The Defective Tech That Killed the iPhone's Sapphire Screens

The saga of Apple's disappearing sapphire screens seems to have finally offered some concrete answers. According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, the screens' supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, wasn't just mismanaged—the product they were putting out was pretty much unusable. » 11/19/14 6:13pm Wednesday 6:13pm

VSCO Cam Update Touts Photo Essays, Web Uploads, and New iPad App

In the age of Instagram, VSCO Cam has managed to carve out a niche of photographer-types seeking a more refined experience in their mobile sharing. With some brand new updates, you can now incorporate text for essay-style stories, upload photos from other cameras straight from the web, and do all the VSCO things you… » 11/13/14 9:03am 11/13/14 9:03am

This T9 Keyboard Puts Old School Texting on Your iPhone

Nowadays, you can put third-party keyboards on iOS 8, but back in Ye Olden Days of mobile phones (anything pre-Blackberry *shudder* *vomit*) there wasn't much choice when it came to tapping out texts. If you wanted to send a message, you used T9, a predictive keyboard style where you'd press numbers on the dialpad to… » 11/12/14 9:19am 11/12/14 9:19am

Seek Thermal Review: Cheaper Predator Vision For Your Smartphone

What's better than having a thermal camera capable of finding the freshest cinnamon buns — among other prey? The FLIR ONE accessory gave iPhones Predator-like thermal vision which turned out to be as awesome as it sounds, and now a company called Seek Thermal is promising the same with an iOS and Android-friendly… » 10/24/14 10:31am 10/24/14 10:31am

Using iOS 8’s QuickType on Tinder Will Not Get You Laid

Among the worst features of Apple's iOS 8 is QuickType, a feature that believes it can figure out what you're going to text someone before you even think of it. It could be magical, instead it's only good for writing nonsense sentences and mangling famous movie quotes. But maybe, just maybe you can use it to get laid… » 10/13/14 12:00pm 10/13/14 12:00pm

Microsoft's Xim Is the Easiest Way to Share Photos To Friends' Phones

Smartphones have all but replaced a digital camera for most users, but easily sharing those snaps is still a problem. Creating online galleries, emailing photos, or even crowding around a tiny display are all less than ideal ways to share. So Microsoft's researchers created Xim, a surprisingly simple way to create… » 10/08/14 12:30pm 10/08/14 12:30pm

Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Is Going for $86,000 on Ebay

Someone is selling what they claim is an iPhone 6 prototype on auction at Ebay; as of this posting, bids are currently over $86,000. The photos show the phone running a different version of the iOS software, one that looks similar to the factory test mode software shown in previous leaked images of prototypes. » 10/06/14 9:42am 10/06/14 9:42am