The 5 best new features coming to your iPhone today in iOS 8
Apple's iOS 8 software will finally be released to the public today - here are the five best new features to look forward to!
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the iPhone 6 before its unveiling was whether or not the device would come with a scratch-proof sapphire display. Now that we know the new device won’t have a sapphire screen, the question becomes whether Apple ever intended to use sapphire on the device at all. More →
The Internet has changed the way we shop for birthdays, holidays and just about every one of life’s big events. Given enough time, nearly any product from any corner of the world can be shipped to your doorstep, but when you have to depend on retailers and delivery services, sometimes things don’t go as planned. So if you’re one of the unfortunate souls who have had to make a disgruntled phone call on December 23rd, the latest FTC rules should warrant a sigh of relief. More →
One surprise during Apple’s big event last week was that the company unveiled two new products… and neither of them contained the letter “i.” Although we expected Apple to show off its first-ever wearable computer at the event, we thought that it would be called either the iWatch or iBand and were a little surprised to see it labeled the Apple Watch. Similarly, Apple’s mobile payment platform was dubbed Apple Pay instead of iPay, which further signaled Apple might be moving in a different direction when it comes to branding. More →
Apple may be preparing a massive Apple Watch launch for 2015, a new report from Digitimes indicates, citing unnamed sources at LG Display. Apparently, Apple will order as many as 5 million AMOLED displays each month for the Watch, with sources revealing that Apple wants to sell as many as 50 million units next year. Interestingly, the report goes on to say that Apple decided not to purchase any displays from Samsung, even though the Korean giant’s AMOLED technology for mobile devices has been praised in recent reviews.
Over the past year, Samsung has announced a mind-numbing six different smartwatches that run on four different platforms and none of them so far have come close to being hits. This fact isn’t lost on Jeff Williams, who serves as Apple’s senior vice president for operations and who was chosen to be the project lead for the Apple Watch. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Williams takes a dig at Samsung’s approach to flooding the market with gobs of different gadgets and hoping that one of them will manage to stick. More →
Earlier this week, PayPal joined a long line of companies that sought to mock, belittle or bash Apple in marketing messages in an effort to promote competitive offerings. Focusing on the recent “Nudegate” scandal in which hundreds of nude photos and videos of celebrities were leaked as a result of iCloud breaches, Paypal posted a promotional note suggesting that because iCloud was hacked using brute force attacks, Apple’s new mobile payment service Apple Pay is not secure.
It remains to be seen if PayPal’s efforts will yield any gains, but history is not on the company’s side. So far all we’re seeing is backlash, and the latest shots at PayPal were fired by a former executive. More →
Apple has kept iPhone pricing in place rather than increase it for the iPhone 6, even while offering more storage to users – in fact, the 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 models purchased either on-contract or off-contract are cheaper than their corresponding predecessor – though it also introduced the more expensive iPhone 6 Plus versions this year. However, Apple appears to be paying a lot more than in previous years to make the handsets, a new Quartz report reveals. More →
Tired of watching unbalanced videos that you’ve shot on your Android phone? Don’t worry about it — just install Horizon, a brilliant new Android app that will keep your camera steady at a horizontal angle no matter how you’re holding your phone. This means that you’ll be able to hold your phone upright in portrait mode and still shoot videos that give you a nice wide horizontal landscape. More →
Whether you’re currently in the process of downloading iOS 8 or you’re trying to uncover all the hidden features that Apple didn’t highlight before release, you probably haven’t had a chance to try out many of the new third-party keyboards which have just begun to populate the App Store. Thankfully, MacRumors has put together a list of all the best keyboards for your perusal. More →
iOS 8 is a huge update for many reasons — not only has it added a ton of new features such as interactive notifications widgets and support for app extensions, but it’s also literally a huge update that will take up a lot of storage space on your iPhone. The Wall Street Journal has put together some tips and tricks to help iPhone users with limited storage free up enough space to download and install the new update. More →
So we already know about all the great new features in iOS 8 that Apple has been advertising… but what about the ones they haven’t been mentioning? For those who are interested in seeing the hidden side of iOS 8, the team at MacRumors has put together a fantastic video showing off some terrific new iOS 8 features that you probably missed. More →
Not only is Foxconn having problems keeping up with iPhone 6 production, but it looks like its Brazilian factories are giving the Chinese manufacturing giant even more headaches. Citing local reports, 9to5Mac says that Foxconn’s factory in Brazil is currently on strike, with production lines having been been halted since last Thursday. More →