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The iPhone 10 years on

A year ago today, on June 29th 2007, the iPhone hit stores for the first time. The device lacked 3G connectivity, its battery struggled to last a day, and its camera resolution was just two megapixels. It was no surprise that the expectations of the handset were pretty low, but now 10 years on we can see how the iPhone, as well as other smartphones that followed, has changed the world in a way that few gadgets have done before.

How to kick your smartphone addiction

Do you find yourself feeling lost without your smartphone? Maybe your reliance on your smartphone is even erring on the side of addiction? A recent Ofcom report found that 59% of UK citizens consider themselves to be hooked on their smartphones – but it’s not too late to set yourself free.

Apple’s new iOS update will change your life: and here’s how

When iOS 10 is launched later this year, it’s new features will revolutionise the way you communicate.  The long list of new features include numerous additions to the Messages app, which will change the way you text; for good. Here’s everything you have to look forward to:

 

Bubbles!

Say it loud!Photo: Apple

 

 

 

Message bubbles won’t be boring anymore. You can change how they appear when you want to say something loudly, or whisper it quietly.

Handwriting

The new handwritten messages feature will allow you to make your text conversations that little bit more personal.

Celebrations

Celebrate big events with big animations.Photo: Apple

The updated iMessage will allow you to send celebrations, which will fill up the entire screen so you can be certain they won’t be missed by the recipient. Finally, the digital age’s answer to arguable dated concept of Birthday cards.

Invisible ink

Perfect for surprises!Photo: Apple

It can be said that the new Invisible Ink feature is the most revolutionary feature of Apple’s iOS update. Want to make your message a little less accessible to prying friends and family peering over your shoulder?? With Messages in iOS 10, you can sent text and media in invisible ink,which requires the receiver to swipe over the chat bubble to briefly reveal the content, before it returns to its invisible state.

Tapback

Forget typing!

Photo: Apple

New iOS will allow you to send one of six quick responses to texts, for those times when you’re just not feeling verbal communication.

Markup

Add features to your images and videos, such as fireballs, heartbeats and sketches, to give that some extra impact.

Emoji Replace

It's as easy as that!

Photo: Apple

 

For the emoji loving iOS 10 users, the new Messages app will let you replace suitable words in your typed text with emoji characters, so you don’t have to go hunting for those little faces yourself.

Much more..

There are other changes and improvements to iOS 10 that will also improve the messaging experience, like support for multilingual typing and contextual predictions. Something to look forward to, for you Apple enthusiasts!