Showing posts with label Apple News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple News. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Best MOV Converter for Mac OS X El Capitan

MOV, an MPEG-4 video container, is a common multimedia format often used in Apple's Quicktime for saving movies and other video files, using a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Some DVCPRO (HD) files are also MOV ones.

Got lots of MOV videos you'd like to watch on your portable devices or media players? With the right program such asiFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac you'll be able to change the video to any video you want quickly and easily. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use our top video converter for encoding MOV files to any popular media format, such as AVI, MP4, MPG, or AVCHD, as well as how to extract music from your video and save it in MP3or other popular audio format.

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1. Load .mov video files

After the download is finished, install the program. Click Add video to import videos to the program.


2. Choose one output format

Here offer you various video formats to siut your devices including smartphones, TVs, FCP/iMovie, and more. Take FCP as an example, click "Format" > "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)". You can select one as target format depending on your request in post production.


Tips: You can click "Settings" to custom Size, Brate, and so on ,depending on your needs.


3. Start conversion

Click "Start conversion" to start the MOV conversion. When the conversion is done, you need to import converted videos to FCP(X) or others.

As you seen, it is so easy to convert MOV on Mac OS X El Capitan, with the best MOV converter for Mac OS X El Capitan, everthing will become a piece of cake, just have a try.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Apple will not mimic the Microsoft Surface Book any time soon

A week ago Microsoft announced and showed the world the Surface Book, the company’s first laptop that can transform into a tablet. With the amount of attention, the device is getting, one might expect Apple to follow in the same way it followed Microsoft with its iPad Pro. Well, from what Apple itself had to say, this is not happening, and might never happen, ever.

We remember when Tim Cook stated in the past that combining two different products doesn’t lead to an enjoyable user experience. Still, it is getting there so we’re not certain if Tim Cook will still be correct a few years or months from now.

On the matter of what Apple thinks of the idea of creating a device similar to the Surface Book, executive Phil Schiller stated that multi-touch displays have no place on a traditional laptop and that Apple see no reason to go this route. Basically what he’s saying is, a tablet must always be separate from a laptop.

“From the ergonomic standpoint we have studied this pretty extensively and we believe that on a desktop scenario where you have a fixed keyboard, having to reach up to do touch interfaces is uncomfortable. iOS from its start has been designed as a multi-touch experience — you don’t have the things you have in a mouse-driven interface, like a cursor to move around, or teeny little ‘close’ boxes that you can’t hit with your finger. The Mac OS has been designed from day one for an indirect pointing mechanism. These two worlds are different on purpose, and that’s a good thing — we can optimize around the best experience for each and not try to mesh them together into a least-common-denominator experience.”

Not too long ago Apple released the iPad Pro, a direct copy of the Surface Pro line of devices. What’s interesting about this is the fact that Apple had shunned the idea of ever supporting a pen for its tablet range, but as we have seen, this thinking has been thrown out the door.

Should the Surface Book begin the sell like gangbusters, we believe Apple might decide to change its tune.

No matter which one you choose, enjoy your movie entertainment on iPad Pro and Surface Book.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

iPhone 6s vs Android: Specs Benchmark Prove iPhone is Better

iPhone 6s vs Android: Specs Benchmark Prove iPhone is Better – Apple iPhone 6s continues to surprise us with new benchmarks which seem to point out that this device is more powerful than anything out there. A new report suggests that the Surface Pro 3 is the only gadget capable of passing the iPhone 6s in terms of raw performance power.

It’s been almost a month since Apple outed its latest device in the iPhone line and the company has reported more than 13 million sales which is pretty impressive. It’s no big surprise that the device excels in terms of performance because it features the Apple A9 chipset with a dual-core 1.8GHz central processing unit and this is a chip that is 50% quicker than the Apple A8.

That’s a very good score coming from a chipset made by Samsung in collaboration with TSMC and AnandTech seems to believe that this phone is better than pretty much anything else out there. This is quite a big statement which isn’t backed by actual data but it’s pretty believable given the fact that many people have been reporting a really smooth experience up until now, with the only complaint coming from the battery life department.

