November 18, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: PNY storage up to 50% off, Lenmar iPhone 5 battery case $30, AirPort Express (refurb) $60, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Updates:

Up to 50% off select PNY memory & mobile power chargers – 128GB as low as $30 Prime shipped

Lenmar Meridian MFi 2300mAh iPhone 5/5s Battery Case $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $90)

Certified refurbished Apple AirPorts: Extreme 802.11ac $120 (Reg. $199 new), Express 802.11n $60 (Reg. $99 new)

Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

Apple TV (newest version) at Black Friday pricing right now: $79 shipped (Reg. $99)

We’re updating our email newsletter with Black Friday/holiday shopping ideas and savings

Small States – TM1985: former Ralph Lauren designer goes American made w/ elegant backpacks, $407 giveaway + 25% discount

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November 13, 2014

iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 hacked at Pwn2Own

HP’s annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition came to a close this afternoon, with a group of veteran security researchers and other competitors able to compromise several flagship smartphones across the top-three mobile operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The devices that were exploited include the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, Amazon Fire Phone and Nokia Lumia 1520.

November 8, 2014

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October 17, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Smart Covers $7, iPhone 5 unlocked (refurb) $379, Retina iPad mini (refurb) $249, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Apple Original Smart Cover for iPad 2, 3, and 4 (new, open box) $7 shipped (reg. $39)

iPhone 5 factory unlocked manufacturer refurbished w/ 1-yr Apple warranty from $379 shipped

Apple drops refurbished iPad pricing: Retina iPad mini from $249, more

1Password for Mac $34.99 (Reg. $50)

Small States: Waterfield Designs has the perfect bag for all of your gadgets, giveaway worth $329

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October 6, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Lexar memory up to 50% off, Lenmar iPhone 5 battery case $45, A/V Receivers from $130, HDTVs, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Amazon Gold Box: Lexar memory up to 50% off – 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive $22, 64GB Class 10 microSDXC $30, more

Lenmar Meridian MFi 2300mAh iPhone 5/5s Rechargeable Battery Case: $45 shipped (Reg. $90)

A/V Receivers: Yamaha (RX-V477) w/ Airplay $300 (orig. $450), Yamaha (R-S201BL) Natural Sound $130 (orig. $180)more

Beats Mixr headphones $100 shipped w/ $100 .edu email discount ($150 off)

Small States: Carved wraps your phone w/ wood from sunken ships & skateboards, multiple giveaways

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October 1, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5s iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c is often criticised in light of its beefy powerful cousins, acting as a bit of a laughing stock for the technology industry. However, it is often reported as one of the top phones by sales volume in many countries (usually beating out Samsung’s offerings).

In fact, for August the iPhone 5c was the best selling smartphone in the UK, even outselling the iPhone 5s, according to Kantar World Panel.

The iPhone 5c was the best selling phone in Britain in August with 8.9% share, outselling the flagship iPhone 5s with 7.6% and the Samsung Galaxy S5 with 6.0%.

Normally, Apple phone sales drop in the runup to the next-generation devices, as customers hold off on iPhone purchases until the new versions are announced. However, Kantar says that the success of the iPhone 5c meant that Apple’s decline was much lower than in previous years.

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September 23, 2014

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Remember Apple’s iPhone 5 ad called ‘Thumb’ that boasted the device’s larger screen design while still maintaining one-handed use? They probably don’t want you to anymore. The new iPhone ads almost mock the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus display, though, especially the ‘Huge’ ad. New direction.

But back to that iPhone 5 ad.

The parody video above applies the same idea as the one-hand focused iPhone 5 ad to the massive new iPhone 6 Plus. (Frankly, the parody goes a little easy on the concept, though, as even with Reachability, one-hand use is a streeeeetcccchh.)

September 22, 2014

It’s iPhone season once again and most of us are faced with a tough decision. Should you upgrade or wait around another year for a better device? That may be a tough decision, but it’s always easier to see the pros and cons of both sides with a good old-fashioned comparison.

We’re taking a look at Apple’s new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and last year’s iPhone 5s and going over the details and specifications for each device. Knowing the facts is half of the battle, but hopefully this will help you see the benefits from each side…

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September 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert tries the new iPhone 6 Plus on for size, instantly forgets the iPhone 5s (Video)

It looks like Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has a friend or two at Apple. The Colbert Report host and comedian pulled out his iPhone 5s on air last night to check the status of his iPhone 6 delivery only to realize he had an iPhone 6 Plus in his pocket.

Like Conan’s iPhone skit, Colbert couldn’t avoid poking fun at Apple’s rather unpopular U2 album promotion that warranted its own removal tool (available here) named after the free record.

And like a lot of us today, Colbert threw the iPhone 5s out of sight after picking up the larger display iPhone 6. The scene goes on to laugh about a new app called Checky that tells you how many times you check your phone each day. The app is real, it’s free, and it’s probably going to skyrocket this weekend as the new iPhones hit the stores.

