Apple and Nokia have announced a resolution to the patent dispute that began late last year. In addition to settling all litigation related to the intellectual property dispute, the two companies have also agreed to a multi-year patent license, which will see Nokia providing certain network infrastructure products and services to Apple, and Apple returning Nokia’s digital health products (formerly Withings) to its store shelves. The two companies…
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You would have observed that some of the Java-based phones offered – “Call Record” option back then. However, the same does not apply to our smartphones. Especially, when it comes to an iPhone, you cannot record the voice calls without utilizing additional tools because there is no native support for it.
Do you need a Jailbroken device in order to record calls on iPhone? No! We have a couple of solutions that would let you record calls on iPhone.
1. Record Both Incoming & Outgoing Calls: Using 3rd Party Apps
The best way to record calls on iPhone would be to utilize the apps available at the App Store. It is the most easiest and convenient way to record both incoming and outgoing calls on iPhone. However, in order to do it, you will have to have a few bucks for in-app purchases to record calls on iPhone.
Here, we would suggest two of the best call recording apps for iPhone.
Call Recorder Lite
Call Recorder Lite is a free-to-download app available at the App Store. It only supports a handful of countries like the United States of America, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
After you have successfully installed the application, you will have to select a local number through which your calls would be connected and recorded. Be aware of the roaming charges if you select a number that is not local to you. With the free version, you get to record everything but you will not be able to access the audio recorder past 60 seconds.
So, you would have to upgrade it to the premium version at just 10 USD which removes the restriction and lets you easily share or export the full call recording.
Call Recorder – IntCall
With this call recorder installed you get to only record the outgoing calls. However, it supports a whole lot of countries to record the outgoing calls.
IntCall requires you to have an active Internet connection which it utilizes to connect and record the calls. Similar to any other call recording apps out there, IntCall is free to install but you would need credits to make outgoing calls while recording them.
You can take a look at the price list after installing the app. For instance, it works with 0.10 USD/min if you make a call to someone in India. So, you would have to add credits in order to make the outgoing call and the voice call would be automatically recorder with no additional steps. To give you a head start, the app offers 0.30 USD of free credit to see how it works. You can then buy more credits if it proves to good enough.
2. Record Incoming Calls: Using Google Voice
Do note that Google Voice is a US-only service for now. So, if are from the United States, you can record your incoming calls using Google Voice.
To get started, simply visit Google Voice’s settings page (Sign in if you are asked).
Now, click on the “Calls” tab from the left sidebar.
Scroll down a bit to find the incoming recording call option as shown in the image below.
After you have enabled the option, you can record an incoming voice call to your Google voice number by tapping “4”.
3. Record Both Incoming & Outgoing Calls: Using External Voice Recorder
If nothing works out for you, external voice recorders could come handy. However, getting an external voice recorder to record calls on iPhone is an expensive take. Nevertheless, if you are ready to do that, you can get started by looking for a Bluetooth call recorder tailored for iPhone.
We could point you to one such product which costs 100 USD (approx). You can keep an eye out for similar devices to help you out for the cause.
Now that you have known about some interesting ways with which you can record calls on iPhone. Would you mind sharing your method to record calls on iPhone? Did you utilize an app? An external voice recorder?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Earlier this year it was reported that IKEA would be getting into the smart lighting game by launching their own smart lightbulbs. Given that existing solutions out there aren’t exactly cheap, IKEA’s solution should be an affordable answer to homeowners who are looking to outfit their homes with smarter appliances.
Now the good news for Apple users is that according to a report from iPhone-Ticker (via 9to5Mac), it seems that IKEA is updating its current lineup of smart lightbulbs to make them compatible with Apple’s HomeKit system. What this means is that with HomeKit compatibility, users will be able to control the lighting system using the Home app amongst other things.
That’s not all as the report claims that IKEA will also be making their system compatible with other connected platforms, such as Google Home and the Amazon Echo, thus giving users more ways of controlling their home’s lighting system. This is said to be arriving in the summer and that IKEA will retrofit the functionality, meaning that users won’t need to buy a brand new system just to get the features.
