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What's New in iOS 9.1 October 28 2015

It's been a little over the month since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released to great fanfare and outstanding sales. These new models launched with iOS 9, the latest iteration of Apple's mobile operating system that runs on iPhones and the iPad. After a couple of subsequent releases designed to fix bugs and improve overall performance, Apple released iOS 9.1. While the change in version number may not seem significant, it does bring several new features and improvements. Let's take a look.

If you use the default Apple keyboard and like to make heavy use of emojis, you'll find over 140 new ones to make use of, including one that might be considered explicit. These emojis will also work on the Apple Watch.

Focusing specifically on the newer 6S and 6S Plus models, the Live Photos feature has been significantly improved. In case you are unaware of how it works, you can snap photos and take a couple of seconds of video at the same time, essentially turning it into the equivalent of a GIF animation. The new improvements in iOS 9.1 addressing Live Photos means you can now stop recording/snapping when you raise or lower your phone, reducing the odds of grabbing pictures you didn't intend to.

Video editing enthusiasts using the iPad Air 2 or the iPad Pro will finally be able to edit 4K video on their device with the iOS 9.1 update, so be sure to update if you haven't already done so.

Felix Brand sells iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands. Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order one of our many different mobile device accessories today.

 


Turn Any Pen into a Stylus with StretchWrite October 21 2015

During last month's Apple product announcement, one of the new products the company highlighted was its Apple Pencil, a digital stylus designed to work with its then newly announced iPad Pro tablet.  Among its many features is the ability to determine pressure sensitivity, angle and its Bluetooth capabilities that allow it to communicate with the internal system as well as the iPad Pro's screen.  All of these new features come with the asking price of $100, which may seem excessive if you only use a stylus on occasion.  This is where the Felix StretchWrite comes in.

With the Felix StretchWrite, virtually any pen or pencil you happen to have lying around suddenly becomes a makeshift stylus.  The StretchWrite fits most standard pens and pencils and works with just about any modern tablet you might have.  Just insert the pen or pencil into the StretchWrite, flip it around and use the other end to jot down notes or make drawings on your existing iPad, your Kindle Fire or any of the Samsung Galaxy tablets.   StretchWrite provides comfort, and its rubber design ensures a firm grip when you're unleashing your creativity and sketching on your tablet.  You can choose from two different packs available in red-gray or blue-pink.  Both packages bring a pair of StretchWrites and cost $9.99.

The StretchWrite is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your StretchWrite today.


Watch Video Hands-Free with the SmallHands October 13 2015

When you're watching videos on your phone, one of the more annoying things is having to constantly hold the phone up to watch at a comfortable angle.  The only other option you have is to purchase a case with a built-in kickstand, which adds unnecessary bulk to your phone.  What do you do when you're watching a movie and need both hands to do something else?  The SmallHands accessory might be the perfect solution.

Whether you're planning on watching a movie, video chatting, or maybe want to have both hands available to snap a selfie at a particular angle, the SmallHands accessory is designed to be the perfect stand.  It will stand comfortably on your desk, your kitchen table, or even those tiny airplane trays so you can kick back and see everything on your screen while having both of your hands available.  Intended to be used in both landscape or portrait mode, all you need to do is squeeze the lightweight SmallHands, clip it to your phone and then adjust to your desired angle.  Throw it in your pocket or bag and you'll always have this convenient stand available no matter where you go.  The SmallHands is available in five different colors and works with both iPhone and Android devices.

The SmallHands is only one of many different accessories sold by Felix.  We also sell iPhone cases and accessories such as our universal tablet stands.  Visit our website www.felixbrand.com for information on our other products or to order your SmallHands today.