September 15, 2014

Apple seems to be simplifying its range of accessories for its older iPhones ahead of the iPhone 6 launch on Friday. As shown above, Apple has removed every color of iPhone 5s case apart from black from its website. Although it is strange for Apple to reduce its potential for accessory sales (given that it still sells the iPhone 5s for only $99 on contract and many 5/5s models are out in the world), it is seemingly focusing on its new range of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus leather and silicone cases instead. expand full story

September 11, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: TP-LINK WiFi extender $20, 2-pack Chromecast $55, Mophie iPhone 5/5s battery case $45, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

TP-LINK 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi range extender $20 shipped (orig. $35)

Two Google Chromecasts for $55 shipped ($15 savings)

Mophie Juice Pack Helium 1500mAh iPhone 5/5s battery case $45 shipped (Reg. $80)

$100 Staples gift card for $85: save 15% on electronics, office supplies, more

iPhone 6 deals:

Small States: Myro:Air wants you to have your high quality audio and AirPlay too, giveaway worth $599

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September 10, 2014

Your iPhone 5s/5c is officially old hat: Apple Stores now accepting these devices for trade

There’s a pretty good chance that you’re now looking at your iPhone 5c/5s with anger and disgust thanks to yesterday’s iPhone 6 announcement. The good news is that Apple will now accept these models for trade as part of its in-store Reuse and Recycle program. You’ll have to have an Apple Store employee run a trade-in quote on their EasyPay device for a specific value, but you can get a ballpark figure for your device by comparing it to the $310 we know a 16GB iPhone 5s (AT&T locked) is worth.

Although trading your iPhone in at an Apple store is extremely convenient, you should refer to our iPhone 6 trade-in guide if you’re looking to get the most money back. If you have an older iPhone (4/4s) and Verizon is your carrier of choice, then you’ll most likely want to take advantage of this free iPhone 6 trade offer.

September 9, 2014

iPhone 5, 5s and 5c owners can use Apple Pay… with the help of an Apple Watch

Apple Pay is likely going to turn out to be one of the most interesting new services the Cupertino corporation announced today, but with the obvious lack of an NFC chip in the older generation iPhone models, many are going to have to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to take advantage of it in-store. But if you just recently purchased an iPhone 5s, for exmaple, it appears that Apple is offering a different way to use Apple Pay—and it’s coming in the form of the Apple Watch early next year.

As you can see in the photo above from Apple’s website, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are listed as the two devices that are capable of doing Apple Pay payments by themselves. But the Apple Watch, which was also announced today, will apparently do the job even if you have the iPhone 5 or 5c. How? Apple says you “just double-click the button below the Digital Crown and hold the face of your Apple Watch near the contactless reader.”

Today we saw two new iPhone models – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays for the first time – but what about Apple’s plans for the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c and 3.5-inch iPhone 4s?

While there was no new 4-inch model in the 2014 iPhone lineup, Apple has lowered the price of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models to $99 and $0 on contact, respectively.

The iPhone 4s, however, has been dropped from the new iPhone lineup altogether with the iPhone 5c taking its former price point. expand full story

The iPhone 5 ad that Apple wants you to forget

Ahhhh, it seems like just yesterday when 4-inches was the perfect screen size for everyone’s thumbs no matter how big or small you were. Well, today Apple is expected to move up the screen size ladder a few rungs to 4.7 and 5.5 inches – a pretty big leap.

So what about the commercial above that aired at the launch of the iPhone 5? Perhaps Apple has a plan for that.

August 24, 2014

We’ve seen hundreds of iPhone 6-related part leaks, rumors, and claims, and of course lots of comparison photos. Below, via Yaya888 and Gizmobic, we have the latest. These shots compare the iPhone 5 to the space gray 4.7-inch physical iPhone 6 model. The new phone is expected to be introduced on September 9th.

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August 22, 2014

This Friday afternoon, Apple has opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program after discovering that a “very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” The iPhone 5 was originally launched in September 2012, and Apple says that the affected units were sold between that month and January 2013. Apple’s support website includes a tool to check if your serial number belongs to a faulty iPhone 5…

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August 20, 2014

Walmart has cut the prices of both of the current iPhone models substantially in what looks like some early prep for the iPhone 6, which is expected next month. As noted by Engadget, you’ll be able to get the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5c for only $.97. No, that’s not a typo. The phone is now selling for ninety-seven cents.

The 16 GB iPhone 5s also got yet another price cut, this time down from $99 to $79. Both of these prices are only temporary and will climb back to their usual points in 90 days—unless of course a newer model comes along and knocks the retail price of these handsets down a few bucks.

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August 15, 2014

Earlier this summer, OtterBox announced their first entry into the smartphone battery charging case arena with the Resurgence series for iPhone 5 and 5s. The OtterBox Resurgence is a high-speed charging iPhone case with a 2,000 mAh battery and “military spec. drop protection”, according to OtterBox. Naturally, being an OtterBox case, the Resurgence focuses heavily on protection and durability, but it also boasts a few interesting battery features as well including high-speed and auto-stop charging. Below I’ll unpack how the OtterBox Resurgence case for iPhone measures up as a battery charging case against similar offerings from Mophie and the like… expand full story

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