4 hours ago
Apple Watch, WatchKit, and false expectations
There's a blog post making the rounds — likely because it allows Tesla and Apple Watch to both be crammed into a lede — about how useless the watch is without an iPhone, how pessimistic its future is for developers, and how Apple hasn't delivered on what they "promised" at the event last September. In other words, it represents rage against a fantasy world very unlike the real one in which Apple very carefully set expectations at the event, on the product preview pages, and in the developer resources that followed.
7 hours ago
TYLT promo knocks $25 off Energi Power Cases for your iPhone 5 or 5s
For those of you looking to inject a little more juice into your iPhone 5 or 5s, TYLT has announced a new promotion that knocks $25 off both the normal and sliding varieties of its Energi Power Cases. With the cases regularly priced at $60 for the base version and $100 for the sliding one, this marks a fairly substantial discount.
11 hours ago
Still betting long on Apple
On the heels of Apple's Q1 2015 earnings, the company's stock reached a new all-time high of $120 during today's trading session. While I really don't care too much about short term stock price movements, this particular move in Apple's stock is a reflection of investor optimism following the most monstrous quarter ever seen.
It's true. In case you didn't catch the headlines from Tuesday, Apple's $18 billion quarterly profit for Q1 fiscal 2015 is the largest quarterly profit of any company in the world in all of history.
Plenty has been written following the quarterly report, so instead of rehashing all of the numbers I'd like to focus on what it all means to the stock longer term. I've been a shareholder of Apple since 2007 and haven't traded single share since that time. So when I look at technology companies from an investment angle I really do walk the long term talk. I think attempting to time the market is a recipe for disaster for most people (including myself), and I'd prefer to make decade plus long bets on quality growth companies. Apple still fits the bill for me.
14 hours ago
How to view WebM video on your iPhone or iPad
Google's WebM video file format has become nichely popular in the years since its debut. As a royalty-free alternative to H.264 standard, it's used for high-quality-but-low-bandwidth videos on sites like YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, and the like. I'm not going to get into the reasons why people might prefer WebMs to gifs, MP4s, MKVs, or FLVs; frankly, I see it as a personal/site-specific preference. But here's the thing: those people who desperately want to view WebMs on their iPhone? They run into a bit of a snag when using a mobile web browser.
Because Apple's QuickTime player codec doesn't support WebM. That means no WebM videos in Safari, no WebM videos in Chrome (which uses the same WebKit-based rendering engine on iOS), no WebM videos in any third-party browser or any app integrating a web view.
But don't woe over WebM just yet: There's a third-party app to save you from your troubles.
14 hours ago
Vine Kids serves up child-friendly entertainment six seconds at a time
Vine has released a kid-friendly video app called Vine Kids for iPhone. Developed by two engineers during Vine's Hack Week, Vine Kids does away with most of the elements of the original Vine app, showing only videos that are appropriate for children.
15 hours ago
How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram
Ever take a really awesome photo on your iPhone only to find out it doesn't translate well to Instagram as a square photo? Yeah, we've all been there. While you could always settle for a cropped version, you don't have to. With the help of another App Store app you can post your photos to Instagram in their original aspect ratio.
15 hours ago
Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city has reached a deal with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE from all four carriers to the Chicago Transit Authority's subway system. The network, which will replace the decade-old system currently in Chicago's subways, will provide continuous coverage for 22 miles.
16 hours ago
Case Scenario's Pantone Universe gives your iPhone a swatch of color protection
I'll be frank: I hate putting cases on my iPhone. They take away the fit and feel of the device in your hand, they can be overly bulky or clunky, and they almost always get dirty. But after breaking my iPhone 6's screen, I resigned myself to using some sort of cover — no caseless fit and feel is worth a broken glass screen.
Luckily, I've found quite a few awesome iPhone 6 cases in the months since I've started rocking one, the latest of which is Case Scenario's Pantone Universe Cover + Bumper. It's stylish, quirky, and — best of all — super-comfortable to use in-hand.
16 hours ago
How Apple's monster Q1 made them #1
Apple only makes one phone — the iPhone. Sure there're two different sizes of the current generation model, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as two previous generation models, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but the range and diversity is nothing like the portfolio pushed out by Samsung. Which is what makes Apple's monstrous Q1 2015 quarter, and possibility that, for the first time, they surged past Samsung to become the largest smartphone seller in the world, so interesting.
16 hours ago
Eight marvelous music players for iPhone
Apple builds the Music app right into the iPhone. It lets you browse and search your songs, create playlists, and access iTunes Match and iTunes Radio all from one, unified place. The App Store has several music app alternatives, however, that focus on different features or simply offer different takes. Whether you want more playlist options, social integration, or a safer option while driving, there are a lot of other apps to choose from.
If you're still looking for a Music app, here are some of our favorites. And when you choose — or if you've already chosen — let us know which one you went with in the poll!
16 hours ago
T-Mobile has two more ads lined up for the Super Bowl
It looks like T-Mobile will be showing multiple new ads during Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to their ad starring Kim Kardashian, T-Mobile will also air a spot featuring comedians Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman. While the full ad hasn't yet been posted online, the carrier did post a behind-the-scenes video.
17 hours ago
Charge two devices at once with this lightning car charger—now 52% off!
Ventev's 2A Lightning Charger with USB port keeps your device juiced up while your passenger does the same, right off the same charger! This dual output car charger works with any lightning device and provides a quick 2A charge and an illuminated port. Yours today for only $16.95
17 hours ago
Cricket bumps $40 base plan from 1GB of data to 2.5GB
18 hours ago
FiftyThree announces gold version of their Pencil stylus
FiftyThree, developer behind popular iPad drawing app Paper, has announced Pencil Gold, a gold version of their Pencil stylus. Pencil Gold is made of anodized and brushed aluminum, and the new color is meant to compliment the gold versions of Apple's latest tablets, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3.
19 hours ago
Proposed tax holiday would make it easier for Apple to bring foreign earnings home
Two U.S. senators have sponsored a bill that would make it easier for companies like Apple to bring the cash they are keeping overseas into the United States. Currently, U.S. companies that repatriate their foreign earnings are taxed at 35%. The new bill, sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul, is called the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 and would see these companies taxed at a much lower rate
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