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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade Your iPhone 6 to iOS 8.1.3

clock January 28, 2015 15:23 by author Frank Ling

Operating system upgrades are a normal part of owning a smartphone, and for all practical purposes, these help to tune up the software and fix bugs that may have been left unaddressed when the OS was first released.

Apple’s latest upgrade iOS 8.1.3, which was released on Tuesday, does many of these things, but those who upgrade their iPhone 6s may want to hold back from doing this for a reason that may not be entirely apparent. If you like to jailbreak iPhones, this update may change all of this, especially for the iPhone 6 models.

But if you like your iPhone 6 “stock” or unchanged or unmodified, installing iOS 8.1.3 shouldn’t be a problem. More...

Unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Available Now

clock January 6, 2015 14:04 by author Frank Ling

For anyone who wants to cut the wireless cord with their phone service providers the opportunity for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers to do this just became a reality. Apple is selling these phones unlocked starting today.

While the hefty price may turn some away from purchasing these unlocked phones, what they should realize is that they’ll really end up paying the same amount if they purchase these phones on a two-year contract with a wireless carrier. This is because the total cost of the phone is spread out over two years; you just don’t feel the payment pain as much.

So is an unlocked iPhone 6 the way to go? For some people this is the perfect solution so they can switch wireless carriers with ease and not having to be chained to a two-year contract.  This also means that they can subscribe to an independent wireless carrier that can provide substantial savings on wireless. More...

You Can Shoot 4K Video with the iPhone 6 Right Now

clock December 18, 2014 17:00 by author Frank Ling

If you were a bit disappointed that you couldn’t shoot UHD or 4K video on the iPhone 6, you won’t have to wait until the iPhone 7 launches to get this feature because you can make your iPhone 6 shoot these types of videos right now.

Doing this is simplicity in itself and the best news is that you won’t have to buy a whole new iPhone to do this. All you need is an app that can “trick” the A8 processor inside an iPhone 6 to do what it could do all along.

Now you can film videos that can be shown on your big screen 4K television set and it will cost you a fraction of what it would have cost you to buy the next gen iPhone. Is that cool or what? More...

Hot iPhone 6S Rumors Have People Buzzing

clock December 4, 2014 16:26 by author Frank Ling

Apple iPhone rumors are starting to get out sooner and sooner and only after about 10 weeks after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are already rumors circulating about a new iPhone 6S.

What’s causing a lot of eyebrows to rise is the new iPhone 6 is supposedly going to downsize and revert to the standard 4-inch display screen found on the iPhone 5 series including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone C.

With all the noise Apple made about its larger display sizes for its iPhone 6, you have to wonder why they’re going backwards, if the rumors hold true. One obvious reason is that iPhone users may actually prefer a 4-inch screen, which easily fits into their pockets. But what else do the rumors say about the upcoming iPhone 6s? More...

Beats Music Streaming Service Coming to Apple iPhones in 2015

clock November 21, 2014 18:46 by author Frank Ling

Apple purchased Beats Electronics and Music for a cool $3 billion earlier this year in May. Some observers who witnessed this large outlay of cash for the company basically said, “Huh?” and were a bit confused. But it seems that one reason Apple did it was to make available Beats Music, a paid music subscription service, on its iPhones.

iTunes, which is a big money maker for Apple, isn’t doing as well as it used to and sales of downloadable music is down. It tried to spice things up by entering the steaming music business with iTunes Radio last year, but music fans say it lacks the advanced features found in competing services such as Spotify and Pandora.

By adding Beats Music streaming service to iPhones, will this be another cash cow for Apple or just a lot of bull? More...

Bent iPhone 6 Problems Proven by "Bendgate" Video

clock November 12, 2014 14:24 by author Frank Ling

Right after the launch of the iPhone 6, some users were reporting that the phone’s case actually started to deform or bend because it was so thin. Soon there were photos being posted on the Internet showing the warped devices due to owners putting them in their jean pockets.

Apple has said that the “Bendgate” incidents are far and few, but a number of owners disagree strongly and one user decided to call Apple out on their claim that the incidents of flexible iPhone 6s were isolated by posting a video on YouTube showing many photos of deformed iPhone 6 cases from different owners.

As usual, Apple has denied that there is a problem. When the iPhone 4 first launched in 2010, users were complaining that poor reception caused dropped calls and poor phone call quality. Apple’s response was to say that there was no problem, but later admitted that the antenna was faulty. With the iPhone 6 Bendgate issue, is it real or is it imagined? More...

In One Week You Can Get a Great Price on an iPhone 6

clock November 6, 2014 16:00 by author Frank Ling

For a lot of iPhone fans getting that nice, new iPhone 6 at the local Apple Store is not only fun, but it can sometimes turn into an interesting experience meeting fellow Apple lovers, while waiting in line to get the marvelous machine.

But being the first ones to get these devices means paying the retail price tag for the privilege of owning one on launch day and in the following weeks. But for anyone who has been sitting on the sidelines and hasn’t committed to buying one yet, there is great news for your procrastination and caution.

An advertising flyer was leaked by a few days ago and it shows a Sam’s Club circular that has the new iPhone 6 with heavy discounts. And all you have to do to get them is to wait a week for the sale to come to these stores. More...

