How to Choose Which iPhone to Get

How to Choose Which iPhone to Get

One of the most common questions that comes to our mind while buying a new iPhone is, which iPhone should I buy? Actually, all iPhone models are the best ones of their era and this can create a bit of confusion while choosing the best one. However, your iPhone should match your main interest and preferences. In this guide, we will help you choose the iPhone that best suits you.

What would you do with your old iPhone? Never put your old iPhone in a dusty drawer or cupboard somewhere in your home, treating it as an unwanted item. You can turn it into cash by selling it through a reputable mobile recycling comparison site. Comparison websites allow you to sell iPhone at the highest price as you can get a fair comparison of the recently available deals offered by top recycling companies on a single click.

Here’s How to choose which iPhone to get

If you are looking for a right iPhone for you, the first thing regarding the process of choice is to define your requirements. What are the features that you need to use most? Do you care more about doing basic calls or you need to browse the internet frequently? Do you need to have a battery that lasts longer or you need high-speed processing more? Defining your priorities makes about 80% of the decision process.

Below is a list of top iPhone models with their features that will help you to pick up the suitable one for you:

  • iPhone X:

Display size- 5.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1125 x 2436 pixels Resolution

Camera- Dual-12 MP rear camera, 7 MP selfie camera

Processor- Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core 2.39 GHz CPU, 3 GB RAM

iOS- iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 11.4.1

Battery Life- Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery, Talk time Up to 21 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity- 64/256 GB

Audio Jack: No

Home button: No

  • iPhone 8:

Display size- 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 750 x 1334 pixels resolution

Camera- 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP selfie camera

Processor- Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core CPU, 2 GB RAM

iOS- iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.4.1

Battery Life- Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery, Talk time Up to 14 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity- 64/256 GB

Audio Jack: No

  • iPhone 7:

Display size- 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 750 x 1334 pixels Resolution

Camera- 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP selfie camera

Processor- Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core 2.34 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

iOS- iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 11.4.1

Battery Life- Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery, Talk time Up to 14 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity- 32/128/256 GB

Audio Jack: No

  • iPhone 6:

Display size- 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 750 x 1334 pixels Resolution

Camera- 8 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP selfie camera

Processor- Apple A8, Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon CPU, 1GB RAM

iOS- iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 11.4.1

Battery Life- Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery, Talk time Up to 14 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity- 16/32/64/128 GB

  • iPhone SE:

Display- 4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 1136 pixels resolution    

Camera- 12 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP selfie camera

Processor- Apple A9, Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister CPU, 2GB RAM

iOS- iOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 11.4.1

Battery Life- Non-removable Li-Po 1624 mAh battery, talk time Up to 14 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity- 16/32/64/128 GB

After considering all these iPhone specifications and features, you can easily choose the right iPhone according to your budget.

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How to sell your Old Phone fairly

sell your Old Phone fairly

Got a new smartphone for yourself. Congratulations! Now you must be thinking how to get rid of from your old phone. When you buy a new mobile phone, then it’s better to sell the old one. If you do not want to sell it then don’t throw it away, in fact, dispose of your used phone properly to avoid environmental waste. E-waste is a big issue these days. Badly disposed electronics in the environments cause hazards to the life.

If you decide to sell your old phone and make some money then you can find a potential buyer for your phone very easily. There are a lot of ways to sell your phone in good money. You can sell it online or through a mobile phone shop.

If your phone is in good condition, you can find a willing buyer easily. Selling second hand and refurbished phones is a common trade these days. When you decide to sell your old phone then do not delay your decision because delaying might not get you as much cash as you desired.

Let’s check out some ways through which you can sell your phone in some good cash.

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Selling online

Selling online is the easiest way to sell your phone. You do not need to leave your home and go to the market to sell the phone. There are many online marketplaces available online where you can sell your mobile conveniently. eBay and Craigslist are the two options.

One thing you should notice that older models usually lose their value once the upper model comes into the market. So, your phone could lose some value money. It is better to sell it as soon as you get the new phone. This is the point you should always remember. If you want a good price for your phone, sell it quickly.

