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More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7 [Update: Fake]

A series of photos have been posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, and later shared by French website <i>NWE</i>, that provide a closer look at what appear to be Lightning-equipped EarPods. However, it cannot be fully distinguished if these are official Apple headphones or simply Chinese …

iPhone 7 said to feature 14% larger battery compared to iPhone 6s

At this point there’s a general consensus regarding many features we expect to see with the iPhone 7, but one thing that many people have been wondering about is the battery size. A sketchy report out of China earlier this year claimed the battery would “slightly” larger, but now we have new …

How to enable Safari Split View in iOS 10

At WWDC last month we got our first glimpse of what Apple has planned for iOS 10 on the iPad. There will most likely be additional changes and unannounced features saved for when it’s released to the public. Having said that, the most notable new addition to iOS 10 on the iPad has to be Safari …

Operating Systems

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

'Pokémon Go Plus' Wearable Wristband's Resell Price Rises to Upwards of $250

Given the intense popularity of the new augmented reality game <i>Pokémon Go</i>, a few retailers have begun facing shortages of the game's $35 wrist-worn accessory, the Pokémon Go Plus, which allows users to receive notifications about nearby Pokémon right on their wrists. Although some players expected …

App Store

How to supercharge your iPhone apps like a pro

From calendar to email, here’s what to replace the iOS defaults with to work better, harder and hopefully less<p>Face it: the best thing about iOS is the App Store. The iPhone has come a long way since version one, but the ability to add to the fifteen built-in apps has been the biggest …

Apps

iOS 10 will make you love your lock screen

More powerful notifications, widgets, and raise to wake will change how you use your iPhone<p><i>iOS 10 for the iPhone and iPad is available to install now. We'll have a full review of it soon — some of the biggest updates involve new apps that you can use in both Siri and iMessage, so it didn't make</i> …

Apps

The Best TV Tracking App for iPhone

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>TVShow Time and iTV Shows 3 go head-to-head<p>App-dicted<p>Thanks …

TV

7 tricks that make your iPhone or iPad better

Most iPhone and iPad users know that their gadgets will recharge about 25 percent faster if they put them in Airplane Mode and plug them into a wall outlet. But many don’t know the simple way to snap a photo: From the lock screen, swipe up on the camera icon in the lower right-hand corner, and the …

Apple Store

Snapchat hit with lawsuit claiming its Discover feature exposes minors to explicit content

Snapchat, which just got a hefty update yesterday, has been hit with a lawsuit accusing that the app’s Discover feature of exposing minors to sexually explicit content. The lawsuit has been filed by a 14-year-old boy and his mother, who are represented by Mark Geragos in the Central California …

How to Dial An Extension on iPhone (Plus, Save Extensions to Contacts!)

If you dial an extension, you can avoid automated operators. Or if you consistently call into conference calls with extensions, we’ll also go over how to save phone numbers with extensions to your Contacts. If need to call a company and you have the extension for the person you’re trying to reach, …

Google

WSJ: iPhone 7 to ditch 16GB storage option in favor of 32GB base

Following several sketchy reports, The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the iPhone 7 will indeed ditch the 16GB tier. For the first time ever, the base iPhone model will come in at 32GB. While this was a move largely expected by users, a set of leaked images earlier this year led some to …

Hands-on: New iOS 10 beta 2 Bedtime Wake Up Sounds [Video]

As we highlighted in our 50 new changes post, iOS 10 beta 2 is stuffed to gills with tons of new updates and features. In the following video walkthrough, we’d like to highlight another iOS 10 beta 2 change — the presence of all new Bedtime Wake Up Sounds in the default Clock app.<p>To find these new …

Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today

Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via <i>The Verge</i> and <i>CNET</i>).<p><b>Update</b>: …

Go Download the iOS 10 Public Beta Right Now—If You're a Crazy Person

The public beta for iOS 10 is now available to download, if you’re feeling wild. After all, this is still beta software and not the finished product …

Users locked out of Apple ID after updating to iOS 10 beta 2

Some users have been locked out of their Apple IDs after installing the second iOS 10 beta that was rolled out to registered developers Tuesday. The bug causes testers to be signed out of their devices “for security reasons,” and then prevents them from resetting their passwords.<p>“All of my signed …

The iPhone 8 could be all glass — is that a recipe for disaster?

An all-glass bod would certainly be a flashy contrast to the increasingly homogenous look of the iPhone lineup. It could also be a damn disaster.<p>There's a reason our phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smartwatches, etc. aren't housed purely in glass — it's duprt breakable.<p>From the iPhone's introduction …

IPhone 8

The 'iPhone 7' effect: Android makers reportedly slow down chip orders ahead of Apple's launch

With the next-generation iPhone expected to launch in just a few months, a new supply chain report claims that Android device makers are trimming …

Mobile Technology

Apple releasing first iOS 10 public beta for non-developer testers today [U: Now available]

Update: iOS 10 Public Beta 1 is now live. It features the same build version (14A5297c) as iOS 10 Developer Beta 2.<p>Following the latest iOS 10 beta for registered developers, Apple is releasing the very first iOS 10 public beta for non-developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today. Back …

Microsoft launching Thinga.Me iPhone app for capturing & organizing real world objects

A new project called Thinga.Me from Microsoft’s experimental Garage team aims to offer users a way of organizing and sharing real-world objects through a new iPhone app.<p>Currently part of an invite-only closed beta, the app automatically isolates real-world objects in photos that users snap, …

iPhone 7 rumours: Apple's next phone could have larger camera and come in black

New leaked images of the iPhone 7 appear to confirm rumours that the handset will feature redesigned a large camera.<p>The picture of the alleged iPhone, published by Techtastic.nl, which has published accurate leaks in the past, shows the antenna strips on the edge of the phone rather than across its …

Buying an iPhone Right Now Is Just Plain Dumb

A few months of patience can really pay off.<p>If you’re thinking of buying an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus this summer, don’t do it. Unless your current device …

Mobile Technology

Apple Begins Adding Apple Pay Code Support Into Safari Technology Preview 8

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced on March 30, 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into the release version of Safari.<p>Safari Technology Preview release 8 includes …

Has Apple gone mad? More iOS 10 parts left unencrypted in beta 2

As you know, security experts were baffled realizing that the iOS 10 kernel in beta 1 was not encrypted. Apple argued it was no big deal because the …

Apple Pay

This is what Apple's iPhone 7 will probably look like

Wondering what Apple's next iPhone is going to look like? Wonder no more.<p>This is what you can expect from the iPhone 7 in terms of looks:<p>This is a concept of the iPhone 7 Plus made by 3D designer Martin Hajek, who often works closely with notorious gadget leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer.<p>The iPhone 7 …

Mobile Technology

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited …

Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

Social Media

All the changes Apple made in iOS 10 beta 2

Apple’s second beta for iOS 10 is jam-packed with new features and changes to go along with the big batch of bug fixes.<p>More than 50 changes have been discovered by developers, affecting everything from Apple Music to widgets. A lot of the changes are very minor UI tweaks that would probably go …

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.2, a minor bug fix update. iOS 9.3.3 has been in testing since May 23.<p>The fifth iOS 9.3.3 …