Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Latest iPhone 5 News

First, there is already an unboxing of the iPhone 5.  Also, reviews are in!  Shipping estimates have slipped again to 3-4 weeks.  Check out the articles for all the details.

Monday, September 17, 2012

iPhone 5 Sales

The momentum behind iPhone 5 sales is great.  Apple reported they sold 2 million iPhones in the first 24 hours of preorders.  With that number, analysts are predicting about 8 million iPhones sold during launch weekend.

First Day Preorders

First Weekend Sales Prediction

iPhone 5 Setting Records for AT&T

It looks like the iPhone 5 is selling like crazy!  AT&T says the iPhone 5 is the fastest selling iPhone they've offered and the iPhone is setting new sales records.  That's just at AT&T.  There's still the other carriers and Apple.  Sounds like good news for iPhone buyers and Apple shareholders.

iPhone 5 Sales

Sunday, September 16, 2012

iPhone 5 Has 1 GB of RAM and A6 Processor

The iPhone 5 has 1 GB of RAM and an A6 processor.  This is twice the RAM of the iPhone 4S and twice the CPU power.

iPhone 5 RAM

A6 Processor

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Incredible iPhone 5 Preorders

Apple said the preorders have been incredible for the iPhone 5.  It only took hours for the initial shipment to sell out.  There is a lot of excitement for the iPhone 5.  More details below.

iPhone 5 Preorders

Friday, September 14, 2012

iPhone 5 Available for Preorder!

The iPhone 5 is now available for preorder!  You can preorder from Apple or from one of the carriers.  Along with that, shipping estimates are showing 2 weeks in the Apple Store.  Does that mean the iPhone is just selling that quickly?  We will probably find out how iPhone 5 sales did after the weekend.  My only disappointment is that I haven't seen where you can purchase an unlocked version of the iPhone 5.  That may come later.  If you're frugal, you may want to crunch the numbers.  It may be cheaper in the long run to pay in advance.  Just an idea.  Either way, I hope you enjoy your iPhone 5 when you get one.

iPhone 5 Preorder

iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The iPhone 5

If you didn't hear, Apple announced the iPhone 5 today!  Unfortunately, the rumor sites are very thorough  and there were few, if any, surprises.  Still, looking at the hardware and software aspects, this is a great device.  I can't wait to get one.  Here is a little roundup of the news on it.

iPhone 5 With 4" Display

Improved Antenna

Hands On Impressions

New iPod Touch and Nano!

Today, Apple announced the new iPhone!  They also announced a new iPod Touch and Nano.  You can start planning your Christmas shopping and wish list now!

New iPod Touch and Nano

IOS 6 Features and Release

This article talks about the features offered in IOS 6 and the release date of September 19th.


Big iTunes Update Next Month

Apple is releasing an iTunes update today but the major update won't come until next month.  Read on for more details.

iTunes Update

Apple Media Event

Apple Media event is currently going on.  So far, Apple has introduced the new iPhone and talked about IOS 6.  This is what we've been waiting for.  The connector is smaller and the screen is larger.  It seems like the rumors have been correct so far.  It's thinner and has a longer battery life.  Read below for all the details.

Apple Media Event

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

YouTube IOS App Review

In the world of iPhone, YouTube was normally included in the IOS but that has now changed.  It won't be included in IOS 6.  In preparation for that, there is a new standalone app that was recently released.  This review takes a look at the new app and what it offers.  I skimmed it briefly but the search feature looks promising.  Take a look.

YouTube App Review

Apple Prep for Preorders

Apple is preparing for iPhone preorders following its media event scheduled for September 12, 2012.  This article looks at a couple of different ways Apple may handle preorders based on history.

Apple Prep for Preorders

Monday, September 10, 2012

13" Retina Macbook Pro and iMacs Production

It looks like Apple is getting ready to produce a 13" Macbook Pro with Retina display and updated iMacs.  It doesn't look like they will be announced this week but maybe in the not so distant future.

13" Retina Macbook Pro and iMacs

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Apple Media Event Update

Here is a more complete photo of Apple preparing for its media event.  The article talks about interpretations of the design.  Read through and see if you agree.

Apple Media Event

Friday, September 7, 2012

Shit Apple Fanatics Say

I thought this was somewhat amusing.  I don't take things too seriously.  I can laugh at this even though there are some things that I have probably said.  It's just a bit of light humor.