Apple iPhone 6s Tech Specs

So what else does the iPhone 6s have under that case that makes it so good? Well, it has an improved 2GB of RAM which is twice as much when compared to its predecessor, it also has Touch ID which is blazing fast, 3D Touch, and many other features to go with it. We’ll be watching closely to see any potential performance comparisons between the iPhone 6s and other devices, but for now we remain a bit skeptical given the fact that many users have reported quite a bit of problems with iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: OS X El Capitan is a modest Mac upgrade

NEW YORK — Apple's choice of "El Capitan" as the name of the successor to Mac OS X Yosemite bears a subtle underlying message: As operating system upgrades go, El Capitan is rather modest, certainly compared to last year's migration from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite, or Microsoft's more recent leap from Windows 8 to Windows 10.
After all, the natural resource that is El Capitan is a California rock formation inside Yosemite National Park. And El Capitan the free-to-download operating system update that will be made available Wednesday is about building on Yosemite inside your Mac.

Of course now that Apple refreshes OS X every year or so, there's less of a need to scale your Mac to new heights each time around.

That said, by all means go grab El Capitan from the Mac App Store. It may not bring a ton of new features and certainly none of the major variety. Much of what's included is aimed at developers, such as Apple Metal, which arrives on the Mac after debuting last year on iOS. Developers can use it to produce more realistic graphics-rich games on the Mac.

But you'll appreciate the fine-tuning that has been applied to your Mac and the new ways you can organize your work.

Some of you will notice a bump up in speed, as I did after installing El Capitan on my two-year old MacBook Air. OK, my now tired 5-year old iMac still was pokey even after the upgrade. In general, Apple claims apps launch up to 40% faster in El Capitan.

The new operating system is compatible on iMacs and MacBook Pro models dating as far back as mid-2007 and other Macs from a more recent time.

Much of what Apple did with El Capitan is refine the way you can manage windows. You can drag two windows side by side with each window claiming half the full screen, unless you manually readjust their width. If this split-view feature sounds like something you've already seen on Windows, you'd be right. Microsoft introduced a similar "snap" feature with the debut of Windows 7 in 2009. Still, for the Mac crowd it's better late than never: It's convenient, for example, to consult the calendar app in one window while you're in the Mail app trying to coordinate a meeting with a client.

Apple has cleaned up its birds-eye Mission Control feature, offering a single-layer view that makes finding what you're looking for easier. You can also drag windows up to the top of the screen to create new desktop spaces for freeing up room.

A small feature might prove more useful: If you can't find your cursor because it is buried on the desktop, you can rapidly shake your finger along the trackpad to make the wayward cursor momentarily grow larger and easier to spot.

The Spotlight feature that lets you search the contents of your Mac has generally gotten more useful, though I found inconsistencies. The Spotlight window itself is resizable and can be dragged around the screen.

You can get the weather forecast for a given city inside Spotlight, as well as sports scores and stock quotes by entering team names and ticker symbols, respectively. You can also search for web videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Vevo.

But Spotlight search wasn't always spot on. Not all the stock ticker symbols I entered were recognized. When I entered "Boston Red Sox" as a search term, Spotlight indeed gave me the score of that night's Bosox-New York Yankees game. But this did not work in reverse. Entering "NY Yankees" as the search term for some reason did not surface the score.

Moreover, at one point the very Spotlight window froze so that I could not enter a new search term until I rebooted the Air.

One thing I like in Spotlight is that you can search with a more natural query, along the lines of, "find the documents I worked on in April" or "show me the unread emails from Janie in August."

Several other built-in apps have been improved. Maps adds public transit directions for Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., as well as several foreign cities, more than 300 in China. If you specify when you want to leave, the app will suggest the fastest route for your departure. At certain subway stations you can get detailed instructions on which exits to use. You can send directions from your Mac to your Apple Watch or iPhone.

The Notes app now lets you add photos, PDFs, videos, audio, map locations, spreadsheets and more. And its much easier to share content from other apps into Notes.

