Author Archives: Rohan Naravane

16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019: What Can We Realistically Expect

16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019: What Can We Realistically Expect

Apple’s famous MacBook Pro was last updated in October 2016. The thinner and slimmer laptops have had their fair share of controversy — removing traditional USB-A ports and the SD card slot, it made the term #DongleLife mainstream. And then there was the whole keyboard failure issue.

5 iPhone Features That Help Reduce Screen Time and Why You Should Use Them

5 iPhone Features That Help Reduce Screen Time and Why You Should Use Them

With the digitization of everything in our lives, it’s hard to not spend most of your waking day facing a screen. It all starts by scrolling through notifications on your phone after you’ve stopped the morning alarm. Everything from commuting, communicating, reading, getting entertained, shopping, navigating, to so much more — from the mundane to the exciting — many moments have us staring at our phone, computer, watch, or tablet screens.

iOS 12 Hands-on: Grouped Notifications And Instant Tuning

iOS 12 Hands-on: Grouped Notifications And Instant Tuning

As you probably already know, improvements to Notification Center was a highly-requested feature for iOS 12 by avid iPhone users the world over. You could tell as the portion of the WWDC 2018 keynote pertaining to the iOS Notification Center got one of the biggest applauses.

iOS 12 Hands-on: Enhanced Do Not Disturb

iOS 12 Hands-on: Enhanced Do Not Disturb

Now that it’s been a couple of days since the official unveiling of iOS 12, a lot of eager folks around the world have been installing the beta version on their iPhones (some even on their primary device, including yours truly). Well, it’s hard to contain the excitement considering the many awesome feature additions to iOS 12 for the iPhone — like an advanced Do Not Disturb mode.

The Best iOS 12 Features for iPhone

The Best iOS 12 Features for iPhone

On the morning of June 4th 2018 at the WWDC, Apple announced a bunch of new software updates to its portfolio of devices. Alongside tvOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5, the announcement that took the spotlight was iOS 12.

iOS 12 Feature Wishlist: A Better Notification Center

iOS 12 Feature Wishlist: A Better Notification Center

Although updated FaceTime and Messages apps would be nice to have in iOS 12, what people have been really asking for a long time is a better iOS Notification Center. Can’t blame them — compared to Android, the way iPhones and iPads handle notifications today seems a bit, shall we say, archaic? Here are five ways in which Notification Center could be improved in iOS 12, that is due for unveiling at WWDC 2018 in June.

iOS 12 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want in FaceTime and Messages Apps

iOS 12 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want in FaceTime and Messages Apps

We’re just two months away from WWDC 2018. On June 4, Apple will introduce new versions of the software that powers its gadgets for 2018. On that day, beta software enthusiasts and developers can start using iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12, all of which will be released to the general population by September (alongside new iPhones).

Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Apple HomePod Right Now

Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Apple HomePod Right Now

After a delayed launch — a more frequent occurrence in Tim Cook’s Apple — the HomePod is finally out and hitting all the right notes, at least aurally. Reviewers are applauding its sound output, pegging it above speakers from brands like Sonos, that are reckoned for high sound quality. That’s partly possible due to intelligent use of hardware and software, that optimizes output based on surroundings. 

iOS Apps We Would Love to See Run on Macs

iOS Apps We Would Love to See Run on Macs

The iOS App Store has been one of the three pillars of Apple’s mobile growth story — the other two being the hardware and the operating system. Since 2008, it’s home to over two million apps designed to work on iPhones, with nearly half of them optimised for the bigger-screened iPads.

5 Obvious Things Apple Hasn’t Done with the iPhone yet, and Why

5 Obvious Things Apple Hasn’t Done with the iPhone yet, and Why

Sometimes it’s astounding to think of the attention Apple receives from its fans (and critics). I doubt there are as many sites dedicated to talking about one brand as there are for Apple.

Many a times, fans (like me) get very excited and start wondering why the company hasn’t done X or Y already. We all want Apple products and services to mould to our precise expectations.