After two tragic iPhone-related incidents that resulted in the death of one Chinese woman and a man going into a coma, Apple has put up a special page on its China website to inform users about the use of officially approved chargers.…Read More »
Last week, photos of a plastic colored shell rumored to be part of Apple’s budget iPhone surfaced online. Now, Chinese website WeiPhone has posted pictures of plastic packaging with the label “iPhone 5C”. Could this be the name for the long-rumored low-cost iPhone?…Read More »
When I’m thinking about watermarks, I’m usually thinking about how to remove them. I think a lot of people are the same way. But for photographers and artists who want to ensure that their name stays attached to their work, a watermark is a great thing.…Read More »
When you call your app the best or the greatest, you are inviting criticism. If you make a bold claim about your app, you’d better be able to back it up. Sadly, more often than not, “best” apps are often sub-par.…Read More »
For those that don’t know, the latest iOS version currently is iOS 7 with iOS 7.1 right around the corner. We aren’t even close to iOS 10.7, yet.Read More »
August is almost here, which means that many folks only have one or two months left in grilling season. If you’re the kind of person who relishes the chance to throw a little backyard BBQ party, you’ve probably encountered a few situations where you wondered if a certain burger or piece of meat was cooked enough.…Read More »
Peanut butter and jelly. Chocolate and peanut butter. These are some examples of two tastes that taste great together. If you’re a big fan of mashing things up, then chances are you’ve been looking for a photo editor tool that will let you blend two images together.…Read More »
Travel can be stressful, particularly if you’re traveling to a place where your command of the local language is shaky at best. Phrasebooks and pocket translators are good options, but if your memory is poor or you don’t want to rely on “canned,” outdated responses while traveling, you probably want a natural speech translation.…Read More »
It’s a constant source of consternation to many gamers that you still can’t get Pokemon on the iPhone. You can get a pretty decent array of other older Game Boy and Nintendo titles, but Pokemon is a no go. That’s why the App Store is flooded with various Pokemon imitators, most of which are pretty terrible.…Read More »
Do you guys remember when “cat breading” first hit the scene? For those of you who happened to miss out on this particular memetic trend when it first debuted, cat breading is when you take a slice of sandwich bread, pop out the center bit so it’s just a ring of crust, and pop it over the head of your pet cat.…Read More »
Shopping in the 21st century has a lot of downsides, the ease with which you can rack up credit card debt being one of them. But the upsides are many: it’s easier than ever before to find discounts and get rebates.…Read More »
Rumors and even “leaks” of a cheaper, plastic iPhone have been going around for as long as I can remember now, but this might be the most believable one yet.
Japanese magazine Weekly ASCII has posted images of the rear shell for the supposed plastic iPhone, which resembles Apple’s iPhone 5 in terms of layout and design.…Read More »
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is testing out a number of new screen sizes for the iPad and iPhone. The company has reportedly been asking its suppliers in Asia for a range of different screen sizes for testing prototypes.…Read More »
Due to Apple’s strict policies for its App Store, playing emulated games on iOS devices just isn’t possible unless you jailbreak your device. It’s the opposite of what it’s like on Android, where emulators can be easily found and installed from virtually anywhere.…Read More »
I wasn’t always a design junkie. But a short stint helping to design and edit infographics at a social media company really opened my eyes to the wonders of great design…and the utter awfulness that is bad design. I don’t have a formal design background, so I definitely need to play catch-up sometimes to make sure I’m using the right terms when talking about design.…Read More »
We have recently read about the Chinese woman who allegedly tragically died after being electrocuted after answering her charging iPhone 5. Another similar case has popped up in China where a man has been in a coma for 10 days after allegedly being electrocuted while plugging in his iPhone.…Read More »
I was lucky enough to meet a lot of people in college who came from all over the globe. I had a couple of friends from Japan, a roommate from Germany, and a buddy who split his time between Brazil and the US.…Read More »
VLC fans rejoice! Two years after being removed from the App Store due to copyright issues, VLC for iOS has returned. The new app is a complete re-write and is now fully open-source. It also packs a bunch of new features that make it even better than the last time around, some of which are:
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Wi-Fi Upload - Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
Every once in a while, I stumble across an iPhone app that stops me in my tracks, an app that really surprises me and impresses me with its concept and execution. While I don’t often have the need to do complex calculations beyond what I can do with a standard calculator or Excel, I was really impressed when I learned about MyScript Calculator, a clever app that makes calculating sums as simple as writing them down.…Read More »
You learn something new every day. In my case, I heard the term “magic hour” for the first time on Sunday night, when I accompanied my BF and his friends to a press photo shoot for their band. The photographer scheduled the shoot for the “magic hour,” that time just before and just after the sunset begins, when the light has an exceptionally luminous and sustained quality.…Read More »
According to Hi-Tech Mail, Russia’s three biggest wireless carriers, VimpelCom Beeline, MegaFon and MTS, have recently decided to stop selling the Apple iPhone to their customers, likely due to the intense and rigid conditions that Apple forces carriers to accept and abide by in order to offer the iPhone.…Read More »
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s also worth a thousand thoughts, emotions, and memories. Photography is a stellar way to capture precious moments, and it also makes a stellar gift to family and friends. Tools like Instagram make it easy to take photos that look good, but it takes a tool like Picture Collage Maker to take your favorite Instagram photos and create memorable collages.…Read More »
If you thought Rovio was done with the Angry Birds franchise, you were very, very wrong. It appears that they’re not only returning to the popular bird-slinging series for their next game, but they’re also going to a galaxy far, far away yet again.…Read More »
Environmental organization Friends of the Earth has published a report calling out Apple on allegedly using dangerous and illegally mined tin on its products. The tin reportedly comes from Bangka Island in Indonesia and the group says that it is “linked to the destruction of tropical forests, coral reefs and fishermen’s livelihoods.”
Some activists for the group have even left tags on Apple products in stores asking if they contained tin from the area:
Apple has responded by updating their Supplier Responsibility page, saying that they will be leading a “fact-finding visit” to find out more about the matter:
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Bangka Island, Indonesia, is one of the world’s principal tin-producing regions.
According to The Korea Economic Daily, Apple has just signed a contract with Samsung which will have the two companies working together to manufacture the next-generation of A-series chips for use in iOS devices:
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Samsung Electronics had supplied the AP [application processor] to Apple since 2007 but lost the contract to supply 20 nano AP A8 chips to Apple to Taiwan’s TSMC last year when it was engaged in patent disputes with Apple.
A 23-year-old Chinese woman who was weeks away from her wedding, died last week. The alleged cause? She was electrocuted by her iPhone 5.
Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that police have confirmed the accident and the woman’s death. It’s also being reported that the woman, Ma Ailun, was electrocuted by her iPhone when she answered it while it was charging.…Read More »
At every office job I’ve ever had, communications failures were to blame for the biggest problems between the staff (or between staff and their clients.) People forget how hard it is to communicate, to express oneself clearly and concisely and consistently.…Read More »
I’m lucky enough to live in a part of the world where I can see the stars at night, every night. But every once in a while, I get to visit parts of the country where the view is even better: more clear, more stunning, and less affected by light pollution.…Read More »
Some guy is preparing to sue Apple, because for some strange reason, he is unable to control himself along with the thing in his pants. Apparently, Nashville attorney, Chris Sevier, wants Apple to protect him from porn when he is browsing the Internet, and even went on to write a 50-page grievance over this problem.…Read More »
iPhone thefts are an increasingly alarming problem in big cities, with many people getting their smartphones ripped straight from their hands while waiting at bus stops or sitting on the subway, and while people have come with ways to locate phones after they’ve been stolen (such as software like Find My Phone), there isn’t really a great method for ensuring they aren’t taken in the first place.…Read More »
Swiper, no swiping! If you’re a parent, or the eldest child of a big family, there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to that most odious to children’s TV show characters, Swiper. The “villain” of Dora the Explorer, Swiper is pretty lame.…Read More »