Posts by Griffin Koupal

Skype gets removed from App Store as company prepares 5.0 update

If you’ve been searching the App Store recently for the popular video chat app Skype, you may have noticed that the service is strangely absent from the iOS App Store. However, not to worry because the company has pulled its app for a good reason: it’s preparing the new 5.0 app which includes a complete redesign and some new features as well. Below is…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Spotlight

One of the main features that seemed to get pushed aside during the iOS 7 revamp was Spotlight, the universal search feature that was available on iOS. Through iOS 6, the feature had its very own spot reserved as a homepage to the left of the main home apps page, but with iOS 7, the feature was reduced to a simple search bar that was available by…

Griffin’s iOS 8 first impressions

I feel like I should start this post off with a quick background/disclaimer. For the last few weeks, I have been seriously considering switching from my iPhone 5 to an HTC One M8. The One has build quality that can only be compared to the iPhone, but the software on Android just seemed to offer features that had yet to be seen on iOS. However, after the…

Is this the back panel of the iPhone 6?

As far as iPhone rumors go, it seems as if the iPhone 6 rumor mill is catching fire recently, as we have seen leaks of almost every single major hardware component of the rumored next generation iPhone. Today, a new image has surfaced that allegedly shows the back panel of the iPhone 6 covered in a green protective film. The back panel in the image…

Could Beats acquisition mean more cross-platform apps from Apple?

While Apple is certainly known for its inability to play nice with other operating systems in the mobile world, there could be a shake up in that statement coming soon. With today’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, it means that Apple now has an Android app in the form of Beats Music. Now most will dismiss this as a small and minor fact in the grand scheme…

Apple still wants Beats to help with transition to streaming

The potential acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple was all the talk last week. The potential $3.2 billion buy-out was huge news, but there was unfortunately no official or new information coming from either party since the original news surfaced. However, a new report has surfaced today, which claims that a large part behind the acquisition of…

Apple can do so much more with Siri

Ever since Apple launched Siri with the iPhone 4s, I’ve been one of the naysayers of the technology, claiming that it’s a gimmick, and I still believe that Siri isn’t very functional. Sure, I do appreciate being able to quickly set an alarm, or send a text while I’m doing something else, but I still think the technology is a little gimmicky. And while I…

Detailed iPhone 6 dummy units shown off in new pictures

Well if the rumors hold true, the iPhone 6 will be similar to the iPhone 5 in the way that nothing will be a surprise during the announcement. Before the launch of the iPhone 5, we basically knew exactly what the device would look like, as images, dummy units, and other leaks had been trickling out for months before the official announcement….