For those unfamiliar, the IKEA smart lightbulbs are priced starting from as low as $11.99, this is versus other competing brands such as the Philips Hue which starts at $25.
The iPhone 8 has yet to be officially announced but it seems that we can already get a jump on iPhone 9 related rumors. In a report from The Bell (via PhoneArena) out of Korea, it seems that Apple could already be lining up suppliers for the iPhone 9, and if their report is true, Samsung could be one of them.
The report claims that Apple and Samsung have come to an agreement in which the latter company will be shipping more than 180 million OLED panels for Apple’s 2018 flagship, which is more than double of what Apple is rumored to have ordered from Samsung this year. Given that Apple could potentially be launching more than one OLED iPhone model in 2018, we suppose the increase in shipments makes sense.
There have been reports that claim Apple will make the switch to OLED, and the Apple Watch was actually a good indication of Apple stepping in that direction. However this year Apple is said to be only launching one OLED iPhone model in the form of the iPhone 8, which is also rumored to be a celebration of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.
Should Apple plan on revamping their entire lineup, it makes sense that they’d want to get their hands on as much supply as possible. Of course you should take this with a grain of salt for now, but if you’d love to see more OLED iPhones, 2018 could be the year to look forward to.
Towards the end of 2016, Nokia filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in which they claimed that Apple had infringed upon 32 patents that belonged to them. However it looks like whatever beef either company had with each other is gone because the dispute has come to an end with a new licensing agreement.
It should be noted that Nokia’s patent licensing agreement with Apple was previously said to be good until the end of 2016, so we guess it makes sense that they are renewing it now. According to Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer at Nokia, “This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple. It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers.”
With this new agreement, it is said that Nokia will be providing “certain network infrastructure products and services” to Apple, while Apple has agreed to return health products owned by Nokia to Apple’s retail and online store, which in case you didn’t know are Withings-branded products which Apple promptly removed following Nokia’s lawsuit.
Unsurprisingly the figures involved in the new licensing agreement were not disclosed, but Apple is expected to pay Nokia an upfront cash payment along with additional revenues from the future stemming from the new agreement.
With all the rumored new-fangled features that will allegedly be coming to the iPhone 8, like OLED displays, a glass and aluminum body, wireless charging, an embedded fingerprint sensor, and so on, it sounds like the upcoming iPhone 8 could get pricey. Recently an analyst took a stab at the phone’s pricing which could start at $999.
However it seems that not all analysts believe that will be the case. According to Business Insider, they quote UBS analyst Steven Milunovich who has offered his opinion in which he thinks that the iPhone 8 will start $870, which is admittedly slightly more affordable. This is also the model with 128GB of storage as Milunovich believes that Apple will not offer a 32GB variant for the iPhone 8.
He then suggests that the model with 256GB of storage could be priced at $1,070 which is considerably more expensive. At this time there is no word on when the iPhone 8 will be launched. There were talks about a possible delay due to shortage on components/complexities in manufacturing, but recently the reports are claiming that the iPhone 8 could be on track for a September launch.
Take it all with a grain of salt for now, especially since no one seems to be able to settle on a firm price, but here’s hoping that the iPhone 8 would be too costly, even by Apple’s standards.
Word has it that Apple has a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro in the works that could be unveiled this coming June at WWDC 2017. In terms of design we’re not sure what to expect – could it be that Apple will stick to the current iPad Pro design? Or will the new iPad Pros start to adopt some of the rumored iPhone 8’s design features?
According to a tweet by Benjamin Geskin, maybe not. Geskin’s tweet claims that the new iPad Pro will not be adopting a bezel-less design and that the home button will still be present. This means that for all intents and purposes, the new iPad Pros should look similar to their predecessors and that the changes will most likely be under the hood.
iPad Pro 10.5′ WON’T be bezel-less.
Still bezels. Still home button.
