If you're unlucky enough to live in one of the regions — like most of the United States and Canada — where spring means pushing the clocks forward an hour in what's called Daylight Savings Time but is better thought of as Lose an Hour of Sleep Night, then it's time once again to do just that. And because the iPhone and iPad have historically had as much trouble handling the change as we humans, you might want to make sure you give yourself a backup alarm backup for the evening and double-check your iOS time against some other source as soon as you wake up.
T-Mobile is currently providing 200MB of 2G EDGE data free for customers who travel — and roam — internationally. Yes, 200MB isn't much in our multi-GB world and EDGE is barely a trickle compared to the flood that is LTE. But, free. That means no costly data roaming plan or inconvenient SIM switching. Yet for some people the frustration that comes from low limits and slow speeds will more than outweigh any cost savings or convenience benefits. So, how do you know? Well, in our case we sent Phil Nickinson all the way to Spain to find out.
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.
We produce a half-dozen or so podcasts a week here at iMore and Mobile Nations and it can be tough to keep track of them all. So, from now on, we're going to be rounding all the iPhone, iPad, and Mac-centric stuff up for you every Monday so you can quickly find anything you might have missed and catch up on anything that interests you! This week we get a visit from The Beard, talk 4K TVs, get some advice on dealing with breakups, talk to the maker of Drafts and Terminology, and wrap up MWC 2014!
Every week at iMore we publish more breaking news, in-depth reviews, helpful how-tos, and editorial views than you can shake an apple at. While we're waiting for the week that will be to begin, here's a look back at the week that was, and at the very best iPhone, iPad, Mac, app, and accessory coverage we brought you! This time, that includes a competitive analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S5, some important security updates, and more rumblings about the iWatch, new Apple TV, and iPhone 6.
While iWatch rumors continue to run hot and heavy Apple hasn't said word one about any specific wearable product. Many of their competitors, however, have had smartwatches on the shelves for months if not years. That's led to some market and media sentiment that Apple's "late" to the game. Apple, however, like wizards, tends to arrive precisely when it means to. Jim Dalrymple writing for the The Loop:
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?