iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac Reviews Roundup

iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in: See how Apple’s best tablet and desktop performed in real tests

By on October 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in: See how Apple’s best tablet and desktop performed in real tests

The first iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in and man publications are generally praising Apple’s newest products, although many say that things can still be improved, especially for the tablet. The iPad Air 2 is slimmer, lighter and more powerful than ever, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a must-have device. The Retina iMac has a great-looking high-resolution display matched by high performance, although it might be quite a big expense for those users who don’t really need to handle 4K and 5K images and videos. More →

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iPhone 6 Cases

A new iPhone 6 problem arises: Dye from jeans is ruining the iPhone’s plastic strips

A new iPhone 6 problem arises: Dye from jeans is ruining the iPhone’s plastic strips

By on October 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Apple fans breathed a sigh of relief this past summer when Nikkei, typically a reliable source of accurate early information on unreleased Apple devices, issued a report stating that the white plastic strips we had seen on countless iPhone 6 mockups would not be part of the final design. Those strips, which many people found to be quite an eyesore, reportedly stemmed from a misunderstanding of some iPhone 6 schematics that had previously leaked. Instead, the Nikkei claimed that those areas would actually be covered by glass panels similar to the ones on the back of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.

Unfortunately for people who think those plastic strips ruin the sleek look of the phone, they were still present when Apple’s next-generation handsets were unveiled last month.

Of course, had Apple found another way to give the antennas inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus some breathing room that was feasible technically and financially in such a slim phone, the company might have opted to ditch the plastic in favor of glass or another solution. And thanks to a new issue that seems to have arisen in recent weeks, we know of at least a few people who wish Apple had indeed found another solution. More →

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iOS 8 Upgrade Storage Issue

This might be one of the iOS storage bugs that’s preventing you from jumping to iOS 8

By on October 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

This might be one of the iOS storage bugs that’s preventing you from jumping to iOS 8

One of the most important reasons for some iOS 7 users not to upgrade to iOS 8 is storage space, as both the iOS 8 or the iOS 8.1 updates require plenty of storage for over-the-air upgrades. Apple enthusiast John Gruber found one potential explanation for this particular iOS problem coming from Kevin Hamm, who has figured out how the device’s storage can been taken over by “Other” files. More →

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iPad Air 2 16GB Vs. 64GB

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

Earlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM.

Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now on sale for free for a limited time. On Tuesday, BGR shared a list of seven paid iOS apps that were on sale for free, and a few of them are still free if you hurry. But now, we have eight more paid apps for you that are all available for free… but only if you hurry, because each of these sales could be over at any time. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus: iOS 8.1 Battery Issues

Here’s how to fix iPhone 6 Plus battery problems after the iOS 8.1 update

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Here’s how to fix iPhone 6 Plus battery problems after the iOS 8.1 update

Even though Apple’s recent iOS 8.1 update was supposed to fix various iOS 8 bugs and problems, OS X Daily reports that some users have run into unexpected battery issues with the new update — and that’s even if they own the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been praised so far for its extended battery life. More →

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Nexus 6 International Release Date

The Nexus 6 might be significantly delayed in certain major markets

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

The Nexus 6 might be significantly delayed in certain major markets

Google will start taking Nexus 6 preorders in a week in the U.S., but a launch date for the handset isn’t yet available. Furthermore, it’s not clear when the device will hit other major international markets, as MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien claims on Twitter that U.K. Android fans looking to purchase a Nexus phablet might have to wait for a long time to get their hands on one. More →

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Apple iPhone Wireless Car Patent

In the future, Apple wants to let your iPhone control your car

By on October 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM.

In the future, Apple wants to let your iPhone control your car

On Tuesday, Apple published an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that describes a technology called “accessory control with geo-fencing” that would surround a vehicle with a virtual field or boundary known as a geofence. This geofence would detect your proximity to the car through your iPhone and automatically perform tasks like unlocking the door, starting the vehicle, and opening the trunk.

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2011 MacBook Pro Yosemite

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →

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iPad Air 2 Benchmark A8X CPU

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

Apple has yet to officially release the exact specifications for the pumped-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, but these new benchmarks show the immense power that iPad Air 2 will have by suggesting the device’s CPU will have 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.

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Apple Pay: How to Activate and Use

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM.

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

Activated via the recent iOS 8.1 update, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ new contactless payment functionality better known as Apple Pay is only available to U.S. customers at this time, at least according to Apple. But MacRumors reveals that Apple Pay also works internationally, but a small trick is required to enable it. More →

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Apple China iCloud Attack

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM.

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

The Chinese government is currently staging an attack on Apple’s iCloud, according to Internet censorship monitor Greatfire.org. The report claims that this main-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is an attempt to gain access to the private information of Chinese citizens, including texts, pictures and contacts. The attack coincides with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. More →

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