Posts Tagged ‘IOS’

iOS 12: What you need to know.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Apple are announcing the new iOS 12 on Monday, June 4 at 10am PT at Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote, giving developers and early beta testers a preview at the next big update.

The update is said to focuse on reliability, rather than updating front facing specs. We’re hearing that the big message from Apple for their new OS is that “iOS 12 just works.”


But what does it offer in terms interface changes and new features? We take a look:

Animojis for the iPad:

Apple are looking to introduce new Animoji characters and a more user friendly interface that’s easier to navigate.

With the iPad Pro rumoured to house a TrueDepth camera, we’re also expecting to see Animoji on these next generation iPads.

Animoji FaceTime:

Now you’ll be able to chat to your friends in virtual fancy dress, thanks to the likely addition of Animojis to FaceTime.

Cross Platform apps:

One of the biggest and most exciting change coming with iOS 12 may be cross-platform apps. The update will allow developers to design a single app that will work across al iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

A Personalised response from Siri: A recent patent application filed by Apple details an “Intelligent Digital Assistant for Declining an Incoming Call”.

Currently if the phone rings you can choose to answer or reject it, but in the future Siri will use its intelligence to send an automatic text to the caller, explaining why you can’t take the call (e.g I’m driving or I’m working out).

Horizontal Face ID:

Many are predicting that iOS 12 will see Horizontal Face ID support, allowing Face ID to work when your device is in landscape mode.

Improved Parental Control:

iOS 12 could see per-app passcode or Touch ID lock added to Parental Control. Current parental controls allow users to lock the entire phone, but updates may allow users to lock individual apps, a great improvement from both a data protection and parental control point of view.

Purchase the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to take advantage of the new iOS upon release.


Apple App of the week: Taskful, the smarter way to check off your to-do list.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

If you are one of the many who feel like they are juggling an endless list of tasks, you need Taskful in your life.

Taskful is a smart to-do list and task manager app that helps you stay on track and meet your deadlines. It breaks down all of your tasks and only shows you what you need to do today, so you can stay focused and motivated. Whether you are trying to track your steps, drink more water, or read that book you haven’t picked up in a while, Taskful is designed to help you get stuff done.

-Automatically tracks steps with HealthKit
-Works in landscape & split screen mode (iPad only)
-A daily progress bar to keep you motivated
-Breaks up long tasks into daily tasks
-Daily progress reminders & encouragement
-Select days of the week to work tasks
-Set tasks to repeat forever
-Set task reminders
-Color categorize tasks
-View only one category at a time
-View only what you need to do today
-View upcoming tasks
-Dark & light modes
-Sort tasks by reminder time or category
-You can turn “Keep Device Awake” on
-The clean user interface allows you to stay focused

Download Taskful for your Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus today.


Free for one week… iOS App of the Week: Toca Hair Salon 2

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

This week’s iOS app of the week is free until Thursday next week and is one to keep your little ones happy on the go.

Toca Hair Salon 2

Toca Hair Salon is a kid-friendly, super-creative app, you get to run your very own hair salon, with six fun characters to choose from. Cut, colour and style any way you want, using lots of different tools – from a simple comb and scissors to a curling iron and a straightener. Trim mustaches, spray mohawks bright pink and give someone the curls they’ve always wanted!

Other features include:
- Cut and trim hair with the scissors electric hair trimmer
- Wash hair with shampoo, shower, and towel
- Use the hairdryer to get the right look
- 9 hair colors to choose and combine
- Lots of accessories for the final touch
- Use the magic potion G.R.O.W to make hair grow back again
- Characters make fun faces and sounds while you’re styling them
- No rules or stress – play any way you want to!

This child friendly interface also promises no third-party advertising, or in-app purchases so you can relax whilst they play.

Download Toca Hair Salon 2 on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free today.



iOS App of the Week: MakeupPlus

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Selfie lovers take note, this app gives you a virtual makeover in seconds and is endorsed by make up queen Lisa Eldridge.


Explore and virtually try on new, trending makeup looks or retouch, tune and edit your photos all in one place! With the MakeupPlus app, users can give themselves a full makeover – from lipstick and foundation to eye color and faux freckles – to find a beauty look they love, all right from their phone’s camera!

Use the photo editor to find your signature look and experiment with old, new and trending makeup styles. Remove blemishes, show off clearskin and share flawless images with your followers!

Purchase the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free, and get made over today!


iOS App of the week: Bright Side – Let’s make the world a little brighter

Saturday, November 19th, 2016


Do you feel like the news is filled with doom and gloom? Looking for a bit of positivity to start your day off? Time to check out our iOS app of the week:

Bright Side

bright side app

Here’s what the guys over at Bright Side had to say about their app:

“All that is beautiful, fascinating and inspirational about life has been gathered in one place – Our goal is to inspire you every single day. We observe and delight in the wonderful world around us, side by side with you.

We believe there’s truly no limit to the kindness, beauty, wisdom, happiness and sincerity that can be found all around the world. Love, good deeds, positivity and humor are what drives us. Install our app now to see the Bright Side every single day.”

urchase the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free, available with UK and International delivery and fill your day with positivity.


iOS App of the Week: Star Walk 2

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

This week’s iOS app of the week is one for astronomy fans.

Star Walk 2 is a next-generation tool for not only learning the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky but also for investigating its’ depth like watching constellations, nebulae and satellites from aside.

