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5 Tips to Extend Apple iPhone Battery Life

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If you’ve become frustrated by your iPhone’s battery capacity, you aren’t alone. The more functionality and apps the device uses, the more power it consumes, and the amount of time the device will operate before it requires a charge may be severely limited.
For most users, what really drains the battery are some small, power hungry features that they may not even know exist and could, for the most part, do …

Apple Debuts New Operating Systems

Apple Debuts New Operating Systems

Apple unveiled its new desktop and mobile operating systems, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Both systems improve on concepts introduced in previous incarnations, but also introduce a variety of new apps and features.
iOS 8 features the Photos app and the iCloud Photo Library, which gives users access to photos and videos across a range of devices, as well as smart editing tools that automatically update edits on all enabled …

Virgin Atlantic to Trial Apple iBeacon Technology at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic to Trial Apple iBeacon Technology at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced it is piloting a test of Apple’s iBeacon technology at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.
The technology uses a beacon, developed by start-up Estimote, to send messages to users of iOS devices via Bluetooth when they are within range.  One example cited by the airline is a passenger who would receive an offer for a 0% conversion fee as he passes by a currency exchange booth.  Another could …

LoungeBuddy Releases App on Android Platform

LoungeBuddy Releases App on Android Platform

LoungeBuddy, a travel app that locates and recommends airline lounges at specific airports based on user-defined criteria, announced the release of an Android version.  Previously, the app was only available for Apple’s iOS platform.
The eponymously-named app, using a user-created profile including flight class of service, lounge memberships, airline status, and credit cards held, will create a custom list of lounges available at an airport accessible both for free (based on …

Apple CarPlay – Review and Road Test

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GENEVA — The idea of “infotainment” in a car is a relatively new concept and its origins can be traced back to the granddaddy of such systems, BMW’s iDrive, which was introduced in the 7 Series in 2001.
Before that, cars had a radio, perhaps a navigation system, and sometimes a built-in car phone but there was no platform supporting the various functions.
Today, there is so much technology in cars that …

Apple Brings iOS to Cars with CarPlay

Apple Brings iOS to Cars with CarPlay

Apple announced CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show on Monday. Carplay is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
By connecting an iPhone to the vehicle’s display via a USB cable, drivers can natively access Apple’s maps for navigation, music apps, and make calls or send messages.  Drivers can also access Siri via a voice control button on the steering wheel to control iPhones …

Apple iPhone 5s Two-Month Review and Test Drive

Apple iPhone 5s Two-Month Review and Test Drive

Apple’s newest flagship smartphone, the 5s, is going to be turning two very soon; two months that is.  Introduced at the same time as the 5c, essentially the existing 5 with colorful new case options, Apple sold nine million in the first three days the phones were on sale.  Apple simultaneously introduced a completely redesigned mobile operating system, iOS 7, and reported over 200 million downloads of the OS in …