Posts by Griffin Koupal

Project Ara could change innovation in the smartphone market

Every year, when new flagship smartphones are announced, the conversation generally turns to just how innovative the device may be for the market. Every new feature that’s announced, such as the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone or new Galaxy S5, is praised as being innovative. However, the use of the word innovative has become so overused that the term is…

Ting, the Sprint powered MVNO, to add iPhone 5 support next week

While Ting made waves last year announcing that it would soon support iPhone models, the news was hampered by the fact that it was supporting iPhone 4 and 4S devices, but not quite yet ready to support the iPhone 5. Much of this stems from Sprint, which doesn’t want to make the newest versions of flagship devices available on smaller carriers such as…

iPad Air takes home award for ‘best mobile tablet’ at MWC

Mobile World Congress is one of the most prominent mobile phone and tablet conventions in the world. Every year the Global Mobile Awards are awarded during Mobile World Congress, and sometimes the awards are given out to companies who, strangely, are not even in attendance at the congress. This year, Apple, a company known for not attending MWC, was…

Apple retail website updated with new flat design

With the introduction of iOS 7 a few months ago, the design for basically every software for Apple has slowly been changed. For example, Apple has been slowly updating its website, and the design of certain pages, to reflect the new flatter operating system and look for the company. While it has been a while since something like this had happened, Apple…

New tweak, Vertex, makes the Control Center even better

You may recall that recently we posted an article about a new iOS 8 concept that featured a new, redesigned approach to the Control Center and multitasking on iOS. The concept allowed users to open the control center, which would also allow the multitasking menu to come up, eliminating the double home button click for multitasking, as well as combining…

Tesla CEO: Acquisition by Apple ‘very unlikely’

Earlier this week, rumors were swirling around the meeting of Tim Cook and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While the actual reason behind the meeting is still unclear, rumors claimed that Apple was looking to acquire the electronic car manufacturer. You may be wondering, ‘why would Apple buy a car company?’ Well, that’s fair, but Apple at one point was said to…

Apple job listings hint at possibility of iTV

Tim Cook has said as recently as last quarter’s earnings call that Apple is expected to enter new product markets in the year 2014. That means that it shouldn’t be long before we see a new product coming out of Cupertino, right? Well, because of Cook’s statements, all the focus recently has been on the much rumored iWatch. While this may be annoying for…

iPhone sales grow in China, even without China Mobile

While reading the title for this article, you may have thought something along the lines of, “well duh, they did just introduce their device on the largest carrier in the world.” Pretty simple, yes. But the jump in iPhone sales in China had, in fact, nothing to do with the news that Apple signed a deal with China Mobile to sell the iPhone. This is…

Clear to slim down to just one app for simplicity

Last year, after the major update to iOS 7, Realmac, maker of the popular Clear app, announced that from that point on, there would be not one, but two apps. They would be Clear (which was the same as the original, non-iOS 7 themed app) and Clear+ (an iOS 7 updated version which users would have to purchase to use). In an effort to stop the…

iPhone Air concept video shows off three new iPhone concepts

Since the iPhone 5s was launched last fall, it’s no surprise to see that rumors and concepts about the next generation of Apple phones are popping up all around the internet. Today, a new video was posted on YouTube that shows off concepts of three different iPhone devices. The iPhones are all part of the new line of devices, named iPhone Air. The…