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iPhone 6 could feature larger capacity 2100 mAh battery

Last month, we saw photos of a purported iPhone 6 battery with a capacity of 1810 mAh, shown above, representing a slight improvement over the battery capacity of the current iPhone 5s. A new claim from a Chinese source, via GforGames, suggests that the batter previous pictured was a ‘test unit’ and that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a larger 2100 mAh…

Apple and Samsung to drop patent lawsuits outside US

Apple and Samsung have agreed to end all patent lawsuits outside the US, reports Bloomberg. The decision comes after three years of litigation. Legal actions between the two companies will come to an end in countries including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan and Australia In a joint statement, the two…

Pebble releases limited edition brightly-colored smartwatch

Today Pebble announced three new limited edition smart watches. The new smartwatches look like the original Pebble with exception to their neon colors, and they house the same internals as the original as well. In Fly Blue, Fresh Green, and Hot Pink, these watches seem fit for a young summer crowd. Although the Pebble has been around for some time…

iPhone 6 event to take place on September 9?

According to the ever-reliable John Paczkowski at Re/code, Apple’s next big media event is scheduled for September 9th. Given the past trend of iPhone launches, it’s safe to assume this will be the event in which Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 (or whatever it ends up being called). “Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, Sept. 9 — a…

US Apple Stores now replacing iPhone 5s screens on-site

Apple has now started rolling out an iPhone 5s screen replacement service in some of its stores in the U.S. The aim here, of course, is to offer a cheaper alternative to customers with damaged screens who previously would have needed to pay to replace the phone or have sent it out to Apple’s servicing and replacement center. A process which could take a…

What’s new in iOS 8 beta 5

Sticking to a two week schedule, Apple has released iOS 8 beta 5. The releases continually become smoother, and more bugs have been ironed out. Here are the notable changes from the latest update. Keyboard Predictive typing can now be entirely disabled. A long press on the emoji icon prompts a menu with a “Predictive” switch. When suggestions are…

JBL Reflect BT earbuds: A big fish in a growing pond [review]

I like to listen to music and podcasts while I exercise, but I don’t like when a headphone cable gets tangled and distracts from what I’m trying to do. For this reason, I began my quest for the perfect Bluetooth earbuds. My main requirements were good wireless range, secure fit, and passable sound quality. I quickly realized that the market isn’t…

iPad Air 2 rear shell leaked, no major changes shown

We’re pretty used to Apple’s release cycles by now. With iOS devices we don’t expect brand new designs every year. In most cases, we get a new look once every two years. Sometimes three. And the latest leak seemingly confirms the pattern is still in full force. Chinese social network Weibo has leaked an image of what is purported to be the next iPad…

iOS 8 beta 5 available now to registered developers

2 weeks following the release of beta 4, Apple has today seeded the 5th beta of iOS 8 to registered developers. As with all beta releases, we can expect to see bug fixes and a few minor UI changes. If you’re a developer, you can update now by heading to Settings-> General-> Software Update or by downloading the update from Apple’s developer…

Edifier Luna Eclipse speakers – So close to being great [Review]

When it comes to creating audio products, few companies approach the daring design and style of Edifier. The China-based electronics company has some awesome-looking speakers and audio systems. Systems like the sailboat-inspired Spinnaker I checked out a while back. So it comes as no surprise to me when a set of speakers turn up on my doorstep looking…

5 third party alternatives to stock iOS apps

Apple has always been known for the simplicity of its products. Often times when trying to make something as simple as possible, you sacrifice functionality. Since the original iPhone released in 2007, stock iOS apps have been very easy to use. Over the years Apple have packed more and more features into its stock apps, but there’s always room for further…

Apple officially welcomes Beats as acquisition clears

Months after the initial rumors and subsequent confirmation of the acquisition of Beats, Apple has officially welcomed them to the fold. With a special page on their website, Apple welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics, proclaiming the common love that both companies have: music. Apple’s welcome message, which can be found on its own page, is…