Mac|Life - All Articles http://www.maclife.com/articles/all/feed en Deals: Grab the 10-foot Braided Lightning Cable and More on Sale in the Best Deals of the Week http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_grab_10foot_braided_lightning_cable_and_more_sale_best_deals_week <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>There's never a shortage of awesome offers available in our Deals tab. But, they're only around for so long. We'd have to have you miss out on great savings for items that we know you're after, so we've rounded up some of the deals that are about to end. Take advantage of big discounts and get these great products before they shoot back up to retail price.</p><p><strong>10 Foot Braided Lightning Cord</strong></p><p><img src="/files/u323895/10ftbraidedcable.jpg" width="780" height="473" /></p><p>Keeping your device charged while still having range is important. With the standard Lightning USB cords, you're pretty limited in how much you can move. Give yourself some range with this data cable, which gives you 10 feet of range. Get it for&nbsp;<a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/10-ft-mfi-braided-lightning-cable-black-white?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=10-ft-mfi-braided-lightning-cable-black-white" target="_blank">just $19.99</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/10-ft-mfi-braided-lightning-cable-black-white?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=10-ft-mfi-braided-lightning-cable-black-white" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah"><img src="/files/u323895/chargetechnew.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p>Out all day without an outlet in sight? Don't worry, you can carry extra power with you when you have the ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet. It has 24000mAh of battery power ready to blast via USB or AC so you can charge your mobile devices, laptop, power tools—whatever may need a boost. Get it on sale for&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah" target="_blank">just $199</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=chargetech-portable-power-outlet-24000mah" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Penzu Pro Lifetime Subscription</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/penzupro.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">Sick of forgetting your bets ideas and wondering what you did with your day? Penzu Pro Digital Journal is here to make sure your best thoughts and moments never got forgotten. Get this lifetime subscription on sale for <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription" target="_blank">just $39</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=penzu-pro-lifetime-subscription" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Tech Career Essentials Bundle</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/tech-life-essentials-bundle?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=tech-life-essentials-bundle" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/techlifeessentialsbundle.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">You can start and run your own business and find great success online if you just know how to get things done. That's exactly what the TEch Career Essentials Bundle will teach you to do, and you can get it on sale for <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/tech-life-essentials-bundle?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=tech-life-essentials-bundle" target="_blank">98% off</a> the retail price!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/tech-life-essentials-bundle?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=tech-life-essentials-bundle" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_grab_10foot_braided_lightning_cable_and_more_sale_best_deals_week#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21806 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Celebrate the 4th of July by Grabbing these Deals Before They're Gone http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_celebrate_4th_july_grabbing_these_deals_theyre_gone <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</span></p><p>You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.</p><p><strong>PhoneClean</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/phoneclean-mac" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/phoneclean.jpg" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">Your iPhone will inevitably start to slow down at some point in its life. If you can feel your smartphone beginning to lag, you can give it the cleaning it needs to get back up to speed with the help of PhoneClean. Get it for&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/phoneclean-mac" target="_blank">just $9.99</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/phoneclean-mac" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p><strong>KeySmart Key Organizer</strong></p><p><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/keysmart-2-0-expansion-pack-black" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/keysmart2.jpg" /></a></p><p>With the KeySmart Key Organizer, you won't have to worry about your keys being a hassle. Instead of having them sit your in pocket, jangling around and making noise and getting in your way, you can keep them all in line with this handy accessory. Head to our Deals tab and you can save yourself&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/keysmart-2-0-expansion-pack-black" target="_blank">26% off</a>&nbsp;the retail price.