Tag Archives: Apple

Apple’s USB power adapter takeback program extends to UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany

Apple has extended its “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” to a few more countries it would seem, according to the update to its site. If you’ll recall, the program began earlier this month and was available in the US and China, but now has extended to a few other countries. The countries added include: UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. The…

Keep your iPhone charged away from the mains this summer with Powermonkey’s solar powered Explorer [Review]

Summer is here in full force now, and with vacations or days away camping, surfing and living life outdoors happening, it can be tough to get enough time near a mains socket. What that means is you need some way of keeping your iPhone or iPad charged while you’re away. Since not everyone has a camper van or Winnabago with readily-available electricity,…

iPhone 5 coming to Cincinnati Bell August 16

Ohio based regional carrier Cincinnati Bell has announced that it will carry the iPhone 5 from August 16. This will be the first time that the iPhone has been available on Cincinnati Bell, however the carrier faces a dilemma over the pricing of the phone. In any carrier deal, Apple determines the number of iPhone’s that a carrier must buy, which means…

Skype for iOS gets HD video calls

Skype has updated its iOS apps to allow support for HD video calling. The update allows users to make HD quality video calls, alongside a bunch of more general improvements to call quality and stability. I’ve never found Skype’s connectivity or quality to be particularly consistent, so its awesome to see Skype making steps to improve that. Sadly,…

iPad 5 to use same thin touch sensors as iPad mini

By now, I’m sure you’re all aware that Apple’s next iPad is virtually confirmed to be a larger version of the iPad mini, but equipped with the same 9.7-inch Retina display currently in the 4th generation iPad. At least, that’s what any industry watcher and tech blogger is expecting. But that won’t come without overcoming some obstacles. In order to…

iPhone 5S to feature fingerprint-sensing, convex sapphire home button?

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (an analyst with a supposedly reliable track record) reports that Apple is currently planning on releasing the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint-reading home button. And, that instead of being plastic and concave, it’ll be convex and covered with the same sapphire crystal glass used on the iPhone 5’s camera lens. Kuo’s note…

Leaked iPhone 5S parts show space for dual-LED flash [photo]

Apple’s iPhone 5S launch is seemingly inevitable. A recent report states that we’ll see the new phone unveiled at an event on September 10th, while leaked images in the past all point towards the device featuring the same design and look as the iPhone 5. This – of course – means that we’re all expecting Apple to launch a device with boosted internal…

Rumor: Next iPhones to be named ‘iPhone 5S’ and ‘iPhone 5C’

Over the past few months we’ve been referring to Apple’s next generation iPhone as ‘iPhone 5S’ purely from looking at a historical pattern of releases, the sequence just fit. And, with leaked packaging for Apple’s budget iPhone showing the ‘5C’ moniker, we’ve had that name being used presumptuously too. Today, Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, reports…