Camera apps are plentiful on the App Store, but one that consistently rises above the din of the crowd is Instagram, one of many free options for making your pictures look retro (dare we say “hipster”?) with the touch of a button -- and now, thanks to a new version pushed out on Tuesday, you can now filter your photos before you even take them.
It’s simply amazing how all over the place rumors of Apple’s next handset have become -- what’s news one morning often gets snuffed out later that day with a completely contradictory rumor. Such is the case with the iPhone 5, which may miss its fall debut completely due to production delays.
Recent benchmarks of five smartphone models and two tablets reveal some interesting stats -- while the current iPhone 4 ranks at the bottom when compared to newer Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S 2, Apple’s iPad 2 is the clear winner when it comes to mobile devices.
Next time you drop into your local Lowe’s for some home improvement needs, don’t be surprised if you see the cashier ring you out with the iPhone held in their hand -- the company is adding 42,000 iPhones in an effort to streamline the way they do business and help their customers.
You may notice that this week, we're going with a different kind of approach to The Mac|Life Show. We're ditching the weekly news show and replacing it instead with product reviews and on-camera how-tos. Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions about what you'd like to see us cover. And now, on with the show.
On this week's Mac|Life Show, I play around with two supposedly waterproof iPhone cases from Lifeproof and Pelican. Watch the video to find out if we had to take the iPhone 4 to the Genius Bar (aka, the Apple Hospital).
The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
Hot on the coat tails of yesterday's reveal that Apple's lost yet another iPhone prototype, the two men involved in last year's iPhone 4 prototype scandal have both pled not guilty.
Brian Hogan and Robert Sage Wallower both pleaded not guilty to allegedly nabbing the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood City bar last year and then selling it for cash to technology blog Gizmodo. CNET reports that both Hogan and Sage entered their pleas before a judge this morning.
With the iPhone 5, 4GS, 4S, or whatever they’re calling it now rumored to come out in a few months, you may be looking to sell your current iPhone 4 or older model iPhone in order to upgrade when the next-gen iPhone comes out. We’ll help you find the best place to sell your iPhone and get the most cash for it.
The rumor mill is abuzz with iPhone fodder this week, but it’s not all about the iPhone 5 as you might expect. Reuters is claiming that a cheaper 8GB model of the iPhone 4 will be arriving in late September in an effort for Apple to capture the hearts and minds of the more thrift-conscious among us.