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In the fight against encryption, Apple has positioned itself as a staunch defender of its user privacy by refusing the federal officials to provide encryption backdoors into its products, as well as implementing better encryption for its products.

However, a new report from a security firm suggests Apple's online syncing service iCloud secretly stores logs of its users' private information for as long as four months — even when iCloud backup is switched off.

Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft discovered that Apple's mobile devices automatically send its users' call history to the company's servers if iCloud is enabled, and stored that data for up to four months.

And it turns out that there is no way for iCloud users to stop this phone call syncing service unless they completely disable the cloud synchronization feature.

Elcomsoft, which sells software to extract data from Apple's iCloud backups and works with police and intelligence agencies, says the company should tell its customers exactly what personal data it is backing up—and should give users an easy option to turn it off.
 

 

Why does this Matter?

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If you own an iPhone or iPad, your device automatically collects and transmits private information — including call history, phone numbers, dates, the length of calls, missed calls, FaceTime calls — to iCloud if it is enabled.

Not just this, your iPhone also send information collected from other third-party applications that use VoIP service, including WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Facebook Messenger.

"We discovered that yet another piece of data is stored in the cloud for no apparent reason," Elcomsoft's Oleg Afonin writes. "Using an iPhone and have an active iCloud account? Your calls will sync with iCloud whether you want it or not."
Apple stores this information for as long as 4 months, and while the company encrypts everything, Privacy buffs note that Apple could become an easy target for law enforcement seeking access to user data.

The security firm also raised doubts over possible government surveillance that could be performed.
 

 


What's more? Elcomsoft says that the logs are uploaded from any iPhone which has iCloud Drive enabled and that this effectively allows spying on you "without you even knowing."

"Syncing call logs happens almost in real time, though sometimes only in a few hours," says Elcomsoft CEO Vladimir Katalov. "But all you need to have is just iCloud Drive enabled, and there is no way to turn that syncing off, apart from just disabling iCloud Drive completely. In that case, many applications will stop working or lose iCloud-related features completely."

Apple: No Need to Worry

However, Apple says there is no reason to worry.

Yes, the company says there is nothing wrong with its feature, as it is simply part of its iCloud service that allows its users to access their calls from any of their devices that use an Apple ID.

Moreover, Apple guarantees that all of its customers' data is encrypted and two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security for blocking any hacking attempts from hackers or law enforcement.

Here's what the company said in the statement:

"We offer call history syncing as a convenience to our customers so that they can return calls from any of their devices. Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers' data. That is why we give our customers the ability to keep their data private. Device data is encrypted with a user's passcode, and access to iCloud data including backups requires the user's Apple ID and password. Apple recommends all customers select strong passwords and use two-factor authentication."

So, as long as you keep your Apple ID to yourself and use a strong password, you do not need to freak out over this report of your call logs being "secretly" sent to Apple.
 

Disable iCloud Drive to Prevent Apple from Logging Your calls

The solution? At the time, the only way to prevent Apple from logging your call history is to simply disable iCloud Drive altogether.

Besides this, you can also manually delete every call entry from your iPhone or iPad, and this will automatically remove the data from iCloud on the next backup.

Apple is not the only company that syncs its users' call logs to the cloud. Android smartphones also sync its users' call logs to the cloud as part of backups. Windows 10 mobile devices also sync call logs by default with other Windows 10 devices that use the same Microsoft account.
Author : Swati Khandelwal
Categorized in Social

Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft recently discovered that Apple’s mobile devices with enabled iCloud feature automatically transmit their users’ call logs to the company servers without any notification.

According to Elocomsoft the relayed information contains a list of calls made and received on the mobile device and also phone numbers, dates, times and duration of the calls. Furthermore, it is not only call logs that are sent to Apple’s servers, but calls made through WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and Facetime; with the data being stored by Apple for as long as 4 months.

Vladimir Katalov, CEO of Elcomsoft, told Sputnik that users are essentially left unaware of this feature because there’s no notification that call logs can actually be synched with iCloud. He also remarked that it’s hard to say exactly how legal this particular feature is in terms of privacy issues.

"To be honest, I haven’t read Apple’s privacy agreement completely – it is a very large document, about twenty pages or so. ofcourse it does mention that some of your information can be stored to iCloud. But there’s other document that shows and describes in detail what information stored in the iCloud can be shared by Apple with the law enforcement, by the legal request of course; and there’s no single mention of the call log synching there. Apple only says that they can provide law enforcement with iCloud backups, the information stored in the iCloud backups and some other data stored in the iCloud, but nothing about the calls," he said.

