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The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Cabin’s sleek battery pack also gives your iPhone a MagSafe connector

Lightning ports haven’t even been around for two years now, but I think it might be time for Apple to consider replacing it with the MacBook’s most underrated feature: Magsafe power connectors.<p>Cabin is a new a Kickstarter projected aimed at bringing the MacBook’s awesome MagSafe power connector to …

Imagine an iPhone 6 with wireless charging… wait, here it is!

The iPhone 6 is promising to be thinner, lighter and have a bigger, brighter display than any iPhone before… but no matter how advanced the next iPhone is, rumors still peg it as sucking the juice it needs to run through a Lightning cable.<p>Meanwhile, there are tons of Android and Windows Phone …

Kid leaks HTC phone, receives threat, denies everything

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>A kid posted a 12-minute hands-on review of HTC's …

This Incredible Cydia Tweak Merges App Switcher And Control Center [Jailbreak]

Do you remember that gorgeous iOS 8 concept from last week that merged multitasking with control center? It’s coming soon to a jailbroken iPhone near you.<p>Called Vertex, the upcoming tweak looks to combine Mission Center with the app switcher. And in action, it looks very slick:<p>You can even slide …

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DoubleTwist’s New Android App Lets You Rip Songs From iTunes Radio

DoubleTwist, the company that has long been helping Android-powered devices work harmoniously with iTunes, today released a new Android app that lets users rip songs from iTunes Radio. Called AirPlay Recorder, the app essentially turns your Android device into an AirPlay receiver, then records all …

Let's build a statue of Steve Jobs bigger than Statue of Liberty!

If you don't have a statue built in your honor, then who are you?<p>Forgotten, that's who.<p>Many, therefore, will rejoice at the idea that a campaign has been launched to crowdsource a statue of Steve Jobs.<p>The "Let's Build A Statue of Steve Jobs!" campaign has emerged on Indiegogo. Its goal is to raise …

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Kuo: ‘iPhone 5S’ Will be Available in Gold and Offer 128GB Storage Option

- Aug 16, 2013<p>Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has offered his predictions for Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 5S,” and he sees a 128GB …

Tinkercad lets you export 3D designs into Minecraft

Tinkercad, that Autodesk-owned, user-friendly 3D modeler is offering up a new feature today that may well prove a compelling proposition for <i>Minecraft</i> users. Fans of the block building, monster-fleeing indie title can now use the service to export 3D creations into the game, by way of MCEdit. The …

2013 iPhone Photography Awards showcase some stunning photos

There’s an old adage in photography that it’s about the photographer, not the camera. By phone standards, the iPhone camera is a decent one, but it’s not the most obvious choice for creative photography. The annual iPhone Photography Awards show just what can be achieved in the right hands.<p>I’ve …

BlackBerry Not Done With Its Older OS Yet, Intros New BB7 Phone

Even as it spends most of its time working on BB10 devices (and evaluating whether to sell itself), BlackBerry is still developing products based on …

iOS 7 Beta 5 Released, with New Settings Icons & More

Apple has released the latest iOS 7 beta for developers today. iOS 7 beta 5 is available to install as an OTA (over the air) update via Software Update in Settings on the iPad and iPhone.<p>Apple’s servers didn’t seem too be getting hammered too badly when I installed the update earlier this afternoon …

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Photos of purported HTC One Max phablet hit Web

Less than a month after rumors began circulating that HTC was building a phablet to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note series, images of the purported device have popped up on a Taiwan Web site.<p>Codenamed T6, the HTC One Max will sport a 5.9-inch, full 1080p screen, according to a post on Taiwan-based …

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Battery life and a sharp screen: A 'Mini' opportunity for Apple

Maybe Apple should take its time on the iPad Mini Retina.<p>Last week I said Google trumped Apple with the release of the Nexus 7's eye-popping 323-pixel-per-inch display.<p>That's still true -- with a qualifier. After using the Nexus 7 for a week, I've discovered (or I should say it's been reinforced) …

