iOS updates aren’t as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced.
Microsoft is planning to end production of its Atom-based Surface 3 tablets in December 2016. Will there be more devices coming in the Surface line this year or next? There’s no official word.
Apple revealed that most built-in iOS apps could be removed from the home screen in iOS 10, and the world celebrated. But shortly thereafter, Apple revealed one very notable caveat: you’re only removing the apps’ icons — the app itself is still loaded on the phone.
Apps running in the background, even when your Android device is asleep, manage to sip a substantial amount of battery juice, as per researchers at Purdue University and Intel who have developed a tool to combat the problem. Called Hush, the tool could reduce the energy drain by about 16 percent.
As it nears a size and scope never before approached by a technology company, Apple is doing things its executives said it never would.
Online retailer Amazon.com plans to release a $50 (roughly Rs. 3,300) tablet in time for the holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The 6-inch screen tablet comes with a mono speaker and is priced much lower than Amazon’s Fire tablet, the cheapest variant of which is sold at $99.
Google’s Android Lollipop version, which was released last year, is finally running on over 20 percent of active Android devices.
According to the latest Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending September 7, the number of Android Lollipop-based devices logging into the store is steadily rising, while the share of Android KitKat and Android Jelly Bean powered devices is dropping gradually.
Smartphone and tablet innovation may have plateaued, but the game-changing potential of mobile apps has yet to be realized.