Purchased the New iPhone 6s? Do These 4 Things Immediately

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You finally got it, that brand new iPhone 6s you’ve been drooling over since the big announcement. But there’s a few things you should do immediately, some of them even before taking your new baby out of the box – trust us, you don’t want to be the person going viral for dropping their brand-new phone one minute outside the store. Check out these four tips on what you should do immediately after purchasing a new smartphone.

 

1. Get a Case

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Actually, we’re amending that statement: get a case – and make sure you put it on your new iPhone! A case can protect your phone against accidental damage from drops, falls and everyday life. Because who wants to use a phone with a cracked screen or one that can only be used on speaker?

 

2. Transfer your Data and Contacts

There’s nothing worse than realizing your new phone doesn’t have any of the important information, like photos or even more critical: contacts! Before you purchase a new smartphone, if you’re using the cloud, make sure it’s updated. Once you get the new phone, download all the information from the cloud. If you aren’t using the cloud, ask for the help of the sales associate at the store. They can help transfer all the critical information over to your new iPhone.

 

3. Connect to your Home WiFi

Once you get home, make sure you connect to your WiFi so that your phone automatically connects when you’re at home. This can help save money in the long run, as it reduces the amount of data you use. This is especially important if your data plan is limited – if you go over the amount of data you’re allowed, you run the risk of having to pay overage fees.

 

Connecting to a home WiFi network is important even if you have an unlimited data plan, because your home network is likely faster than your provider’s cellular network. And that means you can get email, surf the web, and check Instagram even quicker.

 

4. Get an iPhone 6s Protection Plan

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We saved the most important for last: purchasing iPhone 6s protection. Accidents happen and it’s more common than not to crack your phone screen or completely ruin it by dropping it in a puddle. But with a protection plan, you can get a replacement phone the very next day. And isn’t that better than finding yourself without a working phone, wondering how you’re going to call friends and family?

 


 

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Comparing the iPhone 6s & the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Details of the iPhone 6s were released during Apple’s extravagant event a couple weeks ago. We compared the specs of the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6 to see how much improvement there is between the two phones.

 

Size & Display

The iPhone 6s is slightly smaller than the GS6. Its size is 4.7 inches diagonally compared to the GS6 5.1 inches. The iPhone 6s Plus is much larger with a size of 5.5 inches.  The iPhone 6s weighs 5.04 oz & 6s Plus weighs 6.77 oz compared to 4.87 oz for the GS6. Both the new iPhones are heavier than the GS6.

 

Camera

The iPhone 6s & 6s Plus have been upgraded with a better camera. It comes in at 12 megapixels vs 16 megapixels from the GS6. the iPhone 6s camera is capable of taking 4K video for ultra HD quality while the GS6 has been already to do that since launch. For you selfie-taking enthusiasts & FaceTime lovers, the front-facing camera of the new iPhone has been enhanced with a 5 megapixel camera vs the 5 megapixel camera GS6. Clearly, Apple is just playing catch with the GS6.

 

Hardware & Battery

The cpu has been improved in the iPhone 6s with the new A9 chip. The gpu has been updated as well. System memory is at 2gb which is still below the GS6 3gb capability. The iPhone 6s has battery with 1,715 mAh compared to the GS6 2,550 mAh.  The GS6 has the better battery storage capacity.  But if we include the 6S Plus with a battery capacity of 2,750 mAh, that is the winner.

 

The Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus have made some improvements that make the great phones.  However, some of their improvements are just playing catch up to the Samsung Galaxy S6.  Either way, they are still both great phones with powerful features.

 


 

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We Compare the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6

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Details of the iPhone 6s were released yesterday during Apple’s extravagant event. We compared the specs of the two phones to determine how much better the 6s is.

 

Design & Display

The iPhone 6s is almost the same size and design as the iPhone 6.  The only difference is the glass screen has been updated with Ion-X technology, the same material they used for the Apple Watch.  Secondly, it weighs a bit heavier at 5.04 oz compared to 4.55 oz.

 

Camera

The iPhone 6s has been upgraded with a better camera. It comes in at 12 megapixels vs 8 megapixels from the previous version. More importantly, the camera is capable of taking 4K video for ultra HD quality compared to 1080p previously. For you selfie-taking enthusiasts & FaceTime lovers, the front-facing camera has been enhanced with a 5 megapixel camera vs the 1.2 megapixel camera last year. Your acne will now show up more clearly.

 

Hardware & Battery

The cpu has been improved in the iPhone 6s with the new A9 chip. The gpu has been updated as well. The new cpu & gpu  are suppose to result in 70% faster at task processing & 90% better at graphics performance than the iPhone 6. Apple did not mention anything about an improved battery unfortunately.

 

New Features

The iPhone 6s has some new features that the previous version does not have. You don’t have to press the home button to say Hey Siri - you can activate Siri by saying this phrase now.  Another new feature is Live Photos, which is essentially is an animated gif. You can take a quick video and turn it into a moving image.  3D Touch is the biggest change that will allow you to access different functions by apply varying pressure to the screen.

 

The Apple iPhone 6s is better than the 6, but not by much. Most of the improvements came with the camera, cpu, and gpu, which were expected hardware updates.

 


 

 

 

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New iPhone 6s, 6s Plus & iPad Pro Revealed

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Today at the live Apple event, the company released information on a host of new products and features. Let’s take a look at the most notable offerings revealed.

