There are still two big problems with Apple's iPhones, but the iPhone 7 will solve one of them
It's about damn time...
The iPhone 7 will come with a familiar design, early reports said, and we immediately started wondering whether the 16GB storage tier will be kept in place for the cheapest new iPhone. As we moved closer to the iPhone 7’s actual launch, more and more reports started offering alleged evidence that the 16GB iPhone is going away.
Reports from multiple sources indicated that Apple would double memory across the board, replacing the 16GB/64GB/128GB storage setup it used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s with a 32GB/128GB/256GB lineup. A new leak indicates that the 32GB iPhone 7 is indeed real, and that’s good news to any iPhone fan looking to buy the cheapest iPhone 7 Apple will sell starting next week. More →
IFA 2016, an annual computing tradeshow held in Berlin, is one of the biggest dates on the calendar in terms of product launches. The show doesn’t officially start until the end of this week, but with some products about to be announced, here’s everything you have to look forwards to.
In case you didn’t know, Apple is going to kill the standard audio jack on the iPhone 7 – go grab your pitchfork. But how will it replace the 3.5mm headset port? How will it fix the problem it’s creating? After all, most of us already have at least one pair of regular wired headphones that will no longer work on a device that doesn’t have the audio jack, right? More →
You have to give Google credit. While the company’s primary revenue generator remains search-based advertising, Google has never been shy about exploring new ideas and business ventures. And while some of Google’s bold new initiatives have worked out swimmingly (Android), the vast majority have been, to put it bluntly, embarrassing failures. To be fair, this isn’t a knock against Google, but rather the inevitable result of the old adage that if you dream big, you run the risk of failing big.
Say what you will about Google, there’s simply no denying that the company loves to dream big. In turn, the company also has a long list of failures to its name. Whereas Apple prides itself on saying ‘no’, Google prides itself on saying ‘yes.’ In fact, Google’s failures are so numerous that it’s hard to pinpoint any specific venture as being the most disastrous. I mean, how can one reasonably choose between Google Wave, Google Plus or Google Glass?
The web is full of believable iPhone 7 rumors, and earlier leaks have revealed almost everything about the phone. But there are a few questions that still linger, as leaks move back and forth on the answers. One in particular concerns the new iPhones’ names. What will Apple call its “S” version of the iPhone 6s? iPhone 6SE is one name thrown around, but that’s terribly annoying. Others say that iPhone 7 is the chosen name for the upcoming new models. But one European carrier seems to already know the answer, and it’s not afraid to “mistakenly” list it on its website. More →
I hold to this day that Titanfall is the most dynamic, kinetic, entertaining and engaging first-person shooter of this generation. Unfortunately, we’ve become so accustomed to the carrot-on-a-stick multiplayer that Call of Duty and Battlefield have mastered that the lack of concrete rewards tainted Titanfall.
It didn’t matter that the game was fun — we wanted a single-player campaign, we wanted an addictive progression system and we didn’t get either. So within months, the player base had shrunk to a tiny fraction of its original size.
If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, you might want to hold off for a few weeks. With Apple set to introduce the iPhone 7 in just eight days, there’s really no point in plunking down your hard-earned money for an iPhone 6S or other iPhone model when a much better and faster model is just right around the corner.
There is an exception, though.
Tesla’s dealership model relies heavily on a CarMax-style no-haggling policy: you pay list price, and in return you get 0-60 in two and a half seconds. But according to some reports, Tesla is very quietly offering discounts to get older inventory out the door. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a Model S P90D, a $30,000 discount could be the difference maker.
Electrek reports that since Tesla unveiled the Model S P100D, taking the crown as the “Quickest Production Car in the World” in the process, there are some P90Ds left in inventory surplus to requirements.
Just one week after Sony accidentally revealed it was bringing PlayStation Now to PC, the streaming service has gone live in the United States. That means that you can play over 400 PlayStation 3 games on your computer right this very instant by heading to PSNow.com and clicking the button to download the app.
Sony might be having a bit of trouble in the smartphone market right now, but there are several hot industries where Sony is still a force to be reckoned with. The company’s TVs are among the best in the business, and the PS4 is the top console of this generation. Of course, Sony’s audio gear is still top notch as well, and Amazon has a big sale going right now on Sony wireless headphones, Bluetooth speakers and more. The sale ends on Saturday, September 3, and we’ve picked out the five best deals for you right here. More →
Microsoft just released the Xbox One S and Sony is preparing to unveil the PS4 Slim, but in a few short months, Nintendo will launch the first truly new major video game console since 2013. The NX is currently scheduled to release next March, but we still know hardly anything about the console, as Nintendo has been predictably tight-lipped ever since the console was announced.
So in truth, we don’t know anything concrete about the NX, and likely won’t for a few more months. But at the very least, what do we think we know? More →
Chris Brown is in a standoff with LA police after allegedly pulling a gun on a woman during an argument. The cops have surrounded Brown’s home, the rapper told them they’d need a search warrant to come inside, and then he started posting videos on Instagram about the whole affair.
According to the LA Times, officers responded to a call for help from a woman at about 3AM. She claimed that Brown “pointed a gun at her during a violent rage before she ran outside to call police.” Officers attempted to enter the premises, but Brown told them to go get a search warrant, which they are apparently doing.
There are still several free downloads left in yesterday’s post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but that won’t stop us from putting a fresh new list together for you today. We’ve got 11 iOS apps in total for you on Tuesday’s list, and you’ll find them all laid out below. Remember though, these sales could end at any time. More →