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Richard's iPhone

What's on Richard's iPhone right now!

The wallpaper and apps on my iPhone and why they're there, as of February 2014 And so it comes back around to me, this time to guide you through what I use on my iPhone 5s. It's a little more tricky than when I talked iPad for one main reason. I use my iPhone a whole lot more and for much...
Apple engineer Greg Christie recounts the first iPhone development process

Apple engineer Greg Christie recounts the first iPhone development process

The history of the first iPhone is an interesting tale and no matter who tells it, it often involves some never before heard situations. This time around, it's one of the original iPhone engineers, Greg Christie who was made available to the WSJ ahead of the latest Apple vs. Samsung legal battle...
iPhone 5S and HTC One M8

The new HTC One (M8) and the iPhone 5s

If you want an aluminum phone, you've come to the right place. The iPhone is no stranger to metal, of course. (And presumably it'll stay that course with the iPhone 6 later this year.) But today, Android smartphone manufacturer HTC announced its newest flagship with an old name — the HTC One....
iPhone 5s review: 6-months later

iPhone 5s review: 6-months later

The iPhone 5s launched roughly 6 months ago. It was greeted by the usual ennui over its unchanged design and un-embiggened screen, and skepticism over the real-world utility of its Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor and 64-bit Apple A7processor. The iSight camera was well received, even though...
Virgin Mobile dramatically cuts price of new iPhones once again

Virgin Mobile dramatically cuts price of new iPhones once again

Virgin Mobile has once again slashed the price of off-contract iPhones, with an unsubsidized 16GB iPhone 5s available for $384.99. This is down from Virgin's previous low price of $460. The 32GB and 64GB models of the 5s also saw major price drops, going for $454.99 and $524.99, respectively....
iPhone 5c review: 6-months later

iPhone 5c review: 6-months later

Editor's note: The iPhone 5c was released 6 months ago today. Since I've been using the iPhone 5s almost exclusively since then I wanted someone else, someone who's been using the iPhone 5c day in and day out, to write the follow up for Apple's other new phone. Someone perhaps not as steeped in...
China Mobile

China Mobile added 1 million iPhone customers in February alone

Apple's new iPhone partnership with China Mobile looks to be off to a good start with the carrier announcing it added around 1 million iPhone customers to its 4G network in just February alone. Better still, the iPhone accounted for the large majority of customers joining China Mobile's 4G...
Best wallet cases for iPhone

Best wallet cases for iPhone

Pad & Quill vs. Twelve South vs. DODOcase vs. Ayano Kimura vs. Vaja in the ultimate iPhone wallet case showdown! Wallet cases are an incredibly convenient accessory for your iPhone. They let you keep all your credit cards, cash and ID cards all in one place, safely tucked away beside your...
Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8 GB iPhone 5c

Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8 GB iPhone 5c

Apple on Tuesday quietly introduced a new iPhone 5c model to select European and Asian markets today with a lower price tag but half the storage capacity; 8 GB, for - in the UK anyway, about £40 less than its 16 GB counterpart. You can read all about it here. Reaction so far - judging by my...
iPhone 5c

Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c, on sale today

After first hearing about it yesterday, Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c has today gone on sale in the UK. So far the Apple Store and UK carrier, O2, have both added the new option to its listings and will sell it from today. The unsubsidized Apple price is £429, which represents only a £40 saving on the...
Ayano Shadow wallet case for iPhone review

Ayano Shadow wallet case for iPhone review

Bling my Thing's Ayano Kimura Shadow wallet case for iPhone 5s and and iPhone 5 is for those who want something closer to a wallet than a case. Not only does it fit your iPhone snugly, it has a full-sized pocket for your paper money so you don't have to fold or otherwise mangle your bills just to...
How can Apple avoid another iPhone 5c?

How can Apple avoid another iPhone 5c?

Apple doesn't break out sales numbers for individual iPhone models, but other companies keep an eye on things. And since the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s were introduced last fall, one thing's become clear: the iPhone 5c sales haven't burned up the charts. How can Apple avoid that going forward?...
Best iPhone carrier in 2014

Best iPhone carrier in 2014

There was a time when major U.S. carrier — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — plans and rates were constant. We'd constantly pay too much and they'd constantly give us okay to terrible service in return. But now the constant is changing. Whether it's a reflection of the maturing smartphone...
iPhone 5c

Apple rumored to be readying an 8GB iPhone 5c for launch... tomorrow? [updated]

Word is beginning to filter through the web that Apple is set to announce an 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c tomorrow. At least in Europe, anyway. The various mutterings arrive along with a report from UK site Coolsmartphone that claims to have received a tip off that at least 2 UK carriers have...
Is iOS 7.1 worth giving up your jailbreak for?

Is iOS 7.1 worth giving up your jailbreak for?

iOS 7.1 brings a few new features, some great accessibility updates, and some much needed bug fixes to the iPhone and iPad. If you want it, however, you're going to have to give up your jailbreak to get it. That's because, unlike iOS 7.0.x, iOS 7.1 has been jailbroken yet and, as is increasingly...
Tylt Band Car Charger review

Tylt Band Car Charger review

Tylt has separated itself from the pack of Apple accessory vendors by thoughtful and unique industrial designs; they don't quite look like anything else out there. The Band Car Charger is no different - it's not your average-looking car charger. It's a premium design that commands a premium price...
Vaja Lucy Clutch Case for iPhone review

Vaja Lucy Clutch Case for iPhone review

Oh yeah. This is totally decadent. Totally. But that's how Vaja does things,right? And the Lucy Clutch for iPhone is the opposite of an exception. A combination iPhone case, wallet, and carry bag, it's hand crafted like all of Vaja's creations, but is it practical? The Vaja Lucy Clutch is small...
iPhone 4 owners: Has iOS 7.1 improved performance?

iPhone 4 owners: Has iOS 7.1 improved performance?

Has iOS 7.1 improved performance on your iPhone 4? One of the features Apple lists for the just-released iOS 7.1 software update is "Improved performance for iPhone 4". That's great since previously performance on the was bad enough it had many people desperate to downgrade. That's nothing new...
iOS 7.1: What did it fix for you and what's still broken?

iOS 7.1: What did it fix for you and what's still broken?

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'...
How to install iOS over USB using iTunes

How to install iOS over USB using iTunes

While it's much faster and easier to install iOS updates using the on-device Software Update feature if you backup using iTunes or simply have problems doing an over-the-air install, you can also update using iTunes. How to update iOS using iTunes and a USB cable Back up your device to either...

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