can be a disastrous event for your day to day life. Not only is your mobile device more or less essential for your daily duties, but it is also full of personal information that you don’t want everyone to get their hands on. If you lost your phone and you need to track it down – you have come to the right place. We are going to show you how to find your mobile device, be it a smartphone or a not-so-smartphone.
Obviously it is easier to track down a smartphone – these devices are broadcasting their location to their overlords at all times, but it’s a bit harder to do for non-smartphones. Devices of the old like your favorite Nokia brick or the famous Motorola RAZR might have a GPS chip but they don’t actively broadcast their location – unless you make them do so.
You could have taken precautions and installed apps that let you track your phone, but you didn’t have the foresight to do so – not to worry though, the people who made your phone expected this, so you can still track your phone after you lose it.
iPhone users simply need to login with their iCloud account on another iOS device or on the website, from there you can remotely lock your iPhone, display an emergency message (with your contact details for example), or even wipe the phone clean of any data if you think you are never getting that piece back.
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Android users have it quite simple as well, all they have to do is go to the Android Device Manager website and login with their Google account. You can also install the Android Device Manager app from the Play Store on another Android device. From there you can ring the phone, display an emergency message, lock it or wipe the phone in the worst case scenario.
Non-smartphone users are out of luck here, there are solutions to track your device via GPS but these solutions are 3rd party – which means you need to install them before your phone is lost. You can read about one of these solutions below.
You can take some precautions before you lose your phone, like installing apps that will help you track and find your phone when it’s lost.
For smartphone users, a service like Prey not only works for your iPhone and Android devices but it even works on laptops. Other options such as Lookout and Avast for iPhone and Android also offer malware and virus protection, besides tracking. Each app has its own set of features; you just need to pick the one you prefer.
But what happens if you lose your non-smartphone device? You can use a service like AccuTracking in that case. AccuTracking does cost 6$/mo. but it provides you with real time tracking of your non-smartphone device, all you have to do is install the java application on your device.
There might be tones of other services and apps that we could not mention here, which might do the job better or worse. The point is to keep your device secure, most smartphones already have services built into them that help you do that, but for non-smartphones you need to have the foresight to be prepared for the worst case scenario – hopefully this article helped you with that.