4 Features Of The iPhone 6S Plus That You Probably Don’t Know About


Remember that time when Samsung threw around the Galaxy Note chockfull of features? Every single iteration of the Galaxy came with a plethora of features that were deemed redundant. I mean honestly who in the world was going to use features that are useless?
For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 come with Face Unlock. Funky it may be, but it won’t work in the dark. Plus who wants to see their own face every second they want to use their phone, unless you’re THAT narcissistic.
Before we proceed, here’s a disclaimer: this is not a post that’s geared to bashing Samsung and Android, but more of a post that’s focused on the ingenuity and relevance of Apple products. Apple users have long been enamored by its closed-wall garden where it enjoyed the Apple-way-of-doing-things, however, with stiff competition from a glut of Android phones has led Apple to offer some really cool and interesting features that are very useful.

1. Keyboard Track Pad

We all know the trials and tribulations of writing and editing, and one of the most annoying things that we have to deal with it highlighting a word or moving the cursor via a finger to the exact spot that deserves an edit. But with the iPhone 6 and its counterparts, you can simply deep press the keyboard aka 3D Touch, and turn it into a track pad that can effortlessly help you with your edits.

2. Peek & Preview

Another real nifty feature is where the 3D Touch capability offers you a chance to peek and preview website links, messages, and even pictures. It works with even third-party apps like Whatsapp as well, and it’s really useful for that busy individual who is always on the go and needs to assimilate information and decide whether it needs his or her quick attention.

3. 3D Touch For Short Cuts

This is pretty straightforward, and pretty darn useful. Basically, deep press whatever app to access a variety of shortcuts. It truly works great and helps avoid time wastage. Try it on third-party apps or even the Camera feature; it’s perfect to take that quick selfie and capture a memorable moment in a hurry.

4. Spotlight This!

Spotlight may have been around for some time, but with iOS 9 it offers you shows recent contacts and recently used apps, including other useful stuff like as well as links to nearby restaurants and coffee shop etc. Spotlight can be customized: Simply choose which apps you want to see by opening up Settings —> General —> Spotlight Search.

So there you have it. With the smartphone wars getting fiercer, more and note manufacturers are throwing more features into their phones. Let’s keep this an open forum; tell us in the comments below what your favorite feature is whether it be an iPhone or an Android product.

The Fuss About Mogo Reader

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We had the opportunity to have a chat with Vimukthi Liyanage, Founder and CEO, of Mogo Reader. If you’ve followed this blog closely, you would’ve come across an article on Kaawo; this app was also the brainchild of the same person who came up with Mogo Reader. The latter became the Global Winner for Google Success Stories Contest in 2014, and has racked up some star class reviews. Designed to be an intuitive news aggregator application, Mogo Reader is similar to Flipboard, and provides you with news congregating on your smartphone screen. The journey towards fame was certainly not easy, but as Vimukthi says: The environment to help prosper such ideas would not have been possible if not for the support of tech giants like Google. With Sri Lanka offering up a plethora of financially viable ideas that seek to offer a great deal of use, it would hardly come as a surprise that this island nation has become a home to some seriously smart startups. To understand the intuitiveness of Mogo Reader, you can watch a short video of it here; a more long-drawn out introduction of this award-winning application and an interview with its creator may be found here. So what made Mogo Reader such as success story? It’s simply because a need was identified where news was not present to be digested in local languages. Mogo Reader offers localized news that is also categorized in a simple and easy-to-digest form. The app offer its subscribers customizable news feeds and an interesting news reading experience which enables them to read what really matters to them. It is included with categories such as hot news, technology, politics, business, religious, fashion, and sports in the featured headings, in which the users are free to get what to read.

Do You Kaawo? 

One of the coolest apps to burst on the scene in Infotel 2015. Named Kaawo, it is a collaborative storytelling platform for multiple users to write about a common topic. The story can be an interesting fictional story or comprehensive news story. Here we are able to give the users an opportunity to create and improve a story in interactive way, it can be either reality or a fiction.
The brains behind Kaawo are Mogo Solutions that created Mogoreader, which is an award-winning news aggregator application that was the global winner of Google Success Stories out of 317 participants.
Mogo Solutions, at present, are ironing out some of the kinks present in Kaawo; but it truly is a collaborative effort, which needs to be tried and tested. Back in January, Kaawo just became one of the finalists of The Global Mobile Innovators Tournament, which is a competition organized by IBM in partnership with 4YFN (4 Years From Now) and four global telecommunications companies.
Although only available on Android for now, you can watch a short video about Kaawo here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMq7mqdNd4 and try it out here by requesting an invite here: http://www.kaawo.com/