iOS 9.3, battery display problem, deleting apps, how to use Peach, Hyundai with CarPlay, Microsoft Watch offer


NightModePublic beta of iOS 9.3 now available — Apple has made iOS 9.3 available for public beta to those who are enrolled in the company’s beta software program. One of its features is Night Shift Mode.

Apple promises fix for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus not displaying accurate battery data — In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged a problem in which an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus may not show the right battery percentage as power drains. Apple is “investigating the cause and a solution,” according to the document. The bug is specifically said to manifest when changing time manually, or else shifting timezones while travelling.
As a temporary workaround, the company suggests first rebooting an iPhone, and then making sure date and time are set automatically by going into the General menu in iOS 9’s Settings app.

How to delete iOS apps you don’t use — According to a TIME study, mobile device users have about an average of 42 apps on their gadgets, but only use about 10 of them daily. This puts a drain on battery life, but they also take up precious space, so why not trash the apps you don’t use? [I’m a stickler for having only two screens of apps on my iPhone, thanks to removing apps and putting others into folders. If you pay for an app then delete it, it’s always available to you to download again free from the App Store, as Apple re cords that you bought it.]

How to use Peach, a surprisingly addictive and confusing new social network — Peach is like a combination of Twitter and Slack, the popular chat and productivity app many companies now use to talk shop. You can broadcast thoughts to the world, like you do on Twitter (though Peach has no character limit), but the app also feels like a room scattered with GIFs and emojis, like an office Slack channel. Peach was created by Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman, but it’s not at all like the Twitter-owned video app, nor is it your standard social network. We’ll get to the differences in a minute. Caitlin McGarry instructs.

2017 Hyundai Elantra drives out with Apple CarPlay support — The 2017 Hyundai Elantra launches this month with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. According to Apple, CarPlay is the “smarter, safer and more fun way” to use an iPhone in your car.

Microsoft offering up to US$250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2 — Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 towards the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

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