iPhone 8 Set to be Over $1000?

iPhone 8 Concept Martin Hajek - Ongoing Issues

So the current hot topic on the iPhone 8 is price.  It is being speculated that the newest iPhone will cost over $1000 (£950 at current price Apple difference).  Do you think you would pay that for the latest and greatest iPhone?

I think we all agree, Apple really need to get this right in order for us to shell out that kind of money for a Smartphone.  I mean let’s put it into perspective, a top end iPad Pro is $999 (£909), a MacBook Air starts at $999 (£949), you can get an entry level iMac for $1099.00 (£1049) and a top end Mac Mini for $999 (£949).  The new iPhone has to be really special.

Only time will tell, and unfortunately nowadays the released rumours towards the release of a new Apple product tend to be near to correct, so no major surprises normally which is a real shame.  You never know though, maybe this will be the break through moment for Apple where they come back from what is often referred to as a lull period.

Check out Forbes report on why and how they think the iPhone 8 will be so expensive:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/05/21/apple-leak-iphone-8-price-increase/#1b80824d1b31


Credit iPhone Featured image: iPhone 8 Concept Martin Hajek

Siri Vs Google Assistant

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CNBC put Siri and Google Assistant head to head and we’re sure you won’t be surprised of the result.

That’s right, Google Assistant comes out on top!  Apple have needed to improve Siri for a long time.  You are often not given the answer you need or are simply referred to a Bing search, really, what use is that!

CNBC set the following challenges for each of the assistants:

  • Translate a line of English into Spanish
  • Ask how long it will take to get home
  • Where is the nearest petrol station
  • Play a music video on YouTube
  • Send a text
  • Ask about a market cap
  • Ask who won a sports game
  • Ask how tall a bridge is
  • Turn on lights
  • Show pictures of a location

Are you surprised about the results?  Let us know in the comments section below!

Check out CNBC’s full report here:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/20/siri-vs-google-assistant-on-iphone.html



MacBook Refresh on The Way?

The Verge report that Apple may be updating their entire MacBook range at this years WWDC.

It’s expected that the MacBook Pro will see an upgraded to Intel’s Kaby Lake Processor and the MacBook Air seeing a processor seeing an upgrade too.  There is no mention of a screen update which  needed.

Apple certainly need to invest more into their laptop range as they are slowly slipping behind in desirability.  With laptops like the Dell XPS 13″ and Windows 10 constantly improving, especially with latest creators update, offering a range of tools to enable you to be creative online.

Check out The Verge’s report HERE.



Microsoft Hardware and Software Event May 2nd NY

Microsoft are holding a special hardware and software event in NY today, May 2nd at 9:30AM ET / 6:30AM PT.

Microsoft fan Tom Warren reports on what we can expect from this event in his latest Verge post:

Microsoft’s Chromebook event: what to expect

Tom expects to see:

  • A new version of Windows 10 to compete with Chrome OS
  • Microsofts own answer to Chromebook
  • A focus on Education
  • A view into the future of Microsoft Office

Make sure you check out Tom’s article for full information on his predictions.

We are excited to see what Microsoft has to introduce to us and you never know, they may have further surprises up their sleeve!



Google Allo….Goodbye!

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Google Allo Promo Graphic - Ongoing IssuesWill you say hello to Google Allo?

Ongoing Issues is a fan of Google, and we like what they have done with Google Allo but, do we really need another messaging app?  We think that WhatsApp has the cross platform messaging covered, and we are  already split between iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, not forgetting LinkedIn Messaging for our professional network.  Will the public adopt Google Allo?  We’re not sure they will, we certainly won’t be at this time.

Check out exactly what Google Allo can do in their promo video, ‘Say hello to #GoogleAllo’:

 

If You Haven’t Updated to iOS 9.3.5 Do It!

iOS 9.3 LogoThere is a massive security flaw in iOS 9 which can be fixed by you updating to iOS 9.3.5.  It is very important that you do this as soon as possible.

For more information on the iPhone’s first remote jailbreak exploit, read The Verge’s article here:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/25/12646656/iphone-vulnerability-ios-patch-remote-jailbreak