Mac|Life - All Articles en Apple Daily: No New 4-Inch iPhone; iPad Mini 4 Rumors; Shenzhen Fake iPhone Factory <!--paging_filter--><p>Were you holding out for a 4-inch iPhone among this fall's releases? It may not be coming, according to a new report. Elsewhere, the next iPad mini might be worth upgrading to, and Chinese police shut down a major fake-iPhone manufacturing facility.</p><h3>Smaller 'iPhone 6c' Likely Not Coming, Analyst Says</h3><p>The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may have shattered Apple's own records left and right, but some iPhone owners who believe that bigger isn't better have been holding out for a rumored 4-inch "iPhone 6c." But it apparently won't be coming, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri (via <a href="" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>), who claims the previous hints that the device existed have vanished from the market.</p><p>According to Arcuri, Apple might have dropped the device out of fears that its lower price would cause it to eat into the sales for the iPhone 6, which many analysts expect to keep selling well even after the release of this year's expected "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus."</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/iphone_6cjpg.jpg" /></p><p>"I think one of the reasons is because the iPhone 6 has sold so well," Arcuri said in his note to investors. "And they said, 'Look, why would we want to cannibalize? If we came out with an iPhone 6C, we would essentially cannibalize a price-reduced iPhone 6.'"</p><p>It's worth noting that respected analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities claimed months back that a 4-inch iPhone is still possible (via <a href="" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>), even though he doubted that we'd see it this year. For that, he said at the time, we'll probably have to wait until 2016 — after the mad rush for the iPhone 6 has truly died down.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Rumor: iPad Mini 4 to Resemble Small iPad Air 2</h3><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/ipadair_0.jpg" width="150" height="117" class="graphic-right" />Last year's iPad mini suffered from something of a lukewarm reception, but that might not be the case for its successor. According to Japanese blog<a href="" target="_blank"> Mac Otakara</a>, sources in "the industry" claim that the next generation iPad mini will likely amount to a smaller version of the iPad Air 2. Thus, like its larger cousin, it'll likely sport an 8-megapixel rear camera, a thin 6.1-mm mody, and an anti-reflective display.</p><p>The report is also noteworthy for claiming that Apple might release a new iPad Air model later this year after all, in contrast to<a href="" target="_blank"> July 15'</a>s rumor from Taiwan's Economic Daily News claiming that we won't see a new iPad Air among the upcoming releases. Notably, last week's report also claimed that the iPad mini 4 could be Apple's last iPad mini ever. While the latest rumor doesn't exactly contradict that, it shows that Apple still believes the little device has some fight in it yet.</p><p>Keep in mind that, as with last week's report, the evidence for all this is sketchy at best. If true, though, that means we could see as many as three iPads from Apple this fall: the iPad mini 4, the iPad Air 3, and the long-awaited (and long-rumored) 12.9-inch "iPad Pro." With such a wide range of choices, it's possible Apple's tablet could see a boost in sales after multiple years of decline.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Beijing Police Shut Down Counterfeit iPhone Factory</h3><p>Apple's business in China is taking off, but the company still finds itself struggling to combat knockoff units of its products in the country. The scale of the problem is sometimes staggering. As <a href="" target="_blank">Reuters </a>reports, Beijing police recently shut down one operation that had managed to make more than 41,000 bonus iPhones, which equates into a market value of roughly $19 million.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/apple-store.png" /></p><p><strong>Above: Apple's store in Hangzhou, China, shortly before opening.</strong></p><p>Police arrested a total of nine people in connection with the operation, with the ringleaders alleged to be a married couple in their early 40s from the manufacturing-focused city of Shenzhen. The factory itself was reportedly set up to look like a maintenance shop for tech devices, when in truth it concealed "hundreds" of workers crafting fake iPhones from second-hand smartphone components.</p><p>All this happened back in May, but only now has the news gone public. The discovery of the operation was said to have been spurred by the discovery of some of the offending devices by American officials, who then told Beijing police to be on the lookout.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer,<a href="" target="_blank"> Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> News Beijing China Counterfeit crime fake iPad ipad air 2 iPad mini 4 iphone iPhone 6c police Shenzhen Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:22:06 +0000 Leif Johnson 21886 at How to Share Printers on Mac <!