Brilliant Tip Makes iPhone Run Faster

Say goodbye to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world’s new favorite iGuy, the internet has been #blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make it go way faster.

 How do you do it, you ask? Once you’re on the homepage of your screen, hold down the power button until the “Slide To Power Off” message appears. Now take your finger off and hold down the home button for five seconds and voilà!

But does this thing actually work? Realizing that it seems a bit too good to be true, Marc tweeted a photo of his own iPhone to show the difference in memory after he tried out his own trick.

On top of that, the internet’s verdict seems to be all in favor of giving this hack a go.

Three cheers for no more interruptions while scrolling through your Facebook feed!

Dark wallpapers to compliment your new iPhone 7

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iPhone 7 is slowly making its way to customers. With around a two month wait time on deliveries, Apple fans are still anxiously awaiting there device. Representing new matte black and jet black color ways, having the right wallpaper is critical. To ensure a pure luxurious black experience, you will need an equally impressive wallpaper collection.

Wallpaper of the Week section curates new images for your favorite devices. Each Sunday, you can download a handful of new wallpapers that were submitted by readers or sourced from the Internet.

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The following single wallpaper is a recreation of the advertising image found on Apple’s website. We received a lot of requests for it over the last two weeks and our friends at GrafiXpressions recreated it.

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The following series was sourced via papers.co, which regularly posts wallpapers formatted for iOS devices.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 with fix for Lightning headphones bug on iPhone 7, more | 9to5Mac

Apple has just released the first bug fix centric iOS 10.0.2 update today for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update includes fixes that should address issues where Lightning headphones would momentarily lose playback controls as well as other fixes.

Today’s update focuses on three major bugs, with the first being the annoyance plaguing users who have moved to using Lightning headphones daily. While intermittent, headphones plugged into the Lightning port would lose playback controls from headphones causing more headaches than necessary. The bug didn’t help reinforce Apple’s desire to remove the headphone jack when the majority of headphone users were just going to use the Lightning EarPods included in the packaging or the provided 3.5 mm to Lightning adapter. Today’s update should resolve those issues gracefully.

iOS 10.0.2’s release notes:

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working
  • Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
  • Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions

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Pro surfer puts the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to the latest OTT waterproofing test

While Apple makes rather modest water-resistance claims for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, suggesting nothing more demanding than a cycle ride in the rain, that hasn’t stopped people putting them through some rather more extreme tests.

We’ve already seen the phone survive immersion in water, soda and coffee, and even dropped into 35 feet of water. This latest test has pro surfer Kai Lenny take the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus out into the waves …

 

He starts with the iPhone 6 and 6s, which unsurprisingly don’t survive for long – both dead within five minutes.

The iPhone 7, however, is still working perfectly after a full 30 minutes of surfing. The 7 Plus doesn’t do quite so well, with the audio badly affected after the same 30-minute ride.

Don’t try this at home, though: Apple officially rates the waterproofing at 1m immersion in still water for 30 minutes – and even then, water damage isn’t actually covered by the warranty.

But hey, the tests are fun to watch.

iPhone 7’s ‘Best LCD Display Ever’ Marks ‘Major Upgrade Over iPhone 6’

iphone-7-front-backDisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7 has the “best LCD display” it has ever tested, calling it “truly impressive” and a “major upgrade” over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements.

iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

Apple’s latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as “visually indistinguishable from perfect,” and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display.

Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency

iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs, and a traditional, smaller sRGB / Rec.709 gamut. DisplayMate said both gamuts have been implemented with absolute color accuracy that is “visually indistinguishable from perfect,” which is “truly impressive” and a “major competitive advantage” over other smartphones.

DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has “the most color accurate display” that it has ever measured, adding that the smartphone’s display is “very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV, or UHD TV” that consumers have. In technical terms, the iPhone 7 has a “Just Noticeable Color Difference” (JNCD) rating of 1.1, which is the best result of any smartphone it has ever tested.

Despite having a much wider color gamut, the iPhone 7’s display is 7% more power efficient than the iPhone 6’s display.

