How to check your iPhone’s data usage for each FaceTime video or audio call

Posted in iPhone News, iPhone Tips by admin. Published February 17th, 2015

Apple’s FaceTime is the feature that made video calling popular, despite that this ability has been present on phones since the early days of Nokia’s ascent to power. Video chatting with friends is now as much a part of popular culture thanks to it as is snapping selfies and posting them on, say, Instagram with your favorite filter.

With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple introduced a better front-facing camera, and a new codec. As it turns out, Apple is leading the way on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, with the use of H.265 for coding and decoding of FaceTime over Cellular video. The phones also support the older H.264 codec. The advantage to using the new codec is that it requires half the bit rate that H.264 needs, to offer the same quality videos. First released as a draft standard by the Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) in 2012, H.265 has yet to become widely used on consumer devices. It is speculated that the Apple A8 SoC could contain a specialized encoder/decoder module.

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What to Do If Your iPhone Gets Stolen

Posted in iPhone News, iPhone Tips by admin. Published February 15th, 2015

If you’re iPhone was stolen from you, here’s what you need to do in order to keep your information safe and maybe get your device back.

Millions of phones get lost or stolen constantly, and usually there’s not much you can do about it other than to try and go back and find it. If it’s stolen, you’re kind of out of luck, unless you can find a way to somehow locate it and get it back from the perpetrator. Luckily, phone manufacturers are adding ways for owners to track and manage their phones if they ever do get lost or stolen, giving users a fighting chance at least.

There are a handful of things that you’ll need to keep in mind and make sure that you do whenever your iPhone does end up stolen. Many users simply resort to tracking their stolen device using Find My iPhone, but don’t spend too much time trying to track down the device and the criminal, as there are other tasks that you need to do if you’re iPhone gets stolen.

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Apple Loop: iOS 9 Leaks, Apple’s Car Plans, iPhone Embarrasses The Galaxy S6

Posted in iPhone News by admin. Published February 14th, 2015

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 updates, TouchID improvements, Tim Cook on privacy and cybersecurity, Apple’s rewarding strategy for Q2 2015, the Apple iCar, bigger iOS apps, the iPhone kill switch is working, and ‘Pay Once and Play’.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read our weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

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