Early iOS 8 details emerge - big improvements coming!
A new report from an extremely solid source reveals new details surrounding Apple's upcoming iOS 8 update (and even a few tidbits about iOS 9)
While the iPhone 5c has been seen as a disappointment when it comes to sales, the phone may still have a future in Apple’s iPhone lineup after all. A new report from Macotakara (via AppleInsider,) a fairly solid source for Apple-related leaks, reveals that the iPhone 6 phablets may have a design inspired by the iPhone 5c and the seventh-generation iPod nano. More →
The two leading wireless carriers in the United States built up huge smartphone user bases while luring customers in with unlimited data plans. The writing was on the wall years ago, however, and as mobile data usage exploded, Verizon Wireless and AT&T both dumped their unlimited plans in favor of tiered data offerings that slam users with overage charges if they use too much data in a billing period. Sprint and T-Mobile continue to use unlimited data plans as a point of differentiation with their larger rivals but as one analysis pointed out this week, the days of unlimited data at Sprint and T-Mobile are numbered. More →
Following news that Comcast and Netflix had reached a deal whereby Netflix would pay the Internet Service Provider a fee in order to ensure Netflix subscribers have a smooth viewing experience, people panicked and cried that net neutrality was dead. While that’s not entirely true, what is now a matter of fact is that Netflix service performance on Comcast’s network has improved fairly substantially since the company ponied up what many refer to as a “ransom.” More →
After a pretty convincing iPhone 6 concept video imagined what Apple’s next-gen iPhone may actually have to offer, a wilder concept proposes more advanced but very unlikely iPhone 6 features. The design team at SET Solution, which created several concept videos for upcoming Apple devices, imagined a new way the iPhone could compete against phablets and even tablets without Apple having to significantly increase the display size of the smartphone. More →
Apple just released iOS 7.1 to the public on Monday but now it’s time to move on. We first saw details surrounding Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 update begin to trickle out last month, including the uncovering of a new Healthbook app that will see Apple’s mobile platform join the recent rush of fitness-related apps and features that are pouring into smartphones. Now, 9to5Mac is back with a report covering more new features set to arrive in Apple’s iOS 8 update later this year. More →
So let’s say you’ve downloaded iOS 7.1 but you don’t have time to figure out all the new features it has. Fear not! A handy video posted by iTwe4kz breaks down everything that’s new with iOS 7.1, from major changes to minute details that you probably never would have noticed. The most important thing to know about iOS 7.1 is that you should not download it if you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone — Apple has patched all the holes that allowed for the iOS 7 jailbreak and you’ll have to wait a bit before there’s another jailbreak update for 7.1. More →
I swore I would never try Jawbone’s future fitness bands after having such an awful experience with the second-generation UP. But when I finally gave in and bought the new UP24, I quickly learned that it is indeed the best fitness tracking band in the world. Until recently, only iPhone owners had access to Jawbone’s UP24 band because the Android version of the company’s UP app didn’t support the new model. As of Tuesday, however, that changes. More →
Microsoft is finally ready to ship the promised Surface Power Covers, as the company is currently taking pre-orders on its website, ZDNet reports, having revealed a March 19 launch date for the accessory. Priced at $199.99 in the U.S., the cover can extend battery life of up to 70% while still acting as a full keyboard and a screen cover for the Surface tablet. The device also recharges the battery of the Surface tablet while in use. More →
The HeadWatch is a brand new smartwatch concept that’s currently raising money on Indiegogo in hope of becoming a commercial product. In addition to offering the expected smartwatch features, the device also doubles as a Bluetooth headset that could be used together with a smartphone that’s paired with the device. The concept resembles Huawei’s recently launched TalkBand wearable, which is a fitness band with a detachable screen that doubles as a Bluetooth headset.
First things first: Killzone Shadow Fall looks absolutely amazing on the PlayStation 4. There isn’t much room for debate — you can check out some gorgeous Killzone Shadow Fall panoramic screenshots here, or read our in-depth Killzone Shadow Fall review here. But there is plenty of debate, senseless though it may or may not be, surrounding whether or not the new game is actually displayed at true native 1080p resolution.
If you’ve got more than $2,000 to spend and you love PC gaming then it looks like you can’t go wrong with the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro, which from Engadget’s description sounds like the best gaming laptop we’ve seen this year. According to Engadget, the GS60 Ghost Pro features a 15.6-inch display and a NVIDIA GPU that MSI says “should be able to handle many of the latest games at high settings on their unit’s optional “3K” (2,880 x 1,620) display.” But that’s not the best part — no, the best part is that the GS60 Ghost Pro is ridiculously light for such a high-powered laptop and checks in at just 4.4 pounds while measuring in at 19.5 millimeters thick. Other specs for the laptop include an Intel Core i7 processor, dual SSD storage and 802.11ac WiFi. The laptop starts at around $2,200, which sounds expensive but is actually about a reasonable price for a high-powered gaming laptop.