Wide Color Gamut LCDs like the iPhone 7 instead use specially tuned Red and Green phosphors to optimally transform the light for the chosen saturated Red and Green primaries, which improves their light and power efficiency.

Brightness

The measured peak brightness for the iPhone 7 is 602 cd/m2 (nits), the highest of any smartphone DisplayMate has ever tested.

The measurement increases up to a record 705 nits when Automatic Brightness is turned on under brightly lit conditions.

On the iPhone 7 the Maximum Screen Brightness can go much higher when Automatic Brightness is turned on, so that users can’t permanently park the Manual Brightness slider to very high values, which would run down the battery quickly. High Screen Brightness is only needed for High Ambient Light, so turning Automatic Brightness On will provide better high ambient light screen visibility and also longer battery running time.

Contrast Ratio

DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has a record-breaking contrast ratio among IPS LCD smartphone displays.

The iPhone 7 has a measured Contrast Ratio of 1,762, which is Very Good for a mobile display, and the highest we have measured for any IPS LCD display. It is also 26 percent larger than the 1,400 that Apple lists as Typical. However, Contrast Ratio is only meaningful in low ambient light, which is seldom the case for mobile displays.

iPhone 7 also has the highest contrast rating (137 to 160) in high ambient light of any smartphone.

Reflectance

DisplayMate said iPhone 7 has 4.4% screen reflectance, which is a record low among smartphones it has ever tested.

However, the iPhone 7 doesn’t come close to the record low 1.7% screen reflectance of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which has a special anti-reflective coating.

Unfortunately, AR coatings still can’t be used with smartphones, which have much higher abrasion and scratch issues than tablets and other touch screen displays because they are small enough to be carried in pockets and bags that have all sorts of scratchy things inside. A number of companies are working on technologies that can produce both low screen reflectance and high abrasion and scratch resistance […] but it’s challenging and also has to be cost effective. Since peak brightness can’t keep increasing due to battery power limitations and thermal issues, developing a low reflectance screen will be the key to improving display performance in high ambient light.

Viewing Angle

DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has “excellent viewing angle performance” with no visually noticeable color shifts. The display had the smallest color variation when viewed at an angle, earning a JNCD rating of 2.1 or less.

With its Dual-Domain Pixels, the iPhone 7 Contrast Ratio remained close to 1,000 at 30 degrees for both the Portrait and Landscape modes, which is the highest we have measured for LCDs. However, all LCDs do have a strong decrease in Brightness (Luminance) with Viewing Angle, and the iPhone 7 showed (as expected) a 55 percent decrease in Brightness at a modest 30 degree Viewing Angle.

Wallpapers of the Week: bokeh

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With iPhone 7 Plus, now in the wild, we are all anxiously waiting for the upcoming software update that will enable “Portrait” mode in iOS 10. Bolstering the new portrait mode, iPhone 7 Plus users will be able to take advantage of the dual lens system and the upgraded telephoto camera. Unfortunately, we will need to wait until sometime this fall to take bokeh images of our own.

In the meantime, step inside for a wallpaper pack of bokeh images. These will look stunning on the new iPhone 7 wide color gamut display and show off the advantage of bokeh style photos.

Bokeh wallpapers

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Mockups Show AirPods in Apple’s New Jet Black Color

Inspired by Apple’s new Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, designer Martin Hajek recently created a few mockups of what the company’s all-new wireless AirPods could look like if the accessories had a similar dark color option.

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In his blog post, Hajek said he “modeled these earphones and rendered them in brand-new iPhone gloss black,” making them visually identical to the new, shiny finish of the iPhone 7 in Jet Black.

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Hajek even visualized the AirPods charging case in Jet Black. When inside of the case, the AirPods can get up to 24 hours of battery life, according to Apple. On their own, the Bluetooth headphones have up to 5 hours of music playback on a full charge.

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Although most hardware announced at Apple’s September 7 event is debuting later this week, on September 16, the AirPods still have an unspecified launch in “late October.” If you want to check out more of Hajek’s renderings of the Jet Black AirPods, visit the designer’s website.