Katalov pointed out that such information could be of great interest to law enforcement agencies and that there are basically two ways for them to access that data.

"Law enforcement people can contact people directly and get all the information stored there; it is encrypted of course, but the thing is, everything stored in Apple’s iCloud (well, almost everything) is encrypted in the way that the encryption keys are stored along with the data, so there’s no problem for Apple to decrypt everything and provide the plain-text information. And the other way of course is to use the software like ours to get access to the information stored in iCloud, but in that case of course you will need iCloud credentials such as the Apple ID and password or the authentication token," Katalov explained.

He added that there are also two ways for iPhone users to protect their information, but each of these methods has its own drawbacks.

"The simplest, but probably not the most effective one is to disable iCloud completely; if you can't do that then at least enable th two-factor authentication for your account to make it harder for hackers to get at your information. But still, you have to know that law enforcement can access your information stored there regardless of whether the two-factor authentication is enabled or not," he surmised.

Author:  TECH

Source:  https://sputniknews.com

Categorized in Social

After Samsung's global recall of their Galaxy Note 7, we thought stories of exploding phones were a thing of the past. 

Now, the world's most iconic phone, the iPhone seems to be experiencing similar issues according to user stories with its 7 and 7 Plus variants .

iPhone 7 blew up

According to a report by GizmoChina, an iPhone 7 Plus exploded when it hit the ground. 

The impact, after a 1.6 foot fall, reportedly caused the phone's battery to catch fire, and the iPhone began vibrating and emitting smoke. The phone's display completely detached, and was so damaged it doesn't seem repairable.

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Recently, an Australian surfing instructor claimed that his phone caught fire and set his car ablaze after he left it in car.

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He'd bought the phone only a week ago, and not used it with any accessories not include with the phone.

In August this year, an Australian man suffered grievous burn injuries when his iPhone 6 exploded in his back pocket, melting both his shorts and two layers of skin in the process. OUCH!

Author:  Kunal Anand

Source:  indiatimes.com

Categorized in Internet Technology

Citing the dangers of a digital world that thereatens to spill beyond the user's control, Mozilla has launched the Firefox Focus last Nov. 17. The company promised it will let the public use the internet without any trace, and it is only available to iPhones and other iOS devices.

New Private Browser

Firefox Focus is essentially a private browser that recalls Google Chrome's Incognito mode.

"Firefox Focus is set by default to block many of the trackers that follow you around the Web. You don't need to change privacy or cookie settings," Mozilla said in a blog post. "You can browse with peace of mind, feeling confident in the knowledge that you can instantly erase your sessions with a single tap — no menus needed."

Based on Mozilla's description, however, it seems that it might be offering an advanced private browsing in the Firefox Focus. Chrome's Incognito Mode does not prevent websites from tracking your activities.

"You aren't invisible," Chrome tells you when opening an Incognito window. "Going incognito doesn't hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit."

 

Blocking Web Trackers

Firefox Focus blocks websites that are tracking visitors' activities, which also sets it apart from a VPN tool. According to Mozilla, its algorithm is designed to target web tracking technologies, and websites that rely on tracking will simply not work. If a user does not mind tracking or wants to go to a blocked website, Firefox Focus will direct him to Firefox or Safari.

It is important to note that there is a Firefox Focus serving as a Safari content blocker extension. With the introduction of a stand-alone Focus browser, that feature became an option within its range of functionalities. In its Settings menu, there is an option to integrate Safari and enable tracking blocker.

Like Chrome's Incognito browsing, Focus will erase all traces of the user's sessions when the app is closed.

Firefox Focus Interface

The user interface is another notable feature in the Firefox Focus. The options and elements are essentially barebones. Users, for instance, can only use one tab or essentially no tab because you only have the main Focus window. There are also no menus, ad popups, bookmarks and configuration options.

Some observers, however, found it strange that Mozilla has decided to use Yahoo as Firefox Focus' default search engine. The company has been involved in one of the largest data breaches to date. There is no way of changing the search engine yet, but Mozilla said that it will be offering more choices in the next update.

Focus On Speed

According to Mozilla, because Focus blocks website trackers and is not outfitted with all the features in conventional browsers, it is able to load pages faster.

There are those who could say that the Firefox Focus is at risk of being a mere appendage of a more full-fledged internet browser. Blocking web tracking technologies could make contents such as videos disappear, or they will simply not work. However, users can still do something about this. In the Settings menu, they can toggle the type of data that they want to block.

