Month: August 2012

Wanna go small? A 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro likely on the way

The Retina display was a pretty big deal when it came out earlier this year in a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro version, so it makes sense that Apple would produce a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel MacBook Pro with a 13.3-inch screen. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET that the supply chain indicates that this display will be…

New iPod Touch may be significantly different than current model

The iPod and iPod Touch have been around for a long time now, and what was once Apple's iconic product is now dwarfed by some of its newer devices. As John Gruber put it in a recent blog post, the iPhone is "king" of the Apple product line at the moment, whereas his reaction to…

Snap a pic with these iPhone photo apps

The camera on the iPhone has gotten better and better with each successive version of the device, so it's natural there have been some great applications to fortify the camera along the way. USA Today identified some of these apps that people can use to help them take the best possible pictures. For those who…

New iPhone in September, tiny iPad in October

Look out! You might get hit by one of the new products Apple has flying out of its doors in the next few months. Then again, stampedes might be the real danger, as there are sure to be huge crowds at Apple stores when the company releases its new iPhone 5 in September and the…

Look in on the economy on your iPhone

Feeling a bit anxious about the economy? Want to keep an eye on it? If you have a functional iPhone or iPad, you're in luck. A new application from the Census Bureau called "America's Economy" is out now for Apple devices, according to the Wall Street Journal. For those who have a device that is…

More power: Facebook app gets an upgrade

Those who have an iPad or iPhone most likely also have a Facebook application to help connect to friends and family members … and perhaps a rock band, company or stranger. The previously slow-as-molasses app has been turned on its ear and replaced with one much faster, according to Facebook. If you're missing out on…

Smartphones: Can’t live without ’em

Looks like smartphones are growing in popularity to the point where people are becoming prone to hyperbole. All Things D reports on numbers from the Online Publishers Association which showed that 68 percent of people who own a smartphone say they "cannot live without" it. This may not be 100 percent true, but those who…

Now could be the time to turn the old phone into new money

Owners of older iPhones who are eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 5 may be wondering what to do with their current device once they get the brand new version. One possibility is trading in the old phone for cash, which can help finance the purchase of the new gadget. CNNMoney said with the…

Apps that will get you fit instead of fat

Although for a long time, "apps" (as in appetizers) were considered bad for people who wanted to lose weight, new apps (as in applications) for smartphones could be great for the body-conscious user. If you rely on your phone for health, don't let a broken device get you down; iPad and iPhone repair is easy…

Running a small business? There’s an app for that

Although many people use their iPad just for fun and entertainment, the tablet can really help a small business owner thrive, according to USA Today. One analyst cited by the news source said that 72 percent of companies that have tablets are using the iPad, which has the largest number of productivity apps for a…