Apple iPhone 6: Is It the Best Point-and-Shoot?
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.
See also: Apple iPhone 6: The Review
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
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5 Can’t-Miss Apps: A Goblin-Themed RPG, Storehouse and More
Between the rollout of iOS 8 and Apple’s two new iPhones going on sale, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.
Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.
See also: 10 Apps That Make the Best Use of iOS 8
This week’s list includes a goblin-themed RPG, Findery coming to Android and a big update for one of iOS’ best photo apps.
Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list of top picks. And if you’re looking for more, check out last week’s roundup of can’t-miss apps.
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Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion
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
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The Obligatory iPhone 6 Unboxing
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.
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First iPhone 6 Drop Tests Show Mixed Results
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
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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?
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
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How to Get the iPhone 6 Without Waiting in Line for Hours
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
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iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Reveals a Battery Nearly as Big as an iPhone 5S
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
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The iPhone 6 Chaos Could Be the Biggest Crowds Since the First iPhone
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
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9 Flashy Camera Accessories for the iPhone 6
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
See also: 11 Sleek iPhone 6 Cases and Accessories
Below, we’ve highlighted nine camera accessories that are compatible with the iPhone 6, helping you take perfect pics in no time.
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