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App-Or-Pie PRO :Do You Really Need An iPhone 6?
We know iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available for preorder, and we know you want it. But, do you need it? Do you deserve it? Does it deserve you?
We combed through the benefits, thought all the thoughts, and asked all the questions to determine if it is, indeed, time to get a new iPhone. Is it? There are five ways to find out.
Do you hate carrying a wallet?
If so, you'll like Apple Pay, which will let you check out with the tap of your phone and the confirmation of your fingerprint. It's more secure than using a credit card, and when things just flash and beep, you can pretend you're not actually spending money. Apple already has agreements with businesses including Subway, Macy's, Walgreens, and Uber, but it might be awhile before you can use it everywhere.
Do you want a bigger screen?
If you want a big, BIG screen, you're going to want the 6 Plus in all its 5.5-inch glory. But, if you're not ready for its size (or the word "phablet"), you can still get a bigger display with the regular 6. It's 4.7 inches, which is nearly an inch bigger than the iPhone 5. And, with improved video capabilities, watching TV and movies will be better than ever.
Related video: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hands-on: Yea, it's BIG!
Do you want a better camera?
Apple really upgraded its camera this time around. While photo and video is where the 6 Plus earns its name, the iPhone 6 comes with its share of upgrades: an autofocus that's twice as a fast as the 5s, a front-facing camera with an updated sensor, a Selfie Burst feature that takes 10 photos per second (plus a self-timer mode to make using it easier), automatically applied HDR, and video-shooting capabilities that are faster, clearer, and better. (Way better, particularly on the 6 Plus.)
Do you want your battery to last longer?
While battery life inevitably declines with age, the new iPhone promises the longest life expectancy yet. Whereas the 5s only had 40 hours of audio, 10 of video, and eight of 3G browsing, the 6 features 50 hours of audio (80 for the 6 Plus), 11 of video, and 10 of 3G browsing. That's a lot of life.
Do you still have an iPhone 4?
Yes, you: Still lugging that ol' thing around with its cracked screen and obscene thickness? Even if you don't receive weekly messages from your phone indicating that its storage is almost full, that it resents you, and that it's considering leaving you for someone less demanding, you should probably spring for a new one. Surely, you're eligible for an upgrade by now?
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Adopting the minimalist design Apple is known for, Kleinke created a website for his new baby Jonathan, describing his son’s “20-inch seamless unibody enclosure,” “ten meticulously aligned fingers” and “maximum volume going all the way up to 120 dB.”
The site notes that parental sleep mode is disabled by default, and that gibberish comes as the pre-installed language, although additional language packs are available.
Kleinke says he got the idea while in California last December. “We had only just learnt that we’ll be parents, and when we stopped by Apple’s company store in Cupertino, they had this baby onesie that had ‘Brand new mini’ written across it,” he explains.
That began Kleinke’s brain working and, by the time his baby’s due date was approaching, he was thinking about how best to break the news to friends and family, once the big day arrived.
The specifications page can be seen below:
Source: Cult of Mac
Original Source: Jonathanhenry.de
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Between Facebook's Slingshot and Instagram's Bolt, there's been no shortage of photo-focused standalone apps from Facebook this summer.
But unlike Bolt and Slingshot, which have so far proved underwhelming, Instagram's latest standalone, Hyperlapse, is simple, elegant and actually really useful. The app, which rolled out Tuesday, allows users to quickly and easily create on-the-go time-lapse videos— something that hasn't been easily and effectively accomplished on mobile, until now.
"We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible," Instagram wrote in a blog post introducing their newest offering.
In fact, the app is almost deceptively simple. Record a video, select a playback speed, save and share. No additional editing, tweaking or user account required.
The app launches with the camera, one tap starts the recording and a second stops it. As you record, you'll see two timers, the first is how long your video is and the second is how long your video will be once it's compressed into the default 6x playback rate (more on playback speed in a minute).
The app's most powerful feature, image stabilization, is not immediately obvious. Time-lapse videos have traditionally required the camera to remain in a fixed position, which is a lot easier said than done on mobile. But videos shot with Hyperlapse are smoothed out and stabilized so seamlessly you could easily be fooled into thinking you just happened to record with an extra steady hand.
To see just how powerful Hyperlapse's stabilization is, hold down on the screen after you've recorded a video to see a preview of what your video would look like without stabilization.
Choosing a playback speed
Playback speed — which can be set at 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, or 12x — determines how much faster your original video will be played. If you record a 30-second video and select the default 6x speed, for example, the resulting video will be five seconds long.
When choosing a playback speed, you should take into account the length of your original video and how you plan on sharing it. Generally speaking, the longer the original video, the higher you'll want the playback speed to be.
If you plan on sharing your video to Instagram, keep in mind the platform limits videos to 15 seconds (though you can trim videos created in Hyperlapse within Instagram). This means if you stick with the 6x speed, you can record up to 90 seconds of video, if you choose the fastest 12x speed, you can record up to three minutes of video.
Saving and Sharing
When you've finished recording and selected a speed, tapping the green checkmark saves the video to your camera roll. Once saved, you can also share the video to Facebook or Instagram. Unlike Instagram and the recently-updated Vine, you can't import videos you have already recorded into Hyperlapse. You can, however, record videos and save them to edit and share later.
To save a video, tap the red "x" in the top left corner of the app and select "edit later." Unlike Vine, there is no limit to how many videos you can save, aside from the limits of your device's storage capacity.
This brings up another important point to keep in mind — HD video uses much more of your device's storage than photos. Though your video may be compressed to a fraction of it's original length, Hyperlapse's videos will still take up more space than photos, particularly if you're creating time-lapse videos from lengthy clips.
Regardless of how long or expertly-crafted your videos are, having a super simple and easily-Instagrammable tool for time-lapses is a game changer for amateurs and power users alike.
Watch the "Instagram's Hyperlapse" video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lTxRR38tbY
Posted by Karissa Bell
Clues discovered in iOS 8
By Michael Rougeau
It's past time for Apple to shake up the iPhone's image once again, and it's currently believed that it will do so by releasing two variants of the iPhone 6: one at 4.7 inches, and the other a 5.5-inch phablet.
Before today we had yet to see any evidence of what resolution these two devices might be, but now it seems that they might have a 828 x 1472 resolution - or even a massive 1242 x 2208, significantly greater than existing iPhones' 640 x 1136 ratio.
That's according to 9 to 5 Mac, which claims to have uncovered clues within iOS 8 files found in the latest Xcode 6 development kit beta.
Long story short, files for the iOS springboard - the home screen from which apps are launched - might betray a resolution that doesn't match up with past devices.
What are those extra pixels worth?
And unlike when Apple made the iPhone 5S taller but not wider, this resolution might hint that the iPhone 6 is expanding on all sides, as previously thought.
Despite its larger size, with this increased resolution the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would still be sharper than the 4-inch iPhone 5S.
And with that 828 x 1472 resolution the screen on even the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would still surpass the 300 pixels-per-inch that Apple defines as a Retina display. Obviously the greater resolution - 1242 x 2208 - would far surpass that as well, so much so that it actually seems unlikely, though it's impossible to tell for sure at this time.
These larger 16:9 resolutions could also open up more screen real estate, according to 9 to 5's calculations, making room for Apple to potentially add more icons to each home screen.
Whether or not that happens may come down to a design decision on Apple's part, though you can bet your bottom dollar that decision has already been made, if the iPhone 6 is going to launch in September as expected.