iOS 10 has arrived: here’s how to update — After several months of intensive beta testing by developers and public testers, iOS 10 is available. It’s simple to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the newest Apple mobile operating system, but if you need a refresher…here it is! [Plugging it into your Mac and updating via iTune sis always faster and safer rather than ‘over the air‘ or on the device itself.]
The best features in iOS 10: Siri, Home, Messages, Notifications, Apple Music, more — Today’s iOS 10 launch cleans up older iOS features, and introduces a number of new ones, including a new Home app for HomeKit, stock app hiding, voice mail transcription, and much more.
It’s About Time delivers the goods for iOS 10 Messages with stickers and games — There are 4 word games that you’ll find as well as tons of sticker packs to be used to add fun and emotion to your messages. All of the sticker packs are NZ$1.49/US99¢ each, or you can buy a Mega Pack for NZ$2.99US$1.99 with over 1100 stickers.
[This is a cool feature of iOS 10: sticker packs. Open Messages, and tap the A in the square button next to the field where you type. Stickers appear below – swipe to the left to see the default. Tap the little four-dot button at bottom left to go into the Store … enjoy. There’s even a Hunt for the Wilderpeople set.]
Review roundup: iPhone 7 is the greatest iPhone yet, but lack of the headphone jack is annoying — A bevy of iPhone 7 reviews have been published in advance of the phone’s actual release, with nearly all of them singing the praises of the device, amidst one big omission — the headphone jack. The Apple A10 Fusion CPU in the iPhone 7 family surprises, exceeds pre-release expectations; how Apple achieved water resistance with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Everything you need to know about watchOS 3 for Apple Watch — The release of watchOS 3 for Apple Watch is being pushed as a major change for the wearable platform, tweaking and in some cases completely revamping how the platform operates. Before you update your Apple Watch to watchOS 3, here’s a quick guide on the changes.
Some US airlines prohibiting use of any Samsung phones in wake of Note 7 recall — Fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall is escalating, with some airlines disallowing any use of Samsung mobile devices in-flight, following reports of multiple incidences of property damage in the US.