The improved Mail app behaves a lot like its iOS counterpart.

In Safari, you can pin favorite sites to the tab bar and mute audio playing in the background without you having to embark on an expedition trying to figure out where the darn sound is coming from.

Apple got a head start on the Photos app that's in El Capitan in the spring but there are a few new enhancements. There's support for the new Live Photos feature introduced with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. By mousing over such photos on your Mac, you'll see the snippet of video (and hear the sound) captured just before and after the image was shot.

Editing tools you fetch from developers in the Mac App Store can be employed inside the Photos app.

Alas, it is too bad that Apple still has no plans to bring Siri to the Mac, as Microsoft has done on Windows 10 PCs with its own voice assistant Cortana. Maybe we'll see Siri a year or so from now, when Apple gets around to upgrading OS X again.

Pro. New windows management tools. Improvements to Notes, Maps, Mail, and Safari. Generally faster.

Con. No Siri. Though Spotlight search was improved I found inconsistencies.

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Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android (Mac): A quick way to recover your lost or deleted messages, contacts, photos, video, music, documents, etc. from Android on OS X El Capitan. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to prepare your Mac for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple is set to release OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Is your current Mac compatible with El Capitan and, if so, how do you go about downloading and installing the new Mac OS? Read on for answers and other El Capitan preparation tips.

1. When and where can I download El Capitan?

Starting Wednesday, September 30, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be available for download from the Mac App Store.

2. How much will it cost?

Not a cent. Like OS X 10.10 Yosemite before it, El Capitan will be free.

3. Will my old Mac be able to run El Capitan?

The minimum hardware requirements for OS X 10.11 El Capitan remain the same as they were for Yosemite. Here are the Macs that will run El Capitan:
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
Also, if you haven't updated your Mac's operating system in a number of years, then you need to check to see if you are running at least OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, which was released way back in 2009. Its 10.6.6 update introduced the Mac App Store, which you'll need in order to download El Capitan. You need be running one of the following:
  • OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8)
  • OS X Lion (10.7)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • OS X Yosemite (10.10)
If you have an ancient Mac with an OS predating Snow Leopard, you will need to install Snow Leopard before then moving to Yosemite. You can buy Snow Leopard for $19.99 here.

Learn how to deal with unreadable movies on the new OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

4. How do I find out what vintage Mac I have and what version of OS X it's running?

Click the Apple button in the upper-left corner of your Mac and choose About This Mac. If you are running Yosemite, both the era of Mac (in my case, Early 2011) and flavor of OS will be displayed. For older versions of OS X, you will see the OS information and will then need to click the More Info button to view your Mac's year.

5. How much space will I need?

Apple has not stated how big a download El Capitan will be, but if OS X 10.10 Yosemite is any indication, you will need roughly 8GB of hard-drive space. Yosemite also required at least 2GB of memory, a threshold your Mac likely meets.

You can find out how much memory and hard-drive space your Mac has by clicking About This Mac from the Apple menu.

6. Should I back up my Mac before installing El Capitan?

Of course! You should always perform a system backup to protect your data before installing a new OS. Should the installation go awry, you don't want to lose important documents along with your photo and music libraries. Thankfully, Macs include a tool that make backups easy: Time Machine. Otherwise you need a Data Recovery Software. Learn how to extract iTunes Backup.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

iOS 9 vs. iOS 8 – Important Changes You Should Know About

Apple had one year to perfect its iOS 9, and in the past months, we have been teased with snatches of information about what to expect from the upcoming operating system. iOS 9 has been announced in June, at the developer conference, then, the company released the first developer preview beta and the official release date came on September 16. So, what did the iOS 9 bring in addition?

Split Screen

The Slide Over feature will increase the multitasking capabilities of your iDevice, allowing you to do more things simultaneously. To access slide-over, when you’re running an application, you will slide your finger from the right side of the screen, then a panel will slide out and you’ll see a column of app icon. If you’ve already opened an application, you will slide your finger down from the top of the slide-over panel to reach the list of apps.

