Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.
I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.
I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!
iOS 10 will be launching in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 10 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it on your device but keep in mind that beta software is buggy and could cause issues with apps and battery life. If you want your device to remain fully functional I would suggest staying away from the first couple of beta releases. You can sign up and wait to get into the public beta like Apple did last year. The good thing about the public beta is that Apple doesn’t release a version until it’s more stable to avoid any major problems. The public beta program also doesn’t require you to register your UDID or do anything manually as it gets pushed directly to your device; you can sign up for the public beta here once iOS 10 is announced on the 13th of this month.
Backup Your Device
Before doing all of this make sure to completely back up your device just to be safe. I’ve never had any issues when updating to a beta but it’s best to take as many precautions beforehand to avoid any problems if something goes wrong. You also want to make sure your device’s UDID is registered in Apple Servers as a developer device. There are many places that can register your UDID, we do it for $4. Do not install the beta before registering your device somewhere as it could cause your device to brick and Apple will not help you as that is not covered with warranty.
Finding Your UDID
You Can Find Your UDID by:
-Launching iTunes and connecting your iPhone.
-In the top pane, click on the little icon of your device. Locate where it shows name, phone number, & serial number.
-Reveal the UDID by clicking on the Serial Number. You should now see a long string of characters.
Apple has introduced a new version of the iPad mini which comes with the highly anticipated retina display (2048×1536). The new iPad Mini will retail for $399 with Wi-Fi or $529 with mobile data. New colorful Smart Covers and full body cases made of leather were announced that will be available alongside the iPad Mini Retina in November.
Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a 43 percent narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner. iPad Air’s Retina display makes web pages, text, images and video look incredibly sharp and realistic, and the new power-efficient A7 chip allows the battery to be even smaller, helping reduce the overall volume by 24 percent from the previous generation while doubling its performance and maintaining its up to 10-hour battery life.¹
The new iPad mini with Retina display packs all the 3.1 million pixels (2048-by-1536 resolution) of iPad Air into its 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, for a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The 7.9-inch Retina display of iPad mini is 35 percent larger than screens on 7-inch tablets, and is the only small tablet to deliver the full iPad experience, now with razor sharp Retina quality. Images are crisp, text is crystal clear, movies play at full 1080p HD-resolution and the 475,000 apps designed specifically for iPad work automatically.
Apple has now entered an awkward market with the iPad Mini where most consumers it will see the Mini as an overpriced tablet compared to most 7-inch tablets out there and others will see it as a cheaper alternative to an iPad. The iPad Mini is a great device, it’s solid, well built, and it is the perfect size for a small tablet. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display which might not sound all that different from a 7-inch display, but it makes a huge difference when playing games, browsing the web, and it improves the overall experience of using the tablet. While the iPad Mini might sound perfect, its not and it actually has its drawbacks. For $329 plus tax, today, you can get one for yourself, but is it worth the price tag? Check out the video below for a full review of the iPad Mini.
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The folks over at RepairLabs have taken a microscope and compared the iPad 4’s retina display against the iPad Mini’s display. While some people might not care or even notice how different the two screens look in real life, I can personally tell you that there is a significant difference between the two. The screen on the iPad Mini makes it feel cheap a behind most tablets in the market today. The screen on the Nexus 7 is far better and you can get one for over $120 less than the iPad Mini. If you are planning on getting an iPad Mini and have used a device with a retina display then I highly recommend you use one before purchasing it. Check out the comparison pictures below
The iPad Mini comes out this Friday and if you are getting one then i’m pretty sure you want some nice wallpapers to go with it. Once in a while we will bundle up wallpapers that we find on the internet. Below is the second pack of wallpapers but, these are 1024 by 1024 and take advantage of the 8.9 display on the iPad Mini. The Mini has the same resolution as the iPad and iPad 2 but since it has a smaller screen the wallpapers will look a lot more crisp on the iPad Mini.
Mobile: (Make sure you are using the desktop version) Tap on and hold on any of the thumbnails and click on “Open In New Page”. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.
Desktop: scroll down and download the whole pack and then you can sync the photos to your device or email them to yourself. The download includes a two more wallpapers.