Brett Melillo

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Here's How To Check The Battery Health Of Your iPhone, Reliably And For Free

Apple made billions in hiding the fact that it was slowing down the performance of an iPhone with an aging battery, pushing people to buy a new phone rather than a new battery.<p>Worse, the technology giant only admitted the existence of its secret power management “feature” in iOS to avoid phones …

These are the iOS 8 app extensions you need on your iPhone 6

Apple brought plenty of improvements to its mobile operating system with the release of iOS 8, but one of the most intriguing additions is one that …

Will The iPhone 6 And iWatch Be Made Out Of The New Curved Gorilla Glass?

Corning has announced “Manufacturing Readiness for 3D-Shaped Gorilla Glass” in advance of CES next week in Las Vegas. Immediately, speculation has turned to how Apple might make use of this new material in its upcoming products. Daisuke Wakabiashi writes in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Digits blog that, …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

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Here’s The First Full Trailer For Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Movie [Video]

Following the release of a teaser clip back in January, the first full trailer for the new <i>Jobs</i> movie starring Ashton Kutcher has been made available—and yes, it features a song by Macklemore.<p>The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters in April, but the premiere has been pushed back to August …

Use Turn By Turn Walking Directions In iOS 7 Beta For Safer Passage [iOS Tips]

Disclaimer: Seriously, folks, iOS 7 beta is a pre-release version of iOS. Don’t use these tips as proof that anything will be in the final release, or that they’ll work past the beta. We’re providing these as a fun way to explore Apple’s new mobile OS, is all.<p>The iPhone’s built-in navigation system …

This Is One Of The Most Convenient New Features Of OS X Mavericks

The improved Notifications in OS X 10.9 are great. Not only can you respond to notifications as they appear on your desktop, but the new Notification Center also lets you know when your peripherals are about to die.<p>Now when your keyboard or mouse is getting low on juice, OS X Mavericks will display …

Video On Instagram Is Already A Smashing Success, And Here’s Why Clips Are 15 Seconds Long

Instagram added support for sharing 15-second video clips yesterday, and the feature has been available in the App Store and Google Play for a little over 24 hours. Twitter’s Vine app is already a pretty established video sharing network with 13 million+ users, so you would think that Instagram has …

Five Hidden Secrets In iOS 7 Beta On The iPhone [Feature]

iOS 7 beta is fresh out of the gate, and already we’re finding a bunch of hidden and new features bundled into Apple’s latest revolution in mobile operating system software for iPhone. While we can’t guarantee these will work the same way–or even exist, to be honest–when iOS 7 comes out for real …

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Where The iPhone 5 Still Bests The Samsung S4

Samsung have produced a great phone in the Galaxy S4 but there are reasons for saying the Apple iPhone is still the better product. Is that clutching at straws?<p>Possibly, but the research it is based on suggests something else – that Samsung are making elementary mistakes in their innovation …

Flipboard Enhances User Curated Magazines with Profile Pages and 'Friends' Category

<i>Flipboard</i> for iOS has been updated to version 2.0.2, adding profile pages for its users along with a new "Friends" category and the ability to share articles via SMS.<p>Profile pages are designed to work in conjunction with the Magazine functionality that was introduced with the 2.0 update, allowing …

Apple Continues Building iWork Team, Adds New Job Listings

Apple has been beefing up its iWork team since early February, and has posted several new job listings in recent weeks.<p>The latest job posting, which was added this morning, seeks a software QA engineer. As noted by <i>Apple Bitch</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) the position specifies that the engineer will work on …

Sketchy Rumor Claims Sapphire-Covered Capacitive Home Button for iPhone 5S

<i>Cult of Mac</i> points to a report [Google translation] from Taiwanese site <i>TechNews</i> claiming that Apple will be including a sapphire-covered capacitive home button on the iPhone 5S in order to accommodate the fingerprint sensor rumored to be coming as a differentiating feature for the device.<p>Apple is …

BlackBerry Messenger on iPhone and Android: A Big Move Made Too Late?

There’s a fair bit of news coming out of BlackBerry’s BlackBerry Live 2013 keynote this morning — the unveiling of the new Q5 Qwerty phone and the …

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18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Keep Track Of Every Little Thing With EveryThink, Now Updated

EveryThink, an amazing get-it-all-done-and-in-one-place app, has just updated to version 1.3.1, bringing a host of improvements to an already pretty great app.<p>The new update adds Dropbox to the already existing Google Drive support, meeting invitations from within the app itself, Siri Reminder …

Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.8.4, Build 12E47 To Developers

It looks like another month, another 10.8.4 seed, as a new download on Apple’s developer download site, build 12E47, contains the same focus areas as last month’s seed, Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.<p>The seed is the fifth for this particular dot release of OS X. The previous release was April …

Draw This App Teaches You To Draw, Step-By-Step

We all know how to draw the "Marvel way," right? Step 1: some lines; a skeleton for your figure. Step 2: ovals and circles, pencilled in to show the head, limbs and body. Step 3: The amazing, finished, inked-and-colored result. Congratulations: You’re now Jack Kirby.<p>Peterson Hamilton’s Draw This …

Small Piece Of The iPhone 5S Motherboard Leaks To The Web

Another potential component for the iPhone 5S has popped up, a small section of circuitboard that seemingly governs the upcoming iPhone’s rear camera.<p>Doing some nice sleuthing, Steve over at Nowherelse.fr found images of the above component on a Japanese retailer’s website being floated as an …

Facebook To Buy Navigation App Waze For Up To $1 Billion [Rumor]

Facebook is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire mobile navigation app Waze for between $800 million and $1 billion. Talks between the two companies began around six months ago, and a term sheet has already been signed, according to business daily Calcalist.<p>Unlike traditional GPS navigation …

Apple: Google Is Not a “Friend of the Court” in Samsung Case

In Apple’s sprawling legal battle with Samsung, Google is hardly an impartial party. It’s the author of the Android mobile operating system that the …

Ex-Apple Adman Predicts 2013 Will Be The Year Of The iPhone’s iPod-ization

For the last couple months the Internet has been chalk full of rumors that Apple is losing its edge, and that the iPhone isn’t as cool as it once was. Maybe some of those rumors are right, maybe not, but Apple’s ex-Ad Guru, Ken Segall, predicts that the iPhone’s biggest years are still ahead of …

Nintendo Wants Mobile Games To Help Sell Consoles, But Still Won’t Bring Mario To iPhone

“Nintendo selling its games on other platforms would be very similar to Apple licensing Mac OS X to other PC manufacturers.”

Thanks To Intel, Your Next MacBook Air Could Run 'BioShock Infinite' On A 4K UltraHD Display

Can you imagine the next version of Microsoft‘s Surface Pro running the latest first-person shooter on the highest quality settings? What about Apple‘s MacBook Air playing <i>BioShock Infinite</i> while powering a 4K UltraHD external display? While I can’t speak to the hardware roadmap of the …

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

Heads Up for iOS review: Fun game for dinner parties or family events - CNET

<b>Heads Up</b> is a trivia-style party game that was recently featured (and played) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With the game installed on just one iPhone, you can challenge a friend or several friends to a trivia competition. While you won't have much fun alone with Heads Up, it might be the perfect …

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American Airlines Pilots Lose 40lb With Apple iPad Electronic Flight Bag

American Airlines recently got permission to use its iPad Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit during all phases of flight, saving an estimated $1.2 million of fuel annually. (Hat tip Mactrast, image)<p>For pilots, it’s a huge benefit. A bag full of airways charts, airport maps and operations manuals …