We’ve seen our share of iPhone 6, 4.7-inch stuff, but what about that big ‘ol 5.5-inch screened device that’s also supposed to arrive this fall? A new leak claims to show the LCD panel from that device, holding it up with a ruler to show us all just how big it is. Measured diagonally, it’s just over that 5.5-inch size we’ve heard of.
One of the main complaints about Apple’s mobile ambitions over the years has been a lack of variety. For quite some time, we’ve had our shot at one submission in each category. A single phone, a solo tablet, and not enough variety to keep many users engaged. That’s been changing, and if rumors are true, will continue to. Is Apple finally getting the hint? If they are, let’s hope they’ve learned from past mistakes.
Before smartwatches were hot, Garmin, more commonly associated with GPS devices than golf, has been making timepieces with a bit of brain in them. Of course, they're only useful if you play golf. The Approach S6, however, incorporates just enough features and smartphone integration that would might as well think that it is indeed a smartwatch, just that it comes with golf trainer inside.
If your iPhone 5's cable is acting up and you're considering ordering a replacement from a third-party vendor, you might want to reconsider that decision. Repair firm mendmyi has identified an issue that it says is affecting many iPhone 5 handsets, and they all concern the use of third-party chargers.
As Developers get their hands on the iOS 8 beta build, we start to see tidbits of what will make the new iPhone OS cool. With the iPhone 6, we’ve ehard the actual camera hardware won’t be different from the current iPhone 5S model’s, which was a bit of a let down. the video below, though, alleviates a lot of that furrowed brow frustration.
Further bridging the gap between physical and digital this week are the creators behind LEGO Fusion, a toy-to-screen environmental switch for iOS and Android devices. You’ll be purchasing a LEGO set in the Fusion brand, creating sets, and effectively scanning them in to the LEGO Fusion app using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
Android and Windows Phone will follow iOS' lead in adding a remote kill-switch to help make stolen phones less valuable to thieves, after technology included in Apple's iPhone was credited with "stunning effectiveness". Cases of stolen Apple products in New York fell 19-percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative pushing for the kill-switch tech, with even greater improvements in San Francisco and London.
The folks behind business strategy at gaming company Atari have let it be known this week that they’ll be staging a "Corporate Comeback" of sorts, starting with such important releases as "Asteroids" on iOS. They’ll be bringing a wide variety of games from the classic era to the mobile universe, working with both iOS and Android in the near future as well.