Which Model of iPhone 12 would You Pick?

The Apple iPhone 12 comes in 4 variations.  In this blog an outline will be provided of the main features of each model.

The model designations are iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max.  Each model comes equipped with Apple’s 5G technology.  The 5G network is the most up to date network and gives users access to the fastest ever access.  Irrespective of  which iPhone you pick, you will be able to enjoy faster downloads, high-quality streaming, and buffer-free gaming.

iPhone 12 features guide

These iPhones contain Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. This chip is  the fastest ever fitted in any smartphone.  The result is incredible mobile performance and setting the standard for the competition.

To assist you in seeking to choose any one of these fantastic pieces of kit, a main features guide has been provided below.

iPhone 12

The brand new iPhone 12 is available in five attractive colours!

Like all of the iPhone 12 range has  5G technology and a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.

The iPhone 12 has the same display as iPhone 12 Pro, so if you’re wanting a taste of the Pro-life but don’t want to pay for it, then this one’s for you. Enjoy your favourite shows and films on a screen that gives super crisp detail unlike anything you’ve seen on iPhone before.

It’s also the perfect device for those of you who are accident prone. It features Apple’s new ceramic shield material, manufactured by introducing nano-ceramic crystals into glass.  This is the long way of saying if you drop it you are much less likely to break the screen.

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iPhone 12 mini – compact and pocket friendly

If you are a person who wants/needs a smaller/compact  phone then this is the one for you.  The great thing is that it has all the features of the larger iPhone 12 in a smaller package.

No, the above statement is not an error, the iPhone 12 mini comes with everything that iPhone 12 does, but on a smaller scale. The mini has a 5.4-inch display and weighs less than the standard iPhone 12, the 12 mini is the ideal go-anywhere phone.

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iPhone 12 Pro – with advanced camera and additional storage.

iPhone 12 Pro has an impressive 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display making it an ideal phone for those of you who love to watch movies and videos. With slimmer bezels and a new design with flat edges – the iPhone 12 Pro will give you the best view in the house.

Colours available are pacific blue, gold, silver, or graphite.  Make your friends envious with these attractive colours

The Pro comes with 6GB of RAM, 2GB more than the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. With this capacity of RAM the 12 Pro is the perfect phone for game lovers.  Users get a more fluid and seamless experience, with no lag or slow load times.  The Pro has  128GB minimum of storage, which is twice the amount of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini!

The iPhone 12 Pro also packs an impressive camera system with  wide and the ultra-wide lenses.  Night mode operates across all these cameras meaning you can capture great shots day or night.   You can even record great videos in Dolby Vision. Although the camera isn’t quite as good as the Pro Max – it’s still not one to miss.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max – the Top of the Range

If you are you passionate about film and photography, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the kit you need.

A huge 5x optical zoom courtesy of the telephoto lens, means you can get up close and personal with your photo subjects. The 5x zoom on the 12 Pro Max beats the 4x zoom on the Pro and the 2x on the 12 and mini – making it the best of the bunch if photography is what you love.

The Pro and Pro Max also have the ProRaw feature which gives users an advantage on their editing – giving social-media-ready shots in a flash!  The Pro Max has the LiDAR Scanner which lets you measure light distance and use pixel depth information of a scene.

All these features provide 12 Pro Max users a faster and more realistic experience, even in low light scenes! This phone excels both in photography and videography, allowing users to record in Dolby Vision and capture a huge 700 million colours!

If you want/need a large display then you got it as the 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen – the biggest ever on iPhone!  Just think of the view that will provide on movies and videos!

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O.K. An overview has been provided – so you decide what suits you.

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Fix “Give us a Minute” Errors on Windows 10

At times, you may come across the “Give us a minute, We’re updating app” error while trying to open apps on your computer. These errors are likely caused by miscommunications between the computer and updates and can be easily fixed through quick troubleshooting. Below, are mentioned some steps to fix the ‘Give us a minute’ app open error on Windows 10.

Fix ‘Give Us a Minute’ App Open Error on Windows 10

The error message reads, “Give us a minute. We’re updating [app name]. It should be ready to use again shortly.” It usually occurs when Windows is updating an app in the background, and it’s not ready for usage. You can try the troubleshooting steps below to fix the app open error on your Windows 10 computer.

1. Wait for Some Time

As noted, Windows could be trying to update the app in the background. So, make sure you’re connected to the internet and leave it as it is for a few minutes to see if everything goes back to normal. The app could take from seconds to minutes based on its size and your internet speed.

