Apps of the Week, Phramed, The Bump, Sonic Jump Fever and more!

Apps of the week

The fireworks are over, but the summer continues to heat up and we're highlighting some apps that sizzle. This week, we relax with origami, search for Fisherman Bob's fingers, find numerous reasons to jump in tanks and find room for yet another new messaging app. It's time for the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for July 12th, 2014. … [Read more...]

How to switch calendar view on iOS

Switch calendar view iOS

With the changes to the Calendar app in iOS 7, it introduced new views with navigation that may not seem apparent at first glance. Since many of us rely on the app to get things done, knowing your way around the app is vital. Today we'll provide you with an overview on how to get around with an emphasis on how to switch calendar view on iOS 7 between day, week and month. … [Read more...]

Leaked iPhone 6 Sapphire Screen Looks Legit Says Noted Expert

iPhone 6 display

Rumors of the iPhone 6 have recently seen a surge of late, thanks to leaked parts that are alledgedly actual Apple components. Earlier this week, we shared video of one such part, a sapphire iPhone 6 glass display cover. Given its superior resistance to bending and scratches after a thorough torture test, the cover showed no signs of any damage. But was the part the real deal? According to Professor Neil Alford, an expert on these sorts of materials, it "could well be" legitimate.Alford works at the department of materials at Imperial College in London. What's more, Apple reached out to him 18 months ago to discuss the idea of utilizing sapphire in the iPhone. The current iPhone makes use of sapphire crystal for the Touch ID cover … [Read more...]

Apple iTunes 11.3 Update Adds Support iTunes Extras for HD on Mac, Apple TV

Apple today released iTunes 11.3, a software update that adds support for the 'all-new iTunes Extras for HD movies' on both Apple TV and Macs. iTunes Extras differ based on specific movie releases, but can include behind-the-scenes videos, short films, high-resolution image galleries, director’s commentaries, scenes and more. These are many of the extras often included on DVD and Blu-Ray discs, sadly missing from online purchases, until now. If you had previously purchased a movie on iTunes, you might benefit from all new content.If you own an Apple TV, you'll need to software update version 6.2, if you have not already. With the update in place, you'll gain access to new menus where you'll find new content related to your … [Read more...]

TSMC Begins Shipping Processors To Apple For Use In iPhones, iPads

TSMC

Apple has taken another step in reducing their reliance on Samsung by starting to accept shipments of processors from chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The shipments were part of a deal struck between Apple and TSMC last year, one that ends a reliance on Samsung who had been the single source of chips used in both iPhones and iPads. The agreement between the two companies is expected to include work on next generation chips, which could include the A9. … [Read more...]

Photos and Video Of Alledged iPhone 6 Rear Shell

iPhone 6 shell

It appears that we have safely navigated from the steady stream of mockups of the next generation iPhone to part leaks for Apple's new iPhone 6. The latest comes from Russian retailer Feld & Volk (via MacRumors), who provide high resolution photos of the back shell of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The all-metal design has a cut-out for the Apple logo, along with headphone and lightning ports at the bottom. … [Read more...]

How to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad

U.S. holidays iPhone

If you recently started adding calendars in iOS in attempts to get more organized, you may find yourself a bit dismayed at the lack of holidays. Since most of us schedule vacations, time-off and other events around holidays, it makes perfect sense to include them on your calendar. Apple sells products worldwide, so they cannot push holidays to your calendar, simply because they don't know which holidays you celebrate. Since the majority of our readership is in the United States, here's how to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad.Some of you may have created a new calendar and started to manually add events. That will get the job done, but it's not a good use of your time and does handle dates well into the future. … [Read more...]

Apple Hires Two Nike FuelBand Engineers To Work on Wearables

Nike+ FuelBand SE

Nike's sudden decision to end its FuelBand products has created an opportunity for Apple to add talent to their team of engineers focused on wearables. In the past year, there have been multiple reports of new Apples hires, many of which have experience and expertise in health and fitness tracking. Apple has bolstered their team, adding two new engineers from the now defunct Nike FuelBand team.9to5Mac reports that Ryan Bailey and Jon Gale have fled Nike to work for Apple. Bailey held the position of Senior Test and Validation Engineer while at Nike. At Apple, his title is Mechanical Design Engineer. Gale's title at Nike was Senior Firmware Engineer. His title changes to Sensing Systems Engineer at Apple.While it remains unclear … [Read more...]