Posts by Cam Bunton

iOS 8 tip: Adding third-party Today widgets in Notification Center

With iOS 8 came the long-awaited ability to add third-party widgets in to Notification Center. I say long-awaited, because many of us have wanted this ability ever since Notification Center made its very first appearance in iOS 5, back in 2011. Thankfully, making use of it is incredibly simple. All the hard work is done by the developer. The list of…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are in: “It’s a bigger, better iPhone”

Today is the day a select, Apple-approved group of tech publications are allowed to publish their iPhone reviews. And as you’d expect, there’s a lot to get through. But most will sing from the same hymn sheet. What we have here isn’t necessarily a massive evolutionary leap for Apple, but more improving the iPhone in ways that matter, and making it…

Tim Cook interviewed by Charlie Rose, let the Apple TV set rumors begin… Again

If there’s one rumor surrounding Apple that never comes to fruition, it’s the TV set speculation. Or at least, it hasn’t yet. Whenever chiefs from Apple have entertain questions on the possibility of a new Apple-branded TV, there’s one common response: “We’re interested”. But that’s it. No further details. Tech enthusiasts went crazy when Steve Jobs’…

iPhone 6, 6 Plus pre-orders sell in record numbers

    Early this morning, Apple opened up pre-orders for the next generation iPhones. And despite issues getting it off the ground, reports suggest this could be Apple’s biggest ever pre-order weekend. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders have sold in record numbers. In a statement to Re/code, Apple claimed “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6…

SwiftKey for iOS 8 officially announced

Although Apple very much focussed on new hardware last night at its Special Event, the company is about to launch a new version of iOS too. And perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the update is the ability to install custom third-party keyboards. Something our Android touting friends have been able to do for years. SwiftKey, the company…

iPhone 6, 6 plus, Apple Watch or Apple Pay – Which was today’s biggest announcement? [POLL]

Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and Kevin Lynch (plus U2) all got up on stage at the Flint Center this afternoon to announce a whole new selection of Apple products. For the first time since the iPad in 2010, Apple entered a new category: Watches. Interestingly enough, the Apple Watch (note: not iWatch) was never referred to as a ‘smart watch’ which tells you…

iOS 8 Golden Master released to devs

If you’re a developer, or a curious user registered on someone else’s Dev Account, you’ll be pleased to know that the final version of iOS 8 beta has been released. Dubbed the Golden Master, it’s essentially the same software we’re going to see go public next week when the iPhone 6 lands on the market. At time of typing, it’s not available as an…

QiStone+ – The first truly wireless power bank [Review]

A few months back I checked out a Qi-compatible adapter for iPhone. The iQi is a gloriously “hacky” way to make your iPhone 5/5s/5c able to charge wirelessly on a whole range of Qi chargers. But the company’s latest product is perhaps even cooler than that. The QiStone+ is the first portable powerbank that can claim to be completely wireless….