Apple Watch Control Gestures

Apple Watch might be harder to operate than any other Apple device

By on November 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Apple Watch might be harder to operate than any other Apple device

Apple on Tuesday released WatchKit for developers, which has revealed various details about the Apple Watch, including screen resolution and app functionality, but also details about how users will interact with the wearable device. As The Verge points out, the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most complex device yet when it comes to the number of ways users can interact with it. More →

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iPhone 6s / iPhone 7 Rumors: Camera

Leak: Insider says next year’s iPhone may have a DSLR-quality camera

By on November 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Leak: Insider says next year’s iPhone may have a DSLR-quality camera

For many years, Apple has decided not to engage in a megapixel war with rivals when it comes to its iPhone cameras, instead deciding to improving the iPhone’s camera performance without any significant increases to image sizes. Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still have 8-megapixel sensors, their cameras are even better than previous models, and have been highly praised in reviews from professional photographers who thoroughly tested their abilities when it comes to taking pictures and recording videos.

However, Apple might be planning a major update for its iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7) models next year, according to what Apple insider John Gruber said during the latest episode of The Talk Show podcast. More →

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Apple Watch and iPhone Apps

Don’t buy an Apple Watch if you don’t already own an iPhone

By on November 19, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Don’t buy an Apple Watch if you don’t already own an iPhone

Apple is expected to launch the Apple Watch at some point in early 2015 — some reports point to a Valentine’s Day release date, while others say the wearable device will arrive later in spring — and the company might sell as many as 40 million units in the first year, according to a recent report from Asia. But those buyers looking forward to buy an Apple Watch should also be prepared to purchase an iPhone, or other supported iOS device, in case they don’t already own one, to fully take advantage of the smartwatch.

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iPhone 6 Plus OIS Camera Issue

The iPhone 6 Plus camera has a huge problem for some users

By on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The iPhone 6 Plus camera has a huge problem for some users

The camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has both been highly praised in many reviews, including several in-depth hands-on experiences from pro photographers. Of course, the iPhone 6 Plus is always seen as being slightly better than its smaller sibling thanks to its camera’s optical image stabilization (OIS). But it looks like some iPhone 6 Plus units are behaving rather strangely for users when taking pictures and recording videos. More →

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128GB iPhone 6 Plus Crash Memory Benchmark

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

By on November 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

Certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, as well as some iPad users, have complained about random crashes and reboots on smartphones that have 64GB or 128GB of storage and hold large libraries of apps. Various reports trying to explain the problem have identified the type of NAND memory chosen for these iPhone 6 models as the main culprit, with some suggesting that Apple is already considering moving from triple cell (TLC) NAND memory to multi-level cell (MLC) storage in future iPhone 6 versions.

Apple has not confirmed those reports, and has not explained why 64GB iPhone 6 and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus devices seem to crash in certain circumstances. But a new report from Korean publication KBench shows benchmark tests for both TLC and MLC NAND memory modules used in 64GB iPhone 6 units, and they reveal that the latter offers a better performance than the former. More →

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Apple Watch Specs

Developer tools reveal screen resolutions for both upcoming Apple Watch models

By on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Developer tools reveal screen resolutions for both upcoming Apple Watch models

Apple on Tuesday released its first iOS 8.2 beta software to developers and at the same time, the company also gave developers the tools they’ll need to build apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. While Apple’s first device in the wearables category isn’t expected to launch for another few months, Apple wants to ensure that third-party developers have enough time to make great apps for the new Apple Watch that are ready in time for launch.

Of course, as people begin to dig through those developer tools, new details about the Apple Watch are coming to light. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

By on November 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

One of the most entertaining developments in the smartphone world this year has been the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus. When Apple first announced its oversized smartphone, Android and iPhone fans alike scoffed at the idea, likening it to an even further miniaturized iPad mini. After all, what does Apple know about phablets? More →

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iOS 8.2 Beta Download

Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta with tools for Apple Watch

By on November 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta with tools for Apple Watch

Apple began seeding a beta version of iOS 8.2 on Tuesday, November 18th alongside the official launch of the WatchKit development tools for the upcoming Apple Watch. iOS Developer Program members can download the SDK right away at developer.apple.com/watchkit. More →

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Apple Patent Infringement

Apple slapped with $24M fine for stealing tech from old SkyTel pagers

By on November 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Apple slapped with $24M fine for stealing tech from old SkyTel pagers

Apple on Tuesday was ordered to pay a $23.6 million fine to Texas-based Mobile Telecommunications Technologies after being found guilty on Monday evening of infringing six patents. A federal jury in Marshall, Texas determined that Apple’s iPhone and several other Apple devices make unlawful use of the patented technologies, which relate to pagers and date back to the 1990s.

This marks the second recent trial in which Apple was accused of stealing pager technology — the first was in California last month and Apple escaped unscathed. More →

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Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are completely free right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are completely free right now

By on November 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Monday brought us eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free for a limited time, and several of them can still be had for free if you visit yesterday’s post right now. Today, of course, we have more nifty paid apps on sale lined up for you, and this batch is particularly good. As always, be sure to hurry and download anything that looks good to you because these limited-time sales can end at any time. More →

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iPhone Wallpapers Download

Here are 100 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

Here are 100 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

By on November 18, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are sleek, beautiful smartphones, but there’s one problem with them: it seems like almost everyone in the United States has one. Using a great case can help separate your iPhone from the pack, and we recently recommended 10 iPhone 6 cases that feature great designs. To complete the look of Apple’s latest iPhones with or without a case, however, you’ll need beautifully designed wallpapers for your home screen and lock screen.

And as always, we’ve got you covered. More →

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Yosemite WiFi Bug Fix

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

By on November 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite update was released to the public last month, and it was a massive update. The new software featured a big user interface overhaul that helped modernize the look of OS X a bit, and it also added a number of great new features such as redesigned Spotlight search and Continuity. Unfortunately, for many users the update also introduced an extremely annoying Wi-Fi connection bug, and it looks like Apple’s just-released OS X 10.10.1 update didn’t solve the problem for everyone. More →

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