Author:  Chris Loterina

Source:  http://www.techtimes.com/

Categorized in Internet Privacy

It is that time of year again, when the Internet is abuzz with speculations about what Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will add to its latest iPhone. As Sept. 7 fast approaches, everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter regarding what new features should be in the iPhone 7 (assuming that’s what the new device will be called).

For business users, the iPhone represents a very powerful tool that brings together voice communication and online access, as well as access to applications, payment systems and, of course, entertainment (because you can’t work all the time.) So every new iteration of the phone is highly anticipated by this segment because it will mean yet another tool they can use to improve their level of efficiency and productivity.

At this point, it is all speculation as to what will be in the iPhone 7, so with that in mind here are eight plus things business users should know about the new phone, assuming all the rumors. leaks and speculation out there turn out to be true.

Anticipated iPhone 7 Features for Business Users

RAM

The standard RAM in flagship phones is now more than 3GBs, with many providing 4 and even 6GBs. For some reason, Apple has been behind on this front, but the new phone could have 3GBs or more.

The dual-lens camera, as well as video conferencing, gaming and other graphic intensive applications will demand more RAM. Business users will need the power to better communicate and work on their phones.

Storage

Apple has also skimped on storage, generally starting at 16GB. For the iPhone 7 the starting tier will be 32 GB, with capacities that are reported to increase to 128 and 256 GBs.

With rich media now part of how business users communicate, such as voice and video conferencing, recording the content is also part of meeting compliance regulation for different industries. Having 256 GB will ensure even the longest of conference calls can be recorded and stored.

Processor and iOS

 The new processor, which is called the A10 chip, will undoubtedly have more power. When it is combined with Apple’s iOS 10 software, it will improve battery life and other functionalities. Without a hands on review, it will be impossible to see how much of it will translate into real-life usage. However, if it proves to be true, business users can expect faster response times for the applications they use.

A Smart Connector

The iPhone has many different functionalities, but for business users more is always better. A smart connector, such as the one in the iPad Pro, will make it possible to connect accessories such as the Smart Keyboard.

With this feature, additional devices can be connected to the iPhone, including projectors, monitors and other devices in the future to give the business user a tool he or she can use outside of the office without compromise.

Dual-lens Camera

Capturing images is just as important as being able to talk or use an application on an iPhone these days. For businesses that rely on high quality images, such as designers, photographers, real estate agents, sales people and others, it will be a key feature.

 

A dual-lens camera can deliver professional grade images. And if the rumored reports come to fruition, the 2-3x optical zoom capabilities and dual-lens arrangment will be able to capture two images and merge them together to deliver high quality images that can be used for most applications.

As reported by Macrumors, possible applications include depth mapping for taking 3D scans of real world items or using depth information to refocus an image. With 3D printing increasing in adoption, it could prove to be very useful to print directly from the images the iPhone 7 captures.

LTE Speed

Connectivity is the life blood of much business today. A slow connection can ha,,per not only voice communication, but also online access and app functionality.

The sourcing of LTE modems from Intel by Apple has led to speculations the iPhone 7 will have the Intel 7360 LTE modem with a theoretical downlink speeds of up to 450 MB/s, uplink speeds of up to 100 MB/s, and support for LTE category 10 and 29 bands.

However, Intel is not the only company that might be supplying the LTE modem. Qualcomm may also provide the modem, but unlike the Intel, its X12 chipset has theoretical download speeds up to 600Mb/s and upload speeds up to 150Mb/s. It also supports, LTE Advanced carrier aggregation, automatic LTE and Wi-Fi switching, 4×4 MIMO, and LTE-U small cells.

Faster connections means accessing hosted services in the cloud without any lag, and of course being able to download and upload content more efficiently. Business users will be able to access what they need with speeds that are comparable to fixed broadband.

Battery Life and Fast Charging

The one issue common to all road warriors when it comes to their smartphones is battery life. The information available for this upgrade is limited, but a better battery is supposedly part of the new phone. If the dual-lens camera and other features that will require more power become part of the phone, it will be almost mandatory to increase battery capacity.

A rumored faster charging feature, which is standard on many flagship Android devices, will be welcomed also if it is true. Getting 50 percent juice in as little as 15 to 30 minutes is a great option for power users, especially for a device in which you can’t remove the battery to replace it with a fresh one.

It goes without saying, for business users more battery means more productivity.

Dual SIM

Dual SIMs, which have been standard on most Android phones, are extremely useful. The feature is a great option for business travelers so they can use the services from multiple carriers at the same time.

Some of the other expected features of the iPhone 7 include: no headphone jack, improved water resistance, pressure sensitive home button, and new antenna design.

