Posts Tagged ‘iOS 10’

How to hand write your iMessages on iOS 10

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

In 2016 it’s unusual to deliver a handwritten message. But if you’re after a bit of nostalgia or are looking to up your handwriting game it’s time to check out this hidden feature on iMessage for iOS 10.

It’s easier than you think.

1. Simply open iMessages app, start a conversation and tap into the text entry box.

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2. Rotate the iPhone into the horizontal position. (Make sure that orientation lock is not toggled on to prevent rotation.) You should see this box appear:

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3. Hand write your message, click DONE for this will be inserted into your conversation.

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4. Click the green arrow for your message to be sent to your recipient.

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Your message should appear as part of your conversation thread.

Happy Writing!

Purchase the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free, available with UK and International delivery to be able to handwrite  a message to your friends and family now.


How to send Screen Effects on iOS 10

Monday, November 14th, 2016

iOS 10 saw some major overhaul in the iMessage app, with stickers, bubble effects and screen effects.

Today we’re looking at  Screen Effects, which are messages that take over the entire screen with an animation and sound.

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Apple have initially launched five screen effects to add a little something to your messages:

  • Balloons: An array of colourful balloons float up your the screen.
  • Confetti: A blast of confetti falls from the top of the screen.
  • Lasers: Disco lasers scan up and down, emanating from behind the text bubble.
  • Fireworks: A series of colourful firework blasts across your device
  • Shooting Star: The nighttime sky lights up across the screen.

To add these to your messages, simply write a message, then use Force Touch (long-press) on the send button until the Bubble Effect screen is activated. Then, tap on the Screen button at the top of the screen. Scroll across to view each screen effect, selecting your favourite to add.

Purchase the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free and use the iMessage app to enjoy these entertaining add ons.


iOS App of the Week: Newton Email

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Newton (Free download, subscription required)

Newton (formally known as Cloud Magic) is the email app filled with power features to help you keep on top of your unread emails.

Compatible with many of the top email services including Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail/Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and all IMAP accounts, this app keeps even the busiest inboxes organised.

Here’s some of Newton’s top features:

● Instant push notifications for ALL types of email – Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account.

● Read Receipts – Get read-status for every email you send. Optionally, get notified as soon as the emails are read. Track emails effortlessly and improve the quality of your follow-ups, without installing random external plugins.

● Send Later – Schedule emails to be sent later and have them delivered to the recipient’s inbox at just the right moment. Also, you can stop the scheduled email if the recipient emails you in between.

● Sender Profile – Know more about the people who email you. Get job titles, organisation​ info, location, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter profiles & more. Send better emails by knowing the context and background of the sender.

● Snooze – Set your emails to come back to Inbox at a more convenient time. Got an important email while travelling? Just Snooze to Desktop and deal with it only when you’re ready. Snooze emails, not productivity.

● Connected Apps – Finish your workflow without leaving your email. Add important emails to your favorite productivity apps like Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Zendesk, Salesforce and Asana.

● Undo Send – Pull back that email blunder you just sent. Especially useful when you’re on mobile and need to reply in a hurry. For all the times you sent ‘Retards’ instead of ‘Regards’.

● Custom Inbox Swipes – Customizable long/short swipes for actions like Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Mark as Spam and more.

● Handoff – Effortlessly hand off what you’re doing on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to Mac.

● Supports all versions of Exchange – ActiveSync (EAS), EWS & IMAP.

● Attach files from Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive & more.

● Save attachments to your favorite​ cloud storage service like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive etc. with ease.

● Remote Wipe your data in case you lose your device.

● Custom Folder Sync – Get notified about emails that land in your folders.

Purchase the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free, available with UK and International delivery.


What to Expect from iOS10

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

The invites are out and the iPhone 7 is nearly here, which also means the official launch of iOS 10, which was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this year.

Here are the highlights of things to come:

1. Messages are made fun, Snapchat style, with stickers, doodles and invisible ink (Send a message or photo that remains hidden, then simply swipe to reveal it.).

2. Maps gets an update, making proactive suggestions for where you’re likely to go and the fastest way to get there. You can even make reservations at your favourite restaurants through apps like OpenTable and Uber direct from the Maps app.

3. Make your Home Smart. With the new Home app you’ll be able to turn lights on, raise your blinds and unlock doors.

4. The Music has been redesigned, with an intuitive design making it easier to enjoy your favourite songs and view lyrics.

5. You’ll be able to use 3D Touch with more apps and the Control Centre.

6. Raise to wake feature will allow you to simply pick up your iPhone to wake it up, and view your notifications.

7. Find the moment in an instant. With iOS10 you can search your photos by the people or things in them, like a beach, a football game or a puppy.

8. Pay for your online shopping with Apple Pay in your browser.

iOS 10 supported devices:

If you’re looking to update your current handset, iOS 10 will be a free update for the following devices:

All of the handsets above are available to purchase sim free, with next day delivery.


iOS10 Beta Tried and Tested: Top 5 Improvements

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Apples iOS 10 public beta is now live, with interesting new updates and features.

Before you do download it, remember it is just a beta so some of your favourite apps may be buggy. So if you’re not quite ready to test out the new OS, check out our review of the top 5 updates below:

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1. Apple Music:
In Apple’s iOS 10 beta, the redesigned Apple Music app shines.  Menus are cleaner, so it’s easier to search for songs or artists. the old cluttered interface has been streamlined, with a default view of your library of music.
2. Photos and Memories album:

The addition of face recognition, on your iOS device prompts you to name the faces that it’s recognised, creating dynamic libraries for each person. The new Memories album also sorts your photos based on date and location making the new OS a more organised way to store and enjoy your photos and Videos.

3. Raise to Wake:
A feature that we’ve seen on Android for a while, Raise to wake has finally arrived on iOS.
Simply pick up your handset and access your messages without pressing a button.
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4. Delete Apple’s core app:
Apple didn’t mention this in the keynote speech, but they are finally allowing users to remove most of Apple’s core once nonremovable apps from their handsets. Technically only the user data is deleted, while the app remains hidden on your device, so if you find that a day comes when you finally need to check stocks, or locate north on your compass, you can simply restore the apps via the App Store just like you would a regular app.
5. Improved 3D Touch:
Users of the iPhone 6S will be familiar with 3D Touch, but with iOS 10 you’ll be able to do more with it. Your Apps now have little widgets with extra info, and the control panel has new settings for things like flashlight or the camera.
Other improvements include a redesigned maps, responsive predictive texts, a Home app to control all of your HomeKit-compatible smart-home appliance.
Test out the iOS 10 beta yourself on the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE available sim free today.




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