Apple launches new Facebook page for Beats 1, its free worldwide internet radio station

Apple has launched a dedicated Facebook page for Beats 1, the free worldwide Apple Music radio station run by human hosts, unlike other Apple Music stations which are generated by computer algorithms and require an Apple Music streaming subscription.

The new Beats 1 account is currently highlighting Zane Lowe’s exclusive interview with Lady Gaga, featuring video snippets and quotes. Although the page is not yet verified on Facebook, the account’s legitimacy is confirmed as the verified Apple Music account shared a post from the Beats 1 page.Previously, Apple has communicated marketing for the Beats 1 station on Facebook via its Apple Music account, which has over 2 million likes. To gain traction on the Beats 1 page, the main Apple Music account is sharing its posts for publicity.Beats 1 has been using a dedicated Twitter account for some time (which is approaching 500,000 followers) so the lack of a parallel Facebook presence was strange. It appears Apple previously started a dedicated Beats 1 account in 2015, but let it languish after a mere month of posts.The music division of Apple has embraced social media platforms more than Apple as a whole, but it is slowly expanding its social media outreach. Apple started an Instagram account for iBooks in July.

The company also ‘launched’ an @Apple Twitter account in early September but has so far only used the account for promoted tweet advertising. The account has accrued more than 600,000 without posting a single public tweet.

 Apple to release new 13 inch MacBook & MacBook Pros at next week’s event, new iMac & 5K Display coming next year

Reliable Apple analyst KGI has published a report on Saturday outlining their predictions for Apple’s Mac roadmap ahead of the media event on October 27th. The report says that Apple will launch three new MacBooks at the event, a new 13 inch MacBook, a new 13 inch MacBook Pro and a new 15 inch MacBook Pro.It goes on to say that new iMacs and the Apple external display will not be shipping this year; those should be expected in the first half of 2017.KGI does not know if Apple will announce early the new iMacs or new Cinema Display (detailed as having a 27 inch panel) at the event, but Ming-Chi Kuo seems confident that they are not ready to release. If you are waiting on a new Mac Pro, then the outlook is still murky: Kuo simply does not mention the product at all.

The news on what KGI does expect Apple to announce and ship is interesting, three new Mac laptops in total across two product lines.The new Retina MacBook Pro, expected to include Touch ID, an OLED function row above the keyboard and new internals, will be debuting in both 13 inch and 15 inch screen sizes.The new OLED screen panel is mocked up in our hero image above; rumor mill suggests the screen will show contextual commands and shortcuts depending on the currently-used app. A Macotakara report says the new laptops will feature only USB-C ports (backed by Thunderbolt 3) and will not use a MagSafe power connector for charging.
The KGI report says the new MacBook Pro will have “many” major upgrades, but does not go into specifics. It is not guaranteed that all the features will be necessarily available across both the 13 inch and 15 inch sizes. If Apple follows tradition, the highest-spec options will be reserved for the 15 inch form factor only. New MacBook Pros are long overdue; the currently-sold models use generations-old Broadwell chips.The other product KGI says is coming is a new “13 inch MacBook”, as a successor to the 12 inch single-port Retina MacBook first released in 2015. By the way, this is not the first time that KGI has said that Apple is developing a 13 inch version of the Retina MacBook. KGI makes no mention of any changes to the MacBook Air line. It would be somewhat strange to have both a 12 inch and a 13 inch Retina MacBook in Apple’s lineup simultaneously as they are so similar. Unfortunately, KGI does not elaborate about what the 13 inch MacBook might bring to the table that the 12 inch does not. Maybe the 13 inch version is more powerful, boasting better internal specs in a slightly larger total chassis.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see for Apple to announce these things for real at a media event on its campus this Thursday. If you believe KGI, we’ll see at least three new Mac products shipping by the end of the month including the long-awaited update to the MacBook Pros … which are likely to be the stars of the show. 9to5Mac will have full coverage of all the announcements as they happen.

Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei Li, developed a portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancer nearly instantly…Announced on Washington State University’s website, the laboratory is able analyze up to eight different samples at once, giving it unprecedented accuracy.

