5 new features in the latest version of the iPhone

Every year Apple comes out with a new iPhone, sometimes there’s a lot to talk about and sometimes there’s not. This year, Apple has made some radical changes with their latest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X. The iPhone X has brought a slew of changes, most notably: an OLED display, facial recognition technology, wireless charging, dual cameras, and an impressive new chipset. OLED (organic light-emitting diode) Display Basically, an OLED display is capable of emitting its own light without the need for a backlight. It can reach higher contrast ratios than LCD screens. LCD screens cannot show true blacks because the light from the backlight will still come through, where as OLED screens can turn off individual pixels for true and deep blacks. Apple didn't only add an OLED screen to the iPhone X , however. A total redesign and overhaul of the screen technology was done. Now, Apple has tried to remove bezels completely, resulting in an edge-to-edge screen with a notch at the top and no home-button. The implementation of this technology was not all fine and dandy, however. The notch is somewhat controversial, 3D Touch has been removed, fingerprint scanning is gone, and the cost of the display has increased. This has resulted in some customers paying more for a device that has removed features that existed in previous releases of the iPhone. Facial Recognition The iPhone X has introduced an advanced new facial recognition technology (dubbed ‘Face ID'), it is essentially taking the place of Touch ID now that the iPhone X doesn't support fingerprint scanning.  Face ID works in different lighting circumstances and doesn't...

How to jailbreak an iPhone tutorial – Benefits and Disadvantages

There are many legitimate reasons why users may want to jailbreak their iPhone’s. After all, Apple limits users to their software and only allows users to customize their phones within Apple’s tight set of parameters. Jailbreaking can bring an extensive variety of features and functionality to devices old and new. I will specifically be demonstrating how to jailbreak IOS 11-11.1.2 using the Electra jailbreak tool. Step 1: Check your device firmware compatibility To do this on the iPhone go to: Settings –> General –> About Step 2: Download the latest Electra jailbreak tool & Cydia Impactor Download link: Electra –> https://coolstar.org/electra/ Cydia Impactor –> http://www.cydiaimpactor.com/ SKIP STEP 3 IF YOU HAVE AN APPLE DEVELOPER ACCOUNT Step 3: Creating an App-Specific password without an Apple Developer account If you do not have an Apple Developer account:   Go to apple.com and sign in Navigate to: Security –> APP-SPECIFIC PASSWORDS –> Generate Password… Enter a name for the app-specific password and click ‘Create’ Copy or write down your app-specific password (you will need it later) Step 4: Signing Electra in Cydia Impactor If you have an Apple Developer account, follow the same steps but input your regular Apple ID password Extract the Cydia Impactor zip file Plug your iPhone into your PC Open Cydia Impactor (Impactor.exe) Check to see if Cydia Impactor detects your iPhone (it should display the name of your iPhone) Drag the Electra file into the Cydia Impactor Window Input your Apple ID and press the ‘OK’ button Type your App-Specific password from earlier, unless you have an Apple Developer account Press the ‘OK’ button – Electra will...

Deploy the Latest Version of iPhone X to Employees of Medium-Sized Company in Milwaukee

The latest Apple’s smartphone, the iPhone X, can definitely boost companies’ productivity and transform the way people learn, play, and the most important, work. Extraordinarily powerful iPhone X is plentiful in features that will give enterprise users the utmost value. With that being said, iPhone X will be the choice device for deployment project in a medium-sized company in Milwaukee with 57 employees. The company’s main activity is widget development, besides other custom software solutions. Let’s suppose that you already know people in your company very well. You know their skills levels, their personalities, and work habits. You can’t have a team of low skilled people, nor a team of IT prodigies who all think they know the best. A successful team consists of a right mix of people with both soft and technical skills. So, how many people to involve in this project? Some say the fewer is better and that starting with the sixth member of a team the productivity is inversely proportional to its mass. Having the previous in mind we will select four people: a business analyst who will determine what the employees’ and the company’s needs software vise are and who will track and assess the work being performed and give suggestions and directions towards meeting the technological needs of the company. Besides this person, two computer technicians will install the predefined software, set up the phones and enroll them in Mobile Device Management.  The fourth member will be the project manager who will make a project plan based on the steps needed to be taken to achieve goals and objectives. Also, the project...

How to Re-Purpose Old Laptops and Mobile Devices

Do you have an old laptop or mobile device that’s just sitting around not being used? Maybe you have a friend or family member that just won’t get rid of that old device? Well you’re in luck because there are various options to put those old devices back in use. These devices can be rejuvenated and be used in places such as your home or office. Here is how to re-purpose your old laptops and mobile devices. You can utilize the display of your old laptop or mobile device in many ways. If your old laptop or mobile device has a camera built in you could use this as a simple security camera for around the house. Want to make sure nobody snoops in your room when you’re not home? Face the camera at the door and record throughout the day to see if any intruders enter it. A digital photo frame is also an option for each device. Put photos on your device and have the photos run through a slideshow to create an endless stream of photos. Using the display of an old laptop could come in handy for your current computer set up. Use the old laptop as an extra display for more screen real estate. You can benefit from both devices memory by using them as extra storage space for your data. Treat these devices as external storage to save space form your normal devices that you use daily. Maybe you have a WIFI dead spot in your house or office that causes you problems, well you can turn these devices into mobile WIFI hotspots...