After Apple's iPad Mini debut, I got to get hands-on with the newest Apple tablet -- or maybe I should say "hand-on" since this thing is so easy to hold in one hand. You'll want to spin it around on your finger like a Harlem Globetrotter. But you probably shouldn't -- even though it's only as heavy as a legal pad of paper, it's significantly more fragile.
The iPhone 5’s back camera isn’t dramatically different from that of the iPhone 4S, but it’s the little changes that can make a noticeable difference. Not only is the shutter speed 40 percent faster on the iPhone 5, but the lens also offers improved low-light capture with reduced noise. We snapped similar photos with both devices and pinpointed the differences, and many show a worthwhile improvement for what is sure to be everyone’s new favorite point-and-shoot replacement.
With iOS 6 -- out today! -- Apple added a lot of useful features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From Passbook, to the new Maps app, to capturing panoramas in the revamped Camera app. Apple has brought a lot of fit and finish to iOS 6, and we'll show you how to get the most out of these new features.
The iPhone 5 was certainly the big star of Apple's September 12 event (sorry, Dave Grohl...), but the recently neglected iPod touch got a major makeover as well, and the iPod nano got its video-playing mojo back.
It's that time of year again, when you need to decide if your current iPhone, that device you carry with you everywhere, has now become an outdated and oh-so-obsolete accessory. Never mind the fact that it's replaced your point-and-shoot as the device you take the most pictures with, the iPhone 5 is nearly upon us and it's got a greatly improved camera. But is it worth upgrading for?
Apple did a terrible job keeping anything about the iPhone 5 secret. The big 5-shaped shadow on the event invitation all but confirmed its "iPhone 5" moniker, and that was the last item on the checklist--at the September 12 unveiling event, Tim Cook and his colleagues stood on stage and ticked off, one by one, the things we already knew. Larger screen, check. New connector, check. LTE networking, check. Really thin, really light--of course, what else were you expecting?
What will Apple reveal? Will it be a widescreen iPhone 5 with all the bells and whistles that rumor blogs have been speculating about? Will iOS 6 be everything we've hoped it to be? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 A.M. PST/1:00 P.M. EST. We'll be live blogging the iPhone 5 event from the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in downtown San Francisco. Executive Editor Susie Ochs will be there to provide us with photos and a minute-by-minute account of all the action. You can also set yourself up with a reminder to join us for the liveblog after the cut.
With the onslaught of app stores saturating the digital market, developers are discovering that they’ll have to become more creative about distributing their finished product across various platforms. Enter HTML 5. The new standard markup language for making websites--and a formidable replacement for Adobe’s Flash--is now being used by developers to create one piece of code that works seamlessly across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, and the web. One company in particular, gaming startup Goko, is using this technology to transport a popular board game into an environment where friends using different mobile devices, in different parts of the world, can all play one another.
By now there's little doubt that a sixth-generation iPhone is just around the corner, so this is a great time to weigh your options for selling an older model and putting that cash toward Apple's latest and greatest -- and here are three of the best methods for doing just that.