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The 6 Ways Apple Should Copy Google

It feels like Apple is falling way behind. But I don’t think that’s true.<p>I believe Apple puts enormous brain power and good judgement into envisioning the Next Big Thing. It takes them a long time to get it to market. But once it’s there, they iterate to perfect the original vision.<p>In the year or …

Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Afterlight Has Arrived On The iPad

Afterlight is one of the most popular photography apps in the App Store, but until now it’s only been optimized for the iPhone. Today’s update brings full support for the iPad, meaning you can edit in a native interface for the iPad’s larger display.<p>If you’ve seen pics in your Instagram feed that …

iOS 7 Beta 4 Tidbits: Lockscreen Redesign, Notification Center Improvements and New Search Options

Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 7, which begins a number of improvements, changes, and bug fixes to the operating system, including a designed lockscreen, Notification Center improvements, an updated look for Safari’s bookmark menu, and more.<p>iOS 7 beta 4 also brings a slew of minor …

Starbucks Ups the Stakes in Battle Over Wireless Charging

After a test in Boston, Starbucks is bringing wireless cellphone charging to a handful of coffee shops in Silicon Valley next month.<p>Customers at 10 …

Photo of Plastic Packaging with 'iPhone 5C' Name Surfaces

An image posted on Chinese site WeiPhone appears to show plastic retail packaging marked with the name "iPhone 5C". If the packaging is genuine, and it has not yet been confirmed to be, it could be for Apple's long-rumored plastic iPhone. The image was first noticed by French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> …

Two New iPhone Models to Be Introduced on September 6th? [Updated]

The next-generation iPhone will launch on September 6th, according to German Apple website <i>iFun</i> [Google Translate]. The site does not have a significant track record with this sort of prediction, however.<p>Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the low-cost iPhone and the iPad 5 …

Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners

According to electronics buyback site Gazelle.com, while Google's newly introduced Nexus 7 has proven to be a popular upgrade choice for users who already own the current version of the tablet, it isn't attracting iPad owners.<p>The site told <i>TechCrunch</i> that after the new Nexus 7 was unveiled, there …

The Most Powerful DJ App For Everyone Arrives With djay 2 [Review]

“They wanted to make software that was simple enough for anyone to use”<p>“Think of it like a piano”<p>“The app automatically keeps both beats locked and in sync perfectly”<p>“A turntable for the digital world”<p>“The design is very purposeful.”

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile: are early upgrade plans a good deal?

These plans aren't a rip-off anymore, but they're not for everyone<p><i>Editor's Note: Since we first compared each of the early upgrade plans, carriers have significantly changed how they work. Verizon recently overhauled its Edge program with its new</i> <i>"More Everything" plans</i><i>, and Sprint has replaced its</i> …

Low-Cost iPhone and iPad 5 to Ship in Early September with iPhone 5S Coming Later, No Retina iPad mini in 2013?

According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, production difficulties will cause Apple's iPhone 5S to ship towards the end of September, with supplies constrained until October or November. This is in line with recent reports that have suggested production on the iPhone 5S …

‘Jobs’ star Ashton Kutcher rumored to be close to $10M deal … to sell Windows PCs

The <i>New York Post</i> claims that Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve Jobs in the biopic <i>Jobs</i>, is close to signing a $10M deal to appear in a series of ads for … Windows PC maker Lenovo.<p><i>Jobs</i>, which will apparently be promoted by a rather psychedelic poster, is due to open on August 16th.

Nokia Lumia 625 is big, cheap, and 4G (pictures)

Apple eyes way to entertain your iPhone callers on hold

Callers waiting on hold for you via your iPhone may be a bit less bored if a new Apple patent ever sees reality.<p>Published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "On-hold visual menu from a user's communications device" envisions a way to share your music, photos, videos, …

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