The online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist, are great and secure platforms for you to sell your old device. Just list your phone there and deal with potential buyer by yourself. Although there is no scam or spam involved but if you are selling through Craigslist, then it’s better to be at the safe spot and meet the buyer in public.

Credit

If you do not want money then you can trade-in your phone for coupons or certificates. You can google about the websites and companies who are offering this service. The credit you get will vary with the condition and age of your phone. Timing and place also matter to determine how much you will get.

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Sell to Mobile phone recycling companies

The third option is to sell your old phone to a mobile phone recycling company. These companies pay you well and even send you the packaging material free of cost. All you have to do is to find out the reliable company, compare your phone’s price as per the model and make of your phone, click the deal you like and sell your phone.

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iPhone 6 or 6 Plus – which is better

As an iPhone user, many people are anxiously looking for the launch of a new iPhone which Apple is going to release this year. In fact, there are three new iPhones which will be launch by Apple this September. Although, there is a good number of iPhone users who switch to the latest model once it gets released, there are still some smartphone users who prefer to buy older models of iPhone as well. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are those two models which are used and sold quite often.

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In this article, we will discuss some specs of both these models. This will help you to choose between the two that which iPhone 6 is right for you.

Though iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have virtually no internal differences expect the camera and battery size. Here are a few things that will help you decide which iPhone 6 is better for you.

The Price difference

As the name indicates, Apple iPhone 6 Plus has the higher price as compared to iPhone 6. You can buy these two in excellent refurbished form. So if the price is a concern to you then you can opt out for iPhone 6.

The Size difference

Both the models are thin around 7mm mark. The iPhone 6 Plus is slightly thicker but not that enough to be noticed. Plus model has a larger size as compared to the simple one. The iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5-inch larger screen. It seems like a phablet. You need both of the hands to use it. You can switch to single-handed mode through the Apple’s built-in feature. So if you like larger display phone then iPhone 6 Plus is the right model for you.

Bendgate

There are numerous stories wondering that iPhone 6 Plus bents. Most of these stories are media hype. But there are still some legitimate stories as well that show iPhone 6 Plus bent in the pockets. And the reason is that the iPhone 6 Plus so large and thin that we cannot neglect this scenario. And yes, you can buy an external cover to protect this plus-sized phone but still, you need to be careful while sitting or handling the phone.

If you don’t want to face this scenario then you can buy the iPhone 6 instead of its larger model.

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The Camera

The camera of the iPhone is one the main features that every smartphone buyer look into. And no doubt, iPhone cameras are one of the best smartphone cameras. If you are fan photography, then go for iPhone 6 Plus because of its optical image stabilization feature. iPhone 6 doesn’t have this feature. But still, the iPhone 6’s camera is superb.  Selfie result of both the cameras is brilliant. The only downside of the 6 Plus camera is that is sticks out of the body that spoils the smooth back look of the iPhone. You can hide it by covering your iPhone 6 Plus with a cover. The case evens out the bump of the camera and restores the flat back of the phone.

Best iPhone Photo Sketch Apps

Best iPhone Photo Sketch Apps

Do you love to edit your clicked photos? Do you love to turn them into the perfectly edited sketch? Well, Apple’s App Store has your solution. There are a few apps that turn photos into drawings. You can use classic pencil sketches or cartoon styles to turn your best photos into creative sketches in a matter of seconds. In this article, you will explore some of the best iPhone photo sketching apps.

Clip2Comic

If you love you create cartoon-style sketch or caricatures, then Clip2Comic is the app for you. It allows you to turn your pictures into cartoon-style drawings. Clip2Comic has a very simple interface. After using the app, your photo will look like comic book sketch. The app has 10 different sketch styles. You can view them under stylize tab. Apart from drawing filters, the app has some other editing tools. You can find them under the Edit tab. Some of the options like Cropping, Brightness, Saturation and Contrast are there for free. For the advanced options, you will have to do the in-app purchase. The app has one interesting called the Deform tool which lets you create interesting caricature pictures. After you done the editing, the app automatically saves the photo in high resolution. The downside of the app is that the free version of the app puts a watermark on your edited images which you can remove after paying $0.99.