Shit Apple Fanatics Say Part 1

Shit Apple Fanatics Say Part 2

Apple Setting Up For iPhone Event

In normal fashion, Apple has begun setting the stage for its upcoming media event.  Yes, the same one that we expect to see the unveiling of the new iPhone.  Based on the rumors, they will have other gadgets to unveil but the majority of us are waiting for the iPhone.

iPhone Event Set Up

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Apple May Compete With Pandora?

Could Apple be working on a Pandora like music service?  That is the topic of this rumor.  Honestly, I'm a little excited about the possibility.  I enjoy Pandora and I think Apple needs to rethink music delivery.  I think iTunes works...for the most part, but Pandora has created a new way for us to enjoy music.  I'm more into streaming media (music or video) as long as the internet provider can support it.  I hate when streaming has interruptions for buffering.  It can ruin a song or video.  Feel free to chime in.

Apple Looking At Pandora?

Apple Television Plans Stalled?

For a while, we have heard rumors of Apple's television plans...either strengthening the AppleTV or creating an Apple TV set.  The problem that always seems to surface is content.  How does Apple acquire more content?  Are content owners willing to part with so much control over their content?  Once again, it seems negotiations have halted.  Honestly, I think I would be content with HULU+, the ability to play my own content, browser capability, and an Apple subscription service that would give me unlimited streaming of movies and TV Siri.  With that being said, they would need access to the shows I watch.  I'm not sure if Apple and Hulu do.  Maybe I'm asking for a lot.  Your thoughts?

Apple Television Plans Stall

Goodbye iPhone 3GS?

The latest rumor is that Apple may drop the iPhone 3GS and add the iPhone 4S with 8 GB storage capacity.  With this, it's possible that the iPhone 4 could move into the "free with contract" category.  Wow!  That's shocking!  I purchased my iPhone 4 without a contract years ago and I remember how much it cost.  Now it could potentially be free with a contract.

iPhone 3GS

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Is Apple the Only Supplier of New Dock Connector?

The latest story is that Apple will be the only supplier of the new dock least initially.  Change is always difficult and Apple has to get a large group to accept the new connector.  Fortunately, this isn't a large change in my opinion.  More details and pricing are in the article.

Apple New Dock Connector

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Updated iPods Expected at Media Event

While the new iPhone will easily still the spotlight, there are rumors that Apple will also showcase updated iPods.  Read below for the details.

Updated iPods?

Apple Media Event Invitations

Well, it looks like Apple's media event is right around the corner.  Along with that, Apple has begun sending out invitations.  The tagline is..."It's almost here."  And the masses are ready.

Apple Invitations

Monday, September 3, 2012

Stuttgart Apple Store Link to iPhone Launch

In a city just outside Stuttgart, an Apple Retail store is getting ready to open.  There is news that says the grand opening date has moved to work with the new iPhone launch expected this month.  Read the full article and let me know if you think there is a true connection.

Stuttgart Apple Store

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Physical Mockups of iPad Mini

Along with the iPhone mockups, there are now iPad Mini mockups.  The mockups fit the rumored specs.  Will Apple surprise the rumor sites with different designs upon release?

iPad Mini Mockups

New Headphones With New iPhone?

It looks like we may see some redesigned headphones with the release of the next iPhone.  This peripheral wasn't previously mentioned on the various rumor sites.  More details are below.

New Headphones

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Safari Tips

If you are having any issues with Safari, you may want to read this article.  It addresses two issues some users have had with Safari.  It may help with current issues or issues you may see in the future.

Safari Tips

Fully Assembled iPhone 5

This article says the fully assembled iPhone 5 was caught on video in Berlin.  If this is true, we have our first glimpse of the device which looks a lot like what all the rumors were saying.  I kind of wonder if that is a decoy, but it matches the rumors.  I guess we'll see in about a week and a half.  Click below for the video.

Update:  This is just a mockup of the device.  See the more details link.

iPhone 5

More Details

Friday, August 31, 2012

New iPhone in Action

MacRumors has a video demo of what the new iPhone would look like in action.  Tune in below to watch.  The release is getting closer!

iPhone Video Demo

Walmart Testing iPhone Checkout

Walmart is testing a new checkout system using the iPhone.  I'm not sure if it's a good thing, but maybe it will cut down on long lines.

Walmart iPhone Checkout System

Sharp's iPhone Screen Production Behind Schedule

I just think this picture looks cool!  Anyway, the latest rumor is that Sharp is behind in its iPhone display production.  This could mean it may be harder for everyone to get their hands on the new iPhone when it's released.  But there are two other companies producing displays for the iPhone as well.

