iOS 7.1 is live for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and with it a whole bevy of fixes and additions. Since Apple makes updates so easy, and adoption rates are so high, that means many of you have likely taken the plunge already. It also means you've likely scoured through every change to find what's really been fixed and what still remains broken. There's no changelog or quality assurance in the world that can match millions of people hitting a new piece of software. And that's just what the iMore Forums are doing right now!
Almost everyone has been in this situation at one point or another. You pick up a new iPhone 5s or iPad Air, maybe a iPhone 5c or Retina iPad mini, you use it for a while, and then it starts to show signs of wear and tear. Maybe you banged it against the wall and got a little ding on it, maybe it was knocked out of your hand by a clumsy friend and fell to the floor. Whatever happened, you know the feeling of that first blemish — it sucks.
These days there's a lot of different devices out there for folks to choose from even in just Apple's line up. Some people only carry and iPad, some people only carry an iPhone and some people carry both an iPad and an iPhone together. Add in the fact that some folks like any varying number of different operating systems and the choices of devices consumers carry is pretty limitless.
Looking for some awesome new wallpapers for your iPhone or iPad? The iMore Forums are loaded with all the best wallpapers, curated by members, with new ones arriving every Wednesday. There's a new topic chosen each week, including ones highlighting events like the Olympics or a new movie releases. What better way to keep your device looking fresh?
When Google unveiled their $35 Chromecast I was genuinely interested. It was cheap and offered a lot of really cool app integration such as streaming from Songza, VEVO, Netflix, Plex and more. I ended up picking a Chromecast up, setting it up in my bedroom and... barely ever using it. Why? Because I'm invested into the Apple ecosystem and they have me hooked with the Apple TV. So, Chromecast was essentially a waste of $35. But what about folks not already invested in the Apple TV? Is the Chromecast a better, cheaper option for them?
And yet another Monday liveblog from Mobile World Congress where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to give a keynote address on, well, whatever he wants. Zuckerberg's actually a fairly compelling speaker, and this should be a good one.
What to expect? Probably not any new Facebook phone announcements, folks. Instead, look broader topics that have to do with the Internet, social connectivity and the world in general.
We're liveblogging this one starting at 6 p.m. CET — that's noon in New York and 9 a.m. on the West Coast. Join us!
Instant messaging (IM) is white-hot right now. The latest update to BBM for iOS added features like BBM Voice that allows you to make and receive calls to other BBM users and BBM Channels that lets you create and follow mini blog of sorts for your favorite personalities, products and more. In the iMore Forums, there has been folks creating groups, sharing their PINS and actively using BBM since BBM was released for iOS but when it comes to BBM Channels there hasn't been a whole lot of conversation. BlackBerry recently announced that big brands have been adopting BBM Channels and from my own personal experience, I know that a lot of channels that already exist are openly welcoming iOS and Android users into the space but is anyone on iOS actually using BBM Channels?
Sure, if Apple sticks to the current schedule, the iPhone 6 won't even be announced until later this fall. However, the topic of upgrading from the iPhone 5s to iPhone 6 is already a hot one on the iMore Forums. Upgrades are a tricky thing. Not everyone upgrades to the latest and greatest device as soon as it becomes available. A lot of factors come into play when making the decision, contract length, pricing, and how much value any new features really bring to the table. And, of course, people can and often do change their minds right up until the moment they're ready to pull the upgrade trigger... or walk away. So what's everyone saying?
After a little bit of a dry spell on the jailbreak scene, those looking to expand the capabilities of their iOS devices can once again explore those options thanks to evasi0n 7. One piece of conversation that always comes up though when there is a working jailbreak is - Should I jailbreak?
The iPhone 6 is a hot topic right now, especially in the iMore forums. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook recently discussed a bigger iPhone, and while he wouldn't say no to the idea, he also said Apple wouldn't rush one out unless and until they had the technology to do it right. Namely, they didn't just want a big display, they wanted the best display.
When Siri was introduced with iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S there was plenty of jokes made about the integration but just like iOS, Siri has grown quite a bit since the initial release. With that growth came a lot of new feature additions and improvements to Siri. It's a bit hard to gauge how many people are really using Siri though, Apple doesn't share much info in that area.
With the recent celebrations surrounding 30 years of Mac, there has been a lot of focus placed on Apple products. Even Apple has themselves have used the anniversary to highlight their technology going all the way back to the earliest Mac right up to the latest iPhone.
While there is a huge focus on televisions at CES each and every year, there's also a huge focus on home theatre systems in general and for some that means making use of projectors and projection screens. David Rodgers from Elite Screens stopped by the #CESlive booth to show John and Rene their latest projection screens.
If you've ever been on the hunt for reasonably priced HDMI or USB cables then the chances you've heard of Monoprice are extremely high but as we learned at CES, Monoprice offers much more than just cables.
Although the wearable health tech industry really blew up this year at CES, FitBug and its founder, Paul Landau have been encouraging people to eat a little better and do a little more since 2005.
Paul stopped by the #CESlive stage to talk to Cali and Phil about their latest product, the FitBug Orb. The Orb is a versatile Bluetooth 4.0 device that can be worn as a wrist band, a clip-on, or a variety of other carrying solutions and aims to help you get fitter, healthier and happier.
You can learn more about the FitBug Orb by checking out the video above or if you're looking for more #CESlive content, you can head on over to our super page for more.
Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems and ever since then they've been adding to their lineup and have become a leader in both consumer and professional audio across their three bands, Samson Audio, Samson Wireless and Hartke.
James Petercsak swung by the #CESlive stage to give Cali and Phil a look at some of their latest products which includes some fantastic Bluetooth speakers at incredibly reasonable prices along with some great looking USB condenser microphones for home use.
Check out the video above and if you're looking for more from #CESlive, head on over to our super page!
Chances are if you're an audiophile you have looked into KEF products before. The British company founded in Raymond Cooke in 1961 started the company with the sole intent to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance.
Astronomers and star watchers have been gazing at the skies forever now and for the past 40 years, Celestron has been there making telescopes for the masses. Their latest product is the Cosmos 90GT Wi-Fi telescope inspired by COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the first Wi-Fi operated telescope for amateur astronomy