7mm side bezels. 19mm up & down. (approx)
Render coming soon
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) May 22, 2017
We suppose that’s not the worst thing to hear, plus we can only assume that Apple would want to keep the iPhone 8’s design features a secret (or as much as possible) before the reveal. Another tweet by Geskin also revealed alleged cases for the iPad Pro, both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models.
What’s interesting about these cases is the camera cutout which seems to be similar to what we’ve seen with the iPhone 8, but some have speculated that this is to make room for one camera lens and one flash unit, as opposed to the iPad Pros sporting a dual camera system. Either way take it with a grain of salt and check back with us in a couple of weeks where hopefully we’ll have the details to share.
2017 iPad Pro 10.5′ & iPad Pro 12.9′ cases.
(No new iPad mini this year) pic.twitter.com/Ft3FH48Yzy
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) May 22, 2017
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been treated to a fair number of iPhone-related leaks. Earlier leaks have suggested that the iPhone 8 could move Touch ID to the rear of the phone, although subsequent leaks and renderings have since suggested that will not be the case, or will it?
In the last image uploaded onto Slashleaks (via 9to5Mac), it shows an alleged drawing of the iPhone 8 and as you can see, it clearly shows that there is a cut out below the Apple logo in which it is presumed that is where the fingerprint sensor will be going. This is versus the rumors which have suggested that Apple could be going for an embedded sensor.
That being said, we should point out that it is hard to verify if the drawing we see is the real deal to begin with, since it probably wouldn’t be too hard to photoshop something like that. An alternative possibility is that the leak we are seeing could be based on an older design, such as an earlier prototype in which Apple was toying with the idea of a rear-facing Touch ID sensor.
In any case public opinion seems to be that a rear-facing sensor wouldn’t really be the best design, as we have seen from the backlash from Samsung’s decision for the Galaxy S8. Either way we won’t know until the phone is official so do take it with a grain of salt for now.
There have been rumors to suggest that Apple’s iPhone 8 could be delayed due to shortages and also due to the complexity of manufacturing the components that Apple needs for the phone. This has resulted in reports indicating that the phone could be released in the later part of the year, or possibly even early next year.
However according to a report from Seeking Alpha (via Cult of Mac), it seems that analyst at Morgan Stanley think that Apple will no longer encounter any delays with the launch of the iPhone 8, and that it is apparently still on track for a launch this September which is usually around that time of the year that Apple makes new iPhone announcements.
So much so that the analysts have given Apple’s stock price a price target boost based on the belief that there aren’t going to be any delays. Of course this is just the opinions of analysts who may or may not end up being right, so you’ll obviously want to take this with a grain of salt for now, although we guess we wouldn’t be surprised if initial stock was low as Apple tends to run into shortages at launch due to overwhelming demand.
The latest from the analysts seem to back a tweet by @OnLeaks earlier this month in which he states that mass production is on track for August in anticipation of a launch in September, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
According to my sources: DVT started last month. PVT will start between June and July. Final mass production in August for September launch. https://t.co/2M2YyMjyi8
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) May 11, 2017
Unlike some other music streaming services such as Spotify which offers users a free tier, Apple Music does not have such an offering. Instead the best that Apple Music can do is offer users a free 3 month trial, after which users will have to start paying a monthly subscription fee if they wish to keep using the service.
However interestingly enough, it seems that the free 3 month trial is no longer being offered in some parts of the world. This includes Australia, Spain, and Switzerland, and according to each country’s Apple website, it has been noted that Apple will be charging these users for the free trial instead, although we suppose it isn’t really free anymore.
Users in those countries who have yet to sign up for Apple Music or take advantage of the service’s free trial will now have to pay a small fee of $0.99 in their local currency. Basically this gives users 3 months of access to Apple Music, but after which they’ll have to fork out the full subscription fee to keep using the service.
We’re not sure what prompted Apple to make the change, but given that Apple has agreed to pay artists for songs streamed during the free trial period, presumably this small fee will help to offset some of those costs. So far only three of those countries are affected by this and we’re not sure if there are plans to eventually apply this to other parts of the world.