Conclusion

If all of the rumors regarding the iPhone 7 become a reality, the device will far surpass its predecessor: the 6S.

The initial date for the announcement of the new phone is also only conjecture, for now. Though it’s expected to be Sept. 7 with a release to the public the week of Sept. 12.

It remains to be seen how the new phone will measure up.

Source : smallbiztrends.com

Categorized in Business Research

You've managed to get your hands on a new iPhone 7, and now you need to download some apps.

We've handpicked seven of the best apps that show off the new iPhone's upgraded camera and iOS 10 software. These apps will help you take better pictures, find places to eat, quickly send people money with Siri, and more.

Put the iPhone 7's upgraded camera to the test with Adobe Lightroom.

Put the iPhone 7's upgraded camera to the test with Adobe Lightroom.
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Not only is Adobe Lightroom an impressive mobile editing app, but it can also shoot photos in full-resolution RAW (or DNG) format, which is the same format used by professional photographers.Adobe Lightroom is free to download in the App Store.

Use Siri to get a ride with Uber.

Use Siri to get a ride with Uber.
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Third-party apps like Uber and WhatsApp can be controlled with Siri in iOS 10. Once the Uber app is installed on your iPhone, just tell Siri something like "Get me an Uber ride" and you'll be on your way. Lyft also supports Siri in iOS 10.Uber is free to download in the App Store.

Get smart notifications about where to eat and drink with Foursquare.

Get smart notifications about where to eat and drink with Foursquare.
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iOS 10's expanded notifications let apps like Foursquare send more than just text to your lockscreen.Foursquare's smart notifications, for example, can use your taste in restaurants and past visits to send custom recommendations with photos and locations when you're out and about.Foursquare is free to download in the App Store
 

 

Square Cash can send your friends money in iMessage or with Siri.

Square Cash can send your friends money in iMessage or with Siri.
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iOS 10's iMessage apps can be used for more useful things than sending fun stickers. Square Cash, for example, lets you send friends money from your bank account at no charge.Square Cash is free to download in the App Store

Dark Sky's hyper-accurate weather forecasts will let you know when to bring an umbrella.

Dark Sky's hyper-accurate weather forecasts will let you know when to bring an umbrella.
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Dark Sky is the most accurate weather app in the App Store, and in iOS 10 it can send info-packed notifications that tell you exactly when it's about to start or stop raining. You can also add its custom widget to your lockscreen to see the forecast without unlocking your iPhone.Dark Sky costs $3.99 to download in the App Store
 

 

Quickly get from point A to B with Citymapper's 3D Touch shortcuts.

Quickly get from point A to B with Citymapper's 3D Touch shortcuts.

The iPhone 7's 3D Touch support allow you to press in on an app icon to quickly access shortcuts.The best public-transit app, Citymapper, shows all kinds of useful shortcuts and saved stops (like home or work) from its 3D Touch shortcut. Tapping one will open the app and begin your journey.This feature also works with last year's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.Citymapper is free to download in the App Store.

Can't wait for "Super Mario Run" to arrive in the App Store? Send your friends Mario stickers in iMessage.

Can't wait for "Super Mario Run" to arrive in the App Store? Send your friends Mario stickers in iMessage.

While you wait for Nintendo to release "Super Mario Run" in the App Store later this year, download the game's companion sticker app for iMessage and send Mario to your friends.Super Mario Run Stickers is free to download in the App Store
 
Source : businessinsider.com
Categorized in Social

If you’ve ever been miffed that iOS reveals your “frequently visited” websites whenever you tap Safari’s address bar, good news: that’s one of several Safari options that you can easily change.

Not only can you hide Safari’s “Frequently Visited Sites” feature, you can also change the way newly opened tabs behave, pick a new folder for your Favorites, choose a new Reader mode font, and more.

1. Hide your most-visited websites

When you tap the address bar in Safari for iPhone and iPad, you’ll see a grid of your website Favorites, along with a second grid of “frequently visited” sites—or at least, your most-visited sites according to iOS, given that some sites in the grid seem to appear after just a single visit.

Hide your most-visited websites

Ben Patterson

If you don’t want your “frequently vistied” sites revealed whenever you tap Safari’s address bar, you can hide them by changing a single iOS setting.

If you’d rather Safari keep its reckoning of your oft-visited sites to itself, there’s a setting that’ll disable the “frequently visited” panel altogether.

Tap Settings > Safari, scroll down to the General section, then switch off the Frequently Visited Sites option.

