Posts by Griffin Koupal

Lunecase offers LED notifications without additional battery drain

Notifications are an important part of every smartphone. They can truly make or break the experience. If you aren’t notified of incoming texts, emails, or calls, you’re required to be constantly checking your phone (even though, let’s be honest, we all do anyway). However, for the iPhone, to receive notifications, you must have the phone on and be looking…

Rumor claims Apple has begun production on iWatch for fall launch

Rumors about the iWatch have been going strong now for the past year, and it looks like, if this latest rumor is true, the rumors could be getting close to coming to an end. We’ve been hearing rumors about the specs of the device, possible designs, and other rumors for quite some time now, but the latest rumor is claiming that the iWatch is finally in…

Opinion: Stop making ‘thin’ a priority in phone design

Every year when Apple announces its latest iPhone, iPad, or any other device, it will often compare it to the previous generation of that device. Usually, the company will briefly discuss the improvements made to the new generation, such as the spec upgrades in memory, processor, battery, and other aspects that make using the device a much more enjoyable…

Could Apple be working on an iPhone 6 with curved glass?

Apparently curved glass may be the new thing when it comes to building smartphones. LG implemented a very curved LG G Flex device, which honestly looks pretty nifty, if not gimmicky. However, a new report claims that Apple will be one of the next companies to implement a curved glass display on its next iPhone 6 device. The latest rumor surrounding…

Developers notified of WWDC ticket lottery results

For Apple developers, one of the most exciting events of the year is the Worldwide Developers Conference, also known more popularly as WWDC. The event is the annual conference where Apple usually announces the brand new version of iOS (this year, expected to be iOS 8), and sometimes reveals new devices such as a new MacBook Air, or even give us a sneak…

Apple needs to allow me to leave iMessage group messages

iMessage is one of the few reasons that I am hesitant about giving up my iPhone. The service is so convenient, especially as I am often in areas without cell service, and the only way I can message people is through WiFi on iMessage. It’s probably one of my favorite iOS features, and one that I use literally every day (realistically probably hundreds of…

The HTC One (M8) could pull me away from my iPhone

First, I think I should start off this article with a disclaimer. Despite what you may think, since I do write for an Apple-centric website, and I do own an iPhone 5, I would not consider myself an Apple fanboy (although some on Twitter would disagree with this statement). In fact, prior to my iPhone 5, I was an Android user for a few years. However, I…

Apple to announce Q2 earnings Wednesday, April 23rd

We’re getting to that time once again, where we will listen in on Apple’s quarterly earnings call, listen to stats about sales and performance, and hear the cries from investors that “Apple is doomed!” Yes, Apple has announced that their earnings call for the second quarter of 2014 will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd. While the call itself is…

Apple announces TD-LTE enabled iPads for China Mobile

When it was announced late last year that Apple would be partnering with China Mobile to sell the iPhone, it was great news for both companies, as China Mobile would be getting one of the most popular smartphones ever, and Apple would get a chance to sell its device on the largest carrier in the world. However, one issue encountered was that China Mobile’s…