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/keysmart-2-0-expansion-pack-black" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Spring Clean Mac Bundle</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/spring-clean-mac-bundle" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/springcleanbundle.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p>It's time to give your Mac a little makeover. Consider it a bit of spring cleaning, and you can take care of all the excess with the help of the Spring Clean Mac Bundle. There are seven great apps designed to clean up your Mac and make it run smooth as ever. The Spring Clean Mac Bundle is yours for&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/spring-clean-mac-bundle" target="_blank">just $9.99</a>.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/spring-clean-mac-bundle" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><div><p><strong>Bluetooth Home Button</strong></p><p><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/bluetoothhomebutton.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p>When your phone is out of reach, so is all of its handy features. But you can make use of Siri and all of her best features with the Bluetooth Home Button, on sale for&nbsp;<a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank">just $23</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" style="text-align: center;" /></a></p></div> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_celebrate_4th_july_grabbing_these_deals_theyre_gone#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21805 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Last Chance To Save 80% On The Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_last_chance_save_80_mpow_3port_intelligent_car_charger <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u323895/mpow3portcarcharger.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>Most tech makes our lives easier by providing an extra bit of convenience, but it’s too often a one-size-fits-all approach. Imagine a tool smart enough to know exactly what your device is and how to make the most of it. That's what you'll get with the <strong>Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger</strong>. It's available for a limited time from our <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>, but it won't be around much longer!</p><p>The convenience of a USB charger in your car is enhanced by a slick style as it charges up three of your devices at the same time, meaning you'll never have to deal with a dead battery. The Mpow knows the optimal charging speed for each device, so you'll always get a perfect, speedy charge and never have to wait for that full battery again.</p><p>The Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger usually retails for $70. If you head to our Deals tab, you can save 80% off the retail price. That means you'll pay just $13.99. It's a great price to pay for a handy and stylish accessory, so <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank">grab this deal</a> today before it's gone!</p><div></div><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/mpow-3-port-car-usb-charger?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=mpow-3-port-car-usb-charger" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Bonus Deal:</strong>&nbsp;Get access to your phone even when it's out of reach or go hands free in the car with the Satechi Bluetooth Home Button, on sale now for <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/bluetooth-home-button?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=bluetooth-home-button" target="_blank">just $23</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/7-port-usb-hub?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=7-port-usb-hub" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Bonus Deal:</strong>&nbsp;When you need to have your phone in view but can't have it in hand, you can trust it to the secure ExoMount Touch universal car mount. You can get it for <a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/one-touch-smartphone-car-mount?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=one-touch-smartphone-car-mount" target="_blank">just $19.99</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/one-touch-smartphone-car-mount?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=one-touch-smartphone-car-mount" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_last_chance_save_80_mpow_3port_intelligent_car_charger#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21804 at http://www.maclife.com Apple Daily: More iPhone 6s Leaks; Next Apple Watch Rumors; Music Home Sharing Vanishes http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_more_iphone_6s_leaks_next_apple_watch_rumors_music_home_sharing_vanishes <!--paging_filter--><p>More alleged leaks pertaining to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have appeared, and Apple seems poised to continue its tradition of "same on the outside, different on the inside" with the next Apple Watch. Also, Apple apparently removes a beloved feature from iOS with the launch of Apple Music.</p><h3>Leaked Documents Seemingly Confirm 12MP Camera for 'iPhone 6s'</h3><p>It's been a <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_faster_lte_next_iphone_steve_jobs_biopic_trailer_new_ipod_colors" target="_blank">big week</a> <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_watch_battery_blackberry_and_forced_app_ports_apple_salaries" target="_blank">for leaks</a> concerning the upcoming iPhones, and the latest one comes from an alleged Foxconn employee who <a href="http://www.weibo.com/p/1005052554757470/home?from=page_100505&amp;mod=TAB" target="_blank">posted </a>what looks like two official Foxconn documents on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo (via <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-6s-leaked-doc-reveals-12MP-camera-that-can-record-4K-video_id71093" target="_blank">PhoneArena</a>). One&nbsp;document appears to show specifications for the next iPhone camera, and if it's&nbsp;real, it&nbsp;confirms existing and persistent rumors that the next iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera that boasts 4K video recording capabilities and the ability to capture slow-motion footage at 240 FPS.