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  • News: Apps of the Week: SimCity BuildIt, Run Sackboy! Run!, Star Wars: Galactic Defense + more

    Fri 5:00pm By Jesse Hollington
    New Games SimCity BuildIt (free) — The venerable city-building simulation returns as a freemium game that adds a whole new dimension in the form of managing supply chains and new economic trade interactions. SimCity BuildIt takes a more resource-focused…
  • News: Trent Reznor working on Apple music project

    Fri 3:03pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor — who is also chief creative officer of Beats Music — is working on a secret music project with Apple, according to a recent interview in Billboard. When asked if the project was about music delivery, Reznor said, “It’s…
  • News: Magazine publisher Fleishman explains iOS Newsstand’s failure

    Fri 2:10pm By Jesse Hollington
    A new essay by Glenn Fleishman discusses the reasons for the winding down of his iPad-only digital publication, The Magazine, including an in-depth look at Apple’s continued treatment of Newsstand as a failed experiment. Launched around two years ago as a…
  • Mac: Sabrent DC-BLK + EC-HDD2 Hard Drive Docking Stations

    Fri 12:04pm By Jesse Hollington
    If you’re a PowerMac or Mac Pro user, or use external storage devices with your Mac, you’ve probably got a few spare hard drives kicking around from various upgrades over the years that haven’t even been worth selling off with the plummeting prices of…
  • Daily Deal: Get the DJI Phantom FC40 Drone for only $499

    Fri 11:08am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals we have a special offer on the DJI Phantom FC40 drone at $499. Not only is that over 20% off the regular price, but if you use the code “PHANTOM35” at checkout you can get an extra $35 off the already-discounted price. Sporting a…
  • News: Jony Ive: Apple Watch was a ‘design challenge’

    Fri 10:52am By Jesse Hollington
    A new report in The Wall Street Journal highlights comments by Apple’s chief designer, Jony Ive, on the challenges of designing the Apple Watch. Speaking at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Ive explained that although he believes with…
  • First Look: Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker

    Fri 10:15am By Jeremy Horwitz
    Admired for its daring speakers and classy headphones, Bowers & Wilkins was an early supporter of Apple's shaky AirPlay wireless speaker standard, and thus is only now releasing its first Bluetooth speaker. Unlike rivals that merely dropped Bluetooth chips…
  • Mac: LG 31MU97-B 31” Digital 4K IPS LED Monitor

    Thu 4:10pm By Jesse Hollington
    Ultra-high resolution 4K displays are becoming the norm now, with Apple’s new iMac pushing the envelope even further. If you’re looking for something bigger than Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, LG has you covered with its new 31” Digital Cinema 4K IPS LED…
  • Review: Rokform Crystal v3 for iPhone 6

    Thu 2:24pm By Phil Dzikiy
    There are slight differences between Crystal v3 and Sport v3, but both are the same price, and offer the same functionality — just in different ways. While Crystal v3 is a bit less bulky and doesn’t require swapping panels to take advantage of the two…
  • News: Apple reverses course on iOS calculator widgets

    Thu 1:12pm By Jesse Hollington
    Following Wednesday reports that Apple would be removing apps from the App Store that make improper use of the new iOS 8 Today screen extensions, TechCrunch reports that the company appears to have softened the policy somewhat, at least concerning calculator…
  • Review: Uniq Bodycon, LifePro, and Helio for iPhone 6 + Bodycon for iPhone 6 Plus

    Thu 11:10am By Phil Dzikiy
    Bodycon for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be directly compared to Switcheasy’s 0.35 case for iPhone 6. As in the case of the similarly-priced 0.35, the even thinner Bodycon — just .3 mm thick — has no button coverage and offers very little drop…
  • News: Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

    Thu 9:37am By Jesse Hollington
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an essay on equality in Bloomberg Businessweek, in which he publicly acknowledges that he is gay in an effort to help others who may be struggling with issues of inequality or coming to terms with their own sexual orientation.…
  • Daily Deal: Slickwraps For iPhone 6, $13.99

    Thu 9:15am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals you can pick your own customized Slickwrap for your iPhone 6 for only $13.99—almost 40% off the regular price. With a choice of over 35 different colour and texture options from solid colours to wood grain and more, Slickwraps lets you…
  • News: AT&T and Verizon tracking customer web activity

    Wed 4:55pm By Jesse Hollington
    New reports reveal that both AT&T and Verizon have been using unique identifying information to track web activity for their respective mobile customers. According to Wired, Verizon has been “subtly altering” web traffic from its wireless customers for the…
  • Review: Trident Case Aegis, Cyclops, Kraken A.M.S. + Perseus for iPhone 6

    Wed 4:42pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Aegis, like a lot of rubber and plastic iPhone 6 cases we’ve seen so far, may spook users when inserting the iPhone for a correct fit. This is even a bit more troublesome than most in that regard, however. The case’s rubber layer comes extremely close to…
  • Mac: Twelve South BookArc for Mac Pro

    Wed 3:15pm By Jesse Hollington
    A BookArc for the Mac Pro ($60)? Why not? Twelve South certainly seems to have thought so, adapting its elegantly simple MacBook stand for Apple’s most powerhouse desktop Mac, providing not only a way to hold your Mac Pro, but a way to make it shine like the…
  • News: iOS updates causing Mophie Juice Pack Air compatibility problems?

    Wed 2:17pm By Jesse Hollington
    A number of users of the Mophie Juice Pack Air have reported problems with the battery case not being recognized or properly charging iPhone 5 devices following iOS updates. While the specific reasons are unclear, there have been reports since iOS 7.0 and iOS…
  • Review: Incipio Stowaway Advance for iPhone 6 Plus

    Wed 10:28am By Phil Dzikiy
    On the plus side, Stowaway Advance offers solid protection, and the button coverage is nice and responsive. Although it adds a bit of bulk — a particular concern with iPhone 6 Plus cases — it’s not as clunky as you may think. The kickstand is also a nice…
  • Daily Deal: Freebie Wednesday Roundup

    Wed 10:05am By Dennis Lloyd
    It’s Freebie Wednesday in our iLounge Deals! Today we’re rounding up a collection of freebies that you can take advantage of simply by signing up for our iLounge Deals newsletter. First up is The Monster Mac Freebie Bundle 4.0, a free bundle of seven great…
  • News: FTC launches complaint against AT&T over unlimited data throttling policies

    Tue 4:51pm By Jesse Hollington
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that it has filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, alleging that the company has misled millions of customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds. The complaint…
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