iPhone SE Battery Life

If you care about battery life, there’s only one iPhone you should buy

By on May 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM.

If you care about battery life, there’s only one iPhone you should buy

Larger screened iPhones are great and all, but Apple, ever since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, spent the last few years completely ignoring the 4-inch form factor. That being the case, the recent release of the iPhone SE — a compact device packed with Apple’s most advanced mobile technologies and hardware — has been a long time coming. And for many who have been eagerly and patiently awaiting a worthy successor to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE release was long overdue.

While it’s easy to ignore the iPhone SE as nothing more than a smaller version of the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE is actually a standout device if you care about battery life. And truth be told, who doesn’t care about all-day battery life?

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iPhone Tricks

This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite feature

This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite feature

By on May 17, 2016 at 10:48 AM.

We’ve said it time and time again — mobile platforms like iOS and Android have become so feature-packed that it’s simply impossible to remember all of the great functionality they now posses. We share nifty hidden features all the time, like this post on 25 hidden iPhone features that are really truly hidden, and we get great feedback each time we do. Even if there are a few things on these lists that you already know, we guarantee you’ll learn something new in each article.

This time around, I’ve come across a very cool hidden iPhone feature that even I didn’t know about, and it has instantly become one of my new favorites. More →

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Apple Banned System and Security Info App

Apple just banned an iPhone app that could protect you from hackers

By on May 17, 2016 at 9:37 AM.

Apple just banned an iPhone app that could protect you from hackers

Although it initially passed Apple’s certification process, System and Security Info has been removed from the App Store a week after its release. As developer Stefan Esser explains, the app was capable of providing a detailed rundown of the running processes on an iPhone as well as detecting malware and security anomalies that would otherwise remain hidden from users. More →

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Apple Ridesharing

A closer look at why Apple just made a $1 billion investment in Uber’s Chinese rival

By on May 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

A closer look at why Apple just made a $1 billion investment in Uber’s Chinese rival

Apple last week made a surprise announcement when it confirmed that it had made a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a ride sharing company in China that is often referred to as the Uber of China.

“We are making the investment for a number of strategic reasons,” Apple CEO Tim Cook explained, “including a chance to learn more about certain segments of the China market.”

Coy as ever, Cook’s somewhat cryptic remarks naturally led to an avalanche of speculation, particularly given rumors that Apple is  developing its own electric car. Other commentators took the position that Apple’s investment was simply an old-fashioned way to curry favor with the Chinese government.

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Gboard Review

Apple ruined the dream of having Google take over my iPhone

Apple ruined the dream of having Google take over my iPhone

By on May 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM.

Try though I might, there’s simply no way I can ditch my iPhone and switch to Android. Why? Because the software experience on Apple’s iPhones is just too good for Android to touch. Third-party apps on the iPhone look better and perform better than they do on Android, and when it comes to the smartphone user experience, third-party apps are everything.

And interestingly, one of the best third-party iOS app developers in the world is none other than Apple’s top platform rival, Google. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors Versions

Apple reportedly starts iPhone 7 production with three new models incoming

By on May 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM.

Apple reportedly starts iPhone 7 production with three new models incoming

Until recently, most iPhone 7 rumors suggested Apple will stock three distinct models this year, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models that would be identical aside from screen size, and then a separate 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro with a dual lens rear camera and other premium features. But then a new report from a trusted insider a few days ago said that Apple would equip all 5.5-inch iPhone 7 models with a dual lens camera, suggesting there won’t be any Pro version of the upcoming phablet.

But now, a new leak seems to indicate that iPhone 7 production has started and that Apple is indeed making three different phone versions. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on May 16, 2016 at 12:09 PM.

If you have a 16GB iOS device you might want to immediately stop following our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Why? Because we share so many awesome premium apps on sale that you’re going to fill up your iPhone’s storage in no time. Today we’ve got 11 fresh freebies and you can check them all out in our list below. More →

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iPhone OLED

The worst news we’ve heard so far about Apple’s next major iPhone refresh

By on May 16, 2016 at 11:44 AM.

The worst news we’ve heard so far about Apple’s next major iPhone refresh

While we don’t seem to know a whole lot of specifics about the iPhone 7, rumors surrounding Apple’s plans for the iPhone in 2017 and 2018 (presumably the iPhone 7s and iPhone 8) have been trickling in with increasing frequency over the past few weeks.

One of the more intriguing rumors we’ve heard about Apple’s 2017 iPhone — likely to be called the iPhone 7s — is that the device will incorporate OLED panels. Initial reports indicated that Apple’s OLED plans were on a 2018 timetable, more recent rumblings from the rumor mill have suggested that Apple recently opted to accelerate OLED adoption in a concerted effort to “offset a predicted stall in iPhone sales.” More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on May 13, 2016 at 12:37 PM.

It’s the end of yet another long week, and there’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming weekend than by grabbing a bunch of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. You’ll find 11 fresh iOS apps below, and there are even more freebies to be found in yesterday’s post if you hurry up and grab them before the remaining sales end. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

To make the iPhone exciting again, Apple has to launch… an Android phone?

To make the iPhone exciting again, Apple has to launch… an Android phone?

By on May 13, 2016 at 10:59 AM.

It’s time to make Apple great again!

We have arrived at an interesting chapter in the story that is Apple. Sure the company is still pulling in far more money than any of its rivals, but the period of rapid growth that we all knew was unsustainable has finally come to an end and Wall Street is flipping. Of course when Wall Street flips, the media follows closely behind. One quick glance at Apple headlines right now and you’d think the company was on the verge of bankruptcy once again.

So where do we go from here? More →

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Apple Invests In Uber Of China

Here’s why Apple just invested $1 billion in Uber’s biggest rival

By on May 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Here’s why Apple just invested $1 billion in Uber’s biggest rival

With some investors and analysts clamoring for Apple to make a bold acquisition, Tim Cook & Co. recently decided to go in a different direction. According to a report from Reuters, Apple this week confirmed that it made a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese ride sharing company often referred to as the Uber of China.

Of course, with persistent rumors indicating that Apple has plans to jump into the auto industry, the company’s investment in a ride sharing company is particularly intriguing.

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Old iPods

Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

By on May 12, 2016 at 11:42 PM.

Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

The market for old electronics products is a bit bizarre. While a brand new iMac might set you back about $1,200, trying to get your hands on an original Apple I might set you back as much as $365,000. Much like the market for cars, the most expensive consumer electronics products tend to be either brand new or dreadfully old. Undoubtedly, many people are willing to shell out top dollar in the interest of nostalgia.

While original Apple I computers are nearly impossible to come by, you can still make a pretty penny if you happen to have a drawer somewhere filled with old iPods. Since Apple first entered the music player business nearly 15 years ago, the company has churned out about 25 different iPod models. And if you happen to have a few old iPods lying around, you might want to see if they’re worth anything.

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