Gadgets

Here’s when the next iPhone will (almost definitely) go on sale

As sure as kids going back to school and leaves changing color, September is also the time of year when Apple reveals new iPhones to the world. Now that we have a good idea of when it will happen — a new report says Apple will make its annual offering to the smartphone gods on Sept. 12 — we actually know a lot more than just when we'll get our first look at the iPhone 8. Working backwards from the event date, we can make…

Science

Charging Your iPhone Overnight Is Totally Safe (If You Follow These Tips)

There’s an old myth that charging our smartphones overnight after they’ve reached full-capacity is somehow damaging to their batteries — but this is simply not the case. Typical smartphone batteries are designed to last around a year and a half, or about 400 full cycles before their capacity begins gradually eroding; so fears about charging a battery after it’s fully charged are largely overblown. In fact, according to a report from Business Insider, what’s more likely to lead to a battery’s decline…

Mobile

The iPhone SE should continue to be a part of Apple’s line-up

Yesterday, Cult of Mac reported on a claim stating that Apple has no plans to refresh the iPhone SE this year. Today, another article from 9to5Mac reports that a new iPhone SE will arrive in August this year, a couple of months before the iPhone 8. However, the article’s title also states that the source for the report is “sketchy”. Whether the iPhone SE actually receives a refresh this year isn’t what concerns me. What concerns me is if the iPhone SE will have a future…

Mobile

The new display on the next iPhone might be much easier on your eyes

One of the most prevalent rumors about the upcoming iPhone 8 is a switch from LCD to an edge-to-edge OLED display — but that might not be the only new addition that could make the colors on the next-gen phones stand out more than current models. The new iPhones expected to come later this year — along with the 8, we've heard there'll be more basic 7S and 7S Plus models — are slated to feature True Tone displays, according…

Mobile

This iPhone Skin Transforms Your Phone Into An Exploded Note7

As if having to return the latest and greatest device from their favourite smartphone maker didn’t already sting, now Apple fans can stick it to their Samsung-loyal friends with these smartphone skins that make it look like an iPhone’s battery has had a severe meltdown as well. The iPhone isn’t immune from battery issues– over the years there have been countless reports of Apple devices having battery issues too. But the issue hit Samsung particularly hard this past winter, opening…

Design

5 Essential Apps to Maximize Productivity on iPhone

One of the best ways to customize your iPhone experience is by downloading apps. From games, to photos, to social media, there are plenty of apps available through the App Store that can help enhance your smartphone experience. Here are a few apps that will help you organize your life and become more productive when using your iPhone. 1. Need a great email client? Try Spark The standard Mail app on your iPhone works just fine…but what if you want something…

Mobile

The iPhone 7 you want may not be here until 2017

If the past is any indication, we're still about about four months away from Apple trotting out the next iPhone. But each passing week seems to bring a new rumor. The latest is that the iPhone 7 -- or whatever Apple chooses to call its 2016 model -- will havethe same basic chassis as the iPhone 6/6S and feature more modest upgrades such as a dual-lens camera in the larger 7 Plus and other performance bumps. A new totally redesigned…

Mobile

4 iPhone tricks you might not know

The iPhone has been around for almost nine years, but there are still some tricks you can do on your phone that you might not know about.' We’ll be real: These aren’t the most advanced tricks of the trade — but you might be surprised as to some of the little features you can use. Search tricks You can get a lot of information on your iPhone just by searching for it. On the home screen, you can access search…

Mobile

iPhone not expected to last longer than 3 years

Ever wonder about the expected life cycle of your electronics? If, for example, you have an Apple iPhone and no way to change the battery without going to a repair shop, how long is it expected to last? This week, Apple provided insight on product class lifecycles in an answer on its website on a page dedicated to environmental issues and questions, first reported in The Telegraph. The quick answer? iPhones and Apple Watches are expected to last for three years. Apple bases…

Mobile

DO NOT ‘CHIP OFF’ PROCEDURE TO ACCESS TERRORIST’S IPHONE

An error in removing the iPhone's flash memory could make the data unreadable forever The iPhone 5c at the center of the legal battle between Apple and the FBI might be accessible through a delicate hardware technique, but experts warn it would be difficult. In recent days, the American Civil Liberties Union's technology fellow and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have suggested a method that would let investigators repeatedly guess the iPhone's password. Federal investigators fear San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan…

Hardware

IPHONE CHARGING CASE ADDS SECOND SCREEN TO BACK OF PHONE

While there may be a lot of crowdfunding campaigns for smartphone cases, few do what PopSlate does: It turns the back of your iPhone into an e-Reader, smartwatch and charger. PopSlate is a charging case with a 4-in. e-ink screen that when connected to mobile apps on your iPhone, turns the rear of the smartphone into a black-and-white display for information and notifications. With 21 days left in the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the PopSlate iPhone case has already raised $575,000,…