iPhone 6 NFC Chip

Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC ambitions are so much bigger than Apple Pay

By on October 27, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC ambitions are so much bigger than Apple Pay

When Apple announced that the iPhone 6 would feature NFC, fans and analysts began to speculate about how the company would take advantage of the new technology. Since the smartphone launched, Apple Pay has dominated the conversation, but The Information reports that Apple is currently in talks with other potential partners in order to build upon the utility of the NFC chip. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5

Diehard fan highlights one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention

By on October 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Diehard fan highlights one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention

Every year when Apple launches a new iPhone model, the new versions are immediately compared with previous iPhone generations, but also to flagships coming from Apple’s main competitors. This year was no different, as many iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s picture comparisons started to hit the web even before the iPhone 6 became official. But there’s one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention during such comparison, and one longtime iPhone fan perfectly captured it in a picture posted on Reddit. More →

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Yosemite and iOS 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Pro photographer offers 10 essential iOS 8.1 and Yosemite photo tips and tricks

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Pro photographer offers 10 essential iOS 8.1 and Yosemite photo tips and tricks

Now that Apple has released both major updates for its operating systems, including OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, pro photographer Austin Mann — who recently offered readers an awesome iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus camera review — has looked at both Yosemite and iOS 8 (iOS 8.1 to be exact), and come up with 10 handy Yosemite and iOS 8.1 tips and tricks for photographers. More →

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iPhone 6 Battery Life Tips

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

It seems as though each new iOS update Apple releases has a negative impact on battery life for some users. There are plenty of theories on why that might be, and they range from updated iPhones and iPads having to re-index files, to some users simply being unaware of increased usage as they explore new features. The truth is that there are numerous issues that can impact iPhone and iPad battery life following an update, and it varies on a case by case basis.

Since Apple released iOS 8.1 earlier this month, BGR has received several emails from iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who say that their battery life took a noticeable hit after updating to Apple’s latest software. While there unfortunately isn’t one solution for everyone, we have found a simple trick that seems to help many users. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $28!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $28!)

By on October 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Mondays are hit or miss when it comes to paid iPhone and iPad apps that are made available for free for a limited time. Developers often go crazy over the weekend and put dozens or even hundreds of poorly made apps on sale, so it can be difficult to pick out the diamonds in all that rough. Luckily, we’re here to do the dirty work for you, and today we have eight great iOS apps that are typically worth a combined $28, but they’re all free downloads for a limited time if you hurry. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: 32GB

What if Apple fixed one of the iPhone 6’s biggest disappointments?

By on October 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

What if Apple fixed one of the iPhone 6’s biggest disappointments?

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple managed to convince many buyers to pay more for a new iPhone, even though the company kept the same price tiers in place from previous years. What Apple changed is storage versions for the handsets: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, rather than the 16GB and 32GB and 64GB versions that we saw in previous iPhone generations. More →

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Apple Pay at Walmart, Best Buy and CVS

Why you can’t Apple Pay at Walmart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid

By on October 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Why you can’t Apple Pay at Walmart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid

Apple rolled out its wireless payment application a week ago via a software update, but that doesn’t mean all retailers are excited to see the iPhone maker finally release its own take at mobile payments. Apple Pay, which many expect to significantly boost the popularity of contactless payments, will not be available in many major stores, including Walmart, Best Buy, CVS, Rite Aid, and others. More →

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iTunes Beats Music Integration

This is the future of iTunes

By on October 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

This is the future of iTunes

It’s been a few months since Apple acquired Beats Electronics, but the merging of products and services has only just begun. One of the first questions many of us asked when the acquisition was announced was what would happen to the relatively new Beats Music streaming service. Apple hasn’t provided an answer yet, but The Wall Street Journal is the latest publication to report that Beats Music will eventually merge with Apple’s own music service. More →

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Sprint iPhone for Life

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

Sprint has come up with a new program for smartphone buyers loyal to Apple who want to upgrade to a brand new iPhone every year, 9to5Mac reports. The carrier has a brand new 12-month lease plan for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting at $80 per month, which will let a subscriber grab one of Apple’s latest iPhone models starting on November 14th and use it until the 2015 versions come along. More →

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Conan Christian Bale Steve Jobs

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Conan previews the new Steve Jobs biopic

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Conan previews the new Steve Jobs biopic

After news broke that actor Christian Bale would be playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming film, Conan O’Brien previewed an “exclusive” clip of the film last Thursday night.

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Apple Pay Amazon Rewards Visa Card

Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

By on October 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous challenge of gradually adding support for every credit, debit and gift card in the United States in the coming months. It appears that Apple isn’t wasting any time either as reports began to spread on Friday that Apple Pay is now compatible with Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. More →

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Tim Cook on Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Apple wants you to wonder how you ever lived without its Apple Watch

By on October 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Apple wants you to wonder how you ever lived without its Apple Watch

In an interview with Xinhua while in China, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook talked about several matters important to the company, including the iPhone, Apple Pay, personal data security and China, but also the upcoming Apple Watch. Expected to arrive at some point in early 2015, the Watch should become an indispensable device to buyers. More →

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