Apple has a very generous return and repair policy on its devices. It turns out it's so generous it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to exploit it to make some illicit profit. Take the story of one Edward Hornsey, an enterprising young man of 24 years. He figured out how to make more than US$42,000, but he didn't figure out how to do it without getting caught.
There has been much discussion about why the iPad sales are not so stellar compared to the iPhone. It seems we want a new iPhone every year because the technology changes so fast. John Martellaro ponders why that isn't happening with the iPad.
In addition to using the 645 Pro Mk III camera app he told you about last week for most of his photos, Dr. Mac also uses a handful of third-party accessories to help him take better pictures and videos with his iPhone. Check out his inexpensive yet effective toolkit in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves (Episode 122).
Apple's next iteration of the iPhone—expected to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus—will feature Force Touch, a technology first introduced on the company's new MacBook and the Apple Watch. The prediction comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who also said Apple would release a rose-gold color for the iPhone.
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Bryan Chaffin likes most of these predictions. Force Touch is a natural fit for iPhone, but a rose gold iPhone is less certain.
Want to earn a million Gold in Game of War without spending real world money? Here's how you can do it just by using Troop Training Events, and it's all legitimate.
PhoneClean is a Mac app that lets you clean your iPhone. It can delete private text messages, find and remove hidden temporary and cache files, get rid of useless app crash logs and system notifications, and a lot more. It retails for $39.99, but you can get it through our deal for just $9.99. Check out the deal page for more information.
For those customers who have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and a corresponding olloclip lens kit, it can be annoying to remove the iPhone's case of choice and attach the lenses. olloclip has solved that problem by introducing a very nice iPhone 6/6 Plus case of its own that needn't be removed. Plus, it's a very nice case in its own right.
Apple's iPhone has fared less well in Europe than in other markets, but that appears to be changing, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The research firm published a report claiming that users switching from Android to iPhone are driving growth for Apple in Europe's five largest economies: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
The Ring video doorbell is a nifty device that allows you to see who's ringing your doorbell. They press the button, and it streams a video straight to your iPhone. In addition to the security conscious, it's a handy device for people with homes that make it hard to hear your physical doorbell. In addition to the one-way video, the device allows two way communication from your iPhone to the doorbell. Through our deal, you can get the Ring for $199, a 13 percent discount.
Amazon has instituted a new service called PrimeNow that is available in some parts of the country. Austin, Texas being one of them. PrimeNow allows you to order products for delivery within the hour or in selected time slots. It was a bit rough setting it up, but the results were surprisingly good.
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