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Apple Considering Switch From Intel Chips in Future Macs

November 28, 2012 | 1 Anybody remember the uproar back in 2005 when Apple decided to change to Intel Processors from PowerPC Chips? This came as a result of a number of problems with this chip, including power consumption issues. Well it looks like Apple is set to change again, although this time they won’t be going for a pre-existing chip, instead they will be developing one of their own. This comes after last year when rumours were abound that they were planning on switching from Intel to ARM processors in their future Read more [...]

Tips and Tricks for Using Siri

November 14, 2012 | 5 As our world enters a cyberpunk reality, certain aspects of life that were once stereotypical cliches are slowly developing into facets of day-to-day existence. One emerging example of this trend is the rising popularity of voice-activated features on mobile devices, most notably Siri, the option installed standard on all new iPhones. She is capable of doing numerous services for the user, though can get hung up on technical issues from time to time. Still, with the recent release of iOS 6, she is Read more [...]

Access International Keyboards Quickly

November 11, 2012 | Did you know you can access all of your international keyboards with a single tap and hold? Just tap and hold on the international keyboard switcher next to your spacebar and a quick select menu will pop up to select which keyboard you would like to switch to. It's that easy!   Read more [...]

iPhone 5 – Thinness

November 10, 2012 | We all like our digital devices to be thin, lightweight, and easy to handle. In fact, we have been conditioned to believe that a thinner product is actually an indicator of progress. We tend to assume that since a product is thinner, the company has obviously made advances in technology that allowed them to bring us cutting edge technology using more compact hardware. This assumption is not always the case. In many instances, it really is the age old struggle of form versus function. As the playing Read more [...]

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to ‘More’ Customers

November 8, 2012 | AT&T announced today that it is planning to allow any customer "with an LTE device" on a "tiered data plan" to use iOS 6's FaceTime over Cellular feature. Previously, only customers with a Mobile Share plan could use the feature. AT&T today announced it will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan. AT&T will also continue to offer FaceTime over Cellular to customers with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, as well Read more [...]

Turn Off iOS Auto-Correct

November 6, 2012 | The Auto-Correct feature on an Apple iPhone will automatically correct any perceived spelling errors that the device recognizes as you type. While this feature can be great for some, it can also lead to hilarious and even embarrassing word choices if you’re not careful. To prevent Auto-Correct-induced mistakes from happening, you can simply disable the feature at any time by taking a quick trip through your iPhone’s “Settings” application. While this won’t improve your spelling, it will Read more [...]

iOS New Do Not Disturb Feature

November 5, 2012 | One of the best new features in Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system is designed for people who do a lot of communication on their devices. “Do Not Disturb” mode is designed to stop notifications of any time for the duration that the mode is enabled. It will prevent not just phone calls and text messages, but e-mails, Facebook notifications and Twitter alerts as well. Using “Do Not Disturb” mode on your iOS 6 devices is easy – you just have to know how to properly turn the feature on. Step Read more [...]

Words with Friends Tips

November 5, 2012 | 2 “Words with Friends” is a popular word game that is played on devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad as well as on the online social network Facebook. The game operates identically to the classic board game “Scrabble.” Players use randomly assigned letters to create words, which their opponents then try to build additional words off of in order to score more points. By keeping just a few things in mind the next time you start up “Words with Friends” you can make sure that you end Read more [...]

Cosmonaut Stylus by Studio Neat

November 2, 2012 | The great thing about capacitative touch screens is that no stylus is required. But if you’re using an application that involves writing or drawing, sometimes your fingers aren’t the best tools for the job. If you use such applications on a regular basis, you’ll want to invest in a good stylus. The Cosmonaut by Studio Neat isn’t your average stylus. Most styli look and feel like an ink pen, but this one more closely resembles one of those fat crayons we used in kindergarten. Combined with Read more [...]

How to Remove Stock iOS Applications without Jailbreaking

October 25, 2012 | The majority of the stock applications on iPhones and iPads are incredibly handy. However, I am willing to wager that there are many that you wouldn’t even touch with a large pole. Be honest, when was the last time you ever opened up the Stocks Application, Voice Memos Application and the Weather Application. I am sure that if you have opened them up recently, it was most likely an accident. Sadly though, these applications stay on the screen, even if you don’t use them, and this is of course Read more [...]