When Apple announced that the iPhone 5S was going to come with the ability to capture slow-motion video, I was excited. Slowing down films of my kids has always been something I enjoyed doing, but I had to use various third-party apps or import the clips into iMovie in order to accomplish it. Now, with the iPhone 5S I have a native option to capture, edit and share slo-mo videos. And if you're lucky enough to have found a 5S in stock somewhere, you have the ability to create slo-mo videos with you at all times. Check out these five fun clips … Read more
If you're one of those paranoid types who worries that the iPhone 5S and its new fingerprint sensor could lead to a rash of finger amputations by would-be thieves, the below videos could offer some comfort -- or lead to even gorier nightmares.
According to Japan's Rocket News, it appears to be possible to register other uniquely "printed" parts of your body on your iPhone 5S and use them to unlock the phone. In this first demonstration, the phone is successfully unlocked with a man's nipple. He then passes the device on to his friend, and the iPhone fails to recognize his buddy's bosom. … Read more
On the heels of announcing more than 9 million new iPhones sold, Apple has told Wall Street to expect better results for its current financial quarter.
Apple now says it plans to come in "near" the higher end of a quarterly sales estimate it offered back in July. The mention was included in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.
"Apple expects total company revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter to be near the high end of the previously provided range of $34 billion to $37 billion, and expects gross margin to be … Read more
The iPhone 5S is more than three times as popular as the 5C, at least according to data published Monday by Localytics.
Following their launch on Friday, the two new iPhones combined now account for 1.36 percent of all activated iPhones in the U.S., according to Localytics. The 5S scored 1.05 percent of those activations, leaving the 5C with just 0.31 percent. The means the 5S is already surpassing its lower-cost counterpart by a factor of 3.4.
Among the major U.S. carriers, AT&T's activation rates for the two new phones have … Read more
Apple fanboys and Samsung believers aren't going to like this: Google's Moto X has been crowned the king of durability.
The latest "breakability" score by protection plan company SquareTrade claims Moto X is the best surviving smartphone when it comes to drops, slides, and water dunks. Coming in second place is Apple's iPhone 5S, then Apple's iPhone 5C, and lastly Samsung's Galaxy S4. SquareTrade only tested these four smartphones, so its unclear how other brands and models would rate.
Every year SquareTrade tests the durability of new smartphones to see how they fair … Read more
Similar to many modern cameras and Android smartphones, Apple's iPhone 5S can shoot crisp 120fps (frames per second) slow-motion video. As the iPhone 5S reached the masses this weekend, many examples of this keen slow-motion video feature popped up on the Internet. Don't miss these five clips showing 120fps video in action.… Read more
The simple act of enabling Bluetooth, or disabling Wi-Fi on an iOS device has never been truly simple. The process required way too many taps to navigate to a switch buried deep within the Settings app.
With iOS 7 the process to control things such as Wi-Fi, orientation lock, music, brightness, airplane mode, and Do Not Disturb has been streamlined into a convenient panel. Selecting any of the respective buttons for a service at the top of the panel, such as Bluetooth, will toggle the status of said service.
In addition to quick access to the controls mentioned above, you'… Read more
Can you imagine Steve Wozniak with a bright blue iPhone?
Somehow, I can. Somehow, he can't.
Indeed, in an interview with WiredUK, the Apple co-founder poured rather lukewarm water over the fire of Apple's latest excitable launch.
While admitting that the joy with Apple products truly comes when you hold them up close and stroke them lovingly, he also mused: "Nothing grabbed my attention like a lot of Apple products."
When it comes to the iPhone 5C, nothing grabbed any part of him at all.
"I'm not turned on by the 5C," he … Read more
As you watched the hordes line up to buy the new iPhones -- or merely to be photographed standing in line -- one question might have been playing on your mind: how many of these people are currently in the House of Representatives?
This has been bothering me since Friday.
The House hasn't exactly been a hive of action recently, so I can imagine that the politicos had plenty of time, should they be Apple fanpersons.
Now NBC's David Gregory has revealed what a den of Apple enthusiasm the House of Representatives truly is.
Some 58 percent of … Read more
A day after the iPhone 5S hit the streets, a group of hackers in Germany said they have bypassed the biometric security on Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor by using "easy everyday means."
The Chaos Computer Club announced late Saturday that it defeated the security system by photographing an iPhone user's fingerprint from a glass surface and using that captured image to verify the user's login credentials. The Touch ID sensor, which resides under the home button of the iPhone 5S, can replace the four-digit passcode to unlock the handset and authorize iTunes Store … Read more