8GB iPhone 5c released in more countries

The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few of Apple’s Online Stores alongside the relaunched 16 GB iPad 4. Apple revealed in a statement to Re/code that its strategy with the 8 GB iPhone 5c is to offer a low-cost option that is compatible with the growing number of developing LTE networks in certain countries,it will Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in Six More Countries.But Apple prefers not to sell the lower-cost model in the United States because of the popularity of subsidized phones.

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Why X431 idiag is popular and available for DIYers?

First of all, X431 idiag is researched and developed by Launch Technology based on more than 20-year auto diagnostic experience.

Secondly, it is applied to mobile terminal and internet available new design diagnostic device, including android smart phones, iphones, ipad, and itouch and so on. In this way, many users could access to diagnosis anytime and anywhere.

Thirdly, x431 idiag could use device connector to connect mobile terminals’ Bluetooth, enabling to diagnostic full vehicle model and full systems diagnosis, including reading faults codes, clear fault codes, read vehicle data flow, action testing and special functions and so on.

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Fourthly, it combines the advantages of internet application, providing users with more applications and services, including repair cases and cases data, timely repair information, public and private communities and so on.

In this case, it builds up a universal automotive diagnostic community, which enables people to share and make use of repair and maintenance knowledge, repair experience exchange, repair service support online.

Four aspects make sure the DIYers convenient and simple operation on x431 series useage, accurate and efficient diagnosis on diyers own vehicles.

 

 

New picture about iPhone 6 4.7Inch

Over the weekend, several photos surfaced reportedly showing details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6. While the manufacturing mold photos left it unclear as to the size of the device body it would yield, a new photo shared by Nowhereelse.fr shows a nearly identical mold with an iPhone 4s placed next to it for comparison. Calculations based on the comparison suggest that the mold could in fact yield a device with a display of roughly 4.7 inches, in line with the rumored size for the smaller of the two iPhone 6 models.

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One source of uncertainty lies in the shape of the mold, which is tapered. ButNowhereelse.fr believes that there are additional pieces yet to be attached to the bottom of the mold, pieces which would result in the iPhone’s body being formed at the wider portion of the mold depression.

By superimposing and resizing an iPhone 5s image into the mold and aligning it with the wider portion of the depression, Nowhereelse.fr determines that the device’s screen would be roughly 12 centimeters or 4.7 inches diagonally.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to launch later this year, with the 4.7-inch model perhaps preceding an even larger 5.5-inch model by a few months. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today reported that Apple is negotiating with carriers for a $100 price increase on the iPhone 6 as the device gets larger and the company packs more technology into it.

HTML5 iOS app demos to interactive ads on mobile phone

I’ve covered App.io a few times in the past. The service, which allows app devs to deploy fully useable HTML5 demo versions of their native iOS apps on the web, first launched under the name “Kickfolio” back in 2012. The goal for the company was originally to let devs bring demos of their apps to promotional webpages and it eventually expanded the platform to include Facebook and other channels. Today, and around 2 million interactive app demos later, the company is announcing that it’s bringing those same app demos directly to mobile devices as interactive ads.

The ads go a step beyond the interactive app-like experience that Apple promised, but never quite delivered, with iAd, and allows users to play a demo of the app before deciding to purchase/download or even visit the App Store at all. The ad starts off as a banner or like any other ad but turns into a demo version of a native iOS app that is fully playable for a set period of time before prompting the user to visit the App Store. The company tells me in its initial tests it saw “3-5x higher conversion rates than normal mobile ads.”

Apple Will Bring More Chip Development In House

Apple is planning on creating an R&D team to develop baseband chips, which are used to control a device’s radio functions like modulation, signal generation and more, for future iPhones in-house, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The baseband chip is separate from the A7 processor, which Apple already designs with an in-house team.

Qualcomm is currently the company that Apple acquires its baseband chips from, although they’re produced in mass quantities at Apple manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Recently, Apple has made moves to bring more chip development in-house, including rumors of an effort to purchase a unit of Renesas Electronics that creates chips for smartphone displays. It also acquired low-power wireless chip provider Passif Semiconductor, whose chips could be used to improve battery life in wearables, like Apple’s rumored iWatch.

The moves are a part of Apple’s effort to control its own production supplies and core technologies, and include partnerships like Apple’s deal with GT Advanced, which will provide the Cupertino company with massive supplies of sapphire displays.

Cheap and efficient OBD scanner for iPhone/Android

Who says that a multi-functional and user-friendly car diagnostic code scanner has to cost a lot to be good? Whether you are a professional technician or an amateur auto mechanic like me, a $69 iOBD2 code scanner will be the only tool you need. This is a great choice for anyone who is tired of buying a dozen of code readers for different car makes and models or someone who just want to make their auto diagnoses easier.

iOBD2 code scanner is able to work with almost all the vehicles built after 1996. It makes it possible for mechanics to troubleshoot on their iPhones or Android phones via Bluetooth. The way it improves your auto repair experience is genius. You can diagnose vehicles as long as you have a smart phone and internet access, rather than taking it to your garage for every simple troubleshooting. It is obviously that designers of this OBD2 scanner have take customer feedback seriously.

What can iOBD2 code scanner do?

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1.Read and clear DTCs from your engine system

When Check Engine light comes on, iOBD2 code reader will help you to retrieve fault codes from the engine system in only a few minutes. This works for most vehicles with ISO15765-4 (CAN), ISO14230-4 (KWP2000), ISO9141-2, J1850 VPW or J1850 PWM protocols.

2.Display DTCs definition

The iOBD2 scanner allows you to know what the DTCs mean instantly. It will make it easy for you to carry out further diagnoses and repair services.

