iOS 10.0.2, Samsung dented, iOS 10 features, HomeKit fix, Apple Watch series 2


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iOS 10.0.2 fixes headphone audio controls, more — Apple released iOS 10.0.2 over the weekend. The headline feature is a fix for an issue that kept some headphone audio controls from working. A Photos bug was also fixed, as well as a problem with app extensions. It’s available in settings>General>Software Update.

Branding Brand: Galaxy Note7 recall dents consumer confidence in Samsung — The Galaxy Note7 recall put a dent in Samsung consumer confidence, with 34% of current customers saying they won’t buy another smartphone from the brand, according to Branding Brand, a mobile e-commerce platform. Of these customers, 81% have always owned a Samsung or Android smartphone.

More iOS 10 features, tricks and tips — Here’s how to disable some of the Haptic Feedback, a quick guide to where the lock screen music controls went, how to save bandwidth in iMessage images, how to optimise storage in Music downloads, the latest apps that have gained 3D Touch, Apple Maps is more powerful yet clearer, and how Apple’s Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors.

If you can’t remotely control your HomeKit devices, enable iCloud Two-Factor Authentication — If you upgraded to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, and tvOS 10 on your fourth generation Apple TV and now can’t remotely access your HomeKit devices, there’s probably an easy fix. Odds are you haven’t enabled iCloud Two-Factor authentication, which HomeKit in iOS 10 and tvOS 10 requires. Read on to learn how to get set up.

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show — Equipped with a noticeably faster dual-core S2 processor, its own standalone GPS radio, and now with a waterproof design, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a worthwhile and fantastic upgrade from the first-generation model. It’s also a great jumping on point for new buyers. But the biggest changes come with a software overhaul in watchOS 3, meaning early adopters will probably be happy with their existing Apple Watch for another year. And here’s how to put the Digital Crown to good use.

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