Now that the buzz has somewhat died down over the unveiling of Apple’s newest handsets, announced on September 10, some are wondering just what the specific details are on each model and how they differ from one another.
We’ll take a close up look at the iPhone C and iPhone 5S to see what they’re made of and how they differ from each other.
The iPhone 5C, long rumored to be in the works during the first half of 2013, is very close to the features various blog sites and news sites had been speculating on. This version sports the expected new colors in green, white, blue, pink and yellow. The phone's body is made out of polycarbonate plastic. More...
For diehard Apple fans the launch of the next iteration of the iPhone was highly anticipated, and today’s unveiling finally lifted the curtain where two new models were shown: the iPhone 5S and the iPhone C.
Are the new phones a welcome addition to the iPhone family? We don’t know yet, but we’ll show you what the details are on these new models and let you decide for yourself.
The rumors surrounding the iPhone 5S started virtually the day after the iPhone 5 was launched last year. But as Apple showed off its new iPhones to the eager press at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California today, there weren’t many surprises as the rumor mills correctly guessed most of the iPhone 5S’s features in the past months. More...
Virtually every news and blog site has been anticipating the announcement of Apple’s new iPhone. Recent rumors pointed to a September launch of the next iteration.
Several new media sources said today they had received invitations to come to Apple HQ on September 10 to hear an announcement that would “...brighten everyone’s day.”
Now that the cat is partially out of the bag, and a flurry of speculation is hitting the airwaves as to what Apple will unveil, the rumors about a new iPhone 5S and several new “low-cost” iPhones are taking the lead. More...
It’s happened to most of us; we’ve just charged our phones and the next day, the battery level is almost down to nothing, even though we hardly used it to make calls.
And woe is to anyone who forgets to charge their phone the night before; you’ll be cut off from your friends, associates, and family until the little bugger is charged up. You may even have a spare charger at work, but who hasn’t left their phone behind in a hurry to get home?
One cool solution to extend the battery life of your phone is to install one of the many battery status or battery saver apps that are out there for iOS and Android phones.
We’ll go over what they basically do and list a few of them for you to check out. More...
If you’ve listened to the recent tech news for the past few months, you already know that a new iPhone is on the way. Most sources say the iPhone 5S will be unveiled on September 10.
Other rumors indicate that there will also be a new line of affordable (read: cheaper) iPhones in Apple’s back pocket too. Regardless, the certainty is that there will be at least one new iPhone coming this year.
If you are planning on trading in your old device for the latest Apple über phone, there are a few things that you can do to get the most value for your trade-in. More...
As the end of the year approaches, the related buzz and anticipation for new iPhones from Apple increase exponentially. But this year’s rumors are not as clear as previous years because of some of the confusion resulting from mixed reports on whether the next iPhone will be an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6.
In some instances on the Internet, the terms iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 are sometimes used interchangeably or referred to as the same thing. No wonder there is some misunderstanding out there.
We’ll try to break down the various rumors and set things straight as best as possible and find out just what the next new iPhone is. More...
Not everything on your phone is necessary or useful. Bloatware is an example of this—programs that are preloaded on your phone by your wireless carrier that takes up valuable storage space on your device.
But there are some apps that are essentially “useless” but are either entertaining or fun. We’ve rounded up a few of these so you can play with them. But don’t expect them to add to your productivity, because they won’t.
These are simple apps that can fool your gullible friends or family into thinking that you have an advanced identity protection system on your phone. Some of these apps mimic an ID scanner while others can “predict” your mood according to your fingerprint.
Amazingly enough, while these apps are just jokes and don’t really work, some users review these apps and complain that they don’t really scan their fingerprints. We pause to give everyone a chance to say, “Really?”
Fingerprint scanner apps are available for free or a nominal charge of 99 cents. More...
You'll immediately recognize them at coffee shops, libraries, offices, college campuses, parks, and just about anywhere people are working or relaxing. The little glowing Apple on the top of the cover of these popular notebook computers is a clear indication that the person on the other side of the computer is using an Apple MacBook.
But Apple MacBooks come in different flavors, so to speak, even though they may look similar. In this article we’ll go over the ins and outs of MacBooks and also find out why they are one of the most respected brands in the industry.
In the beginning
Apple wasn’t the first company to produce notebook computers, and truth be known, Apple entered the notebook business rather late in the game: May 2006. By then notebook computers were produced by many other companies, and the competition was formidable with rivals such as HP, Dell, Compaq, and others.
But as history shows, the MacBook notebook computer became, and still is, an enormously popular computer product with the general public. But MacBooks have evolved over the years and there are now different models, which are geared for specific users and needs. More...
When Apple’s iPod iTouch was first introduced in September 2007, some critics disparagingly called it “an iPhone without the phone.” But Apple guessed right about the public’s reception, and the iTouch has become one of Apple’s best selling devices.
