iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

Uncategorized | Tuesday July 8 2014 2:28 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

If the rumors hold true, the next iPhone could sport a nearly indestructible and perhaps flexible sapphire screen. That sound you hear is Apple muttering, “Bring it on” to device torture-testers everywhere.

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing


iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

Corning exec slams sapphire — rumored for Apple device

Uncategorized | Friday February 28 2014 12:55 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Corning exec slams sapphire -- rumored for Apple device

Sapphire crystal is used to protect the iPhone 5S camera lens and in the 5S' home button.

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A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday. The subtext was obviously aimed at Apple .

In defense of its Gorilla Glass, Tony Tripeny, a senior vice president at Corning Glass, was asked the following question (more…)

How to watch Google Play videos on your iOS device

Uncategorized | Wednesday December 25 2013 8:51 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

How to watch Google Play videos on your iOS device

Apple has iTunes, Google has Play, and never the twain shall meet, right? Especially when it comes to sharing videos between the two platforms.

Surprise, surprise: If you’ve purchased a movie or TV show from the Google Play store, it’s actually possible to view it on your iOS device — no jailbreaking or other hoop-jumping required. Here’s how:

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Step 1: Install (more…)

How to add more storage to an iOS device

Uncategorized | Friday October 18 2013 6:16 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , ,

How to add more storage to an iOS device

The RAVPower FileHub is an inexpensive wireless card reader that lets you access a lot more storage with your iDevice.

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Apple ‘s iDevices famously — make that infamously — rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.

Granted, you can try a utility like PhoneClean, which can reclaim some space, but that gets you only so far. For any kind of significant storage boost, (more…)

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Uncategorized | Thursday September 26 2013 4:03 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Set up your Apple TV just by touching it with your iOS 7 device

Apple TV setup just got a whole lot easier.

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Setting up an Apple TV isn’t especially complicated, though it can be a hassle. The combination of an onscreen keyboard and Apple ‘s remote makes for painfully slow input of your Apple ID, Wi-Fi password, and the like.

But if you have a third-gen Apple TV and an iPhone , iPod Touch, or iPad running iOS 7, you can transfer nearly all the necessary (more…)

Apple explores swipe gestures for iOS device keyboards

Uncategorized | Sunday September 22 2013 5:53 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple explores swipe gestures for iOS device keyboards

Swipe gestures would replicate certain keyboard functions, as envisioned in an Apple patent.

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iPhone and iPad users may one day be able to add swipe gestures to their keyboard repertoire.

A patent awarded to Apple by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reveals that Apple has been looking into the use of swipe gestures as an alternative to various keyboard functions. Dubbed (more…)

How to find out what’s using all the space on your iOS device

Uncategorized | Friday August 23 2013 3:24 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

How to find out whats using all the space on your iOS device

In an ideal world, Apple would have designed its iPhones, iPods, and iPads with memory-expansion slots. But in this world, you’re stuck with whatever fixed amount of storage you purchased.

So what happens when you go to download a movie or install a big game like Madden NFL 25 and your iDevice tells you don’t have enough space available?

You’re out of luck, that’s what. Your only real option is to free (more…)

Apple seeks patent to beef up mobile-device battery life

Uncategorized | Friday July 19 2013 7:01 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Apple seeks patent to beef up mobile-device battery life

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Those of us craving better battery life from our mobile devices could see help from an Apple invention outlined in a patent application.

Published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent dubbed “Power management for electronic devices” suggests key ways to save or reduce the power consumed by your phone or tablet.

Your mobile device could monitor its own activity (more…)

How to jailbreak any iOS 6 device, including iPhone 5

Uncategorized | Thursday January 31 2013 7:19 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

How to jailbreak any iOS 6 device, including iPhone 5

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If you’ve been waiting to jailbreak your iPhone 5, or any device running iOS 6 and higher, today is your lucky day. A new tool called evasi0n was released just this morning.

The new tool is very simple to use — in fact, it’s easier to use than the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool I covered last year. Taking far less time, and only a few steps, if you’re comfortable clicking a few buttons on (more…)

PhoneClean 2.0 reclaims storage space on your iOS device

Uncategorized | Friday January 25 2013 9:14 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

PhoneClean 2.0 reclaims storage space on your iOS device

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Feeling the storage crunch on your iPhone , iPod Touch, or iPad? A free utility may be able to help.

Last summer, CNET’s Matthew Elliott took iMobie’s PhoneClean for a test drive. The utility provides a “digital colonic” (Matt’s words), cleansing any iOS device of useless and unnecessary files that might be consuming valuable space.

However, Matt wasn’t willing (more…)

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