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There are a lot of companies that want to sell movies on demand. Recently, John Martellaro realized that he and his wife, without fail, always select the Apple TV to watch the latest available movies. John explains why.
We tend to think of using FaceTime for a face-to-face video and audio call to a smiling face. But did you know that iOS 7 introduces the ability to make audio calls only? Here's how to do it.
Product lines tend to expand as the technology evolves. The user base grows to include people with new needs. Competition heats up. And so it's only logical that Apple would introduce, after this long hiatus in iPads, a model with a larger display than 9.7-inches. John Martellaro explains.
You're on a cruise liner that's lost power and your iPhone battery is dead. Or you're without power in your home after a natural disaster, your iPhone battery is depleted, but there is local cell service. This calls for an iPhone case that can charge your battery manually with hand power. Just squeeze the handle repeatedly. That's exactly how the Mipwr Dynamo will work if the Kickstarter campaign is a go. You'll get 30 seconds of talk/text for 1 minute of pumping. The unit will also will include an emergency 400 mAh battery. For iPhone 5/5s.
For some users, there's a new, odd looking bar at the top of the iOS 7 Lock Screen. What is that exactly?
Amazon has updated its duo of Kindle Fire tabets, the 7-inch HD and the 8.9-inch HDX. Notable are increased screen resolution, much faster processors and the "Mayday button" that launches access to an Amazon expert who can co-pilot the user through difficulties.
Everyone knows what FaceTime is for: face to face communication. But what happens when you put an iPhone behind the eyepiece of an astronomical telescope and make a FaceTime call? Delightful, remote viewing of the moon and planets.
The introduction of automatic app updates in iOS 7 is terrific. But there may be times when you don't want that to happen. Here's an explanation of when you might want to turn it off and how to do it.
It's difficult to look at just the proposed features of a new smartphone like Apple's iPhone 5s, announced on September 10, and make an accurate assessment of its prospects in the marketplace. Instead of analyzing features, we should look at technical currents.
Apple has released version 6.0 of its Apple TV software for 2nd and 3rd generation models. The update includes support for iTunes Radio, AirPlay from the Cloud and more.