iPhone

Jan 23, 2015 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Apple_carplay_partners

31 car companies and counting. Apple is closing in on adding every major, or exotic, car manufacturer on the planet to their CarPlay solution. Third party makers such as Alpine and Pioneer are also making aftermarket CarPlay receivers. Kenwood said only months ago it really did not need CarPlay, but in early January at the Detroit Auto Show, Kenwood announced its forthcoming CarPlay decks, as did JVC. The four major aftermarket deck manufactures are now building for CarPlay. 

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Jan 14, 2015 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Apple_patent_gopro_kodak

What is in an Apple patent? Usually, not much. Apple applies for hundreds of patents for all sorts of unusual and strange technologies, but Monday the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent that could change the way we view the world – literally. But is the patent a rehash of something old, or does Apple really want this Kodak goodness for a future device?

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Jan 5, 2015 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Gavel-court-lawsuit-apple

It seems that every week there is a new lawsuit against Apple. With such a large treasure chest, Apple is a target rich environment for ambulance chasers trying to make a quick buck. However, a lawsuit filed last week in California court may indeed have some merit.

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Dec 31, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iPhone

iPhone cases, iPhone 6 cases

So you got a new iPhone 6 or 6+ for Christmas. Now the next thing you need to do is to get a case for it. If you are anything like me, wandering around with your iPhone without a case is like betting against the House in Vegas — eventually the House always wins. And with my iPhone, eventually gravity always wins... I will drop it or it will fall to the ground. Whether my fault or not, the fact is gravity will eventually find a way to bring my iPhone to the ground one way or another.

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Dec 24, 2014 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Two_iphonesDigiTimes is at it again, claiming a new iPhone 6 is in the works, according to their “upstream supply chain” contacts. We have bashed on DigiTimes before, as they make an easy target. The Asian tech publication has spewed forth so many “upstream supply chain” nonsense, they should take up the tag line: “Believe us, because even a broken clock is right twice a day.”

Their latest rumor is that an iPhone 6 mini is in the works, and while this might seem like a crazy rumor, ironically, it might have some merit. Here is a look at how an iPhone mini might work for Apple:

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Dec 22, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Apple-2014-year-in-reviewSometimes we get spoiled. We seldom stop to reflect on what has happened, always wanting more of something we don't yet have. Tis one of the pitfalls of capitalism coupled with our natural, insatiable tendency for something more. The fix for this problem is gratitude — being thankful for what we do have and have been given.

In the realm of Apple, this plays out in our desire for the “next best thing” instead of looking around us and being amazed at all the things Apple has done, just in 2014. Here are a few highlights to reflect upon from Apple in 2014.

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Dec 19, 2014 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Nexus_6-lollipop

You may – or may not – have heard about Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 5.0 Lollipop. If you are one of the rare birds who has actually used Lollipop you may have experienced a few problems, mainly in the area of the OS containing some major screw-ups. The issues are so bad that the few devices that ship, or can support Lollipop, are almost unusable. Think iOS 8.0.1 with more problems and you are on the right track.

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Dec 15, 2014 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist for Apple in the mid-80’s, was interviewed on Bloomberg Surveillance today. And while Kawasaki has insight on where Apple once was, his ideas of Apple are now clearly from the outside looking in. Guy Kawasaki’s belief that Apple is a luxury brand is simply wrong.

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Dec 11, 2014 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPhone

12_days_of_christmasAs Christmas rapidly approaches, there are many friends or family members pining for some Apple goodness in their lives. Time is limited, so hopefully the list below will help you with some ideas that are within your budget. NOTE: Our links take you directly to the product we have in mind.

 

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Dec 10, 2014 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iPhone

Iphone_6_plus_landscape

One of the distinguishing features of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus is that if the device is turned sideways, the “desktop” will also rotate into landscape mode. While this has been around since day one with iPads, iPhones have only received this feature with iOS 8 — and only on the iPhone 6 Plus.

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