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Apple patents bone conducting headphones

Published by on Sep 19th, 2014, No Comments

earpoddsc09021Apple recently acquired Beats Audio to bolster their audio offering and many would think that would take care of their audio requirements for quite some time. The reality is that Beats are more known for their superior marketing and design skills and they don’t really compete with the best when it comes to audio quality. Thus Apple is still pushing research and development in the audio space. Recently they filed a couple of new patents to improve its existing EarPod design, and there is no sign of Beats technology anywhere. (more…)

Report: Apple to hold iPad & OS X event in October

Published by on Sep 18th, 2014, No Comments

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It’s been just over a week since Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus along with the beautiful Apple Watch and sophisticated Apple Pay system, and already reports are citing a noter Apple event come October.

Reports are stating that Apple will be holding a mid-October event to unveil their new iPads and officially launch their new OS X Yosemite. There are also talks of new Mac hardware that will be announced at the rumoured event.

No official date has been confirmed, with Bloomberg only reporting a ‘mid-October’ date. However, some sources have reported that the event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21.

This date would make sense considering the fact that last year, Apple held their iPad and OS X event on October 22nd, when they launched the iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini as well as OS X Mavericks.  (more…)

iOS 8 is here!

Published by on Sep 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

ios8With the yearly launch of Apple’s latest smartphone we also get an update of the operating system iOS. This year Apple introduces iOS 8 and according to them it is “the biggest iOS release ever — for developers and everyone else”. Many would argue that the release of iOS 7 last year was the biggest change since the original, but iOS 8 does seem to bring a lot of features to the table. iOS 8 is officially available from today, although you might run into some errors as the most people will be rushing to be the first in line.

The iOS 8 update will be available for iPhone 4S and up, iPad 2 and up as well as 5th generation iTouch. Let’s see what Apple has in store with the new iOS 8…

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Apple Watch’s battery life won’t be good

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Ever since the announcement of the Apple Watch, we have been wondering about battery life. Apple’s mobile products have never had the worst battery life, but by no means is it among the best. There were rumours before the announcement that it could be quite meager on the wearable. (more…)

Why I Hate Apple (but secretly love them)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 20 Comments

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These three little words might not mean anything to most people, but to any real tech lover like me it means a hell of a lot. This short phrase has been a staple of Steve Jobs’ second tenure at Apple, and it has become synonymous with some of the big products that have come to light at their launch events over the last 15 years.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus breaks pre-order record

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

iphone6So the iPhone 6 and 6 plus is literally “bigger” and better than before and its on its way to iStore in about 3 weeks. Apple finally caught up to the rest of the smartphone world when they announced that the iPhone 6 will be available in 2 sizes, a 4.7inch and 5.5 inch phablet. Over the past weekend the new iPhone went up for pre-order in most countries around the world and it seems as though the allure of the iPhone has not faded just yet. (more…)

New Samsung ads mock Apple’s new iPhone, watch and event

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Less than 48-hours after Apple introduced the world to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has released a series of ads that, once again, mocks the competition.

Staying true to their advertising form, Samsung’s new ads unashamedly bashes almost everything that happened at Apple’s event on Tuesday. From the new iPhones to the watch and even the event itself – Samsung shows no signs of diverting from their mocking advertising formula.

The ads, which were released as a playlist entitled ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ on YouTube yesterday, feature two guys in blue shirts – seemingly portraying Apple Store employees. It also has an accompanying hashtag; #NoteTheDifference.

The two guys are shown discussing Apple’s new devices as well as the keynote address.  (more…)

Apple’s iPhone design history

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

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With hype starting to die down after the Apple Live launch event on Tuesday, we have all had some time to digest what has been announced and what it means to the market.

The highly anticipated iPhone 6 has been launched and Apple have finally embraced the worldwide trend of ever bigger smartphones. That got me thinking: “How far has the iPhone come since the original?”

Let us start with the first of its kind, the original iPhone. (more…)

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