Bonus tip: To keep the Frequently Visited Sites grid but nix a specific site, simply tap and hold its icon, then tap the Delete bubble.

2. Pick a new bookmarks folder for Favorites

By default, the grid of Favorites in Safari for iOS is based on the bookmarks in Safari’s Favorites folder. If you want to pick a different folder of bookmarks to appear in the Favorites panel, it’s an easy change.

Pick a new bookmarks folder for Favorites

Ben Patterson

You can pick any bookmarks folder you like for your Safari Favorites.

Tap Settings > Safari, scroll down to the General heading again, tap Favorites, then choose a new folder from the list of bookmark folders.

The folder of bookmarks you picked will appear whenever you tap the address bar, and any new sites you flag as a favorite (just tap the Action button at the bottom of the screen, then tap Add to Favorites from the second row of buttons) will be added to that folder.

 

Bonus tip: Not only can you quickly delete sites from the Favorites panel by tapping and holding them, you can also drag icons to rearrange them.

3. Show or hide the Favorites bar (iPad only)

If you’re using Safari on an iPad, you get the luxury of a desktop-style Favorites bar sitting just below the address bar. But if you want to make the most of your iPad’s screen real estate or you’re just not a fan of the Favorites bar, there’s a simple way to hide it.

Show or hide the Favorites bar (iPad only)

Ben Patterson

Don’t need the Favorites bar in Safari for iPad? There’s an easy way to hide it.

Tap Settings > Safari, then scroll down and switch off the Show Favorites Bar option. Keep in mind that even after the Favorites bar disappears, you can still tap the address bar to reveal your Favorites in grid form.

4. Show or hide tabs bar (iPad only)

Another desktop-like advantage of Safari for iPad is the tabs bar, which shows all your open tabs just below the address bar (or the Favorites bar, if you still have it enabled). As with the Favorites bar, you can hide the tabs bar to make more room for actual webpages.

Show or hide tabs bar (iPad only)

Ben Patterson

Once you hide the tabs bar in Safari for iPad, you’ll need to tap the tabs button to switch tabs, or you can pinch the page to jump to the tabs overview.

Tap Settings > Safari, scroll down to the General heading, then switch off the Show Tab Bar setting.

Once that’s done, you’ll need to tap the Tabs button in the top-right corner of the display to change tabs, or pinch the screen to get to the tabs overview screen.

(Note: In my tests with an iPad Air running iOS 9.3.4, I could have the Safari tabs bar revealed while hiding the Favorites bar, but not the other way around, even with the Show Favorites Bar setting enabled. Hmmm.)

 

5. Change the way new tabs behave

By default, opening a link as a new tab in Safari for iOS will open the new tab in the foreground, replacing the tab you just had open. If you like, though, you can set Safari to open new tabs in the background, keeping the current tab open while tucking the new tabs behind.

Change the way new tabs behave

Change Safari’s “Open Links” setting to make new tabs open behind the current tab.

For iPhone, tap Settings > Safari > Open Links, then select In Background. For iPad, tap Settings > Safari, then enable the Open New Tabs in Background setting.

Now, when you tap and hold a link in Safari, the pop-up menu will include an Open in Background options. Tap it, and the link you open will disappear behind your currently open tab.

If you’re using an iPad and you have the tabs bar enabled, tapping and holding a link will give you an Open in New Tab option; tap it, and the new tab will open next to but behind the currently open tab.

6. Change the font and background of Reader mode

Safari for iOS’s “Reader” mode does a nice job of taking a web article and reformatting it for easy reading, stripping away all the extraneous elements while leaving the text, headlines, and images intact.

Change the font and background of Reader mode

With the arrival of iOS 9, Safari’s Reader mode now boasts a selection of text fonts and background colors.

Until recently, you couldn’t customize reader mode beyond changing the font size, but all that changed last year with the arrival of iOS 9.

Now, when you’re in Reader mode (which you can enable by tapping the three-line button on the left end of the address bar), not only can you change font sizes, you can also choose between eight fonts and four background colors.

Just tap the font button (“aA”) in the address bar, then tap to pick a new background color (white, beige, gray or black), or select a new font from the list (choices range from Athelas to Times New Roman).

Source : macworld.com

Categorized in Research Methods

Apple has admitted that a manufacturing fault has been causing some iPhone 6s devices to switch off at random even when they have a significant amount of battery. 

Apple said it would fix the iPhone 6s handsets that shutdown unexpectedly for free. It added that the problem affects some devices manufactured between September and October 2015.

The fault, which affects the batteries on a small number of iPhone 6s devices, can be resolved by replacing the battery.

"Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down," the company said. "This is not a safety issue and only affects devices with a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015." 

Apple has added a tool to its website where customers can check if their phone is affected. It will change the battery on all affected models for free. 

Those who have replaced their batteries at their own expense can also contact Apple about getting a refund. 

Check if your phone is eligible for a fix

To check if your iPhone 6s is one of the affected models go to the Unexpected Shutdown Issues page on Apple's website.

Find your device's serial number by going to General -> Settings -> About. Then enter the country where you bought the device and the serial number on Apple's site and hit Submit. Apple will tell you if it is an affected model. 

If it is, the company will replace your battery for free so long as your phone is in working order. Apple advises customers to take their faulty iPhone 6s to an Apple Store, Apple Authorised Service Provider or to contact its Technical Support team. It also said customers should call their service provider in advance to check availability for replacements, and to book ahead of time on its website for appointments at the Apple Store. 

Before taking your phone for battery replacement, Apple advises that customers back up their data to iTunes or iCloud, turn off Find my iPhone, and erase data and settings. You can do this last step by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase all Content and Settings.

Phone that are damaged in anyway, such as having a cracked screen, will need to be fixed beforehand or at an additional cost during the replacement process, Apple said.

Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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The wait is over, the iPhone 7 is on sale. Oh, and so is the iPhone 7 Plus. Great, now we have to make a decision. Arghh.

Sure, line the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus up next to each other and size is the most obvious difference. But there's more separating these two than just the added inches. There's also key features and must-have functions that come between them.

Are innovative improvements worth the increased footprint and supersized price tag, though? Well, that will depend largely on what you're looking for. Yes, the iPhone 7 Plus might be the on-paper winner, but that doesn't necessarily translate into real-life skills. We've pitted the two against each other to see not just which comes out on top in the battle of the iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus, but which, ultimately, is best suited to your needs.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Design: The same, but different

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

These two phones might look the same, but there are a few notable differences. Namely the size. The 4.7-inch iPhone is small by modern standards and dwarfed by its 5.5-inch big brother. Neither hold their size particularly well though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 offering larger screens at similar, if not slightly smaller footprints.

What the iPhones have going for them, however, is sleek lines and an effortlessly cool appearance. Yes, they look a lot like their predecessors, but there are enough design updates here to get excited about. Those ugly antenna lines have been stripped back to create a cleaner look and two new black models (a matt and a gloss option) have replaced the Space Grey colour scheme. These are joined by the now customary gold, silver and rose gold options whichever size you plump for.

 

Both now also boast impressive new water resistance. We're not just talking about a bit of drizzle either: the IPX7 finish means the 7 and 7 Plus can stand up to spilled drinks and accidental toilet drops (you too?) without succumbing to a watery demise.

They also share the new range's worst design feature – the lack of a headphone jack. Despite the traditional 3.5mm audio connection being on pretty much every pair of headphones going, Apple has left it out of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Looks like you'll have to make do with a pair of Bluetooth cans.

So far, so similar. There is one big design difference between the two, however, and it's around back. While the iPhone 7 features just a single, traditional camera, the 7 Plus mixes things up with a dual camera array. That means a larger camera protrusion. It looks pretty cool though, and we'll delve into its benefits a little more later.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Screen: Proving size DOES matter

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Y'know how you were told size doesn't matter? It was all a lie. When it comes to smartphone screens the bigger the better, and that's certainly Apple's approach. As well as being bigger – we're talking 5.5-inches of onscreen real estate compared with 4.7-inches – the iPhone 7 Plus's panel is sharper and more detailed. Notably so.

While the iPhone 7's 1334 x 750 pixel Retina HD panel is decent, it's not ground-breaking. Not only does it lag significantly behind the likes of the HTC 10 and LG G5 on the raw detail front, its 326 pixels per inch image density is also significantly behind the 1920 x 1080p, 401ppi panel found on the 7 Plus.

Although the iPhone 7 Plus has the edge in image quality, the two new iPhones are matched on colour range and brightness. With a new, wider colour gamut helping both phones pop, a 25% increase in brightness ensures the screen is vibrant in all situations.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Features & Performance: Much and much alike

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

While their screens might be different, beneath the hood these two are identical. That's anything but a bad thing though. Powered by the new A10 Fusion chipset, each handset offers more grunt than you're ever likely to need. Three times more powerful than last year's phones, this upgrade also brings with it graphics bumps, perfect for those with a slight mobile gaming addiction. 