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/leakeddocs.jpg" /></p><p>Another&nbsp;document listing the device's specs in Chinese confirms other rumors as well, such as how the so-called iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus (listed as "N66" and "N71" respectively) will both feature 2GB of RAM. In addition, the iPhone 6s's front-facing camera looks as though it will have a 5-megapixel sensor, which marks a big step up from the 1.2-megapixel sensor that's currently being used.</p><p>The images have already been taken down by Weibo user KJuma, but not before the images were picked up by dozens of other sites around the web. That alone seems to suggest that the images might be genuine, as does the documents' appearance on the heels of a<a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_ios_84_and_apple_music_launch_tomorrow_force_touch_iphones_cook_pride_parade" target="_blank"> Bloomberg report </a>stating that the next generation of iPhones was already in production.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Rumor: Next Apple Watch to Look the Same, Contain Bigger Battery</h3><p>If you were hoping for big changes to emerge with the appearance of the next generation of Apple Watches — changes that might include, oh, a round display — then you'll have to keep hoping. A new rumor out of South Korea (via <a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/apple-watch-2-display-no-changes-47692/" target="_blank">GforGames</a>) claims the exterior of the next Apple Watch will look almost exactly the same in terms of shape, size, and resolution. This time, at least, it's the insides that will change.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/applewatch.png" width="620" height="356" /></p><p>The biggest change will be the introduction of a larger battery, which is fitting since battery life was a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_watch_battery_said_last_about_day_could_improve_2015" target="_blank">constant concern</a> in the months leading up to the device's launch. (Fascinatingly enough, it doesn't seem to be a real problem now that the device is actually out.)</p><p>In order to accommodate the battery, the display will reportedly be a tad thinner in order to retain the same dimensions of the current watch. The rumor also states that Samsung will be helping out LG with the production of P-OLED panels for those displays, which counters rumors from earlier in the month that LG would be the sole display provider.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Home Sharing for Music for iPhone Disappears with Launch of Apple Music</h3><p>The launch of Apple Music brought a lot of new features to the Music app on iOS 8, but it also took a much-beloved one away. Shortly after upgrading to iOS 8.4, users across the Internet discovered that Home Sharing for music was no longer available via iPhone, and thus they could no longer share their iTunes libraries over Wi-Fi. Still, as <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/07/01/apples-ios-84-kneecaps-home-sharing-music-streaming-now-limited-to-apple-tv" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>&nbsp;notes, the release notes merely say that the feature (along with Genius Mixes) is "not currently available," which seems to suggest that both features could come back to the iPhone in a future update.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/applehomesharing.png" /></p><p>It's important to note that Home Sharing as a feature hasn't completely vanished; it's still available&nbsp;<a href="https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202190" target="_blank">for video</a>&nbsp;on iOS devices, for one, and even the music component is still available for Mac and Apple TV.</p><p>The idea here seems to be to push users toward using the Apple Music family plan for six people for $14.99 per month, which in turn suggests that Apple had to pull Home Sharing because it couldn't secure the needed licensing agreements for Apple Music while the feature was still active.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_more_iphone_6s_leaks_next_apple_watch_rumors_music_home_sharing_vanishes#comments News Apple Music Apple Watch displays Foxconn home sharing iOS 8 iPad iphone iTunes P-OLED Weibo Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:37:41 +0000 Leif Johnson 21803 at http://www.maclife.com The Best New iOS Games: Heroki, Divide by Sheep, The Executive, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-heroki-divide-sheep-executive-and-more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-heroki-divide-sheep-executive-and-more#comments Gallery Adventures of Pip App App Store AppLife Apps Blockadillo Chip Beat Blaster Circulate Columns Divide by Sheep Gallery Heroki Invasion: Alien Attack iOS iPad iPod LEGO Minifigures Online new releases QuadRush The Executive iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:24:12 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21802 at http://www.maclife.com The Week's Best Deals for Your Mac and iOS Device, July 2 http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/weeks_best_deals_your_mac_and_ios_device_july_2 <!