Video Provides Look at Dummy iPad Air 2 With Touch ID

iPad Air 2

It's largely expected that Apple will refresh the iPad line later this year, in advance of what is always a brisk holiday shopping season and significant sales period for Apple. Last year, Apple effectively rebooted the larger model as the iPad Air. It was significantly thinner, lighter – noticeable changes that helped it competed against the diminutive iPad mini with retina. We are approaching the yearly refresh, so what's expected with the iPad Air 2. Dummy models have leaked for the iPad Air 2. Video shot by TLDToday breaks down the changes. … [Read more...]

Optical Image Stabilization Reportedly Limited to 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Optical Image Stabilization

If there is one area of photography that Apple's iPhone cameras have lagged, it's incorporating OIS (optical image stability). There have been rumors that the iPhone 6 would incorporate OIS. Shares of InvenSense, makers of Optical Image Stabilization for mobile phones, rose in early March buoyed by rumors they would be supplying hardware to Apple for this very purpose. Pacific Crest Securities analysts John Vinh and Kevin Chen are predicticting that Apple will use OIS in the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6. … [Read more...]

New Apple TV Channels: ABC News, AOL On, PBS Kids, Willow TV, Flickr Redesign

Apple TV channels

The selection of channels available on the Apple TV increased yet again today, with several new additions. ABC News joins the previously available Watch ABC, offering news clips, content and other free content. Watch ABC still requires you enter cable subscriber information in order to access TV shows. ABC News lets anyone access content without any sort of login. … [Read more...]

Will iOS 8 and A Bigger Display Bring Android Users Back To iPhone?

128GB iPhone 6

Strange as this might sound, but people do leave the iPhone for other phones, namely those running Google's Android operating system. Peruse our forums and for the longest time, complaints have been about the smallish display of the iPhone. When Apple bumped the size from 3.5-inches to 4.0-inches, devices from HTC and Samsung were pushing out phones with 4.7-inch displays. The display size creep continued with behemoths like the Note, which effectively created a new Phablet category. If you wanted a phone with a larger display, there were no shortage of offerings from 4.3-inches and upward. Apple to date, has stuck with the 4.0-inch screen for the past two years. History shows us that even if Apple wanted to 'go big', last year was an 's' … [Read more...]

Microsoft Offers Up To $650 Surface Pro 3 Credit With MacBook Air Trade-In

MacBook Air trade-in Surface

Microsoft is looking to entice prospective customers by offering a $650 Microsoft Store credit that must be used for a Surface 3 in exchange for trading in select MacBook Air models. The promotions runs through July 31st, 2014 or while supplies last. There is little in the way of information as to how much specific MacBook Airs will fetch. Chances are that few models, save for the most recent releases, will be accepted at the full amount. … [Read more...]

Bloomberg: Apple To Start Mass Production of 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Models In July

iPhone 6

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple suppliers will begin production of two new iPhone 6 models in July. It had been previously rumored supply issues would keep the larger of the two models from entering production until later in the summer, possibly impacting launch availability. Sources familiar with the situation expect both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models to be made available at the same time. This despite lower production efficiency affecting the larger of the two, a problem Apple intends to solve before manufacturing volume can be increased. … [Read more...]

Microsoft OneDrive Offers 15GB Free, 1TB With Office 365 Subscription

OneDrive

Microsoft today announced plans to slash cloud storage costs of OneDrive, their product that lets you store photos, videos, documents and more. OneDrive will now include 15GB of free storage, up from 7GB. According to Microsoft, 3 of 4 people have less than 15GB of files stored on their PC, allowing the free tier to offer a complete cloud storage solution. If that number sounds a bit optimistic for your needs, a second option is offered as part of a new Office 365 bundle. Existing and new Office 365 subscribers will enjoy 1TB of OneDrive storage.  The personal subscription is priced at $6.99 per month. From a storage perspective alone, that equates to $83.88 per year for 1 terabyte of storage. Google Drive offers 1TB for $9.99 per … [Read more...]

Amazon Instant Lets You Stream Selected Shows For Free, Adds HBO

Prime users have always had access to a large library of TV shows and movies with the Amazon Instant app for iOS. If you weren't a Prime subscriber, there was little use for the app, until now. Version 2.7 of Amazon Instant will let anyone access the first episodes of select TV shows completely free. What's being called 'First Episode Free' videos, you will have to endure short advertising breaks before and during playback, a small sacrifice to make for free content. There are also a few new improvements to the app including new playback controls, access to HBO and more. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, YO, Godfire, Fuse, Makeup Genius and more!

Apps of the week

Yo, check the calendar, it's summer and there are some hot apps lining the shelves of the App Store. This week, we take part in console quality combat, see which blush looks best, engage in disappearing group messages and still find time to raise the bottle. Yo, it's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for June 21st, 2014. … [Read more...]