iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

By about 17 mins ago.

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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T-Mobile Service

T-Mobile’s coverage would be great if it weren’t for those pesky walls

By about 42 mins ago.

T-Mobile’s coverage would be great if it weren’t for those pesky walls

The sudden success of T-Mobile has been impressive. With an energetic CEO and some of the most competitive pricing in the industry, the “Un-carrier” has made a big splash, convincing thousands of smartphone owners to drop their plans and make the switch. There’s only one problem: T-Mobile’s coverage still doesn’t match up with that of Verizon and AT&T.

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Hit List

Android 5.0 Vs iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

By about 1 hour ago.

After initially showing off iOS 8 during its annual WWDC event this past summer, Apple finally released the software in September and then issued its first major update earlier this month. iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 represent huge steps forward for Apple’s mobile devices, bringing tons of great new functions to compatible iPhone and iPad models. Features like audio messaging, the new QuickType keyboard and Apple’s Continuity functionality are all awesome additions to iOS, but of course there is still plenty missing from Apple’s mobile platform.

Now that Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software is official, it’s time to take a look at a few key features found in Google’s latest and greatest that are sadly still absent in iOS. More →

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128GB iPhone 6 Plus Crash

The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about

By about 2 hours ago.

The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about

Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch was a great success for the company, with 2014 iPhones registering record sales according to Apple, several issues have stained Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, including iOS 8 software problems and the #Bendgate mess, to name just a few. More recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 6’s plastic antenna covers also come with one unexpected flaw. Now, AppleInsider points us to a growing thread on Apple’s support forum that details a potential software issue affecting iPhone 6 Plus handsets. More →

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Game Changers

Google Inbox Download

This free app is a fantastic alternative to Google’s game-changing email app ‘Inbox’

This free app is a fantastic alternative to Google’s game-changing email app ‘Inbox’

By about 2 hours ago.

Rumors swirled last year suggesting that Google was trying to acquire email startup Mailbox, but all that came to an end when Mailbox was acquired by Dropbox. So, Google decided to build its own Mailbox. Unveiled and released earlier this week, “Inbox” is Google’s new email app that has tech bloggers buzzing, once again heralding a fresh take on email as a game-changer. We have used the app ourselves and there’s no question that Google has done a terrific job so far of aping many of the best features from Mailbox and dumping them into a gorgeous interface with some great new features.

Inbox is an early beta and it still has a long way to go before it can be considered a complete email solution, and for the time being it only works with personal Gmail accounts. Also, the service is accessible only by invite, though invitations are fairly easy to come by (go here and click the link in the top right corner to request an invite).

Are you looking for a similar solution that’s even more comprehensive and works with a wider range of email services? We might have just the app you’re searching for. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Discrete Graphics Card Failure

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

By about 2 hours ago.

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

I am writing these words on a MacBook Pro. There are many like it, but this Mac is mine. My MacBook is the tool I use most in my life. My MacBook, without me, is useless. Without my MacBook, I am useless. I have learned all about its weaknesses, its strengths, its features and its accessories. I think I have mastered it, and managed to fix various issues to help keep it usable even though it’s an older machine — I even saved it from what could have been a fatal coffee incident, I swapped out the RAM and I replaced the hard drive with an SSD to speed it up.

But thankfully, I never had to deal with a major issue that Apple will not acknowledge and isn’t willing to fix, and which I certainly wouldn’t be able to repair on my own. More →

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Apple App Store Porn App

Why did Apple email porn to this man?

By about 3 hours ago.

Why did Apple email porn to this man?

Apple’s stance on porn in iOS apps is well-known, and such in-app content is likely to get an application rejected from the App Store until the developer addresses it. Even facilitating access to porn may be a good reason for Apple to prevent an application from reaching the App Store. In fact, a developer of one app that could offer users a way to access adult content has been contacted by Apple on the matter in an unexpected, explicit, and shocking way. More →

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Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone

This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

By about 4 hours ago.

This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

After purchasing the mobile arm of Nokia, Microsoft decided that all Nokia branding from its Windows Phone mobile devices must go, and instead be replaced by Lumia. The company is ready to make the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, and has posted images of what the new branding will look like on the Nokia blog. More →

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12-inch Sony iPad Pro Tablet

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

By about 5 hours ago.

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad model, referred to unofficially as the iPad Pro, is supposed to arrive at some point in 2015 according to certain reports, while others say the device is not considered “official” at Apple yet. Assuming Apple is going forward with iPad Pro plans, the gigantic tablet won’t be the only tablet to sport a bigger than 10-inch display next year. Digitimes has learned from Taiwan-based suppliers that several companies are working on large-size tablets supposed to launch next year in the first or second quarter. More →

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Apple GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Explained

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

The most surprising Apple-related story over the past few weeks hasn’t had anything to do with leaked gadgets — instead, it’s been about GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was a major supplier of sapphire screens for Apple products that shockingly filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps. More →

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Yosemite to Mavericks Downgrade

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

Apple’s 2014 OS X update is already available to plenty of Mac users — even though not all supported machines have what it takes to let users enjoy some of Yosemite’s coolest features — but that doesn’t mean all Mac owners who jumped on Yosemite after Apple released it last week are necessarily happy with the upgrade. Unlike with iOS 8 users, who can’t downgrade their iOS devices to iOS 7 (at least not officially), Mac users have the option of jumping back to Mavericks if they so desire, and OS X Daily has put together a quick guide on how to downgrade a Yosemite-running system to last year’s OS. More →

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Netflix Announces Three New Series

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

By on October 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

On Thursday, Netflix announced three new original series that aim to strike another blow to cable and network companies. The new shows are an animated series from comedian Bill Burr titled “F is for Family”; a dark mystery series called “Bloodline,” whose cast includes Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights; and a Canadian series called “Between.”

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