For those who are a bit puzzled about what an iTouch exactly is, and what the benefits of owning one are, you’ll find the answers right here.
What’s an iTouch?
If it could be described in three words it would be “portable multimedia machine.” It resembles the iPhone, and as has been pointed out by others, it’s an iPhone without the phone.
The device can be used as an MP3 player, handheld video game console, streaming video player, Internet browser, and camera. Added to these functions, depending on what type of apps you load onto it, the iTouch can serve as a sketch pad, photo editor, word processor, weight management system and even as a portable slot machine! More...
Because Apple now seems to be ramping up its iPhone refreshes at a quicker pace than before, iPhone fans can expect to see newer improved models more frequently than the standard one-year waiting time in the past.
As Apple’s schedule for the release for these phones shortens, it means people who want to buy the latest tech will have to eventually get rid of their old phones somewhere. Some will just throw them in their old electronics drawer, never to be seen again, while others will pass the old models to friends or family.
But there is a third solution: sell your iPhone to a used electronics buyer such as BuyMyTronics.com for cash.
What’s the version?
The first thing you have to do before you can get some cash for your used iPhone is to determine what model you have. Although this may sound like an obvious thing to most people, there are some who received their iPhones as a gift and may not know the difference between iPhone versions (you know who you are out there). More...
Just as expected, Apple recently announced its newest product, the iPad Mini which goes on sale today. The device itself may be slightly bigger then some of the other competitors in this category, but its definitely sleeker. Its extremely thin, strangely light, and downright beautiful. If we were going to hold a competition for overall look and feel of the device, the iPad Mini would win hands down, but that’s not why we're here!
The specs are nothing to scoff at. It will have an A5 processor, 5MP camera and 720p video. With 512mb of RAM, the iPad Mini is right in line with the iPad 2, including its resolution at 1024x768 at 163ppi, falling short of the Nexus 7 at 216ppi. This allows all the iPad apps to work flawlessly without Devs having to do excessive rescaling.
When the iPad Mini was rumored, one of the larger complaints was that the excessive amount of downsizing needed by App Developers to make their products work on the new screen would turn them away. Luckily by using the same resolution of the iPad 2, Apple avoided that. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple has sent out invitations to the press about an upcoming event for October 23, and most industry observers are guessing that Apple will be announcing its newest member to its iPad family, the iPad mini.
What is it?
At the moment, the kings of 7-inch tablets are Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. All this attention and huge sales numbers for these devices has finally gotten the attention of Apple and it seems that the company will finally enter the market with a small tablet of its own—the iPad mini.
As it is with most pre-released Apple devices, specific details on the small iPad are hard to come by, but what has been speculated is that the new iPad mini will sport a 7.85-inch display and feature virtually everything that its larger big brother has—just on a smaller scale.
A recent leaked price list from MediaMarkt.com, a large European online electronics retailer, shows 8 different models of the iPad mini. When currency conversion is factored in, the entry level version may be priced at $249, while the high-end LTE 64GB version will clock in at $650. More...
By Frank Ling
With all the attention going to the new iPhone 5 launch, another product from Apple seems to have been buried in all the news—the fifth generation iPod iTouch. We’ll go over some of the highlights of this new model and see what’s in store for prospective customers.
Lots of colors
The first thing that will be apparent to this new model is it will be offered in different colors. This isn’t earth shaking but considering that every iTouch and iPhone case has, up till now, been only available in black and white, it’s pretty big news for Apple. More...
By Frank Ling
San Francisco--On Wednesday, September 12 at approximately 10:15am PST during a foggy morning in the city where little cable cars reach halfway to the stars, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, took center stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and introduced the company’s new baby—the iPhone 5. It weighed in at 112 grams.
Smaller and lighter
The iPhone 5 (yes it’s really called that) is the lightest and thinnest iPhone Apple has ever produced. It only weights 112 grams or about 4 ounces, and is 7.6mm (0.30 inches) thick.
The body of the iPhone is made of aluminum and glass. Tim Cook said the iPhone 5 was “the most beautiful product we have ever made.” The iPhone 5 will come in the colors black or white. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple seems to have some sort of clairvoyance when it comes to making new product announcements in San Francisco; the company always manages to hold these events when the weather is sunny and beautiful.
Monday, June 11, was such a day at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in Frisco where it unveiled new models of its popular notebook computers – the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro
Heading the big news was the reveal of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which features a 5.1 million pixel LED backlit Retina display with a screen resolution of 2880x1800. These stats make the MacBook Pro Retina laptop the leader for the highest image detail of any laptop computer in the world.
The MacBook Pro Retina notebook also sports up to 16GB of RAM, a standard hard drive or solid state drive up to 768GB in storage capacity, 7-hours of battery life, an Intel i7 quad-core processor, and a thin profile of only .71-inches thick.
Interestingly enough, the 17-inch MacBook has been discontinued by Apple, leaving only the 13-inch and 15.4-inch models to select from. More...