iPhone News

Apple to Face Lawsuit Over iMessages Phone-Switching Issue

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


A federal judge has ruled that Apple will have to face a lawsuit over the iMessage issue where users who left their iPhone in favor of an Android or other device found they could no longer receive messages from their iPhone-using contacts.


Review: myCharge Energy Shot – A Compact Portable Charger for Your iPhone

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


There’s not an iPhone user among us that hasn’t found his device running out of power just when you needed it most. Wouldn’t it be great to have a charger you could keep in your pocket, purse, or backpack that wouldn’t take up much room, but would always be available when you needed a quick charge for your device? Enter the myCharge Energy Shot.


UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury’s New App Aims to Allow You to Skip The Checkout

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is taking its best shot at integrating the physical shopping experience with its customers’ mobile devices with a new app that allows you to create a shopping list, will guide you to the items in the store, and then allow you to pay for your groceries via your smartphone, skipping a visit to the checkout line completely.


Nova Bluetooth Flash Now Available in Apple Stores and Online

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Kickstarter success story Nova – The Bluetooth flash for the iPhone – is now available in the Apple Store, both online and in stores. Nova supplies a wireless flash for your iPhone that helps you capture photos that are more consistent and better lit than those using the iPhone’s built-in flash.


MacTrast Deals: The New Age Smartphone Photo Kit

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Today’s deal would make a perfect gift for the smartphone photography enthusiast on your holiday shopping list. (It’s really not too early to think about that. Really. It’s not.)


How To: Deregister Your Phone Number From iMessage

Posted on 09/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you recently moved from an iPhone over to another device, such as an Android or Windows phone, you may find you can no longer receive SMS text messages from your iPhone-using contacts. Here are two ways to fix the issue.


Text Entry Challenge: iPhone vs. Newton – Who Ya Got?

Posted on 09/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


It’s been almost two decades since Steve Jobs shutdown production on the Newton MessagePad lineup of portable devices. However, that’s no reason not to compare the device’s handwriting to today’s touchscreen keyboard text entry found on the iPhone. Right?


Wallpaper Weekends: Apple Bubbles For the iPhone 6

Posted on 08/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Wallpaper Weekends Apple Bubbles – This weekend, our friends over at SUAPP have shared another set of their beautiful wallpapers with MacTrast readers. Hassan Hareth, the proprietor of the site, reports on tech-related news, and also shares his self-created wallpapers on the site.


Rumor: Apple Stopping Use of TLS NANAD Flash in Its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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BusinessKorea reports that Apple will switch from using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The reported move comes following a number of users complaints that they experienced crashes and boot loops with the high capacity models of both handsets.


Practical & Durable Cases For Your iPhone 6 From Verus

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Rauschnot

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Are you thinking about walking around with a fresh and clean iPhone 6 sans a case? Most of us will, but why? I like keeping my tech as clean as possible and that usually means covering it with something elegant…


U.S. Carriers Report Surge in VoLTE With iPhone 6/6 Plus

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Ever since the introduction of Voice-over-LTE technology in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, U.S. carriers have experienced a big jump in VoLTE calls. VoLTE improves call quality by routing the calls through an LTE network.


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