3.Provide repair and maintenance tips for you

This OBD2 scanner provides guides and tips on how to solve the problems and maintain the vehicle according to the trouble codes.

4.Display live data related to ECUs

It reads all the running parameters that related to the ECUs

5.Oxygen sensor test

It provides you access to the on-board oxygen sensor monitoring test results.

6.EVAP system test

The device enables you to learn if the evaporative emission system and all the components are working properly at this time.

7.Correct vehicle speed

8.Boost or vacuum combo gauge

9.Reset engine timing

10.Other functions

Features:

IOBD2 FEATURE

iOBD2 scanner features a driving track function, which shows the driving track of a vehicle to give data and foundation for reference. Open the Location Services of the mobile, connect iobd2 to the vehicle, start up iobd2 APP, choose “My Dashboard”, and it will record the track of the vehicle. Quit “My Dashboard” then it will stop recording the track of the vehicle.

 

iPhone 5s Demand Wanes in China

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White is touring China and reports to investors that demand for the iPhone 5s in the Asian country is disappointing, while interest in Chinese brands like Xiaomi is on the rise. This cool sentiment towards the iPhone may change when an iPhone 6 model with a larger screen arrives later this year.

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Interest in a large-screened iPhone model among Chinese vendors and carriers is reportedly very high, possibly making the next iPhone launch a “special” one for Apple.

In the near term, we sensed disappointment around demand for the iPhone 5S. That said, we heard great enthusiasm around the potential for Apple to introduce a larger iPhone form factor in China this year with the iPhone 6. In our view, the iPhone 6 with a larger screen (e.g., 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch) has the potential to meaningfully accelerate Apple’s growth trajectory in China during 2H:14. We have not heard this type of excitement in China around the iPhone in at least two years and thus we believe this could be a very special iPhone launch for Apple.

China has been a focus of Apple in recent years, with the company opening new retail stores and bringing both the iPhone and the iPad to wireless carriers in the Asian country. This year alone Apple has introduced a TD-LTE version of the iPad and launched both the iPhone 5s and 5c with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier with approximately 772 million subscribers.

Apple’s next iPhone model is expected to arrive in two display sizes, with one near 4.7 inches and the other at approximately 5.5 inches. The 4.7-inch model may debut this fall, while the 5.5-inch is rumored to land sometime in 2015.

Apple considers Notification Center + Messages tweaks,removing Game Center app in IOS 8

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Besides adding new Maps, Healthbook, and iTunes Radio applications, Apple plans to enhance and refine the functionality of some of its current pre-bundled applications and features for iOS 8. Here is a list, provided by sources, of some of the refinements Apple is considering for select applications and system functions in iOS 8:

 

- Notification Center: Notification Center, the translucent drop-down menu for managing alerts may be simplified. In iOS 7, Notification Center includes a “Today” view, “All” Notifications view, and a “Missed” Notifications view. In iOS 8, Apple is considering reducing the panel to solely include the “Today” and “Notifications” views.

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The new “Notifications” view would combine all notifications with missed notifications, making the overall experience simpler. After acquiring the team behind the app Cue last year, Apple has likely been working on adding additional pertinent information to Notification Center, but it is uncertain if those enhancements will be ready this year for iOS 8.

- Inter-app communication: Apple is said to be working on and testing functionality that would allow apps from the App Store to better communicate. This is known as an “XPC” service in the developer world. An API is being developed for apps to be able to share data. For example, a future photo editing application could have the ability to push the edited content for upload via the Instagram or Facebook apps. The debut of the API has been in development for the past couple of years, and it had been removed from the launch version of iOS 7 last year for unspecified reasons. With that in mind, it is plausible that Apple could, again, choose to hold back the functionality.

- Voice Memos: Apple plans to move around some of the controls in the Voice Memos application to be more visible. Some iOS 7 users have complained that it is unclear which controls in Voice Memos need to be clicked to play recordings, and iOS 8 will fix this.

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- Messages: Apple is said to be considering adding the ability for Messages threads in iOS 8 to automatically be deleted. The options for auto-deleting of threads on a user’s local device are said to be removal after a month or after a year. The functionality is being integrated in order for the iOS Device storage space to not be clogged up by old Messages threads, which is a common problem among iOS Device users with old backups or dated hardware. The auto-deletion will be optional, so users who never want their threads disappearing have nothing to worry about.

- Game Center: Sources say that Apple is considering removing the Game Center application from iOS and OS X. Instead of having the (little-used) Game Center app, the functionality will solely be found inside in games that have integrated the social gaming service. Just last year, Apple completely redesigned the Game Center app for iOS 7 to remove the green felt and casino theme from the Scott Forstall era. Yesterday’s leaked screenshots did, however, show the Game Center icon.

- CarPlay: While iOS 7’s version of CarPlay exclusively works over the Lightning cable, Apple is testing versions of iOS 8 that can conduct CarPlay (in certain vehicles) over WiFi. The lines up with Volvo saying that its CarPlay implementation will work wirelesslyin the future. Of course, Apple has been testing WiFi CarPlay for sometime now with iOS 7, so perhaps the functionality will be pushed back once again.

In addition to the in-app tweaks, Apple has been working to speed up iOS 8 in comparison to iOS 7. Applications are said to launch more quickly, close more quickly, and overall system navigation is said to feel much smoother and more stable. Apple sped up animations and improved stability in the recent release of iOS 7.1, but the enhancements in iOS 8 are said to go a bit further.

Of course, Apple’s official introduction of iOS 8 is still a few months away, so the company’s plans can and likely will change at any time before WWDC.

Succeeding iOS 7, Apple’s “new beginning” for mobile software, iOS 8 will be the first major update to provide several refinements to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software under the watch of design head Jony Ive and engineering lead Craig Federighi

Source From: 9to5mac