SmartPlane, an RC Plane You Control with Your iPhone: $59.99

5:37 PM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

SmartPlane, an RC Plane You Control with Your iPhone: $59.99

Finally, an RC plane you control with your iPhone. Actually, you can use an iPod touch, iPad, and some Android devices, too, but you get my point. It's called the SmartPlane, and it will fly for 30 minutes on a single charge. There's more information on SmartPlane and a video giving you a look at how it works. Through our deal, it's $59.99. Have fun!

iOS 8: Changing the Contacts in the App Switcher

8:45 AM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

Today, Melissa Holt is going to tell us how to change up which contacts appear when we double-click the Home button on an iPhone running iOS 8. Wanna see folks you've recently contacted? Would you prefer your favorite people to show up there? Come read this Quick Tip, and you'll be getting in touch with your friends and family even more efficiently.

iOS 8: View Siri’s Identified Songs History

2:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

Today we're going to cover how to ask Siri what music is playing, and then we'll show you where to find the history of what you've previously identified. No more will you have to try to remember that funky-cool song from three days ago, because your iPhone can tell you what it was! Melissa Holt is going to go over it all in this Quick Tip.

iOS 8 Adoption Nears 70 Percent, Still Trails iOS 7’s Pace

11:00 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · · iPhone

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Apple this week updated its App Store Distribution report, revealing that iOS 8 adoption among current Apple devices has continued to grow, reaching 68 percent as of January 5. That’s an 8 percent increase from the last update, but still well behind the pace set by iOS 7 during its first three months in 2013.

Apple’s Share of New Smartphone Sales Grew Worldwide Through November 2014

9:55 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · · iPhone

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Apple’s worldwide share of smartphone sales surged in most countries for the three months ending November 2014, compared to a year earlier, according to data released Wednesday from research firm Kantar Worldpanel. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus helped Apple grow its share of smartphone sales in every country measured except for Japan.

Apple’s New Patent Reveals Foldable, Bendable iPhone Tech

2:20 PM, Jan. 6th, 2015 · · iPhone

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Apple this week was awarded a patent for design ideas that could lead to a future bendable, flexible, and foldable iPhone. By combining existing manufacturing techniques in new ways, Apple describes how such a device could not only prove to be more durable than current smartphones, but also more functional.

The August Smart Lock for Doors: Convenient and Cool

4:30 PM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · · iPhone

If you haven't heard of the August Smart Lock, here's the scoop—it's a Bluetooth device that unlocks your door when you approach with your iPhone and relocks it a set number of minutes after you come home. It also lets you issue temporary electronic keys, so you can allow the cleaning lady in for a couple of hours and receive a notification when she leaves. Come on in for the whole review of this spiffy little gadget!