Opinions
Apple Watch Launch April

The Apple Watch’s April 24th launch date is a misleading joke

By on April 14, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The Apple Watch’s April 24th launch date is a misleading joke

When Tim Cook first unveiled the Apple Watch this past September, nailing down a release date for the device quickly became a murky mess. At first, all we heard was that the device would launch in early 2015. This, of course, provided no particular guidance as the launch window could have been anywhere from January to June.

Then the rumor mill got to work. First we heard reports that Apple was aiming to launch the device in early February. Once that came and went, we started hearing rumblings about a launch in early March. Then, finally, Apple finally put all rumors to rest when it announced a release date of April 24 at its second Apple Watch event

Problem solved?

Not quite.

More →

No Comments
Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By on April 14, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps was a terrific one, and a few of the apps on that list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today’s list might be even better though, with seven paid iOS apps — including a few that are pretty popular — that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →

No Comments
iOS 8.4 Music App Video

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

By on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

Yesterday, Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.4, a welcome sign that Apple hasn’t yet started to ignore iOS 8 functionality and performance at the expense of iOS 9. As we noted yesterday, the most notable aspect of iOS 8.4 is a completely new music app which will likely form the backbone for Apple’s upcoming Beats music streaming service.

More →

No Comments
Apple Watch 1980s

If the Apple Watch came out in the 1980s, it would look exactly like this

By on April 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

If the Apple Watch came out in the 1980s, it would look exactly like this

With all of the Apple Watch reviews now out in the wild, it appears that Apple may very well have another hit on its hands. Though not every reviewer labeled the Apple Watch a “must have” device a’la the iPhone, most were blown away with the technological wizardry involved in packing in so much functionality into a device small enough be worn around one’s wrist.

But what if the Apple Watch was released in the 1980s? What might that look like?

Well, wonder no more.

More →

No Comments
Apple Watch Preorder Try-on Reservation

Once you’ve tried on an Apple Watch you’re very likely to buy it

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:57 PM.

Once you’ve tried on an Apple Watch you’re very likely to buy it

The Apple Watch seems to be selling well so far, according to most estimates. Cowen and Company on Monday estimated Apple’s opening weekend Apple Watch sales may amount to 1 million units, AppleInsider reports, which puts it in line with a recent study from Slice Intelligence that also estimated opening-weekend sales of 1 million devices. However, Cowen went a step further and discovered Apple’s secret to making interested customers into buyers.

More →

No Comments
Xiaomi Counterfeiters

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a rich history of blatantly copying both Apple software and hardware, a skill it has perfected to such an extent that it’s become quite the profitable entity — to the tune of $45 billion. In fact, in China, Xiaomi is now sells more phones than both Samsung and Apple.

More →

No Comments
iPhone 7 4K IGZO Display

Sharp just unveiled a 4K smartphone display with a ridiculous 806 pixels per inch

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Sharp just unveiled a 4K smartphone display with a ridiculous 806 pixels per inch

If you think 2K displays are unnecessary for a smartphone, just wait until you see what’s coming next year. As Techblog.gr reports, Sharp has already announced such a screen that’ll fit 5.5-inch phablets at some point next year, bringing users an ultra-sharp resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or 806 pixels per inch (ppi). More →

No Comments
Retina MacBook Battery Life Tips and Tricks

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

By on April 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

Apple on Friday released its boldest MacBook yet, the 12-inch Retina model that only has a single USB-C port supporting both charging and other peripherals. In practice, the MacBook should feature generous all-day battery life, meaning users shouldn’t even have to carry the USB-C charging cable with them at all times. But there’s one very popular app that you might have to avoid if you want to ensure that your new MacBook lasts as long as Apple advertises. More →

No Comments
iPhone 6 Wi-Fi Calling

How to enable one of the iPhone’s best hidden phone features

By on April 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM.

How to enable one of the iPhone’s best hidden phone features

One of the best calling features on the iPhone, assuming it’s enabled by your carrier of choice, is Wi-Fi calling. When turned on, Wi-Fi calling offers an improved voice call experience on the iPhone, and it saves you voice minutes from your cellular subscription if you’re not on an unlimited voice plan already. However, even if the feature is enabled by your carrier, Wi-Fi calling won’t necessarily be activated by default on your iPhone, which means you’ll have to do it yourself – here’s how. More →

No Comments
Apple Watch Battery Strap

This accessory will nearly double your Apple Watch’s battery life for under $100

By on April 13, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

This accessory will nearly double your Apple Watch’s battery life for under $100

There are plenty of good reasons to skip the new Apple Watch. Battery life is not one of them. Connecting your Apple Watch to a charger each night or placing it on a dock is hardly a tall order considering people take their watches off every night anyway before the go to bed, but some people still don’t like the idea of a smartwatch that will only last one day on a charge.

If you’re one of those people and battery life is your biggest barrier to entry, it might be time to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a new accessory that’s about to launch. More →

No Comments
Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:04 AM.

Time to start the week off right, with a list of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. We always make sure we show readers the cream of the crop since so many paid iOS apps go on sale each day, but today’s list is a particularly good one. As always though, be sure to hurry because these sales could be over at any time! More →

No Comments