iOS

Amazon Smartphone Rumors Now Include Photos

2:20 PM, Apr. 15th, 2014 · · iOS

Amazon. Phone.

Last week we had reports of Amazon building a smartphone, this week we have more details and pictures, including notable features such as a 4.7” screen, 720p resolution, and six cameras. Yes, six.

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Amazon's smartphone sounds more legit all the time, but it's noteworthy feature of 3-D opens up a lot of questions.

Aftermarket CarPlay Systems Available Later This Year from Alpine

12:38 PM, Apr. 14th, 2014 · · iOS

CarPlay

Alpine is scheduled to ship an aftermarket car system that includes Apple's CarPlay integration. Plans are to release the system this fall for US$500-700, making CarPlay an option for those who aren't in the market for a new car.

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This is fantastic news. When Apple showed CarPlay off at the Geneva Motor Show in March, one of the first questions many people had was whether or not this would be an aftermarket feature or something only available to new cars. Now we know.

Amazon Has A Smartphone Coming, Say People Who Have Seen It

8:20 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · iOS

Amazon Smartphone

Amazon has a smartphone in the works. We've heard this before, but now we're hearing about it from people who say they have seen it in real life and then told The Wall Street Journal about it.

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Amazon's had a busy year in the hardware market. Is a phone really the best move for them though?

iOS Nap Time: Playing Music to Fall Asleep

10:53 AM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · iOS

If you want to listen to music on your iPhone while you fall asleep, you don't need to remember to shut it off or download third-party apps to handle that for you. Turns out the iPhone can handle that task all on its own, and it's easy to set up.

iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Google Updates Gmail with More User Snooping

7:20 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

Yeah...this.

Like a lot of Google moves, this sounds fine at first, but after a little consideration it turns out to only be in Google's best interests. Please fetch me my fainting couch.

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Really? "Don't be evil" strikes again?