2. Reboot your PC

A simple reboot is enough to fix most temporary glitches. So, if an app is stuck during the update or doesn’t open at all despite giving it enough time, restart your computer once. Many apps require a reboot to complete the update, and doing so will likely fix the issue.

3. Install Updates via Microsoft Store

You can manually install the app updates through Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC. To do the same:

  1. Open Microsoft Store on your computer.
  2. Tap the three dots at the top-right corner and click on Downloads & Updates.
  3. Click on Update All.
  4. Keep the Microsoft Store open till the updates are installed.

Once the app is updated, try opening it as usual through the start menu or desktop shortcut.

4. Install Pending Windows Updates

Make sure that no updates are pending or waiting to be installed in Windows Update. To check the same, open Settings > Update & Security and see any pending downloads. If so, restart your computer after all updates are completed.

5. Reset the App Causing Issue

Another option is to reset an app to its default state. For instance, if the Windows Security app is giving the ‘Give us a minute error’ while opening, you can reset it to default in Windows settings.

To reset an app:

  1. Head to Settings > Apps on your PC.
  2. Select the app from the list.
  3. Click on Advanced Options below the app name.
  4. On the next screen, scroll down and tap Reset. Note that this will erase all the app data.

Can’t see the app? Open the start menu, right-click the app, and click on App Settings. You can then reset it on the next screen. This is the most common fix for the ‘Give us a minute’ error on Windows 10.

6. Use Windows Troubleshooter

If nothing works, you can run the Windows Troubleshooter to solve potential issues with the particular app on your computer, as follows:

  1. Head to Settings > Update & Security.
  2. On the next screen, select Troubleshoot from the sidebar at the left.
  3. Now, click on Additional Troubleshooters.
  4. Scroll down to Windows Store Apps, and tap Run the Troubleshooter.

Windows will now run its diagnostics and automatically find and fix the possible issues. Usually, resetting an app solves all the problems. But if in case it doesn’t, you can proceed with this method.

Wrapping Up

This was a quick guide on how you can fix the “Give us a minute” app open error on Windows 10. The error usually resolves automatically within a few minutes. However, if it doesn’t, you can follow the steps above to fix the issue. As mentioned, resetting the app is the most common fix and works almost every time for this problem.

Also, read- How to Stop Apps from Launching at Startup on Windows 10


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The Power of Apps on “IOS” or “ANDROID” Phones

Apps IOS

What is an App?

“Apps” enable you to do things quicker on your Phone and access Programs in a shorter time period without going through a number of additional steps to open a program.

“App” is short for Application and is a program you install on your phone to perform a specific task.

Some Apps come pre-installed on your phone, such as calendar, alarms, emails apps.  However, most Apps you may want to use will have to be downloaded from an App Store.  There is a separate store for Apple Apps and Android Apps, due to the fact they are two separate operating systems.

Apps for IPHONES and iPads

On either of these devices there will be an “App Icon”.  Tap on the App Icon store and you will be taken to the store and a reasonably easy to follow means of selecting what you require.

Your main source of finding preferred Apps will be the search button.  When you search for an APP to address a challenge you may have, then frequently there may be a choice of Apps.  Details will be provided for each App and often a rating system.  However many applications have a single unique App i.e. say a Banking Service.

Once you have decided on an App you want , tap “Get” to download it (or the price in the event it is a paid for App).  If it is a paid App you will have to enter your Apple ID password or use “finger print recognition” as ID.  When the App is fully downloaded you will be able to see the App on the screen.  When you tap on it it will Open and you will be able to use the features provided.

Apps for ANDROID PHONES and Tablets

To get an Android App you will need to go to the App for “Google Play Store” on your Home Screen or your App Drawer.  At the bottom of the screen select Apps and this will enable you to see the featured Apps or do a search using the “search bar” at the top of the App Screen.

To download the App tap “Install” if the App is Free or Price if a paid App.  If a paid App your will have to enter your Google Account details or use your finger print if this is set up on your machine.  When the App is installed tap Open or go to the App Drawer to access it.

Apps Android

Some Popular Apps to Try (most of which are Free)

Translation Services

Radio Apps – most radio stations have their own App.

Skype – make telephone calls.

Zoom – for video calls.

What’s App – for group communication mostly by text but also video.

Satnav – Google Maps can be downloaded and use for mapping journeys etc in real time.

Banking and Credit Card Apps for the Accounts you have with the relevant Banks.

There are literally thousands of Apps both free and paid.

Happy searching and using!