Sharp's iPhone Screen Production

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Parallels 8 Upgrade for Existing Users

Existing customers can now upgrade to Parallels 8.  It's not a free upgrade, but still a good upgrade.  For non-existing customers, if you're not familiar with this application, it let's you run Windows (and other operating systems) alongside OSX.  This can be good for new Mac users that still prefer the familiarity of Windows.  It can also help if some applications aren't supported by OSX.  Read below for what the new update offers and find out when the full version will be available for new customers.

Parallels 8 Upgrade

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Apple May Upgrade AirPlay

AirPlay currently works via WiFi.  It is a great application.  There is talk that Apple is going to upgrade AirPlay to not only work over WiFi but to work by creating a connection between 2 devices.  All the details are below.

AirPlay Upgrade

Apple 1 Going Up For Auction

An Apple 1 is going up for auction.  The previous one that was auctioned sold for over $300K.  I wish I had an Apple 1 to auction.  More details are below.

Apple 1 For Auction

Sunday, August 26, 2012

AT&T Vacation Blackout

AT&T has set vacation blackout dates.  Now, why would they do that?  Could it be to launch a new smartphone?  Perhaps, it's not just any smartphone...but the new iPhone!  Read below for the exact blackout dates.

AT&T Vacation Blackout

Friday, August 24, 2012

Verdict in Apple/Samsung Trial

This article discusses the verdict for the Apple/Samsung trial and the impact it had on Apple's stock.

Apple/Samsung Trial Verdict

Apple's Stock Hits New High Again

Tim Cook took over as CEO about a year ago.  Everyone had questions about the future of Apple without Steve Jobs when Cook first took office...and some people still have those questions.  This article shows how Tim Cook's first year as CEO went.

Apple's New High

More iPhone/iPad Mini Rumors

Below is the latest rumor about the new iPhone and iPad Mini release.  There is a possibility they won't be announced together.

More Rumors

New Mountain Lion Update

Mountain Lion released a new update.  Read through the article to see what the update offers and/or corrects.

Mountain Lion Update

VMWare Fusion 5

VMWare released a new version of Fusion that supports Mountain Lion and Windows 8.  Also, Fusion's competition, Parallels, is preparing to release an updated version.

VMWare Fusion 5

Facebook Releases Updated App

Facebook has just released an updated app for IOS devices.  This app was rewritten and is said to be faster.  More details are below.

Facebook Releases Updated App

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Updated Blog Layout

Okay, so now there is an updated layout. Please refer to the tabs at the top of the blog for Apple information.  This way, you can get all the latest Apple news and rumors while my blog focuses more on providing tips.  Please provide any constructive feedback on the new layout as I continue to make this blog better.

iPad Mini Production Ramp Up in September?

There are more rumors that the iPad Mini will ramp up production in September to be ready for the holiday season.  Who is excited about the iPad Mini?  I'm just curious.  I know a lot of people are waiting for the new iPhone.  Is this an added bonus?

iPad Mini Production

Steam Offers Counter Strike on Mac

I'm sure there are some Mac gamers that have been waiting on this.  Steam released Counter Strike: Global Offensive for Mac.  You just have to make sure your Mac meets the minimum requirements.  Read on for all the details.

Counter Strike on Mac

iTunes Account Security

iTunes has increased its security by adding security questions and a rescue email.  More details are below.

iTunes Account Security

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Is Your Mac Not Sleeping?

Are you having issues with your Mac not sleeping?  This article shows you how to determine what is keeping your Mac from sleeping.  You just have to be comfortable using Terminal.

Mac Not Sleeping?

Projectbook App Review

Are you trying to get more organization in your life?  Projectbook may be the app for you.  To find out, you can either look at the app description in iTunes, read the review below, or do both.

Projectbook Review

Run Most Windows Games on Mac

Do you like Macs but can't play all the games you want?  This article provides another option to allow you to play most Windows games on a Mac.

Windows Games on Mac

Monday, August 20, 2012

Apple Most Valuable Public Stock Ever?

Apple's shares continue to rise even after its quarterly miss and it seems people still expect big things from this tech giant.

Most Valuable Public Stock Ever?

Apple Geniuses Serve 50K Customers Daily

As more people move to Macs and other Apple products, more customers look to the Apple Geniuses for help and support.

