Month: March 2014

As if it didn't own the world already, Apple has taken another critical step toward attaining cultural ubiquity by selling its 500 millionth iPhone, according to Forbes. Back when it debuted, Steve Jobs aimed for a total of 10 million total units to be sold in 2008. This is a number that industry expert Edward…

In the previous post, we discussed Samsung's new Galaxy Note Pro, which industry insiders including the folks over at Wired are having some difficulty making sense of. Is it a tablet or a laptop? With a 12.2-inch display, it would seem to fall into that latter category, but one look at it suggests the former.…

The iPad Air has been out for several months, and in that time, many people have dropped their device or dropped something on it. In most cases, that means the screen was shattered. Tears were shed by many, as much as they don’t want to admit to it. Spending hundreds of dollars on a device…
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There was a time, not too long ago in fact, when it was easy to differentiate between a phone, a tablet and a laptop. A phone was for texting and quick browsing, a tablet was for watching your favorite TV shows or reading and a laptop was for everything else. But those lines are getting increasingly blurred these days.…

In part 1 we discussed an effort by Apple to monitor its iPhone users' usage and battery charge habits. The company's attempt to better individualize battery functionality includes the filing of a recent U.S. patent which promises the creation of a power management program tailored to both monitoring individual battery usage and making modifications based…

The past few days have been difficult for you and your iPhone. The little guy never had charging issues before, but now, all of a sudden, he's dying before you even make it home on the subway after work. Grimacing, you start to look into iPhone battery replacement options, and think about the dent that…

In a previous post we discussed apps that were centered around two appearance-related tasks that the blooming of spring poses: wardrobe shifts and exercise. But spring is also about having fun, so here are a few more spring-focused apps that are geared toward the joy inherent in the season: 1. Finding your way to the…

To say that Mother Nature's furious winter has come to a close somehow seems like it would jinx this beautiful warm spell we're having. But after emerging from a glacial – and glacially cold – winter, we're willing to take some risks in order to express just how enthusiastic we are to (hopefully) put another cold…

Just like choosing the right sweater or caffeinated beverage, selfies are not one-size-fits-all. If you pick the wrong one you may find yourself hurling your phone against the wall and need an iPhone screen repair. Since personal preference is imperative with app selection, here's a guide to which selfie app to choose based on the…

Ah, the selfie. The cultural phenomenon that emerged with the advent of the smartphone. Except that it didn't. Selfies have been around for much longer than that. For as long as humans have used cameras, paint brushes, even sticks and stones, they have made themselves the subject of their canvas. Cavemen took pains to carve…