On September 10, in San Francisco, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S to the world, but also on that same day it showed off its brand new operating system—iOS 7. Although the majority of the attention went to the new iPhone, the announcement of iOS 7 also created some buzz from the press and Apple fans.
So what exactly is iOS 7, who can upgrade, and what can it do?
These questions and more will be answered so you can know all the things you wanted to know about iOS 7. More...
There are individuals who own a basic mobile phone for everyday use but don't want to upgrade to a smartphone because of all the fees and contracts associated with these devices. A typical smartphone with a two-year contract plus the monthly data fee charges can easily mount up to over $2,000 after the contract expires!
One solution for people who like the features of smartphones, but don't want to invest in one is to buy a media player. We'll investigage what media players are and what they can do.
What’s a media player?
Imagine a smartphone without the phone and you basically have a media player.
A media player can view, store, and stream videos; it can play MP3s and stream music; it can play virtually any game that its smartphone cousin can play; it can take photos and videos, and almost anything else that a smartphone can do, except of course, make calls. But even this can be worked around as we'll see later on. 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...
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
Whether you’re at the gym, taking a nice walk or just relaxing, listening to your favorite tunes during these times is something that almost everyone likes to do. Today’s MP3 players have come a long way since the introduction of Apple’s iPod in 2001--MP3 players now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges.
If you’re in the market for a good MP3 player, we’ll help you try to choose a MP3 player that’s just right for you.
Lots of options
MP3 players have evolved to a state where you can watch videos on them, use them as pedometers, play games, and even surf the Internet. The features for MP3 players range from simple devices that just play music to full-blown miniature multimedia units.
More features are not necessarily better. If your primary goal is to have a simple but reliable MP3 player, these models range in price from $30 to around $60. Basic features should include a display screen and a minimum of 2GB of storage or more.
For MP3 players that have more advanced features such as video playback, and other options, higher end units will cost about $150 and up. More...
By Frank Ling
There are enough apps to browse through on the iTunes store to kill more than a few hours of work productivity. Uh, not me of course, just some people I know. Apps are the lifeblood of our beloved iLife, and they do everything from help our everyday lives to entertain us endlessly. Don’t waste your time searching for the perfect app, though. These three apps will get you playing, watching and following with pleasure and style: More...