Apple iBeacon: Cool or Creepy?

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This past Friday Apple enabled location-aware transmitters in all of their U.S. retail stores. Called iBeacon, this service works via Bluetooth and the Apple Store App for the iPhone to get location-based information when arriving at one of their stores. The iBeacon system is far more precise than GPS-based methods for finding exactly where someone Read more…

How To Net Yourself Discounts On Apple Products

Now that Apple has revealed the lineup of new products right before the holidays, the next big question on everyone’s mind is what the costs will be. There is some good news for people who already own Apple products – its new updated operating system OS X Mavericks will now be free to everyone. The Read more…

Will the iPhone 6 be the iPhone Air?

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It’s no secret that Apple tries to make every product they release lighter and thinner, but the iPhone has been the slowest device to follow this path. When Apple released the MacBook Air, it was the thinnest notebook computer in the world. While other devices have since claimed this title, it’s a good point to Read more…

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Your iPhone

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Contacts on the iPhone are used for everything from phone calls, to text messages, to email, to social media like Twitter and Facebook. With all this integration and so many apps using your contacts, it’s pretty easy to get duplicate contacts. While these are an inevitability when dealing with mobile devices, until recently you had Read more…

How to Reduce the Cost of iPhone Ownership

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Source Smartphones have taken the country by storm. Over half of all Americans now own one, and more iPhones are sold each day than babies are born. What’s not so popular, however, are the increased costs associated with ownership. However, if you do just a bit of research and exercise a little restraint, you’re going Read more…

Product Review: Snugg Bamboo iPhone Case

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  I’ve never been a big fan of cases for the iPhone. I’ve always felt that it’s a crime to hide the beauty and sleek design of the iPhone behind a huge case. So when I was asked to review a case from Snugg, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Asked to choose Read more…

Google Play Music Finally Available For The iPhone

Google Play Music Finally Available For The iPhone
Google’s answer to streaming music, Google Play, has finally come to the iOS App Store. The app comes six months after the service initially launched on Android and the Web. While the iOS version is missing some key features of the Android version, the app is still a strong player in the streaming music market. Read more…

Why Is iOS a Walled Garden?

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It’s no surprise to anyone with experience on Apple products that the company loves to keep things in the family. By forcing users to operate in the “walled garden” Apple is trying to give its users the fastest, most integrated experience possible, but is it worth it? By living in the walled garden you agree Read more…

Larger iPhone 6 Being Tested With Curved, Pressure Sensitive Touch Panels

Larger iPhone 6 Being Tested With Curved, Pressure Sensitive Touch Panels (via BestTechie) We’ve suspected for quite some time now that Apple has been testing a new, larger form factor iPhone for introduction as the next flagship iPhone (the “iPhone 6?, if you may) next year, but we’re learning that Apple is working on a Read more…

iPhone 5S users moan of Windows style “blue screen of death”

iPhone 5S users moan of Windows style ‘blue screen of death’ (via http://newsrule.com) EARLY ADOPTERS of Apple’s flagship iPhone 5S smartphone might be wondering whether their device is in fact running Microsoft Windows, with some users reporting a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ (BSOD). The Verge reports that a handful of users have been… Read more…