iPhone users will now be able to download a Twitter widget app called “NC”, which displays content and messages through the iPhone’s Notifications center. The iOS Developer Akhil Tolani, is the one that created the NC Twitter app and is currently charging about $1.99 for the download.
What exactly does the NC app do? It allows you to view your Twitter timeline and mentions from your lockscreen or inside any active app so that you can quickly get updates from your friends and followers with one simple touch. This means that you can access Twitter and all your favorite content without quitting the game you’re playing or closing out other apps because the widget works straight from the Notifications menu.
You still will not be able to pin the widget to your main home screen for instant updates without having to push a button- which is a common widget feature among rival Android devices, but iPhone widget developers are starting to get pretty creative to find ways around the iOS limitations by utilizing the Notifications center to allow more freedom and control over what they can do with widgets and how they operate. I’m sure you will see other similar widgets start to pop up soon.
The NC Twitter widget currently runs on iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iphone, iPod touch and iPad devices. They also say that the app widget is optimized to run for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus devices.For more information or if you would like to download the NC twitter app, you can visit the NC Twitter app by following the provided link- NC iTunes page.
iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus users that are on the Verizon and T-mobile networks will be able to activate HD voice in a few easy to follow steps. Both T-Mobile and Verizon currently offers nationwide VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service with improved audio quality. Other networks such as AT&T also has limited HD voice services, but it is not widely accessible at the moment and is only available from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and certain parts of Minnesota. At the moment, the Sprint network does not currently offer VoLTE service for iphone.
If you would like to activate Advanced Calling 1.0, first you will need to log on to your Verizon account, then go to the “Manage My Account” menu, click on “Change Features”, then choose “Add Advanced Calling”, from there you should be able to set it up to activate your HD voice. However, there are a few problems with HD voice as the VoLTE service is still fairly new and not widely accessible to all devices and networks, which means that you will experience frequent dropped calls if you leave the 4G LTE area, or you might experience problems connecting to another device that is not compatible. If you leave the 4G LTE area the connection will be too weak to hold the call and you will be disconnected from the call. It appears that both users will only be able to use HD voice if both callers are using VoLTE ready phones on the same carrier, such as two Iphone 6 users on Verizon’s network.
As time and technology progresses you can expect to see more VoLTE ready phones hit the market as 4G LTE service becomes the new standard for nationwide HD calling.
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