Sometimes you want to stay grounded at your desk and this week's Mac refurbs will do the trick at some very nice prices that leave you some walking-around money. Of course, sometimes you need portability, and these brand new MacBooks can fill that void at great prices too. And if you need some accessories, well, you know we've got those to spare.
While the iPhone 5 remains Apple's top seller and an updated version appears to be on the way this fall, the three-year-old iPhone 4 is quietly becoming the little smartphone that could, particularly in emerging markets.
While yesterday was a big outdoor holiday with fireworks and cookouts, the real heat is happening today with a ton of great power specials. We've got your sweet refurb deals and then we solve pretty much every one of your iOS battery issues, just like that. So if you need a charge, you've come to the right place.
We've come a long way from the days when AT&T was the only carrier for the iPhone. Today Virgin's Mobile's no-contract iPhone 5 goes live, and in line with the news we heard some time back, you'll be able to find it at RadioShack for as low as $550. But that's not quite as impressive as the news that this offer makes no-contract iPhones available for the first time.
We've proudly been iPhone users since the day they were first available six years ago, but along the way we've heard the siren song of the occasional Android or Windows Phone as well. There's just one problem: Manufacturers and carriers tend to junk up Android handsets with custom software, making it hard to find devices with the real stock experience. Now, two of the best are available direct from Google — find out which ones in today's recap.
For years, gadget-makers have been hailing wireless charging. But there's a dirty little secret: it's not really wireless. Since we can't yet efficiently transmit power through thin air, there are still wires involved in all those "wireless" charging devices. To its credit, BuQu Tech's Magnetyze doesn't actually claim to be a wireless charging system, and the case/charger combo has its own attractive qualities.
Remember the so-called "Antennagate" crisis? While it seems like forever ago that iPhone 4 users whined about antenna problems with their handsets, they'll probably be reminded about it when their settlement check hits the mailbox.
A lot of critics out there seem to think Apple has an iPhone problem. Apparently, sales of the trendsetting, outrageously profitable handset are poised to fall off a cliff sometime this year, when the new iPhone disappoints and everyone rushes to get an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4.
As far as I can tell, Apple doesn't have an iPhone problem — it has a numbering problem. Since last year brought a redesign, everyone with an opinion expects the 2013 model to be a letdown, a predictable, mid-cycle refresh with minor internal upgrades and few new bells or whistles. Based on little more than its name, you'd think the new iPhone is doomed to fail.
Apple loves to tout the beautiful design of the iPhone 5, from the anodized aluminum back to the diamond-cut chamfer. DSstyles has a different approach: cover the whole thing in Swarovski crystals. According to the official product certificate that comes with this case, it contains a total of 1,306 of the cut-glass crystals, and the design is eye-catching to say the least.