Geniuses Serve 50K Users Daily

Ecoute Music App

The Ecoute app offers another option for playing music on your IOS device.  The article and iTunes App link are below for more details and reviews.

Ecoute Music App

iTunes Page

How To Unsubscribe iPad Magazines

Do you have more iPad magazines subscriptions than you need?  Is the recurring cost too much?  I'm not really a fan of subscription services because you have to keep up with how much of your hard earned money leaves your account every month.  If you are trying to cut down on your subscriptions, below are instructions to do so.

Unsubscribe iPad Magazines

Should Apple Create an IOS Camera?

Would you buy a camera that takes great pictures with IOS on it to do even more?  I think it's an interesting idea, but not one that I have ever thought about.  Personally, I prefer to have one device that does a lot of things like the iPhone or iPad instead of carrying multiple devices.  I'm sure there are aspiring to professional photographers that want a better camera option than the iPhone.  Perhaps, this is what they need.

IOS Camera?

AT&T to Discontinue iPad Subsidies

It looks like AT&T will no longer offer subsidized iPads with 2 year contracts.  More details below.

No More iPad Subsidies

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The iPhone's Worth

10 years ago, would you have ever thought that today Apple would be the world's most valuable company?  Along those lines, would you have ever thought the iPhone sales would be worth more than Microsoft's sales?  Read on for the rest of the article.

iPhones Worth

iPod Nano Watch Kit

Now, your iPod Nano can have more style as you wear it as a watch.  It's a nice, creative concept.  I don't own a Nano but this makes me consider it.

iPod Nano Watch Kit

Can Apple Continue to Win After Steve Jobs?

How will Apple move forward after Steve Jobs?  Will they carry on his ideas?  Some people say Steve Jobs left behind a roadmap for the next few years.  This article suggests that Apple is falling behind the competition.  Read the article and let me know what you think.  Does it have any merit?

Can Apple Win After Steve Jobs?

New iPhone Front Panel

As anticipation builds to see what Apple will offer in the new iPhone, photos continue to surface to give us an idea of what to expect.

New iPhone Front Panel

Walmart Offers $100 iTunes Gift card for $80

Walmart is offering a $100 iTunes/App Store gift card for $80.  That's good news for anyone looking to save some money.

$80 for $100 Giftcard

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Does iPad Offer Cheaper Textbooks?

This article does a comparison between buying textbooks for the iPad and buying physical textbooks.  Take a look at the numbers to see if the iPad is more beneficial.

Does iPad Offer Cheaper Textbooks?

Crackle App Update

Crackle is an app that lets you watch free movies and TV shows.  This app has a new update that includes a new design and AirPlay support.  Click the link for more details.

Crackle App Update

AppleTV Hacks Giveaway

AppleTV Hacks recently passed a Facebook milestone and decided to offer a giveaway to show their appreciation.  Take a look at it.  There is still time to enter.

AppleTV Hacks Giveaway

Friday, August 17, 2012

Apple's Stock Continues to Surge

Should Apple represent USA in the olympics because they continually break records?  It reached a record high on Thursday and Friday.

New Record High

Is the iTV in Production?

This article suggests the iTV is already in full production.  It's possible we could see it this year.  Only time will tell if this rumor has any merit.

iTV in Production?

AT&T Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular...But...

In this article, AT&T says it won't charge for using FaceTime over must be on one of their new Mobile Share plans.  It doesn't actually say but it seems like if you're using another data plan, you won't be able to use FaceTime over cellular.  

AT&T Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pinterest IOS Apps

Now that Pininterest has gotten rid of its invitation only policy, they have released IOS apps.  All the details are below.

Pininterests IOS Apps

Apple May Be Adopting Fingerprint Scanning

The article below discusses Apple's interest in AuthenTec, the company and the technology they offer.  It looked like Apple moved quickly and aggressively to work with and acquire the company leading to speculation about why Apple made these moves.

Apple Possible Fingerprint Scanning

Small Business Square Offer

Square is a company that lets you use your iPhone or iPad to receive credit card payments.  Normally they charge a per swipe fee, but now for small businesses, the company is offering a flat fee.  The details are below.

Small Business Square Offer

iPad Mini Rumors Continue

The rumors continue below for the iPad Mini.  This is an interesting read but with so many rumors, it's difficult to know what's the truth.

More iPad Mini Rumors

What If The AppleTV Had Live Content?

What would you think if Apple provided live content?  Perhaps with the AppleTV?  Would that provide an edge over the competition?  This article says Apple is in talks for just such a venture.  More details below.

