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Here's a GIF of the iPhone's evolution from 2G to 6 Plus

When you gaze upon the iPhone 6 the machine that lays in front of you barely resembles its great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, the 2G. That difference becomes readily apparent when you see this GIF showcasing the iPhone's evolution over the years. By animating the changes between...

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Get ahead of the curve with Cheating Tom

Cheating Tom is a platform game where you select an avatar - either Tom or Tammy - and the goal is to graduate each level of grade school without ever learning anything or opening a book yourself. The avatar must get out of their seat and copy off of other students' papers without getting...

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Dead Giveaway finishes dead last

With the Halloween season rapidly approaching, a game featuring zombies just might be seasonally apropos. Dead Giveaway is a free game (with in-app purchases) for iOS 6 or later, universally available but optimized for iPhone 5. Initially, I didn't think the game would be something I'd like,...

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Four days with the iPhone 6

My colleague Steve Sande gave a nice account of his first few days with his iPhone 6 Plus, so I thought I'd share my reactions to the iPhone 6. This isn't a technical review. We've already had some deep dives into the camera and other hardware improvements. This is one reviewers' impression after...

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Apple opens the door to its secret iPhone testing facility

Photo Credit: The Verge If there's a benefit to media uproars similar to what we're seeing now with the whole "bent iPhones" saga, it's that Apple is forced to lift up their curtains of secrecy ever so slightly. Earlier today, Apple addressed "bendgate" and said that they've only received 9...

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2

Well, there you go. I'm installing it on my iPhone 6 right now and will report back. Update: Everything seems to be in order! Now we can go back to complaining about physics. Apple has apologized for the inconvenience 8.0.1 caused....

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WeatherPro adds widgets and more for iOS

WeatherPro has always been a top-flight weather app, and the latest iOS update adds some nice features like widgets, worldwide webcams and customizable info. The US$1.99 app comes from the MeteoGroup in Germany, but I find their U.S. coverage excellent and detailed. The forecasts have been solid...

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Bestie simplifies shopping with a Pinterest-esque approach

Bestie is a shopping app that provides a Pinterest-esque approach to shopping and sharing. Bestie is a free app, which requires iOS 6 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and is optimized for iPhone 5. At its heart is the concept of curated collection of goods. You can use...

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Welcome to our planet, where things are not indestructible

First of all: Welcome to the planet. We have many things here, but only a few of them are indestructible. Our human brains have figured out clever ways to modify even our most durable natural mineral -- diamond -- but not how to make every product completely unbreakable. In fact, most of our...

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Indie music video uses fourteen different Apple devices in cleverly choreographed animation

Ukrainian indie band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created a clever music video that uses fourteen different Apple screens to tell the story of their latest song, Knock Knock. Featured as a Vimeo staff pick, the video uses MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and even an iPod nano. Each device used in the...

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DxOMark: "Apple sets gold standard for smartphone image quality"

Another voice has been heard from in the chorus of those praising the cameras built into Apple's newest smartphones. DxO Labs, a French-based software company that maintains a website of technical measurements of lenses and cameras, has given the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 cameras the top ratings...

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The oversized iPhone 6 Plus needs an oversized thumb to match

Did you order an iPhone 6 Plus only to find that the phone was far too big when it finally arrived at your door? I mean seriously, the thing is practically a coffee table. But that's ok, thanks to Japan's Thanko Inc., which has come up with an absolutely genius solution to the phablet problem: A...

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Fuel Burner hovers and lands

Fuel Burner is a free game currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5. The goal of the game is to land all the helicopters in each level on landing pads marked with an "H" and landing on roofs in between to get there. By clicking on the helicopter, you...

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iPhone 6 camera quality compared to all other iPhone models

Size aside, the bevy of camera enhancements Apple has baked into the two iPhone 6 models really make both devices extraordinarily compelling. While there's nothing wrong with admiring the stunning photos made possible by the new iPhone cameras, one can gain an even greater appreciation for how...

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iPhone 6 Plus + cheap folding Bluetooth keyboard = little laptop

I love the combination of small computers and Bluetooth keyboards. Back in the day when I was using a Palm IIIc, I remember using a Stowaway keyboard (non-Bluetooth) to make my device into a really small "laptop". It was great for taking meeting notes and writing stories, even with the primitive...

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