That's not where the improvements end either. Both models have seen their storage options increased, with new 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB devices competing the line-up. Each of these will run the new Messages-enhancing, Siri-improving, Photos-revolutionising iOS 10 operating system. They each also play host to Apple's new Touch ID home button that boasts haptic feedback to enhance its input options.

On to battery, and the Plus's juice pack – which was bigger to begin with – has made slightly less progress. While the iPhone 7 offers two hours' more battery life compared with last year's iPhone 6S, the 7 Plus provides just an extra hour's juice when lined up side-by-side with the 6S Plus. That means both will now comfortably take you into a second day before a trip to the mains is necessary.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Camera: Where the differences lie

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

OK, this is where the real differences come in because, in case the pictures hadn't made it clear, the iPhone 7 Plus doubles down on its camera efforts, boasting not just one, but two 12-megapixel cameras on the rear. Why? Well, it's all in the name of improved image quality. How? Well, that's where things get a little bit more complicated.

First, the iPhone 7. Although retaining its 12-meg count, everything's changed. The new, larger sensor not only lets in more light, but is 60% faster than past models to offer sharper snaps. Paired with a new six-element f/1.8 wide aperture lens and it's capable of producing more detailed, brighter results, even when the lights come down.

Despite playing host to the same sensor, the iPhone 7 Plus pairs this f/1.8 wide-angle lens with a second telephoto offering. This means you can now get closer to your shooting subject without getting off your arse, and all without losing image quality. While you'll be able to pick to shoot with these lenses individually, you'll also be able to shoot with both simultaneously for better overall results.

 

By merging the two snaps, your photos will be filled with more detail and allow you to alter focus points. It also means that more light's coming in, and that means brighter, more detailed, less noisy shots. Around front, both handsets toe the same line with a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera replacing last year's 5-meg offering.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Price: Very expensive or extortionately so

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

The specs sheets might be quite similar, but the prices most certainly aren't, and they've been given a serious post-Brexit hike (once again, thanks, British public). Starting off with the iPhone 7 and prices now start at £599 for the 32GB model (up on last year's £539 asking price for the base level 16GB unit).

That's just the lofty starting point too. From there, the 128GB and 256GB models will hit you for £699 and a wallet-busting £799 respectively. Things are much worse if you've got your eye on the iPhone 7 Plus too. Starting at £719, ouch, the trio of storage options move past £819 to a remortgage needing £919.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Which is best for me?

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

On paper the iPhone 7 Plus is the superior handset, but it's not going to be for everyone. That dual camera and slightly higher resolution display are definite boons, but fans of skinny jeans and smaller handbags will struggle with its size. As will those without a bottomless overdraft.

 

Whichever handset you plump for, however, you won't be disappointed. The core feature set that's carried across the two devices will appease any smartphone owner, even if the missing headphone port is sure to annoy.

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My first question from you “Are you living a Healthy Life“? Health plays an important role of happy and depression less life. its 2016 is about to end and the time is changing with lots of health issues are arising day by day. But now we’re going to change your living style and your health because you all know very well “Health is Wealth“. Luckily, today’s technology can help us achieve our goals. but did you know this technology makes us “Slaves” of their over uses. So for those who haven’t made much progress, we’re here with Download Best Health Apps Including Fitness & Workout Apps for Android & iPhone’s. these best health apps helps you to use your android and iOS device in a good manner and teach you “How To Stay Healthy with Technology”.

Why Only Best Health Apps?

Best Fitness and Workout apps helps us to connect our dull lifestyle to Digital world. In this brief article you all are thinking about why should i publish this Health related article on a tech hacks blog? Then my answer is as simple as that without your healthy life you won’t learn anything, first make your health good then you’re eligible to do other tasks. You compete virtually against everyone else using the same app and covering the same ground.

Download Best Health Apps 2017 – Fitness | Workout | Gym | Exercise Apps 

In this health section of our blog, there are many types of health apps for android and health apps for iPhone. you can download fitness apps, Work out apps, Gym Apps and also Exercise Apps . These free health apps and best workout apps will definitely change your lifestyle. so lets see which Free Health app for android and iPhone are the best for you.

Download Best Health Apps Fitness  2016-17

Here is the best fitness apps for android and iPhone. you can simply download these health apps by click on that app below.

