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  • Review: Speck MightyShell for iPhone 6

    Tue 4:37pm By Phil Dzikiy
    It’s hard to truly quantify whether the addition of rubberized bumpers and inner springs actually make the MightyShell twice as protective as the CandyShell—yes, the case does feel more substantial, but it doesn’t cover more surface area than the…
  • Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 8.1

    Tue 4:04pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple's initial release of iOS 8 last month got off to a somewhat rocky start, with problems related to HealthKit apps, Bluetooth connectivity issues, App Store problems with some of the new app extension features, and a maintenance update that rendered many…
  • First Look: Incipio Performance Armband for iPhone 6

    Tue 3:00pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Incipio has brought its Performance Armband ($30) — last seen for iPhone 5 — to iPhone 6, with a reduced price. It's the first athletic accessory we've seen made specifically for either of Apple's new iPhones. Like the last version of the armband,…
  • First Look: Incipio Stowaway Advance for iPhone 6 Plus

    Tue 2:46pm By Jeremy Horwitz
    Based upon earlier cases for the iPhone 4 and 5, Incipio's new Stowaway Advance for iPhone 6 Plus ($35) combines a curvy, co-molded rubber and plastic case with a small rear compartment designed to hold credit cards or cash. Film is included to protect the…
  • News: Apple Pay can be used internationally with U.S.-based cards

    Tue 1:04pm By Jesse Hollington
    Following yesterday’s roll-out of Apple Pay in the U.S., a number of users are reporting that the service also works with standard NFC terminals in other countries, provided of course that the user has registered a credit card or debit card from a…
  • First Look: Alpine Headphones

    Tue 11:28am By Jeremy Horwitz
    Best known for its in-car audio systems and high-end iPod/iPhone integration units, Alpine has entered the iPhone/iPod headphone market with a new pair of headphones named... Headphones ($300). The industrial design is obviously Beats-influenced, with a mostly…
  • Review: Misfit Flash Fitness + Sleep Monitor

    Tue 10:29am By Phil Dzikiy
    Flash’s tracking capabilities are all contained within the disc, which isn’t much bigger than a quarter. The disc can be inserted into a sport band to wear Flash like a watch, or into a clip, to attach to clothing or a keychain. Flash uses a common coin…
  • Review: Just Mobile Xtand Go Z1

    Tue 10:20am By Jeremy Horwitz
    Xtand Go Z1 ships in a small black box containing a bunch of parts that are assembled on an “as-needed” basis to fit your car’s and mounting location’s specific needs. There’s a large suction cup with a twist-based pressurizing mechanism, designed to…
  • Daily Deal: Get the SOScharger USB Pocket Charger for only $49.99

    Tue 9:53am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the SOScharger USB Pocket Charger for only $49.99. Featuring a 2,300 mAh battery and an integrated hand-generator, this charger can provide you with unlimited power simply by cranking the handle to charge it back up.…
  • News: Notes from Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings call

    Mon 6:00pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple's conference call after announcing its Q4 2014 financial results kicked off with Apple CEO Tim Cook discussing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, the new iMac with a Retina 5K Display, iOS 8 and OS X…
  • News: Apple Q4 2014: 39.3M iPhones, 12.3M iPads, 2.6M iPods, $42.1B revenue

    Mon 4:44pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple reported its fourth quarter 2014 financial results today, selling 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, and 2.6 million iPods. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share.…
  • Mac: APC Back-UPS Connect BGE90M

    Mon 4:37pm By Jeremy Horwitz
    We were intrigued when APC released the original $50 Back-UPS Connect some months ago, and now it has an even more compelling model called Back-UPS Connect BGE90M ($65). Occasional power interruptions are inevitable, and without a source of backup power, you…
  • News: Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 7.0.1

    Mon 3:45pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 7.0.1, the latest feature and content update for its set-top box. Apple has yet to update its release notes, so it’s unclear exactly what has changed in this latest update, it seems likely that it includes general…
  • Article: An Easy Guide To Setting Up + Using Apple Pay In iOS 8.1

    Mon 3:34pm By Jeremy Horwitz
    One month after the release of iOS 8.0, Apple officially rolled out iOS 8.1 today with a major new feature: Apple Pay, the Touch ID-powered digital transaction software. As of now, Apple Pay is solely available for U.S. users of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,…
  • Review: PowerSkin Pop’n 2 for iPhone 6/6 Plus

    Mon 2:16pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Pop’n 2 measures 4.48” long, 2.3” wide, and 0.39” thick, and weighs in at 4.16 ounces. It uses 32 small suction cups to stick to the back of an unencased iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, though the battery will stick to some cases, as well. Though it seems…
  • First Look: Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case

    Mon 2:09pm By Phil Dzikiy
    We've just received Apple's new iPad Air 2 Smart Case ($79). Despite being simply labeled as "iPad Air Smart Case" on the packaging, the case is made solely for Apple's redesigned iPad Air 2. The new case is similar to the previous Apple iPad Air Smart Case,…
  • News: Apple releases iOS 8.1

    Mon 1:00pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has officially released iOS 8.1 to the public. Announced last week during Apple’s iPad Event, iOS 8.1 brings support for Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, enables SMS Continuity between iOS 8.1 devices and Macs running OS X Yosemite, enables…
  • Review: APC M5BK + M10BK 5000/10000mAh Mobile Power Packs

    Mon 11:22am By Jeremy Horwitz
    Measuring roughly 4.2” tall by 2.5” wide by 0.6” thick, M5BK is shaped like a slightly wider, slightly shorter and noticeably thicker iPhone 4, while the 5.7” by 3.5” by 0.6” M10BK is more like a slightly wider, slightly shorter and noticeably…
  • News: Apple launches iCloud Photos Beta Web Client

    Mon 10:42am By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has quietly launched the web version of its iCloud Photo Library client in advance of today’s expected release of iOS 8.1. Users who have enabled iCloud Photo Library on their iOS devices can log in at beta.icloud.com where a new “Photos” icon…
  • News: Apple working to cut music subscription prices

    Mon 9:42am By Jesse Hollington
    A new report from Re/code reveals that Apple is working to get the price of its subscription music services down to as low as $5/month. Apple was reportedly asking the labels to cut prices to pave the way for a cheaper Beats music subscription, and is…
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