Every time a supposed new detail about the iPhone 6 is leaked, mockup renderings depicting the new information quickly appear all over the internet. Now that we are getting closer to the release date, the leaked information is more accurate, comes from legitimate sources and is based on physical evidence rather than wild speculation. This latest mockup by renowned Dutch concept artist Martin Hajek is probably the most accurate depiction to date, as it is based on the latest leaked iPhone 6 specs.
The renderings that surfaced on French site nowhereelse are based on sketches that were obtained by Japanese site Macotakara. The mockups show two different size next generation iPhones, which is all but a certainty at this point, and a sleep/wake button that has been moved to the right side of the unit. This agrees with the well
Tiny Rebel Games today has released version 2.0 of Doctor Who: Legacy for iOS devices. The update entitled Rise of the Master adds over 20 hours of new material including Season 5 content, a new Perk system, Expert mode, special character rewards plus new allies and enemies.
The Season 5 story arc adds the latest incarnation of the Master, John Simm, and past Masters, Roger Delgado (the First Master) and the burnt Master from The Deadly Assassin. Four more incarnations of the Doctor also join the game. They include, the First Doctor (William Hartnell), the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and the War Doctor (John Hurt).
Anyone who has postponed buying an iPhone 5s now has a sweet deal to consider from RadioShack. Starting on Friday, stores will offer Apple's latest iPhone with 16GB of storage for just $99.99. Of course, in order to qualify for this subsidized sale price a two-year service agreement must be initiated with a wireless carrier.
iPhone 5s buyers can choose between AT&T, Sprint or Verizon to take advantage of the deal. Not only is RadioShack offering 50 percent off, but anyone upgrading can trade in a used smartphone for instant store credit. Depending on the appraisal, owners of the 16GB iPhone 4s can get up to $100 and the 16GB iPhone 5 can be traded in for up to $175.
Apple helped put digital music on the map with the iPod in 2001, but according to Nielsen SoundScan, iTunes music downloads have fallen for the first time since the device's release. This is most likely due to the rise in popularity of free music streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. Apple released its own streaming service in 2013 to compete with its competitors, but iTunes Radio hasn't seem to put a dent in the now crowded music streaming market.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is now working with Shazam Entertainment Ltd. to create a "song-discovery feature" which will allow iOS users to identify a song and its artist while using their iPhone or iPad. Shazam is known for its popular free music recognition iOS app that also identifies music and TV.
Rumors of two larger iPhone models launching later this year have been circulating for months. As mass production begins, photos of parts are starting to leak on Chinese websites such as Weibo. Two purportedly independent leaks seem to confirm a 4.7-inch diagonal iPhone 6 in the works. The white bezel below, with proper home button and earpiece cutouts, shows a larger size than the current model iPhone in black.
Additionally, these iPhone 6 parts point to displays with the same aspect ratio as the existing iPhone 5 and 5s. Whether or not the new display carries increased resolution remains to be seen, however the matching aspect ratio makes sense from an app development point of view. Changes to the display can require significant work for developers to accommodate a new device.
When it comes to security concerns, the Heartbleed security flaw is currently dominating headlines everywhere. The good news is that iOS devices are not vulnerable to Heartbleed. Regardless of this fact, setting a passcode is the first step in securing personal information on the iPhone from prying eyes.
Simple passcodes are convenient to use, but limited to a four-digit number. For those looking to beef up the security of their iOS devices, replacing these four digits with a complex passcode will help. Once activated, this feature allows numbers, letters and special characters to be used, vastly improving the strength of the passcode. A long string or several words strung together can be used, locking down an iOS device at the specified time interval.
Apple has launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in 14 new markets including Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic. The unapologetically plastic phone was first spotted at a carrier retail location in the Netherlands before landing on Apple's online store for €549.
The 8GB iPhone 5c is around €50 cheaper than the 16GB model in most regions. The new model has also been spotted in Switzerland, Austria, Ireland and Portugal at around the the same price differentiation as the Netherlands.
Despite the incredible quality of the iPhone camera, some basic editing functions are not included in the stock Photos app. For example, while cropping an iPhone Photo is pretty straightforward, there is no built-in way to resize an image. Emailing a photo may provide the preset options small, medium and large, but what about a custom size?
Luckily there are plenty of options in the App Store when it comes to resizing photos on an iOS device. The six free apps mentioned here mostly provide the basics for a one-time resize or infrequent use. There are also five paid apps listed, which often provide more features and a more polished (and ad-free) user experience. The third-party apps here are just a sampling of similar offerings on iTunes, which reduce the megapixel size of an image.
Match-three games like Candy Crush are a dime a dozen, but Puzzle Breaker for iOS features a fun twist that separates it from the rest of the clones available on the App Store. Instead of trying to earn points and beat a timer, players must match weapon tiles to defeat monsters in a turn-based battle to the death. Here's how it works:
The game is played like most match-three titles. It features a board filled with differently colored tiles which players must swap horizontally or vertically to make sets of three or more of the same color. Each time a player makes a match it results in an attack on their opponent. Players can also move titles as many times as they want without making a match, however, this uses up precious turns which gives an opponent more time to counter attack. Instead of a beating a timer or a completing a certain objective, players win by reducing their opponent's health to zero. A player loses when they themselves run out of health.
A&E was one the first television networks to add on-demand programming to its iOS apps, and now the company has added live television streaming. Both the A&E and History mobile apps have been updated with a new "LIVE TV" option for cable subscribers.
The A&E app for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad offers access to full episodes, exclusive clips and deleted scenes from popular shows such as Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars. The History app from A&E features full episodes and clips from shows like Vikings, Pawn Stars and so on. Each app also allows users to create a customized "Watchlist," and access never before seen footage from their favorite shows.