During a conference call after Apple's earnings release with Wall Street big-wigs, investors, and analysts, Tim Cook whipped out Apple's trademark laissez-faire marketing and potentially hinted at the future of Apple's product line. One qoute that stands out from the crowd and seems to be the fan favorite is, “We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market,” now that's an exciting statement. Keep in mind Apple is a master of marketing, and these little comments are designed to trigger intrigue and continued product interest. I'm not embarrassed to say they work on me, even though I'm completely aware how large tech companies choose to advertise. It's much deeper than a commercial, but Tim had more curious things to say yet. Check out the next page for more quotes from the conference call and my personal favorite iWatch concept.
Apple’s next iPhone has been rumored to come in two different sizes: one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a larger 5.5-inch screen. While there are some people who love the current iPhone’s size, there’s no question about it – the industry is moving towards larger devices. At this point, every major Android manufacturer’s flagship phone has a screen size of 4.7-inches or more. Thus, it is only a matter of time before Apple jumps into the “phablet” market.
This didn't affect me, and I'm sure it didn't phase the majority of people. But those running iOS 6.1.6 or lower apparently haven't been able to complete FaceTime calls. Apple released an official statment on the matter and it's pretty simple really, "If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue." Says Apple.
RadioShack has just announced that it will be dropping the price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to just $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint starting today. What’s even more exciting is that customers can trade in older phones to cover the price of their new purchase.
The company did not mention how long the promotion would last but if you’re looking to get your hands on the latest iPhone, this may be the best option!
Let us know if you make the jump!
Do you remember last year when those hackers managed to bypass the Apple Touch ID system with a mold of the correct fingerprint? That same technique works for the Samsung Galaxy S5's new fingerprint scanner as well. Except with the S5 the user is granted access to your Google Wallet, PayPal, and other sensitive information. Where as the iPhone 5s Touch ID system still prevents users from accessing digital wallets and making payments in the App Store. The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor is far from a 'wow factor", in fact other than being hackable and being far too priveldged from a security standpoint, it doesn't work that well as a fingerprint scanner. Check out the next page for a bit more information on this newly discovered bug, as well as a fun video and GIF of the process in action.
For those of you who love playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out on your iOS devices, you’ll be happy to hear that the popular game has just received an Easter update with new features and quests.
What's New In This Version:
Springfield has been invaded by ravenous, bloodthirsty…bunnies? Nobody panic – just put down your whacking stick, grab a bunny stunner, and if we’re lucky we’ll get out alive.
EGGS: Collect and trade eggs for prize-filled Easter Boxes.
CHARACTERS: Plan a cat coup with Crazy Cat Lady and help Father Sean make Catholicism cool.
BUILDINGS: Get casually clad at the Banana Dictatorship and party at Johnny Fiestas.
QUESTS: Bunnies laying eggs? Can Lisa get to the bottom of this biological mystery?
You can download The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store now for free.
iOS apps for A&E Network’s two most popular TV channels, A&E and History, have just been updated to bring live TV streaming to your idevices. The two apps have been offering full episodes and clips to stream for some time, but you can actually watch the channels live directly from your iPhone and iPad now.
Many reports suggest that Apple will release two larger iPhones this year: one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch screen. This rumor has been floating around for a few months now, but today is the first time we see an actual leak of a larger iPhone’s part.
Photos of what appears to be the iPhone 6 front panel have leaked on Weibo, showing that it will indeed be significantly larger than the current iPhone 5s. Check them out: