iPhone Archive

Google Maps apps add Apple Music controls and commute tab

Whether you are a native to the city, just visiting, or taking a ride-hailing service like Uber or Lyft, Google Maps has made itself a part of our daily travel. With significant updates like live traffic updates and route information, the app continues to get better. The latest update does even more for the every day commuter as Google is introducing new features like a commute tab, …

Google will pay $9 billion to Apple to be default search engine in iOS and macOS

Google and Apple couldn’t be any more further from allies, but when a company has such a massive market share of devices that requires a search engine, both companies see a way for this to be a profitable professional relationship for them. How would they achieve this feat you might ask? By making sure that Google is the default search provider to all Apple devices. It …

iPhone XS front camera forces skin smoothing and makes photos appear unnatural

The camera on iPhone XS and XS Max has turned a few heads, thanks to the improved optics and the use of Smart HDR. One unannounced ‘feature’ found in iPhone XS is the use of skin smoothing. Skin smoothing and facial beauty filters are common place in smartphones nowadays, with Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and dozens of other OEM’s offering this as a premium feature in …

iPhone XS Max destroys Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 in a speed test

Apple’s iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 have been put through some rounds of unscientific speed tests, to see which of them is faster in ‘real-world’ performance. The tests include opening different apps and games and performing simple tasks like opening documents, exporting images and videos and so on. Whether Apple’s iOS 12 Bionic beats Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, used in the Note 9, …

iPhone XS LTE and WiFi tests confirm that it’s faster than iPhone X

People have been putting iPhone XS and XS Max through the paces, whether it’s the stunning display that won an A+ grade from DisplayMate or the camera that was used to shoot a short film by Jon M. Chu. Can Apple’s latest flagship be equally brilliant in the network performance department? Macworld dives deep to verify whether the new iPhones are indeed faster in LTE and WiFi …

iPhone XS and XS Max battery life fall short of Apple’s claims

Although there are several ways to test a smartphone’s battery life, the best benchmark will always be how long the screen manages to stay on. While many sites and YouTube channels have put the phone through rigorous testing environments such as gaming, or leaving an HD video playing on loop until the battery dies, we are going to look at the comparison done by Tom’s …

iPhone XS Max has the best display ever on a smartphone – DisplayMate

Apple has been praised for their displays starting with the introduction of the Retina Display with the iPhone 4. The true performance of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Super Retina Display was put to the test by DisplayMate, a company that specializes in the field of benchmarks and measuring various display types. While the display was highly praised at the Apple Event, DisplayMate graded it …

How Smart HDR works in iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

HDR is a common features in smartphones cameras nowadays. With 2018 iPhones, Apple has introduced a new Smart HDR feature, which takes advantage of its powerful new A12 Bionic chip. Thanks to this new feature, iPhone XS and iPhone XR capture photos which have better color accuracy, detailed shadows and highlights. Let’s take a look at how Smart HDR works and improves photos.