 

iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

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Here it is folks – the iPhone 6s & 6s Plus have been revealed. They will come in 4 metal finishes: Apple Alloy, Silver Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold. There’s even a new glass called Ion-X. One of the biggest new features revealed: 3D Touch.  The iPhone 6s recognizes the amount of force pressed on the screen which is sensed by the taptic engine. This allows you access to different features by how hard you press down. You can “peek” into apps and messages by lightly holding your finger over it.

iPhone 6 will run on the new 64-bit A9 chip. This new processor is suppose to be 70% faster at tasks & 90% better at graphics performance than the previous version. TouchID is now 2x faster.  The camera will be 12 megapixel and be able to shoot 4K video. The front-facing camera is now 5 megapixels meaning FaceTime video and selfies will be more clear. Starting price with a 2 year contract, iPhone 6s is $199 and the 6s Plus is $299. It will be available September 25th with pre-orders beginning on September 12th.

 

iPad Pro

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The new iPad has a massive 12.9 inch screen with 5.6 million pixels on screen, which is more than a Retina Macbook Pro.  The cpu utilizes the 64-bit A9X chip, which is suppose to be about 2x faster than the previous version.  It has a 10 hour battery life, 4 speaker audio system, and weighs 1.57 lbs (the 1st original iPad weighed 1.54 lbs).  It is only 6.9mm thick compared to 6.1mm iPad Air 2.

The iPad Pro now supports a physical smart keyboard attachment similar to Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Another new accessory is a pressure sensitive stylus called Pencil.  November is the release date and pricing starts at $799.

 

Apple TV + tvOS

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Tim Cook stated “the future of TV is apps.” Apple also refers to their TV apps as “channels.” Apple TV has a new remote with a touch surface and five buttons. You can fast forward video by sliding your thumb on the touch surface. There’s a universal search function that allows you to search across multiple apps.

 

There’s a Siri button on the remote so you can access Apple TV with voice commands. There’s a universal search function that allows you to search across multiple apps.  If you ask Siri “What did she say?”, the video will rewind 15 seconds. Siri will allow you to ask for current weather or sports scores without interrupting your video. You can also ask Siri information about the TV show or movie you’re watching, like the age of the actors and other films they’re in.

 

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Apple TV has a new Os called tvOS – an “iOS built for the living room.” Popular apps have been redone like Netflix, Hulu, Hbo, and more. There are new apps like AirBnB and Zillow on your TV. They are also releasing games on the Apple TV like Disney’s Star Wars. For sports fans, you can watch live games synced with up-to-date stats. Starting price is $149 and releases in October.

 

Apple Watch + WatchOS 2

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Apple is releasing a new OS for the Apple Watch dubbed the WatchOS2. It’ll have improved features and access to new apps coming out like Facebook Messenger, AirStrip (health monitoring), GoPro, and more. Apple is also releasing more bands for the Apple Watch so now you can look even more snazzy.  Sept 16th is the release date and pricing starts at $349.

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Protect your iPhone: It’s the Brand Most Likely to be Stolen

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To you, your smartphone is more than a high-tech device; it’s a pocket-sized extension of yourself. To thieves, smartphones are part of the business plan, a way to fetch money and sensitive personal data. Our mobile devices are so important, many of us are willing to pay top dollar for their safe return—in a poll by the mobile security firm Lookout, one-third of theft victims said they would pay $1,000 to retrieve their stolen smartphones. And if you’re an iPhone user, you’re more likely to have your device stolen. Apple Insider reports iPhones are 65 percent more likely to go missing over other smartphones.

 

Don’t think about ditching your iPhone for a larceny-free option either, unless you’re willing to go back to a ’90s-era data-free flip phone. About 3.1 million American consumers were victims of smartphone theft in 2013, according to Consumer Reports. Although iPhones were the most commonly targeted, switching brands isn’t the answer; all mobile devices are subject to theft. Instead, take extra precautions to protect your device and the personal information it contains.

 

Security Woes

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The miscreants who know the ins and outs of the black market resale racket are appropriately dubbed “Apple pickers.” These thieves have little trouble wiping personal information from a device without triggering a tracking device. If a phone isn’t password-protected, it can easily be reset by its new user. Your iPhone does provide helpful tracking features—but if it’s not location-enabled, your device is good as gone.

 

Safeguard Your Phone

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From bank account logins and passwords to home addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers, our phones store our most sensitive private information. Additionally, the memories captured and stored in our devices are priceless, and losing them can be devastating. This data is so important that according to the Lookout survey, 68 percent of smartphone owners are willing to risk their personal safety to ensure a timely reunion with their digital other half. By taking these proactive security measures, you won’t have to risk your life to recoup your valuable data.

 

Start with identity theft protection. Many companies offer credit monitoring, identity monitoring, and fraud alerts for suspicious activity. This goes a long way if your sensitive personal data is compromised. Hackers can ruin your credit, take out fraudulent loans, and more.

 

Set a passcode. This is one of the simplest and oft-ignored security tips. Block access to your phone by setting a passcode to the home screen.

 

Turn on Find My iPhone. Approximately 1.4 million smartphones were lost or stolen and never recovered last year, according to Consumer Reports. Turn on this important security feature—it gives authorities a better chance of recovering your device.

 

Pay attention. Forty-four percent of smartphones were stolen after owners forgot them at a public place like a restaurant, bar or club. Ensure your phone is put away in your front pocket, purse or anywhere except the table top.

 


 

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