Li says that the portable laboratory is able to detect human interleukin-6 (IL-6), a known biomarker for lung, prostate, liver, breast and epithelial cancers. It works with a spectrometer analyzing the amount and type of chemicals in a sample by measuring the light spectrum.
Li’s spectrometer could have a huge impact on cancer detection and research around the world. In addition to being useful at hospitals and clinics in the United States, the lab is portable enough that it can be used around the world in areas where accurate cancer detection is hard to come by.
“With our eight channel spectrometer, we can put eight different samples to do the same test, or one sample in eight different wells to do eight different tests. This increases our device’s efficiency,” said Li, who has filed a provisional patent for the work.
“The spectrometer would be especially useful in clinics and hospitals that have a large number of samples without on-site labs, or for doctors who practice abroad or in remote areas,” he said. “They can’t carry a whole lab with them. They need a portable and efficient device.”
While other smartphone spectrometers exist, the ability to measure up to eight samples at once is what sets Li’s apart. This capability gives it a 99 percent accuracy rate. At first, the device was used primarily with standard lab-controlled samples, but now it is being applied in real world situations.Li has tested his design with an iPhone 5, but is working on an adjustable version that will work with any smartphone. The diagram above offers a more detailed look at how the machine works and how the smartphone’s camera is integrated:
More information regarding Li’s research can be read in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

10 handy Safari tips that every iOS user should know

Mobile Safari is the primary way that the majority of people access the Internet on their iPhones and iPads, but are you getting the most out of Apple’s default browser? 

Here are some Tips. 

Quickly open a new tab

Instead of tapping the Tab Switcher button to access the New Tab button, simply long-press the Tab Switcher button to reveal a quick New Tab shortcut.

Close all tabs

iOS 10 brought about a new feature that we’ve desperately needed for quite some time — the ability to close all open tabs in one fell swoop. To close all tabs, simply tap and hold the Tab Switcher button followed by the Close Tabs button.
Access recently closed tabs

Accidentally close a tab that you don’t mean to? You can easily access recently closed tabs by tapping the Tab Switcher button and long-pressing the New Tab button.
Access back and forward history

Safari allows you to quickly access back and forward history via a long-press on either the Back or Forward buttons in the bottom left-hand corner of the Safari interface.

Paste and Go/Paste and Search

If you have a URL or a term that you’d like to search for stored in the iOS clipboard, a simple long-press on Safari’s address bar will reveal either a Paste and Go option (for URLs) or a Paste and Search option (for search terms).
Request Desktop Site

To quickly request the desktop version of a website you’re currently visiting, long-press the Refresh button on the right side of the address bar and tap Request Desktop Site at the bottom of the screen.
Find on Page

You can search for specific terms on a website you’re currently visiting by using the handy Find on Page option located in the Share Sheet. You can also invoke Find on Page by typing search terms directly in the address bar, and scrolling down to the end of the list to see if any results were yielded.

Quick Website Search

If you use a website’s built-in search option, Safari will intelligently make it possible to search the website directly from the address bar.
Quick Website Search, which can be accessed in Settings → Safari → Quick Website Search, allows you to quickly search the contents of your favorite sites, even when you’re not currently on that site. For example, just type “9to5 iPhone 7” to show 9to5Mac search results for “iPhone 7”. Remember, you must search the website via its built-in search at least once, before it’s added to Quick Website Search.
Quickly add sites to Bookmarks, Reading List, or Shared Links

If you’re visiting a page that you’d like to access later, a long-press on the Bookmark button will lend direct access to the Add Bookmark, Add to Reading List, or Add to Shared Links options.
Shared Links

Safari’s Shared Links feature is almost like a mini RSS application built right into the web browser. You can subscribe to your favorite blogs to aggregate posts, and subscribe to links shared via social media channels like Twitter. It’s an unheralded and underused feature in mobile Safari.
To add a new website to your Shared Links, tap the Share button and tap Add to Shared Links, or long-press the Bookmark button and tap Add to Shared Links. Shared links can then be accessed by opening the bookmark interface and tapping the Shared Links section in the upper right-hand corner.

