Apple confirmed “looking into” 6 cases of iPhone 8 with swollen battery

iphone 8 swollen batteryLast week we had some information about some iPhone 8s batteries have been swollen quickly after the product was released to the market. This situation is even worse when photos of some iPhone 8 having curved screen popping out of the frame while the phone is still in the brand new box. Some people experienced this swollen problem after charging their phone overnight.

Currently, there are 6 users in Taiwan, Japan, China, Canada and Greece reporting this problem. Sam Jaffe, director of Cairn Energy Research, said: “Swollen battery is extremely abnormal for new products, and this can lead to concerns that there are actual problems with the nature of these batteries. “. “It’s still too early to know what has happened to Apple phones,” he added. “It could be just a bug in the distribution process,” he said “and very few phones are affected.”

Apple has just confirmed they are investigating the problem.


Apple replaced Bing with Google for search engine on Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac

Apple has quietly replaced Bing with Google for the default search engine in Siri, the iOS search engine, and Spotlight on the Mac. However, there is a small note here that the results from Google will include: information, web search, YouTube video search; the answers for any inquiries with Siri will come from Google. , and only the image search results in Siri and Spotlight are from Bing Image Search. This transition has been applied.

To explain this, Apple said they wanted to improve the user experience when Safari’s default search engine on iOS and Mac was Google Search. Now the search results returned will be the same on Siri, iOS Search and Spotlight. Google was previously rumored to have paid Apple $3 billion to continue to be the default search engine for iOS.


Tips to help you master your iPhone

You have an amazing iPhone but sometimes you will get annoyed by some of the features you do not like. Some of us can completely turn it off but there is something not always off. In this article I will guide you on how to tweak to reduce the trouble caused by the device as well as optimize the performance of the device.

Turn off notification sound (Notification)

If you are a gamer and you install a lot of games into the phone, then surely the Notifications will jump to the screen continuously accompanied by the sound of those games. It would not be pleasant if every one minute the phone jumps on a message.

To turn off these annoying sounds but keep the Notifications, go to Settings> Notification Center> scroll down to select the application you want to turn off the notifications> here you will see the Sounds> turn it off. Now you can still keep track of your game status, and you will not be disturbed by the sound of it.

Where are the old ringtones?

iOS 7 added a lot of new ringtones, the whole old ringtones were not removed but moved to Classic. You go to Settings> Sounds> choose the type of tone, then at the bottom of each ringtone list there is the Classic option in which you will see all the old ringtones of the machine.

Enhance the “Do Not Disturb” feature

“Do Not Disturb” is a great feature; it will turn off all the tone and Notifications of the machine, including the tone of the call and message to ensure you have a really quiet time to go to sleep or work. However, when you pull the Control Center bar and turn on this function, the message appears constantly. Why? Because by default, it only works when you lock your iPhone, but when you’re still working on it, or surfing the web, watching movies, or playing games, messages, calls, and spam messages are still streaming naturally and regularly.

Fortunately iOS 7 allows us to refine this function. Just go to Settings> Do Not Disturb> scroll down, select the Always line. When this option is selected, the “Do not Disturb” function will continue to operate regardless of whether the phone is locked or not.

You can also schedule the device to turn this feature on and off by Do Not Disturb> select Scheduled and select the start time in “From” and finish time in “To”.

Delete the messages

To delete a message, go to Messages> press and hold your finger on the message to delete in about 2 seconds> select More> tick the message you want to delete> then click the trash icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. To delete an entire conversation, you can also go to Messages> Swipe your finger on the conversation you want to delete (swipe to the left), the Delete button will appear.

Swipe the screen to the left to see the time

To view the time the message was sent or sent, simply drag the screen to the left in the Message screen, the time column will appear; when releasing your finger it will be hidden back.

Swipe up to hide notifications

The new notification bar on iOS 7 is annoying because it takes up too much screen space, especially when it’s in horizontal mode. Sometimes when I’m playing a very dramatic game, this bar appears and covers a large part of the screen. There is a quick but not a permanent solution: when the notification bar appears, you just swipe the Notificaton bar from the bottom up, it will go away immediately, you do not have to wait until it go away.

Use Twitter right in the Safari browser

Do you feel tired of switching between Twitter and Safari apps to read news? If so, the following tips will help you see Twitter news right on Safari. You open up Safari, click the Bookmark button (bottom left under the toolbar), you will see three cards, you click on the last “@” tag; all the Twitter you are tracking that contains a link will appear; just click open it. This way you access Twitter much faster than using Safari to access and of course much faster than switching to the app.

The folders is no longer restricted to 12 apps

The previous version of iOS 6 only holds 12 applications in each folder. iOS 7 has removed this limitation.

Live Wallpaper

iOS 7 supports live wallpapers, which are animated wallpapers and can be applied on both the external Lockscreen and Homescreen inside. Just go to Settings> Wallpapers & Brightness> click on the screen image and select Dynamic to select the animation. I am using this feature and feel the camera becomes much better.


iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus: Real Look

External changes includes the back cover of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The front is the same. The new back cover makes the new iPhone look more dynamic. However this new back cover makes holding this iPhone no longer as stable as the previous iPhone generations. With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple still does not want to make a lot of changes to the external phone identity, but to focus on the internal.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in many countries of the world on this 22nd day (0 hours).

The light-reflecting back cover makes the new iPhone more flashy, more eye-catching than the previous iPhones.

