The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are great music players, especially if you're using headphones, but the speaker placement in all of these devices is problematic. By directing sound straight down, it doesn't reach the user's ears as well as if the speakers were pointed forward. I've tried gadgets like SoundJaw, which uses physics to redirect audio towards the user, but that don't typically accommodate cases. Enter iPlifier, a Kickstarter project that plugs into the lightning dock. Even if your iPhone is in a typical case, the device directs audio to the user.
Your iPhone screen can suffer damage in many different situations. You can crack your iPhone's LCD digitizer by simply resting against a wall with your phone in your pocket. The screen also can suffer from dead pixel spots within the digitizer. Dead pixel spots prevent you from interacting with the screen in a specific area of the screen.
Rumor season is heating up, fueled by typical leaks from the Asian supply chain. The most amazing rumor this week says Apple will launch an iTV this year that you'll control by wearing a special ring.
The iPhone's built-in camera is one of the most widely used cameras in the world. Each week we will feature an iPhoneography tip to help you take better pictures with your iPhone!
In the olden days (before iPhones, of course), it was difficult to take photos indoors unless you had a flash. Today, many point-and-shoot camera users have problems using flash when taking pictures of people because of the dreaded red eye effect.
With iPhone's built-in light source and red-eye brush, Apple has solved that problem to a large degree. You can turn the light on or off as you wish or leave it in its Auto setting.
Every other weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every other Friday we will announce the prizes we're giving away through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter the giveaway, go to iphonelife.com/giveaways. On the following Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will e-mail you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, send us your address we will mail it to you.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Antonio Meze, the extremely talented designer of Meze ebony wood headphones. Antonio Meze is both a classic-modernist designer as well as a musician and audiophile, all of which is apparent the moment you put on a pair of his headphones. The quality of craftsmanship is simply exceptional, as is the quality of sound!
As I've reported in the past, two Steve Jobs biographical films are in the works and slated for theatrical release. But now a third biopic is coming: iSteve, a spoof scheduled for online release April 15. Created by the humorous website Funny or Die, the movie stars Justin Long, who was the "stand-in" for Jobs in the famous "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" TV commercials.
Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reports of the best in iOS games and related news. Among the App Store's myriad games, it's all too easy to overlook some of the greats. Each installment of Game Centered will take a close look at a select few worthy of special recognition.
A slew of rumors circulated last week, the most notable of which said the iPhone 5S will launch June 20 and be available early July. According to CNET, the provenance of that rumor is the Japanese website MacFan.
As a Newton user, I was very excited this morning to learn about this great case from Hex. Check out the accessory company's press release below for details on today's special promotion. I thought it was worth including in its entirety. Enjoy the case as it brings a little color into your Newton's life, and enjoy the promotion. Happy April 1!