Of course, there are many other Safari tips and tricks to be shared, such as the ability to use Safari Split View on iOS 10-equipped iPads. We’ll be back with more tips in a later installment. In the meantime, feel free to share some of your favorite iOS tips and tricks in the comments below.

British Prime Minister bans Apple Watches from cabinet meetings over hacking fears

The Telegraph reports that British government ministers have been banned from wearing Apple Watches during cabinet meetings, over fears that they could be hacked by the Russians.Under David Cameron, several cabinet ministers wore the smart watches, including Michael Gove, the former Justice Secretary. 

However, under Theresa May ministers have been barred from wearing them amid concerns that they could be used by hackers as listening devices. The previous Prime Minister, David Cameron, allowed the Watches to be worn in the high-level meetings, and the change of policy is attributed to recently-installed PM Theresa May …It appears that the change is not driven by any concerns specific to the Apple Watch, but rather an extension of the existing policy of banning mobile phones. That ban was also introduced over fears that hackers might be able to eavesdrop on cabinet meetings.

One source said: “The Russians are trying to hack everything.”

While the Telegraph report refers specifically to the Apple Watch, it’s likely that the policy also bans other smartwatches.Former Home Secretary Theresa May is a controversial figure who has vowed to repeal the Human Rights Act, which explicitly lays out 15 fundamental rights, among them the right to free speech. She plans to replace it with more limited rights under a new Bill of Rights.

Photo: Mark Richards/WPA Pool via Politico

New ios 10 beta 2 features and changes.

As we noted earlier, Apple released a new developer beta for iOS 10.1. Join us as we go hands-on to showcase what’s new in iOS 10.1 beta 2.The headlining feature of the iOS 10.1 beta is, of course, Portrait mode. Portrait mode is an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive that wields the new iSight Duo camera module to create stunning portraits with shallow depth of field.Portrait mode doesn’t appear to have changed at all between iOS 10.1 beta 1 and iOS 10.1 beta 2. However, there are some new Messages app-related changes that users will be no doubt happy to see.

Developers who install iOS 10.1 developer beta 2 will find the following new changes related to the Messages app:

  • The ability to replay text effects using a handy Replay button beneath the message bubble
  • The ability to enjoy text effects while using the Reduced Motion accessibility option
  • A cleaner App Drawer for iMessage apps
  • Bug fixes

How to have your iPhone announce who’s calling you

With the 100+ new features in iOS 10 is the ability to have your iPhone announce who’s calling when receiving a phone call. Based on the caller ID, your iPhone will vocalize the name of the caller, or tell you it’s an unknown caller in case the number isn’t in your contacts.This is a nice little addition that can actually be configured in the Settings.

On your iPhone, launch the Settings app, and navigate to the Phone tab, then tap on Announce Calls.
From there you can specify under what circumstances your iPhone should announce calls. You can choose to have it name the caller for every call, only for calls received when you’re in your car or wearing headphones, only for calls you receive when wearing headphones, or simply never.

This new feature is particularly handy when walking with headphones on. You won’t have to reach for your phone to find out who’s calling. Instead, assuming the caller is in your contacts, Siri will announce the name of the caller.

This is the new iPhone 7

This is the new iPhone 7

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iPhone 7 camera lens

The iPhone 7 is official and it’s got most everything the rumor-mill has been clamoring for: a new high-gloss black colorway (they’re using a new anodization process so we’ll see about the scratches and dings), a dual-lens camera with curved appearance and accompanied by a new four-component LED flash, subdued antenna lines on the back, refined design using cutting-edge manufacturing process, and much more. Developing…
The new high-gloss finish is called Jet Black, but they’re also offering a classic Black appearance that’s matte. As mentioned, it has subdued antenna lines and glossy inset Apple logo. It will also be available in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver.

Home button

Apple’s marketing honcho Phil Schiller said on stage that the iPhone 7 has a next-generation Home button, as rumored. It’s fully customizable, re-engineered, uses force sensors and Taptic Engine and doesn’t move when pressed, he said.