Improved Searching Capabilities

Apple improved the search function to obtain better results. This feature can be accessed by swiping left from the main home screen and they will get a lust of the most searched applications, contacts and other information stored on their devices.

Zoom On Video Clips

Until now, the users were able to zoom only on photos.

Hide Photos

There are curious friends who like to explore your private data, to look at your embarrassing photos and to make fun of you. To hide the photos that you don’t want to be visible, go to the Share menu and select the Hide option.

Ad Block

When you were browsing on Safari, you were seeing all kinds of annoying ads. Apple introduced an option which blocks these ads, but to enable it, you will need to go to Safari section of Settings and select the Content Blockers option.

Notes App Has Been Revamped

This application has been changed a little bit, so you can now add drawings, web links, photos or checklists, and they will be synced with iCloud.

Email Events

iOS 9 will select an event from your emails and automatically add it to the Calendar, then remind you about it, to not miss it out.

More News Content

To be up to date with everything that’s happening in the world, iOS 9 will offer you a new section which will give you the most important news and the reading will be very enjoyable.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

iPad Mini 4 Vs iPad Mini 3 Vs iPad Mini 2: What's The Difference?

"I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding between the iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2. Which one should I buy and waht I should take into consideration when buying it?"

iPad Mini 4 is replacing the Mini 3/Mini 2 entirely. Should you upgrade? It’s a tough question with each new smartphone release, but even tougher when it comes to tablets as they tend to have much longer lifespans. Do you really need their latest features?

Well, for the first time in a few years, when it comes to considering the latest iPad Mini the answer may well be ‘Yes’…

Unlike its predecessor, the iPad Mini 4 makes a whole host of exciting changes. This is hugely welcome after the iPad Mini 3 turned out to be nothing more than an iPad Mini 2 with added Touch ID and makes it easy to compare all three models. So let’s get going.

Note: Strangely Apple has discontinued the iPad Mini 3, but will continue to sell the Mini 2 at a discounted price for the next year.


Design – All Change

If you can’t spot the difference between the iPad Mini 2 and 3, there’s good reason: the two use identical designs and (Touch ID aside) internal components. The iPad Mini 4 also looks similar, but only until you pick it up:
  • iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2: 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm (7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 inches) and 341/331g (0.75/0.73lbs) for cellular/non-cellular
  • iPad Mini 4: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm (8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches) and 298.8 / 304g (0.65 / 0.67lbs) for cellular/non-cellular
As you can see, the iPad Mini 4 has undergone a significant diet and is now over 22% thinner and 10% lighter. This makes a genuine difference in hand and Apple has also updated the styling to tie in closely with the iPad Air 2 and new iPad Pro. Instead of looking like an also-ran, the iPad Mini 4 brings Apple’s smallest tablet back inline with the rest of the iPad range.

Displays – Lamination Brings Benefits, But No 3D Touch
  • iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2: 7.9‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display, 2048‑by‑1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi), oleophobic coating
  • iPad mini 4: 7.9‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display, 2048‑by‑1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi), oleophobic coating, fully laminated display
Where Apple hasn’t made obvious changes, however, is the iPad Mini 4’s display. It matches the size and native resolution of its predecessors and Apple hasn’t gone on record noting any improvements to its black levels, colour accuracy or brightness.

That said, users should notice improvements as the iPad Mini 4 is the first Mini to use a ‘fully laminated display’. This means the three separate screen layers – the cover glass, touch sensor and LCD – are combined with optical bonding to eliminate gaps. This results in no internal reflectance so black levels, colour accuracy and brightness all improve.

The big disappointment, however, is Apple has not brought its exciting 3D Touch technology (seen in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus) to any of its new iPads. This is frustrating as 3D Touch would appear to deliver most benefit on a big screen and it is something which is likely to date this year’s iPads most quickly.

