Video Shows iPhone 6 Front Panel Compared to iPhone 5s

iPhone 6 display part

In recent weeks and months, there have been no shortage of iPhone 6 mockups, based on the purported leaked schematics. Recent reports suggest the dummy units suffer from low build quality and are not accurate,specifically the 'stripes' that grace the back of the device. Today we are seeing what appears to be an actual part leak of the iPhone 6. Chinese website iFanr provides us with a video look at the alledged glass display of the iPhone 6 in comparison with the current iPhone 5s. … [Read more...]

Phone 6, 5.5-inch iPhone Air Release Date Reportedly Set For September 25th

iPhone release date

A new report via China.com claims Apple will release the iPhone 6 on Thursday, September 25th. Citing internal sources, this varies from previous reports claiming a German carrier was informed of a September 19th release date. Apple will reportedly introduce two new iPhones on September 15th, a date which isn't in keeping with the typical Tuesday event schedule. Then again, nothing is typical when it comes to the iPhone 6, which will see Apple breaking from the traditional single device release. Sure we had the iPhone 5c last year, but all signs point to the company release two sizes of the flagship model. One will feature a 4.7-inch display and the other offering a massive 5.5-inch display. … [Read more...]

Why Managing Mail in iOS 8 Is Faster, More Efficient

Mail in iOS 8

When Apple releases a major software update, as they do yearly, new functionality often extends to the stock applications. The core applications that ship with each and every iOS device play a key role in how we use our iPhones and iPads, so changes to these apps is big news. Last year brought significant changes, due to the transition to iOS 7 that demanded cosmetic changes in keeping with the new design aesthetic. To be fair, some apps lost functionality, which hindered folks hoping for a happy transition to iOS 7. With iOS 7 now in the rear view mirror, Apple seems poised to tackle stock apps, improving up their functionality. Messages will see new features that rival Snapchat and WhatsApp. Also on the agenda for iOS 8 will be … [Read more...]

Google Acquires Songza Streaming Music Service

Songza

Google today announced they had acquired Songza, the free streaming music service that provides expert-curated playlists to fit your mood and interest. Songza is one of the better streaming music apps for iOS, Android and Sonos (which also happens to be ad-free). According to the official statement, "no immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter and more fun to use." … [Read more...]

Will Apple cut storage prices on iPhone 6?

Storage prices iPhone 6

If you missed it last week, Apple updated their iPod touch line to include a new version of the 16GB entry-level model. It now includes a rear camera and color choices, bringing the specs in line with the 32Gb and 64GB versions. Despite its premium pricing of $229, he previous low-end model was severely knee-capped when it was first introduced, with no choice of colors and no rear camera. Prices have also been adjusted to a more reasonable $50 difference between each model. Value increases as you move up the line, with the most expensive 64GB iPod touch offering the most value at $299. Only $100 separates the 16GB from the 64GB. When you compare pricing to the iPhone 5s, each incremental jump costs you an extra $100. Double. That's a nice … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 Update

Apple today pushed out iOS update version 7.1.2. The update includes improvements to iBeacon connectivity and stability. Other fixes include correcting a bug that affected data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners. On the security side of things, iOS 7.1.2 fixes an issue whereby mail attachments were unencrypted. As per the release notes, the release "corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments." … [Read more...]

Tips For Keeping Your iPhone Safe From The Cruel Summer

Tips iPhone safe

It was a warm summer night and I had been leaning back in adirondack chair, enjoying a cold Samuel Adams as the warm breeze reminded me that summer was upon us. The moment was short lived. Being the parent to an active toddler, chasing her to prevent her from [jumping in pool, pulling on a dogs tail, insert any incredibly poor decision] is a common occurrence. Jumping into action, my phone slid out of my front pocket, landing flat on the pavement. Summer was here, the season responsible for the untimely deaths of so many smartphones. Smashed screens, water damage, theft and loss become commonplace during the season of summer. The cost of repairing or replacing an iPhone, even with Apple Car, can be expensive. Summer should fun, but nothing … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Final Design Differs From Mockups

iPhone 6 mockup

As we proceed into the summer months, we are getting increasingly closer to the release of the iPhone 6. Over the past few months, we've seen numerous mockups of the iPhone 6, all of which have been based on leaked schematics. There has been much debate about the veracity of the design and today we get clarity as to differences between the mockups and the final design.Japanese newspaper Nikkei confirmed the round shape, which has favorable comparisons the 5th generation iPod touch. They question the completeness of the mockup, which appear to be of low build quality. There are unnecessary gaps between the home button the display. Speaking of the display, it also has gaps that don't transition well to the aluminum. One theory … [Read more...]

Apple Highlights Parenthood In New iPhone 5s Commercial

Parenthood iPhone 5s ad

Apple debuted a new commercial for the iPhone 5s titled 'Parenthood' last night. The ad is part of their continuing "you're more powerful than you think" campaign. Apple's film focuses on the various aspects of parenthood and how the iPhone 5s can be both helpful and enrich the experience for parents and children. It is set to "Life of Dreams" by Julie Doiron, which is available on iTunes. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Jellies, Fly, Paperama, BeamIt and more!

Apps of the week

For those attending graduations, we've got a long list of apps to help get you through those long graduation processions. 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 June 28th, 2014. … [Read more...]