How Force Touch Could Transform the Way You Use Your iPhone

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It is only a matter of time until Force Touch is integrated in all new iPhones – maybe even as soon as September.

While skeptics suggest that Force Touch is an ‘unnecessary’ addition to the iPhone and will be more of a ‘power user’ tool — the fact is that it will open up a huge array of possibilities, even for casual users.

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“What is Force Touch?”

In simple terms, Force Touch will allow the surface of your iPhone’s screen to detect the pressure exerted on it and react differently to varying levels of force. Coupled with haptic feedback, you’ll even be able to ‘feel’ as if you’re pushing down on the screen despite it not actually moving.

Range of New Actions

Back in 2014, we reported that Apple is planning for pressure sensetive touchscreen for iPhone. Now it seems it’s time for Apple to implement them in real.

Needless to say, Force Touch allows for a whole range of new actions — all of which are based on its ability to sense the pressure exerted on the screen. Seeing as it is already integrated into the new MacBooks as well as the Apple Watch, some of the new actions can already be observed firsthand.

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The new Apple Watch already includes Force Touch as a vital part of its controls

The three main types of actions being used right now are:

1. Soft and Hard Clicks

Because the iPhone will be able to tell the difference between soft and hard clicks, each could be used for a different action.

Example: A soft click could select an item on the screen whereas a hard click could open it.

2. Accelerator Clicks

By increasing the pressure on the screen you’ll be able to ‘accelerate’ the movement of certain actions.

Example: A soft press might fast-forward a movie at a certain speed that would increase as you press harder.

3. Force Clicks

A ‘Force Click’ refers to a hard press that you then continue to hold down. Considering Apple specifically coined this term it is a safe bet that they intend to put it to work.

Example: A ‘Force Click’ could be configured differently in different apps — in a browser it could look up the definition of a word, while in a file manager it might bring up the file properties.

Coming to Apps Near You!

When Force Touch debuts on the iPhone, you can bet that there’ll be loads of apps that will take advantage of it. Two types of apps that will clearly benefit from it are games and drawing apps.

For games, the additional range of controls will be a major step forward. Not only will the new actions allow for fewer restrictions, but developers will be also able to explore new types of gameplay options.

Either you’re playing Call of Duty or the Infinity Blade series, the experience would be vastly different.

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Similarly with drawing apps, Force Touch will add a lot of depth. Already graphic designers use specialized pens that sense pressure and react accordingly, so having the same sort of functionality on mobile drawing apps will be a big deal.

If you’ve ever use sketching apps like Adobe’s Sketch app in your iPhone, you may find the Force Touch feature very helpful in future.

Of course, other apps will similarly be able to cash in on this feature — so it will be interesting to see what they bring to the table.

So what are you most excited about? Are you looking forward to the new types of games that will be coming out or are you more interested in finding out how other apps will take advantage of Force Touch? Let us know!

Apple’s iPad Pro Rumors, Price, Specs, Release Date In Details

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The sales of the iPad have been declining for five straight quarters and the tech giant will be looking to make a statement with the next generation of its flagship tablet.

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The iPad has remained the face in the tablets category, but a horde of competitors from the Samsung’s Galaxy series of tablets to the Nexus tablets to the lower-end tablets have cut into Apple’s market share ever since iPad Air 2 Mini 3 was launched in October 2014.

Apple’s Researched, Added Features

Apple has introduced a horde of new features to its various products for the past few months.

These include the Force Touch, which is pressure-sensitivity technology, to the new MacBook track-pads, the Apple Pay services which continue to grow and add retail partners.

The Apple Watch was also introduced in the past few months. There are talks and rumors that these technologies could be incorporated in to the new iPad too.

Naming Of iPad Pro

The Cupertino, California based tech giant has characteristically remained very quiet and tight-lipped about its developments regarding the Apple iPad.

The internet is rife with rumors and speculations of just about everything regarding the new iPad – speeds, feeds, designs and features of the new device.

Even the product name has not been officially confirmed and “iPad Pro” and “iPad Plus” are the names that most agree to.

Rumored Release Date

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The fact that this is only a rumored device notwithstanding; we will discuss the top predictions that have alighted to the surface about this rumored device.

There was some speculation that Apple might introduce the new iPad at the World Wide Developers Conference held by the company on June 8. But that of course did not happen.

iPad was announced the best tablet in 2013. Since 2012, Apple has launched its iPads typically during October or November, generally a month after the new iPhone is unveiled and the smart money is on the company following that schedule. In 2013, Apple announced iPar Air in October.

The iPad Pro release event may not just be an iPad event, but also the official release of the OS X El Capitan. Just like Apple announced OX X Mavericks in the iPad event in 2013.

Besides, an autumn release would also make the product available to be used with the iOS 9, Apple’s latest mobile operating system. Of course while the standard-sized iPads are nearly guaranteed, the rumored iPad Pro may not be available until 2016, if at all.

Rumored Specification

There are rumors that the new iPad Pro will have a screen size between 12.2 inches to 12.9 inches.

The larger size of the display will be an advantage of the new iPad against the smaller version ones with Mini at 7.9 inch and the Air 2 at 9.7 inch.

Of course, it is difficult to imagine a tablet that is thinner the Air 2 measuring 6.1 millimeters which is just a few millimeters thicker than the slimmest tablet in the market Dell Venue 8 7000.

The availability of new colors is always a option, but Apple could also move away from the current generation’s preferences of gold, silver and space gray.

iOS on iPad Pro

Apple has already released a lot of news about its latest mobile operating system, the iOS 9 at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Most notable amongst these announcements is that the multitasking capabilities of the iOS have been improved. iOS 9 may introduce new features like the split-screen view and new gesture-based controls which will only be supported on Air 2 and this rumored iPad Pro.

Apple also announced that the iPad’s digital QuickType keyboard would be able to modify itself to a digital track-pad that will make it easier to select, drag and paste large chunks of text.

How to Sell Your Old iPhone for Cash

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Sell your old iPhone

So, you’ve finally decided to get your hands on the new iPhone 6, or even you’re planning to grab the new Samsung Galaxy S6 as soon as it comes out?

You may probably planning to dump that old phone you have. What if you could sell that old phone and grab some money, and use it to grab the new one? It sounds way better than to keep that old phone at the corner of the cupboard unused and untouched.

Apart from your plan of buying a brand new phone or not, you can still sell that ancient phone that has been in your cupboard for years. Just sell the old dead phone, and get the cash back.

Where to Sell Your Phone?

There’s a simple solution for selling your phone online. It’s SellMyPhone.co.uk. It’s the site where you can sell your iPhone for cash.

However, there are also places like eBay and Craigslist where you can list your item or post your ad.

Is it worth it?

How much cash you can get for your old phone depends upon its condition — Is it water damaged, or does it has a cracked screen that needs to be replaced. Is it a higher end phone? If it is a higher end phone then you may expect to get comparatively high compensation.

However, most probably people won’t bother to get an old smartphone whose screen is cracked. But, you can still replace the cracked screen, and sell it as a new! It’s just a common sense. Won’t you take the smartphone for cheap that looks like brand new?

Is it the best place?

It’s not that, this is the only site you can sell your phone and cash it back. There’s plenty lot of sites that you can sell your phone for higher amount of cash. Some place like eBay and Craigslist could be a good place to deal. Make sure you check our these places as well.

Should you sell your old phone?

There goes the emotion. You have an old iPhone 4, and your mind says not to throw off your old little device which had been with you for years. If it’s hard to let go, then you better keep it with yourself until you finally decide to let it go. Common, it’s just a phone. Only thing is that it’s been with you for a while. You can always get the new phone of the same model.

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