Apple

Oct 232013
 

Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini 2
Today is the day you’ll always remember as the day when Apple launched the iPad Air and the iPad Mini 2! So let’s see what’s cookin’!

The Apple Mini 2 comes with a 7.9″ screen with 4:3 aspect ration, Retina display (1536×2048 pixels at 324ppi pixel density), Apple A7 chipset (same processor as the iPhone 5S), M7 motion co-processor and storage versions between 16GB and 128GB. The iPad Mini 2 features a regular Home button (no TouchID here), is 0.3mm thicker and 23g heavier than the previous Mini version and starts at $399 US.

The iPad Air (not iPad 5) features the same A7 and M7 processors, a 9.7″ IPS screen with Retina display (1536×2048 pixel), four storage versions ranging between 16GB and 128GB and is priced starting with $499 US. The biggest changes comes in the iPad Air‘s design – it lost about 20% in thinness and an whooping 184 grams (the iPad Air only weights 469 grams).

Are you in the market for a tablet? What’s your take on the new Apple iPads? Let’s hear you in the comments …

$399+ | BUY NOW – iPad mini 2
$499+ | BUY NOW – iPad Air
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Oct 232013
 

The Shocking Truth About The iOS7 Design - Check How It Might Have Been Designed

Here’s an interesting thought … Could Apple have used Microsoft Word to design the looks of the iOS7?
While we can (almost) surely say NO, check out this cool vid by Vaclav Krejci who builds all iOS7 design elements in Microsoft Office Word!

It’s hard to believe that Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive, which, by the way, probably has unlimited budget, used Word to finish the iOS7 looks. But still, Vaclav’s vid shows what a clunky word processing program is able of in the capable hands of an experimented user.

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Sep 262013
 

How Corporate Logos Evolve

Corporate logos evolve during time like anything else.
TheLogoCmpany.net did a cool infographic representing some of the most famous logos around and their evolution during the years. Pepsi, Shell, Xerox, BMW, IBM, Can0n, Kodak, Volkswagen, YMCA, Apple, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft Windows logos are covered from the their early years until our days.
If you’re interested in this subject, there’s a cool hardcover on Amazon called Logo Life: Life Histories of 100 Famous Logo that explains the stories behind 100 famous logos and when, how and why they changed during the years.

Check out the Logos Evolution Infographic after the break … and let me know your take on it.

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Sep 112013
 

Apple iPhone 5s Front View

Apple finally released their latest iPhone models – the 5s and the 5c (please note the “s” and “c” model indicatives are in lower case). So, now that the event is consumed, let’s take a quick look at what these new models bring to the market:

iPhone 5s:

  • Apple’s high end iPhone version
  • Available in there tones: gray, gold and silver
  • 64-bit A7 processor – advertised as being the only 64 bit processor on the smartphone market
  • A secondary M7 processor designed to only process user movement and motion information
  • ‘Touch ID” – security validation via a thumbprint sensor located in the Home button
  • 8MP new camera with image stabilization, f/2.2 lens, burst mode, Slow-Motion video recording mode with 120 fps
  • iOS 7
  • Improved battery which promises up to 10 hours of phone conversations OR internet browsing on one charge (I am eager to see the first battery user reviews)
  • “Apple style” US pricing ranges between $199 for the 16GB version and $399 for the 64GB version (with contract) or $649 for the 16GB version and $849 for the 64GB version (without contract)

iPhone 5c:

  • Considered Apple’s low cost model
  • Available in five colors: green, blue, yellow, pink and white
  • A6 processor
  • 4-inch Retina Display
  • 8MP iSight camera
  • iOS 7
  • LTE technology communications
  • US pricing ranges between $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB version (with contract) or $549 for the 16GB version and $649 for the 32GB version (without contract)

Let’s hear you in the comments. What’s your take on Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c? Would you change your existing smartphone for one of the models? Why … or why not?

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Jul 192013
 

iPhone 5 Magnetic Battery Back Cover

Multifunctional smartphone cases are super cool. I especially like cases designed to improve the poor battery life of today’s smartphones – also check the PocketPlug and the Mophie Battery Pack iPhone Case.

Today I’ll show you another cool case that helps you finish your “smartphoning” day like a boss! The iPhone 5 Magnetic Battery Back Cover. The actual case is a simple metallic host built to protect your iPhone. It features easy access to all buttons and ports and also protects the corners of your smartphone. The cool part is the battery pack that attaches magnetically to the case.
The real advantage of this case is that you can use the extended battery (which ads some weight to your iPhone) only when you need the extra juice, and you’re not stuck with a bulky, heavy and thick pack all the time.

While I really like the idea behind this case, I would have liked it to use some kind of wireless battery charging system (like the Duracell Powermat). Not that the lightning cable is too annoying, but just as a preventive measure to protect the connector when you slide and pull your iPhone from your pocket. On the bright side, operating with a Lightning connector means that in battery emergency cases you can use the iPhone 5 Magnetic Battery Back Cover to also power any other Apple gadget featuring the same connector (iPad 4, iPad Mini and all their future products).

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Jul 092013
 

Incase Leather Mod Cases Black, Blue, Brown

iPhone leather cases are great ways to protect your precious smartphone. Not only leather is a resistant material, but it also has a cool look and warm feel, which makes it the favorite material for most Apple accessories manufacturers – also check the Leica iPhone cases, the Hard Graft Sport Case and the iPhone Leather Wallet Case by Pack & Smooch.

The Leather Mod Case from Incase is another cool iPhone leather protective case. The case features a durable, hardshell plastic snap case designed to firmly hold your iPhone. The plastic outer shell is covered with soft foam and genuine leather to provide a better, more secure grip. The Leather Mod Case allows easy access to all ports. is available for iPhone 5 and comes in 3 colors (black, blue and brown).

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Jun 282013
 

Smart Cargo iPad Storage Box

The Smart Cargo iPad Storage Box solves one of the problems many tablet users face – easy organization and transport of small gear needed for the tablet usage (headphones, USB cables, stylus, 30 pin to lightning adapter, etc …).

The Smart Cargo is a small storage case that attaches magnetically to your Apple Smart Cover or Apple Smart Case. It is small enough to not add to much bulk to your iPad, it perfectly fits into the triangle of your rolled-up Smart Cover, it doubles as an iPad grip when transporting your tablet and can also be used as wrist support when typing text on your Apple device.

The product is in project stage at Kickstarter and can be reserved for an early bird price of $15 US.

$15 | BUY NOW
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