--paging_filter--> OS X print sharing Printers printing Mac How-Tos Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:49:49 +0000 Cory Bohon 21885 at New App Recap 07/27/15: JustWatch, TVibes, Microsoft Send, and More! <!--paging_filter--> Gallery App AppLife Apps Columns Design Email instagram iOS movies productivity TV Shows video iPad iPhone iPod Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:49 +0000 J.R. Bookwalter 21884 at Ask: How to Disable "Open Safe Files After Downloading" in Safari for Mac <!--paging_filter--> automatic downloads Safari yosemite Mac How-Tos Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:08:41 +0000 Cory Bohon 21883 at Deals: Cook the Perfect Meal with the Range Smart Thermometer <!--paging_filter--><p><a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=range-smart-thermometer" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/rangesmartthermometer.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>Ever had a meal come out of the oven with a black, crusty exterior that you didn't intend on? Instead of guessing and checking all the time, the Range Smart Thermometer will save you from trying to keep the smoke alarm from going off. Get it on sale now in our <a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=range-smart-thermometer" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>.</p><p>Cooking the perfect meal is an art. 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You can find a great selection of them available at huge discounts right now in our Deals tab.</p><p><strong>QuickLock</strong></p><p><a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=the-quicklock-black" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/quicklock.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p>It's time to bring the padlock into the 21st century. The QuickLock does that by giving you remote control over it, allowing you to unlock it on demand or grant access to others when needed. It's yours for&nbsp;<a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=the-quicklock-black" target="_blank">just $48.99</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=the-quicklock-black" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p><strong>iStabilizer</strong></p><p><a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=istabilizer-dolly" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/istabilizer_0.jpg" /></a></p><p>If you're looking for a unique shot, use the iStabilizer and keep the camera rolling. It's the ideal accessory for capturing amazing, cinematic videos. You'll get smooth, tracking shots that will look great and you can save yourself a total of&nbsp;<a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=istabilizer-dolly" target="_blank">34% off.</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=istabilizer-dolly" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Voltix Dual USB Car Charger</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><img src="/files/u323895/voltix.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">If you're on the road on the regular, having the ability to charge your device while on the go. Plug in to the Volix Dual USB Car Charger and make sure your battery is full even when you aren't near a wall charger. 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This enchanted arrow then charts a straight line toward its master, piercing anything in its path.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/07/titansouls-620.jpg" width="620" height="349" /></p><p>Nocking and retrieving arrows are stationary activities leaving your hero vulnerable to attack. She’s remarkably delicate: a glancing blow from a stone fist or charged beam will send her body back to the nearest checkpoint glyph. Thankfully, the inverse also applies: one true arrow is enough to fell any of Titan Souls’ hulking contraptions or malevolent flora. Either way, death comes suddenly, and this symmetric fragility makes each encounter quick and tense.</p><p>Most enemy encounters require an additional layer of deduction. You’ll feel clever for sussing out each foe’s Achilles’ heel, but Titan Souls’ exactitude means that the gap between devising a plan and executing it is a wide one.&nbsp;</p><p>Exploring Titan Souls’ isometric overworld for the first time is a joy. Enemy titans are scattered among snowy plains and tangled forests. Unfortunately, dying too often saps the world of its wonder: repeatedly trekking between checkpoints and boss fights is not fun, a rare bit of chaff in an otherwise focused game.</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> Titan Souls distills video game combat to its essence, exhibiting a clarity and precision that’s all too rare — and it’s all the better for it.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Titan Souls</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acid Nerve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $14.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mac running&nbsp;OS X 10.9, 2GHz Intel Core i5 or better, 4GB RAM, 1GB graphics</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Combat is demanding — one-shot-one-kill design. Bosses are inventive; puzzle-solving skills.