iOS 11.2.2 Benchmarked: It Probably Won’t Slow Down Your iPhone Much

Apple recently released the iOS 11.2.2 update, which is a dedicated security fix designed to address the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws. This has a small impact on performance on PCs, but will it slow down your iPhone, too? We benchmarked several models of iPhones to find out. The short answer? Your iPhone probably won’t slow down as much as you fear.After the update dropped this week, tech developer Melvin Mughal tested his iPhone 6 before and after updating to

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Best free iPhone apps 2017

There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your iPhone 7 (and others), surprisingly, many of the best are free.The following list showcases our pick of the best free iPhone apps, and includes iPhone applications for social networking, travel, news, photography, productivity and more. Most of these apps are also compatible with the iPod touch as well.What’s going to be interesting is how the iPhone 8 affects this list of best apps, because the larger screen is going

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The best iPhone 7 deals for Christmas 2017

NewsThe best iPhone 7 deals for Christmas 2017Forget those iPhone 8 deals. Laugh in the face of iPhone X deals. iPhone 7 deals are down to an all time low – you can now get Apple’s fantastic 2016 flagship phone for less than £700 over the two year contract.Prices fell through the floor for Black Friday, and they haven’t stopped since. It’s now possible to get an iPhone 7 for as little as £22.99 a month without a ridiculous upfront

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The best iPhone apps to download in 2017

Apps are the cornerstone of Apple’s iOS platform. The ecosystem is what sets Apple’s mobile platform apart from its rivals, and the highest-quality iPhone apps are typically best in class.But, like any app store, it is sometimes difficult to find out what are truly the best apps, the ones that stand out from the rest and offer a tool or service that’s far beyond anything else available.There’s a bigger problem to think about here: with over a billion downloads from

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The best free iPhone games on the planet

The days when you had to buy a dedicated gaming rig and spend a load of cash for a quality gaming experience are long gone. Thanks to the iPhone (and iPod touch) and the App Store, you can get an excellent mobile gaming experience for just a few bucks (or quid, for that matter), or even less.In fact, a lot of the games out there are free. But can you get great games for nothing at all, or is the

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Best iPhone and Android party games to play with your family this Christmas

You’re full of turkey, you’ve had a fair few alcoholic drinks and you’re drowning in wrapping paper, but then someone in your family plucks up and says, “shall we play a game?”It’s then you realize all that’s on offer is Monopoly – which is set to last until at least midnight – or it’s a case of making conversation with those around you, so what if you had some party games ready and raring to go on your phone?For that

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7 Things Apple Needs to Improve on iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X is perhaps the most significant new Apple handset to launch since the first iPhone arrived in 2007. Nonetheless, despite mostly great reviews iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price The iPhone X is a flagship, business-class device. It’s the first generation of a new generation, and such devices always come with a few pitfalls. Read More , Cupertino’s latest flagship device does have some annoyances, both on

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How to Make Your Own QR Codes from Your iPhone or Android Phone

You might think that QR codes are so 2006, but they’re coming back in a big way. Here’s how to create your own.You might be asking yourself, “Why would I ever want or need to create my own QR code?”, and that’s a valid question. QR codes are a sort of hidden gem that a lot of people underestimate, and they can be used in all sorts of different ways. When scanned, they can take you to a specific website,

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How to Use Low Power Mode on an iPhone (and What Exactly It Does)

Low Power Mode on an iPhone? Your iPhone has a “Low Power Mode”, which you’ll be prompted to activate it when your phone reaches 20% battery. However, you can enable it before that point to stretch your battery life further. Starting with iOS 11, you can also activate Low Power Mode right from the Control Center. Low Power Mode disables settings like mail fetch, Hey Siri, and other things that people commonly change when they want to make their iPhones live

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How to Make Your iPhone Use JPG and MP4 Files Instead of HEIF and HEVC

In iOS 11, the photos and videos you take will no longer be encoded in the compatible formats you’re used to. Instead of JPG for images and MPEG-4 for video, they’ll use High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) and High Efficiency Video Format (HEVC), respectively. Files in these newer formats are about half the size of JPG and MP4 files of similar quality.Encoding files in HEIF and HEVC requires a bit more processing power so this change is only coming to

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