Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Apple SIM To Lure the Customers



It provides the customer with the facility to change the telecommunications company without the hustle of changing the SIM again and again. This iPhone SIM is provided with dynamic options, It comes preinstalled with the iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 cellular and Wi-Fi Models,  through which we can choose from a list of short term plans of different carriers in UK and US, So as and when required we can opt for the plan that suits us the best without any bond or commitment .




While traveling also we can choose a data plan from a local carrier temporarily. Now there are various reasons why Apple choose to bring this service confined to iPad and not on Apple Iphone, among them the most important one is that while purchasing an iPhone a multiple year contract for a specific plan comes along, so the user does not want to switch over to any other plan or service. If you purchase your iPad mini 3 or iPad Air 2 from a participating carrier store then your apple SIM will support only that carrier’s program and if you purchase it from an Apple Retail Store or an Apple online store then it will be compatible with all the carrier programs supported within that country. It supports 20 LTE bands as well as both CDMA and GSM.

It has been stated that one can choose from different carrier programs, for example in the US one can choose from Sprint, T-Mobile etc, but it is disappointing to note that when we choose AT&T then AT&T locks the Apple SIM and dedicate it to their network only.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

iPhone6 Review Round-Up: What The Experts Are Saying


With each new launch of iPhone, Apple is famous for inducing an “up” in technology and “wow” in design. This time iPhone 6 is packed with surprising features which has made sensation among different mobile user community and critics. So let’s see what experts are saying about this phone.




BETTER TOUCH ID SENSOR
As expected it has better touch ID which means improved fingerprint recognition. Now users are able to perform more functions like authentication of payments along with near field communication (NFC) and third party Apps authentication etc.

LARGE DISPLAY SCREEN 

The iPhone 6 flaunts large display screen of 4.7 Inches, which is comfortable to use and looks graceful. On the other hand the iPhone 6 plus has even a bigger screen size of 5.5 inches which some time makes it difficult to reach out at every corner of the phone with one hand. The new “Reachability” feature is introduced in both the variants to minimize this problem.

ENHANCED SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
This time Apple has introduced IPS display by leaving behind the traditional LCD Screens. IPS display is capable of producing more precise colors and superior viewing angles. This has made the display more clear and accurate.

IMPROVED CAMERAS
Both the variants of iPhone 6 show off same camera of 8-megapixel with True tone Flash. There exists one important difference between the two phones and which is that iPhone 6 plus contains inbuilt “optical image stabilization”. This feature is important as it regulates the lens to absorb the tremble of shaking hands. Also, this feature cannot be seen in iPhone 6 which only posses digital image stabilization.

ADVANCED HARDWARE
iPhone 6 is packed with the boost of technology with features like 64 bit apple A8 Processor, Improved battery, 1 GB RAM and up to 128 GB internal storage. Now games can be played smoothly on the latest version of iPhone6.

NEW AND IMPROVED DESIGN
Of course, it is bigger than its previous versions and bigger is always seems to be better. It gives a royal look to overall design of the phone. What is more commendable is the reduced thickness of the phone. iPhone 6 variants are impressively thin yet very big. But the weight can create an issue as both the variants are hefty. Basically the iPhone 6 has come with revamped design and style.




Saturday, 20 September 2014

iOS 8 Enhancements To Boost Up Your Productivity!



Apple has once again provided an upgrade to iOS users with the latest version iOS 8. A quick view on the new features of this most welcome mobile OS that is set to make its entry into the market by this fall is listed below.

·       Health
Similar to Passbook , this is an app that creates a dashboard integrating information from all your health apps.

·       Homekit
Home kit acts as a key to home automation. It provides you with a standard common protocol that enables control of external devices in your home.

·       Extensibility
iOS 8 provides you with the flexibility of sharing functionality between various apps thus providing you an extensible app environment.

·       Family Sharing
With family sharing, you can share your iStore and iTunes purchases with upto 6 registered members of family or friends.

·       Photos
iOS 8 has an improved and enhanced cloud storage model that enables quick and efficient sharing of photos with your family and friends with a single click.

·       iMessage
Now avail the user experience of using a high end instant messaging system like whatsapp with iOS 8’s inbuilt iMessage. iMessage can prove to be a good competitor to chatting services.

·       Interactive Notifications
iOS 8 is all about ease of use and now you can respond to messages directly from the notification banner itself.

·       QuickType
Quick Type helps you type your messages and search terms with its highly advanced predictive Text that learns from the actual usage scenarios rather than auto correct which could at times be annoying

·       iCloud
iCloud is a highly reliable and robust cloud storage model that gives you instant access to your dropbox and Google drive.

·       Synchronize
iOS 8 promises a greater connectivity with Apple devices (iPhones, iPads and Mac) with its easy to use sync facilities with an added functionality of Yoshemite.

·       Spotlight
Spotlight is a powerful search tool that incorporates your location and context into its algorithm to provide you with the most relevant search results.

·       Enhanced SDK
The biggest and most awaited release in iOS 8 package could be the enhanced SDK facilities that Apple provides for developers to develop iOS apps. A lot of new stuff provided has to be explored in detail to take in the complete impact of this feature.

·       Enterprise features
Several enhancements have been made to security and productivity in the newest release from the storehouse of Apple Inc.




Monday, 18 August 2014

How To Avoid Mobile App Development Failure

In today’s world, where people are always glued to their smartphones and tablets, there is a great demand for apps which are user friendly and convenient. Due to this the mobile app development companies are always on their toes thinking about developing newer and better apps which will give a better service to the users. But in a rush to develop an app and release it in market, most companies face failures and have to rework on their apps based on the reviews they get from the market. To avoid these mobile development failures, here is what should be done.




·         Create a blueprint
Before setting out to start developing a mobile app, there needs to be a blueprint. It should be decided as to what the mobile app is meant for and what its goal is, on what basis would one decide its level of success and how the app will be beneficial to the users. Another thing to be kept in mind is that in what sequence the working should take place. There should always be buffer time foe each step as sometimes a process could take longer than expected by the developers. Another thing to be kept in mind is how much the whole venture would cost. Before developing the app, proper research should be done as to what the users require as at the end it is they who use the app. 

·         Full Time Developers or Outside Agency
Most of the companies develop their apps within the company. But you always have an option of hiring an outside agency to do the developing for you. If you plan to develop the app within the company, you should be sure that your team has the necessary skills that are required. Sometimes, the companies think they can develop the app on their own but end up facing problems due to the lack of necessary skills. 

·         Team Leader
 Once it has been decided who would be developing the app, it is of utmost importance that a team leader be appointed depending upon the nature of the app. For example if the app is based on a accounting technologies, it would be advisable to appoint who has prolific accounting skills as the team leader. Such an action would help you avoid undue delays and mix ups. 

·         Make a Team for Pilot Run
Once the app has been developed, the developers need to check it to see how viable it would be for the normal users. For this a pilot team can be made which would work on the app and give feedbacks to the developers about its viability.

·         Ask For Feedback
Before launching the app in the market, make sure that you ask feedback from the team. But even after the app has been launched you should continue to concentrate on collecting more feedback as would be helpful in the future.