Performance – Better, But Could Be Better

Apple drew (justifiable) criticism last year for not improving the speed of the iPad Mini 3, but it’s a different story this year with the iPad Mini 4:
  • iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, A7 motion coprocessor, 1GB RAM
  • iPad Mini 4: A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessor, 2GB RAM

The key changes in real world terms here are Apple boasts the Mini 4 has a 1.3x faster CPU and 1.6x faster GPU than the Mini 3 and Mini 2. In fact Apple has borrowed the chipset from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The good news is this should make the iPad Mini 4 fast enough for anything the App Store can throw at it. On the other hand it is a shame that Apple has not given it the latest generation A9 chipset seen in the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus or even the A8X chipset seen in last year’s iPad Air 2.

Cost is obviously a factor here, but I wonder if Apple also realised its tablets have been a little too well future proofed up to now?

Cameras – Upgraded But Still Ageing

Apple famously gives its iPad range the optics of older iPhone generations and again that is true with the iPad Mini 4:
  • iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2: iSight rear camera: 5MP photos, 1080p video, ƒ/2.4 aperture – Facetime front camera: 1.2MP photos, 720p video
  • iPad mini 4: iSight rear camera: 8MP photos, 1080p video, ƒ/2.4 aperture, HDR photos – Facetime front camera: 1.2MP photos, 720p video
The good news is the iPad Mini 4 takes a major step up from the iPhone 4-originated iPad Mini 2 and 3 optics to the far superior iPhone 5S and this brings with it burst mode shooting and slow motion video for the first time.

The bad news is we are still looking at camera technology which is far behind what Apple can deliver with the iPhone 6 and new iPhone 6S – particularly with regard to the latter’s 5MP front facing Facetime camera. But perhaps Apple is doing us a favour in trying to tell people to stop taking photos with iPads!

Features – Touch ID Still A Differentiator

The only new feature the iPad Mini 3 delivered over the iPad Mini 2 was Touch ID and strangely Apple’s decision to retire the Mini 3 instead of the Mini 2 means this remains a differentiator for the iPad Mini 4. Given Apple’s focus on Touch ID for security and Apple Pay, the decision to keep the Mini 2 baffles me.

Then again there are further reasons to pick the iPad Mini 4 over the Mini 2: upgraded WiFi (802.11ac vs 802.11n), IoT friendly Bluetooth 4.2 instead of Bluetooth 4.0, support for the Apple sim and also an integrated barometer.

Aside from hardware, the iPad Mini 4 is also the only iPad Mini which can handle the new split screen and picture-in-picture modes in iOS 9. For many that will be a reason to upgrade in itself.

Battery Life – Apple Stands Still

Unlike its iPhones, there hasn’t been a great outcry for Apple to improve battery life on its tablets and as such it is no great surprise to see the iPad Mini 4 offer exactly the same longevity as the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2:
  • Up to 10 hours surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours surfing the web using a cellular data network
Perhaps the biggest surprise, however, is Apple has maintained these figures while drastically reducing the capacity of the iPad Mini 4 battery. It has been cut from 6,471 mAh in the Mini 2 and Mini 3 to just 5,124 mAh.

Undoubtedly this reduction played a key part in allowing the iPad Mini 4 to become so much thinner and lighter, but I suspect many would have preferred a little more bulk and battery gains not stagnation.

Battery life remains the one area where phone and tablet makers still refuse to bend to users’ wishes.

Cost And Availability

When the iPad Mini 3 launched with only Touch ID to differentiate it, that made the cut price iPad Mini 2 look a great deal. Given it is the iPad Mini 3 has now been retired, that deal now looks considerably worse compared to the fully upgraded iPad Mini 4:

In effect what Apple has created now with the iPad Mini 2 is a genuine budget tablet that should still be good for a few years, while the Mini 4 is a premium pick that offers a real size alternative to the still-on-sale iPad Air (and far better value at mid tier storage levels).

Interestingly the iPad Air 2 has not been upgraded in 2015, so again this brings the iPad Mini 4 up as a genuine competitor (though it also means where the Mini 4 does fall short isn’t so obvious compared to the 2014 technology inside the Air 2). Meanwhile the iPad Pro stands out in the range as being overpriced – especially as it also lacks 3D Touch.

Early Verdict

With the iPad Mini 4, Apple has finally given the range an upgrade to be excited about. It makes improvements in almost every area compared to the underwhelming iPad Mini 3 and gives the company an excellent, portable tablet.

