iPhone 6 Apple Store Lines

Ingenious homeless charity grabs spot at front of an iPhone 6 line, auctions it off to raise funds

Ingenious homeless charity grabs spot at front of an iPhone 6 line, auctions it off to raise funds

By about 3 hours ago.

If you’re already used to sleeping on the street, you might as well sleep outside the Apple Store for a few days leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 — after all, somebody might pay you a hefty sum for your spot in line. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a charity based in the United Kingdom that has grabbed a spot near the front of an iPhone 6 line and that is now auctioning it off on eBay to raise funds to help combat youth homelessness. More →

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Apple Watch and iPhone 6 Charger

This awesome Apple Watch wireless charger concept has hidden powers

By about 4 hours ago.

This awesome Apple Watch wireless charger concept has hidden powers

Apple is months away from releasing the new Apple Watch, so the device’s actual retail box is still a mystery. However, The Die Line features a concept from Design Packaging’s designer Evelio Mattos, who has come up with a clever retail box-wireless charger combination for the smartwatch that will also double as an iPhone dock that will be able to charge the watch and a smartphone at the same time. More →

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OnePlus One Preorder System

OnePlus One preorder program will launch near the end of October

By about 5 hours ago.

OnePlus One preorder program will launch near the end of October

There have been plenty of fantastic Android smartphones released over the last year, but none have generated quite as much excitement as the surprising OnePlus One. Seemingly from out of nowhere, OnePlus burst onto the scene with its new smartphone featuring a range of impressive specifications and an open source operating system. Obviously, Android users were champing at the bit to get their hands on the phone, but months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. More →

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iOS 8 Vs. iOS 7 Adoption

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

By about 6 hours ago.

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

iOS 8 released with great fanfare on Wednesday but so far comparatively few people have downloaded it and installed it compared with last year’s big launch of iOS 7. 9to5Mac points us to new data from mobile marketing firm Fiksu showing that 18 hours after its release, iOS 8 is being adopted at a far slower pace than iOS 7 was over the same time period last year. More →

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Game Changers

Galaxy S5 Note 4 Android L Update

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

By about 6 hours ago.

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

In the wake of iOS 8, the operating system that will power the soon-to-be-shipped iPhone 6, coverage of Android L has slowed to a crawl. Android L debuted over the summer to an overwhelmingly positive response, but as Google has been very deliberate about actually bringing the new OS to Android phones, many Android users have simply moved on with their lives. Thankfully, they might not have to wait much longer. More →

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iOS 8 DuckDuckGo Search

How this hidden iOS 8 add-on is protecting your Internet anonymity

By about 7 hours ago.

How this hidden iOS 8 add-on is protecting your Internet anonymity

Apple is calling iOS 8 the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the addition of the App Store. That’s a bold claim, but as the adoption rate slowly climbs in anticipation of the iPhone 6 launch, users are finding plenty of new features to back it up. Widgets, extensions and Continuity have received a majority of the attention from early adopters, but Fast Company has brought our attention to another hidden add-on that could help address important privacy concerns. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4

It doesn’t take a genius to see Samsung didn’t even try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus launch

By about 8 hours ago.

It doesn’t take a genius to see Samsung didn’t even try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus launch

Aside from a couple of distinct ad campaigns taking hits at Apple after the iPhone 6 launch – including a horrible one followed by a more successful bashing approach – Samsung didn’t really try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, although it could have at least given it a shot. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Jailbreak

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

By about 9 hours ago.

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

For some iPhone and iPad users, jumping aboard iOS 8 is not an easy decision — not because they’re worried about whether their older iOS device can deliver a great experience with the new software, but because they’re currently enjoying an iOS 7.1.2 jailbroken device. As is always the case with fresh iOS releases, jailbreak users are advised against installing the new update (in this case iOS 8) on devices that can’t be restored to an older, jailbreak-able, iOS release. But jailbreak hackers are apparently already at work on the first iOS 8 jailbreak, iJailbreak reports. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus First Image

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Here is our first look

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Here is our first look

By about 9 hours ago.

Here we go… as is tradition, we always manage to get our hands on Apple’s new iPhones a wee bit early. This year brings two different models, and judging by what has been reported and written, the iPhone 6 is the evolution of the iPhone line, while the iPhone 6 Plus can almost be considering a new type of product for Apple — one that might even be able to replace the iPad mini.

Here are my initial observations, followed by a boatload of photos. More →

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SwiftKey Swype iOS Download

It looks like iPhone users really were desperate to dump the default iOS keyboard

By about 10 hours ago.

It looks like iPhone users really were desperate to dump the default iOS keyboard

Free at last, iPhone users, your keyboards are free at last. Just a day after the release of iOS 8, which for the first time allowed support for third-party keyboards on iOS, it looks like iPhone users have been installing popular keyboard apps such as Swype and SwiftKey in droves. More →

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Best iOS 8 Features Family Sharing

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

By about 10 hours ago.

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

Apple has rolled out a ton of great new features with iOS 8 but one that has flown a bit under the radar so far is Family Sharing, a new feature that will let you share your app purchases with up to six different family members’ accounts. Now, however, AppleInsider has put together a terrific how-to guide for getting Family Sharing up and running on your iOS devices so you can share the movies, music and apps you’ve purchased with everyone in your family. More →

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iOS 8 App Store Features

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

By about 10 hours ago.

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

During this year’s WWDC, Apple made several announcements related to iOS, OS X and the App Store that targeted both regular device users and app developers. One of the new Apple Store features introduced at the event was something called app bundles that promises developers they’ll be able to bundle together multiple apps and sell these special packages to iOS users when iOS 8 arrives. The bundles will offer users cheaper access to apps: each bundle will be more expensive than the individual prices of the apps in it, but cheaper for the user than buying each included app separately. Now, these app bundles are finally live in the App Store. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

By about 11 hours ago.

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

With countless devices available from dozens of different vendors, Android has taken a significant lead in the international smartphone market. Last week, Apple made its biggest move yet to start converting Android users back to iOS with the unveiling of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and based on the latest data, it looks like the company’s gamble paid off. More →

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