An iPhone 6 Plus Crash Problem Most of Us Won’t Worry About

clock October 24, 2014 17:48 by author Frank Ling

The Apple Support Forum has had a hot topic going on it lately and it has to do with the iPhone 6 Plus model. Apparently some owners are reporting mysterious crashes that occur on their iPhones without them even doing a thing.

So far the thread has over 9,000 views and about 60 responses which go into detail about how the crashes occur. The bug seems to have centered on the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, which costs $499 with a two-year contract. But most iPhone fans have opted for the less expensive and smaller iPhone 6, so that leaves most of us out of this problem.

But those who experience the crashes can’t be saved with a standard restore of a previous saved system image. Although they can do the restore, it doesn’t fix the crashes. So what could be the problem? More...

iPad Air 2 May Be Revealed in October by Apple

clock October 4, 2014 13:00 by author Frank Ling

It’s that time of the year again when Apple does its dog and pony show to reveal new refreshes and upgrades of its devices. This time around industry prognosticators (fancy name for people who guess things) say that an October Apple event will unveil a new version of the iPad Air

The question is what will be different about this refresh, and will the upgrade really be necessary for those who have the present-gen version of the iPad Air?

So what can we expect to see and will these latest upgrades be enough to get Apple fans excited and ready to buy? Let’s put it this way, if Apple released tin cans with the Apple logo on them, they would sell out very quickly. With that snide remark out of the way, let’s find out more about the new iPad Air 2. More...

Apple Aimed Originally for an Apple Watch Launch in 2014

clock September 26, 2014 07:06 by author Frank Ling

Two weeks ago all eyes and ears were pointed towards Apple in its long awaited announcement of its iPhone 6. But also highly expected was the reveal of the iWatch, which was rechristened the Apple Watch, due to trademark issues here in the United States.

But what wasn’t expected was the release date for the Apple Watch; most industry watchers predicted it would arrive by the end of 2014. But this didn’t happen and Apple announced the nebulous launch date of “sometime in early 2015.”

But up until the official news conference held for the Apple Watch and iPhone 6, even Apple employees were given the hint that the device would be available this year. So what happened and why did Apple delay the launch of the wearable device? More...

New iOS 8.01 Update for iPhone 6 Will Break It

clock September 24, 2014 15:34 by author Frank Ling

It’s a bit surprising if not downright disappointing that Apple released its iOS 8.01 update today with major bugs, which disables certain functions for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Not since the major snafu with the release of the Apple’s Maps App in 2012, where images and the locations of certain areas were either horribly distorted or mislabeled, has the company experienced such a PR embarrassment, not to mention irate customers.

Shortly after the Maps fumble that year, the executive in charge of software was let go. But apparently whoever replaced him will have to answer to this latest problem. So what happens if you upgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 8.01? More...

The Woz Loves the iPhone 6 and is Dropping Android

clock September 18, 2014 19:19 by author Frank Ling

For a long time Android fans have derided the small, dinky screens on iPhones and pointed to the superiority of their larger displays. Now that the iPhone 6 has been revealed, this chasm of screen sizes has not only narrowed, but has been bridged.

How important is this? For long-time Android fans, this may mean an important paradigm shift where small screen-size is no longer a deterrent in switching to an iPhone. This was unheard of as recently as last year, but with the advent of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this may be an important game changer.

So just how important is it? Steve Wozniak thinks the iPhone 6 is so great that he’s getting rid of all of his Android phones—that’s how important. More...

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Preorders Flood Apple

clock September 12, 2014 18:41 by author Frank Ling

In what many see as the biggest iPhone launch in Apple’s history, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in very scarce supplies and the Apple website broke down on several occasions due to the mad rush by iPhone fans to get their preorders in today.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, predicted that the two bigger display iPhone 6s will be “the mother of all upgrades” and would entice Android users to jump ship and switch to the iOS platform. Perhaps, but we wouldn’t bet on that Timmy.

The iPhone rush seems to be in full swing and people are pushing on the virtual gates of Apple online stores, and physical Apple Stores to get a chance to get their iPhone 6s by September. More...

Apple Unveils the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch

clock September 9, 2014 15:59 by author Frank Ling

Today, in front of an expectant crowd of reporters, industry watchers, and the Apple faithful, Tim Cook took center stage to announce to the world:

                      “Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.”

Now whether Cook’s statement is fact or hyperbole will soon be proven as the first iPhone 6s start to roll out from Apple Stores across the nation and around the world. But what else is new aside from the larger display screens? We’ll take a look at the specs of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s and see just what makes these iPhones the “biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.”

The long awaited iWatch, now officially dubbed the Apple Watch, raised a few eyebrows because of its styling, and features. And in fact, there isn’t just one Apple Watch, but three different versions to custom suit the needs of users. We’ll find out more about this too. More...

The iWatch Cometh: September 9

clock September 5, 2014 18:51 by author Frank Ling

The iPod, iPhone, and iPad are all successful products that helped established Apple as a technology company that was in business to develop new and exciting consumer products. As the next page turns on Apple’s book, it seems that all eyes will be on the release of its iWatch.

According to news sources we can expect this piece of equipment to come barreling down the road on September 9. But what will it be, what can it do, and will people be interested in buying this new gadget from Apple?

Right now there are more questions than answers, but we’ll try to go over the most important questions and what this may mean to the success, or lack thereof of the iWatch. More...

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