--paging_filter--><p>There's a wide range of deals available for Mac and iOS devices this week, whether it's refurbished Macs or, yes, even snazzy office furniture.&nbsp;You'll also find some great deals on chargers and iPads.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/weeks_best_deals_your_mac_and_ios_device_july_2#comments Gallery AirPort Extreme Apple Watch chargers Deals desk iPad iphone Mac office furniture Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:30:46 +0000 Leif Johnson 21801 at http://www.maclife.com Ask: How to Increase Mac Security by Encrypting Partitions http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask-how-increase-mac-security-encrypting-partitions <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask-how-increase-mac-security-encrypting-partitions#comments Columns encryption OS X partition Security Mac How-Tos Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:07:47 +0000 Cory Bohon 21800 at http://www.maclife.com Noiseless Review http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/noiseless-review <!--paging_filter--><p>Noiseless brings a simple approach to photo noise reduction — just work through its settings, from Lightest to Extreme, until you see the results you want. Lower settings can leave patterns, while higher settings can produce an artificially smoothed-over look — you just need to find the sweet spot. You can view the corrected image alone or compare it with the original using a side-by-side view or a split-screen with a “wipe” bar you drag from left to right.</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/07/noiseless-620.jpg" width="620" height="376" /></p><p>If the image looks too smooth, you can reduce the strength using the “Amount” slider. Generally, high ISO images will look more realistic with a faint noise pattern; high ISOs tend to bring softened image detail, and a faint pattern helps to make them a little sharper.</p><p>For many users, the presets will be enough, but you can swap to the Adjust mode and change all the noise-reduction parameters manually. When you’re happy with the results, click Create to save your setting.</p><p>Noiseless Pro can be used as a standalone or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. In standalone mode, it can open JPEGs and raw files. If you’re using Noiseless as a plug-in, your image-editing program will carry out a raw conversion, so check the settings to make sure that it’s not applying any noise reduction of its own.</p><p>The lack of any obvious noise profiling is not necessarily an omission, but there’s no way to apply selective noise adjustments to specific areas of the image — though you can adjust the strength separately for Highlights, Midtones, Shadows, and Details.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> Noiseless is not designed for in-depth tinkerers, but for those who want good results fast and cheap.</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>Noiseless</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"> Macphun </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="http://macphun.com" target="_blank">macphun.com</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"> $17.99 Standard/$49.99 Pro (upgrade from Standard to Pro $29.99) </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 10.8 or later</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>Quick and simple presets. Standalone app or plug-in.</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>Pro version = price hike. Results not obviously better than rivals.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/noiseless-review#comments Reviews image editing Noiseless OS X Photography Photos Mac Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:16:16 +0000 Rod Lawton 21799 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Get a $70 Credit to Casetify for Just $50 http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_get_70_credit_casetify_just_50 <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/casetify-50-for-70-apple-watch-band?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=casetify-50-for-70-apple-watch-band" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/casetify.jpg" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>The face of your Apple Watch is customizable, but most people won't see it. Your watch should be an extension of you and display your personality in full. With a custom band from Casetify, it'll show off your style even when you aren't showing off the Watch. You can get a $70 credit to Casetify on sale now in our <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/casetify-50-for-70-apple-watch-band?utm_source=maclife.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=casetify-50-for-70-apple-watch-band" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>.</p><p>Just like your clothes and accessories, your watch is a fashion statement. If you want it to best reflect your personality and fit in with the rest of your wardrobe, you can give it a personal touch with the help of Casteify. With a huge collection of designs, you're sure to find one that fits you. 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And that's not all on the hardware front: new iPods (or at least new colors) may be on the way, too! Also, there's now a full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.