Enlight Photofox

Enlight Photofox is another photo sketching app through which you can create double-exposures. This sophisticated app packs a wide range of creative photo editing tools. For example, the Artistic tool lets you use customize preset filters to turn your photo into the drawing. So unleash the artist in you. The app is free to download with lots of different tools for you. After upgrading to paid version you can get access to eight more sketches presets.

Prisma

The Prisma app has the sketch and paint effects based on the styles of different artists. The app lets you transform your photos into works of art. The app’s filters styles are based on the styles of famous artists including Picasso and Salvador Dali. The app has both free and paid versions. In the free version, you only can save your photos at a lower resolution (SD). To save in HD resolution, you will have to subscribe to the premium version of the app.

If you have artistic taste then you can share your own artistic creations to the app feed. The Prisma app is available at Apple’s App Store. The free version has a wide range of filters. And to get access to 250+ filters and HD resolution feature you have to buy the premium version of the app. $4.99 a month or $19.99 a year, the choice is yours.

Painnt

If you need more and more filters then Painnt app is for you. The app has more than 2000 filters. Most of them are available in free version of the app but to use all of them you have to buy the premium package.

These are some of the top apps for your photo editing skills, so don’t need to sell your iPhone to buy an expensive camera, in fact, you can do wonders with your iPhone camera.

Useful Tips to Prevent Identity Theft Online

Useful Tips to Prevent Identity Theft Online

In today’s technology world, keeping your online identity safe is very difficult. There is a number of ways through which hackers and scammers can get your details that will compromise your online identity. In some cases, the wrongdoer steals another person’s identity just for harassment. However, in most cases, the hacker or scammer steals data to grab one’s money through illegal ways. There are many cases on record that tell the stories of stealing money from hackers.

To keep online identity secure, we should know how these scammers operate. The tips mentioned below will help to learn and avoid online pitfalls that help hackers stealing your data.

Phishing Scams

Phishing is one of the most common ways through which hackers are able to commit identity theft. It is highly advisable that never enter your personal details on the website which seems suspicious to you. Never click unsecured links. Always go to official websites or click legitimate links.

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Virus Protection

Highly expert scammers and hackers use compromised websites to inject their hacking code into your system and track your activities online. Professional hackers install a key-logger on your device which records your every activity you do on your device.

Unique Passwords

Yes, passwords protocol also plays a vital role in preventing any identity theft. It is recommended that never use the same password for every account you have. Set a strong password including numbers, digits, and special characters. Also, make a habit to change your passwords every 30 days.

Keep your Information Personal

You don’t want to share your personal information with everyone then why share it online? It is a misconception thinking that your online profiles are your safe space. Also, before you sell phone, make sure to properly delete your all the personal data. Don’t share your personal information with public groups, forums and websites.

How Android is Fighting Spam Calls

How Android is Fighting Spam Calls

How Android is Fighting Spam Calls

Robocalling problem is getting worse these days. Robocall-blocking YouMail estimated that in April 3.4 billion robo-calls were made. And to rid from these obnoxious calls, Google has taken a step.

Google recently updated its Android phone app that automatically filters out spam calls. Without ringing the phone, the app will automatically send these robo-calls straight into your voicemail box. Though the calls may end up in your voicemail but at least you will get rid of such calls ringing your phone every now and then and your day won’t be interrupted. If you are using Android 6.0 or higher version, you can activate this feature by going to phone app, tap the settings menu, select the Caller ID & Spam and switch on ‘Filter Spam Calls’ feature.

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The latest update is an upgrade of Google’s call spam feature. Before the update, phone app, Caller ID was only able to detect suspected calls. When a suspected call ring your phone, the app lets your phone to ring but the screen of your phone would turn into red and show the words ‘Suspected Spam Caller’. The feature also lets you reject the call by swiping downward. The call spamming and filtering feature is an extension of this app. Google said that this is one of the most popular features of its phone app. A spokesperson from Google said “It was a natural next step to improve the experience even further to reduce the distraction and hassle of receiving a spam call,”

Now if we speak about stopping the ‘neighbour spoofing’ spam calls, the work is still in progress. In neighbour spoofing, the caller modifies itself and the call appear as a local call. But still, this move from Google is giving it an edge over its competing operating systems. If you are an iOS user then you have to use a third-party app to identify and filter the spam phone calls. TrueCaller is one example of using a third-party app.

