Mar 22, 2016 by: Ezra Reschke
Categories: Opinion/Ideas

After lying sick in bed this morning watching Apple's keynote, I realized I couldn't tell the difference between the 5s and the SE so therefore I am going to do a side by side comparison between the two. I will leave full specs below. After close examination I have decided that the SE is just a spec bump of the 5S. Do you agree? Leave a comment with your view. 

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Mar 2, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

Phantom4Today was a huge day for drone lovers, since DJI announced the Phantom 4, the latest installment to their revolutionary Phantom series. It comes with a hefty price tag at $1399 but includes features such as autopilot, sport mode (increases max speed to near 50 mph), and it includes a groundbreaking new obstacle evasion system that we haven't seen except in designs and futuristic concepts. The drone can actually "see" its surroundings.  Where does Apple come in?

Re/code reports that DJI and Apple have a deal and the product will hit the shelves March 15 but exclusively in Apple retail stores and DJI stores until March 23, which is when you'll start to see it pop up in other retail locations. Pre-ordering right now is available through DJI's website and Apple's online store as well.

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Feb 24, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

IphonepictureA recent study conducted by BTG on millions of devices confirms the absolute inferiority of Android devices: 85% of device failures occur on phones running Android and Samsung leads the way with 27% of the device failures found in the study. Just that in itself is quite astounding. Samsung, I expected better. Actually, come to think of it, no I didn't. But still, everyone can agree that having such a vast majority of the device failures shows both the poor quality of the phone and the operating system.  The companies placing second and third with failures also use Android as their operating system of choice.

What does this mean? Well, it simply solidifies the fact that Apple's products use better components and have superior software. Let's look at the full list of device failures: Samsung at 27%, Lenovo 21%, Motorola 18%, Xiaomi at 11%, and Asus at 8%. The one thing that all those devices have in common? They use one of the many failed (and numerous) versions of the Android operating system.  

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Feb 19, 2016 by: Ezra Reschke

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Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding has recently been rumored to be shielding the iPhone 7. It will individually shield most of the device's major chips. This is great news because it will help to maintain the iPhone's performance while stopping potential interference signals which constantly become a bigger possibility with each new phone released.  

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Feb 15, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

IphonebrokenIf you haven't been living in a cave for the past week or two, you undoubtedly know about the glitch with iPhone 6's that caused any iPhone 6 to break after a software update if the device detected that a third-party service had altered it.  Lawsuits were filed and Apple started working on a fix.

Now, iPhone users have been treated to yet another iPhone bug (this time applying to all iPhones) which occurs when you set the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970 (and some have said any date before that works too).  After the phone dies or you power it off and power it back on, it is broken and it has been reported that nobody at the Apple store has a fix.  The luckiest you can get is if they decide to replace your phone.  The uproar with this bug originated when someone created an image which created what looked like an official Apple picture, telling users to set the date to January 1, 1970 and then restart their phone for a "wild" easter egg. Unfortunately, many users were gullible and decided to do this.

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Feb 15, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

Iphone5sephotoThings have moved along quickly, and, as promised, I'm writing another update on the iPhone 5se.  In my last article about the 5se, I wrote about what was expected in the iPhone 5se and what colors were expected to come as options.  None of that has changed, but my theory about the March 15th announcement has been confirmed.  Mark Gurman of 9to5mac reports that the iPhone 5se will be announced on March 15th, and it appears that it will go on sale as soon as March 18th, potentially alongside the new iPad.

This would be a good move for Apple and it would boost their sales in what's typically not a huge sales period.  The iPhone 5se could be a sleeper product and I expect it'll get a lot more sales than most people are predicting.  There will undoubtedly be more rumors about the 5se, but for now we know that it'll be released March 15th and possibly go on sale March 18th alongside the new iPad.  If you want to know about the chips, processors, colors, and other features, check out my last article on the 5se.  Thanks, and feel free to comment or contact us.

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Feb 12, 2016 by: Ezra Reschke

Apple_vacumeSo the Apple battery case has has been out for a little while now and I have had the chance to be one of the first to own one. Having already debunked the "hump-gate" issue in a previous article (which honestly is not a issue at all), I have decided to come back and tell you a small issue I am experiencing with the case. Over the past couple months with my battery case, I have come to the conclusion that the battery case isn't a camel hump, but instead, a vacuum...(insert suspenseful music here)

Living out in the sticks, I almost daily get my phone near some dust or dirt, which wouldn't usually big a big deal. However, with Apple's new battery case, it takes a little more than brushing it off with a clean towel to keep this case clean. 

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Feb 9, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

ImessageWhen it was announced that Apple Music would be launched on Android devices, people were shocked, amazed, and for the most part, happy.  It was the first of potentially multiple Apple apps launching on Android.  In fact, when Tim Cook announced Apple Music was being launched on Android, he mentioned that it was "testing the waters" for other Apple applications to enter the world of Android.  Is it possible that iMessage could make the jump?

It's mere speculation at this point, but iMessage is a much-wanted application all across the board.  Its encrypted messaging appeals to many people, and I personally know people who have converted the Apple because of privacy issues.  So could it come to Android?  Maybe.  I don't see it happening in the near future, but I bet it'll come along sometime in the next 1-2 years.

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Feb 6, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

Iphone5seIf you've been paying any attention to Apple rumors recently, you have probably heard about Apple's purported 4-inch iPhone "5se" coming out, possibly as soon as March 15th alongside a new iPad.  

When it was a smaller, less credible rumor, I wrote about the possibility of a 4-inch iPhone, along with other iPhone rumors, in another article.

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Jan 18, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

Iphone_7Of course the iPhone 7 is months and months away from its announcement but rumors are swirling and it's time to check them out.  We'll list all of the somewhat credible rumors and validate or debunk 'em.  Let's get started:

The iPhone 7 Will Be Waterproof:

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