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some bosses too finicky. Odd checkpointing means a fair amount of dead time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Reviews OS X Titan Souls Mac Games Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:47:00 +0000 Joseph Leray 21875 at Apple Daily: Gibney Steve Jobs Documentary Trailer; BMW and Apple; Kids React to iPod <!--paging_filter--><p>Remember that documentary at SXSW that gained a name for accentuating Steve Jobs' flaws to the exclusion of everything else? It's got a trailer now. In other news, Apple is reportedly interesting in jump-starting its rumored electric car program with a little help from BMW, and a group of kids have almost no idea what to do with the original iPod.</p><h3>Trailer for Critical Steve Jobs Documentary Goes Live</h3><p>Sir Alex Gibney made headlines earlier this year when he showed his divisive documentary Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine at SXSW, and the documentary's focus on Jobs', er, less-favorable aspects caused many executives at Apple turn their heads in disgust. Now, at last, those of us who couldn't make SXSW have a trailer for the film ahead of its release in select theaters.</p><p><iframe src="" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>The release date of September 4 itself is notable, as it's a little more than a month ahead of the release of Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels. As for the trailer itself, Gibney calls it an "impressionistic" depiction of the late Apple co-founder.</p><p>Apple exective Eddy Cue was particularly vocal about his opposition on Twitter after viewing the documentary at SXSW, as he called it "an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend" and that is was "not a reflection of the Steve I knew." For a better account (or at least one more in line with Apple's thoughts on the matter), Cue recommended Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli's <em>Becoming Steve Jobs </em>book, which he called the "first to get it right."</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Apple Reportedly Interested in Basing Its Electric Cars on BMW's i3 Line</h3><p>According to a new report from Germany's <a href="" target="_blank">Manager Magazin</a> (via <a href="" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>), Apple is interested in using BMW's i3 line as the basis for the Cupertino company's own rumored line of electric cars. The company is particularly interested in BMW's carbon fiber body, or so the report goes, and thus Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other Apple executives made a trip to Leipzig, Germany in order to attempt to reach an agreement with the veteran German automaker.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/i3.jpg" width="620" height="340" /></p><p>The i3 line is apparently decent but not ideal, as it reportedly achieves a mere 80 miles on a single charge as opposed to the 300 miles obtainable by the rival Tesla Model S. It's also still slightly dependent on the old ways, as it comes with a extender that allows it to guzzle a few gallons of gasoline in the event that the 80-mile charge limit turns out to be insufficient (and it likely will). If Apple seriously wants to compete with Tesla on the global market, they'll have to achieve something better than that.</p><p>And it seems Apple is aware of the problem. The report claims that Apple has been in talks with BMW since last year, but so far nothing significant has come of them.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Watch Kids React to the Original iPod</h3><p>If you want to close the week's Apple news on a happy note (or, perhaps, a slightly depressing one if you've, um, been around the block a few times), be sure to check out this new video of kids checking out the first iPod (via Cult of Mac). Introduced in October of 2001, the first iPod isn't even that old in the general scheme of things, but few things demonstrate how totally technology has bounded ahead in the last two decades like their total puzzlement over how to use the thing.</p><p><iframe src="" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Most telling, of course, is the way the kids try to handle the screen as though it featured a touch interface, and that they almost always speak of it in relation to the iPhone. Indeed, it's often thought that nothing killed the iPod quite like the iPhone, and the video itself is another testament of the staggering significane of the touchscreen revolution.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer,<a href="" target="_blank"> Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> News Alex Gibney Apple Car BMW electric car icar iPod Kids react Rumors speculation Steve Jobs The Man in the Machine Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:31:41 +0000 Leif Johnson 21874 at How to Zoom on a Mac <!--paging_filter--> finder keyboard shortcuts OS X Zoom Mac How-Tos Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:10:10 +0000 Chris Hoffman 21873 at Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, July 24 <!--paging_filter--><p>We've got a party in our pockets — wait, let's start again, cause that just sounds wrong. We've got a party on our phones and you're invited. (Yes, much better.) 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