</p><h3>Photos Suggest 'iPhone 6s' Will Have a Stronger LTE Chip</h3><p>Yesterday we got a look at the <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_music_officially_launches_leaked_iphone_6s_photos_emerge" target="_blank">purported shell</a> of the so-called "iPhone 6s," and thanks to the same unidentified sources along Apple's supply line (via <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/01/phone-6s-twice-as-fast-better-battery/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>), we now have new photos of alleged logic boards for the upcoming smartphone. Notably, the photos suggest that the new device will sport an updated Qualcomm LTE chip, which will bring iPhone users both greater LTE speeds and reduced battery consumption.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/chip.jpg" /></p><p><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/01/phone-6s-twice-as-fast-better-battery/" target="_blank"><strong>Source: 9to5Mac</strong></a></p><p>The specific chip pictured is the Qualcomm MDM9635M, which should provide a significant boost over the 9x25 modem platform found in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This in turn means that the new iPhones could see LTE download speeds of around 300 Mbps, which is double what we can get through the current models. Qualcomm claims that the chip is much more energy efficient, which should result in longer battery life.</p><p>In conjunction with the leak from yesterday, today's leak (if real) confirms the most common assumption about the upcoming iPhones — namely, that they won't look too different from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the outside, but they'll boast some significant improvements within.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Universal Releases Full-Length Trailer for Upcoming Steve Jobs Biopic</h3><p>Smartly timed in the wake of a major Apple release, the first official trailer for the<em> Steve Jobs</em> biopic starring Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen has arrived. Lasting almost three minutes, the trailer confirms earlier reports that the film would revolve around three major product launches in Jobs' life, in addition to Jobs' relationship with his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.</p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aEr6K1bwIVs" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>This is the first time we've seen Fassbender in the title role aside from shots taken on set, and while he still doesn't look a thing like Jobs, Fassbender seems to accurately capture the personality and mannerisms of the late Apple co-founder. The trailer also places considerable focus on the performances of Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Kate Winslet as former Macintosh and NeXT team member Joanna Hoffman.</p><p>Production of the film got off to a rough start, as both <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/christian_bale_says_no_steve_jobs_role" target="_blank">Christian Bale</a> and <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/morning_report_cheaper_beats_music_iphone_6_plus_shipments_rise_who_plays_jobs" target="_blank">Leonardo DiCaprio</a> dropped out of the lead role, and at one point the director changed a well. While the trailer is but a glimpse of what we can expect, it appears that director Danny Boyle has created a film that has a much better chance of capturing the hearts of critics than Ashton Kutcher's earnest but widely panned <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/mixed_reviews_ashton_kutchers_jobs_biopic_roll" target="_blank">film </a>from 2013. The latest film will hit theaters later this year on October 9.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Apple's iPod Lineup May Soon See New Colors</h3><p>The iPod is dead; long live the iPod. Early this morning users digging round in the new iTunes 12.2 release noticed that there was an unannounced Apple product update possibly hiding in plain sight, as official images of the iPod touch, nano, and shuffle often tended to show the devices in colors that currently aren't available. <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/01/color-lineup-for-upcoming-ipod-refresh/" target="_blank">MacRumors </a>did some additional digging, and now it seems all but certain that all products from the iPod lineup could soon be available in pink, blue, and gold. It's a small thing, perhaps, but it shows that Apple's not quite ready to give up on the device that did so much during the company's long, slow march back to the top.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/07/ipod_colors.jpg" /></p><p><strong>Source: <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/01/color-lineup-for-upcoming-ipod-refresh/" target="_blank">MacRumors</a></strong></p><p>If true, this means that the devices should soon be available in a total of six different colors (with silver, space gray, and red representing the existing hues). Since this is all based on speculation from visual evidence, though, there's no word as to whether the devices will receive updated internal components to complement their bright new colors. But we can always hope, right?</p><p>As things stand, the iPod hasn't seen any new colors or internal updates since 2013. Some readers, however, think we might learn something from Apple on the matter as soon as July 14. Admittedly, it's a bit of a stretch, as it's based on a "clue" in the Calendar app icon shown on the devices, which reads "Tuesday 14."</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_faster_lte_next_iphone_steve_jobs_biopic_trailer_new_ipod_colors#comments News Aaron Sorkin biopic Danny Boyle iphone iPod LTE Michael Fassbender Movie Qualcomm Steve Jobs Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:59:59 +0000 Leif Johnson 21798 at http://www.maclife.com