Apple is also providing a Taptic Engine API allowing apps to create new feelings and experiences when using features like Quick Actions, Messages, Notifications, Ringtones and so forth.

The iPhone 7 honors the IP67 protection standard. What that means is that you can submerge your iPhone in water like your Apple Watch and it’s also protected from dust 7 home button


Everything about the iPhone 7’s camera system is new.All iPhone 7 devices now have optical image stabilization and a wider f/1.8 six-element lens that lets in 50 percent more light. The sensor itself is 60 percent faster and 30 percent more efficient and the camera now has a flicker sensor allowing it to remove flickering you see on photos of computer screens or photos taken under artificial light.

Apple’s all-new image single processor built into the A10 chip takes the pain out of adjusting camera settings for you, performing a hundred billion operations per image in just 25 milliseconds. All you need to do is press that shutter button

And of course, low-light photography has been improved greatly, and now video image stabilization is applied to Live Photos. As a bonus, developers can capture Live Photos in their apps using new APIs and the iPhone 7 also captures RAW images.

The FaceTime HD camera has gone from five to seven megapixels, captures sharper, wide color images like the back shooter, and more.

As for the iPhone 7 Plus, it’s got two cameras allowing it to do true 2x optical zoom, which uses two twelve-megapixel lenses to get closer to the subject. Of course, you can zoom beyond 2x but even digital zoom (up to 10x) now produces much better images thanks to the dual-lens system than with software zoom.

Lastly, Apple’s engineers have created a big breakthrough in photography with the iPhone 7 Plus: the ability to take shallow depth of field images like on DSLRs. When you take an image, machine learning analyzes the image and creates a depth map, applying a bokeh blur in the background while keeping the front subject in focus

You just select a new Portrait feature in the new Camera app and marvel at real-time deep depth preview before you even tap the shutter button. Of course, the iPhone 7 Plus won’t replace your DSLR, but the amount of work that has gone into the new cameras is impressive.

However, this new depth of field feature won’t be ready in time for launch as Apple said iPhone 7 owners will get it via a free software update later this year.

The Retina HD screens on the new iPhones have seen some hardware improvements, too. The display now shows wide color gamut like that on the iPad Pro and is end-to-end color managed to the cinema standard.Because the cameras on the new iPhones also capture wide color gamut and taking into account the fact that Photos’ filters are now also optimized for wide color gamut, any images taken with a new iPhone will look stellar on its display. Apple has said that a new version of Instagram app will use Apple’s new APIs to show wide color gamut images.

For the first time, the iPhone has stereo speakers, producing twice the volume versus the iPhone 6s. The other speaker is at the top, meaning you’ll get the best stereo experience in landscape mode.


As suspected, the iPhone 7 ditches the 3.55mm headphone jack. And yes, Apple will include a wired Lightning-based edition of the EarPods, as well as a dongle to connect your legacy 3.55 mm headphones, in every iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus box. Apple has also said that there are more than 900 million Lightning connector devices in the world now.

Why is Apple removing the 3.5mm connector? Courage, Schiller said, to move on and try something new. And more importantly, removing the 3.5 mm connector which takes a lot of space inside the device has created space inside the device for new hardware without making the phone thicker.

Wireless AirPods

Apple has taken it upon itself to really deliver quality sound to headphones wirelessly while solving some of Bluetooth’s pain points with an entirely new Apple-designed W1 chip built into a new headphones. Yes, you can say hello to the new AirPods.

Designed without any wires to dangle around as you’re working out, each headphone fits inside your ear. The infrared sensor detects when you wear the headphones, automatically turning them on and off.

You also get a built-in motion and accelerometer sensor and the accessory responds to touch, allowing you to invoke Siri by double-tapping the headphones. When you’re speaking, it detects the direction of your voice to block unwanted noise from the outside.

They have a five-hour battery, come in a charging case and there’s no pairing like with Bluetooth (you get 24 hours total run time with the charging case). You just take them out from the case and tap Connect on one of your devices: from that point on, iCloud tells your other devices about the headphones and they just work.