The next change is the knob of the camera cluster. On this new iPhone, it looks brighter and stronger. The ring size around the knob is smaller than the iPhone 7/7 + so we can re-use the old cases. The exterior changes of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on the camera do not reflect the changes inside. So you should wait for further tests on the camera and decide. According to Apple’s information at the launch, the camera on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has new sensors, larger, new processor made by Apple itself and the support of AI for photography and image processing. The new camera and the new chip system also make it possible for the camera on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to record 4K 60fps and 240hp fullhd slowmotion.

Let’s continue to talk about the back cover of the iPhone 8/8 +
The glass back cover looks soft. The glass also does not reflect much light as iPhone 4 or the dual-glass-sided phones by Samsung or HTC. The colors and light reflections of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look more neutral rather Samsung or HTC phones.

The glass back of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus resists fingerprints pretty well. Although many people hold on the same machine but when I turn in many different directions I still see very little fingerprint and it is difficult to see fingerprints.

If you look back on the iPhone 7 compared to 6s, for example, the changes on the 8 are more and even more inside. You will see more details when we have our first iPhone 8/8+. We’ll conduct more experiments then.


Apple iPhone X: New Design, 5 “8” OLED Screen, 3D Face Recognition, No More Touch ID

Apple has launched the iPhone X (iPhone 10) with a 5 “8-inch OLED screen, FaceID 3D recognition, Bionic A11 chip, Portrait and Front-facing camera support, glossy metallic finish, wireless charging. There is no TouchID and a hard Home button, so every move will be a swipe on the screen. The iPhone X looks and configures almost like what was leaked before.


iPhone X

The screen is the biggest change of the iPhone X compared to the previous generations of iPhone. Apple uses an OLED screen and calls it Super Retina. This screen is 5 “8 and 458ppi pixel density, 2436 x 1125 resolution, higher than 1920 x 1080 for iPhone 7 Plus or 8 Plus. The edges of the machine are very thin and the front is almost the entire screen.

Compared to the traditional OLED display, the OLED on the iPhone X differs in 3 points:

  • Bright
  • Wide range color support
  • True color
  • FaceID: face security, a replacement for TouchID

FaceID is the name of Apple’s new face recognition security system. FaceID can even recognize users face in the dark. The possibility of being insecure is only 1 / 1,000,000 which is even safer than TouchID. Apple said that a total of 30,000 points on the face would be recorded by the TrueDepth camera to form a 3D point-map of the user’s face.

iPhone X


Same resolution, larger aperture, larger sensor, anti-flicker both cams, selfie background eraser

The rear camera of the iPhone X is still equipped with two 12-megapixel sensors. Apple says it uses a larger sensor, enabling faster shooting for this phone compared to the iPhone 7. The pixels are capable of recording better color depth plus the new color filters make the image more beautiful, the transition between colors is smoother.

iPhone X has the back flash with 4 LEDs.

Unlike the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, which is only anti-camera shake for a camera, the iPhone X’s anti-shake for both cameras is similar to the Note 8. So we have a much better zoom with less vibration; we can have brighter images when taken in low light conditions.

Like the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X also features a new Portrait Lighting mode that allows you to tune the light effects on your face when shooting portraits. It can simulate lighting as if shooting in a studio, shooting outdoors, shooting with a dark background … to create the best possible picture. Artificial Intelligence algorithms will run continuously in real time to map light according to the contours of your face.

iPhone X

Wireless Charging: QI standard

The iPhone X uses a back panel of glass, which means it can transmit electricity and so Apple integrates standard Qi wireless charging for the iPhone. Next year, Apple will sell its own charger called AirPower, which will allow you to charge up to three devices at a time, including Apple Watch, AirPod and iPhone. This year is the first time Apple has put wireless charging on its phones, while Android devices have long been available.

The QI charger has been existed for a long time in the market (Nokia has sold many of these accessories) and we can take advantage of the many available QI chargers for iPhone X.

The iPhone X is still water and dust resistant, like other previous Apple iPhone generations.

iPhone X


Stop Ruining Your iPhone Using a Case/Not Using a Case? What is Your Opinion?

One of my friends yesterday told me all reasons he refuses to put a case on his phone during the last 6 years.

He said:

“An Apple iPhone carries the great function of a smartphone, and is a masterpiece of industrial design. There are barely any high-end smartphone products on the market that have the sophisticated, picky design as the iPhone. The material surface, the overall appearance, and the design details are refined to each corner of the product.

All those perfection blends into one, giving the iPhone a solid feel for Unibody design, elegance, smoothness of premium material from aluminum and glass. We are not simply using a phone with iPhone, but also contemplating, experiencing one of the unprecedented  masterpieces of creative art.

J. Ive’s father is a jeweler, so he inherited craftsman’s tendencies from his father, so all Apple products are elaborately crafted, making them as sophisticated as crafts.

Apple’s design team spent a whole year of effort on the iPhone not to fit or attach it to any case. They just want to give users the best experience when holding iPhone on their hands, so any cases attached to the iPhone will damage the overall design of the iPhone.

When you spend $1,000 to buy the iPhone, half of that money is to pay for intellectual investment and Apple’s efforts in designing such a perfect product. Much like when we buy LV bags, Hermes. If you put money to buy the case for the iPhone then it turns out that we waste precious money to own the iPhone?

No tape, no case for LV, Hermes bags. So why put the case for the iPhone?”

I disagreed. And here are my reasons why I am and will continue using a case for my iPhone:

  1. iPhone, unlike LV or Hermes bags, can be external damaged if being dropped. The external damages can be eliminated or minimized if using a case.
  2. iPhone is not cheap. Most of the iPhone owners just want to protect the phone the way they do with all their expensive possessions.
  3. Adding some “decorations” to your iPhone is not a bad idea, and by using a case, you can personalize your iPhone.

And you, do you have any reasons for using/not using case for your iPhone? Let us hear your voice by commenting below!