KGI predictions: Apple Watch Sport in yellow/rose gold, new iMacs & thinner iPad mini due this fall

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 19, 2015

Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report to clients ahead of Apple’s June quarter earnings report, which is due this coming Tuesday.

The note, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, provides several predictions regarding Apple’s upcoming product refreshes.

For starters, Kuo is expecting new Apple Watch Sport variants in rose and yellow gold color options matching the upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ colors. He also wrote that new iMac models with upgraded processors could arrive later this year, in addition to a thinner, lighter iPad mini and more. Read More

 

EleckeyTM is a rapid car charger for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Jul 18, 2015

How many times have you been out and about with friends or family when more than one person announces that they need to charge their iPhone while you are making a trip from one place to another? Probably a lot. I know it happens to me all of the time.

The EleckeyTM car charger will help get you through those tough times with two smart USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. If you have two power outlet sockets in your car, you can grab an extra Eleckey for quad charging fun. Read More

 

Here are some interesting tidbits about Apple’s ‘best iPod touch yet’

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 16, 2015

Apple yesterday refreshed its aging lineup of iPod-branded music players. By and large, the iPod touch has received its most substantial upgrade yet as Apple really went all out with upgrades on the hardware front.

Not only does the new iPod touch run the latest Apple-designed “A8” processor as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but includes the M8 motion coprocessor, a much-improved eight-megapixel camera on the back, three times faster Wi-Fi and the latest in Bluetooth networking.

Here are some interesting tidbits related to the iPod touch’s hardware surprises. Read More

 

Elivebuy leather wallet folio charges your iPhone 6 while protecting in style

By Lory Gil on Jul 15, 2015

Depending on your personal style, you might want a rugged, classy, or flashy case for your iPhone 6. If you want a nice leather case, but also want the benefit of an external battery, then Elivebuy can help.

The leather wallet folio by Elivebuy features an Apple MFi certified 3400mAh power block that will recharge your battery to full so you can use it twice as long as without. Plus, the case is stylish on the outside and useful on the inside with credit card slots. Read More

 

WSJ: Samsung moving up Galaxy Note 5 launch to August to beat iPhone hype

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2015

Samsung is moving up its Galaxy Note 5 launch to August this year in hopes of beating the new iPhone hype in September, reports The Wall Street Journal. Until now, the South Korean company has leveraged the annual IFA Berlin conference to debut the big-screened handset.

Citing a source familiar with the matter, The Journal says the move is part of a bid to give the Note some breathing room before mid-September, when Apple typically unveils its new iPhones—a product that often dominates both the news cycle and consumer attention for weeks. Read More

 

Apple posts five new ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ videos

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2015

Apple on Thursday added five new clips to the World Gallery films section of its ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ microsite. The company launched the Shot on iPhone 6 campaign in March, showcasing beautiful photos and videos taken with its latest smartphone.

The new videos are very similar to the previous entries, in that they are 15 seconds long and accompanied by an analogous soundtrack. They were captured by photographers from around the world, and show what the iPhone 6 is capable of. Read More

 

Spigen’s Stealth offers a different take on the car dashboard mount

By Lory Gil on Jul 9, 2015

Just like smartphones, dashboard mount style is a personal thing. Maybe you like your mount to attach to your windshield. Perhaps you prefer a flexible snaking neck. There are a number of different types of dashboard mounts. Finding the right one for you is key to a happy driving experience.

Take Spigen’s Stealth, for example. It looks different than other mounts in that it has a sort of clothespin style design. Instead of a suction cup that you stick to your dash, this mount sits on top for a minimalist look. Read More

 

iKross Universal car mount makes good use of your cup holder

By Lory Gil on Jul 8, 2015

When driving around, having your iPhone in a convenient location for GPS tracking and music listening is not only helpful, but potentially life saving. A car mount will give you a safe place to store your iPhone, but what about charging?

The iKross Universal Car Cup Holder is a car mount for your cup holder that includes up to five additional charging ports so everyone can charge up on their next road trip without having to switch out. Read More

 

Kenu Airframe portable car mount provides safer viewing for iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Jul 7, 2015

There are a few alternatives to unsightly (and in some states, illegally) dashboard mounts that make it possible for you to experience safer viewing of your iPhone 6 in your car. The vent mount is one of them.

Kenu’s Airframe is a universal car mount that is small enough to fit in your pocket, but designed to support your iPhone 6 while it sits in your air vent. So, you can still see what’s on screen without having to mount it to your dashboard, or even worse, look down. Read More

 

We’re giving away 10 copies of OneHandWizard

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

As an owner of a larger iPhone, OneHandWizard ($3.99) is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks on Cydia. It allows you to quickly switch to a one-handed mode that’s far and away more practical than the built in Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Earlier this year, we reviewed OneHandWizard, and it was met with high praise. It may seem like a simple thing, but if you’re on a larger device like the 6 and 6 Plus, and you haven’t tried it, I think you’re missing out.

