Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse
Early adopters are absolutely loving their new Apple Watches... but a pretty serious problem is definitely ruffling some feathers
App developers have found plenty of ways to get creative with the widget support that Apple added to iOS recently. No, it’s not the same as having full-fledged home screen widgets like Android does, but iOS Notification Center widgets can still be quite useful. For example, a nifty new widget app called Uplify lets you launch apps, post to social networks or even send pre-configured messages through your favorite messaging app, all initiated right on your lock screen or from any other screen. More →
Apple on Monday released its second beta for iOS 8.4, which will be the last major release for iOS 8 until Apple unveils iOS 9 at WWDC this year. As we’ve seen before, the highlight of iOS 8.4 will be the launch of a completely new music application that will eventually serve as the basis for the music streaming service Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC. Apple isn’t specifying anything new in this new beta and only promises the standard “bug fixes and improvements.” The newest beta can be downloaded right now at the Apple Developer Website. We’ll post the release notes for the newest beta when we see them. More →
Over the weekend, Activision released the first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the next installment of the bestselling FPS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 will be Treyarch’s first current-gen entry into the Call of Duty series, but it appears that the team has been heavily influenced by the futuristic setting of 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
Not that it matters very much how each company chooses to name its products, whether they’re smartphones, tablets, cars or tacos, but there actually is a legitimate reason that flagship Android smartphones from Samsung are named Galaxy “S.” Taking a walk down memory lane, Phone Arena has rediscovered what it is – and no, the “S” doesn’t stand for Samsung. More →
While Samsung is widely known for its attack ads that fire shots at Apple and the iPhone, HTC often steers clear of the fray and focuses instead on being… weird. Every once in a while, however, the company veers off its standard path and throws a few jabs at rival smartphone makers. Of course, even the company’s attack ads are still weird.
Case in point: HTC’s latest promo published late last week suggests that Apple and Samsung are both diseases, and only HTC has the cure. More →
Apple has started banning Apple Watch apps already, which isn’t an entirely new concept for a company known for keeping the App Store on a tight leash. The reason, however, is pretty silly: Your Apple Watch isn’t allowed to fart using a proper app, no matter how much fun a fart app might be for you and your friends. More →
Late last week, I wondered in a post how it was possible that I had gone for so long without knowing about an awesome little Google Maps trick. Using a simple search while logged into your Google account on your computer, you can quickly and easily send directions to your Android phone so that Google Maps is ready to navigate to your destination before you even take your smartphone out of your pocket.
Well, it turns out that nifty little trick is just the beginning. More →
The weekend has come and gone far too quickly, as it always does. If there’s one thing that will soften the blow of finding yourself stuck at work or in school once again today, however, it’s a solid list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. This week we’re starting things off with eight nifty paid iOS apps on sale, and as always, you should hurry because any or all of these great sales could be over at any minute. More →
Apple’s latest iPhones are, without question, the company’s most impressive iPhones to date. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both feature sleek designs, stunning screens and shockingly strong performance that manages to crush most rival smartphones despite Apple’s decision to stick with a dual-core chipset and 1GB of RAM.
But there is one area where the smaller iPhone model in particular definitely lags behind much of the competition, and it looks like the problem is being exacerbated by the brand new Apple Watch. More →
There’s a strange war brewing between Apple and Tidal, the Jay-Z run music streaming site which, as we covered in great detail before, was quickly ushered out of the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart before plummeting out of the top 700. Put simply, the Tidal launch was nothing short of a spectacular failure.
Now comes a report via the NY Post alleging that Apple may have taken deliberate steps to cripple the Tidal launch in order to weaken the competitive landscape ahead of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Beats Music service. The allegation, naturally, stems from an anonymous source from within the music industry.
According to the source, Apple purposefully took a longer time than usual to approve updates to Tidal’s iOS app. So while Tidal’s Android app was updated on April 15, the company’s revamped iOS app “still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.”
The wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water.
Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. More →