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Cabin Magnetic iPhone Battery Case Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Hevo Labs based in China has this week launched a new Kickstarter campaign looking to raise funds for their new and very unique magnetic iPhone …

Crowd Funding

Microsoft now selling Kinectless Xbox One for $400

One way Microsoft can stimulate Xbox One sales is to drop the price to match its better-selling rival, the PlayStation 4. After it confirmed exactly that by announcing a Kinectless Xbox One last month, the company has now opened sales -- hours before E3 2014 kicks off. You can pick one up for …

All the tiny tweaks Apple sneaked into iOS 8

We’re still busying digesting all the new stuff Tim Cook and Craig Federighi announced yesterday with iOS 8, and even though we’re ridiculously excited about major backend features like HomeKit, iCloud Photo Library and Metal, 24 hours of tinkering around with the OS has revealed a lot of hidden …

iOS

How To Find Out How Much Cellular Data Your Apps Are Using

Are you on a measured data plan, and wonder what uses up your monthly allotment of that precious 4G LTE data you pay so dearly for? Here’s a simple …

Foxconn Starting 4.7" iPhone 6 Production in July, Pricier 5.5" Model to Follow in August

According to a new report from <i>Digitimes</i>, Foxconn will again be the primary manufacturer for the iPhone 6, supplying 70 percent of the expected shipments of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model in 2015. Shipments could begin as soon as July for the 4.7-inch model, with the 5.5-inch following shortly …

Apple’s Sapphire Moves Makes Samsung Take a Second Look at The Super-Hard Material

Samsung has once more revisited the possibility of using sapphire glass in their devices, likely due to reports of Apple’s plans to use the …

The Purported iPhone 6 Will Be Waterproof (Rumor)

We’ve seen countless number of leaks about the alleged iPhone 6 this week. The device has seen its fair share of rumors, and images of the purported …

Mobile Technology

Apple Reportedly Integrating NFC Technology into iPhone 6

Apple is gearing up to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6, according to a report from <i>BrightWire</i> citing sources familiar with the matter. The report also notes that Apple has struck a deal with China UnionPay to integrate the banking company's services into …

Here's Exactly How the Jury Awarded Apple $119 Million in Latest Samsung Patent Case

The court has released the jury's verdict form, although the panel will have to return on Monday to address one discrepancy.<p>In deciding to award Apple $119 million in the latest Apple-Samsung patent case, the jury had to make their way through a 12-page matrix of products, patents and dates.<p>So, …

Apple Launched In-Store iPhone Upgrade Program

If you’re still rocking the good old iPhone 4 or 4S, you may want to head over to a nearest Apple store as the company kicked off its in-store iPhone …

Apple Store

Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

A new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple …

4.7″ iPhone 6 could be available in August, 5.5″ model in September

The newest reports from Taiwanese media indicate that the iPhone 6 could possibly be revealed in August, not September. According to these rumors, the smaller, 4.7-inch model could be available for purchase the same month, with the larger 5.5-inch version going on sale in September—the month in …

Google Maps for iOS Gains Uber Integration, Lane Guidance, Improved Offline Maps

Google is updating its <i>Google Maps</i> app today, boosting the app's turn-by-turn direction capabilities. <i>Google Maps</i> will now show drivers which lane to use through its new lane guidance feature and it's also easier to access alternate routes while navigating.<p>While <i>Google Maps</i> has always supported the …

Apple's Move to Revolutionize Sapphire Manufacturing Likely to Leave Competitors Behind

Apple revolutionized aluminum manufacturing when it adopted the unibody design for its MacBook Pro line of notebooks, advancing the production process in a way that benefitted the industry as a whole. Now, the company is poised to change the nature of sapphire manufacturing in a similar way, but …

Rising Sapphire Display Cost May Limit Production of 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

A new post on Weibo citing supply chain sources (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>) claims Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone may see a limited production volume due to the use of high quality sapphire as a display material. According to the report, the high cost of producing the sapphire may hinder Apple's …

Pegatron Reportedly Receives 15% of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Orders Ahead of September Launch

According to a new report from Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i> (Google Translate, via <i>Mac Otakara</i>), Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15% of the orders for Apple's upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of the device's launch this September. The report also notes that Pegatron will produce a …

Sketchy report claims Pegatron has received 15% of orders for Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6

At this point, we’ve seen just above every rumored schematic, mockup, and render of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. Rumors suggest that Apple will launch its next generation flagship smartphone in 4.7-inch and possibly 5.5-inch variations later this year.<p>According to the Industrial and Commercial Times …