Apple is considering making a bunch of changes at Beats Music, but shutting down the subscription streaming service isn't one of them.
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Apple is weighing whether to rename Beats Music to bring the service's brand closer to other businesses the company already operates, people with knowledge of the situation told Mashable. The Cupertino company is also considering changing the technology behind the service, adding new features and designs, and adding exclusive music — much like the U2 album that can only be streamed on Beats Music, said the people, who asked not to be named because they aren't authorized to talk about the deliberations. Read more...More about Apple, Business, Advertising, Marketing, and Media
First announced in August, the metal-framed phone (a departure from Samsung's plastic offerings) will be available online and from AT&T retailers beginning on Sept. 26, starting at about $200 with a two-year contract, the company said on Monday.
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The svelte Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-inch HD display, which is the same size as the iPhone 6. The screen is on the smaller side compared to the other Samsung option — the Galaxy S5 clocks in at 5.1 inches — and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It runs on KitKat, the latest Android mobile operating system. Read more...More about Mobile, Samsung, Tech, Gadgets, and Galaxy Alpha
It's amazing to consider just how much the iPhone has changed from its original release in 2007 to its current iterations, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, the best way to view that evolution is through a speed test, pitting every generation of iPhone against each other.
That's exactly what YouTube channel EverythingApplePro did, pitting the iPhone 2G against each generation of iPhone, including the most current models.
The test also goes through GeekBench 3 results for every device that will run that app (sorry, iPhone and iPhone 3G). Keep an eye on that iPhone 5S when you watch the video above. Read more...More about Iphone, Apple, Iphone 6, Tech, and Apps Software
Looking at ad impressions generated by the two devices over the weekend, Chitika found that the adoption rate for the iPhone 6 Plus is 0.2%, compared with 1.5% for the iPhone 6.
So far, adoption for the iPhone 6 is lower than what the iPhone 5 achieved in its first weekend of release. It took Samsung's Galaxy S5 a week to achieve a 1.5% share of smartphone web traffic.
The researcher notes that consumers' preference for the iPhone 6 over the iPhone 6 Plus isn't much of a surprise; the latter's larger screen size makes it more of a niche productThe 6 Plus has also been selling out in some stores, according to reports, and has a shipping time of three to four weeks compared to seven to 10 days for the iPhone 6, indicating that Apple isn't keeping up with consumer demand. Read more...More about Iphone 6, Business, Mobile, and Iphone 6 Plus
Apple announced Monday that it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the first three days the devices were on sale in stores, setting a new record for opening weekend sales
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“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement. “While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.” Read more...More about Apple, Iphone 6, Business, Gadgets, and Mobile
As philosopher George Santayana once famously said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Luckily, we have text message conversations to help us remember
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If you're struggling to recall some of history's most important and influential moments, look no further than these imagined conversations, covering world history from the Cretaceous period right up through the 20th century
Santayana would be super proud. Read more...More about Mobile, Lists, Text Messages, Texting, and Humor
After months of waiting, we finally have Apple iPhone 6 (and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus). It’s the 7th or 8th edition of the iPhone (depending on how you count the 5C) and with each passing year, the “phone” designation appears less and less on the nose. Isn’t it really the iCamera?
No matter what you call it, photography stands at or near the center of the iPhone 6’s key attributes. Considering where smartphone photography began, it’s a surprising turn of events.
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Years ago I wrote an angry post begging consumers to stop using their puny, 1 megapixel flip phone cameras to capture precious moments. It was a futile effort and also quite wrongheaded. What I did not understand at the time is that consumers were not settling for bad smartphone photography, they were grabbing with both hands the ability to share instantly with friends and family visual news of the birth of their daughter or of their son graduating from college. Having any camera of any quality on always-connected devices was, quite simply, a revelation for consumers. Read more...More about Apple, Camera, Iphone 6, Tech, and Mobile
Through the end of September, Microsoft is offering new OneDrive users 30GB of free OneDrive space. That's up from the 15GB that Microsoft traditionally offers.
To get an extra 15GB of space, you'll need to login to the OneDrive app for iOS, Android or Windows Phone and enable the auto upload feature for the camera roll. You'll need to enable his feature by the end of September to get the extra space.
On the one hand, we can't help but poke a little fun at Microsoft for trying to take advantage of iOS 8 mania. On the other hand, 30GB of free cloud storage really could be useful. Especially for anyone wanting to backup an iPhone before moving to iOS 8 who doesn't have the cloud space for their camera roll and isn't interested in Apple's paid offerings. Read more...More about Microsoft, Cloud, Tech, Apps Software, and Mobile
My iPhone 6, courtesy of Verizon, arrived at Mashable HQ earlier this afternoon. If you're not sick of unboxing videos (and come on, how could you be), you can see me unbox mine and even give it the "small girl pocket" test.
All in all, the iPhone 6 is pretty fantastic. It's big, but not too big. Let us know about your unboxing experiences in the comments.Iphone, Apple, Unboxing, Iphone 6, and Tech
Apple's two new iPhones went on sale Friday, so naturally the Internet responded by seeing how quickly they could destroy them.
The new smartphones have been on sale less than 24 hours and the first wave of drop test videos are already making the rounds. The results are somewhat varied, but there are predictably tragic endings for some displays.
