Tweaked Apple Watch Video Shows Smaller Screen, UI Changes [PICS]

October 1st, 2014 10 Comments »

Since the Apple Watch is still a work in progress, Apple is adjusting its marketing materials accordingly. This could be a reasonable explanation for the Apple Watch screen becoming narrower, as noticed by an eagle-eyed reader (via 9to5Mac).
Three weeks ago, Apple introduced the eagerly awaited wearable device, the Apple Watch, and quickly uploaded a video [...]

DoorBot Rebranded To ‘Ring’, Announces New Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

DoorBot, the company that introduced one of the first Wi-Fi connected doorbells that is able to stream live audio and video to your smartphone, has announced its first new product under the company’s new brand, Ring.
In an interview Jamie Siminoff, Ring founder and CEO, said:

“With the Ring doorbell, early on when we were designing it, [...]

Kids Break a Bunch of iPhone 6′s at Apple Store Testing ‘Bendgate’ [VIDEO]

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

Two teens, Kylie and Danny, who decided to put the iPhone 6 ‘bendgate’ controversy to the test, have broken at least four iPhone 6′s in the course of a 4-minute folly, causing over $2,500 worth of criminal damage at an Apple Store (via The Daily Dot). What’s even more stupid is that the two kids uploaded a video of [...]

iPhone 4s Performance Test: iOS 8.0.2 vs iOS 7.1.2 Comparison [VIDEO]

September 27th, 2014 10 Comments »

Shortly after the release of iOS 8, tests shown by Ars Technica noted iPhone 4s users may experience a negative performance impact with the latest version of iOS on their ‘aging’ smartphone.
A new video released by YouTube user kabriolett (via 9to5Mac) today shows a speed test between newly released iOS 8.0.2 versus iOS 7.1.2 on [...]

Consumer Reports: iPhone 6 “Not as Bendy as Believed”; New Uncut 6 Plus Bend Test [VIDEO]

September 27th, 2014 10 Comments »

Consumer Reports‘ scientific testing has concluded Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are much stronger than so called “bend-gate” would lead you to believe, as they used a three-point flexural test with a high precision Instron machine.

Here are their conclusions:
All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The iPhone 6 [...]

Conan O’Brien Jabs the Bent iPhone 6 Plus, Recommends a ‘Raging Phoner’ from Samsung [VIDEO]

September 26th, 2014 10 Comments »

Looks like late night is now taking their jabs at the issue of bent iPhone 6 Plus models. Conan O’Brien and his team have released the following video titled “Apple’s Bent iPhones Have Competition”:

The following bend test by uBreakiFixCo on YouTube puts the iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 3 and iPhone 5 under 100 pounds [...]

Was the iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ Video Faked? Clock Inaccuracies Bring Up Questions

September 25th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple today responded to the overblown issue of ‘bend gate’, citing how only nine customers have contacted the company over their iPhone 6 Plus units.
Now, some analysis by Pocket-Lint brings up questions regarding the authenticity of the video, as the clock appears to show different times throughout the tests:
Notice the video shows the iPhone 6 [...]

Here are 50+ Tips and Tricks to Try with Your New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus [VIDEO]

September 25th, 2014 10 Comments »

If you just picked up an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you’re also new to iOS 8, here are over 50 tips and tricks you can try out, as detailed in a 15 minute video by YouTube channel TechSmartt. This video goes through each tip quickly and with detail, better than other videos [...]

Watch a 55 Pound Safe Dropped on an iPhone 5s in Slow Motion [VIDEO]

September 25th, 2014 10 Comments »

The iPhone 5s is so ‘yesterday’ that WIRED has performed a drop test as part of their Battle Damage series on their YouTube channel. Here we have a 55 pound safe dropped on an iPhone 5s, after undergoing drop tests from a couple various heights:

What’s surprising about this test? The bottom of the safe was [...]

Watch the iPhone 6 Plus Survive a Wingsuit Drop from Over 7,000 Feet [VIDEO]

September 24th, 2014 10 Comments »

YouTube channel RatedRR has released its final iPhone 6 Plus torture test, this time dropping the new phone from a wingsuit flight between the elevation of 7000 to 12,000 feet.
The iPhone 6 Plus was able to be located in a field afterwards via Find My iPhone and despite a cracked screen, was still fully functional.
Check [...]

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