How to Protect Data on Lost or Stolen iPhone

How to Protect Data on Lost or Stolen iPhone

How to Protect Data on Lost or Stolen iPhone

Many times you have heard about iPhone theft and it would make you scared regarding your cherished iPhone. I agree it is a nightmare moment when you have lost your iPhone. But Apple does not leave you alone in this tragedy; they help you track your iPhone, as well as protect your data on lost or stolen device. Yes, it is right.

Well, now the question is that how you can get the Apple assistance in the case if your iPhone is lost or stolen. The following article aims to provide you a detailed information on what you should you do before and after if you lost your iPhone.

 

What To Do Before You Lose Your iPhone?

To protect yourself from iPhone theft, there is a tool in the iPhone titled Activation Lock that makes an iPhone unusable without the owner’s Apple ID or password. What that means is even when a thief or any third person has your iPhone, they will unable to unlock your iPhone because they don’t know your Apple’s account details and no other account will work in that case.

Furthermore, if you have misplaced your iPhone, you can also wipe it completely by accessing it remotely and it will still be locked down, resulting the iPhone is useless to anyone expect you.

Find My iPhone

On iPhone devices running iOS 7 or later, Activation Lock option has been tied to the feature of “Find My iPhone”. When you turn ON this feature, Activation Lock will be ON. Keep in mind, when you set up a new iPhone device, Find My iPhone is automatically activated but you can check to ensure it’s enabled by following the below steps:

Tap Settings App > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Be sure it is ON (green side button).

Here are some other options you can use them for maximum protection of your beloved iPhone: 

  • At that screen, you can also find “Send last location” option. Turn it ON for additional security. If your phone battery is critically low, it will share your last location to Apple. So, it is a great thing to do because if your iPhone is lost or stolen and the battery dies, you can track your iPhone by knowing the last location.
  • In addition to intricately associating your Apple ID to your iPhone, Find My iPhone also enables you to locate your phone at whatever time, remotely wipe it away, and remotely put it into “Lost Mode” to protect your data.
  • Further, you can consider two-factor authentication if you want to keep your iPhone safe from hacking attempts. To do this, you need to enter an additional verification code before signing into Apple ID and iCloud account.

 

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What To Do After When Your iPhone Is Lost or Stolen

If unfortunately your iPhone has been lost or stolen, all you need to do is to log into Find My iPhone on another Apple device or simply through www.icloud.com/find. If your misplaced iPhone has power and is also connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network then you can easily get the approximate location of the device on a map.

On the other hand, if your iPhone is power Off because the battery has died or it loses its network connections, Find My iPhone will show the last location for 24 hours and after that, you will be unable to know the last location.

So, there are some following things you should do immediately if you confirm that your iPhone is misplaced or even stolen:

Activate Lost Mode: Along with tracking the last location for a misplaced iPhone through Find My iPhone, you should lock your device by activating Lost Mode. By doing this, you will be able to send a message to your misplaced iPhone as well as it will prevent your iPhone from being used. Here’s how you can turn it on:

  1. Visit iCloud.com or simply access the Find My iPhone app on another Apple device and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Click on “All devices” on the web and choose your missing device in the list. On iOS device, simply tap the missing device.
  3. On the web, a menu will be shown with the following options; play a sound, erase the phone and enable Lost Mode. Hence, on the Apple device, you need to tap on “Actions” to find out this menu. Then select Lost Mode by tapping it.
  4. Once you choose it, you will be able to write a message that will be displayed on your misplaced iPhone.
  5. And then select “Done” to enable the Lost Mode and then activate the option “Notify if found”. Your missing iPhone is now locked and can only be accessed when your Apple ID is entered.

After doing so, your debit/credit cards linked with Apple Pay will be disabled immediately and you will able to erase your data by remotely access your device through Find My iPhone.