September 17, 2013 |
Apple is getting ready to roll out iOS 7, but not all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches will be able to be upgraded with the new mobile operating system. IOS 7, which will be available to download for free on Wednesday, represents the most drastic redesign since the software rolled out with the iPhone in 2007. Besides a colorful new look, iOS 7 also comes with a batch of new useful features, including a nifty Control Center that users can access by swiping up from the bottom of their screen.
October 4, 2013 |
Price cuts just weeks after the iPhone 5c's release may suggest that Apple is struggling to sell the smartphone. Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will cut the price of the iPhone 5c to $45 with a two-year contract, less than half the device's normal $99 contract price. Previously, Wal-Mart was selling the device for less than its competitors, at $79 with a two-year contract. Wal-Mart said the $45 price will last throughout the holiday shopping season. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 The price cut comes the day after Best Buy announced that customers who buy the iPhone 5c in its stores will also receive a $50 gift card that they can apply to the purchase.
September 15, 2013 |
The most common question I've gotten since Apple's iPhone event last Tuesday is this: Should I buy the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c? The answer is easy: the iPhone 5s. At the iPhone event Apple touted three major advances in the iPhone 5s. The first was the 64-bit processor, which makes the phone twice as fast as the iPhone 5. And the second was the fingerprint scanner, which offers added security. These are fine evolutions, but not the sort of thing that I think will inspire most folks to rush out the door for a new iPhone. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 so far But the clear difference in my mind is the new iSight camera on the iPhone 5s. It's a huge upgrade.
September 25, 2012 |
Integrating Facebook to your iPhone 5 is a nifty new feature of Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6. When you activate your Facebook account on your iPhone 5, iOS 6 will offer to import your Facebook calendar and contact information. But one drawback we found with integrating Facebook to your iPhone 5 is that you'll end up with duplicate contact information for some of your Facebook friends. For example, I have a friend that goes by "Mike" on my iPhone 5. But on Facebook, he goes by "Michael.
March 20, 2013 |
You can do a lot with smartphones these days, but unless you're downloading the best apps for your device, you aren't really using it to its full potential. So if you aren't sure what to download, just make sure you have these 10 apps on your iPhone or Android device. Google Maps This app comes preinstalled on Android devices and should be the first app downloaded on iPhones. Besides top-notch design, the app is the best free voice navigation app for driving directions.
January 10, 2013 |
Wal-Mart's in-store sale on the iPhone 5 and other Apple products is coming to an end this Saturday. After Jan. 12, the big-box retailer will no longer sell the iPhone 5 at the $127 reduced price it introduce last month in time for the holiday shopping season. Most retailers and carriers have been selling the base model of the iPhone 5 for $199. Besides the iPhone 5, Wal-Mart also put the iPhone 4S on sale, discounting it to $47. All of the prices are based on signing a service contract with a carrier.
October 2, 2013 |
Finding the coveted gold iPhone 5s just got a little easier. Since the shiny Apple gadget went on sale last month, the golden iPhone 5s has been in short supply, due to its popularity and supply constraints. Many stores sold out of the phone as soon as it was released and there is a long wait if the device was ordered online. But software developer Mordy Tikotzky has built a simple-to-use website that quickly tells shoppers how many gold iPhone 5s devices are available at Apple Stores near them.
July 5, 2011 |
Vivek Wadhwa recently used his iPhone while traveling in India. "I only checked emails a few times, made several calls," Wadhwa, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, recalled of the 12-day trip. When he returned home, he received a shock: an AT&T phone bill with international roaming charges for $800. "I was so outraged," the Menlo Park, Calif., resident said. "So for the next trip, I hacked my iPhone — unlocked it — and just plugged in my local [Indian] SIM card. " The charges for the Indian SIM, for voice and data, cost him as little as $2 per trip.
September 21, 2012 |
Apple released the iPhone 5 on Friday and some people were already dropping them -- on purpose. And the verdict? It could be the most durable iPhone ever. As pointed out by MacRumors , Android Authority today posted a drop test video (see above). The site pitted the iPhone 5 against one of its top rivals, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Overall, the Apple device came out on top. The video, which includes a very enthusiastic tester, features a series of drop tests, including a pocket drop, a chest-height drop, an ear-height drop and, at the end, a drop from higher than the top of the guy's head.