Combining astronomical data with premium technology this app delivers an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations.

Simply aim your iPhone (or iPad) at the sky and be prepared to be amazed.

Purchase an Apple device today to enjoy the benefits of this beautiful app.


Apple are making us Face Palm and Shrug our way through the week.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

With an new OS update comes a host of new emojis set to complete our iPhone7 messages.

Revealed in a developers’ preview of the release of Apple’s iOS 10.2 software update, the emoji keyboard will finally the facepalm, shrug, selfie and bang on trend Clown mask.

face palm emoji

Face Palm

iOS 10.2 emoji

Lol Face, Cowboy hat, Lying face, Drooling face, Nauseated face, Sneezing face, Prince, Mother Christmas

iOS 10.2 emoji

Man in Tuxedo, Shrug, Face palm, Pregnant woman, Man dancing, Selfie, Hand with index and middle fingers crossed, Call me hand, Left-facing fist

Apple is yet to announce when the 72 new emoji will be available to its customers but we’re looking forward to Facepalming our way through a Monday morning soon.

Purchase the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free to enjoy the benefits of Apple’s newest Emojis.



3 of the best Apple iOS Apps for Drawing and Creating Digital Art

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Today we’re placing the spotlight on the artistic iOS apps on offer, in particular those that help you create art like a master.

1. Inkist by Tai Shimizue


This painting app offers customisable brushes and tools creating an advanced painting software. With a simple interface, Inkist features three layers with blend modes, opacity, and opacity-locking settings. Requires iOS 9.1 or later

2. Pikazo — Make Anything into Art


This isn’t a filter–it’s live AI repainting. With Pikazo you’ll choose a subject by snapping a photo an use one of the hundreds of readymade high-resolution styles to make your art. Audition a few different styles, and when you find one you like, enhance it to gorgeous high resolution and share with your friends.

3. Tayasui Sketches – Draw, paint and doodle like on paper.

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Tayaui Sketches is the most realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching app designed for a mobile device. This exhaustive artist’s toolbox helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.

Pre-order the iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free and iPhone 7 Sim free today with UK and International Shipping and get sketching.


3 Android & iOS Apps to keep the Kids Happy and Entertained this Weekend

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

If you need something to entertain those early risers this weekend while you hit the snooze button, download one of these fun filled apps and pass over your device.

We’ve rounded up three PEGI 3 rated apps that offer child friendly interfaces with no adverts, no in-app purchases, just lots of action and fun, so you can relax whilst your younger gamers enjoy their online worlds.

1. Toca Blocks (PEGI 3) – £2.49

A unique world building app that lets you create worlds, play in them and share them with friends. You’ll build worlds with detailed obstacle courses, intricate race tracks or floating islands, whilst meeting new characters along the way. Enjoy exploring the blocks’ attributes by merging blocks together to transform them into something else, whilst learning their characteristics for more in-depth fun.

Build with 60+ quirky items to create as many worlds as you want — there really is no limit! The open gameplay and child friendly interface and lack of third party advertising makes it accessible for even the youngest gamers.

Download for Android / Download for iOS

2. PJ Masks: Moonlight Heroes (PEGI 3) – FREE

A firm favourite for any PJ Masks enthusiast, this easy to navigate platform game allows you to guide one of the three heroes (Catboy, Gekko or Owlette) through the night, collecting as many orbs as you can. But watch out for those pesky villains who are always up to mischief!

Collect the coloured amulets and trigger the heroes’ super powers:
Catboy –  jump higher
Owlette –  see hidden orbs
Gekko – smash through obstacles

Download for Android / Download for iOS

 3. LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise (PEGI 3) – FREE

LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise encourages children to use their imagination to create their very own LEGO vehicles and mini figures and cruise their creations for coins that will unlock virtual lego sets.

Become part of the game’s colorful 3D scenery for your child’s next drive-through and build imaginative play scenarios you can talk to your child about – like why the princess is driving a giant police car that has legs and no wheels!

Download for Android / Download for iOS

Purchase any iOS device (including the iPhone 7 Plus Sim Free and iPhone 7 Sim free) or Android handset (such as the HTC 10 Sim Free,  Sony Xperia XZ and LG V20) to enjoy these apps today.


3 Awesome Augmented Reality Apps for iOS (that aren’t Pokemon Go)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard of Pokemon Go, the gaming app that brought Augmented reality gaming to the masses.

But if you’re tired of hunting Charmander, check out these 3 alternatives for your AR fix:

1. Ink Hunter

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Ink Hunter is definitely one to download if you are even contemplating a tattoo. The app lets you try out pre-made tattoos, as well as your own designs, and they can be oriented in whatever position you like and placed on any part of the body.

2. Quiver – the 3D colouring App


Considering AR is all about fun, there is a distinct lack of AR apps out there for children. In steps Quiver, the colouring app which brings your artwork for life. Also available for Android users, your animated images will spring directly from the Crayola-lined pages. You will, however, need to download one of several free coloring packs on the Quiver’s website.

3. Car Finder AR

AR Car finder

We’ve all done it. Parked the car in a hurry and then spent an hour trying to locate it at the end of the day. Augmented Car Finder solves this problem perfectly as it is specifically designed to help guide you to your hiding vehicle. Once the car’s location is set, the app creates a visible marker showing the car, the distance you are from it, and the direction you should walk to find it

Purchase the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and get downloading today.



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