#1. MyFitnessPal

We live in a world of full of frustration and depression —all of which can affect our diet and health. MyFitnessPal is a mobile app and website that gives you a wealth of tools for tracking what and how much you eat, and how many calories you burn through activity. Of all the calorie counters I’ve used, MyFitnessPal is by far the easiest one to manage, and it comes with the largest database of foods and drinks. You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

#2. BodySpace

BodySpace is an app developed by the same folks. It functions as a social media network for fitness fans. Upload a photo, set your goals, and track your workouts. You’ll also get access to dozens of training programs and even more workouts.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google. What differentiates this app from others is the ability to find friends with common fitness goals and interests.This

#3. Fitbit

This is the best health app for Fitbit wearable fitness devices. It lets you track your activity and steps, monitor your heart rate, log the food you eat, set goals, monitor and analyze your sleep, and more. We like that both the app and Fitbit devices are fully customization. How you use it is up to you, and the feedback you get is based on your individual inputs.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

#4. Fitnet

Fitnet is the workout app for people who can’t carve out time to go to the gym. The app features an abundance of five- and seven-minute targeted workouts, so you don’t have to sacrifice time with your friends and family to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, the app uses your phone’s camera for a whole new kind of selfie—this one measures how closely you follow the moves shown on the screen.

#5. My Diet Coach

This nutrition app tries to make losing weight and eating healthier more fun and challenging by turning it into a game. Choose your avatar to represent you on your weight loss quest and start working with you diet coach. The app will send you reminders, cool motivational messages, and helpful guides. There are also regular challenges that will develop healthy habits, like putting more veggies on your plate and drinking more water.

#6. Runkeeper

This popular app uses GPS to track your routes, elevation, and more. Set goals and follow training programs to improve your speed or get yourself ready for your next race. You’ll get audio feedback during your workouts, which will save you from having to look down to check your pace and progress.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

Download Best Workout Apps 2016-17

Here is the best workout apps for android and iPhone.

#1. Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies promises to bring you to a relaxed state with its use of melodies, sounds, brainwave beats and meditations. Its large catalog of music and sounds might seem overwhelming at first, but its well-designed interface makes it easy for the user to customize his/her meditation experience. What’s more, the app makes creative use of bin-aural beats, which research has shown to have positive effects on the brain.

#2. Yoga Wake Up

What better way to ease into the day than with a quick morning yoga flow? This app delivers a 10-minute sequence at your designated wake-up time. Each sequence is a little different. Some focus more on meditation, while others hone in on holding poses and setting intentions. Yoga every damn day just got a whole lot easier.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

#3. RockMyRun

Run farther, faster and harder with RockMyRun. The app has thousands of DJ mixes with tempos that will keep you running. Its vaunted Body-Driven Music matches the music you run to with your movement. No more stopping to change your music, no more breaking momentum. Plus, RockMyRun can be synced with other tracking apps like Endomondo, MapMyRun, Nike+ and Runtastic. The app is available on the App Store and on Google Play.

 

#4. Nike+ Training

Nike+ Training Club comes with all the things you’d expect from a top-notch fitness app: workouts designed by professional trainers and athletes, customizable fitness programs, sharing capabilities to compare your progress with others, and a totally sleek interface. And in Nike fashion, it just does it better than the competition.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

#5. Lose It!

Lose the pounds with Lose It, an amazing nutrition and exercise-tracking app that’s simple and easy to use. Just enter some vital details like weight, height, and ideal weight and Lose It! will provide you with your daily calorie budget. The app’s barcode scanner and extensive meal database makes it easy to keep track of food intake

Premium Health & Fitness Apps for iPhone 2017

#1. Hot5 Fitness

Hot5 Fitness app offers high quality step-by-step workouts led by the top trainers in the industry. From abs and core to yoga and flexibility and everything in between, Hot5 contains pages and pages of 5-minute video workouts of every variety and difficulty level. Whether you’re looking for a quick 5-minute core blasting after a long run or a full 45-minute yoga session in your hotel room, this app offers something for everyone.You can easily download this Android and iOS App for free from Google.

#2. Carrot Fit

If you’re not into all the fluff and puff, this may be a good option for you. But be aware, this app is not for the feint of heart. Think less cheerleader, more fitness drill sergeant. A judgmental weight tracker, this CARROT character dishes out harsh criticisms to those wanting to drop pounds.

#3. Pocket Yoga

You can now carry around your own Yoga studio with Pocket Yoga (Android, iOS), an exercise app that lets you practice the ancient art of stretching and breathing at your own pace and time. Pocket Yoga comes with detailed voice and video instructions for hundreds of different poses, complete with write ups on each one’s proper execution and health benefits.

So above is all about Download Best Health Apps For Android and iPhone 2017. i hope these best fitness apps, workout apps, and exercise apps free download. Do comment below and hit the share button if you seriously like this Best Health Apps 2017 Article.

 

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