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...
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...
Up to now, customers of the major wireless carriers had to wait two-years before they were eligible for upgrading to a new phone.
But T-Mobile started the idea of giving its customers the option of upgrading faster with its “Jump” program, and was followed closely by AT&T’s early upgrade plan named “Next.” Then Verizon unveiled its version called “Edge.”
With so much hype about upgrading early from all these companies, which one is the best and what should you know about these plans. What does the fine print say about these deals? We’ll go over each one and give an overview and quick analysis on Jump, Next, and Edge. More...
If you own an iPhone you have probably run into the topic of “jailbreaking” your device. If you own an Android phone, the phrase of “rooting” your phone is familiar.
These two terms mean the same thing; accessing your phone’s operating system so you can customize or modify your phone’s attributes, run apps that take advantage of your phone’s new “abilities,” and add features not available on “stock” phones.
Is jailbreaking or rooting your phone a good idea? What are the disadvantages or advantages of doing this? Is it legal? We’ll tackle some of these questions and more to clear up your concerns about these procedures. More...
For individuals who want to buy a new mobile phone, the question of whether to get an Android phone or iPhone usually comes up. But an even bigger issue is what the distinctions between these phones are, and do they make any difference?
Can iPhone apps be used on Android phones and vice versa? How can you tell an Android phone from an Apple phone? Are iPhones better than Android phones or the other way around?
If these questions concern you, we’ll take a brief tour and investigate what Android phones and Apple phones do and don’t do. More...
iPhones are a great deal of fun; you can make phone calls, send text messages, surf the web, listen to tunes, watch videos, and play games. We’ve already covered top Android games recently so it’s only fair to give Apple some equal face time too.
Instead of covering the more well-known games that virtually everyone has on their iPhones such as Angry Birds, Temple Run or Words with Friends, we’ll go off the beaten track a bit and list games that you may have missed. So hang on and here we go!
Arcade and casual games
If you’re looking for quick and easy games that can be learned in a matter of seconds but can keep your interest for hours, you’ve just arrived at the Arcade Zone. Here are some of our picks: More...
When thinking about purchasing a new mobile phone, most people like to compare different models from all the manufacturers in order to gauge which ones are the best. Each company has a “flagship” phone or in other words, a device which represents the best it has to offer.
In this article we’ll present the flagship phones from some of the most popular companies in the industry and give a brief synopsis on each device.
Which one is the best out of all of them? For that answer, we’ll leave that up to you because everyone has different needs, tastes, and preferences. But what we can do is to showcase what’s out there so you can make the right choice. 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...
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...
Apple, iPhone, iTunes, all house-hold names that have been abuzz in the air over the past few weeks as rumors leak outwards as to what Apple plans to do with their newest additions to the family. What are they building, and what features will they have? Is Tim Cook abandoning Steve Job’s claim that “Apple will never make a 7in tablet” that he made in an earnings call just a few years back? Lets wrap these rumors up, lay down what we know, and what we expect when Apple makes its announcement on September 12.
The Screen -
The New iPhone will be bigger. Sharps President Takashi Okuda said that his company will begin shipping the new 4 inch screen in August. It will be thinner, but not by much. This will be accomplished by using Sharp’s new IGZO display that allows more light to pass through smaller transistors. This means less LEDs. Ergo, less space. More...
By Frank Ling
A typical scenario of how phones are lost or stolen is by leaving them behind accidentally in restaurants, libraries or other public establishments. Missing mobile phones that are returned to their owners are rare, but the other outcome that many are all too familiar with is that the phone is gone forever.
If the owners had phone insurance, would it have helped recover the cost of a replacement, and is phone insurance really worth it?
The insurance plans
When you buy a new mobile phone, the wireless carrier will give you the option of adding an insurance plan that will cover some of the costs of a replacement in the event of lost, damage or theft. Most of us are familiar with car insurance policies and how drivers are protected, but do phone insurance policies work in the same way?
The short answer is yes, but with a lot of conditions. Generally speaking phone insurance can cost anywhere from $6.99 to $14.99 per month or more. Plans also differ according to what you want in the coverage -- whether it is for simple lost or theft to full equipment coverage, which also replaces damaged or defective phones. More...
By Frank Ling
Remember last year when smartphone fans around the world were anxiously living on rumors and tidbits about Apple’s new iPhone 5? It seemed as though every theory, story, and conjecture, no matter how far-fetched, was taken at face value and accepted as the truth.
But as we all know now, virtually all of the rumors failed to launch, so to speak, and Apple fans saw the reveal of the iPhone 4S in October 2011, instead.
Although it’s hard to believe, the Apple rumor mill has begun to crank out more stories about the next model of the iPhone. Some have already tagged it as the iPhone 5, while others believe Apple will throw another curve ball at the public and name it something else.
Most bets are on Apple naming its new product the “Next iPhone.”
One of the main weaknesses and complaints about the iPhone series are the glass backs – drop your iPhone and the fragile case shatters. But according to some sources within the industry, Apple may be incorporating a new material for its cases with something called Liquidmetal. More...
A phone is only as good as its ability to power on. If it doesn't power on, it's no good! But how do you tell whether or not a phone powers on? This handy guide will light the way.
Before powering on a phone, make sure a battery has been inserted into the device, a known working battery is best. Next, press the power button. It should have a symbol like on the picture above, keep in mind that another key, such as the "end" key, might also act as the power button. If you see no light eminating from the device, the battery might be drained.
Plug a charger into the phone and see if any charging indicators pop up, if none pop up, then your phone doesn't power on, but if it springs to life? Huzzah! Your phone powers on!