Plus, as you move rom one device to another, headphones automatically switch to the new device so you don’t have to.


Apple’s silicon team is killing it in performance, but the new phones take that to a whole new level with an all-new Apple-designed “A10 Fusion” chip. It’s got a four-core CPU with more than 3 billion transistors.

OF the four CPU cores, two are high performance and two are designed with power efficiency in mind. The high-performance cores run 40 precent faster than the iPhone 6s’s A9 chip while the high-efficiency cores kick into action when you do light tasks that don’t require the full power of the CPU, like browsing the web, checking your email and so forth.

These high-efficiency cores run at just one-fifth the power of their high-performance counterparts (which are used for graphics-intensive applications, like games). How does the system know which cores to use?

Well, an Apple-designed performance controller analyzes how you used your device and in real-time determines which cores to use.In terms of graphics, A10 Fusion packs in six GPU cores that allow for fifty percent faster graphics performance than last year’s A9 inside the iPhone 6s and 3x faster than the iPhone 6’s A8 while consuming two-thirds of the power of the A9 (half the power of the A8)

Running iOS 10, the new iPhones deliver the longest battery life on any iPhone. On average, Apple said, iPhone 6s users moving to an iPhone 7 can expect two additional hours of battery life per day versus their iPhone 6s.

And if you plan on upgrading from an iPhone 6s Plus to an iPhone 7 Plus, you’re looking at an additional hour of run time.Of course, Apple will be offering New cases battery cases, charging docks


Thankfully, Apple has replaced the current 16/64/128GB storage tiers by doubling the storage tiers to 32/128/256GB. By the way, the Jet Black comes only in 128GB and 256GB sizes.

Pricing and availability
The iPhone 7 starts at $649, just like the iPhone 6s which is now a $100 cheaper, with higher-storage models and the iPhone 7 Plus costing more. As a rule of thumb, the new lineup costs the same as the iPhone 6s family cost before today’s announcement.

Oh, and the iPhone Upgrade Program has expanded and is now available in the United States, United Kingdom and China to give customers there financing options when buying a new device.Apple will start taking pre-orders for the new phones this Friday, and they’ll be shipping on September 16 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and select other countries.

One week later, the new phones will hit additional markets. The new AirPods will ship in late October, priced at $159, while iOS 10 will release next Tuesday, September 13.

AirPods price availability
To learn more about the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the technologies built into these new phones, read Apple’s press release and see

And that, boys and girls, is the new iPhone 7

iPhone tricks Apple has been hiding from its Users

Set a sleep timer for your music.

If you like to drift off to peaceful slumber to serene, relaxing music, but you don’t want it to keep playing long after you’re asleep, you can set a timer through the Clock app.timer

Create your own custom vibration pattern.

You can tap out your own vibration pattern to customize it for certain contacts or for types of notifications. Just go to Settings>Sounds>Ringtones>Vibration>Create New Vibration and use your finger to tap out the pattern.vib.jpg

Flashing alerts.

If you’re in a crowded restaurant and waiting on an important call, you could easily miss your ringtone or vibration. Take it up a notch by enabling the camera’s LED for notifications through Settings>General>Accessibility.


Make your phone run faster by clearing up RAM.

If you hold down the power button long enough to see the “slide to power off” prompt and then hold down the home button, the screen will go blank and then your home screen will re-appear.


Provide critical medical information in case of emergency.

You always knew your phone was a lifesaver, but now it literally could be. You don’t necessarily want to rely on your phone to cough up important information when your life is on the line, but it’s another helpful tool. Fill out the form under the Health app with as little or as much detail as you like; remember, this information is available without unlocking your phone, so only put in info that you’re comfortable sharing.

Hard reset.

When absolutely nothing else will work, it’s time for a hard reset. Sometimes your phone just needs a timeout. Hold down the home and lock buttons for five seconds or until the Apple symbol shows up and you’ll be back in business.hard reboot.jpg

Am sure With this few tricks you can now operate and enjoy your iPhone smoothly. feel free to comment and add your contributions.