NY Times Details iPhone 6 Expectations, New One-Handed Mode

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A new report from the New York Times details features of the new, larger iPhones and Apple's smartwatch. The new iPhones are expected to come in two sizes, the smallest being 4.7-inches and the larger model, a sizable 5.5-inch display. For customers who have grown accustomed to 4.0-inch and smaller displays, the transition could be difficult. On larger phones, some interface elements are difficult to reach with one hands. Apple has reportedly developed a new one-handed mode that can be enabled or disabled based on customer preference. … [Read more...]

Apple’s New Wearable To Allow For Payments Using NFC

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Apple is planning to introduce a new wearable device at their September 9th event, alongside the much anticipated debut of the iPhone 6. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, it will be among a new class of Apple devices that allow consumers to pay for goods and services using their phones or in this case, a watch. To enable a new mobile payment system, the devices are said to include NFC (near field communications) technology. The new wearable will also feature a curved display, though it's not clear if it'll be similar to the screen showcased on Samsung's new Galaxy Gear S smartwatch. … [Read more...]

Apple to live stream September 9th iPhone, iWatch event

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Apple is hosting a special event on September 9th, where they are expected to introduce the new iPhone and their new wearable. There has even been talk of  an updated iPad line making an appearance. When you sprinkle in changes coming to iOS 8 and a much anticipated release date, the event could go down as one of the biggest in recent history. If you don't have an invitation, and I count myself among that group, you can follow along live, as it happens. Apple today updated their event page with a countdown, advising folks that they every moment. There's an option to add to your calendar, but who needs reminders? The live stream will take place at apple.com/live. … [Read more...]

How to add and view iCloud calendars in Google Calendar

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Using iCloud for your calendars is a no-brainer for those who live and work on Macs, iPhones and iPads. There are times however when you might want to use other popular calendar services, in addition to iCloud. For example, you may use Google Calendar for work and would like access to your home calendar. Sure you could login to iCloud from any Mac or PC to access your calendars, but wouldn't it be easier to have them accessible from Google? There are also the scenarios where a Mac user decides on an Android phone or tablet, where Google services rule the roost. With a few steps, you can access your iCloud calendars through Google Calendar, include real-time updates of any changes. … [Read more...]

How to setup two-factor verification for Apple ID

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In light of the recent celebrity hacking, folks are rightly concerned about their privacy. So much of lives are routinely uploaded to the cloud, that often security surrounding these accounts can become an afterthought. Based on what Apple has said, the accounts in question were not a breach of iCloud or Find My iPhone. Make no mistake, passwords and account information was compromised, though we don't know exactly how this happened. Apple does provide users with access to an added layer of security which is known as two-factor authentication, in fact their recent statement suggests users concerned with security implement this on their accounts. Here's how to setup two-factor verification for Apple ID and how it all works. Two-step … [Read more...]

Apple: Celebrity Photo Theft Not Result Of iCloud or Find My iPhone Breach

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Apple has released a statement regarding their internal investigation into the hacking of celebrity accounts and subsequent unauthorized access to photos belonging to major celebrites that include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others. Apple says that after more than 40 hours of investigative work by Apple engineers, none of the cases were a result of a breach of Apple's iCloud or Find My iPhone systems. We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we … [Read more...]

How to delete your photos from iCloud

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There is a convenience associated with iCloud or any cloud based storage service that stores your data. We've become increasingly reliant on our smartphones. They are home to our important documents, spreadsheets, personal information, contacts and photos. The iPhone has long been a replacement for point and shoot cameras, with quality now approaching the quality found on a DSLR. In most instances, the iPhone is more adept at backing up data, thanks in part to iCloud. Once activated, the process is seamless, provided you have enough storage available. That problem is likely to be solved with the forthcoming pricing changes when iOS 8 releases this month. While your data is password protected, there is a big difference in the levels of … [Read more...]

Video Shows Best Look Yet At 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell

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A new video has surfaced from Nowhereelse.fr, claiming to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Despite rumors of two sizes, one being a 4.7-inch model, the second larger 5.5-inch hasn't seen much in the way of part leaks. The lack of part leaks has called into question rumors of Apple's plans to release not one, but two new iPhones. The video is presented without commentary. The rear shell continues the design theme we've come to expect from iPhone 6 leaks thus far. The body appears to be much thinner than the current generation. The rear casing shows a curved design and the antenna lines appear to be part of the final design, though nothing is confirmed until Apple makes it's formal announcement. The antenna cut-outs … [Read more...]

Apple Considering $400 Starting Price For Range Of Wearable Devices

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According to a new report from re/code, Apple executives are said to be discussing price points for their forthcoming wearable device, giving consideration to $400 as the cost for the entry level model. The new wearable, unofficially dubbed the iWatch, might make its debut at the upcoming September 9th event. It will share a very big stage at the Flint Center, alongside the iPhone 6. A sale price of $400 for Apple's new wearable would be for the entry-level model, one of several models. … [Read more...]