Turn It Up To “11” With This Nifty iPhone Trick

Turn It Up To "11" With This Nifty iPhone Trick

If you’re one of those people who like their music as loud as possible, and you’re stuck using the built-in iPhone speaker, then this trick might just be a blessing for you. Now be advised – this trick won’t result in volume level that would make Pete Townsend smile, but it will (has been confirmed) to make your music play at least a bit louder.

I locked myself in a room and tried it with Beyoncé, Big Sean, and SZA, so I deduce that my scientific af experiments were conclusive enough.

Plus after seeing the tweet, a bunch of people also tried it and agreed that their ears were being blessed thanks to this discovery.

If you’d like to try the trick yourself you can find the complete instructions right here. And let us know in the Comments if it works.

Apple Killing ‘Old School’ DSLR

Apple Killing 'Old School' DSLROne side effect of smartphone technology besides the ability to communicate easily, manage contacts and meetings, access emails and do business simpler than ever before but rather digital photography advances no one saw coming.

In fact, many professional photographers now carry more digital image capture technology in their iPhone than was even available to them a few short years ago.

It seems that might have been Steve Jobs plan all along:

In fact, when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the handsome iPhone 4 in 2010, he compared its solidity to that of a famous German camera maker: “Glass on the front and back, and steel around the sides. It’s like a beautiful old Leica camera.”

Today, there is in fact a very specific Leica camera that offers photographers the very same 28 mm focal length view of the world as the iPhone. It’s called the Leica Q, which at $4,250 sounds like pure folly in today’s camera-in-your-pocket age.

Read more about iPhone camera technology and learn how one professional photography tried using only their iPhone for a week right here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Nears Launch

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Nears LaunchIf you like the outdoors but worry about the safety of your smartphone, then maybe you prefer the Samsung Galaxy Active line of beefier smartphones.

The latest, Galaxy S8 Active is now being previewed and expected to launch very soon. There are some subtle (and not so subtle) changes in the design, which may (or may not) convince you to get your hands on one.

The Galaxy S8 Active in the following images and video shows a device that comes with an all-screen design like the original. However, the Active doesn’t have symmetrical top and bottom bezels, and there are no curved edges on the sides. Yes, this is the flat-screen Galaxy S8 you’ve been secretly waiting for.

To read more about the Galaxy S8 Active and watch the video just click here. Let us know in the Comments if you are excited or disappointed!

Not VR But AR Coming Soon To iPhone

Not VR But AR Coming Soon To iPhoneiPhone users have been a bit disappointed in their VR options. Google Cardboard, the most promising source of Virtual Reality apps, has mostly useless for iPhone users.

But all that is about to change as a new device promises to bring VR, via an AR appliance similar to Microsoft Hololens, or Google Glass, to the iPhone.

 

Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup Mira has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from will.i.am, Sequoia Capital, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Jaunt VR founder Jens Christensen and others to a kind of Gear VR headset for iPhone-based AR. The company’s Mira Prism headset can now be pre-ordered for $99.

If you’re interested in new VR capabilities for your iPhone, let us know in the Comments. In the meantime, have a look at the complete article details of the new Mira device right here.

OLED Displays Are Coming To iPhone (Sooner or Later)

OLED Displays Are Coming To iPhone (Sooner or Later)Apple is betting the farm on OLED display technology. Rumor has it that all their models will soon come equipped with the brighter, more resilient display technology. No word yet on exactly what this change will mean for the price of the new phones. But chances are, they will go up, as OLED technology, while better, is also costlier.

Citing “two industry sources”, Nikkei’s Debby Wu says Apple’s plans to launch an OLED iPhone 8 and two LCD-based and incrementally upgraded iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus models will get significantly more ambitious next year and demand is likely to lead to shortages across OLED manufacturing worldwide. Wu also says Apple will again launch three new iPhones in 2018.

You can read more about exactly what Apple has planned for OLED technology integration right here.

Mini Samsung Galaxy S8 On The Way

Mini Samsung Galaxy S8 On The WayIf you’ve been dying for a smaller version of the Galaxy S8, then your dreams might be coming true sooner than you think. Samsung is said to be releasing a smaller version of the Samsung S8 in South Korea very soon. They call (somewhat un-originally) the Galaxy S8 Mini.

 

If the size of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is just a little bit too big for you to consider using those devices as a daily driver, then good news! A new rumor out of China suggests Samsung is working on a smaller 5.3″ device currently dubbed the Galaxy S8 Mini.

No release date for the phone is set just yet, but the rumor suggests we’ll see it on sale in South Korea before anywhere else.

Are you excited by the prospect of a Galaxy S8 Mini? If so, or if you’re not excited at all, let us know in the Comments below. To learn more, follow this link.

10 Years of Apple iPhone

10 Years of Apple iPhoneBelieve it or not it’s been 10 years since Apple engineers (and Steve Jobs) changed our world forever, ushering in the Digital Age by putting massive computing power (and the Internet) in the palm of our hands with the release of the first iPhone.

A lot has changed in the last decade, including myriad copycat smartphones all aiming for a piece of the pie that Apple baked.

 

Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged.

Here are 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led — and Google Android-fueled — mobile boom have caused over the past decade.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how the iPhone changed the world we live in. Check out the ’10 charts’ right here. And if they’ve forgotten anything, let us know in the Comments below!

Brace Yourselves: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Coming In August

Brace Yourselves: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Coming In AugustSamsung has finally confirmed that despite rumors to the contrary the new Samsung Galaxy 8 Note will be released in August.

Samsung is now reportedly testing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Android Nougat (7.1.1), which means the handset will likely launch with Nougat – and not Oreo, as some reports have speculated.

This means the Galaxy Note 8 is likely getting a release date before Android Oreo, so it could be landing a little earlier than expected – like, late-August-early. Samsung could not release the handset with an old version of Android if the new one was out; that’d be a PR disaster.

Yes–just a couple months from now! Are you excited? Read the full story here and let us know in the comments if you will be standing in line for yours on release day!

Wireless Charging Coming To iPhone 8

Wireless Charging Coming To iPhone 8Devoted iPhone users asked for it, and it seems Apple will now deliver. Rumors come and rumors go, but when an Apple iPhone 8 supplier says that “waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing” rumors become reality.

The slip is not the first Apple’s manufacturing partners have accidentally let details slip about the iPhone 8. Back in May 2016 Allen Horng, chief executive of long time iPhone chassis maker Catcher Technology, accidentally mentioned that the 2017 iPhone will move to a glass chassis. Something has now leaked so many times it is largely accepted as fact.

You can read more about what’s coming in the latest iPhone iteration right here. And if wireless charging has you excited for the iPhone 8 let us know in the Comments!

Automatic iPhone Screen Repair: Robots At Work!

Automatic iPhone Screen Repair: Robots At Work!This is the coolest robot since ‘Rosey’ on The Jetsons! These new automatic screen repair machines are ready to be released. Apple says they will speed the process, ensure exact placement and costs less (ultimately.)

 

Apple has so far kept the design of the machines a closely-guarded secret, but for the first time allowed the repair process to be photographed. While the actual replacement of the screen isn’t especially complicated, the machine is designed to ensure that the new screen is properly calibrated – and in particular to allow the Touch ID sensor to be replaced without bricking the phone or losing use of the sensor.

You can read more about the latest Apple Tech right here.