iPhone 7 Rumors

These 3D models likely show us exactly what the iPhone 7 will look like

These 3D models likely show us exactly what the iPhone 7 will look like

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

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are still months away from being announced, and Apple could really use a hit in light of all the negativity following the company’s March-quarter earnings. iPhone sales have fallen off a cliff so far this year, since there was simply no way the iPhone 6s was going to keep up with the sales pace set by the prior year’s model. With the iPhone 7, Apple will look to boost sales with new features and a new design.

And now, it appears as though that new design is no longer a mystery. More →

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iPhone 7 Video

The hottest iPhone you’ve ever seen will never exist

The hottest iPhone you’ve ever seen will never exist

By on May 12, 2016 at 10:38 AM.

Designing a flagship smartphone is beyond easy when you don’t actually have to design a flagship smartphone. Things like technological limitations melt away and the barriers of physics cease to exist. Do you want the entire face to be one giant display? Sure, why not. Feel like stuffing a 10,000 mAh battery into a phone that’s 6mm thick? Makes perfect sense. Antennas… who needs them?

The confines of reality don’t have to stop us from dreaming, though, and a new iPhone 7 concept making the rounds may very well be the iPhone of our dreams. More →

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How To Lower Your Phone And Internet Bills

The magic words you can use to lower your phone and internet bills

By on May 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

The magic words you can use to lower your phone and internet bills

Would you like to pay less for your monthly phone and internet bills? Of course you would — but you shouldn’t assume the same tactics for negotiating lower bills will work across all different carriers and ISPs. Expert shopper Kyle James has written a post over at WiseBread that gives you the lowdown on different strategies to use at some of the major ISPs out there including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. More →

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iPhone 7s Rumors

Apple’s 2017 iPhone said to feature edgeless display and no home button

By on May 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM.

Apple’s 2017 iPhone said to feature edgeless display and no home button

If you’re of the opinion that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 is interesting but not necessarily exciting or compelling, we have some good news for you. While analysts and pundits alike have been busy exclaiming that Apple’s days of innovation are behind it, a new nugget of information about Apple’s 2017 model iPhone should put those concerns to rest.

During the most recent episode of John Gruber’s The Talk Show podcast, the well-connected blogger dropped a number of tantalizing tidbits about what we may expect to see from Apple’s 2017 iPhone, a device likely to be called the iPhone 7s or, depending on who you ask, the iPhone 8.

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iPhone 7 Plus Specs Dual Lens 3GB RAM

Top insider says the iPhone 7 Plus is the phone to buy this year

By on May 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM.

Top insider says the iPhone 7 Plus is the phone to buy this year

When it rains, it pours. An iPhone 7 leak earlier on Wednesday suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual lens camera and a Smart Connector on the back and that both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models will lack the 3.5mm headphone jack. A report from a well-known Apple insider on Wednesday is now offering more details on the upcoming iPhone 7 phablet and it hints that the 5.5-inch model will be the best new iPhone to buy this year. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Leaked drawings are probably the iPhone 7’s final design

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

Leaked drawings are probably the iPhone 7’s final design

New iPhone blueprints sourced from noted leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer appear to confirm that Apple’s next-gen iPhone 7 will not feature a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The blueprint renders below, reportedly sourced from an Apple subcontractor (via uSwitch), also seem to corroborate previous reports indicating that the larger iPhone 7 Plus will be the only model to ship with Apple’s advanced dual lens camera system.

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Nexus 5 Price

One-day sale cuts unlocked Nexus 5 to just $150

By on May 11, 2016 at 11:58 AM.

One-day sale cuts unlocked Nexus 5 to just $150

If you hurry, and we mean really hurry, you can pick up one of the best Android smartphones that has ever existed for just $150 with no contract. Yes, we know Google is likely a few months away from unveiling new Nexus phones, but not everyone wants to pay a premium for the latest and greatest smartphones. Well, for one day only, you can pick up a 32GB Google Nexus 5 from Amazon’s Woot for just $150 plus the standard $5 shipping. More →

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Emoji Pictures

Images of all the new emoji that might be coming soon to your smartphone

Images of all the new emoji that might be coming soon to your smartphone

By on May 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

Typically when a new emoji proposal comes over the wire, it’s not worth diving too deep into because there are no guarantees that the Unicode Consortium will approve any or all of the new suggestions. In the case of a new proposal making waves on Wednesday morning, however, an exception should be made for two reasons:

First, the new emoji set aims to empower women by offering two sets of the same emoji, one male and one female. Second, they’ll almost certainly be approved by the consortium because one of the people behind the new proposal is Google’s Mark Davis, who just so happens to be the president of the Unicode Consortium. More →

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Android Vs iPhone Stability

iPhone vs. Android: Which phones are more likely to fail?

iPhone vs. Android: Which phones are more likely to fail?

By on May 11, 2016 at 9:34 AM.

For the second consecutive quarter, a study has determined that Apple’s line of iPhones is far more stable than Android handsets. Mobile diagnostics company Blancco Technology Group on Wednesday released the results of an updated study that looks to determine which phones stand up best to the test of time and continue to function without failing.

As was the case with the firm’s last study, Blancco found a huge disparity in reliability when comparing the two platforms. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors Leaked Photo Design

The iPhone 7 might not be the iPhone you’re waiting for

By on May 10, 2016 at 3:51 PM.

The iPhone 7 might not be the iPhone you’re waiting for

The iPhone 7 is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year, with multiple reports detailing its rumored design and features. After a leaked schematic of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 suggested the phone will be the same size as the iPhone 6s, a new picture suggests the new iPhone might also correct some of the worst things about previous designs.

However, this new photo of a purported iPhone 7 dummy unit also seems to contradict some of the other rumors out there, leaving questions as to which line of reports is accurate, if any. If this dummy does turn out to be the real deal though, it could mean that this year’s new iPhone isn’t so new after all. More →

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Creative Android Complaint

Creative rises from the dead to try and destroy Android

By on May 10, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

Creative rises from the dead to try and destroy Android

Do you remember Creative? In the early 2000s, the company had a brief period of being cool, as its Zen MP3 players were the anti-establishment alternative to the iPod. These days, the Singapore-based company mostly makes gaming headsets and computer speakers — nothing to do with smartphones, in other words. But thanks to a complaint filed against every big Android phone manufacturer, Creative has quietly declared war on Android.

The complaint is filed against a who’s-who of Android smartphones: Samsung, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo and Motorola. The issue at hand is music players: all the phones have ’em, and Creative has a patent it thinks is being infringed on. Specifically, all the phones are capable of “playing stored media files selected by a user from a hierarchical display.”

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