Why is the App Store Green? – Apps for Earth

From now until April 24th, 100% of the proceeds from participating apps in the App Store will support World Wildlife Fund… WWF. This includes both new app purchases and in-app purchases. So, go be awesome and support preserving oceans, protecting fresh water, combating climate change, conserving forests, safeguarding wildlife and supporting sustainable food. To find out more about WWF visit their website at worldwildlife.org. [Read more…]

iPhone SE – What is Apple’s Newest iPhone?

Typically Apple releases new iPhones in the late summer but the iPhone SE as been dropped mid-cycle. Here’s why I think why: The iPhone 5s is a popular size but it was getting too slow to run iOS 9.x. Consumers want the high end features but many liked the smaller phone. They were having to make a tough decision between size and features. Apple has eliminated that by taking an iPhone 6s and shoving it into an iPhone 5s. Now while most features are the same, here’s a list to show what is, and what isn’t. [Read more…]

Apple Watch App Store Up and Running

For a while now the Apple Watch app has had a non functioning tab labeled “Featured”. Now that Apple Watches have been delivered, the App Store styled page is up and running. There are a few categories of apps and you can now see thumbnails of screenshots just like you can with the full iPhone/iPad apps. Just to be clear, these are not apps you just install on your Apple Watch, these are apps you install on your iPhone and then have the option of accessing from your watch. There are definetly apps I will not have on my Apple Watch, such as games, but it’s great to have a section highlighting all the apps that have Apple Watch companions. [Read more…]

Apple Watch — Guided Tour: Apple Pay

Apple has release more “Guided Tour” videos on their YouTube channel and website. Apple is really trying to fight the haters by showing exactly why you should want this device. Personally I do not have a single bank/card that works with Apple Pay so this wouldn’t affect my decision. I’m sure it will be great once all banks and stores offer it. Do you have the new Apple Watch? If so, have you used it yet to pay with Apple Pay? I wonder how many people actually have banks that work with Apple Pay. Let’s find out! [Read more…]

Poll: What Will Apple Release Today?

Today Apple will release a new iPhone. Will it be an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 6 or “The New iPhone”? What color will it be? What new features? All are rumors until Apple makes it’s announcement but we thought it would be fun to see what you think. Here’s a list of possibilities. Pick the ones you think are true and if there is one not on the list, add it to the comments. [Read more…]

iOS 7: Messages

The new Message app that comes with iOS 7 has had a major overhaul. Matching most of the other new apps, the app is mostly white. The layout is pretty much the same but there are a few things moved around here and there. When scrolling through message from someone you’ll notice that the text bubbles are springy, almost like if they were all attached to each other with rubber bands. It’s kinda fun. When sending a message, the words you type join into a bubble and that bubble sort of falls onto the page with the rest of the messages. I don’t like that animation as much but it’s ok. You can tell throughout the OS that there are a lot more animations happening both within apps and with the general system UI. [Read more…]

iOS 7 – Complete Redesign & New Features

Yesterday, Apple announced a new version of iOS firmware, iOS 7. The biggest change is that the look of the whole software has been changed. Not the way it works or where things are but the colors, icons, lock screen, and just the way it moves as you open and close apps. iOS 7 will be available on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch (5th Gen), iPad 2, iPad with Retina & iPad mini. [Read more…]

iPad mini Commercial: Piano

Apple published it’s new iPad mini commercial on YouTube recently. It’s titled “Piano” and starts off with a normal iPad and zooms over to an iPad mini while they play two piano apps together. Check it out! [Read more…]

Apple Announces the iPad mini

Apple has announced the heavily rumored iPad mini. We’ve know some of the the specs for a while including the 7.9″ display and the 1024×768 display. It has the new lighting connector that comes with iPhone 5. It has the faster wifi, LTE, Siri, 5MP Back Camera, 1080p Video Recording, 720p Front Camera, and the A5 chip. I’m guessing since the screen resolution is smaller than the iPad 3 & 4 they didn’t feel the need to put the new A6 or A6X chips in it. [Read more…]

Apple’s New EarPods Video

Apple has published another video to YouTube on their new EarPods. This was a product that really needed an update. I’m excited to hear how they sound and if they fit into my ears. Apple says they “tested 124 different prototypes of the EarPods on over 600 people.” If they don’t fit now, what else can they do? [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Video

Apple has posted their video for the iPhone 5 on YouTube so now we can share it here! This video shows many of the new features and runs about 7 minutes. It features interviews from Jony Ive (Senior Vice President Design), Bob Mansfield (Senior Vice President) and Scott Forstall (Senior Vice President iPhone Software). It also shows some inside looks at the manufacturing processes and shows the new iOS 6 features. [Read more…]

Watch iPhone 5 Keynote Video

The recent keynote video for the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch and the new iPod nano is available for viewing at Apple.com. The video is just about two hours long and also includes previews of iOS 6. [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Live Blog

Apple has announced the new iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPod nano, EarPods, iTunes and a few more details about iOS 6. Check it out! [Read more…]

Apple’s Newest Firmware iOS 6 for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Preview

Apple recently announced new firmware to be released in the fall for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. There is no specific date yet. They have stated on their website that the firmware will work with the following devices: iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2, the new iPad (iPad 3). [Read more…]

ABC’s Nightline Tours Inside Apple’s Factories in China

Look at the back of your iPhone. Like most things around you, it says, “Assembled in China”. Not a big shock, but due to the size of this factory (Foxconn), when bad things happen, like suicides and explosions, they get more media attention. I’m all for the audits and making things right and so here is ABC’s video of their tour and what they saw: [Read more…]