The iPhone 5s has been hard to come by since its release, especially the gold model. As of last week Apple retail stores claimed full inventory of iPhone 5S models. Following suit, the Apple Store online version has also updated its shipping availability.
Anyone who orders off-line will be happy to see the shipping times have been reduced to within 24 hours of ordering. Good timing since Christmas is right around the corner. And don’t forget this Christmas and you’re holding a brand-new iPhone that hundreds of very unhappy employees helped make that happen for you.
Qualcomm is the parts supplier for Apple’s own ‘indoor positioning system’ iBeacon. As of recently QUALCOMM designed their own version, called Gimbal, and is selling devices in two different sizes. A five-dollar model, and a ten-dollar model; the only blatant difference between the two devices is battery life.
I’m just now learning about iBeacons today, I’ve seen the word in headlines for articles and never really cared to learn more about advertising related technologies. It seems silly that Qualcomm had been designing these for Apple for a while before realizing they should probably start selling them directly to the consumer.
If you’re not familiar with Pandora by now, you must have been sleeping under a rock for a long, long time. They have been one of the leading streaming radio station services, which cater to your style of music. The service is always improving and one of the new features now available to Pandora users is the ability to wake by the your favorite Pandora station with the alarm.
You know what the coolest part of iOS is? It's the lack of fragmentation between handsets, it's the fact that any app I have on my iPhone will likely run on my friends iPhone. I remember having an Android back in the day, and everything was a project on those things. I had to jump through hoops to get it to behave like an iPhone, I know things have changed a lot over the last three years. And there are tons of great Androids to choose from now, I might get in on the Moto X or Nexus 5. Those are easily the two best Android handsets, debate with me about it in the comments below if you disagree, but the two aformentinoed phones are the closest thing Android has to iPhone quality and consistency. For those that don't know, Motorola is owned by Google, and the Nexus line of Android phones always runs the most current version of Android, much like iPhones always get pushed updates.
Android might be in more hands worldwide than any other smart device OS, but that hasn't stopped an impressive 40 percent of iPads sold this Black Firday to Android users. The analytics company behind the study was InfoScout, who obtained data from 90,000 receipts from Black Friday shoppers. The simple issue is that people know for a fact that an iPad is going to be a safe purchase, where as there is a sea of crappy alternative tablets to choose from, there are gems amongst the crowd though check out the next page for my suggestions.
Select Apple Stores have begun to lift their incredibly strict pricing policies. Up until recently it was unheard of to be able to request a price match in Apple retail locations. But according to new reports, specific Apple stores can offer ‘special prices’ of up to ten percent off of specific items. Due to the supply of iPad mini Retina and iPhone 5s handsets being low, the discounts only apply to items in plenty, such as the iPhone 5c.
Bartender is an awesome Mac utility that I was turned on to by Jeff Benjamin over at iDB, so lets all give Jeff the credit he deserves. Either way I liked it so much I wanted to let our readers in on this wicked slick tool. In the image above you see the preference panel for Bartender. Bartender’s main purpose is to allow you to clean up your menu bar. Keep reading for more details.
Hidden deep within the bowels of PayPal's site there is a section that sells iTunes gift cards, which seems silly to me, either way if you'd prefer to purchase an iTunes gift card from the most obscure location on the web check out this site. All cynicism aside, there are plenty of good reasons to buy your iTunes codes through PayPal's portal, lets check em out inside.