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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 update is expected to be released on February 19 for all of the company’s current smartphone line-up. Currently, the BlackBerry Classic is the only one to run BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.

The latest BlackBerry OS version is expected to include an updated virtual assistant that will bring BlackBerry closer to the likes of Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana. The new OS is also expected to include notification profiles, enhanced calendar reminder dialogs, task recurrence and the ability to hide pictures and videos. Additional features are expected to include a battery saving mode and the option to restrict apps to run while minimised.



There are a number of new features and hidden functions in iOS 8, and here are a few of them:

  • Find my iPhone

This new feature allows your iOS 8 device/s to send a last known location to Apple when the battery reaches a critical level. The last location will be kept in your iCloud for 24 hrs. This will assist you in locating your iPhone/iPad even if the battery has died.

How to enable this feature: Setting, iCloud, Find My iPhone/iPad and enable Send Last Location

  • Siri with music in mind

Shazam is now integrated into iOS 8 via Siri. Say “What song is playing Siri” and Siri will use Shazam to help you identify the music.

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The voice-controlled virtual assistant, named Cortana, uses the firm’s search engine Bing and data stored on the handsets to make personalised recommendations and carry out tasks.

Apple and Google offer comparable facilities on their iOS and Android platforms (Siri and Google Now). Continue reading

Apple has just released an iOS update for the iPhone and iPad. People will have access to improved, as well as new features (depending on what model they have).

The main features are:

  • Added security and features enhancements
  • Extended 4G LTE support
  • Integrated Fandango into Siri (market dependant)
  • iTunes Match improvements
  • Bluetooth support for Apple TV
  • Upgraded APIs for developers

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At the WWDC (Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference) on Monday, Tim Cook announced the new mobile operation system, iOS 6 for Apple’s mobile devices. This update will be offered in Autumn (alongside the launch of the new iPhone) to iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S along with iPad 2, the new iPad and the iPod touch 4th generation. Continue reading

In San Fransicso yesterday, Apple gave a presentation of its latest products. Amongst the announcements, the one product that people were waiting for was the follow up to the iPad 2.

Amongst the speculation preceeding the event, the name was one of the things discussed about, many people favouring either the iPad 3 or the iPad HD. What people hadn’t counted on was Apple’s announcement that it will simply be called the New iPad. This was the first surprise of the day. Others followed as the specifications of the new iPad were revealed.

The five of the main features of the iPad are: Continue reading