If there is one thing Apple loves, its secrecy. The Cupertino-based company is famous for keeping product releases hush-hush until a week or so before it is released to the public. That being said, entire communities have formed around the sole purpose of uncovering and revealing Apple's secrets about upcoming products. Recently, these communities have focused on the iPhone 6, which should be released sometime toward the end of September or early October. The purpose of this post is to review the prevailing rumors around the web as well as to explore some of the more obscure ones.
The iPhone is known for many features: the iSight camera, Siri, user-friendly operating system - the list goes on and on. That being said, some of the iPhone’s features and capabilities go over-looked and are not as well-known. While there are many more cool iPhone features not included on this list, here are five that you may not know about.
Apple’s next Special Event is rumored to happen on Tuesday, September 9th. While the invitation to the event won’t be officially sent out to the media until right before the event's scheduled date, from various sources it looks as though September 9th will be the special day. As to what Apple will release at this event, it looks like the main product will be the rumored next generation iPhone, the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is supposedly going to feature two new sizes of screen - a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model. Along with larger screen sizes, it is safe to say that the new iPhone will be faster, thinner and have a better camera - along with keeping that eye-catching design that iPhones are known for.
The name, "Apple TV," is a bit deceiving. An Apple TV is not an actual television set, but rather a WiFi-enabled content streaming device that hooks up to a HDTV. Through a technology called AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream or mirror content from certain Apple devices to an Apple TV. In addition to AirPlay, Apple TV's come with several built-in programs and applications. Apple regularly updates and adds new programming to the Apple TV, but here is an overview of the current built-in applications on the Apple TV, courtesy of Apple.com and iLounge.com.
Once you have plugged in your first SONOS device (or Bridge) into your router and have set up the system throughout your house, you now have to set up the SONOS network in the application for iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. Using a desktop application is the easiest way to set up the SONOS network. For this tutorial, I will use a Mac.
This is Command Tab, TD Curran's new podcast all about Apple and what they might (possibly) be up to.
It's Episode 6! We're happy to be joined this week by Austin Carney, our coworker here at the Kirkland location of TD Curran. (Not to be confused with Austin Doran from Issaquah!) We invited him on because of his extensive experience with jailbreaking iPhones - a technique for implementing tweaks and tricks into iOS that Apple doesn't include out of the box.