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February 13, 2017

iPhone 8 to have battery capacity of 5.5″ iPhone in 4.7″ body with OLED display

OLED iPhone 8 to have significantly larger battery

A note was obtained by MacRumors from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo where he mentioned the iPhone 8 will use a more expensive stacked logic board design to allow Apple to use a 2,700mAh battery (comparable to the 5.5″ Plus models) in a 4.7″ form factor.

Stacked SLP

The stacked logic board design creates more space inside the iPhone, allowing Apple to fit a higher capacity battery in the same space as the previous iPhones.

OLED displays are more energy efficient than LCD displays as they do not require a backlight, this will lead to huge gains in battery life but at a [...]

 
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February 11, 2017

Asphalt Xtreme Review

EA owned mobile games developer, Gameloft, has developed a reputation for making free mobile games with impressive graphics and limitless content. Known for popular titles such as Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter, Gameloft has now released a sequel to their most popular game, Asphalt 8. What you will immediately notice about Asphalt Xtreme is that it is very different to its predecessors in terms of the theme. Gone are the days of driving ground-hugging supercars through the city streets. Asphalt Xtreme focuses more on racing through snow-capped mountains and mud-filled boneyards in ridiculous monster trucks and beach buggies.

Judging by the 1.14GB download size alone, I knew [...]

 
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February 18, 2016

Apple Refuses US Order Against Encryption

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, released an open letter to its customers explaining that the FBI and the US government were ordering them to include a security hole in the future iOS updates with the objective of preventing terrorism. According to Apple this could potentially lead to hackers finding the backdoor and compromising users’ security.

The US government’s initiative was proposed to Apple after the San Bernardino terrorism incident in December when Apple cooperated with the FBI providing them with data and information to resolve the case. As Apple noted, the FBI, instead of asking Congress to pass legislation resolving the encryption fight, has proposed what appears to be a [...]

 
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February 14, 2016

Don’t follow this iPhone “guide”

Don’t set your iPhone’s date to 1970

Recently, a post on Reddit detailed a new iPhone bug that bricks any 64-bit iOS device when its date is set it January 1 1970. Since this post, many news outlets have written articles about this bug and it didn’t take long until there were “guides” that tricked users into bricking their iPhone.

 

The devices affected are: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2.

Currently the only fix involves temporarily disconnecting the battery by opening the phone or letting the battery drain (this can take a [...]

 
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February 12, 2016

iPhone 7 – What we know so far

With the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus released in September of 2015, everyone is wondering what Apple is up to this year. Many concepts of the iPhone 7 have already leaked, so here’s an overview.

Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst for KGI Securities, has issued a research note, where he announced that a couple of versions of the iPhone 7 Plus are in development, stating that several prototypes have been already released for both the standard iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

According to Kuo, and coinciding with concept designs released by the German site Computer Bild, the iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual rear camera, which may be used for enhancing photography with two “DSLR-quality” [...]

 
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December 15, 2014

Wakie lets you wake up strangers

Wakie is an app that lets you wake up strangers

Wakie is a brand new social alarm clock that hopes to reinvent the alarm clock. It connects you with strangers to either wake them up or be woken up by them at chosen times set by an alarm in the app.

Wakie is already available on iOS, Android or Windows Phone devices and is completely free to use. With the app already gaining 1.5 million members from 80 countries, you could be woken up by anyone across the world.

For example, by setting an alarm for 7am other users of the app will see that you want waking up and one person will connect to you at that time. If you feel in the mood for waking someone up, you can check who [...]

 
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August 29, 2014

iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts [VIDEO]

iPhone 6 boots up from leaked parts

Modders Feld & Volk have managed to source leaked parts for the new iPhone 6 and have assembled it to the point where they can connect it via USB and boot up the device to the ‘Connect to iTunes’ screen.

Over the past few months, there have been many leaked parts ranging from the screen to the recently leaked NFC component of the new iPhone. The official announcement date for the iPhone 6 is September 9th where it is expected that Apple will announce two new iPhones (4.7″ and 5.5″) and a wearable device – highly likely to be the iWatch. The iPhone 6 is set to be initially announced with just a 4.7″ [...]

 
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August 12, 2014

Apple giving £25 iTunes gift card with purchase of Apple TV to promote iTunes festival

Buy an Apple TV and get a free £25 iTunes gift card from Apple

To promote the iTunes festival, Apple is giving a £25 iTunes gift card with every purchase of a new Apple TV.

“Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content — including blockbuster films, hit TV programmes, live sport, your music, photos, videos and more — all on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV using AirPlay. Apple TV requires an HDMI cable (sold separately).”

 

“From the historic stage of the Roundhouse to audiences around the globe, iTunes Festival brings together the biggest names in music for 30 nights of [...]

 
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June 23, 2014

Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 – Guide

How to jailbreak devices on iOS 7.1.2

This guide is for jailbreaking an iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7.1.1/7.1.2, follow this link for a guide for jailbreaking up to iOS 7.0.6

Download Pangu. Open the downloaded application. Connect your iDevice via USB. Click the large black ‘Jailbreak’ button towards the right of the application to start the jailbreak progress. A popup will appear asking you to change your device’s date to June 1st 2014 – do this. Shortly after this, an application by the name ‘Pangu’ will appear on your device. Tap the icon and tap ‘Continue‘ when prompted. Keep the device connected and let the app do [...]
 
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May 23, 2014

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for iPhone 5/5S – Review

Neo Hybrid Case for iPhone 5/5S Review

The Spigen Neo Hybrid case is one of the best cases on the market, it looks and feels nice and doesn’t make your phone too bulky. At £17.99 it stands well against other premium cases at that price point due to it’s minimalist design, high quality build and the superb protection it offers.

The Good

The Neo Hybrid is the best case I have ever used on an iPhone, it offers complete protection without making the device too bulky and it has the best build quality out of any case I have seen. It features great support for all the access points you need e.g, the sleep/wake button is extremely responsive. If you have a white iPhone, I [...]

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