The iPhone 5S is packed with a daunting list of new features, so below are some tips for getting the most out of the phone, thanks to Digital Trends.
Setting up the phone
Upgrading the phone from an older model can be done using the setup assistant. The iPhone 5S can be connected by Lightning cable to iTunes and used to sync up a user’s personal data.
Australian telcos should pay attention to how T-Mobile handles global roaming, according to Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar and Luke Hopewell.
Many Australian consumers have felt stung by their phone provider, incurring unexpectedly large bills while travelling overseas.
In an attempt to prevent fatal electrocutions, Apple has blocked the use of third party Lightning cables with the iOS7, according to Phone Arena.
The move may be driven by reports of deadly shocks that have occurred with the iPhone and iPad. Flight attendant Ma Ai Lun was killed when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was plugged into an outlet with an unauthorised charger. A man also ended up in a coma after being shocked by his iPhone 4, while another was sent flying across the room after touching his daughter’s iPad.
Rather than being thrown away, an old iPhone should be given a new life as part of a sound system – and Gizmodo can show you how.
An iPhone can be turned into a wireless receiver for $3 and connected to a stereo or speakers. Users can then channel wireless music from any source into their phone.
Phonebloks is an innovative new design that aims to significantly reduce the number of smartphones ending up in landfill, reports The Huffington Post.
Currently when users buy a new phone, they often throw away their earlier model. Designer Dave Hakkens felt this was wasteful, especially since the old phone contains many good functional components, such as speakers and bluetooth. He saw this as overkill given that the reason for buying a new phone is usually that only one or two components are broken or outdated.
The rules about using electronic devices on planes may soon change, according to Tech Guide’s Stephen Fenech.
US aviation authorities are planning to remove the current restrictions on device usage.
Telstra is planning to expand its 4G reach to cover 85% of users by Christmas.
This is in response to demand by customers for faster mobile access, particularly driven by video streaming.
A number of sneaky software developers have create some very exploitative apps that destroy the users’ privacy. Take the Brightest Flashlight Free app people can download from Google Play. Around 50 million Android smartphones have downloaded this app.
The application activates a phone’s camera light when you launch it. But what users didn’t know was that by default it also had permission to display ads, take photos and video and even track a phone’s location, so the creators behind the app could see what users were doing and also where they were at any time.
With the launch of the latest iPhone, and the announcement that Google glasses will be coming to Australia soon, it’s pretty clear that the world of high tech gadgets has many of us on the edge of our seats, eager to see what’s just around the corner.
Berlin’s annual IFA fair this year is banking on a new highlight this time around, putting hi-tech televisions on the back burner. It’s the introduction of smart watches on the market. These watches have screens no bigger than a matchbox, yet they are able to link to your smartphone using wireless technology.
You can do everything from check emails to find out the weather forecast and count how many steps you take in a day. The only downside is you will have to charge your watch every day or at least every few days.
The right music is vital to your workout and your earphones definitely play an important role. If you are constantly finding your earbuds are coming out as you move, or your old headphones are starting to smell a little after a few intense sessions, it might be time for an upgrade.
The Jaybird Bluebuds X are wonderful for exercisers of all sorts. You don’t have to turn up the volume too much to be able to get good sound, which is ideal when you are running on the street and still want to be able to hear what’s going on around you.