Apple in Talks for Live Content

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Construction Alerts in IOS 6 Maps

Maps in IOS 6 will tell you about construction and even goes into more detailed information.  Read the article below for all the details.

Construction Alerts in IOS 6 Maps

iPhone Works for the Government

Local and federal government have found uses for the iPhone.  Read on to see the innovative ways the iPhone is used.  See what cities are using the iPhones and how they use it.

iPhone Works for the Government

EA's Future Plans

EA is a smart gaming company and they always seem to keep up with technology and market their games accordingly.  This article discusses EA's future plans.  This lets us know what we can expect and on what platforms.

EA's Future Plans

Add Fonts to Notes on Mac

If you want to add more font options to Notes on Mac, here is a guide to help you.

Add Fonts to Notes on Mac

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Project Red Bumper for iPhone 4/4S

Apple released a Project Red bumper for the iPhone 4/4S in support of the Aids campaign.  Some people question why this was released with the new iPhone release expected soon.  Though I would like to think everyone will upgrade to the new iPhone, the reality is the iPhone 4/4S may be offered at lower prices attracting buyers.  People that buy the new iPhone will probably sell their current iPhone models so there should still be a customer base to purchase these bumpers.

Project Red Bumper for iPhone 4/4S

OWC Offer Macbook W/Retina SSD Upgrade

Other World Computing offers lots of Mac upgrade options.  That's where I purchased my memory upgrade for my Mac Mini (4 GB) and Macbook (8 GB).  Now, they are offering an SSD upgrade for the Retina Macbook.  Read the article and decide if this is something that interests you.

SSD Upgrade for Retina Macbook

Lost Documents in iCloud

Have you ever lost documents in iCloud?  I have not but I haven't used the feature in the ways described in the article yet.  If I do in the future, I know which article I can refer back to for help.

Lost Documents in iCloud

Apple to Pay Dividend on Thursday

Apple will pay out it's first quarterly dividend to its shareholders on Thursday.  Based on the article, it looks like the time has passed to get Thursday's dividend if you don't already own shares.  But if you still want to purchase shares, go for it.  The dividend will come back around next quarter.

Apple's Dividend

The iPad is Still Alive and Kicking

Apple continues to hold a large share of the tablet market even with more competitors.  Read on for the details on how well Apple is doing.

iPad Very Much Alive

Fantasy Football With IOS Devices

This article discusses apps that can assist you in researching and creating your Fantasy Football team.

Fantasy Football IOS Devices

Delete Multiple Photos on IOS Devices

Yesterday, we looked at deleting photos on your iPhone using Image Capture, but you can also delete multiple photos on the device.  This article provides the details for that so you can use whichever option works best for your needs.

Delete Multiple Photos on IOS Devices

Sprint Offers $100 Gift card With iPhone 4S Purchase

Sprint has already lowered the price of the iPhone 4S to $149.  Now, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase.  With all this combined, this could be a great incentive for buyers to get an iPhone 4S.

Sprint Offers Giftcard With iPhone 4S

Monday, August 13, 2012

How To Delete All iPhone Photos at Once

I have an 16 GB iPhone 4 and I'm always getting close to running out of storage space.  A lot of it is because of pictures (and apps). I'm not sure why I keep all my pictures when I know Photostream captures them and sends them to my Mac.  With this article, I can delete them all and make space on my iPhone.  Remember, like the article says, make sure you have your pictures backed up first.  I'm going to try this now.

Delete All iPhone Photos at Once

What Will Keep Investors in Apple?

This article suggests there are a couple of reasons for investors to buy Apple stocks.  Apple has the new  iPhone launch possibly right around the corner and a dividend payout coming up.  I would like to see how high Apple's stock price can go.

Should You Invest in Apple?

Is Apple Focused on AppleTV or Apple TV Set?

Which idea do you prefer?  AppleTV or an Apple TV set?  I think lots of people are excited about the possibility of an Apple TV set.  Do you think Apple will only focus on the AppleTV and scrap their plans for the TV set?  This article suggests that.  I'm still leaning towards the TV set.  We'll see what Apple decides...hopefully by the end of the year.

AppleTV or Apple TV Set?

Tired of Your iPhone Contract?

If you're tired of your iPhone contract, this article describes another option available.  You don't need a contract and you will probably save money.  It also offers a price comparison which may be helpful as you decide how you will purchase the next iPhone.

Tired of iPhone Contract?