That said I do feel Apple has again played a little too safe: most notably in the lack of 3D Touch. As developers jump on this new input technology, I think it will prove ideally suited to the tablet form factor and when Touch ID inevitably hits the iPad range in 2016 today’s buyers may feel shortchanged.

The iPad Mini 4 is a positive step forward for the Mini line, but perhaps not quite big enough for those who can afford to wait another year…

Extending Reading: Enjoy Movies on iPad Mini 4 Vs iPad Mini 3 Vs iPad Mini 2

No matter which tablet you have bought, the one that can satisfy all your needs and at the same time is affordable to you is the best one. Once you have bought the tablet, it is inevitable for you to play and enjoy videos on it. Meanwhile, errors to play MTS, MKV, AVI, Tivo, etc., on iPad will emerge since formats are incompatible with iPad Mini 4/3/2 supported videos like M4V, MP4, MOV. 

If you would like to play videos and movies copied from DVDs/Blu-ary, downloaded from online movie torrent websites or recorded by camcorders with iPad Mini 4/3/2 on the move, it is necessary to get help from a professional video converter for iPad.

Here iFastime Video Converter Ultimate comes at right time. With it, you can convert any videos to almost all iPad devices (iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Air, etc.) at a very high speed and delivers possible highest quality. The editing tools can help you crop, trim, merge videos and add subtitles for videos. Also, you can customize audio/video parameters, bit rate, frame rate, resolution etc. The mac version is here.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

iOS 9 for iPhone/iPad: Download and install Apple's newest operating system

Apple is preparing to release iOS 9 to the general public on 16 September, bringing a whole host of updates and new features to several versions of the iPhone and iPad, as well as the most recent iPad touch. The update should become available at between 5pm and 6pm (BST), and here is everything you need to know about downloading and installing it.

What is iOS 8?

The operating system of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is called iOS. On 16 September, the annual update will become available for most users of these Apple products (see the compatibility section below to see if you are eligible for the update). Major updates for iOS 9 include Siri becoming more context aware, an increase in battery life, improved search functions, split-screen multitasking (iPad only), a performance boost, a new font, ad-blocking for Safari, and much more.

On which devices will iOS 9 be available?

You will be able to install iOS 9 on the following devices:

That's a healthy list of 20 devices, but there are some caveats to be aware of. For example, the 'picture in picture' and 'slide over' features are only available on the iPad Pro, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad mini 2, 3 and 4. 'Split view' multitasking is only available on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. Some features of iOS 9 are only unavailable in certain countries, on which Apple has more information here.

Before you download iOS 9 - back up
Before starting any major software update, like the switch to iOS 9, you should perform a full backup of your device. That way, if anything goes wrong during the installation, you can restore the device and get back everything you had saved on it.

To backup with iCloud go to the Settings app, then iCloud > Backup & Storage, and click Back Up Now.

To backup using iTunes, connect your device, sync with iTunes (this is disabled and not necessary if you already have backing up with iCloud turned on) then head to the pane of iTunes showing your connected device and click Back Up Now. 

Or backup your files with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for Windows/Mac.

Learn how to transfer All Data from Old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus if you get your new iPhone.

Updating wirelessly to iOS 9

Introduced back with iOS 5, wireless updating means your device can download and install the newest software over Wi-Fi and without the need to plug into a computer. Connect your device to a power source, turn it on and connect to an available Wi-Fi network to avoid downloading the update over 3G and incurring a potentially large data bill.

Go to the Settings app and then General > Software Update. iOS will then check to see if iOS 9 is available; once found, tap Download. Depending on your device, iOS 9 could be a very large file and take some time to download. To try and speed thing up - and make space for iOS 9 - Apple will automatically delete some apps from your device to make space, then install iOS 9, and then reinstall those apps.

Often, downloads are very slow on launch day, as Apple's servers are bombarded with eager users looking for the download. iOS 9 will downloaded in the background so you can continue using your device in the meantime.

