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Apple Cauterizing HealthKit At Launch Shows How High The Stakes Are 

health-app-locked Last week, in the fevered cauldron of iPhone 6/6+ reviews, iOS 8 rolling out and shiny new iPhone hardware going on sale it was easy to miss the glitch in Apple’s oh-so-choreographed release matrix: a bug in its new HealthKit develop tool. Read More

First iPhone 6 Drop Tests Show Mixed Results

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Apple’s two new iPhones went on sale Friday, so naturally the Internet responded by seeing how quickly they could destroy them.

The new smartphones have been on sale less than 24 hours and the first wave of drop test videos are already making the rounds. The results are somewhat varied, but there are predictably tragic endings for some displays.

First up is a TechSmartt tester, who compared how the iPhone 6 fared when it was drooped while housed in Apple’s leather and silicone iPhone cases, respectively. The iPhone 5S in Apple’s leather case was also tested for comparison purposes Read more…

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Verizon Will Be Getting iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

wifi A quick update for those trying to figure out which carriers will/won’t support the iPhone 6’s Wi-Fi calling feature anytime soon: T-Mobile is a go. AT&T will get it in 2015. Now Verizon is pledging to support it next year, too. Read More

Verizon Will Be Getting iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

wifi A quick update for those trying to figure out which carriers will/won’t support the iPhone 6’s Wi-Fi calling feature anytime soon: T-Mobile is a go. AT&T will get it in 2015. Now Verizon is pledging to support it next year, too. Read More

How to Get the iPhone 6 Without Waiting in Line for Hours

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If you haven’t pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and still want to be among the first to own the device, there’s a good chance you’ll be facing a long line at the Apple Store today or this weekend.

Most Apple stores get pretty big shipments of new iPhones; that’s the obvious choice, but not the only one. In fact, you can get the iPhone 6 (16GB) for below the recommended price at Walmart ($179, instead of $199), and you’ll probably have to wait less, too.

Before we dive into alternatives, let’s draw our attention to the behemoth line that wrapped around the flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York 24 hours in advance24 hours. For those who are inherently impatient, the clip below will give you nightmares. Read more…

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Keyboard Apps Dominate The App Store’s Top Charts After iOS 8 Release

SwiftKey screenshot 3 (1) As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today, many consumers will be getting their hands on Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 8, for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the App Store? From the looks of things, it’s keyboards. That’s right — after years of strictly controlling the iOS user interface, Apple has opened things up. You can now… Read More

Notion Ink Quietly Releases The Cain Windows Tablet

Notion-Ink-Cain-2-in-1 I place this here not as a recommendation to buy but as a reminder of the great Notion Ink Wars of 2011. At the time, Notion Ink was offering an Android tablet that everyone thought was the second coming and, when the dust settled, it was a fat load of nothing.
And now they’re back. Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Go On Sale To Long Lines Of Fans

IMG_0089 Apple started selling its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, with sales in-store kicking off at Apple Store retail locations beginning at 8 a.m. local time. The lines this year are longer than they have been in recent memory, if not ever for an iPhone launch, and by all accounts this is shaping up to be probably the most successful iPhone launch day in history — provided there’s plenty… Read More

9 Flashy Camera Accessories for the iPhone 6

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With the launch of the iPhone 6 comes a flood of accessories

The new smartphone’s camera is impressive on its own, but there are several ways to take your mobile photography to the next level. From tripods to lenses, various camera accessories are available for you to trick out your brand-new toy

Below, we’ve highlighted nine camera accessories that are compatible with the iPhone 6, helping you take perfect pics in no time.

BONUS: The History of the iPhone

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Devastated Australian Drops His New iPhone 6 on Live Television

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SYDNEY — It is the moment nightmares are made of.

Just as you get your hands on the hottest product of the day, you falter. The news crews are too much, the attention overwhelming, you start to shake. Next thing you know, that beautiful piece of Apple technology is heading for the hard, cold cement.

Poor Jack, he never had a chance.

This is what happened on Friday morning to the poor fellow in Perth, Australia. After lining up all night, Jack Cooksey was the first customer at Perth’s Apple Store. While he was being interviewed by the Today Show, Jack struggled with the “big reveal” of his new iPhone 6. The phone fell to the ground as the crowd screamed. Read more…

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