First up is a TechSmartt tester, who compared how the iPhone 6 fared when it was drooped while housed in Apple's leather and silicone iPhone cases, respectively. The iPhone 5S in Apple's leather case was also tested for comparison purposes Read more...More about Mobile, Apple, Tech, Iphone 6, and Video
Across the world, anxious Apple fans stood in long lines to get their hands on the newest, biggest, brightest and fastest iPhone out there, while haters spent their time pointing out that the new gadget isn't that special.
But what are you gonna do? Haters gonna hate.
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As you may have heard, there are two new iPhone 6 devices available today. And as lines for Apple's new Jesus phone stretch into the stratosphere (or don't), there's a big question on plenty of would-be buyers' minds: Should I buy the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus?
See also: Which iPhone 6 Do You Want?
It's a good question and one that isn't limited to Apple smartphones. For the last few years, the chasm between a large smartphone and a phablet has shortened, but the truth is, in practice, there is still a substantial difference between a 4.7-inch (or even 5-inch) phone and one that is 5.5 inches. Read more...More about Iphone, Apple, Iphone 6, Tech, and Gadgets
If you haven't pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and still want to be among the first to own the device, there's a good chance you'll be facing a long line at the Apple Store today or this weekend.
Most Apple stores get pretty big shipments of new iPhones; that's the obvious choice, but not the only one. In fact, you can get the iPhone 6 (16GB) for below the recommended price at Walmart ($179, instead of $199), and you'll probably have to wait less, too.
Before we dive into alternatives, let's draw our attention to the behemoth line that wrapped around the flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York 24 hours in advance24 hours. For those who are inherently impatient, the clip below will give you nightmares. Read more...More about Mobile, Iphone, Apple, Iphone 6, and Tech
You know the drill, folks: A new iPhone comes out, and within hours, it has been torn to pieces by the folks at iFixit.
More precisely, we're talking about the iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 6's bigger brother. The teardown of the biggest iPhone yet didn't bring too many surprises: Apple is still using non-standard pentalobe screws, which means it is relatively easy to disassemble and repair if need be.
One thing that stands out is the iPhone 6 Plus' battery size. Compared to the battery in the iPhone 6, it packs more milliampere-hours: 2915 compared to 1810 Read more...More about Apple, Teardown, Ifixit, Tech, and Gadgets
The thermometer read 54 degrees Fahrenheit on the street outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City, but gusting 21 mph winds made it feel much chiller. Not than anyone cared, of course — most certainly not the hundreds of people lined up to buy a brand new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus when the store opened at 8 a.m. on Friday.
Those in line were close to jumping the barricades they had been standing (or sleeping) behind for days — and even weeks — just to get close to the new iPhones. They didn’t move, though, knowing that their own new smartphones were just minutes away.Apple, Smartphone, Smartphones, Iphone 6, and Tech
With the launch of the iPhone 6 comes a flood of accessories
The new smartphone's camera is impressive on its own, but there are several ways to take your mobile photography to the next level. From tripods to lenses, various camera accessories are available for you to trick out your brand-new toy
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Below, we've highlighted nine camera accessories that are compatible with the iPhone 6, helping you take perfect pics in no time.
BONUS: The History of the iPhone
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SYDNEY — It is the moment nightmares are made of.
Just as you get your hands on the hottest product of the day, you falter. The news crews are too much, the attention overwhelming, you start to shake. Next thing you know, that beautiful piece of Apple technology is heading for the hard, cold cement.
Poor Jack, he never had a chance
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This is what happened on Friday morning to the poor fellow in Perth, Australia. After lining up all night, Jack was the first customer at Perth's Apple Store. While he was being interviewed by the Today Show, Jack Cooksey struggled with the "big reveal" of his new iPhone 6. The phone fell to the ground as the crowd screamed. Read more...More about Iphone, Apple, Australia, Iphone 6, and Mobile
It's a question that's vexing countless gadget fiends: Which Apple iPhone do I want, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6? The palm friendly handset or pocket-busting phablet?
See also: Apple iPhone 6: The Review
If you've read our reviews, you know these are two very good products. Both have brilliant Retina HD displays and powerful A8 processors; both run the brand new iOS 8. There are a handful of key differences, however
The screen on the iPhone 6 Plus is much bigger. That larger phone outweighs the iPhone 6 by at least 40 grams. It's .2 mm thicker. It also boasts a bit of extra technical prowess: Optical Image Stabilization. Read more...More about Iphone, Apple, Smartphones, Iphone 6, and Tech
To help make your purchasing decisions easier, Mashable is hosting a live MashTalk Hangout on Air on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET, to answer all your questions about size, specs, performance and much more. We'll also give you a hands-on look at both iPhone models.
Do you have any questions about the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iOS 8? Ask them in the comments below or tweet them with the hashtag #MashTalk, and we'll try to address them during the Hangout. Read more...More about Mobile, Iphone, Apple, Technology, and Tech
But if you preordered one or plan on waiting in massive lines, you should know: There are a few things missing from the new devices
CollegeHumor took note of the new features, or lack thereof, and made this bittersweet parody expressing how everybody feels about the new phones (you know, the things nobody actually wants to admit).
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