Once downloaded, your device will show a message stating that your download will be installed in 10 seconds. You can either wait, or tap Install to start the process right away.

The installation process will take a few minutes, during which time a loading screen and the Apple logo will appear, and your device may reboot a couple of times. Once installed, you will be greeted with the new iOS 9 welcome screen and from there you are ready to start using your device again.

Updating to iOS 9 using iTunes

First, ensure you are running the latest version of iTunes as this will be required to install iOS 9.

Connect your iDevice to the computer using a USB cable. This will prompt iTunes to open and once it does you need to click on the connected device. Then Click 'Check for Updates' in the Summary pane to search for iOS 9.

If available, iTunes will ask if you want to download iOS 9. Click Download and Update, and iTunes will go ahead and install the new system onto your device.

As we said above, downloading iOS 9 on launch day will be a very slow process due to many users all doing the same thing at once. It is often better to wait until the next morning, giving Apple's servers a chance to recover.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

iPhone 6s And 6s Plus Pre-Order Trend Show Strong Demand

Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have started to accept pre-orders. The new flagship phones which were launched on Wednesday were opened for pre-orders since September 12, reported 9to5Mac. Hours before the pre-order was activated, the company's online store was shut down for some updates.

The new Apple phones now allow pre-orders in 12 countries, while last year, it was only 10. The two additional countries are China and New Zealand, which is significant, said Forbes, especially China. While pre-order windows before shipment were usually one week for iPhones, they become two weeks this year.
When the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pre-orders opened, they showed that the new smartphones have strong demand. Shipping times soared to four to six weeks while the devices were sold out in some countries barely a day after they went on sale, reported a post on Apple Insider.

According to a blog which monitors Apple online store shipping times, those who are to pre-order yet will wait for at least two weeks for iPhone 6S Plus; and while the 6S has greater availability, it also has waiting time.

The consumers respond positively to Apple's new color variant offering, as the rose gold has the most orders. As of September 12 in Canada, both the 64 and the 128GB rose gold-colored iPhones are the only ones which showed shipping delay, meaning, more orders for these models are in queue.

In China, shipping times of all models of the smaller flagship reached two to three weeks while they clocked three to four weeks for the bigger iPhone. In Hong Kong, the new iPhones reached four to six weeks, less than an hour after the sale. They were completely sold out and are not available for reservation or pre-order.

While Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are already selling for pre-orders, the new handsets are set to physically land on Apple's retail stores on September 25. Those who want to trade their old iPhones have several attractive deals to choose from.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Apple Allowing Developers Who Won Apple TV Lottery to Place Orders

The new Apple TV won't be available to consumers until the end of October, but some developers are able to get their hands on one of the devices early in order to begin preparing and testing apps for the tvOS App Store.

Following last week's "Hey Siri" media event, Apple gave developers an opportunity to sign up for a lottery for an Apple TV Developer Kit, which ended today. Developers who won the lottery are now receiving invitations allowing them to purchase an Apple TV kit, and the first Apple TVs could be in developer hands by the end of this week.

Developers who were selected for the lottery are required to order by Wednesday, September 16, with orders beginning to ship out one to three days after that. Apple is providing Apple TV Developer Kits to developers at no cost, with a $1 fee being charged to verify billing and shipping addresses.

With Apple TVs in the hands of developers in just a few short days, we may learn a lot more about the device ahead of its official October launch date, and we'll almost certainly get a glimpse at what kind of apps we can expect on it. We've already seen an unboxing of the new Apple TV, which gave us a look at the set-top box itself and the new touch-based Siri remote included with it.

The new Apple TV features a much more powerful A8 processor, 2GB of RAM, more storage space, and a brand new operating system called tvOS, which supports a full App Store and adds Siri for full voice control. Popular media streaming apps Plex and VLC, for example, are both coming to the Apple TV, with tvOS versions already in the works.

The Apple TV also has deep search capabilities that will make it possible for users to search for content across multiple apps to find television shows and movies, and its aforementioned touch-based remote doubles as a motion-supported gaming controller for games that will be found within the new App Store.

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