But don’t fret. Here’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing. We’re giving away 10 copies of OneHandWizard to our readers! Read More

 

The Ninja Sports is an armband that will carry your iPhone 6 and much more

By Lory Gil on Jun 30, 2015

When out for a jog, you may want to have your iPhone 6 close at hand (or arm), but also need a place to keep your keys and ID. A rattling set of keys in the pocket is an annoying distraction and if your workout clothes are too lose or too tight, you might risk losing important stuff, like your ID.

Avantree’s Ninja Sports armband is big enough to house your iPhone 6 with enough room and a separate pouch for keys, cards, and other things you might want to take along on your jog. Read More

 

Ballistic’s Tough Jacket for iPhone 6 offers excellent protection at an affordable price

By Lory Gil on Jun 27, 2015

Probably the most damage that can be done to an iPhone in a single drop is the dreaded corner impact. A corner crash could mean a small scratch, or the complete destruction of the entire screen, plus possibly more. Ballistic’s Tough Jacket has reinforced corners to protect from the annihilating affects of a corner drop. Read More

 

Apple shares a pair of slow-motion videos as part of ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign continues with a pair of new videos shared last evening on the company’s YouTube channel. Highlighting iPhone photography skills by Apple dans Willian P. and Jirasak P., the 15-second clips focus on the capabilities of the iPhone 6 camera’s Slow-Mo video capture.

Since its March 2015 launch, ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ thus far has featured the creativity of more than 77 iPhone photographers from 70 cities across 24 countries around the world. Read More

 

MobilePioneer is an affordable slide out keyboard case for iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Jun 26, 2015

There tends to be two camps when it comes to keyboards. Some people prefer the on-screen touchpad’s design while others feel that the tactile feel of a physical keyboard is the way to go.

If you are in the latter camp, MobilePioneer has a slim case for the iPhone 6 that slides out from the back to expose a full-featured keyboard, complete with iOS shortcuts. Read More

 

Trianium Atomic S Battery Case doubles the life of your iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Jun 25, 2015

When you are going to be out and about for an entire day, do you worry that you will exhaust your iPhone’s battery before you can get directions home? Even though the iPhone 6 is estimated to last about 10 or 11 hours with straight internet usage, we regularly drop to 20 percent while still trying to get video of the kids playing.

Trianium’s Atomic S case for iPhone 6 has a 3100mAh battery that will double the life of your iPhone so you don’t have to worry about running out of juice. Read More

 

RND Charging Dock for iPhone works with rugged cases

By Lory Gil on Jun 24, 2015

If you use a particularly thick case to protect your iPhone 6, one of the most difficult things to find is a charging dock that will allow you to keep the device in the case. RND Power Solutions makes a charging dock that is specially designed with extra space around the base to so you can charge your iPhone 6 without having to remove it from the case. Read More

 

Apple wins Outdoor Lions Grand Prix at Cannes for ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ campaign

By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2015

Apple picked up the top prize in the Outdoor Lions category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week for its recent “Shot on iPhone 6″ ad campaign. The annual event, often referred to as the world’s biggest ad festival, features thousands of ads from around the world to be showcased and judged.

The win marks the second Cannes Grand Prix award in three years for Apple and its longtime advertising partner TBWA\Media Art Lab. Additionally, the duo also picked up five Gold Lions awards for specific posters from the “Shot on iPhone 6″ campaign, which showcases photographs shot using Apple’s latest handset. Read More

 

The best waterproof cases for iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Jun 20, 2015

Now that summer is here, it is time to start planning for all of those water activities you love. Whether you are zooming down a 50-foot slide at a water park or simply relaxing at the beach around a bonfire with friends, you need protection for your iPhone and waterproof protection is an added bonus.

For the past few months, we’ve been spotlighting a variety of cases and accessories for the iPhone 6. We are hoping to introduce you to many of the most popular products on the market so you can choose which one is right for you. Today’s accessory roundup is a list of what we believe are some of the best waterproof cases for iPhone 6 on the market. Feel free to add your personal favorites in the comments section. Read More

 

Elenker Armor Defender waterproof case for iPhone 6 is an inexpensive alternative

By Lory Gil on Jun 19, 2015

When it comes to waterproof cases for the iPhone 6, we are often faced with spending a lot more than we want to for solid protection. Either that, or we are stuck with the pouch style option, which works great, but doesn’t look as good.

Elenker’s Armor Defender is a low-cost waterproof case that protects your iPhone 6 underwater, in a sandstorm, and while skiing down the mountainside. Plus, it has a handy kickstand so you can prop it up while lounging poolside. Read More

 

Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 6 is ultra thin and protective

By Lory Gil on Jun 18, 2015

Due to the larger size of the iPhone 6 frame, it is more important than ever to have a case that is as slim as possible. However, ultrathin does not usually provide protection beyond scratch resistance.

Incipio’s Feather case is ultrathin and offers some minor protection from drops thanks to its foam padded lining. Of course it is ultrathin so don’t expect miracles. Read More